I had a special teacher once
Who truly believed in me
In a time when no one else did
And I remembered her for eternity
Even though she probably never knew
I’m not sure we always realize
How big of an influence we can be
In even the smallest ways
Like the impact of a smile upon your face
We can say a word or two to someone
And it may last a lifetime
We can pull someone off a bridge
And never even know it to be
We learn one thing and share it
And that person we share it with
Passes the wisdom on
Saving a life we don’t even see
And it can all be so easy if we let it
It’s not some grand act or big gestures
It’s simple little moments
Like looking into the eyes of a stranger
Or holding the door for someone
Saying please and thanks
Greeting a person in passing
It’s simple acts of kindness
That don’t have to cost a dime
It’s being polite and nice
It’s making allowances for faults
Because we know that no one is perfect
And maybe the person who made a mistake
Had a really rough day
It truly is the little things over and over
That yield the biggest most beautiful results
In so many possible ways
The butterfly affect…
The domino effect…
The compound effect…
We learn all about these as theories
Now can we live in a way to positively shift realities?
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BE KIND - it doesn’t cost a dime
Try it sometime
You might find
You like being kind
Be the change - you wish to see
I can’t change you - I can only change me
So if the world you desire to change
Look within - that’s where to begin
Nature is perfectly imperfect
Just like me and you
Let’s stop trying to be what we aren’t
And live authentically
It is easy to misconstrue the concept of creating. Often many people here someone like me say “we are all creators” and their initial reaction might be confusion or resistance. This idea of being creators can be easily mistaken or taken literally as if we are creating everything in our life, rather then our ability to interact and respond to and through life.
While I do personally very well believe that sometimes I can influence and create the outcome of something or manifest something outside of me, this is only because of the fact that as energetic co-creating beings we do in many ways have external influence. However, when I say we are creators, it’s important to be clear that we are all CO-creating with source energy, God, and each other. Therefore, we can not account for all of the many external energetic forces all around and influencing around us.
We can, however, account for how we show up in life and how we respond to all other energetic forces. For example, if I want to create a beautiful romantic partnership - I can not simply sit there and think of this perfect man expecting the universe to drop him off.... but what I can do is begin to think “who do I need to be to attract a man and relationship that I desire and seek?” Then I can make the subconscious shifts from over time to support becoming that person, which could influence my ability to attract my dream partnership. This is still not a guarantee, but what is quite a guarantee is that in this experience I will most likely begin to notice a vast improvement in all my relationships as a ripple effect, because of how I show up.
We can’t control all the forces of the universe. We can just CREATE the WE we want to be when encountered with said forces. It’s important to get clarity around questions like, “how do I show up in the face of adversity, in the unknown, or when life happens and things aren’t the way I think they should be? How do I show up in love, loss, or hardship?” When we get clear about our values and how we want to be, we can then use simple (not easy) rewiring tools to help us shift into this authentic state of being.
Here is another example. I’m not going to create 1 million dollars by just sitting and thinking about 1 million dollars. However, I might create wealth and a million dollars by shifting my internal state into an abundant mindset, and create new habits that support my ability to build wealth through a mindset of worthiness, discipline and my ability to provide value, or maybe take risk.
Life is happening all the time around us, through us, to us, and mostly for us.... We can’t create it ALL, but as co-creators we GET to create our internal state which affects how we show up to it, for it, and through it.
We are ALL creators . As a matter of fact, we are always creating. The difference is whether we are creating consciously or subconsciously. Within every facet of our lives are what I call micro-cultures. These cultures are always created by US, either by design OR default.
They say that by 35 years old we spend only 5% in our consciousness creating our visions, goals, dreams, and desires for our future. This means that 95% of our time spent creating is happening behind the scenes, most likely from our conditioning, old thought patterns, old beliefs and old behaviors that are all often conditioned responses developed some time in childhood, and not actually the truth of who we are, and definitely not representing our true dreams and desires.
These conditioned belief systems are imprinted into us generally between 0-7 years old, and come from parents, siblings, churches, schools, relatives, and the limited lens we view our experiences of the world around.
We then carry these conditioned responses through our whole life attaching to them, gripping them, and defending them as we continue to repeat the same patterns in our lives over and over, not understanding how or why we aren’t living the life representative of our conscious goals and dreams.
We can end up living this life of suffering where we feel mostly like we are falling short, unaware of what we are doing wrong and why we “fail” at the majority of our efforts to create this new future from our visions we desire.
Often many of us are usually by nature good in one area or another, but struggle in the others. For example, maybe we rise above in our career and finances, but can’t get a handle on our health or relationships. Alternatively, maybe we have created beautiful rich relationships, but can’t seem to keep a job or create wealth. This can often lead to feeling like victims of circumstance, rather then accepting responsibility for our lives lived, and taking initiative to be more conscious creators by design.
However, don’t get me wrong. I know we all mean well. When we say we want to quit this habit, or start achieving this new goal, or manifest the relationship of our dreams, I believe we genuinely mean it. However, we make these decisions from our conscious mind, which is where we are usually only spending 5% of our time. This is why 5 min, 2 hours, 3 days, or 2 weeks go by, and we find ourself right back in the same place before we started out toward this goal. WHY? Because, it’s not long before we fall right back into subconscious creating system.
Does subconscious have to equal default? NO!!!! This is where it gets GOOD…. What if we can actually train our brain and reprogram our subconscious so it works FOR us. As Dr. Rick Hanson says, “train our mind to train our brain to make our minds better”. What this means is from my conscious mindset I can make take small simple brain rewiring actions every day (repetition here is key), which literally creates new neural pathways that support our conscious desires and truths so that when we slip into autopilot which is inevitable most days of our life, then at least we can confidently move through life knowing our subconscious is aligned to create the life we desire by design... how cool is this?
The best part, is that it’s actually quite simple. Not always easy, but definitely simple. I say not easy because our brain loves what is familiar and known - familiar feels safe to our brain, and our brain’s goal is to keep us ‘safe’. Therefore, naturally when we start challenging that familiar system to create something new and unfamiliar, it might express resistance, it might feel hard, it might try to distract us, it might convince us why we shouldn’t do the work. This is why it’s so important to bring conscious awareness into our reality as often as possible while we reprogram the subconscious mind until over time it is operating from our highest good and for our greatest potential. And, if 95% of the time we are creating from the subconscious wouldn’t it make sense to then to align it to our conscious wishes and desires so when we are creating from this place, it is in alignment with our truth?
It is good to ask ourself, what do I value? Who do I want to be in life? In relationships? In career? At home? As a parent?
I don’t know about you, but for me knowing I have the power within my own self to rewire my brain, optimize its function, and help my brain work FOR my greatest good gets me excited… Count me in! In reality this is about as magical as magic gets. WE ARE MAGIC - literally, we are pure magic. And we can all be magicians!!!
IF you read all of this and are thinking, ya this sounds great, tell me more… how do I rewire my brain? How do I make my brain work for me? That is the fun stuff…..reach out to me and I would be happy to have a conversation… Also, you can check out my podcast, Our Power Is Within, where you will learn practical tools along the way, as well as first hand testimonials.