Life can be a continuous source of upliftment and inspiration, if we keep our hearts open and our minds clear. However, herein lies the challenge. There is a certain amount of effort and “inner work” necessary to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to come naturally—of its’ own accord.
That is, we humans have been programmed by the people who raised us and by the various events and situations we have encountered throughout our lifetime. It has not been a “bed of roses” for most of us. We all have had challenges to face and obstacles to overcome. Often we feel stuck in some of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, and at those times, it may seem quite impossible to feel inspired about anything!
However, as we quiet ourselves and look within for healing, we can re-open that door to inspiration and fulfillment. Once we quit blaming the people around us for our unhappiness and choose to take responsibility for our lives, we open that door even further. What if you realized that no one outside yourself is “doing it to you” and that you have power to change your external circumstances, by changing what’s going on inside you—within your conscious and subconscious mind!
Both the conscious and subconscious mind continually creates our experience of life, by projecting what we think onto the people and situations around us. Then we think that “they are doing it to us,” when in fact, they are responding to the thoughts and feelings we are projecting onto them. Yes, the people and circumstances in our life are our mirrors—reflections of all that is going on inside of us!
Once we realize this, we take back our power to transform our experience of life. We climb out of “victim hood” and start making new choices about how we want to experience our life. This is the process of “waking up to who we really are,” and it’s one of the most inspiring and exciting paths we could ever choose in life. Whether you know it or not, what really matters most, at the “very end,” is how much you have grown, how much you have learned to love being who you are and express the “real you.”
This is not an easy process. It is much easier to acquiesce to the ways of the world, and be just like everyone else. That way makes us feel safer and more secure. If we let ourselves buy into the “collective unconscious,” that is, the beliefs that everyone out there seems to believe, we feel safe in our “sameness” to everyone else. However, this does not produce the fulfillment we seek, nor the ability to lead a truly inspired life.
When your life is lived like this, ideas like, “don’t rock the boat,” or “don’t make waves” would tend to control you. Thinking “outside the box” would bring up too much fear and discomfort. However, you can choose to live life in a new way at any time. The choice is yours and no one else’s.
Sometimes we buy into the “collective beliefs” for a large part of our life, and then, suddenly, we decide that it is time to break free, and express the uniqueness of who we truly are, regardless of how it impacts our life. There comes a point, for every soul, of realizing that “I must do what I need to do” rather than do what everyone else expects of me or wants for me. We may have lived according to others’ expectations of ourselves for most of our life, or even for many, many lifetimes. However, at some point, we become ready to “wake up” to a new and better way of living. This is the point at which true inspiration can begin to guide us and illuminate our path through life.
The key ingredient is to trust the process of life. This is challenging for many of us, because it means letting go of wanting to control everything. Trusting life is more like surrendering to the flow of all that happens to us. It doesn’t mean that we have to like everything, but it means that we accept the truth that everything we attract in our lives is there to help us grow. In fact, we summoned it (at a deep level) so we could learn from the experience.
When you don’t like what you see, do the necessary “inner work,” to replace the negative programs in your subconscious mind with new, positive beliefs. Start to believe that things can work out for you, and that will happen more and more for you. Tell the truth about why you may have wanted whatever negative experience you attracted. It’s important to acknowledge the truth. Remember, “the truth shall set you free.”
Consciously, you don’t want anything negative to happen, but subconsciously, you may be programmed to attract negative circumstances out of a variety of beliefs. We all have subconscious programs that make us, at times, question our worth and whether we deserve to have the life we truly want. All such negativity must be examined and rooted out, in order to attract more of what we desire for ourselves.
Again, it’s not an easy or overnight process by any means. However, the more you practice taking responsibility for everything you attract in your life, and the more you are willing to examine your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs, the more skilled you will become at transforming the negative aspects of your life into positive ones. This is a journey of changing your life’s circumstances by looking inward and telling the truth, and being willing to let go of that which no longer serves you. As you walk on this path, you open the door to inspiration from your Higher Self, and you allow your intuition to lead the way.
This is the path that will ultimately help you find the joy and satisfaction you seek. It will help you feel motivated to choose that which is for your “Highest spiritual good” in every moment. This is the path that will help you lead a powerful and blessed life. And, the good news is that it is available to everyone.
Phyllis Light, Ph.D. in Psychology, is a counselor, teacher, author, and expert in “Telepathic Healing.” With over 35 years of experience, Phyllis helps people clear negative programming to the depths of the subconscious mind and empowers them to rise to their true spiritual potential. For more information about Phyllis’ work, visit www.lighthealing.com or call (512) 301-2999.