True Acceptance Leaves Nothing Out

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When this moment is truly accepted as it IS, meaning ALL is accepted, both the “wanted” and the “unwanted,” it’s possible to find a vast space present that has room for everything, AS IT IS.

It’s a LIVING space, and so trying to analyze it with your mind will only keep you spinning and stuck, as opposed to accepting, allowing and loving.

The secret is to accept or “make space” for (actually, the space is already there, or you wouldn’t even be aware of the feeling, thought, sensation, or emotion) ALL that you are experiencing AS it arises… The good, the bad, and the ugly! 😉

While the mental “you” might not think it can handle such an “OPEN door policy,” the real you, the infinite space that you are beyond all descriptions has no problem BEing with what IS. “IT” has doing it ALL “your life.”

Once you catch on to this way of BEing (accepting rather than judging/analyzing everything), the next step is to put it into practice repeatedly until it becomes second nature. In other words, you no longer have to think about accepting or not accepting… ACCEPTANCE simply happens automatically.

This way of BEing is so incredibly liberating, not because it eliminates unpleasantness, but because you find you have space within you to allow it to be, fully, as it is. An open, full, loving Space that perhaps before you didn’t even realize you had within you. It’s a “being with,” in an authentic way, versus trying to change or get rid of your present moment experience.

-Michael Jeffreys

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7 Responses

  1. Accepting an idyllic scene like the one pictured above is “no problem.” But the mind can spin awful alternatives, like the asteroid that missed the earth by 17000 miles today. To me freeing the egoic mind of these preoccupations by leaving the hypothetical and living only in the present (outside of time) takes practice until the space that you describe happens naturally without effort.

    • Does not the inherent boundlessness that you already are provide SPACE for BOTH the asteroid AND the beach view? Thus the TWO chairs in the picture, one for the “wanted” as well as one for the “unwanted”… until BOTH are allowed to BE as they are, there will always be suffering, as you are denying what already IS so… you are in resistance to LIFE, since ALL is LIFE, as Eckhart so often reminds us.

  2. Having read this I would encourage you to check out MERCREDAN channelling on You Tube. he is doing weekly skyped sessions, through medium Francis Evans. even if you don’t believe in the ‘means of obtaining the info) the ‘logic’ and deeper wider perspectives may appeal. To each his own. Mwah!!

    • Cceptance to be conditinal not anything goes? Thats dumb

  3. I agree…it’s ‘holding’ whatever occurs with simple, spacious acceptance.

  4. Thank you Michael for the beautiful image and your wise words. This image touched my soul in a deep way and the words go with it so well as a great reminder that there is space for all of it and beyond lies the treasure. I am stopped and floating in what is… Thanks again. Much love to you! Regina

  5. True 🙂 You have to have faith that things will work out. I struggle to get over an ex, soon after we break up, but then I always get attracted to another guy again, so it turns out okay again. Gotta be patient 😉

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