Circles and Cycles

Listen, many times we will find ourselves caught up in a circle in a cycle of continuous repetitive actions. We are within a plane curve equidistant from a fixed center and becoming imprisoned in a time interval in which an event occurs repeatedly. Trapped by our own impatience, fears and indecision we continuously forfeit the reward which we seek.

All that we cherish and everything we held so dear becomes little more than a hopeless unattainable desire which we so adamantly know with the essence of all that we are; we can never achieve. Therefore in the interest of playing it safe we decide it is best to cut our losses and return ourselves to the previous situations and circumstance of which we with only mild motivation decided to aspire to.

Aspiration and motivation are two of the most beautiful words in the English language. Wow! Every time I say those words I actually become absorbed by their presence. It is because of their immediate proximity in time and space that they are just that, presence. These words are in fact an absolute state of being. Often we can be described as having a presence as we move forward in our thoughts, words or actions. We often describe someone as having a certain poise or confidence saying, “He had such a presence as he walked into the room” or “As she walked across the room we all experienced her presence.” These are people who are being real. They have submitted themselves to all that they are created to be and in doing so vibrate and emit an incredible energy which is felt by all that surround them.

This comes from having the utmost confidence in being who we are. We will move forward without fear when we become or in other words allow ourselves to be the being we truly are. Then we can be ambitious about striving forward without hesitation towards the fountain of our dreams. We become aspirant in our quest to take all that is ours!

Our motif is clear, but at what cost will be associated with the journey we choose? It will be necessary to put our journey into motion. We will need to build up our internal energies in order to motivate ourselves and those around us in order to facilitate our goals. Believe me, if we do not believe in ourselves few will believe in us.

Both aspiration and motivation are key elements which have ignited the flame of many journeys. Dreams are nothing without the powers within and the guidance without. Yet, these are only the first steps in the launching of our ship full of hopes which set its course with sails full or the winds of our aspirations. Will we move out straight forward toward what stretches beyond the prominent horizon for the unseen or will we instead relinquish our dreams to fear and continually circle an island?

One of the biggest mistakes I see is those in which the aspiring souls cover the facts of their fears with a blanket of unrelated excuses. What I mean is that they find other reasons for the why in the attempt to avoid dealing with the fact of their fears. The Ego wants to be protected and held blameless for the decision to retreat from battle and instead quietly submits to defeat.

We can either face our fears or live in the shadows of them. If we choose to back off and play it safe we will always lose. In this we subject ourselves to a limited existence and in doing so exist within a circle of our own perceived limitations.

How much are we willing to lose in order to have all that is ours? It is easier today to blame others for our decisions to immobilize ourselves and to relinquish our dreams, but if it is unjustly stated to us and others we have sealed ourselves in a circle and submitted ourselves to a cycle of failure. We will only find ourselves where we once were; yearning for advancement, achievement and aspiring once again. When we fail to deal with the actual problem we will never discover the corresponding solution.

Trust me, if we do not come clean about the truth in our reasons we will create a false sense of the experience we create. In not dealing with the facts we fall victim to the fabrication. We tell ourselves and others falsities and as we do so repeatedly the lies take on a life of their own and begin to reiterate the lie and prove the falsity of our statements through karma. What we state; we will inevitably have to be proven in time.

Most recently a friend of mine who I care for deeply reenters the restrictive circle which I have spoken about today. He has a pattern which continually brings him back to exactly where he does not want to be; far from his dream. Knowing what our passions are is never enough. In order to achieve the realization and use our Gifts as we know that we must we have to have the guts to move forward without fear of the unseen. Four times over the last fifteen years I have seen him do exactly the same thing. How many times will we drive down the same road and expect a different destination?

When the going gets tough the tough get going!

It is sad for me to see this pattern exhibited repeatedly by my friend. He is always so close to getting everything he wants and then retreats back to the place where he has much of what he does not. I think this time will be the hardest time for him. This time he has no one to blame for his self perceived failure. Only now he runs away from the complexities of his circumstance and without knowing the tragedy which waits for him in relation to the reasons that he states for the reasons which he makes. You see, this time he choose to include his daughter in the alternate allegations to the facts conceived. On top of that he was given everything he thought he always wanted. The business that he dreamed of owning was given to him for free, but when the going got tough he decided it was best to get going and decided to return from whence he came. So close to the Promise he walked away from the seed that which was planted. It just needed a little more time and a little more attention.

Dreams are the promise of tomorrow. Give them the attention they deserve and they will reciprocate in kind.

(James 1:3-4 New International Reader’s Version) Your faith will be put to the test. You know that when that happens it will produce in you the strength to continue. The strength to keep going must be allowed to finish its work. Then you will be all you should be. You will have everything you need.
Our minds are very powerful and our thoughts create things. As we tell ourselves and others the reasons for our decisions that are only partially true we become subject to these falsities and become conditioned by them. Overtime we hold the lies as truths. It is here that we may begin to resent others who we have falsely blamed for our inability to move forward in faith when in reality it was our lack of faith that limited us and pushed us back into the all encompassing circle bordered by our fears. Instead of being propelled into our next cycle in our constant ascension we have chosen to exist once again in a place where we are restricted from being all that we are created to be.

The fire is never really as hot as we think it is, and the water is rarely as cold.

If we truly want to advance towards the Promise we must travel forward without fear. It is the power from within that will ignite the power from without. If we continually make the same decisions over and again we will undoubtedly achieve the same results. As we concentrate on the possibility of losses we will inevitably create failure in our lives. It is only by trusting that we are able to realize the potential of our being.

(2 Corinthians 4:16, 18) “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. . . . So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Remember, often we are sent to the feast by way of the fire.

In faith always,

Ron Ash

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