Learning to be in touch with your subtle energy and manage its flow is a powerful way to meet life and move with it rather than being in turmoil, conflict and defense mode that only perpetuates patterns that cause mental, emotional and physical pain.
Years ago when I ( Karen) first heard this phrase, Resist Nothing, it made sense to me on a level where I could use it to feel release and letting go of tension. On other levels though it did not make sense—until I learned more about energy and how it flows through us and the world.
Imagine a huge beautiful tree in the midst of a field. This tree has great strong roots that plunge deep into the earth while its branches reach high toward the sky. Summer breezes and winter storms pass through the tree’s leaves and branches. It does not cling to the wind currents of either. The tree simply stands and adjusts to the shifting circumstances in order to assure its continued survival, growth and nurture.
What does this have to do with us? We are an energetic organism with an energy field that is meant to be vibrant and free flowing. However when the breezes and storms of life come by, our energetic tendency is to react with resistance, to contract our body and mind rather than maintain an openness that support our vibrancy and flow. We react to external and internal (thoughts/feelings/beliefs) events by closing, pushing against or stopping our energy. This is a survival mechanism of course, but that does not mean it is the best choice! When we react with any of the aforementioned dynamics we compromise our energy and therefore our health, happiness and attractor power!
This same clinging reaction is also used with positive events. We want to continue to feel and have the good stuff! Of course we do, but the real truth is that we must attend to our energy and keep it open, strong and moving in order to really be able to create the freedom, health and happiness we seek in any kind of reliable and permanent way.
So “Resist Nothing” is a deep instruction for how to maintain your energy field in a state that truly serves you. Think about it, a tree does not cling or hold—it responds and adjusts while letting so much flow through its branches and around its trunk. It not only survives, it thrives, sometimes for centuries!