City In The Sky


5 min

On Resistance

The sound you hear.
The calling.
You know who it’s for.

Have you answered?
Who is standing in your way?

If you do not hear a sound,
are you truly listening?

If you hear the call
and refuse to answer,
or choose to ignore,

how much longer
will you choose
to serve a call
you were not born for?

3 ideas + 3 questions on resistance, from me.

Resistance is the process of choosing not to do what is needed, when it is needed. And instead, choosing to do either the opposite or nothing at all. When resistance is standing in the way of you choosing to do your life’s work, it is a positive sign. Your calling is pulling so strongly on you, you are choosing to do anything else in its place. This week, we explore the invisible, palpable force of resistance. Not as your immutable adversary, but as your guide, bringing you towards deeper self-awareness and transformation.

  1. Inner World Calling: 
    Imagine resistance as a voice your inner world uses to remind you of your untapped and unused potentials. The voice of resistance is an invitation asking you to slow down, listen closely and engage deeply with your inner world, to uncover the wisdom it holds and wants to share with you.

  2. Alchemy of Resistance:  
    When you resist, resistance, you experience its persistence. The more you commit to resist it, the stronger it gets. When you accept resistance, you release its hold on you.
    Imagine you are the great alchemist of your inner world. You can transform any experience in your inner world with your imagination. Imagine your resistance is lead. Imagine your acceptance of resistance is gold. Imagine you are transforming lead into gold in your inner world. Feel and celebrate the power of your acceptance to resistance, coursing through your veins today.

  3. Resistance is Your Cartographer:
    Imagine resistance is a map of your inner world drawn by your soul. Your map of resistance marks your inner world’s territories of fears, desires, and uncharted dreams. Imagine you planned to study this map and journey its vast territories in your lifetime. Each area of resistance you visit marks a landmark in your inner journey. Each visit with resistance invites you to explore and understand the landscapes within you longing for growth, expression and expansion.

On letting go of resistance:

  1. Answering Inner World’s Calling:
    What does your inner voice of resistance have to share with you?

  2. Alchemy of Resistance:
    With your alchemical imagination harmonizing resistance into acceptance, how do you imagine it will transform your life

  3. Cartography of Resistance:
    When you draw your soul’s map of resistance, what markers do you see in your inner and outer worlds?

3 insights on resistance, from others.

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
Stephen Covey

What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.
C.G. Jung

Motion is more natural to life than non-motion -- things that keep flowing are inherently good. What interferes with flow will have detrimental effects.
Dr. Valerie Hunt

Originally written by Robin Lynn for City In The Sky