It’s Just A Choice

Sometimes you just have to deliberately stop thinking an old thought and choose a new thought. The thought you WANT to think. For no other reason than it’s more aligned with what you want. This seems to be especially true if it’s a long-time habit of “worry” – worrying that you’ll run out of money, worrying that you’ll get fired from your job, worrying that something will come up that you can’t handle, etc. And the ‘general’ worries are even worse!

The good news is that worries are still only thoughts, despite the power and ‘proof’ of them we’ve experienced over the years.

The more challenging news is that sometimes we don’t have any excuses or reasons for choosing to think a different thought instead.  Once you’ve dealt with any emotional attachments you might have had to the old worry though, either good or bad, it really does come down to just a choice. A or B. Not ‘if I choose to think something else I’m in denial of what’s real’ anymore. Not ‘well other people believe this new thing so it’s probably true’ either. Just you – just what you choose to put energy into. Just you, trusting yourself.

Keep releasing your emotional attachments and stepping back from your unconscious proliferation of that unwanted thought/belief. Soon, you’ll see a whole new perspective (literally – it’s like having your nose pressed up against a brick wall, stepping back, and seeing that the wall is only three feet wide in reality!) – one where that old thought doesn’t fill up so much of your vision. Then, to mix metaphors, keep pouring more water out of that old glass and into the new glass whenever you catch yourself unconsciously reaching for the old thought.

It takes diligence and intention and courage but soon that new belief/thought will start to feel as real, if not MORE real, than the old one. Trust me. Or not. That’s just another choice you get to make… just because. 😉

— Be Where You Are – Choose What You Want —

The Metaphysical, Conscious Creation, and Pagan Facets

I’ve been reading a bit of metaphysical detective type fiction lately, and enjoying it immensely. Not just because it’s well-written with good characters (especially if you like a good mystery!), but because the essence of the magic in it just feels right. It does play with a lot of magical archtypes and myths, but the way the magic itself WORKS, the base of it all, just seems spot on to me, (and I tend to be much more based ‘reality creation’ or metaphysical type approaches (Seth, Abraham, etc) and not as much versed on the pagan end of things.)

magicbelieveinyourselfThe more ‘systems’ of thought I learn in terms of metaphysics, in terms of how the different teachers approach the subject, the more satisfying it is to find the essence of each and how they are basically the same, if done well.  For instance, in the Conscious Creation avenue, there’s the idea that you have to focus on what you want, and then let it go, go do something else, and let the universe bring together the pieces and manifest the end result. In many pagan approaches, there is the spell-casting, and often the burning of a paper on which the spell or intent was written, thus sending it to the higher beings to make ‘real’.

The ritualistic aspects of the pagan approach have history and practicality on their side – the steps you take are very specific and offer a repeated neural pathway in which to train the self. It also mirrors the steps that consciousness has to take Although sometimes the ritual is remembered more than the reasons behind it, in which case the spell casting is not as effective. The Conscious Creation approach has the concepts of modern psychology and philosophy going for it, which certainly appeals to the left brain, and explains WHY it all supposedly works, but the lesser grounding in physicality can sometimes leave open a door for endless mental entanglement, self-doubt, and thought spinning, getting nothing accomplished, physically speaking.

I have the urge to create a system of rituals for Conscious Creation, to blend the metaphysical and pagan ideas to see what I can come up with. I’m sure many people are already doing this, have done this. Of course, there’s always room for a new system. They are like facets of a crystal – you can understand the facets, and begin to get the feel or knowing of the larger crystal, but from a standpoint in physical reality, you’ll never be able to see the entirely of the crystal all at once with our eyes (or left brain). What a tease!

When You’re Ready to Choose What You Want

I just read a brief article about a couple who’d lost their cat. They searched for it for six months, and then finally went to the local animal shelter to fill out adoption papers for a new pet. At the same time, another couple brought in a cat that they had just found, and of course, it was the first couple’s long lost cat! It’s a great story about synchronicity, but there’s also more to learn here about how everything was and wasn’t lining up.

Cat-Moon Watercolor ©Kristen N. Fox, http://gallery.artoffoxvox.comThe article shares that the couple was heartbroken and looked for their cat every day, so just imagine the sad, not connected, not-having vibe that might have been there, perhaps coupled with feelings of guilt as well. And after six months of working through these feelings, they shifted their vibe. Maybe they thought that so much time had passed that it was unlikely they’d see their beloved cat again. Maybe they decided that even if it wasn’t their lost cat, they really wanted to have a cat in their lives again. Maybe they thought that they’d done all they could and perhaps it was just time to move on, knowing other cats in the shelter also needed good homes. Vibrationally, they released their ‘struggle to find’, and their resistance to NOT having their cat, and stepped into the vibe of HAVING a cat, even if it wasn’t their previously lost pet, but a cat they wanted, nonetheless. Whatever their motivation, when they were lined up with having a cat again, the perfect cat appeared for them!

