Choice between understanding of perceiving realities
“A fight is going on inside of me… It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too.”
Then one of them asked:
“Which wolf will win?”
I then answered:
“The one I feed.”
Now, as you probably realized, the moral of this little story is simple:
- The ‘wolf’ you feed, is the one you give your attention to.
- “Energy flows where attention goes”…
- So whatever you focus on in life, expands.
That’s the basic premise of what’s popularly referred to as the ‘Law of Attraction.’ And that’s why when you’re looking to transform your life, understanding the power of attention is the most fundamental requirement, and is absolutely vital to regaining control of your life experience.
Now this may come across like pretty blatant and self-evident advice… but the game of ‘attention’ and ‘focus’ isn’t always as straightforward and obvious as it may seem.
Let me explain…
If you’re looking to transform your life into something ‘better’ than it seems to be right now, you’re doing that for either of the following two reasons:
- One, because you’re not happy with the way your life is now…
- Or two, because you just want to get more out of it… and not by (further) draining your energy, but rather by getting into a seemingly effortless ‘flow,’ where you seem to be drawing the things you want into your orbit in a way that appears automatic.
So when you’ve set out to do so, you may be inclined to learn how to actually bring about this transformation.
But here’s the catch:
What we call ‘transformation’ isn’t as much a process of ‘learning how to do it,’ but rather a process of deprogramming. It’s actually much more about unlearning than it is about learning something new.
Here’s the thing:
- All life is connected through a universal field that we can give many names and qualifications, but can ultimately be best described as ‘consciousness.’
- However, most people have disconnected themselves from that understanding through all kinds of unconscious programming, conditioning, and limiting beliefs… which manifest energetically in dense electromagnetic fields that encase them in a perception of isolation and separateness.
- In actuality, the way out is not so much to seek all kinds of fancy ways and shortcuts to enlightenment, but rather to remove the dirt that lies between you and the daylight, in order to step out of this illusory confinement.
In your core, you’re still an inseparable part of this field of ‘infinite awareness.’ But you may have gotten so used to your limited perception that you’re now totally mesmerized by that experience. And so right now, you may hardly be able to conceive of any other reality anymore.
Still, once you make the conscious decision that you want to break out and bring about a transformation and change your life, the field of ‘infinite awareness’ (often dubbed ‘the universe’) comes at your aid… but not always in the ways you might expect. Because here’s what happens:
The experiences you attract tend to be tailored to helping you break down those energetic walls around you that block your vision!
Next, as soon as the walls of limitation tumble down, you restore your connection with this field, so that more of your natural ‘awareness’ can flow through you. Accordingly, your ‘reality’ will start to change as your programmed perceptions are rewritten.
So yes, true enough, the process of ‘transformation’ may bring challenges. But if you stick with your intuition through all of these experiences (nice and less pleasant), after a while your life changes because of what you’ve experienced going through these challenges, NOT in spite of it.
An important part of this process is to listen to your intuition instead of just rationalizing everything based on your conditioned beliefs. There’s this ‘intuitively knowing’ voice inside of you that knows what’s right for you from a bigger picture point of view, rather than what you might rationally think is right for you at the moment.
But many people are inclined to give up entirely, degrading this whole concept of ‘deliberate creation’ as mambo-jumbo the moment the going gets a little tough:
“This wasn’t what I wanted to attract! This doesn’t work!”
Well, actually it does. You’re attracting the very experiences designed to break through whatever is keeping you from experiencing your desired reality.
So when you react to a situation (pleasant or unpleasant) or make some kind of choice in your life, it’s worth asking yourself what level of awareness your choice or decision comes from:
- Does what you do or decide (implicitly) represent fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride, superiority?
- Or is it a manifestation of joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, faith?
Here’s why such introspection is so important:
How you react to the situations you’re presented with, is an explicit manifestation of your implicit focus. It shows you in what mental/emotional/spiritual atmosphere you’re really operating, outside of your conscious attempts to ‘think positively’ and repeating your affirmations.
Your implicit focus is a far more accurate indication of who you define yourself to be right now, and determines where your attention is really flowing. As such, it’s a strong determinant of what you’ll attract next.
That’s why evaluating your reactions this way is a very strong tool. It not only gives you an indication of where your implicit focus is, but it also gives you the opportunity to consciously take measures to shift it to where it should be in light of creating the life experience you really want for yourself.
Steps To Practice
As long as your conscious decision is to ‘change your life for the better,’ you will start to ‘attract’ and ‘manifest’ experiences that are designed to help you break out of the box that’s keeping you from experiencing that reality right now.
This means that the things you attract may not always immediately seem to be part of your dream vision, but rather stepping stones that help you break down what’s currently keeping you from living that dream vision.
So to ‘break free’ this way, there are three important initial steps to take:
- Step #1:
The first step is to evaluate your reactions to the situations and circumstances you’re presented with in life… and only accept to act on the reactions and decisions that genuinely come from the ‘heart,’ from your connection to ‘infinite awareness,’ from knowing what’s right for you.
- Step #2:
The second step is to be kind to yourself when the circumstances you’re presented with in life are not immediately what you hoped for… so you don’t get caught up in the very mental and emotional atmosphere that you’re really trying to break out of.
In the words of Charles Swindoll:
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
So be gentle with yourself. Don’t fall into self-loathing and frustration the moment you’re faced with a challenge that doesn’t seem to match the image you had of your ‘new and improved’ life. It’s just a stepping stone that gets you one step closer. Keep at it, you’ll get there.
- Step #3:
Since ‘energy flows where attention goes’ (meaning what you’ll manifest will depend on what you give your attention to), don’t forget to deliberately build in fun and joy in your life. It’ll energize and inspire you, and will serve as an implicit signal to get more opportunities for it.This is what I call a ‘manifestation’. You have to really get into that energy in order for more of it to be reflected back to you.After all, you want fun, joy, peace, love, etc. in your life, don’t you? Then deliberately make space for fun, joy, peace, love, and for other things you like in your life. Experience it intensely… no reservations!
Believe it, it works…
Start playing with these steps. And next time, we’ll be hopefully taking this skill to the next level…