Do you ever get down on life? Find yourself complaining about what a terrible world we live in?
You will hear people say things like, “It is a cruel, cruel world.” “Life is a struggle.” “It’s a dog-eat-dog world.” “Life is a bitch, and then you die.”
What kind of thoughts do you normally run about life and the kind of world we live in? Spend a few moments reflecting on this.
Here’s how it goes in Earth School: A woman is walking down the street. She notices the trash in the gutter, the broken fence and the graffiti painted on the side of a building. She hears the sounds of gunfire and people arguing and thinks, ‘What an awful world’.
Another woman is walking down the street. She notices the roses blooming, the cat sleeping in the sunshine and the blue, blue sky. She hears the sound of a bird singing and children laughing and thinks, ‘What a beautiful world’.
Both women are walking down the same street.
There is a universal law that states, ‘what you focus on expands’. This means that whatever you give your attention to will grow and multiply. If you focus on fear-based things, the level of fear and suffering you experience will increase. If you focus on Love-based things, the level of Love, joy, beauty, truth and compassion you experience will increase.
What do you want to experience in your world?
Most people do not understand that they have a choice about what they experience, which is one of the reasons you will see so much suffering currently happening for many, many students in Earth School.
Sometimes people with very big hearts get sucked into the suffering – they erroneously believe that if they scream, rant and rage against all of the injustice in the world, that circumstances will somehow change for the better. The opposite effect occurs; when people engage in the suffering with anger, violence, fear, bitterness, outrage or sarcasm, they are simply adding more negativity to the sum total of negativity upon the planet. This concept can be challenging to understand, the idea that anger and outrage are not helpful to creating a more peaceful Earth.
Let me give an analogy: Say someone was injured, maybe bleeding profusely, and they went to a hospital for help. Imagine that a nurse looks up, sees all of the blood and starts screaming, “Oh no! Oh my God! So much blood! Oh no! This is awful! Look at all of that blood spilling out everywhere! What a nightmare! Help! Someone do something!”
Now, imagine a different nurse, a nurse that was residing in the peace and compassion of Loving, calmly coming over, competently staunching the bleeding, speaking in a soothing tone, “It’s Ok, it’s alright… You are going to be fine. You can rest easy.”
Which nurse would you rather have treating you if you were hurting? Which nurse do you think would be more effective as a healer?
When you are aligned with the neutrality of Loving, healing happens. When you engage in fear, drama, againstness – even just in attitude toward life – more fear, drama and againstness is created. Fear breeds more fear.
Your power comes when you begin to take full responsibility for your own attitude and outlook. When you realize that you, and only you, are the creator of your own reality, you get to decide how you wish to experience life. For example, if you begin to pay attention to beauty, beauty will begin to expand for you. Soon, everywhere you go will become more beautiful, as it is seen through eyes of beauty.
If you begin to pay attention to caring, you will begin to see caring happening all around you. People will become more caring towards others just by being in your caring presence. Soon, everywhere you go will become more caring, as seen through the eyes of caring.
You create your world through your thoughts, feelings and actions. Take 100% responsibility for your world view and begin to cultivate an attitude of peace, Love, joy, beauty, gratitude or whatever qualities of Loving you most want to see made manifest upon this planet. If something is lacking somewhere, begin to visualize that place as having whatever it needs. Breathe it into Being! You have the power to create whatever kind of world you can imagine, so make it a good one!
Many Blessings of Joy and Vibrant Freedom
Action Step ~ Let go of projecting unhelpful, negative attitudes and take 100% responsibility for how you view the world. Declaration: “What I focus on expands. I now choose to focus on viewing the world through eyes of Loving. I see Love, joy, truth, beauty and compassion everywhere I go.”
Additional Support: Listen to this 9-minute closed-eye process on cultivating a new attitude towards life; please refrain from driving while listening.