Sometimes I find myself having a moment. It’s a moment where I question everything about my human existence and its purpose. It’s usually brought on by feeling like I’m doing so much and not getting all that far. What I like about these moments is that I find myself softening, giving up the doing of being human and the necessity to make things happen. I start to feel into the knowing that there isn’t anything I have to effort at or struggle to attain. I’m finally really comfortable with who I know I am as a spark of Divine Love inhabiting a human body. Knowing who I am helps me remember that there isn’t anything I need to do except be the love that I am. I forget that sometimes and then the Universe offers me a moment where I feel overwhelmed by all of the doing that is constantly asking of me to give up my being for its accomplishment. It is such a relief, though, when I remember that nothing is required of me but to show up as the love that is my true nature. I can feel myself harmonizing with the Universe when I make this shift, falling back into my natural alignment.
All this doing or needing to accomplish and make things happen is usually based in fear and anxiety which is why it probably feels like such a struggle. It’s a basic mistrust of the Universe and its capacity to create on my behalf. All of that doing and trying to control outcomes is exhausting and isn’t fueled by love so it never manages to create very much of anything. What’s the alternative to all this toiling and effort that I find so overwhelming and frustrating? I mean, I do want to build a successful business and provide for my kids, but how do I do that without feeling like I’m working so hard I don’t have time to catch my breath? Well Deepak Chopra talks about this alternative as the Law of Least Effort which he says is the principle of love and harmony at work. He says,
“In Vedic Science, the age-old philosophy of India, this principle is known as the principle of economy of effort, or “do less and accomplish more.” Ultimately you come to the state where you do nothing and accomplish everything. This means that there is just a faint idea, and then the manifestation of the idea comes about effortlessly. What is commonly called a “miracle” is actually an expression of the Law of Least Effort. Nature’s intelligence functions effortlessly, frictionlessly, spontaneously. It is non-linear; it is intuitive, holistic, and nourishing. And when you are in harmony with nature, when you are established in the knowledge of your true Self, you can make use of the Law of Least Effort.”
This knowledge of your true Self that he is talking about is the harmonizing of yourself with your true nature as Love. So, if I’m Love and that’s what fuels and motivates me then I feel easy inside. I feel flowy and free and just show up to give my gifts. I’m not attached to defending my way or point of view or agenda. When I’m in harmony with my true nature as Love, the energy that holds the entire Universe together, then I’m able to just be and to trust completely. If God is Love and I’m made in the image and likeness of God then I am Love. And if I am Love then I am vibrating at the highest energetic resonance there could be which gives me access to the power of the Universe. In this space I can be like the stars, the animals, the trees, the flowers, and the whole earth who effortlessly accomplish all of their manifestation and easily share their gifts. It’s when I go against my nature as Love that I suffer. It is a forgetting that causes more pain than I care to experience.
It’s when I believe that I need to control and defend that I’ve forgotten who I am and have now aligned myself with fear thus causing myself pain. Fear and Love can’t exist in the same space so once I’ve entered into fear with my ego then I’ve buried my truth. In A Course In Miracles it’s stated this way, “Fear is a stranger to the ways of love. Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself.” My five year old daughter likes to point this out when she sees someone being mean or hurtful or when my older daughter is throwing a dramatic tantrum (behavior always based in fear). She always tells me, “Mommy, they just forgot that they’re Love.” She also recognizes this about herself when she does it so she is already way ahead of the game in my opinion. It also makes me think of a concept in A Course In Miracles which says, “In my defenselessness my safety lies.” This is so contradictory to what we’re taught but if you really try to experience it, you will feel how absolutely true it is. When I’m defenseless I am not in fear which means I am in my loving and I’m always safe there, because remember that as Love I’m in total alignment with all the power of the Universe. Everything happens exactly as it is supposed to and I can always trust that it will be for my good.
Today I let go deeper into my truth as Love and know that the Law of Least Effort is operating on my behalf as long as I am established in this knowledge of my Self. I invite you to do the same and give up all of the excessive doing in the name of fear, anxiety and worry. Let’s understand that the doing less and accomplishing more happens because, in this state of Love, our actions are maximized in their ability to create all that we desire. As Deepak Chopra stated in the quote above, it is possible to become so harmonized with Love that ideas manifest into reality effortlessly. Just letting this idea sink in puts my whole nervous system at ease. I hope it does the same for you. So, here’s to doing less and accomplishing more all in the spirit of Love!