OUR LUMINOUS LEGACY
“As we pass through life, each of us creates the reality in which we live. And each of us is responsible for creating the self that lives in that reality.” Hank Wesselman, Medicinemaker
If I am responsible, I must participate.
We create our reality
What you look for, you find. What you believe will happen, happens. What you expect, you get. What you say and think has powerful energy – for positive or negative. Everything that shows up in your life contains a lesson, an opportunity for growth, an opportunity to change and adjust and recreate.
Living life is a big responsibility.
We create our“self”
What we focus on, we see. If I am looking for the negative in a situation or person, that’s exactly what I will find. If I look past what feels negative and focus on the positive, the spiritual heart connection, I see the person or situation from an entirely different perspective.
My actions help form my “self.” Am I kind and thoughtful or am I self-centered? Do I feel separate or do I readily connect with others? Do I work to the best of my gifts and abilities? Am I helpful?
There are certainly some changes I can make but that doesn’t make me a bad person. It simply makes me who I am and offers some ideas I might consider for making changes.
I must say that being old has its rewards in the form of the freedom I have. My work is selected by what I need to learn and how I want to share it. And since there is no income to provide, I can very much follow my heart.
We should be following our heart throughout our lives. I have to a large extent, but there were compromises I needed to make in order to provide for myself. I learned from those too.
We create our own lives by every thought we think and every action we take.
We are responsible
We do it to ourselves. We do it for ourselves. No-one makes choices for us, only we do that. No one makes decisions for us, only we do that. We are responsible for the emergence of every facet of our lives.
If your physical body needs help, only you can provide it. Do your inner work.
If your spiritual life needs expanding, only you can expand it. Do your inner work.
If your relationships need enriching, only you can make that happen. Do your inner work and bring what you discover into your life expression.
Whatever is going on in your life is because you chose it, you attracted it through your thoughts and actions, and maybe you asked for it subconsciously so you could get a much-needed lesson.
Whatever is going on in your life, both positive and negative, you are responsible for it.
We must actively participate in our lives
We are the only ones who can make the changes in our life, in our relationships, in our work. It’s all up to us – each of us – to do the work.
You participate by monitoring your thoughts. By examining and replacing the listing beliefs you hold.
You take time to become more aware of the effect you have on others through your words, your actions. You make adjustments.
You make active choices that create change. Do whatever your body needs to do in order to stay strong and flexible. Stay in or leave a job that no longer nurtures you. Make new choices on how you spend your time.
Deepen your spiritual practice, whatever that looks like to you. My spirit practice includes metaphysics, Taoism, meditation, Shamanism, Qui Gong, crystals, sound healing, visualization, yoga. There are so many bits and pieces from spiritual practices all over the world you can adapt for your own.
Add small moments in your day to be mindfully appreciative of the abundance and opportunities that surround you. If you don’t have a daily spiritual practice, begin one. If you do have a daily spiritual practice, expand it.
Explore the invisible realms
Most of our existence is invisible (94 percent). We have work to do there. My choice is shamanic journeying, which is a form of meditation. But I have also done transcendental meditation, and affirmative prayer. All of these help us cross the bridge from our physical plane life into the all-inclusive experience of the invisible realm, the Emptiness That Holds Everything. Allow yourself to be curious. Go exploring. Trust your intuition and your imagination. That’s the language of the inner realms.
How is your life going?
What exists in your life right now is a direct response and result of your thoughts, your words, your beliefs and your actions. Only you can change that.
As a metaphysician, I get to strengthen my belief that aging does not mean gradually falling apart. Living in a senior community surrounded by evidence that disputes that, I have to work hard on my beliefs about what’s possible in the aging process.
As a spiritual seeker, I study and explore and absorb and apply the spiritual insights that resonate with me.
As a concerned citizen of the world, I’ve moved into a strengthened spiritual practice of radiating light with the intention of helping raise the vibratory consciousness of our planet.
As a woman, I long ago bucked the system and followed my own calling.
Perhaps today I serve as an example and encourager simply by being an energetic, enthusiastic, and productive 85 year old.
Yes, there are changes I need to make. But not all changes are to right a “wrong”. Changes can be made to deepen your self-awareness, expand your impact, contribute more deeply to the world.
Let the changes call to you and let them evolve.
You are responsible for the path you take, the direction you go, the service your render.
What does your life look like? You are responsible. Make the changes that call to you.
What kind of self are you creating?
Previous Issues of Our Luminous Legacy
Unleash The Power of Your Inner Garden
How Modern Mysticism Will Save the World
Live in the Center of Your Being