I will make sure the reality I create is the one I desire.
This mantra strongly resonates with me to this day. Whenever I remind myself that my experiences in this collective reality are correlated with my thoughts, intentions, and overall outlook on life, awareness rises, and I am able to direct my attention towards the things that I love and desire.
Realigning myself with all that is positive, all that is love, allows any fear to subside and for inner peace to move in. With inner peace also comes focus and clarity. When the mind ceases to produce fear based thoughts, and when one comes from a place of good intention, one’s external experiences will also reflect this state of inner peace.
“I believe this is the most powerful idea for each of us: realizing that we’re here to discover and honor our own individual path. It doesn’t matter whether we renounce the material world and meditate on a mountaintop for 20 years or create a billion-dollar multinational company that employs thousands of people, giving them each a livelihood. We can attend a temple or church, sit on the beach, drink a margarita, take in a glorious sunset with a loved one, or walk through the park enjoying an ice cream. Ultimately, whichever path we choose is the right one for us, and none of these options are any more or less spiritual than the others.” – Anita Moorjani, Dying to Be Me
Anita Moorjani has always been a huge inspiration for me. After four long years of struggling with cancer that had spread throughout her entire lymphatic system, Moorjani had a near death experience on February 2nd, 2006. Five weeks after having this experience, she was released from the hospital completely cancer-free. To this day, she continues to spread the message of love, positivity, and the connection to who-we-really-are.
“When you become adept at directing your thoughts to things that are pleasing, the unpleasing people (or unpleasing aspects of those people) will leave your experience. It is your attention to the unwanted that holds it in your experience.” – Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Vortex
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As I started to become more conscious of the overall health of my physical body, I realized that I not only wanted to become more aware of what I was ingesting, but also of what I was putting onto my body.
In the beginning of this journey, I started by focusing on eliminating little things like sugar, bread, and dairy products. Once I started to observe and recognize how these minor initiatives were improving my overall well-being, this positive feeling then encouraged me to expand this practice of becoming more in tune with my body.
Whatever energy one puts out is the energy they will receive.
Positive thoughts will bring positive experiences. Negative thoughts will bring negative experiences. The same goes for the energy that one attracts. Positive vibrational energy will attract positive energy. Negative vibrational energy will bring negative energy.
This closely relates to the concept of the “self fulfilling prophecy”. If one only focuses on what they think will go wrong, then things will most likely go wrong. If one remains optimistic and focuses on everything that can and will go right, then things will work out in their favor.
The only suffering one experiences is the suffering that they allow.
One is in control of how they react to any situation, as well as how they react to their own thoughts. We all have the ability to observe and change our own reactive patterns. These reactive patterns are often linked to some type of emotion, which can sometimes cause one suffering (although not always!).
By changing the way one reacts, one can stop allowing thoughts and situations to have power over their emotions.
“Unease, restlessness, boredom, anxiety, dissatisfaction, are all the results of unfulfilled wanting. Wanting is structural, so no amount of content can provide lasting fulfillment as long as that mental structure remains in place.” –Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth