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The Power of Choice

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”  – Chinese proverb

As I wrote my morning pages this last week (a morning mind dump so you can concentrate on what is creatively important for the day), I kept remembering that we have a choice in how we view our world. The thoughts we hold in our heart are reflected in what we see, what we pay attention to, and how we create our day to day lives.

A Beacon of LightWe get to choose! We can look out on a world of beauty, that beacon of light, or we can look at the darkness of the box we have chosen to live in.

Do we choose beauty, love and hope? Or, do we choose darkness, hate and fear? Do we choose to believe we are safe, or do we choose to believe that everyone is out to get us? Do we choose to be kind, compassionate, and understanding? Or, do we choose to scream, yell and be hateful?

Our thoughts are prayers. What we think about all the time is what will show up for us. This is powerful! We get to create our reality – the world we live in. And, while we do this, how does it ripple throughout our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities, and our world? How are you impacting the people around you?

We are facing the shadow side of our country manifesting in our politics and our streets. Many of our countrymen and women are choosing fear. The only way to fight fear is with love. And our job is to love in the face of this fear. To be mindful and compassionate. To embrace those who are trembling. And, to teach by our actions, words and creative living.

What is your world view? What is your choice? How are you impacting the environment around you?

The Goals of Your Soul

goals of the soulI’ve been reading a book lately – off and on – about the mind of the soul. I have to smile, because at one point I thought that was a contradiction. What I had been learning was that the ego and the authentic part of you – your soul – was separate. Then I learned that in ancient Hebrew times, our ancestors believed that the heart and the mind were one.

Your soul!

So, in today’s jargon, how do you know the goals of your soul so that you might be completely authentic to who you are?

The goals of your soul are harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. When those goals become your goals, your personality is aligned with your soul. That is authentic power.” – Gary Zukav

Ah. So the goals of every soul are harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for Life?  I’d like to know everyone with these goals, wouldn’t you? Life would be wonderful! Perhaps most of us have forgotten what these four words mean, and that these are our goals – our purpose in life.

And we are back to purpose – I saw a posting on Facebook the other day that read – “Put your hand over your heart. It is beating. That is your purpose.”

Anita Moorjani, in her book, Dying to Be Me, says that our purpose is to live our life fearlessly, centering ourselves in the Universe’s unconditional love.

I’ve spent the last week concentrating on that. With each of my daily accomplishments couched in harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for life. In addition, lest I forget, I have been frequently reminding myself that I am loveable, just because I live. With what results you ask?

  • I have laughed out loud in delight more frequently than I ever have.
  • People have remarked on the love they see in my eyes.
  • My sweet spouse and I have been taking are to say exactly what we mean so there is no misunderstanding – with much less assuming on both parts. This makes for a peaceful marriage.
  • I have been highly productive.
  • I have enjoyed sharing what I have, regardless of need or a feeling of “should”.
  • Unfortunately, I still smacked the fly that was buzzing me in the back yard. I have not yet reached the point where I pick up the bug I don’t want in my house and put it out the backdoor.
  • I’m taking risks with my blogs, my actions, and my love that I might not have taken several weeks ago. Living my life fearlessly.

The saying “Be the change you would like to see”, attributed to Ghandi, occurs to me as I write this blog. I’ve heard that people don’t want to hear about me, so I’ve tried to teach by sharing what I read and the theory of personal growth and leadership. I’m not convinced you want to hear that either.

So – I’ve decided to fearlessly share what I’m practicing as I dare to “be the change I would like to see.” I invite you to share as well. Let’s create community, shall we?

 

Love Moves In Mysterious Ways

If life is curly, love is twisted!  Well, maybe not, but it can be confusing, delightful, and mysterious.  It’s amazing how many differing types of love there are.  Once you come right down to it… love is everything.  So, sharing this beautiful song of love this evening as we get ready to move into our fast paced week.

Unity Principle No. 1

I was at church today, and was surprised to hear people who have been part of Unity for a very long time say that they didn’t know what the five Spiritual Principles of Unity were.  And, because I was pretty sure that I knew, I went out to find them to validate what I was thinking.  I write an article for the church newsletter on a monthly basis, but thought I would also document this in my blog so I could go back to it over and over again to continue my thought processes and spiritual growth.

The first principle is one power and one presence.  The Universal Power is the Source and the Creator of everything.  Unity calls this God, other religions and beliefs call this power by many other names.  This power is Love at work in the universe. 

Within this principle, Unity teaches that there is not a struggle between two powers of good and evil.  This is a paradox created by man and is simply a belief in the separation from God, and is caused by our fears and our propensity toward judgment.  There are many books that have been written about this particular concept, one of which intrigued me, called the Disappearance of the Universe.  A second, which I believe I could probably study for the rest of my life, is A Course in Miracles.  Briefly, we are taught that we have never separated from the Universal Power, it flows through us in everything we do.  When we remember this, and forgive, we move strongly into love, both for everyone around us and for ourselves.

Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth coach, writer, and workshop facilitator.  She is also a Usui Reiki Master.  Georgia specializes in career, business and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life.  She is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life.    Her websites are http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where you can find her blogs about business and career, http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com , where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion, and http://www.georgiafeiste.com where you can catch her thoughts on a wide variety of topics.  Georgia can be reached at (402) 304-1902 or you can schedule a 30 minute consultation via Automated Appointment.