Updated: Apr 23
Life is as extraordinary, mystical and magical as you make up your mind it is. You choose to see it through your eyes as mundane and ordinary or as the masterful, miraculous and glorious creation that it truly is.
No one but you can make up your mind on what to see in every situation and moment. You do have a choice. There are always two sides to every coin. You are able to break the chains of your prior habits of negative thinking with some awareness, practice, and conscious effort.
The same is true of your opinions of other people. No one is perfect. We all bleed and we all breathe. You can choose to note people's shortcomings or praise their strengths. Sometimes both is required. Positive thinking does not mean ignoring the truth or delusional denial. We can create a meaningful existence by courageous, unapologetic confrontation from a place of kindness and compassion. Then an effort to improve ourselves.
There are situations with people in which you need to set healthy boundaries in order to preserve your spiritual and mental health. Sometimes you have to let go of an unhealthy relationship if it is detrimental. Other times it requires acceptance and detachment with love. Only you can make that decision on what is best for your own well-being. Self love and care are important for a happy and peaceful life.
It is imperative not to take on things that are not really about yourself and internalize them. Be careful not to stay in feelings of inadequacy, fear and powerlessness. Do not seek things outside of yourself for validation and approval. Give yourself the love and acceptance you crave first.
Perhaps the most challenging thing to do is true self evaluation. It requires a level of self honesty that can be painful but it also brings a freedom that opens up doors for spiritual growth. Telling ourselves comforting lies keeps us from evolving into higher self awareness. Questioning your own motives is a valuable practice leading to insight.
Then there are those special soul connections that are rare. They are cherished because we feel treasured, valued, appreciated and loved. We know there is trust, honesty and no doubt about the true nature of these relationships. Some call them soul mates, whether its friendship or romantic.
What if I told you that every relationship is a mirror looking back onto yourself? We can learn even more about ourselves if we remove our judgements and dig deeper into what our experiences actually mean.
The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself. How you see yourself shapes your experiences. Your emotions, feelings and viewpoints make up the core of who you are, not your possessions, employment or appearance. Whatever you believe, you will act consistent with it.
Be careful what you say and think because you are listening. Try changing your self dialogue.
Changing your life starts with changing your mind! It is all perspective.
We are all a spark of the Divine, many facets of a beautiful whole. See that and your third eye will be opened.
God bless you, have a great week and Namaste.
Rev. S. Castle