The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Perception is tricky. Everyone can perceive a situation, an idea, or a story, differently. Based on our perceptions and thoughts, we form opinions. Then, opinions often become judgments and then judgments become beliefs.
Have you heard of the statement, “If you can dream it, you can believe it; if you believe it, you can become it.” Really pick this one apart. Whatever our beliefs are, no matter positive or negative, they eventually materialize. That little dream or belief is “put out there” into the cosmos; into the world of form and it “becomes.” How amazing.
It is so important to have positive thoughts and beliefs, even through adversity. This doesn’t mean that you resist or deny what is. You acknowledge the thoughts and let them flow like a river without resistance—without judging them as good or bad.
The key is this: As long as you don’t attach to your thoughts or beliefs and as long as you can separate your situation from your judgment of a situation; you are free. In other words, allow things to unfold naturally. Trying to insert your “preferences” inhibits the natural flow of events, which in my opinion, have already been predetermined.
I always looked at this, (when I was your age) as the blueprint that Source has handed me. As an adult, I now recognize that I had a hand in the creation of my blueprint on Earth, before landing here. And, while on Earth, I’ve been given free will choice which often alters my blueprint as I’m building my life.
So, what are you building? What are you manifesting? I often reflect upon those questions, especially when “little me,” as Eckhardt Tolle refers to, creeps in, to interject its negative commentary.
Here’s a good pointer: Never let your happiness depend on your perception of a situation. For example, when I was little I often felt left out. I was the one who was chosen last when picking out a team member. My perception was that I was weird and different. I believed this all the way through high school. I believed that I wasn’t popular because I was weird and different. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that learned to unwind the subconscious, “recording” that kept reeling in my head throughout my life.
I remember changing the recording to: “I like being weird and different…it sets me apart from the ordinary.” Changing that thought opened so many doors in my life. I felt free to be myself. I didn’t mind what other people thought about me. That was their issue, not mine.
The allowance and acceptance of self and non-attachment of all perceptions, preferences, opinions, judgments and beliefs is what awakens us. Awakening to the simple fact that we are so much more than who we believe we are. Remember, you are the creator of your reality.