This morning I had the privilege of listening to Mary Morrissey’s My Morning Mentor video in which she was discussing our “Lens of Awareness”. As does every concept in our lives, our own lens of awareness stems from each and every choice we make – and the wonderful thing about how we view the world, ourselves, or circumstances and our opportunities is that we can choose, at any given moment, how we WANT to dial in our own viewpoint. You can choose to live in a world of positive thinking, or you can choose to live a default life.
Pause for a moment, and take a look at your life, at your “conditions” or your “circumstances”. Bear in mind when you look at your circumstances – the exact meaning of “circumstance”. The etymology of circumstance is from 13th century Latin, circumstantial, meaning “surrounding condition”. It is the condition AROUND you – it is not in any way, shape or form, YOU. It IS, however, a direct reflection of what you have been producing for the last few years – your surrounding environment is a direct product of the thoughts you think and the way in which you live in your heart.
“What do you see when you look into your circumstances?” Mary asks us in her My Morning Mentor video. Perhaps an empty bank account, a home that needs repair, a relationship that is failing. Or perhaps, you see a person of increase, who is working every day to grow and to become better and better.
Mary encourages us to look at our circumstances, and take note of them, but know that they do not necessarily reflect the truth.
Yes, your bank account may have $80 in it after you got paid and then paid all the bills. And you may look at this and think that this is a huge problem. But, what if you chose to look at it differently? What if, for today, you decided to look at your circumstances differently, and try to view them as an opportunity for growth and enlightenment? Keeping on with the example of a low balance in the bank – what is one thing that you can do TODAY to take a step toward increasing your wealth? What is ONE step you can take?
Decide that, and take that step today. Perhaps it’s looking for a new job. Perhaps its starting that business you have always dreamed of having. Pay attention to the ideas that the Universe is handing to you. If your goal is to start your business, what can you do today to start? List domain names? Do keyword research? Look at brick and mortar listings for office space? Whatever that one step is, DO IT today. Take another step tomorrow. Take another the next day. Do what you can each and every day to move toward your goal, whatever that may be, and watch your circumstances evolve with your renewed passion and action.
I said earlier that your circumstances may not necessarily reflect the truth. This is another concept that I have learned from Mary Morrissey as a student of her teaching. You have circumstance, and you have the truth. In yesterday’s post, we discussed living FROM your dream instead of waiting ON your dream. (There will be more on this concept in upcoming posts). Your circumstances are a reflection of how you have been living, how you have been thinking and where in your heart you are coming from. However, from this moment, you can decide to change that. The Universe delights in making your dreams come true. What you dream, you can do. If your dream is to live in a beautiful home with the love of your life, raising beautiful children, rejoicing in every single day given to you to love one another, and you start living IN YOUR HEART from that position – that is the TRUTH. You are creating your truths; you are creating your life. You don’t have to know HOW you are going to do it in the beginning, just birth the dream in your heart and live FROM that position. The Universe will provide you with the tools that you need to make that dream come true, and your “circumstances” will change, following suit.
Mary Morrissey encourages us in her My Morning Mentor program to remind ourselves constantly that “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better”. How about making THIS day the day that you decide for yourself that you CAN have that life you would love to live, and that the TRUTH is that every day, in every way, YOU are getting better and better.