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Coming from a country where for centuries kings and queens issued decrees, I’m very aware of royal proclamations over their subjects. Not that modern monarchs have this ability – good job, since those decrees didn’t always work out so well for everyone. Off with their head, was pretty commonplace, and not just in Alice in Wonderland.
And for those of us who read fairy tales as kids you’ll remember how often the king – and yes it was always the king in days of yore – would decree something; making proclamations about glass slippers and such.
What I never realized was how much we are all decreeing things over our life.
Man can decree a thing and it will come to pass ~ Neville.
The sort of decreeing that I’m talking about is of the spiritual kind. Which in turn becomes a decree over our entire life; over every experience we have, every person who shows up, and all the ‘stuff’ that appears or disappears.
The secret of an abundant, prosperous and truly happy life
Isn’t in what you have. It lies less in our possessions, and more in the consciousness of who we are and what we have in our consciousness. This is how decreeing over our life takes place.
We, all of us…and yes that means you, possess everything, right now.
And right about now, you’re probably thinking oh yeah, where is it then?
Well we only get to experience what our consciousness allows us to see. We only get to see what we believe to be true for us.
We are forever decreeing in consciousness. We don’t even have to speak the words, just to think the thoughts and feel the feelings and wham there’s our proclamation.
We are the ones who make these proclamations. Sometimes purposefully, oftentimes not quite so much. Yikes.
So desiring something and having thoughts of doubt or fear or uncertainty means we’re decreeing those experiences. The one’s we truly don’t want.
What’s in your mind right now?
We’re conscious of being miserable or happy or sad and lonely or filled with vitality or drooping with tiredness, or joyful, or poor or abundant, or….you get the picture. And the proclamation is made. The deed is done.
Consciousness is the power that manifests everything in our world. And we can only manifest that which is in our awareness. That which we can accept and consent to as true for us. Never mind about other people…it doesn’t have to be true for them.
Sitting here reading this, you are drawing into your consciousness everything that you’re accepting as true for you…or not as the case may be.
As I write these words I’m drawing them into my consciousness. Now they may just flit in and then flit out again, in which case no harm, no foul. On the other hand they may join a host of other ideas in our consciousness and become ready to bear some beautiful fruit. Or something less than lovely.
Focus on the wonderful
So, feeling unhappy or discontented with something in our world, by using our consciousness of being, we get to rise up in consciousness to a new state, a higher state; a state which holds the very thing we currently desire.
How do we do that? We take our attention away from the thing that bothers us. We stop poking at it, as we choose to focus our consciousness on the opposite of botheration. We choose a feeling more in keeping with the fulfillment of our desire.
We can’t serve two masters. We can’t have our consciousness attentive to what we don’t want and what we do want at the same time. And I say thank you, thank you.
In other words we must be willing to die to the old state and be born again in the new one. We have to let go of those problems or resentments or upsets and focus our attention on something better, something greater, something really wonderful. Totally accepting that we can have days of ease and peace and joy.
The two most powerful, life changing words
And help is at hand. The two most powerful words at our disposal are I AM. As we say I AM this, or I AM that, we’re conditioning our unlimited consciousness. In other words we’re decreeing that the very things we say we are, get drawn into our life experience – become manifested in our world
The one and only way to change our experiences in life is to change our consciousness of being, because our world in it’s every minute detail is our consciousness expressing itself. And blooming heck, it does it all by itself, with nary a bit of help from us.
Which, when you think about it, is actually good news. That means that we equally don’t have to help our consciousness when we’re focused on a new state of being. And, in my case, this is a marvellous thing, because mostly I have no clue what I need to do to get what I’ve decided I want to experience.
How about you?
What are you willing to let go of in order to be reborn into your new, more magnificent state of consciousness?
What can you focus on right now and tomorrow and the next day…even if only for five minutes…that’ll start the shift into that new state of consciousness.
What do you want to decree over your life? Choose wisely. This is a fairy tale of your own making and you get to decide the happily ever after.
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Bonnano
Encourage one another.