One of the premier teachings of the Mystery School is that we have choice. Kabbalah expands on this saying that each person and event – everything in the world – is a touchstone to test your freedom of choice; so choose wisely!
There are so many places in our lives where we can apply this teaching about choice. I would like to point out first, when one believes that they have choice, they feel empowered. And I am the first to admit that we don’t always love the options presenting to choose between; but that does not mean that there is not a choice to be made! And if we procrastinate long enough, we soon discover that ‘no choice’ is a choice!
As we move through April though I want to bring our focus to what you want to create this year. You have heard the saying “what you focus on expands”. Because this is so true, it is vital that you become aware of what you are saying aloud, and even as important, what you are thinking in your brain. The challenge with our thinking is that the brain hears everything as ‘truth’, so it is up to you to be the ‘guardian at the threshold’ on what thoughts are being accumulated and repeated, because they will find manifestation in the physical realm of your life in some way.
As the guardian of what your brain is thinking, you become aware of what is (and has been) going on behind the scenes in your mind based on the results in your life. This awareness gives you both the ability to make new choices and the option for change. Until this moment of recognition, you do not have that option! One thing becomes very important here for this choice to be available to you: the negative ego must be in control – no projection onto others for what is happening in your life, no suppression, guilt, shame, etc.
And this is why every valid spiritual path recommends a practice of ritual, meditation and prayer to assist us in aligning our physical being with that of the creator. This alignment and regular practice helps us raise our frequency to a level that we will not attain on our own. Using these tools regularly, one can align with the creator and our life work/life purpose, experiencing joy and fulfillment.
Let’s talk now about your desires for this year. If you are like many people, you have already consciously set many of them in motion and may be seeing the new seedlings emerge. A great analogy is that you are the gardener and that the seeds you have planted with your thoughts and desires are developing.
A wise gardener will take time to recognize these new seedlings for what they are – did they come from conscious positive manifestation, or are they from an unconscious or unmanaged brain? And as the new plants emerge, the gardener has time to continue to formulate the plan for each seedling thereby ensuring its eventual success. At the same time, some seedlings may need to be removed, as they are no longer in alignment – again, this is all a part of you being at conscious choice. It may be as simple as you no longer put your time or focus in this area.
In other words, your mind may have been fertile with many good ideas that were planted, but now is not the time to jump on each new manifestation or seed that emerges. We don’t have to cultivate every result of the work that we have started. From the alignment gained in your meditation, ritual and prayer, you can continue to define with assurance that which is most in alignment. Nurture and care for this with love and dedication. You will have a bountiful harvest that is truly an expression of your Life Purpose.
I’d love to hear about how you are expressing conscious choice.
Sending you Love and Light,
Verla and The Living Light Foundation