How to Lean into Resistance

How to Lean into Resistance

Permission as a Tool for Greater Ease | Record Time Ep. 155

In this episode of Record Time, we dive into:

    • How to lean into resistance
    • Permission as a tool for ease
    • The benefit of leaning into resistance

You can receive the full Akashic Transmission by watching the video below!

This week on Record Time, the Keepers of the Akashic Records ask us:

Can you lean into your resistance?

They ask us this with a twinkle of mischief in their eyes – because they are fully aware of how tricky this is to do! It’s so easy to talk about resistance, to learn about it, to muse upon it – and yet, when you’re actually in the midst of it, all of that thinking can fly right out the window! 

Coping with resistance is hard! 

When we feel resistance to something, it’s usually uncomfortable! And then, because it’s uncomfortable, we might start resisting the discomfort! And from there it’s just a snowball – we’re resisting the resistance!

When this happens, what do we do? How do we stop resisting something?

The Records share that permission is one tool that can help us cut through our resistance. Often, at the root of the resistance is something that needs to be felt or experienced, but we don’t want it to. 

We don’t want to feel or experience something – but sometimes the reality is that it’s here.

And if we can give ourselves permission to feel the ugly or painful feeling, the one that we might have been told that “we’re not supposed to feel” – we can ease into the thing we’ve been resisting. There’s a softness, an easing, that can begin to unfold. Permission helps us ease into our resistance.

Why does any of this matter? Why not just double down on resisting? Why bother leaning into resistance at all?

Imagine a rubber band, just sitting on a table. At the center of the rubber band is the thing that we’re resisting. If we double down on resisting, it’s like we start stretching the rubber band out and away from the center, it’s all fun and games (and highly effective), UNTIL the rubber band snaps and painfully and rapidly comes right back to the center (the thing we’ve been resisting). 

What does a rubber band have to do with anything? When we resist something intensely, when we avoid or deny what’s here for too long, there’s a chance that Life will intervene and eventually force us to face it – this is not always pleasant. Imagine if someone had never allowed themself to feel anger. And everytime they felt some anger, they resisted it, denied it and said “i’m not angry, i’m fine.” It’s not hard to imagine that 10, 20, or 50 years later something might happen that unleashes ALL of the suppressed anger all at once. That can be an extremely intense and difficult thing to deal with all at once. 

So the value of leaning into our resistance is to exercise our sovereignty and personal freedom in our own process of being alive. Instead of resisting something until Life forces you to face it, in a possibly intense and painful way – we can choose to give ourselves permission to lean into our resistance so that we can ease into the difficulty a little bit at a time. 

When we have the courage and the grace to give ourselves permission to lean into our resistance, we are gifting ourselves the opportunity to deal with the difficulty slowly, in a way that’s more easily digestible. 

The value of leaning into our resistance is that we are working together with Life, and slowly letting ourselves feel into the difficult feelings that are present, instead of pushing against Life and waiting for it to force us to face what we’ve been resisting all at once. 

That’s the invitation for today. You can receive the full Akashic Transmission on the wonders of a deep practice by watching the video below!

If this sparks something in you, I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to comment on this post and share what resonated with you! 

And if you know someone that might be struggling with resistance, please share this video with them and spread the goodness!

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