In the almost nine years since I have begun this blog, I am certain I have written about “choice” before. In fact, I have likely written about it many times, in many ways, throughout many different posts. Nevertheless, today, for a number of reasons close to my heart, I felt it was worth sharing my contemplations on the topic once more.
Choice is something we emphasize in the True Self Awakening Retreat.
Choice has a chapter all to itself in Healing Tree.
Choice is what even Neo enlightens to in Matrix III (a short clip worth watching for context, though may be a bit of a spoiler for those who have not yet seen it).
Choice is a power no-one can take away from us! This is extremely good news. For, despite what we see in the world, despite how people behave, despite our experiences and even our pasts, we have the power to choose how we will respond to all of it. Our response, our reaction, is our choice.
When we really believe this, and feel it in our bones, enormous power comes to us. Up until the moment that happens, we give our power away to the outside world. We give our power to the ones we are blaming and hating, to the ones we are complaining and grumbling about. And with our precious power goes our confidence, our joy, our self-love, our self-trust, and our peace within. We give these inner-jewels to other people and to the world. We give them even to our enemies! We give what is sacred in our hearts away for free! And what does the world gain? Nothing. It gains nothing. But we lose everything.
However, we can get it back. That is the good news part! We can take our strength back any time. Every new moment is a new opportunity to choose again. This is the world of infinite possibility existing in the palms of our hands with the power of our choice.
Therefore, I encourage everyone reading this to take time to declare your choices to yourselves!
When we declare, we become conscious choosers, we train our brains to keep finding the way to move towards what we really want, and we reclaim our creatorship over our lives. And what if we fall down or get off track from our choice? We get up and choose again!
So, here are my choice-declarations for today!
- I choose gratitude over complaining
- I choose compassion over judgement
- I choose joy over pain
- I choose peace over conflict
- I choose love over anger & fear
- I choose my inner-heaven over my inner-hell
- I choose true essence over illusion
And in declaring, I instantly feel my heart filling up with gratitude. I feel a brightness coming over me. Suddenly, it seems the gray sky, the wintery trees, and the barking dog outside my window are all a cause for celebration! Somehow, the whole world seems to be loving me back, as I make a choice to love.
For those who have read this far, what about you? What are your choice-declarations? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
And if you are too shy to share, please take time today to write them down in your journal or share to a friend. You deserve it! Your peace, your love, your grateful-heart is always there, waiting for your choice.
Our choice is our medicine, our vitamin, our gift. Our choice is our superpower.
Lastly! As if the Universe Itself was agreeing with me here, I took a quick bathroom break before finalizing this post and checked my Facebook feed, and this is what I saw:
“We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance with it” ~ Anonymous.