I had an interesting series of consequences after my 3rd through 5th openings. I didn’t have any fireworks; however, if you remember the “OMG so much happening” tone of the second post, it was like all of a sudden I took the parking break off of my life. The coolest part is that rarely was I actually “trying” to make things happen. For almost a month I hovered around in a haze of peace where I was just supremely confident that everything was going to work out. I’d do what flow said and it worked. Opportunities were showing up, I had as much work as I wanted to do for clients appeared and a couple relationship issues appeared and just “moved through.”
Part of what was really interesting was that even though Misty had already pounded through the whole book I ended up reaching a point where it just felt right to wait. So for almost 60 days I waited. I loved my life and how things were going. I had a couple old situations rise to be dealt with that I had hidden from myself. Unfortunately these were big enough and personal enough that I'm still not ready to share them here.
Finally about a week ago I suddenly felt ready for #6. #6 just flowed and I returned to my life. The next day I had another issue that I’ve been dealing with on-again, off-again over the years, just surface from nowhere and I knew it was time to read and do #7. What shocked me was how much the text before the opening fit my exact situation. I remember sitting down in front of the computer trying to hide the tears of relief at what I was reading from my friends in the other room.
One of the coolest parts of this book is how she writes. She doesn’t take this high and mighty ego trip on you, rather her tone is like an old friend reminding you about truths you know, but forgot. Multiple times the friend reminder is the perfect tone as, if you’re open to it, you WILL end up crying and feeling vulnerable as you read this book. As you can guess from the name, “Divine Openings,” if you’re doing this, you are going to “open up” to feel things you didn’t feel (or even WANT to feel) before. Some of those things are painful and some of them are wonderful. It is very clear that in order to feel the wonderful you need to open up to feel the painful and release it. Think of yourself as a large stream of universal consciousness. At some point you probably closed yourself off from some unpleasant things. Someone/Something hurt you and you closed yourself from having to keep feeling the hurt.
Unfortunately, this closing had a consequence. It made it harder for your stream of consciousness to flow. To get more consciousness your stream had to flow around the block.
Now think of manifesting as asking someone upstream to please send something downstream. Depending on how that thing you asked for is shaped, it might get caught on that block that you created when you closed off the pain. Now imagine you had a lot of these blocks with stuff caught at them and all of a sudden you went out and started opening up the blocks. Needless to say a lot of stuff shows up downstream!
I may be making this sound complex and challenging. In truth it really isn’t.
- Step one: Divine Opening
- Step two: Feel… imagine working out your emotions the way you workout muscles. Some of what you feel will be in your everyday life, some of what you feel will be from the past. I’ve noted a pattern of feeling emotionally RAW a LOT.
- Step three: Wash, Rinse, Repeat – The divine openings seem like a burst of consciousness in the stream. Kind of like opening up the Nitro in the car you’re driving. Maybe you were moving, maybe you were stuck. By giving you the kick in the pants you’re probably moving BETTER now though.
I mentioned living in this haze of peace and trust where I trusted everything would be all right earlier right? Well, I realized the other day that the feeling of peace and trust hasn’t gone away. If anything it has increased. The difference is that it seems less like a haze. It was like I had set boundaries on my life that were illusory and the illusions started fading. The haze was this halfway point where I was seeing the real boundaries in my life and the illusory ones at the same time!
Ironically, I’ve been at what she calls the “resting zone.” I’ve been relaxed, content or even bored. Interestingly, at this point of the book, this is kind of expected… I’ll detail with my next update. :-)
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