These life-changing practices are simple yet profound because they can help you bloom where you are. They can help you manifest what you wish to see in the world, and inspire you to walk yourself from a dark place back to the light. Trust that where you are is where you’re meant to be, for where else would you be?
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find I lived just the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman
Every single day is a chance to start anew. This post is a continuation of last week’s message of change, which invited you to:
- Expand your willingness to experience new things,
- Replace complaints with compassion,
- Be grateful when life is going good, and
- Value this moment more than any other moment.
Change is the essence of life, so I’d like to keep going with the important message that we have the power to live a life we find meaningful. Recognizing that power is life changing.
3 Life Changing Practices for Everyone
1. Stop waiting, and start becoming what you’ve been waiting for.
You must partake in the manifestation of your own miracles. That might just mean changing your perception of the situation, of the person, or of what a miracle is (which A Course in Miracles states is simply this shift to a new, loving perception). Miracles only appear when you’re open to seeing them first.
Happiness only happens when you are open to being happy first.
So many of us have thought this thought:
I’ll be happy when… (insert future acquisition).
When you get the job or the promotion, the house or the car, the money or the recognition, will you be happy then? Will you keep postponing your happiness for a future date? Will you wait for happiness to come to you in the form of an achievement?
Holding on to the belief that happiness is always just around the corner is a wonderful way to ensure you never experience happiness in this moment.
If you want to see peace, love, joy, light, enthusiasm, or patience, become these qualities. Believe that what you want is already here. Believe that you live in a universe that responds to your thoughts, and your energy. How you feel is a direct indicator of what’s on its way.
Once you give what you want to receive–by emitting that frequency–you can receive that; not the other way around.
The light has already come, we just have to tune in to it. The miracle is already here, we just need to choose to see with love again.
The peace is in this situation so long as you bring the peace with you. The joy is in the room when you walk into the room with joy. Stop attaching happiness to something outside of yourself, because what happens in the most unstable thing in the universe.
2. Trust everything that happens.
Louise Hay has a wonderful affirmation that she uses a lot, and it goes like this: “Everything I need to know will be revealed to me in the perfect time and space sequence.” This is such a life changing and liberating sentence!
For a lot of us, we think we have to control everything in order to make something happen. Going with the flow might sound like a lackadaisical way of approaching the world, but adopting a more trusting mindset ensures a beautiful transition.
We cannot control everything, but we can control some things (like how we handle what happens around us). It’s a balance, for sure.
We can use one hand for manifesting the life we love, and we can use the other hand to trust that whatever happens is a necessary part of our journey. If you can believe and see that life is happening for you, rather than to you, you can worry less and enjoy more.
You can relax knowing that, by doing your best and trusting what life offers you, your ideal life is the very one you’re living in this moment. Getting into this emotional, energetic state of joy and gratitude is magnetic–it’s a signal to the universe to bring more like-energy to you.
3. Honestly look without judgment.
“The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves—that is the day you will find your way out.” I love this quote from Michael Singer, and I’ve used it before because it resonates with me on a deep, deep level.
To look at yourself, and your life, without judging what you find is really the act of giving yourself permission to take fearless inventory. It’s the act of looking at your ego without applying more ego.
Look at your fear without fear. When you understand what you’re afraid of, that fear doesn’t have as much power over you. You’re free to choose differently when you’re in the space of allowance, honoring that there’s always another way.
Give yourself permission to feel what you’re feeling. If you feel crappy, see that you feel crappy. You don’t need to beat yourself up about it, and then beat yourself up about beating yourself up. There’s something in you that never loses hope, but that part of you can never be destroyed. Tapping in to that knowing takes you higher.
We’re all walking the human experience. We all mess up. We all sometimes give in to the temptation of judging ourselves and others, but we can keep choosing differently.
When we’re brutally honest about messing up without pointing fingers or assigning blame, a way out will show up.
- In what small way can you become what you wish to see in the world?
- What thought helps you trust your experiences?
- Are you willing to shift away from judgment and choose again?
Please share your own thoughts, lessons, insights, and experiences with me in the comments.
Share this post with someone who deserves all the peace, love, and happiness in the world.
Every new day is a chance to change your life.
Free bird graphic by Lisa Glanz; lettering by Aim Happy.