Have you ever suddenly realized that you are just so tired…exhausted is a better word… that you need to shut down, let go, and just be content for a while, looking for possibilities to create change? And it dawns on you, you don’t know how…I most certainly have felt this sense of despair.
Then one day I read this statement:
“Not one thing has ever appeared in man’s world but what man decreed that it should.”
I love these words because they provide hope, control, and a direction as to “how” to create change in life. It was the perfect invitation to start accepting that everything that’s appeared in my life is a result of my own personal decree.
The first time I thought about this I felt so powerless. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out when or how I’d decreed there should be so much negativity in my life. I mean… who gets up in the morning looking forward to a day of asking for more chaos? 😄 No one. But there it was…conflict everywhere I turned and I couldn’t see the possibilities to create change.
There were definitely good—even great—things and people in my life too. Being human though, I was spending more time trying to deal with my negative issues than I was enjoying expanding on everything that was already good.
Seeing the Possibilities to Create Change
Then I had a funny kind of “A-Ha” moment, realizing that if I could decree friction and unwelcome events, I could also decree things like peace, love, joy, passion, purpose, wealth, health, etc. into my life too.
Now, whenever I realize unwelcome thoughts are trying to invade my mind, I think, “No thank you! I have zero desire to decree any of that stuff into my life! I choose to decree ——- into my life,” and immediately fill in the blank with any available good thought I can come up with on the fly, opening possibilities to create change.
I’m so grateful for this life, for all of it, the good and the not so good. The exhausted feeling still finds its way to the surface on occasion, but I now know how to rise above the feeling. I know how to open possibilities to create change. I am awestruck with the ease of finding peace in these moments.
I leave you by saying, Yes, Time is needed to develop this skill, but it is the possibilities offered that make it worth the practice.