We beat ourselves up here on planet Earth. Rarely giving ourselves a break, internal scorning runs rampant unless we make the conscious choice to change our thoughts.
Perhaps you’ve had a tough day. Things showed up unexpectedly; fires to put out, things you thought you put to rest but here they are, back again. It’s easy to feel like we’ve not evolved at all. So we start looking for reasons.
- “Why is this happening?”
- “Who threw a monkey wrench in my machine?”
- “Where did this curve ball come from, that messed up my plans?”
We could send blame outwards, towards others; or even more pervasively, inward at ourselves. One common method of making sense of such occurrences is by using historical reasoning from past events, to explain the happenings in our now.
What if it’s not the same reason at all?
If you are assigning a historical reason for a situation (“it happened for this reason before, so it must be happening for the same reason now”), then the odds are, you could be wrong.
Your assignment based on past experience is only one option of an infinite number of other options. Any explanation you have is merely an idea about something, and you can change that idea at any time. And, human, chances are that you cannot think of every single reason for something. There are surely possibilities that never entered your mind.
Since we live in a free-will zone, you have the power to choose a possibility that you desire, and focus on that. Or, you could choose no possibility at all; leaving it up to the Universe to provide you with the best experience for your growth.
You could choose the idea that if it’s showing up in your life, it’s there for your expansion. So here is the most important question you could ask yourself on your path to recognizing your divinity as the creator of your reality:
Do you trust yourself?
Sit there for a moment and swirl that round in your head like a good cleansing mouthwash. It likely will seep into all corners of your brain, dislodging beliefs and doubts about your power and how you’ve wielded it in the past.
This is a trigger question for most people at a certain milestone in their journey. It is meant to unlock deep-seated beliefs for exploration and redesign if they no longer serve the evolving Self.
You will come up with an answer.
If it’s yes, then you are well on your way to creating your reality in unison with the Others that share your plane, and in collaboration with your Higher Self who has a bird’s eye view of your path.
If the answer was no, then look a little bit deeper into where you are giving away your power.
Try this for one day:
Consider the possibility that some part of you knows what you’re doing.
Even if you’ve never considered yourself that powerful, could you suspend the doubt for one day and consider that you ARE? Could you imagine that everything that is happening to you has a purpose, a reason, and is relevant to the path you are on, and you don’t have to know that reason?
I invite you to trust yourself for one day.
That means, when you suddenly feel so tired that you need a nap, that you go take a nap. That when someone steps into your path and asks for help, that you give it. That when you’re stuck in traffic, there is a purpose for it. Can you allow yourself to be guided without asking why?
For one day, you need not have an explanation for everything.
It might take some reminders along the way. After all, this is behavior that is not widely supported in Western culture; sitting back, accepting things as perfectly orchestrated situations that we have all of the ability to handle. So if you slip, aim at suspending the self-judgment.
It’s very likely that that old time-worn question will pop up: “Why is this happening to me?”
Remind yourself that you don’t need to explain it, and see what happens. If something repeatedly pops up, write it in a journal and drop it from focus until tomorrow.
When tomorrow comes: Check in.
How did it go? Was the day easier? Did you get done what needed to get done? Were you happy, curious, surprised?
Chances are everything worked out just fine. No Armageddon, no ground shaking cataclysm toppled your world. You probably did just fine. And I bet that you had quite a peaceful day, no matter how much physical effort was required in the living of it.
This is the path to recognizing your divinity. Your personal power. Your ability to trust the inner part of you that can see way more than you can. If you can do it for one day, you can do it for more than one day. And soon enough, it will be most days; and this will become your new normal.
Do you trust yourself?