Welcome to this discussion about choice, and since some of you have been asking about seem changes that seem really difficult, we thought we spend some time this week on the nuts and bolts – the process of deciding what you want, and then finding ways to change the your Story in those areas. So we’ll begin once more with the background – reaffirming that you are the decision maker. We’ve been there before in various different ways, but as we go through the fundamentals here, we encourage you, on an intellectual level at least, to follow along here and once again be clear about who you are, and once again acknowledge it, and once again reaffirm it. Each time you do it, it makes a difference.
Then we’ll move to the mechanics of change and some tactics. Let’s begin here.
What choices do you really have? Well the essence of you is that you’re a time-less space-less extension of the collective consciousness of All That Is, and you can’t choose to be other than that. Your desires and choices create you, and by what you call the Law Of Attraction, you exist within a context that matches those choices of yours. And you can’t use or not use the Law Of Attraction. You can’t turn it off because it’s fundamental to your existence. So you’re not at choice about WHO you are, and HOW you create your world, but beyond that, YOU CHOOSE EVERYTHING.
As you choose to believe and expect, you write the screenplay of the movie called My Life On Earth. As you make new choices, you step into a literally new version of you, and a new version of your context, a new version of Your World, appears magically around you. You create it all – space and time and people and plants and animals and oceans and tides and sun and moon and .. well you get the idea.
From our friends Abraham: You are liquid love in physical bodies, wanting, more than life itself, because it is life itself, to adore the vessel that’s you through which this Source Energy flows.
You are God. You are Source. You are Creator.
So our first question is .. do you get that? That screenplay is Your Story.
You all, we all, have a Story. That Story creates us even as we create it. Your Story defines you and the things that appear around you. There’s no “Right Story”, and no “Wrong Story”. Each Story is unique and valid. There are, of course, parts of Your Story that match parts of the Story of others. Those are the intersection points where you merge briefly and then separate. Those intersections are episodes in what APPEARS to be a solid contiguous world, a world with sequential time, a world that you share with everybody else,
.. but Your World is literally a moment by moment, virtual reality, created by you.
One of our program graduates Patrick recently channeled the following: Imagine the changes in a world where the energy of thought is fully understood. What a hoot!
Can you project yourself into that version of reality? What a hoot indeed. Is it possible for you, the thinking conscious you that’s here and now engaged in this discussion and hearing these words, to fully understand the energy of thought? We say yes indeed it is. Of course it is. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have. And here’s the value of it. It puts you in the know. It gives you the answer to all of life’s questions, and from that foundational place, there are no limits. From that place, you can step in any direction you want to go.
The biggest decision you ever made, you could say the first decision you ever made, was .. the shape of your consciousness. It’s the only significant difference between you and us. We are all of us extensions of the collective consciousness of All That Is – none more exalted or holy or divine than any other. It’s just that the “shape” you have chosen is a thinking entity that’s narrowly focused to one thing at a time, and a much more powerful “subconscious” that you train to handle all the details. This particular shape is not absolute or permanent. It’s just the different perspective you’ve chosen for now, and it’s landed you in this magnificent space/time virtual reality of yours and the experiences you’re now having.
Let’s be clear about the role of the thinking you – the conscious you. It’s made every original choice you ever made (the ones that are now stored away in what we’re loosely calling your subconscious) and mostly never thought of again. It makes all the new choices you ever make. So when do you make those new choices? Every time your subconscious decides you need to, and kicks the decision making upstairs so to speak. AND .. whenever you consciously decide you want to. Right now, choose to stop breathing for 1 second. Until we said that, you weren’t conscious of your breathing. Then you made a new decision, consciously moved that boundary aside, and acted upon it.
That subconscious component of you stores your tapestry of expectations, that lifetime of choices you’ve made about what to believe. It makes 99.99% of your decisions – you’ve delegated and delegated and trained it to only infrequently involve the conscious you. It handles the second by second deluge of information from your senses and discards most of that as irrelevant. It handles 99.99% of your actions. It talks you. It walks you. It breathes you. It reacts you. Without it you couldn’t function. It maintains, second by second, the physical you and the world around you. It maintains the very shape of your consciousness.
So just for a moment here, acknowledge how fundamental that superconscious store is to everything in your world? If you’re wondering what’s back in that tapestry of yours, look around you. That’s what’s in there. If we spent a decade or so asking you questions about every aspect of you and your life, you could tell us the whole Story (after all, it was you who made those decisions and stored them), but it’s not necessary or practical to revisit all of that – just the pieces that are no longer serving you. And you CAN change them. When you change the tapestry, you change everything.
So what’s in Your Story? If it feels good to you, if it answers your questions, if it is for you a joyous space to explore as your life’s context, then we say you have chosen a good Story. But by the very nature of who you are there will always be some parts of it that more in line with your desires and fun to be in, and some parts that are less so and not serving you. There are belief choices you made .. like .. you’re stuck with an aging physical apparatus and you’re going to get old and die .. like you’re in a shared One World and you have to deal with all those other people and survive .. like you have to face reality (possibly the worst advice ever given) .. and so the list goes on and on.
