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[success]Life is thickly sown with thorns and I know of no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~ Voltaire[/success]
Have you done things you regret in life? Course you have.
Have you released these mistakes and managed to let them go, or are they hanging on like limpets, stealing your joy on a daily basis?
Are you continuing to define yourself based on what happened in the past? Not too sure?
Well if you’re still experiencing the same results in your life, then the answer to that is a pretty loud yes.
Years ago my Darling One and I were watching a movie in which a Shaman would say stuff like today’s a good day to die but it’s a better day to find joy, or some similar comment. At least that’s how I remember it and that’s what counts. Right?
I haven’t so far ever had the thought that today would be a good day to die, but I have invested lots of days in seeking and finding joy. In fact I’m on day seventy five of a ninety day challenge to find joy every single day. You’d be amazed at where I’m finding it.
Seek and you shall find are not just words from a spiritual text, they actually work.
Maybe today is a good day to for us all to seek to do and be someone different.
Today might be a good day to stop defining yourself by your mistakes.
Today is a very good day for you to release yourself from the prison of fear and doubt and limitation.
Forget yesterday, maybe today is a really good day to seek and find abundance, success, joy, connection, or greater wisdom.
And it just might be that today you choose to rise above the limited thinking and self-doubt that keeps you from blessing the world with the creativity that you and only you can share.
A new level of thinking
If we continually define who we are by who we were, or what we did in the past, then we remain there. Every situation we experience in our world is created by the habitual thoughts we think. We know that don’t we…yet somehow we still continue to do it.
We need to become aware that our thoughts are more than our perceptions and concepts, they’re actually real vibrations of pulsating energy and one of the main creative forces in our life. We need to really KNOW this.
Oh we can intellectually say yes, I get that. But unless we’re operating from that knowing state, we actually don’t get it.
If you’re still blaming or shaming yourself, then you haven’t got it. If your attention is focused on more of what is, or what was, than what can be, then you haven’t got it.
And then we miss out on so many second chances, so many opportunities that present themselves, that remain invisible to us whilst we stay stuck in our old ideas of who we are and what we can do.
How come? Why can’t we see it?
Because we can only see what’s in our consciousness.
No matter how natural or normal it might seem, every little negative thought that sits so comfortably in your consciousness, contributes to your inability to attract what you desire and keeps in place the very experiences you’d rather do without.
Nothing is insignificant
Just the other day I was thinking about changing my car. Didn’t have any real intention, just one of those seemingly insignificant thoughts that flit across our minds randomly, yet often, throughout our day.
Maybe it wasn’t so insignificant after all because it seemed as though all the models that interested me must have been breeding overnight, and there they were, wherever I looked.
Oh yes, that seemingly insignificant thought had a bit more power than I’d given it credit for.
Those thoughts that you persist in thinking…you know the ones… how hopeless things are, how far behind you’ve fallen, how many mistakes you’ve made means that you haven’t only suffered those experiences you’re reliving them every day. Ouch.
If a seemingly insignificant thought such as it might be time to change my car has the power to have me mostly see the cars I might like, think about the power of a persistent, consistent thought towards either the negative or positive things of life.
And remember that all your thoughts are totally dependent on you for their very survival. So you don’t have to put up with them. It’s your call.
We are truly all on the same team, heading to the same goal. Even if it doesn’t always seem that way.
We’re all spiritual beings expressing ourselves uniquely and mostly imperfectly.
We’ve made mistakes, messed up, hurt and wounded others and ourselves and so has everyone else. We’re connected through our imperfections.
Be appreciative of our different points of view. Appreciate where you are in the world.
We might all be heading in the same direction, but we’re on our own personal journey. And in our uniqueness no two of us will see and feel the world in the same way. There must be differences.
Value them. As you do, you move into a higher level of being where greater possibilities abound.
Possibilities that we miss out on when our minds and hearts are closed and mostly focused on the flaws and imperfections and mistakes that we all have made.
Life itself is naturally abundant and successful. Abundance is a universal principle that we as divine beings are in accord with. Until we’re not.
Holding on to all our mistakes and failures and feeling guilty or being filled with doubt keep us out of harmony with the very nature of things. Yet it’s our responsibility to align ourselves with the natural conditions of the universe, and as your paths cross with others you can share your love, your compassion and your encouragement.
And the more abundantly you hold these qualities in your heart, the more you have to share. And yes you were intended to share.
You can put in as much effort as you like into making things happen in your world, but if you possess a scarcity consciousness, frustration and self-sabotage will be your constant companions.
Don’t do that to yourself. It’s time to minimize your focus on mistakes or failures if you want to maximize your life. And we all do, don’t we?
You’re vibrating with a unique frequency that can’t be ignored because it simply keeps showing up as conditions and events in life.
Do your habits serve you and others? Are they in your best interests, are they helpful and do you want them to continue to resonate within?
If you answer no, then it’s time to drop all thoughts of your mistakes, failures, fears and self doubt till they grow dim in comparison to the highest vision you can hold of yourself.
What’s your first step in letting go of focusing on what no longer serves you? Any additional tips to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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