“You’ll see it when you believe it.”
That was Dr. Wayne Dyer’s very famous quote and for whatever reason, it popped into my head recently and wouldn’t leave me alone.
We’re raised with the idea, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it,” which sets up a stance of, “prove it” as well as doubt and resistance. How can you receive generously if you’re doubting the very thing that you are wanting? By needing proof, you separate yourself from, and become antagonistic to, your desires. The bottom line becomes, “I don’t believe I can have this, nor do I trust it to appear.”
What if, instead, you decide to have faith first, and even in the face of obstacles, you choose to believe, without concrete facts. You place yourself in a state of humility and trust, and simply surrender to something outside yourself, to something more. Humility says, even though this has happened a certain way every time, I’m willing to allow it to be different this time. I’m choosing to see it differently. Because sometimes we can’t even fathom how we can make our dreams and desires come true, but the Universe knows how and is ready to support you.
Our imagination is one of the most powerful tools we have, as is our desire and choice. So what if, instead of coming from a place of lack, (needing proof, doubts), you believe. You have faith and imagine that the very thing you want is coming to you. You surrender the “hows” and allow the mystery. Choose to believe.
“I choose peace instead of this.”
I try to cultivate a reality of harmony and calm, but every so often, life happens, and conflict arises. That very thing happened Friday and while I was not directly involved in the conflict, it impacted me greatly. I did what I remind all of you to do, processed through any of my own fears, upsets, and angers, forgave myself for anywhere that I was contributing to this conflict, took my power back from it, and most valuably, I remembered something from a book Gabby Bernstein had written, that was taken from one of the lessons in A Course in Miracles. But while I couldn’t remember the exact phrasing, I was consciously choosing a different reality so I started saying over and over, when thinking of the situation, “I choose peace instead of this.” Now the way it had originally been taught was, “I could see peace instead of this.” While I understand why it was phrased that way for the lesson, for my purposes, I was actively choosing to see a reality of peace. I affirmed it over and over, all weekend, while doing all the other things that I needed to do to help shift the energy.
Monday morning, I found out that the parties involved were able to hash out what happened and create understanding, thereby ending the conflict.
As I remind you all the time, nothing changes until you do, and since you create your reality, you can actively choose the outcome you want and put all of your attention there. I could have dive-bombed into righteousness and anger and all sorts of other emotions, but that would have exacerbated the issue vs. heal it. Make the choice to rise above whatever is in conflict in your life and choose a peaceful outcome. You cannot control what happens, but you can control what you bring to the situation. Choose peace.
I was drawn this week, to simply sharing a quote. As you read it through, I ask that you really ponder the words and not just breeze past them. Timing wise, this quote has great significance right now. We are evolving at an accelerated rate and it can seem like all of our old blockages are surfacing to stop us. No, they are surfacing to be cleared out. Now, more then ever, it's important to focus on your light, on the more of who you really are, to carry you through into an incredible future and elevate your reality. It's time to be more of your light and put your attention there. Do not let old fears stop you now. Everything is happening for a reason. Trust in yourself, and be willing to see your magnificence.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
- Marianne Williamson
How many times do you hold a door for a stranger, give a compliment to someone, refuse to bad mouth a friend, pick up trash on the sidewalk? These are acts of the Quiet Revolution; the desire to change the world one little step at a time. It can seem things are overwhelmingly negative right now, so how do you fight back? Little acts of kindness and courtesy. This matters.
You may ask, “in the grand scheme of things, how is my holding the door open for a stranger going to save the world?” How? Because you just sent out a bit of love, a bit of caring, and that can have exponentially positive effects. When you pick up a piece of trash by the ocean or turn off the water while you brush your teeth, no one else may ever know, but you will. You will know you contributed to the well being of the planet, to those around you. Every little action matters, and you have absolute choice in whether to participate or not. The Quiet Revolution won’t gain you fame, but it will gain you self-confidence, self-worth, knowing you matter and you made a difference, for you, and for your reality, without anyone else ever knowing. That’s character. And that is how to face yourself and own a greater level of self-love.
It’s called Quiet because it’s not boastful, that would be the opposite of the intended effect. It’s not about ego; it’s about how you quietly change your reality, and all reality, by your little actions.
So notice, regardless of being thanked or acknowledged, can you smile at a stranger, allow a car to merge when you’re in a hurry, be conscious of the water you use, walk away from a judgmental discussion? Every time you do, you participate. So join the revolution, voice your intended caring and compassion by your little daily actions. The world thanks you.
Me, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!