First of all the resistances are due to our evolution. At large they cause a part of the evolutionary crisis. No one is to blame on it. The question is not whether they can be avoided but how fast they can be overcome. Also nobody is to blame that he hasn't the will to get out of it, because he doesn't know better.
But it's a great pity. It would make things much more easier for all of us and many catastrophes redundant, about which we love to lament. We also have to live with the consequences for a while longer.
The difficulties in climbing the next stage of our existence is the resistance of the earthly laws and powers which rule human nature. At the beginning of his research Sri Aurobindo was confronted with the welling up of the whole morass of the global unconsciousness, until he horrified proclaimed: "It's a fight against the whole lower nature!" But besides the transformational work in the body on which we have (nearly) no influence there are resistances, which we are able to uncover and diminish. I have held a résumée which resistances regularly raised in my mind. Maybe a few of them are representative.
1. It's too simple.
2. It needs time.
3. The religious imprint is hard to overcome.
1. It's too simple. I am only supposed to give myself to the Divine Consciousness and everything will be well? If I do this sincerely: Yes.
Resistance 1: What is devotion? Do I have the courage to give up the inner and outer control of my life and leave it to HIM? In addition, the intellect reluctantly admits that there are knowledge and abilities that exceed it: God should stand above all natural laws, which science has proved to us as immutable?
Resistance 2: My idea of God: Do I trust in God anyway? Do I believe in Him at all, his omnipotence and care, which also includes me?
Resistance 3: Why didn't He create a world without suffering? I should trust Him that he wants to change that now all at once? Especially with regard to the external appearance of the global situation?
Just let go and trust that He cares far better than we can? That would be too easy.
2. It needs time. It requires in any case the duration of a whole life, if one wants to go through the transformation of the body completely. There is no faster way until the innumerable body cells and their networking with the vibrations of the Matter are reprogrammed. If the Supramental Consciousness were too fast, we would explode. I know what I'm talking about. (It is not necessary to put pressure on yourself. Mother said that no consciously transformed body cell is lost after death. It's docking elsewhere. If in a live "only" vital and mental elements are transformed the psychic being binds them to itself and takes them over into the next incarnation.)
Resistance 1: We are horrified by the long path of transformation until we finally arrive. Many people don't know that time seems to be long only in our earthly existence. On the Divine level the duration of an incarnation is only a blink of an eye.
Resistance 2: Inertia. The body is inherently sluggish because it was forced to bind to the laws of earthly nature in order to work out a body. Now, unfortunately, it is difficult to persuade him to abandon these laws and try something new to overcome them. It takes many repetitions, and that takes a long time. But if he has learned, it is forever.
To "sacrifice" a whole life without knowing whether I will reach the goal?
3. The religious imprint is hard to overcome. There are people who are convinced that they have only this one life at their disposal. And so they want to realize as much as possible the earthly desires which they consider to be the greatest happiness - and nothing else. Going beyond makes them afraid. If one lives his faith in the Divine Consciousness and transgresses into the depths of his physical being and the shoals of his unsightly repressed proportions, then one is willing to reveal everything to him so that he can save it. And every fear vanishes.
For others, the body is considered untransformable. Already in the beginning purification which is part of every spiritual path vital contents from the body can arise. These shares are rejected by some people as non-transformable, like the whole bodily Matter. They hold fast to the traditional path of enlightenment, which negates matter as a temporarily necessary evil, and sooner or later strive to put aside the body and escape the world into nirvana.
How can these imprints be overcome to have the courage to end up with nothing in the air as the living faith in the Divine Leadership?
A small exercise for the expansion of awareness for a meditation:
Let us fly far out into space and look at our beautiful planet Earth from afar:
"On this planet I have incarnated innumerable times. I was born there into a solid material form, and at the end of a hard life I was mostly exhausted and relieved being able to leave her again - to rest in God's arms before the next Incarnation.
How many lives were it?
In which material beings have I entered?
What have I seen and experienced?
What unique impressions of all these lifetimes has my Psychic Being bound close to itself? They have shaped my psychic individuality, which I can now keep. And she/he is getting more and more stronger.
How many lives do I still have before me? Wouldn't it be wonderful to finally transform this tight jacket and finally unfold myself in the full glory which I was always meant to be ...?"
This exercise can help to bring our own immortal, eternal, divine being closer to us. Can the resistances of the terrestrial nature which we strip over in every life like a dress, really affect us ...?
Room for own experiences, comments, questions ...