Shifting the Stories: Opportunities to Grow
How do we use the
stories of difficulty
in our life in order to
grow as spiritual people? How
do we not get stuck in the stories
and how do we use them
in order to move forward?
We can shift ourselves accordingly, respond to the situation from the energy of tolerance, patience, and kindness. We’ve gotten the juice that we needed. We have energized the world in light. We move on and that situation becomes just another piece in the fabric of our life rather than becoming the story that we tell over and over and over and over again sitting in the energies of the difficulty, of the disconnect, of the disrespect or whatever it was that we created and that we experienced. You can feel this. You can feel the difference. For when a situation is used to practice love, it’s open. It’s expansive and we grow as beings.
When we don’t have the consciousness that this is the reason that these opportunities happen, and I do call them opportunities, then we go to fear. It becomes a dark place. It becomes another scar. It becomes another piece of the story that we tell so that we can wallow, sit in the pain and misery of why things don’t go well in our lives. Then negative energy is created. Not just for us, but because we are part of the oneness, it’s created for all.
How do we use the alarm clock option and stay in love rather than go to the story? It really starts with choice. It really starts with awareness. Know you have a choice. Every time an episode arises. Every time you feel the twinge of pain, the aggravation, the discomfort, you can very clearly say to yourself, “Aha! This is a moment for me to shift. I know what is happening. I feel the tightness in my chest. I feel aggravation. I am annoyed.”
Whenever you feel distress simply say, “Cancel that. This is an opportunity for me to go to love. I choose love.” Then ask: “What is the best face of love for me to practice now?”
If you are driving down the road and someone cuts you off and you feel yourself immediately go to a curse word or to a feeling of disrespect, say “Cancel that!” Shift your perspective and say, “That person must be in a rush. Let me bless them. Wish them a great day.
In the beginning, this may feel a little bit awkward. But, I guarantee you, that as you notice each of your negative responses and say, “Cancel that,” (because we’re canceling the energy in the world ) and you replace it with a blessing, a blessing for you, a blessing for them, you are creating light. You will feel lighter. The situation will go away sooner. It won’t be the story you tell at the office or to your friend in a conversation because there are better things to talk about. There’s more positive, wonderful energy to create. The story that you’ll tell is the shift that you’re making — how you are able to see yourself in a state of difficulty and how you chose to change it, how you chose to shift it.
Difficulties are alarm clocks. You can use them to shift your life. You can use them to change the energy in the world. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.
Selina Maitreya is a teacher of PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY (www.selinamaitreya.com) helping beings to use their daily life as the practice pad for spiritual growth and enlightenment. Download Selina’s gift for you, a powerful mediation that will leave you relaxed and calm here: selinamaitreya.com/golden-light-meditation.