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On Saturday we went to the county fair. It was our second trip because on Tuesday, our designated fair day, we got there and it rained cats and dogs. It absolutely chucked it down and since my idea of a trip to the fair is to get some camera practice and my darling one’s idea is to eat one’s way around the place, it wasn’t working out well for either of us. We went home.
So there we were on Saturday, me totally focused on what I was to do with my camera and he, not as you might suspect seeking deep fried something or other, but guiding me out of the path of rather large fair goers who were equally focused, less on the next shot, though, more on their next deep fried oreo, or snickers bar. Who knew they could deep fry everything. I need to get out more.
Would you suspect this is not my photo?
Despite my intense focus on working out the intricacies of my camera I took a moment’s pause to consider how many different choices we were all making. We, us, and several hundred other revelers were either consciously or unconsciously choosing our next experience. I wish I’d chosen to be a better photographer…I’m still working on it, but I have to keep reminding myself that the lousy shots I still take are just reflecting back to me that I’m not yet self persuaded about my abilities. You all know by now I’m not perfect at this consciousness stuff…working on it!
The choices we encounter in a day are boundless, starting from the moment we get out of bed. We chose the clothes to wear, what to have for breakfast, what we’re going to do next. Most of them made without forethought, simply following routine or habits we’ve built for ourselves.
If our choices, in any given moment, are unconscious, maybe because we’re too busy or got caught up in something, we miss the opportunity to exercise free will. We are allowing our programming to choose for us, which is great if we’re programmed to focus on the positive side of life. But if we haven’t even begun to make choices deliberately and purposefully then chances are our programming has been running on fear, worry or other mostly destructive patterns. I know…it sucks. Will someone please tell me if this is a polite American expression or not? Otherwise I’m just going to keep on using it in my blissful ignorance.
Whatever the phrase it all boils down to the same thing, running fearful programmes = not good. And I can personally vouch for that, being caught up with how many shots I could take versus choosing simply to come away with three or four really great photos…how does that happen? Oh yes, what I was saying, old programming, old habits of thinking, old beliefs, old self concepts. Why do they keep following me around?
Our daily thoughts and feelings are setting up our programming and our programming is making our reality what it is. Pretty simple really.
Today, right now is our only point of power. I believe in the expansion of spirit. I want to always be living a greater, more expanded life, filled with the consciousness of lovely things. I like lovely things. I like feeling lovely emotions. I like living a lovely life. And the trick is to repeatedly give myself clear and strong messages about this. It’s the first practice towards my ever more lovely life.
What beliefs would you choose to have vibrating in you day and night? Give yourself the gift of a strong and clear message, be it about more health, financial abundance, deeper spirituality. The possibilities are limitless. You are limitless, all that is asked is that you believe you can have it or be it.
Each of us defines a successful life in our own way and each of our paths might be different, but the laws we use to experience a greater life are the same for us all. Everything is set up for us to take advantage of these life laws and by directing our thoughts and emotions towards a positive outcome, we not only attract positive conditions into our reality, but we feel sooo good. It doesn’t happen overnight…we are always in the process of becoming, the metamorphosis is never complete.
Why would we choose anything less? Hmm, those darned old habits, they don’t want to let go.
Encourage one another.