Since I had the realization that love is acceptance I have felt compelled to explore acceptance on a deeper level.
The state of complete acceptance or love is a state of stillness; peaceful surrender. Spiritual teachers and authors often talk about the highest vibration or frequency being love. From a practical perspective I never really understood what that state looked like, unwavering optimism? euphoric bliss? Up until recently I wasn’t clear on what the highest vibration looked like or why it was the most ideal state.
I was listening to Matt Kahn’s course “Whatever Arises, Love That.” Matt gives very practical advise on being in the state of full acceptance or love in the face of seemingly negative people, challenging situations or difficult circumstances.
For example, Matt explains that often when someone is faced with an individual who is in a negative state (or low vibration) they are often in a state of high reactivity which translates to fast, loud talking, high heart rate, fast breathing. Most often the person that is on the receiving end of this will resist this external stimuli. Often resistance can come in the form of “matching that low vibration” by entraining with that individual or situation we are resisting and essentially matching their fast breathing, fast talking, emotionally reactive state.
If resistance looks like a state of being highly reactive, over stimulated, overly busy and “stressed out.” Then acceptance, the state that allows us to have a completely open heart, is a state of slow breathing, slow talking, slow deliberate action, listening actively.
Eckhart Tolle’s book “Stillness Speaks”talks about finding the stillness behind the noise or disturbances we experience in the world of matter, our external reality. Connecting with and sitting deep in the stillness no matter what the moment presents is complete acceptance, pure love.
“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” – Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks.
Stillness, space, silence is the Mother of all potential and possibility. It is where we came from, what we will go back to. It is God, Goddess, the Universe. It is All. It is Oneness. It is who you truly are.
The spiritual journey is the journey back to stillness. Just as outer noise mirrors our inner noise or vice versa. In order to connect to our inner stillness, highest vibration or our Highest Self we need to connect to the stillness both internally and externally in our lives.
See my blog on 20 Ways to Create Space for Space In Your Life for more on connecting with stillness in your life. https://erikakfarmerblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/20-ways-to-create-space-for-space-in-your-life/?frame-nonce=cfa36fd113
The act of observing stillness inside ourselves and in our external world is one of the most powerful spiritual actions. It is as simple as breathing slowly, listening deeply, talking slower, choosing slow and deliberate action, focusing on the moment and not rushing. The act of slowing down is the act of opening your heart. Rushing and resisting the moment is the act of closing our hearts and lowering our vibration.
Slowing down and embracing the stillness is fully accepting and loving life and every experience that this world presents to us.