It can be painfully hard to let go of the what-ifs and the blame/shames, he-did-it-to-me’s and the she’s-such-a … — or the what-am-I-going-to-do . . .
I’ve been a devoted student of metaphysics for decades. One of the most basic things I learned when I began to study the beyond-ordinary is that what you give your attention to turns up in a very real way in your life — whether it’s something you consider ‘good’ or ‘bad.’
It’s hard to remember sometimes. It’s so easy to keep worrying or complaining about something you feel helpless about, or something you don’t like.
We keep chewing on those problems. We keep ourselves confused; we tell our friends about This Awful Thing.
We seek commiseration, perpetuating our worry, even as we think we are doing our best to fight it.
But that repetitive thinking, that over-and-over mulling of The Horrible Thing — that’s a disaster waiting to happen.
I was taught in my HUNA training that I had to first acknowledge the problem, then immediately let go of my obsession with it, so I can focus on seeking and moving towards creating alternatives and solutions.
Because if it’s true that what you give your attention to turns up in a very real way in your life, why not give your attention to what you desire, instead?
It can be painfully hard to let go of the what-ifs and the blame/shames, the he-did-it-to-me’s and she’s-such-a . . . — or the what-am-I-going-to-do thoughts . . . .
But what if problems were simply open windows,
rather than blockages?
What if they were portals to unknown spaces where you have something waiting for you that you previously had no clue about?
Here’s how to shift into Portal Mode:
1. Decide to let go of constantly thinking and talking about the issue.
2. Ask yourself, ‘what would I prefer rather than this situation?’
3. Wait for an answer.
You’ll probably be surprised at what comes up.
4. Avoid doubting what comes up.
It’s easy to get a simple answer and think, ‘nah, that’ll never happen,’ and look for something else your mind thinks would be more reasonable.
Don’t do that. Go back to that first thing that came up. Start asking yourself what steps you can take towards that — even if you don’t believe it’s possible.
When you doubt, you limit — or even completely block —
the good that is coming to you.
5. Start to take real, practical steps.
All any new creation needs is clear intention and movement towards the first step. Just take one itty weeny little nano-sized step.
And then the next, and the next.
A tiny step could be to make a phone call; imagine something wonderful; take a nap; go for a walk; hug your dog.
The point is to move your energy into something you
like and enjoy, so the Universe can provide the Goods,
as you move out of its way.
6. Before you know it . . .
Your reality will reflect your new choices, and the issue you were so torqued about will now be empty of power over you.
TIP: Never go for the reasonable!
Go for the weird, impossible or implausible, the feels-great answer.
Because the Universe is limitless and will surprise you with its amazing, expansive gifts.
A long time ago, I was taking a friend for a ride to celebrate buying a new car — the first new car I’d ever bought.
Suddenly, BOOM! The left rear tire on my new car had just blown out.
I pulled over in disbelief. My new car! Had a flat! What the hell?!? I sat there waving my hands and gesticulating, complaining and bitching.
My friend turned to me and said, “Angela, what if you said, ‘something amazing is about to happen’, and chose to think about driving away from here with the tire all fixed?”
My mind balked for a moment, thinking “but — but….” It wanted to complain!
Then I thought, “that idea is so cool!”
So I shifted my thinking, and closed my eyes, imagining that something amazing was about to happen, even if I didn’t know what it was.
As I was doing that, a funky old pickup truck pulls up behind us, and a big, stocky lumberjackish kind of guy gets out, walks over to my window and says, “Looks like ya got a flat — where’s yer tire iron and spare?”
I get out and show him.
He gets the tools out, gently guides me to the side out of his way, and proceeds to change my tire in what seemed like three seconds flat.
Before I can even begin to thank him, he just walks off, gets in his truck, and drives off.
That’s how it works.
Thinking like that makes it easy and fun to keep on keeping on.
Image: Imagining my reality into being
© Angela Treat Lyon 2022
text: © Angela Treat Lyon 2023
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