By Tamara Rant, Conscious Life News
Most of us have heard the phrase, “Energy flows where attention goes”, but have you ever stopped to ponder what this truly means and how to actually apply this Truth to your own life? It is such a powerful principle that can so easily be harnessed, yet so few of us catch onto it right away; if ever.
Most of us tend to put our energy into the things we think we are supposed to and for the most part that’s a good thing, right? We study hard so we get into a good college so we have a better chance at landing a good job. We take care of our families by going to those jobs each day. We pay the bills from our wages to keep a roof over our heads, etc.
However, if most of us are doing what we are “supposed” to be doing, then why are so many of us so unhappy and so unsatisfied with our lives? The very lives we work so very hard for every single day to ensure stay in place just as they are? Why do we struggle then, only to keep the struggle going? Do you see where I’m going with this?
Well, for starters let’s take a look at where our major priorities in life may come from. If you never question your own beliefs, wants, and feelings then how can you ever know if they are truly your own or have simply been inherited or passed down from your parents and possibly even the generations before them? This would mean that what you are choosing to focus on is a subconscious, not conscious choice that is there because of someone else’s perceptions of the world; not your own.
If you are happy, then keep on keeping on! However, if you are unhappy and want to align your life so that it works better for you, then the first thing I would suggest that you do is take a look at your core beliefs; these strongest, most influential beliefs you have over the greatest, most relevant parts of your life including your love life, finances, health and career.
You may get a feeling at some point during your career that the particular path they’ve chosen is not for you and that you’re simply not doing what you love. It may run as deep as feeling like you’re wasting your talents, gifts and abilities and were put here to do more than “the daily grind”. If it runs deep enough, this is often the first time we question what we are doing with our lives, why and for whom?
Unfortunately, many of us never stop to question our beliefs and may never know the Self with a capital “S” that lies beneath the masks of our perceptual personality. However, if we do get to asking the question, then this usually is the first sign that our current beliefs and motivations leave great room for growth, molding, shaping and expansion of our creation and hopefully we like the taste of power that questioning our beliefs actually gives us.
Focusing our attention on all we’ve been told and un-learning anything that no longer serves us is the first step to aligning our lives. With the first question, with directed attention on new potential we begin to see that we are creators in our own rite. And hopefully, we roll with it! 🙂 Because the more we are willing to face the unknown about ourselves and get to know to real us, the more life will reward us with balanced experiences. And by that I mean, because you are living as a true expression of yourself, you stop projecting and reflecting in your relationships and you just ARE. And with just being is where we find…yep, you guessed it…balance. And in balance, there is none other than peace.
When we can live peaceful lives, we thrive and align in all sectors. We are not haunted by our fears, but rather see them as catalysts for action. We are not exhausted by change, we are respectful of it’s infinite presence. We are not attached to experiences, we are aware of conscious love in all time. We’re not living on auto-pilot reacting to things that “happen” to us, but rather choosing how we direct our focus and energy or rather living “pro-actively”. We gain confidence needed to focus our attention on self-love and things that serve us, so that we may better serve the world.
When we make a conscious choice regarding what we think about rather than just letting our brain run rampant, a funny thing happens…you realize that you are not your thoughts! You are, rather, the observer behind them; the conscious listener per se. And you realize as well that this consciousness you are, is ever-present, and infinite and if you’re anything like me when this hit my heart, an unimaginable wave of peace will overcome you.
I think we’d all agree that living in peace where you feel aligned and balanced would sound great to anyone, right? And I’m confident that anyone can live that way, regardless of what circumstances we many find ourselves in. This doesn’t mean repressing emotions or pushing down feelings. This is a simple shift in how we handle things and process our feelings. We are peaceful because we are confident, strong and can trust our own decisions. We are aligned because of the choices we are now making in our lives that serve our needs and allow us to do what we love. We are so much stronger than we’ve ever been taught to believe and perhaps that is the first belief we must truly take into our hearts as our own to overcome all others that are not.
*This article is dedicated to all the kick-ass souls out there who had the guts to leave jobs they hated to make a living doing what they love! Have a safe and awesome Labor Day weekend (if you’re here in the States with me, of course.) 🙂
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.
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