What a blessing it is to realize that we have the ultimate freedom to shape the world around us because reality is ultimately created by our unique perception of it. We are the artists (creators), molding the clay (energy), to create the masterpiece (our reality.)
To wake up each morning choosing to be happy allows us the opportunity to set our own conditions to the events of each day. In this way, we mold our circumstances instead of being molded by them. The real beauty of life is known when we take accountability and responsibility for the creation of our daily experience. Contentment is realized when we choose to celebrate the quiet victories of the soul as it makes its way through the process of expansion, growth, and learning with each purposeful twist and turn in the spiritual journey of our lives.
How often do we hear ourselves or those around us complaining about the behavior of others, the way others “made us feel” or moaning and groaning about what’s wrong in our lives? So often we blame anyone and everyone outside of us for what happens inside of us. It’s a sad state of “being” when we don’t realize or embrace our personal power to create our individual experience by consciously choosing our actions, our mental and emotional state, and our responses with awareness, compassion, and soul-full enthusiasm.
The reality is that our focus determines our experience. What we choose to focus on expands, and we create more of whatever it is we choose to feel in each moment. If we consciously begin our day choosing to be grateful and appreciative of who we are and what we have no matter what happens outside of us, we step into the role of a “conscious creator” and away from the role of “victim.”
It is an illusion to believe that we are complete victims of circumstance. Does this mean we never feel sad, angry, depressed or any of those “negative” emotions? No, it does not. As a spiritual being living in human form that is part of our journey. As long as we inhabit this reality we will be subject to being human and all that entails. We must allow for imperfections and not beat ourselves up over them and refrain from condemning another because of theirs. We are all perfectly human. An oxymoron? Yes, but it is real. It is our reality.
The gift of choice is very powerful. The power of our intent is astounding, having an effect on both our outer and inner world. Even though being human involves feeling emotions such as confusion, anger, sadness or even despair, I’ve learned firsthand that it is up to us to determine how long we remain stuck in the abyss of those heavy emotions. We have the ability to choose to emerge from darkness and back into the lightness of love (for ourselves and others) at anytime. It may seem challenging, yet it’s as challenging as we make it.
Feeling all of our emotions is normal and it’s healthy. The key is to feel every emotion that arises and move through and beyond them as quickly as possible if they are weighing us down or preventing us from moving forward. When we are no longer paralyzed by power-LESS emotions and thoughts we become spiritually liberated and begin to live in a world filled with possibility. And, who doesn’t want that?