Today I understand this more than ever before.
After 4 months of telling myself yet another story, I had to admit that I created it myself. I created the beginning, the middle, the end, and all of the things in between. But I also admit that without this experience, I wouldn’t be sitting here with an entirely new set of beliefs about this reality I find myself in.
What was the story? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that I see it for what it is; a creation of my own making. What I see clearly now is that we are all in the process of creating stories, and all them are true. They’re true because we create them from our beliefs, which in turn prove to us that our beliefs are valid. And from our vantage point, there is nothing more true or valid than what it is we believe.
And no matter what you are experiencing, whether positive or negative, it is perfect. None of it is wrong. You are where you are for a reason, and that reason is because your soul wanted a specific experience. In every story we tell ourselves there is a lesson – and that lesson is – you get the essence of what you believe. Every. Time. You are who you say you are.
The only way out of a story is to tell it the way you want it.
We create our reality through the choices we make. We choose it all. We choose what to believe and what to disregard. We choose what we think, how we act and how we react to events that seem unrelated to us. But nothing that happens in our experience is actually out there. It’s within us, being projected outward to create the reality we see.
Not only do you choose to spend your physical time with people, but you choose to spend your mental time on people. Are those thoughts in love? We choose to be victimized and we choose to be the perpetrator. We choose to rescue and to be the victim; to save and be saved.
But if we want to save ourselves, which is the only thing that really moves us along, we’ve got to choose to follow our hearts; to connect with all that is. We’ve got to choose love. Everything we put out is returned to us with interest. If you act in an unloving way, you will be on the receiving end of something different yet similar indeed. You can get nothing other than that which you create.
Save yourself by following your heart. Lead by example. Live happily ever after while embracing the unknown with knowing that everything really and truly always works out for you – even when it doesn’t. Something not working out simply means that you’ve got something else to learn before you get what you think you want – or don’t get it for reasons that will become clear at a later time.
Today I can say that I embrace the uncertainty that lies ahead because I know that I always have choice. I have the ability to focus my attention in a way that pleases me or a way that displeases me, and I have had enough life experience to know that life goes a whole lot better when I choose pleasing, loving thoughts over anything of a lower vibration. If, in each moment, you do your best to act in kindness, in love, and in line with your heart’s desires, you will create the most incredible life for yourself here on Earth.
You create your own reality. It’s not an easy concept to grasp because the cause and effect relation is delayed here – for great reason. You chose it. And how do I know this to be true? Because you are here on Earth, and nothing happens without your choosing it first. With your higher self and your physical self leading the way, you are here, you are learning, and you are choosing your own adventure just as you planned.
Life unfolds in the most beautiful of ways. It’s never wrong because it’s never done. And it’s always perfect because you have a great force leading you in each and every moment: yourself. Our higher selves created us. We are them. They are us. They love us so unconditionally that we can do no wrong. Everything we do here on Earth is a choice, and with every choice we create our realities. And the reason it’s not easy is because we didn’t want it to be.
We wanted to learn. We wanted these experiences. We wanted to grow in tremendous ways. It doesn’t have to be hard, but the game is set up in a way that delves into a world of separation and duality before we can ever really know what true freedom and oneness is. If we wanted to play a game where we got everything we wanted immediately, we would be there. But we’re not. We’re here. And so the game goes on until we choose to leave. And yes, that’s a choice too. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t want to be. Because we are here in this moment, we must have chosen it, or else it wouldn’t be.
Enjoy the journey. Follow your heart, and know that each and every moment is a choice. If you don’t like where you are outwardly, look within. Choose your thoughts and your focus wisely. Choose with love, kindness, and compassion, and know that where you are is perfect place to create who you will become. And lastly, know that you are never alone, not for even one fraction of a second because you’ve got your own back. Whether you believe it or not is another story 😉 <3