Time spent with family over the holidays brings many gifts and some of those gifts don’t come in the prettiest wrapping paper but they are gifts none the less.
Being around others with a very different perspective of life frequently serves as an inspirational spark for my writing.
As I look at the state of our world and take notice of our collective levels of awareness, I am deeply saddened by a knowing that we severely limit ourselves and our potential because of the narrowness of what we see and believe as true.
Despite the fact that it’s almost 2019 and we’ve made great strides in technology and our ability to stay connected globally – we still, for the most part, are not an open minded group.
An open mind meaning a willingness to listen to or accept opinions and ideas different then our own. An open mind meaning we don’t put a period at the end of a sentence with our ‘conclusions’…we continue to learn and engage curiosity to seek out truth even if it conflicts with our previously held belief systems.
As it stands, we dismiss, judge and condemn anything that doesn’t fit our religious or culturally sanctioned perspectives without stopping to consider where those views came from or if they are even relevant today.
We consider ideas outside of our framework as being woo woo, weird or wrong – without taking any time to research, study or explore them.
While our mind perceives through biases and filters which results in massive limitations and vulnerabilities, we still cling to its very constricted perceptions as fact and let it steer us through life.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” – Helen Keller
Having a constricted and narrow lens of the nature of reality results in a constricted and narrow life.
If we are using logic from the medieval days to form our judgements and opinions of how life works or how the Universe organizes itself, then we can’t expect to innovate our way out of the current challenges facing humanity or the issues in our own lives.
As an example, if we aren’t able to reach a consensus with the most significant concern threating our very existence regarding climate change, then we can’t begin the first phase of problem solving. The first phase being a growing awareness that there is a problem.
This is but one example yet it powerfully demonstrates our current mindset regarding global concerns – much less the smaller situations that affect the quality of our everyday lives.
And if we are stuck and struggling in an area of our life – that’s a very clear sign that WE need to change an aspect of our mental or emotional software…not wait for a change outside of ourselves.
It will always be that the circumstances of our life are a physical demonstration of what we believe, think and feel.
An individual can only manifest what they accept as a possibility. We cannot manifest what we don’t believe.
“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” – Swami Vivekananda
If you believe that you aren’t good enough, you’ll never get the guy or girl, be chosen for that promotion, or get your business off the ground – then you will create within that limitation and blame life for being so unfair.
The truth is that Life cannot do for you what you are unwilling to do for yourself.
Unfortunately, most people are living the same perpetuating patterns of restrictive thought and behavior year after year after year and wondering why they can’t get anywhere.
So I share again from my perspective that the most important thing you can do to expand your life now and in the New Year is to OPEN YOUR MIND!
Step out of the judgments, restrictions, closed views of how things are, how they should be and embrace the openness of imagination, creativity, possibility and innovation.
The irony is – most people say ‘Oh I have an open mind.’ Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. I find that people are horribly inaccurate at seeing themselves as they really are.
However our consciousness dictates our experience at all times.
If it’s true that you have an expanded perspective then you’re life must reflect that level of expansiveness.
What does that look like? Financial abundance, thriving relationships, expansive sense of purpose, work that fulfills you, outlets for your personal and spiritual development and engaging in experiences that enliven your creative self-expression.
Why does it really even matter?
Because the nature of reality (including who we are) is FAR more dynamic then we’ve ever imagined and it is imperative that we wake up to this truth if we want to continue our human journey and flourish moving forward.
Innovators like Nikola Tesla and Einstein who imprinted us with their works of genius knew this.
If we still struggle over kindergarten issues like cause and effect, how can we accept ideas like “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which currently exists and utilizes nature and the substance that exists all around us and converts it into usable energy giving us a limitless source which would practically wipe out all poverty on the planet?
We are surrounded by endless creation, potential and expansion…but if we can’t see it or accept it, then it does us no good.
As we move into a powerful period of time for humanity and for our own spiritual development – we will have to expand our view of the world so that we can thrive and help our planet thrive as well.
Peace on earth and good will towards others IS possible and it begins within each of us.
Happy Holidays! Wishing you much joy, success and fulfillment in the New Year and beyond.