An Alternative Reality Beyond Our Senses
“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” ~ Unknown
What are your predominant beliefs about life? There’s no right or wrong answer but it’s important we know our beliefs about how life functions. Would you agree that what you believe determines your reality? I ask these questions because our beliefs are the canvas upon which we paint the masterpiece of our life. Our beliefs are the repositories of our past and existing reality. We gain great insights into ourselves when we are aware of our beliefs since it is the foundation upon which we build our life. Similarly, we are unaware of the unlimited possibilities and opportunities available to us; beyond our senses.
Life is an intricate web, functioning perfectly and cohesively. What may look like disorder and dysfunction is actually a well-ordered system, working on its own accord. For example, how do the planets know the precise order to orbit one another in the solar system? How does the human body function tirelessly, with its thousands of intricate biological processes? Yes, things may go astray with our physical health, however, I don’t believe this is Mother Nature’s fault, as much a fault in our thinking. Life has so much to offer us, and we are accessing a tiny portion of what is possible.
Do you agree we live in a loving universe? Or do you believe the universe is a hostile place? It requires examining your beliefs and deciding whether you are open to changing them. In my 20s and for the better part of my early 30s, I believed the universe was a hostile place. I was convinced, my problems resulted from my wrongdoings and life was getting back at me. Naturally, I worked on shifting my views and over time I changed my beliefs. I’m not asking you to change your beliefs but be open to the thought of an alternative reality being possible, beyond your senses. I invite you to dip your toe in the possibility of this reality composed of love, kindness and compassion. It requires activating our inner wisdom to align with this benevolent power.
Life Has More To Offer Us
“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it—would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, we must truly appreciate what we already have.” ~ Unknown
If I’m to share one piece of wisdom I’ve gained over the years, it is this: everything you see and experience is not what it seems. Your hardships, disappointments, setbacks and challenges are not intended to minimise you but instead, awaken you to your authentic power. Changing our beliefs helps us experience a different reality, already present but concealed from our level of awareness. Therefore, as we expand our consciousness, we realise the true nature of our reality. We recognise our challenges and disappointments uncover the essence of who we truly are; spiritual beings having an earthly experience. We begin to experience better circumstances based on our level of consciousness. To prove this point, think of a life-changing experience that took place 10 or 15 years ago. Try to get a sense of how you thought about what took place and compare it to how you think about it now. Would it be fair to say you’ve changed your perception of the event?
Sure, you might say the passing of time has allowed you to heal the emotional wounds. What if the level of growth you experienced over the years, was the key factor in seeing this situation differently? What I’m trying to say is: when we expand our mind, we move from pain and disappointment, to joy and freedom. We cannot hurry this process any more than hoping we fall in love with a new love interest. But we can surrender our thoughts to the universe and invite the truth about reality to fill its place. We can drop our resistance and mental anguish and ask life to show us what we need to learn. We can surrender to life because we are the expression of life. We are part of this intricate ecosystem and it helps when we collaborate with this energetic force, instead of resist it.
Knowing this, I invite you to consider areas of your life that haven’t been sailing smoothly lately. Putting aside the current pandemic, write a list of beliefs you hold about your troubles or disappointments. For example, if it relates to a relationship, you might hold the belief your future partner must look a certain way, come from a certain background or ethnicity, be educated etc. Examine whether you’re willing to surrender your thoughts about it and ask the universe to show you what you really want in a relationship. Is it love, commitment, trust, honesty, kindness and compassion, etc? If so, focus on the feelings these qualities evoke within you. Imagine what this person would be like in actual life. Paint a picture of yourself being with them and visualise it daily. Align with the possibility, this relationship already exists, and it is a matter of calling it into existence. It requires being aligned with the emotional energy of your desires, to bring it forth into your reality. After all, life has more to offer when we expand our awareness of what is possible. When we open our mind and our heart to this creative intelligence, the true source of our supply will flow into our life.