Have you ever sent an email and the moment you clicked on "Send," you realized it wasn't really what you meant to say and you may have just created a mess? Welcome to the world of "Shoot, Ready, Aim." It shows up in all areas of life, relationship, business, health. Everywhere. It is an awkward way to live your life and you can choose otherwise.
There is always another choice and nine times out of ten, it is simple and easy to act upon, yet hidden by the emotions of the moment. Once we stand back, regroup and ask a better question, the next possible choice will reveal itself. Getting to that place of neutrality however, can be tricky because sometimes the programming within us is to panic, argue or resist. This only makes the situation more intense and the likelihood of the other choice revealing itself, more remote.
The next time you are waiting in a line, listen to the conversations around you and notice if people talk about how bad it is? IT could be anything: the weather, the long line, their joints, their last haircut, their doctor, ulcers, job, wives, kids, husbands... People often enjoy congregating and complaining about how awful IT is. In doing so, they perpetuate their condition. (Law of Attraction, you know.) They are repeating their thoughts over and over and over, magnetically attracting like-minded people into their vortex of pain and making their pain very real.
As you step into your day, are you present, or are you hurrying off into a future event? Is your work also your passion or do you work for someone else's dreams? When you eat dinner, is someone there begging for your attention (and your food)? Do you use caffeine as a way to get moving in the morning and stay going? Do you share an office with someone (or with
Thought is our greatest gift and ability. It can also be our greatest liability. Our thought creates our experience of the world. Wilber and Orville knew this. Tesla’s thoughts turned into alternating current. Bell turned his thoughts into the solid and successful telephone. Ever watch someone begin their day in a bad mood and then become progressively worse?
You are here to make a contribution to the world. And this Shift of Consciousness we are in the midst of is pushing us all to identify and demonstrate that contribution. Whether you know it or not, you already have all the information, skills, motivation and passion to do so. The trick, however, is to uncover that drive and allow that inspiration to lead you to your right-work. Discovering that work can sometimes be a major challenge in itself. Unfortunately, most of us choose to live by default rather than do what is necessary to discover and demonstrate our purpose.
posted 13 April, 2010 (Friday, 9 April, 2010) - Jim Self
“Look...what you do is very interesting,” someone recently said to me. “But I have a life to live and I really can’t see myself as a professional psychic. Madame Ruby is just not me. It’s too airy-fairy.”
The concept of choosing your feelings may sound odd. Feelings are feelings, right? They just happen to us. Well, we can in fact choose how we experience our emotions. We are not victims to the energy that moves through us, the energy in motion, our e-motions. Sure, they happen instantly and unconsciously at first, like a wave that rushes through the body...until we decide to increase our awareness and be the creators of our lives, instead of the victims.
Have you noticed that the world around you seems to be different? Are you becoming aware that people are relating to you differently? Or that as you communicate with or offer assistance they don’t seem able to hear you or to accept what you have to say? Have you noticed that your relationship to your friends and others are no longer as interesting as they once were?
Have you ever said Yes when you meant No? Have you ever committed to a project then later (usually when you were in the depths of it) realized you really don't want to be doing this? What is in our wiring that causes us to cross our wisdom-boundaries, our values or priorities, and say yes when we truly mean no?