Natalie wrote:Something quite mysterious has happened to me since I last posted on this thread.
Three or so days ago, I found myself slowly drifting back to some old and unhealthy eating habits.... When I became aware of this shift, I felt deep gratitude and sent a quick mental prayer of thanks to the Universe for allowing this surrender to take place. I also asked the Universe for “help” with my food issues. Nothing else happened and I went about my day.
The next day I became aware that I had no desire to eat beef... pork chops... chicken....
Any thoughts on what could have had happened?
Hello again, Natalie,
We conditioned humans are naturally curious about the events and experiences in our lives. That’s normal. But I've asked myself this question countless times when it happens to me: "Is it particularly helpful to over-analyze the small and great wonders and miracles that occur around us and to us everyday?" Would it be an economy of energy and help promote more delight in my life if I simply accepted the small miracles with an unspoken feeling of joy, instead of placing too much of my attention on the cascading mental thoughts about it all --- which tends to rip me out of that splendid moment of awe and wonder when immersed in the miracle of that now moment experience? Does it matter whether I understand it all; or whether it sync's with other people's experience, as if checking to see if I'm okay? In your example, I try to enjoy the delight and joy of the shift away from meat and toward the revisited appetite for the vegetables and fruits, while retaining gratitude for the small miracle given to me. Too often I catch myself spending too much time analyzing the contents of the moment instead of expeiencing the natural joy, and wonder of feeling the essence of the miracle-event within that moment.
I liked what you said about becoming more aware, thanking the universe, feeling deep gratitude, and petitioning the universe for more help with your challenges. This I think defers our mental commentaries on the miracles before us, and plunges us into that mystery in which the miracles iminate. I try to stay in the mystery, remain quietly grateful for the miracles, and bask in the present moment of felt joy and delight. I wish you the same simple joy in all your experiences and miracles.