January 5

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 5: “What is it about our expectations, plans, or ideas that hold such sway over us? It is as if we’ve written a script for a play of our lives that runs about a month ahead of actual life; if reality varies from what we’ve created in our minds we disengage or pout.”― Holly Sprink

Some of the most dangerous people in the world today are those who tell you that you have power over your life. That you can manifest anything you want with just dreaming and plotting and planning it. Then taking steps to make it happen.

This puts all power into Ego. And many people will achieve those things they dream and plot and plan. That is where it gets scary. Then you have to fight the Universe for long times to keep it going. And there is ALWAYS a price to pay when we are in the driver’s seat. ALWAYS.

The biggest problems are that these are driven people, completely absorbed in their dreams of Self and with no regard for anyone else. That is how Ego operates. Selfish and self-centered in the extreme. Sound familiar? Oh yeah, that was the problem to begin with. Overachievers are maniacal in their goal-setting and so incredibly focused on their vision that they do not allow for life to have any say whatsoever. They are the ones who are railing and ranting and raging about anything that does not show up in their schemes. And boy; are they ever pissed off…like all the time. And so victimized by their own machinations.

Acceptance means that I am powerless…period. Over drugs, over alcohol, over people, over LIFE. All of it. And that means that I can sometimes get what I want, but only when it fits the Universal plan. Other times, I may force my will into existence, but the prices I pay for that are really tough. I have learned that I am best and most happy when I let Universal Power take charge of running the universe, even my little square of it. I can manifest all day long, but it is better when I let the REAL Creator drive the bus.

Saves a lot of time on Steps 4 through 9 for me. And I can be in peaceful acceptance of life and let it flow all around me and just ride the waves without making them.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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