The laws of the Universe are simple, it’s our human nature that complicates everything. I’m still trying to fit together how we’ve managed to turn the garden of Eden into such a maze of confusion, complications, wrong turns, dead ends and all other sorts of road blocks.
I think it begins with the parenting, and I’m not blaming mine or even my grandparents because they all did the best they could with the resources and knowledge they had at the time. It hasn’t been until the end of the baby-boom generation that awareness of being was openly discussed: previous generations were locked in a daily fight for survival and keeping food on the table and a dry place to sleep, but with the advancements of the 20th century came more available time for thought and education. The 21st century brings even more tools and treasures for living the laws of the Universe, if only we can shed programming of our pasts.
Early in life we learn to assign blame and shift it away from ourselves. If parents and society could teach and reward taking responsibility for our actions we’d all be so much better off. I believe that by learning so young to deny our responsibility for our actions we give away our true power. Our world is created out of our core thoughts, beliefs and from every conscious and unconscious thought that flickers through our mind. We are responsible for what we think and what goes on inside our heads, and that manifests in our outside being. You can say you want something, but the truth of what you truly “want” or believe you deserve is mirrored in the life you are living. So, if we say we want to be happily married or make a better wage, whatever the desire, it’s there in this abundant Universe for our having, but not as long as we are content to blame someone else for why we don’t have it now. We have to have the courage to say, “Right now I don’t have XXX, but that’s all past and now I’m magnetizing to me XXX for the highest good of all concerned.”
Life is all about the journey of the moment so, why must we blame anyone for any of it? Life happens as we each create for the experiences our higher self requires for the life lessons we each agreed upon before we took our first breath.
If you look in the mirror and you see an alien then you’re not connected to your core being, and that connection is vital for living the purpose you intended for your soul. I, and so many others, want to protect who we are, we feel vulnerable and think that by shutting down, isolating or putting on a face we will shelter that part of us that we feel is too delicate to be exposed, but in truth our lives constantly betray our deepest fears, insecurities and core beliefs, because we spend so much energy and focus hiding them, worrying about them or blaming others for them… and yes, we manifest that which we focus on, that which we truly believe in our core.
Next time your boss says, “Who screwed this up?” Take back your power and with confidence own it, acknowledge it and declare how you don’t need to make a mistake twice to learn how to prevent it in the future. You will be surprised how much faster and less painful it is to deal with it this way. Same with a friend or lover that gets upset over something you did and it wasn’t right. Don’t do the blame game or denial dance: say right out, “I take responsibility, and now I see …” Rather than spend hours fighting and planting seeds of doubt and distrust, it will be done with quickly and it’s amazing how much joy and happiness can fill the air when we come from responsibility and honesty.
So, if your house is a cluttered mess, likely your mind is as well. I used to work with a gifted teacher named Louis Russo who is now back in spirit, and he had a system he taught for deciphering the clues of our outer life to understand better our spirit. He’d ask you what was going on with your car and whatever you said, he was able to connect it to what was happening in your body and life; a messy, cluttered car – a life in chaos, a slow leak in the tire on the right of the car – your emotional foundation has a problem, headlights out – you have a problem seeing what’s in front of you. The translations or symbology is always pretty literal we just need to look at the clues, hints, messages our outer world is reflecting to us.