Our focus is magnetic...and addictive. What do we find ourselves focusing on more during the day...dramatic displays of suffering or peaceful, beautiful displays of calm? What attracts our attention: annoyances, daily news stories, people's business, the ugliness of politics, animal abuse, financial woes, bad drivers, reality shows? or does our attention pull more toward the beauty of nature, volunteering in service, music, loving acts of kindness, finding time for physical pursuits to feel our physical body at work, looking for laughter, feeling the sun, water and air anytime we can, appreciating true friendship, connecting with animals, learning about natural healing, or being mindful?
Where we allow our attention to spend time is how we view the world and our lives. Do we lean toward the darkness or do we stretch toward the light?
We all have the power to create the world we live in...and using the excuse that 'it isn't practical' to ignore what's going on in in the world is like continuing to pick at a scab when simply allowing it to heal on its own will do. Picking at the scab delays the healing and leaves a scar.
There is a peaceful solution for every struggle unless we choose resistance. While we are focusing negative energy toward others, situations and circumstances and reveling in the misery of others via the media we assist in making the problems grow. If we collectively decided to take our attention away from negative dramas and focus on positive solutions without 'what ifs', we would effectively eliminate the uphill battle of negativity. We would all spend more time with our families, heartfelt pursuits and making the world a better place by starting in our own corners of the world.
Ignorance really can be bliss. Do we really need to know EVERYTHING that goes wrong in every corner of the world? Is it really important for us to know everyone's business on Facebook and Twitter? How many shows about murder, heartbreak and betrayal is necessary to process on a daily basis before we are convinced no one is trustworthy? How would it be if we were only exposed to uplifting stories of compassion and caring...and were only made aware of catastrophic things when we needed to know for our own safety and concern. This would result in a global view change of ourselves as a people; we would see ourselves very differently as a human race; capable of amazing acts of openess and love on a regular basis and create a new human behavioral expectation. We would live in the light (tolerant, loving, giving) as part of our everyday life and when we notice someone not doing so...our first instinct would be to help them discover their 'light' instead of trying to bring everyone else into the dark. What an extraordinary home our planet would be then. But we have to start with our own corners of life...we need to examine our own eyesight...are we seeing light or are we seeing dark? It's time to start asking ourselves this very simple question...
It's been said many times before by those teaching the benefits of living a more spiritual life: start with gratitude. Living in the light starts with appreciation for the simple things; even appreciating having another day to share with those with love is enough to start our day off on a positive note. Having those to love deepens that appreciation. Being able to love is the greatest gift we possess and our awareness of this gift can be appreciated by the heart where carry gratitude. Seeing light is all a matter of grateful perspective...just put your gratitude glasses on at the start of the day, tune out media interpretation of the world, stand tall in the forest of light and go!
Sending Blessings and Magic...Lisa
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As we get closer to fully walking our soul path, we develop the tools to cope with the unexpected, accept joy as a natural state, deal with fear head on, respond to negativity in any form calmly and rationally, receive guidance from our spiritual teams, and learn to trust our hearts above all else.