I was reminded of a similar story I heard a long time ago. The details are lost to me now but it was about a dancer who thought that the only way to get to dance in this one production was to consent to date the producer who was obviously interested in her romantically. She was not interested in him however, but her desire to be in the production was greater than her resistance to the idea. One night, she decided that she would agree to go out with him the next day because she wanted the part that badly. The next day, she walked into the theater, resolved to this path, only to discover that the producer had been replaced and she was hired into the production as a dancer!

At first, I thought that the story was trying to say that you should be willing to do anything you have to do to achieve your dreams, EVEN THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO DO. But that’s not it at all! The real point is that you have to release resistance to what you do NOT want and what you do not want to do, since resistance is still an emotional/energetic connection. (In this case the resistance sprang from her belief that there was only one way to get what she wanted.) Release that resistance, let the unwanted choice just BE, and free up your energy from the entanglement. Then, you’re clear to vibrate with the energy of the desired probability, to be where you want to be, fully, with no negative attachments pinning you down.

I can relate a recent story of my own along these lines. My old laptop computer had a slow processor and other low-end features that were preventing me from being able to do the kind of graphics work that I needed to do, so I started to look for a new one at various electronics websites. I found a few that were as close as possible to the feature list that I’d wanted (processor type, price, screen resolution, hard disk size, etc.) and after a lot of comparison shopping, I narrowed it down to my top choice, even though it didn’t have EVERYTHING I really wanted. I waited a day or two, not really wanting to get a laptop that didn’t completely meet my criteria, but that choice seemed to be the best one I was going to find for the price, so I relented. I finally told John, “Well, I guess I’ll go buy this one – no sense waiting any longer!” On a whim and with no expectations, I checked my email one last time before going online to buy the laptop, and a flyer came in from another online electronics store that had ALL of the criteria that I had spelled out – not ‘close enough’ but EXACTLY. And at an even better price! My negative attachment had been the fear of not being able to have exactly what I wanted, and once I stopped fearing it and let it BE, the energetic attachment to it simply dissolved and I could move on.

Resistance, either to your current circumstances or undesired potential circumstances, splits focus between what you want and what you don’t want, but can also be part of the path of shifting energy from where it is to where you want it to be, like being led along step by step. The feeling of knowing that you’re ready to move forward is an indication that your energy is now freed up from old resistance and attachments (positive or negative) and focused, no matter what all of the circumstances might look like to the rational mind at the time. Shift your energy and probabilities shift around to meet your new choices, often in ways that you wouldn’t have been able to predict from your old perspective!

A Synchronicity: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee & Biblical Prophecy

This is an interesting synchronicity – this morning I heard about Occupy Wall Street’s intention to buy debt and then erase it, in this article: Occupy Wall Street Is Buying And Paying The 99%’s Debt. They are calling their project ‘Rolling Jubilee’, which I didn’t understand, but liked the name all the same. What a great idea! (Check out the article linked above for specifics about the program – it will inspire you!)

A little while later, I was poking through a newsletter with free kindle books and one caught my eye called, “Run With The Vision: Ancient Prophecy Foresees A Powerful Debtors’ Revolt Breaking Financial Tyranny” by Henry Garman. The description indicates that the Jubilee is actually a biblical prophecy: “The Vision foresees a blessed time in the future when mankind finally fully awakes and throws off tyranny. The Bible calls this blessed time Jubilee. Beginning with a trumpet blast, liberty was proclaimed throughout the land in the Year of Jubilee. Debts were cancelled, slaves set free. The people returned and took back their inheritance.” Ah – NOW I know why OWS is using the Jubilee word!  (Note: I have not read the book yet, so I can’t vouch for it at all, but I’ve included the link so you can investigate it further if you want to.)

I’m certainly no biblical scholar or prophecy adherent, to say the least, but the energy behind this concept, and the further explanation I attracted… it all just resonates with me, and where I am on my own path to transforming my personal focus on money and life in general.  So I am sharing!

How I Got Into The Vortex

We are pleased to have an old friend as a guest blogger for this post, Andy Monheit, writing about the power of perspective!

How I Got into the Vortex
By Andy Monheit

At the Abraham (with Esther Hicks) workshop in Folsom, California, held on March 3rd 2012, I had a discussion with Abraham about how it felt to be in the Vortex and how I felt I had come to find myself there. Some people on the Facebook Abe forum asked me how I got into the Vortex, so I wrote the following:

I got into the Vortex by realizing that I was already there and understanding how it was that I could be fooled into thinking that I wasn’t in the Vortex. That’s it.

If you are reading this, I want you to know that the “you” that is reading this, is already in the vortex, and the very act of trying to figure out “how” you can get into the vortex is one of the very things that kicks you “out.” Only you are never “out,” you are simply using your mind (AKA the “power that creates worlds”) to create a world where you believe you are out of the vortex, and once you have that belief (that you are outside of the Vortex) everything you experience will only serve to verify that belief even more.

Yeah, it sounds complicated, because words are a poor medium to explain this. Think of it this way: It’s like a picture that is also a visual illusion that can be seen two different ways. In this case, if you look at it one way, your life seems to be an endless struggle where you have to constantly work at improving yourself and if you see it the other way, your life is a lazy ride down the river that gets better and better. What I’m going to try and do here is get you to see the fun way to see the illusion. Continue reading “How I Got Into The Vortex”