Whether one is young or old, male or female, rich or poor, there are so many preconceived notions and expectations put on each of us by society, family and ourselves. Some are good and some bad. Many of us follow religious beliefs that instill a person with feelings of guilt, inferiority, prejudice, intolerance all in the name of God. That is not to say religion is bad or wrong, but I do believe the message has been lost in many ways and religious beliefs are often used to keep the masses from realizing their potential. We often allow limits to be put on ourselves with expectations that are not in alignment with who and what we are.
We grow up being told that we must act a certain way and achieve other peoples goals. We were born sinners and must constantly repent for who and what we are. In the next breath we are told that we are made in the image of God. We have Christ within us. We are Gods Chosen people in our God given land. We must declare jihad on those who do not agree with us. We are guilty for the sins of our fathers. God is love. God is jealous. God knows all. God is angry. Vengeance is mine, says the Lord. If you are not of our faith, you cannot go to heaven. If you say this prayer twenty times, you will go to heaven. Pay this much money for indulgence. This is the true faith. and so on and so on and so on.
At home growing up there are so many mixed messages. You are the good kid, you are the bad kid. I'm so disappointed in you, why can't you be like her? What is wrong with you? Who do you think you are? Who else are we going to count on if we can't depend on you? We can't trust you. Don't be like your brother. I wish you had never been born. I hate you! I am proud of you. I am so ashamed of you.
As adults we are bombarded by spouses, co workers, friends, family and aquaintences with mixed messages and expectations. You don't do enough. You need to do this. We need more money. What do you believe? Be a good example. It's ok to do this. Don't do that. Your a good man. You are so beautiful. Your stupid. What a loser. You need to lose weight. Your such a hard worker. You are so lazy. You don't want to be with those people. Those people steal. You can't trust them. Work hard and you will be rewarded. We deserve better. They deserve what they get. It is not my fault. They are what they are. You can never get ahead. They don't want people like us. They are not good enough. I am so angry. I am not good enough. I am tired of this job. The list could go on forever as it often seems to.
Generation after generation, these ideas are pressed into us to the point that they become fact in our minds. This is our reality. This is the energy we put out and with mixed messages and random thought comes a random life. We must rediscover who we are and why we are here. We must clear out all the garbage in our heads. Rid ourselves of toxic belief systems, clear our minds of negativity, guilt and self doubt. Finally realize that we are not only a part of creation, we are creator. We are beings of light. We have to believe in ourselves. We have to believe that we can set out to do anything. Let no one put limits on you. Remember, there are no limits to the universe. There are no limits to Source. There are no limits except for those you put on yourself. Let your imagination run wild. You are here to grow and learn. Put your mark on creation. Seek out your potential and find your joy!
Positive energy is so much more powerful than negative energy. When we look at life from a place of satisfaction and gratitude and really believe it, we can manifest the life experience that we want. We must think from a position of abundance, not lack. Our desires must be in alignment with what we actually believe or those desires cannot manifest. For instance, if a person is lonely and wants friendship or perhaps a relationship, how that person truly believes will affect the outcome of the desire. If the person thinks "who would want to be with me? Nobody likes me. I can't make friends. I don't know what to say. People just want to see what they can get from me". Those thoughts must change Through the law of attraction we draw into our lives that which we believe. This belief system will most certainly maintain a lonely life. Instead, try to put yourself in a place of feeling positive about yourself and those around you. Not only think to yourself, but actually believe "I am a good person. I have much to offer. I enjoy the company of others. There are many good people out there. I love to share. I am thankful for those around me and in my life." This positive belief system, this good energy can channel toward you the life you want to live. Whether it is relationships, faith, money or anything else in your life experience, you are responsible for your own perception of reality. Accepting that is half the battle. Knowing that you are responsible for the happiness in your life, no one else can give it to you as you cannot give it to another. We can only share our love, our joy and happiness.
Others in our lives can share in our joy, but we are ultimately responsible for our own joy or pain. We are responsible for what we allow in our lives. We have the power to deliberately set the course of lives. That is not only a great power, but a great responsibility. No longer can we blame others for our sadness or joy. We are the writers of our own story. We are creators. We are source!
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