I have a daily habit - one that I love dearly. I get up in the morning, and I write my morning pages (that means I journal - something I learned from doing The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron). Then I read from a couple of inspirational books that I always have sitting nearby when I am writing. I should mention that I get up around 6:00 am to do this. If I have commitments that require me to leave the house early, I get up earlier. This practice comes first. For me, it is a centering practice, and it has become a healing meditation and it helps my life go better.
One of the books that I am currently reading is The Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes. I don't want to go on too long about my morning practice but, I believe, that if we wish to manifest our best lives possible, then anchoring ourselves in the right Soul-Medium, upon awakening, really helps. I swear by it. I am a student of Life, and as such I am committed to keeping up my Life studies. I see the opportunities and miracles that come as a result of my conscious commitment and my Faith to communing with this Higher Mind that is back of all possibilities available to me.
Over the past several months, admittedly, I got off the beam a bit. I was doing my morning practices in a way, but I stubbornly got into a rut. I spun my wheels and a part of me just checked out of my morning practice. I forgot how powerful I am, and that I am ultimately responsible for creating the life I desire. I forgot that there is no such thing as being a victim. I cherish this rut (and every other rut) because it allows me to see the true shape and condition of my mind and heart, and whether or not I am really connected with the One Great Mind, which always manifests like-form on the physical realm based on my thinking. If I want to know where I am at in my life, all I need do is take a good honest look around me. That will, unfailingly, tell me the truth about where I am at every time. My life needed some fine-tuning, for sure. Luckily, I remind myself, life is about progress rather than perfection.
I am fascinated with the idea of Quantum Jumping. For those of you who do not know what that is I will try to briefly outline it for you, based on my very limited understanding of it. We all know that we are made up of atomic (atoms) particles right? When I was in school the sub-atomic level was as far as we went when we learned about the building blocks of physical matter. Apparently, sometime in the 80's, scientists where able to observe even smaller particles than the atom. These particles are called quantum particles, and one of their specialties seems to be that they can blink in and out of existence. These particles are not fixed. So then it makes sense to me that they exist in the realm of infinite possibilities.
You may ask what I think quantum particles have to do with me. Well, considering that this is the smallest particle that science is able to observe within us (or so I believe this is to be the case) at this time. Part of our anatomy then must be built on this magic-stuff; we must be hard-wired with built-in infinite possibilities ourselves. If this is true, we should be able to transform our lives on the whim of thought, to the degree that that thought is consciously chosen, believed, and held by us. We ARE powerful beings who are able to transform our lives and our physical environment - to the extent that we are able to recognize that we embody, through our connection to Source, this power. So nothing is impossible really, unless we believe it is.
I don’t know very much about Quantum Physics, or quantum particles, but on an intuitive level - on the Faith level, I know that my life is only limited by what I conceive it to be. The idea of Quantum Jumping gives me a little bit more proof of this Inner-Knowing - that I call Faith. It says that infinite possibilities exist, and that they are available to each one of us, in every second of our lives. If we understand this Truth, we can begin to understand that we always choose the direction our lives take. Our lives are either an infinitely-open canvas of glorious possibilities, a pin-sized canvas of opportunities, or the gamut of opportunities that lies between the two (we live somewhere between these two ends of the spectrum, and given that we use such a small part of our brains, I assume that most of us have a great deal of room for the improvement of efficacy).
We alone decide what is possible for us. As we become conscious that we are making these choices, we can learn to re-design our thoughts to better work for us, rather than absently allowing our thoughts to work against the life (we at least think) we desire. Our life paths are dictated by our capacity to be aware of the choices available to us, by the choices we are making, and by our capacity to employ the corresponding creative choice that matches the manifestation of what we say we desire.
Dr. Joe Despenza says that by the age of thirty-five we are 95% pre-programmed by habitual unconscious thought. This leaves a 5% possibility for new thought to enter our present moment. Most of us go through our lives living out the same experiences - the same struggles and dissatisfaction that we experienced in the past. He says that in order to change this, we must consciously cross the river of change; we must endure a big conscious shift in who we think we are, or we will be doomed to keep on repeating the same life-patterns and outcomes. Change is difficult. Especially when we are called to leave our old identity of who we thought we were behind (for me this is the good-girl; the sweet one). He predicts that we may be so uncomfortable in this river of change that we will be tempted to crawl back to the shore of the person who we once were, just to feel identified again.
In order to take advantage of that Quantum Field of possibilities, we must endure this discomfort and remain in the river, not knowing. I believe that it is only in this realm that miracles are possible. I am willing to wade through the discomfort of not knowing who I am in order to to get to experience who I can be. I don't want to live out my life in that pre-programmed way. I want to allow the Great Mind of Possibilities to flow through me, transforming my life into endless possibilities, in every second. This kind of life excites me. This kind of life makes me feel gratitude. This is the kind of life I want to live. I want to be brave, so I can LOVE my life experience.
"We are surrounded by Infinite Possibility. It is Goodness, Life, Law and Reason. In expressing Itself through us, It becomes more fully conscious of Its own being. Therefore, It wishes to express through us. As It passes into our being It automatically becomes the law of our lives. It can pass into expression through us only as we consciously allow It to do so. Therefore, we should have faith in It, and Its desires and Its ability to do for us all that we should ever need to have done. Since it must pass through our consciousness to operate for us, we must be conscious that It is doing so."
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind