“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt
My mantra for 2014 is “I choose to live the life of my dreams.” For me this is a state of consciousness that involves living, loving and leading from a place of ease, love and joy.
After my morning meditation, I visualize and feel what it would be like to live the life of my dreams? What would it be like to rest in the arms of the Divine; to be in a state of ease; in a place of peace; immersed in the beauty of love; and the wonder of joy? And then I simply experience it, and soak in this state of awareness for a while. Afterwards, I release my morning experience to the Universe, knowing that Life supports me in my choice, moment to moment, to live the life of my dreams.
Is this always that easy for me? No! Am I tested? Always!
I have a habit of worrying. I know that this state of worry stops the flow of positive energy within me, through me, and around me. The most difficult time for me and my worry, is in a time of uncertainty, when the future for me and the ones I love, is not clear. I have found that only a small amount of worry is useful when it involves things, people or situations where I can actually do something immediately and positively, to change it. However, on reflection I find that most of my worry is not useful; I often catch myself worrying about things, people or situations over which I have no control or influence. And it is this circumstance that often stops me from living the life of my dreams. When I become aware of this circumstance within me, I breathe deeply into it, and the heaviness and worry begins to move through me and dissipate.
Fritz Perls, the founder of Gestalt Therapy, once said: “Fear is excitement without the breath. And fear can be formed into excitement by breathing fully with it. The less breath you feed your fear, the bigger the fear gets. Feel your fear and celebrate it with a big breath and your fear turns into excitement.”
How empowering to know that I am in charge of the excitement I feel as I go through and breathe more fully into my life!
One tool and dedicated practice that helps me breathe and shift my state of awareness from worry to ease, love and joy, is the Heart Math Inner Ease Technique. Here is the link, free resource and practice:
As I focus my attention on a state of ease, peace, love and joy, I am noticing that my capacity for attracting abundance is increasing. And in this way, I am choosing to more and more, moment by moment, live the life of my dreams. And I believe, in this way, each one of you can do so too.
Lillas Marie Hatala – March 21, 2014