Can you envision yourself as being happy, with abundance in all things, in a loving relationship, with a wonderful job and a life that you love and appreciate? Can you create a vision of the life of your dreams and then put yourself in the picture? Creating a different reality begins with your ability to stretch your mind to accept and acknowledge the possibility of a reality that you are not currently experiencing. Your mind is trained to see what is in front of it as the only possible reality. When you stretch your mind you challenge it to accept other possibilities and accept them as truth, even though they are not what is 'real' for you at the present moment.
It's time to change an old notion that you have heard from your parents and their parents before them. Many generations, yours included, have been told to use their head, to think with their heads. Your head initiates your logical thinking processes that are based on fear and contain your memories of the past. When you think with your head you are using these filters to bring the past into the present. This thinking reminds you of what you 'used to do' or how you 'things unfolded before.' Thinking with your head is how humanity got to where it is today. As the Shift continues and the energetic vibrations increase, you must all learn a new way of thinking. Instead of thinking with your head you must learn to think with your heart.
When you make changes in your life you are merely stretching the boundaries of your thinking. Remember that everything that is in your life, every aspect of your reality, is there because of your thoughts. How you perceive yourself, your capabilities, your limits and your potential creates the boundaries in which you live. If you are living a life that is restricted, it is because your thoughts are restricting you. When you decide to expand your thought processes, you expand your boundaries.
When you stretch your boundaries you can experience growing pains, similar to those that you experienced, for example, when you first left the home environment to start your own life. While that may have been an exciting part of your life, it was also frightening because of its unknown elements. Each time you stretch your boundaries you place yourself in that space where the future is unknown and where you may not have the comfort of knowing what will happen next.
Take time to pause and reflect as you go through your experiences. When you pause and reflect you do two things-you stop your mind from engaging your emotions and reacting from the memory of karmic experience. And, you allow your inner guidance to have a voice in the choices that you are about to make. When you do not take time to pause and reflect, you act from the past and not from the present moment. Are you afraid that you will miss the opportunity to do or say something if you wait before you take a step or make a decision?
Today is the day to celebrate life, to appreciate who you are and to love every aspect of your being. Why today? Because today is the only day in which you live. Today is the embodiment of everything that you are capable of and the fulfillment of your every desire. Why wait until tomorrow to see the expression of your dreams? In the Universe, tomorrow does not exist because everything exists in the present moment. It is from each moment in the present that you create the next step, create the next part of your reality. If you are not in harmony with what is going on in your reality today, tomorrow's reality will not be any different than it is today.
Our spiritual journey can unfold in two ways: it can be a journey of overcoming obstacles, where we constantly battle our fears and feelings of inadequacy or it can be a journey of enlightenment, where each new experience allows us to enrich our lives with a greater appreciation of our power. And we can experience our journey alone on both the spiritual and material plane or realize that although we may be alone in our physical life, we have countless friends and supporters on the spiritual plane.
You have expectations of the people in your life, that they will treat you honorably, respect you and appreciate your efforts. You can expect them to return favors, be there for you and support you. You can expect them to be kind, thoughtful and loving. And sometimes they do but often they do not. When you have expectations of others it seems that they often do their best to not meet your expectations. That is because having expectations of others is something you do to meet your own needs.
In order to have peace in the world you must be peace. War does not create peace, only peace can create peace. Chaos and turmoil do not have their roots in the present moment, they are manifestations of a long history, across eons of lifetimes, of unforgiveness. While it may seem that you are powerless to stop the chaos that exists today, that is not true. Each of you has agreed to be here at this time because you knew that there was a perfect opportunity for you to work together to create peace. And you do so by reflecting peace in every aspect of your being, no matter what the outside world appears to be.
There are angels among you and you interact with them every day. Their purpose is to guide you through your life, to help you when you need it most and to provide you with opportunities to confirm your own spiritual growth and understanding. You have proof of their presence in your lives when you meet with someone who extends a helping hand, who steps in to solve a problem when it seems that no help is available, to give you a smile, a word of encouragement or a sympathetic ear. You will be aware of their presence when you remember that you are never alone on your journey.
What are you focusing your attention on at this time? Is it on the beauty of your world, the wonder of life, the gratitude in your heart for the blessings you have? Or are you focused on what is lacking in your life, the dangers around you and the precarious state of your environment and world political situation? As you focus on the perceived deficiencies you move yourself farther and farther from the light, from the truth of who you are. Every thought of who or what you are not is a reaffirmation of this perceived lack or chaos and a step towards darkness.