We want to tell you a story about a Story .. about your “track record”. One of our community was recently talking of a small group meeting she’d been trying to organize. She was out in front with this one – better prepared than she’d ever been and feeling really good about it. The first date was all organized, and then it fell apart. Then the second one failed because of a big storm. Her reaction was, how could I possibly be creating this? Then she talked about trying to organize the venue a third time and was imagining all the difficulties of doing it. We said .. what about what-if-UP! How about imagining all the things that could go right. Within 24 hours, everything fell into place. We spoke again and congratulated her. She said, “Yes, it’s great. Of course with my track record, who knows?”
WITH MY TRACK RECORD?? Think about those words. What do they tell us about what she had back there in her belief systems, in her tapestry of expectations? It’s easy to see perhaps what’s going on here when you’re examining this externally and after the event, but when you have a lifetime habit of creating your present by extrapolating from your past, doubts and worries can be subtle or even invisible. If for you there’s this one big thing you want to change, and it’s proving difficult, one thing we can say for sure is that you’re carrying around something like .. “Of course with my track record who knows?” You’re sustaining a habit of belief that no longer serves you.
You’re all seekers of Peace and Power, Fun and Freedom. You all chose to be here in this focused space/time reality for the joy of creating in this leading-edge context. You are the entity that chooses. There is no grand plan. There is nothing you‘re “supposed” to be doing. It’s up to you. No choice is more or less worthy, more or less “right”, than any other. There’s only what feels good and what does not. When you are feeling good (or bad), your infallible emotional guidance system is telling you that you are heading towards (or away from) what you want. Nothing therefore can possibly be more important than feeling good.
So let’s get down now to the mechanics of change, and as we do, just remember that all of these suggestions are aimed at one thing only – changing your subconscious habits of thought. Some of these suggestions are very conscious and deliberate. Some are subtle and yet powerful. Ask yourself as we go through these, which of these am I using? Which of these could I use?
Here’s what important as a mindset going into this:
This is Your Life. Commit to change it. Nothing is can be more important.
Know that each small action makes a difference.
Know who you are. Appreciate who you are. Acknowledge who you are.
Be aware of how you feel.
Make new choices.
Use “Letting Go” – Let go of old stories (of your “track record”).
Settle for nothing less than feeling good.
Remember the prefix to life .. “In this world that I am creating ….”
Remember the suffix to life .. “..because I can change any of it and I am now choosing this.
Use the Bucket Process.
Use the About Face Process
Maybe start with some simple things about which you have less resistance.
Practice, practice, practice.
Making a big change is an act of will.
It’s your will that counts.
Every time you choose a new thought, it makes a difference.
Then there’s the more subtle inner work and here’s where we take a leaf out of Deepak Chopra’s book. Meditation is a tool you can use. We say, choose to use it. In Deepak’s words .. The more often you dive into the silent mind, the deeper your intentions will be coming from when you’re not meditating. We agree wholeheartedly. This is the real value of meditation. Apart from being fun to relax into enormous peace and connection, the very act of meditating challenges reality. There’s power in challenging reality, and this is another great way to do just that. It’s a profound place. It helps loosen your grip on the artifacts of your world, and it thereby strengthens your connection to who you are.
And here’s a fun thing to do that we tried yesterday in our graduate conference call. As we said above, all of these suggestions are aimed at one thing only – changing your subconscious habits of thought, and yesterday in a guided visualization we suggested talking directly to your subconscious. In the middle of a lot of fun and laughter, here was Joanne doing just that:
Who I am is a creator of galaxies. And my subconscious was like .. Noooo!
And I’m like Yeahh! And you too .. we create galaxies!
So there’s another technique you can use. Talk to your subconscious just like that. Bring it along on this journey with you.
Make it an ally for change rather than a preserver of status quo.
Imagine the changes in a world where the energy of thought is fully understood. What a hoot!
Can you imagine that world? Think about it. What’s your subconscious saying about that world? Is it saying Noooooo? Can you see that when you step into that version of the world, you’ll discover that you’re brought everybody along with you? Or to be more literal about it, you’ve stepped into a world where you intersect with new versions of everything. So make yourself a promise right here and now that you will set aside the time to do these things. Take whatever processes work for you. Find the ones that feel good to you. Build them into the fabric of your life. Let them become a part of who you are.
Remember .. YOU – CHOOSE – EVERYTHING.
You’re the sole author of the screenplay of that movie called Your Life On Earth. Make new choices. Step into a literally new version of you, and a new version of your context, a new version of Your World, will appear magically around you. Do not let “reality” fool you. You’re creating it all – space and time and people and plants and animals and oceans and tides and .. everything.
We wish you happy new choices. And if you’re still having a few blockages, come back here and check in with us. As always, we’re here to support you and answer your questions.