How to Recognize When You’re in Resistance

LotusResistance is struggle and effort. Whenever you’re “trying” to do something, or efforting really hard, or trying to figure something out, you’re in resistance.

Who would need to try or effort or work really hard at something? Someone who’s forgotten who they really are.

An eternal being, a spiritual being, a child of God, need not try to protect them self.

So often, my clients are trying really hard. They’re efforting, forcing, trying to make something work. This is the proverbial clinging to the sides of the river.

The best we can do is to let go. Letting go feels like surrender. Like opening our grip. Like lying on the earth in the sun and breathing.

I believe that the more we think we know how it ought to go, and the more we try to make our way the way, the more we will be fatigued and thwarted.

There’s a great daily prayer in A Course in Miracles that goes like this: “Where would You have me go? What would You have me do? What would You have me say, and to whom?”

The ego mind, or small mind, can struggle with this idea. It can feel challenging to let go, to imagine that we’re not in control, that there is a higher power or force behind what we can see.

The spiritual path is about believing in a higher power. Belief in creator, God, something that created you, and all of this. If we allow ourselves to believe that, in fact, we are not alone, it can be very healing.

Today, I invite you to open yourself up to the idea that you are loved and cared for by your creator and that there is a great plan for your life.

Recognize resistance as anytime you are defensive, struggling, efforting, or trying to get something to go your way.

Say the daily prayer, if you feel inspired to do so, and see what it feels like to surrender to Spirit.

All my love,


Rachel Claire

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