Walk On the Sunny Side, Especially When It Looks Hard
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If you look to the Bright Side of Life, it changes your Life.
We are in the break down phase of a great unfolding to create mass transformation from victim archetype and poverty consciousness to abundance and peace consciousness. NOW is our golden opportunity to be a part of co-creating “The New Earth” and it all begins with you. Now is the time to make a conscious choice to focus on the Bright Side of Life and not on the Shadow side of Life. This does not mean to deny the shadow rather to take notice of it and not let it live in you, but to recognize it as a gift that by choice can be shifted into brighter side of life experience.
Where are you living…in fear or on the bright side? FEAR and poverty consciousness seems to be the dominating thought of so many these days with the uncertainty of the political and financial issues that are now in our face.
FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real. We must remember that things are constantly changing, nothing stays the same except the TRUTH. And what is the Truth you might ask? That can be a tricky question as the truth for each of us is within us, our God given free will of Choice. How we CHOOSE to see our world becomes our truth. There is enough evidence on the Law of Attraction and Quantum Physics to support this truth. What You Think About– Becomes You. For many years we as individuals have been giving our attention to greed and abuse of our power. Recently I heard from a small child who was in a wheelchair make this statement, ‘If you look to the Brightside of Life, it changes your Life’. Wow! Yes, from a small child who saw her handicap as a positive aspect in her life; and yet, most heartwarming was the smile on her face. It touched my heart and brought to mind the movie, ‘A Beautiful Life’, and how the experience of living in a concentration camp was reframed into a game and how it saved the life of that young boy. There many other stories about what appeared as adversity that if looked at from a positive view, produced a profoundly positive affect on communities, individuals, countries….lives were changed.
Have you stopped to consider that our current financial situation is in our face because it has the potential to wake us up to our own underlying patterns of misuse of money and confusion about what really matters to us in life, as it is mirroring back to us our own greed, fraud, selfishness and abuse of power that is showing up on our global economy?
What a gift this is FOR us. It is my teaching and belief that nothing happens TO us, what is happening is FOR us. ..Always. That is true Forgiveness. The most important thing we can do right now to accelerate the process of personal and global healing is to focus our attention on new thought patterns of Abundance and Peace. OK, Carol how do we DO that, I am angry, scared, and feeling helpless you might say, and from outside appearances, it does appear as though the world is going to hell in a hand basket. But is that the truth? I say, “No, it is far from the truth’. Well then what am I to do, you ask.
The first step is to be ‘WILLING’ to be open to change by choosing positive thoughts and words carefully and to practice forgiveness. This will immediately take you out of the victim role and empower you! Now who wouldn’t want that? When it comes down to it, we ALWAYS have a choice. Are you thinking life is just a random set of experiences? What IF life was purposeful and if you believe in a higher power that life energy is in all things and permeates in and through all things ….So then who is in control? It is Universal Intelligence or God or Source energy or energy by any name you choose to call it. Some people get upset when they are told they are responsible for what happens to them, but if you are honest with yourself, the bottom line is YOU are the one who makes the choices. For many years, I thought I was the victim of life, but once I embraced the fact and learned to accept my life experiences were FOR me and that my life was not just a random set of circumstances, I no longer felt like a victim, I became empowered.
The second step is to recognize your negative emotions. This has been referred to as your ‘emotional guidance system’. When you become aware that you are not feeling good thoughts, this is your opportunity to change the pattern and do what is called an ‘energy interrupt’ and CHOOSE a better feeling emotion. Are we in control of what is going on in our world? No, we are not in control…actually the only thing we are in control of is our choice of feelings/emotions; in other words, how we choose to see the situation or tell our story about it, whether to ourselves or to others. Have you noticed when you talk to others about something negative it just spirals and as others join in there is even more negative talk and the next thing you know, you are feeling angry and so is every one else? Do you like feeling angry? I have never met a person yet who said yes.
We have a choice. We can choose to raise our vibration higher by not being fooled by the outer appearances of things, but rather to have faith in a divine plan [even though we do not know what it is], faith that we are safe and attracting to us abundance in all aspects of our life. It is our God-given birthright to be prosperous. We are powerful beings and we can accomplish that by choosing to live in a consciousness of Radical Forgiveness and practicing the principles of the Law of Attraction; because when we lower our vibration and get caught up in the fear, anger and blame, we keep ourselves in the victim archetype that will attract only more of the same to ourselves personally and contribute nothing to the process of creating the mass transformation we have been longing for. This is our opportunity to stand firm in the knowledge that the Universe is abundant, that our security and prosperity lies in our own consciousness of the abundant love that surrounds all of us. After all, There Is Only LOVE. It is our true nature and the nature of everyone and everything on this planet.
Imagine what life might be like if we invested as much of our life resources like time, energy, money and effort into what we say is most important to us, like family and friendship, love, happiness, and service to others. Imagine how the quality of your life might be different if you gave as much attention to the quality of your relationships, the degree of integrity that you embody, your spiritual development and your highest values, as you do your investment portfolio or the size of your bank account. This does not mean neglecting your material concerns, rather it is about holding them in proper perspective, cultivating and strengthening other aspects that are essential to a high quality of life and bringing it all together into an integrated whole.
Recently I was interviewed by Anna Miller, author or Madness, Mania & Miracles, her personal story of Recovery from Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety. The topic of our conversation was about Forgiveness as a Bridge to Recovery from Depression. I feel it would be fair to say, that what is happening right now in our country is responsible for multitudes of people experiencing depression. If you are interested you can listen to this conversation on my site at http://www.lifeworks-marketing.com/RF-journey.html or on Anna’s website at http://www.thedepressionproject.com/experts.html.
Anna, wrote, “For me, the discovery of Radical Forgiveness opened up a whole new avenue of healing that I had not yet explored. As I began working with the fast acting and easy to use tools, I found myself shedding layers of baggage that had been weighing me down. The result of letting go of all these unresolved hurts is that I freed up energy that was stuck in the past. As I release memories and stories about the past, I make space for the new and the now. Radical Forgiveness has given me new levels of Personal Freedom that I didn’t know existed! The tools are so powerful they can be used time and again, whenever I get activated by something or someone in my life. It has helped to bring about any notions of random pointless living that I may have been stuck in. I am forever grateful for these teachings.”
This brings us to the third thing we can do and there can be no more crucial moment than this one in which to CHOOSE to stay firmly anchored in forgiveness and love. I highly suggest that you read any of the radical forgiveness books available at my site and one of the most useful easy to use tools is called a Radical Forgiveness Worksheet”. It can be downloaded free at http://www.lifeworks-marketing.com/lifeworksintensive.html. What is so wonderful about this worksheet is that it immediately shifts energy, it is almost like magic. You can use it to shift your energy on any person, place or thing, for example, George Bush, the politicians, the banks, or the government.
Let me leave you with this thought and may your heart be open to receive your good.
The Door to Your Heart
When you know that your life is okay,
no matter how ragged and unfinished it seems,
there is room for movement.
A shift can happen.
A door can open.
The most important door
is the one to your heart.
If it is closed, then you stand alone
against the world.
If it is open, then the whole universe
abides in you. –Paul Ferrini