It is not easy to accept the reality around us. However, acceptance must be mastered to grow spiritually. Learn how to accept everything in your life.
I need to point out that acceptance does not mean tolerance of evil. From the point of duality, to accept something often means approving this being or thing. However, if you have mastered some spiritual values and want to enjoy a happy holistic life, you cannot avoid acceptance.
How To Accept Your Life
Firstly, don't panic and don't be overwhelmed. Acceptance is like peeling an onion. It has layers so don't try to get to the middle instantly before removing all the layers.
The first layer of an onion is dry but very firm and so the first thing you will need to do is the hardest. And this thing is letting all your negativity go.
Without this step, it is very hard to accept even a tiny thing. Flooded with negativity, you just feel reluctant to touch any sore part of your life, because accepting your parents after many traumatic arguments can be hard.
Letting negativity go needs to be spontaneous. Don't start from the most painful traumas and the fiercest anger. At first, you can let negativity go in a general sense because your thoughts will be very fierce here.
Use whichever method you prefer - shouting, kicking or writing - use these channels to release all the built-up negativity. Other people like visualising how the negativity is being destroyed and disappears. You can also read the affirmations:
I LET NEGATIVITY GO, I,… (YOUR NEME0 LET X (THE THING YOU WANT TO GET SHOT OF) GO. I… (YOUR NAME) AM FREE FROM…
What can you get shot of? Anger, fear of…. (e.g., being hurt again), resentment to… (name of the person), apathy, guilt, shame and many other things which bring you pain and discomfort.
2. Accept That You Are Fallible
This is the tenderer layer of our onion to crack. Forgiveness is not forgetting; it is letting go again - this time the willingness to seek revenge to call it quits. You need to be ready to abandon this idea.
But firstly, before you start trying to forgive other people, you need to forgive yourself.
Forgiving yourself is about getting rid of beating up yourself for the decisions made, for the words said, for any actions which have brought about negative consequences and even for your negative thoughts.
At this stage, you also get shot of anger, guilt directed at yourself, and pain because of something done by yourself. In short, everything means beating up yourself.
Again, we start by letting go - of all the negative emotions directed at yourself:
I … (YOUR NAME) LET SELF-PITY GO I… (YOUR NAME) LET BEATING UP GO
You can also release the negativity and then let it go:
I… (YOUR NAME) AM FREEING UP …. AND LETTING IT GO NOW I… (YOUR NAME) AM DELETING …. NOW I… (YOUR NAME) AM DESTROYING … NOW I… (YOUR NAME) AM GETTING RID OF… FROM MY LIFE NOW.
If you are a kinaesthetic, you can kick or shout saying these statements, imagining the negative emotion as something which you are destroying.
Now when you got shot of some negative emotions directed at yourself, you can start forgiving yourself.
I… (YOUR NAME) FORGIVE ME…. I… (YOUR NAME) FORGIVE ME THAT …
You can also forgive yourself for missed opportunities or lack of assertiveness, indecisiveness, and hurting others.
3. Forgive Your Wrongdoers
This stage is like the previous one. So first you need to get rid of negative emotions and pain connected with the wounds you have inflicted. Again, you can imagine them and by shouting or kicking, throwing - destroying them.
So, use the examples of statements above to eliminate negativity connected with your wrongdoers. Getting a shot of pain may be the hardest. But…
You can forgive someone despite feeling pain. and don't be afraid to say it. For example, you can say:
… (NAME OF THE WRONGDOER) I FORGIVE YOU…. DESPITE FEELING ….
4. Be Grateful
Acceptance is not possible without gratitude. When you start seeing your blessings instead of limits it will be easier to acknowledge your life. You can also try to find the benefits in your limits.
The best way to practise gratitude is to start writing a journal. Mine is over a year old. You do not need to write boring paragraphs - cartoons and artwork are also good. Then you are not only grateful but express yourself and show your talents.
Sample Things to be Grateful for
Gratitude helps significantly to accept the reality of not having something. Before you start grumbling, think of these things that you can be grateful for:
The beauty outside (if you are living in the countryside or near the sea, forest, the mountains)
Your parents (even if they are quirky sometimes)
Your core friends
After letting go of negativity, forgiving yourself and your wrongdoers, and noticing the bright side of your life, you are ready to accept your life. Sometimes you still might feel discomfort, resentment or other negative emotions.
You do not need to like something or someone for every sake. Your peace of mind while thinking of them is more important.
You will notice that after forgiving yourself and other people you WILL BE ABLE to think about yourself and the wrongdoers in a peaceful way, even if the negative thoughts can still emerge.
Acceptance is about living in the present instead of ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. Notice what is positive about your house, work, boss, friends, parents, and children NOW. And focus on it. If your boss, co-workers or family are toxic or tough, try to talk to them or cut them off.
6. Understand that Everything in Your Life Has a Purpose
This blog is not holistic and I focus mostly on the mental way of solving problems. However, even if you do not believe in God (whichever one/ones) you can notice that everything has a purpose in our life and everything teaches us something.
Even if you do not believe in God, you learn how to live in a society or a relationship, and how to support yourself (not only financially.)
And most of these skills are not taught at school, you often learn them by trial and error, sometimes following other people's advice.
It is not easy to master acceptances, which is one of the most difficult values of Light in life. Meditation will help you cleanse negative energy that paralyses your spiritual growth, plus God and the beings of Light will empower you with their energy. It is also crucial to recharge your batteries after each life test, especially when you have failed. If you have questions, check this website.
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In A Nutshell
Acceptance is about acknowledging your life as it is and thinking about it with peace of mind. However, you also need to release and let go of all the negativity from your life and forgive - yourself and your wrongdoers. Gratitude and living in the present detach you from limits and pain. With lots of love and light,
Vicky is an experienced holistic writer and coach that inspires, motivates, and encourages everyone to become the best version of themselves - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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