Monday, April 2, 2018
Do Overs - A perspective
This picture is the 2 of Wands. Remember, we are in a 2 year. How can this apply to you?
All of us have moments or events in our lifetimes that we muse on and wonder how differently our lives would have gone had we chosen another path or another response.
What if we had chosen this person instead of that one for a partner? What if we had chosen that other career path instead of this one? What if we had kept in better shape all along?
What if? What if? What if?
It is fine to muse and fantasize about such things. I do it all the time. After a bit of that, I come right back and make my present choices based on where I am now and where I want to go next.
Of course, we all know that we are here now because of the cumulative results of all those choices we have made so far.
Yes, it is too enticing for us not to consider every now and then. And as tempting as it is, we did choose the path we are on now, not the other one. Each of our choices was made using the knowledge we had at the time, following the feelings we had at the time, following dreams or desires we had at the time.
From a cosmic perspective, we have all made the choices we have made because we had important life lessons to learn. As we all know, sometimes we learn what we like by trying it and seeing if it works for us, while other lessons teach us what we like and want more of by giving us a taste of what we do not like.
Now what is important for us to remember is that we have an opportunity to choose differently every day. Each day when we get up, as we reflect on all that we are grateful for, and think about what is ahead. And today we will make our choices using our current state of mind, our feelings, our to do lists and other things.
Here's what I do every morning. I ask my spirit guides if they have any messages that they want to pass on to me today. I ask them if there is anything I need to know. I ask them for ideas and inspirations. I ask them for signs. For example, every time I write one of these newsletters, I ask them what I should write about. Every time I have made a change in my practice, I have consulted with my spirit guides as well as reviewing my own experiences.
Then after their input, I take note of what really moves me, what inspires me, what I am passionate about, what are my visions for the future. First we have a vision and then we take action.
However, when we are stuck and vision and inspiration do not seem to be coming to us, then it is a good time to take some actions and remember what it is we really like. Getting back in touch with that can inspire us to reignite our passions by putting more energy into that which gives us the most energy.
A lot of the great things I have learned in life came from following my curiosity, which is another form of inspiration.
When I found myself wondering if various techniques really worked or if I could really do something, I was motivated to learn more and try it.
Take a look around the place where you live. Identify what really gives you a good feeling and imagine what would your place look like if you only had in it what you really love. If you are feeling bold, then let go of whatever you do not love. Now how does your space feel? What ideas does this process give you for what is next?
Just like every spring, we get a chance to replant our garden, we can metaphorically replant our life.
Frequently when making metaphors, people have remarked that humans are amazing machines. What if we changed that just a bit? What if we looked at ourselves as living gardens, planting, watering, feeding, pruning, weeding, and thinning until we finally get the harvest we want.
Life is good. And I am happy to be here now, and participating in it with all of you.
To every one of you who has been a part of my life, I love you.