We have the power to choose our thoughts. This is so important because thoughts are electromagnetic charges that clarify to the universe how we want to express ourselves in this incarnation. We are here to express ourselves creatively. That is the ultimate purpose for being. And we live in a world of free will — that is, there are an infinite number of possibilities of how to live and look and act and dress and speak and… Be. Prior to incarnation, each person choses all of this in order to have the specific experiences one needs for one’s own soul growth.
Over the course of human life on this planet, free will has been tamped down by Judgment. Judgment says, “You and I cannot both be right. One of us is more right.” Life experiences teach us to form opinions about ourselves and the world around us. Opinions come from our personal preferences and are, therefore, results of our personalities. Judgments, on the other hand, stem from a fundamental fear, the fear that we are separate from each other and from the Divine.
Diane is a successful businessperson. She functions well at work, has received many promotions and is running her own division. But Diane has a form of social anxiety. That is, after she attends any kind of group event, such as a party, book club or other social gathering, she begins second guessing herself. She chastises herself for what she said, how she spoke or what she was wearing. She dreads the thought of the next social function.
Diane’s thoughts turn on her, but in essence they do so in an attempt to keep her safe. Her mind was trained at an early age to be wary in social settings and so, in a misguided attempt to help her, her mind warns her that she is putting herself at risk.
The mind is a composite of everything we have ever experienced in this lifetime. It consists of parts that are positive, successful and supportive. It also consists of parts that criticize, victimize and condemn. All of us have this dichotomy existing within, sometimes more consciously aware of it than we are at other times.
Our mind seems built to form judgments, and in fact, does so in a misguided attempt to keep us safe. Discerning the appropriateness of our actions, words and appearance helps us feel accepted socially, which, in part, leads to our survival in society.
At the same time, judgments can often turn into damaging internal messages. There is a fine line between curiosity and having opinions, and the negative self-talk that inflicts punishment on the self. In fact, internal criticism is a direct reflection of the intensity of external judgments. Thoughts can easily get carried away into a kind of self-sabotage — knocking us down so we will stop trying.
The human mind seems conditioned for judgment, and it abounds throughout society. Look at any of the talk shows or entertainment news shows. They so often consist of hosts passing judgment on politicians and performers, from their performances to what they say and how they look.
And as we, as spiritual beings, have perceived ourselves as separate, forgetting ourselves to be the divine expressions of Source Creator, we have struggled to understand our powers and freedoms. If we can look at life without judgment, we can see that in our free will universe, we are all at different levels of development. Each personality is distinct and desires different experiences in different ways, and in this world of free will, there are an infinite number of possibilities for how that looks.
The world now is moving into the vibration of the 4th-dimension. This brings with it an expansion of awareness that includes the ideas that there is a connection between the Self and everything outside of the Self and that life is a co-creative experience. When we are in the state of remembering that You are Me, and I am You — that we are all Divine souls expressing an infinite number of options of the human condition — we can focus solely on our own heartfelt desires and express them completely.
The only alternative to fear-based thinking is love-based thinking. Love-based thoughts and feelings are found when we drop into our hearts. The mind can be one’s greatest ally and supporter. It is here that we can tap into who we really are and how we want to express that, uncensored. Remember, this is the sole (soul) purpose of life.
Through a daily meditation practice, Diane learned to become consciously aware of her thoughts. That allowed her to make the decision to, instead of buying into the fear, pull her attention into to her heart center. She learned to recognize that Truth feels good, and causes a rise in her vibration, leading to feelings of excitement, positive expectation, happiness and hope. Fear, however, lead to a drop in her vibration, creating feelings of anxiety, jealousy, depression and hopelessness.
Diane began visualizing the activities and situations that felt good to her. She spent time every day sitting in the vibrations of those thoughts and images, turning all of her attention inward to her heart’s desires. In so doing, her Truth became her first priority. Eventually Diane was able to drop all concerns of what others might think or say and her social anxiety diminished greatly.
This is a simple technique that, if practiced for ten minutes twice a day, can help us embody excitement, joy and confidence. Including this in a daily spiritual practice can generate profound results as the body’s vibration rises and new exciting opportunities and connections are attracted to us.
By being our self in all our glory, we add something wonderful to the world that was not there before.