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When I look back at the major decisions in my life, I can see the most life-changing ones had nothing to do with the circumstances of my life. Around the age of twenty-six, I began to meditate. Even though I was getting up at 5:30am, or something like that, and falling asleep during my meditation, my intention was carrying me to a higher place of awareness. Intention, when we truly hold it and energize it, is so powerful.
I remember making the decision that I was going to work towards being an enlightened being. When I made that decision I felt at least a hundred lifetimes away from that possibility. Now, I am choosing to experience it in this lifetime. I hold that it is happening for me now. That’s a big change in not so many years.
Part of what made that big change possible is my decision to make becoming a compassionate person a top priority for me. At the time, I mostly felt angry. Life was a series of disappointments to me. I didn’t feel I could trust people. I had a deep sense of self-hatred that I hadn’t even recognized yet. I didn’t know it then, but the self-hatred came from always feeling that I was failing at what I should be accomplishing.
I felt that I should be able to be more successful in the world. Yet no amount of success in the world appeased that hunger. I hated that I couldn’t get over the hump and feel worthy. I also hated that I was angry and hostile so much of the time. The only rest was to tune out and that didn’t feel restorative.
My decision to focus on becoming compassion was to alleviate feeling angry and hostile so much of the time. And you know what? It REALLY helped me. I began to vibrate at a higher level and things began to get easier. I began to experience a spiraling up in my vibration and my thoughts became less hostile. I began to experience some real relief.
The power of decision is one that I share about frequently because it has been so life-changing for me. The helpless and hopeless person isn’t willing to stick to their decisions. Their intentions are meaningless and that’s where the hopelessness comes from.
I encourage you to make a decision today about how you’d like to BE and how you’d like to FEEL in your life, and then stick to it.
It takes courage.
It takes heart.
And it makes all the difference in the world to you
– and to everyone your life touches.
Be the Love of your life.
Be the change.
You are the decider.
Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.
I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!
We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!
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