Usually every morning, I read the Daily Wisdom from my series of books written by my friend Terah.
It's a way to frame my day based on what the prevailing energy pattern is on a Universal basis, and knowing before my day gets started what flavors I am likely to experience allows me to more fully present as I experience them, offering me an opportunity to gain more wisdom in the process.
Yesterday, I didn't read the above entry and therefore had no prior knowledge on a conscious basis what that day's energy pattern was. Which is really cool because sometimes I like to review my yesterday to see if that pattern really showed up in a significant way without my being aware of it.
And so this morning, after reading yesterday's wisdom, I thought I would share with you an experience and the insight it afforded me as it relates to our feelings and how we can choose to move on from a horrific experience, learn from it, and transform the learning into something that doesn't give us pain to carry around anymore.
I had a revealing conversation with a new friend of mine where she shared a personal experience that was horrific. It was a matter of life and death, and fortunately, life prevailed.
But after surviving an experience where your personal sovereignty is compromised, you are left with internalizing the fact that it happened to you.
I have had a few of my own horrific experiences that involved someone else trying to hurt me, on purpose.
During a particularly bad experience, I remember observing the scenario from a space outside of physicality and time..."I" literally walked through an inner doorway into another place and watched the experience unfold without any emotion. In that space, "I" was able to figure out a way to move my physical container out of harm's way.
And I did just that.
Some people choose to stay with the pain and humiliation, the disbelief and the fear after these experiences.
Others move on with their lives, understanding that what was done to them physically is now over. The villain can't touch the inner you unless you provide them the door to enter.
Fortunately, my new friend and I both came to the same conclusion that we can choose how to feel about the experiences in our lives that were painful at the time...but that we don't have to carry the pain with us into our futures.
We can choose how to feel about them right now.
Lightening my heart was the key to my own recovery from a life and death situation perpetrated by some that didn't know 'me'...I was just a random person that they decided to use for their own sick purposes.
And I was able to have an extreme experience that allowed me to 'know' that I am much more than a body. "I" was able to transcend the experience and throw my consciousness someplace else. It allowed me to opportunity to experience transcendence in a way that not available in books or conversations. For that...I am immensely grateful.
Mental force is a great tool to decide to not focus on what 'could' have happened, what 'might' have occurred and so on. It takes mental discipline and an internal understanding that the way you feel about a particular situation, person or 'fill-in-the-blank' will change as your heart lightens and you let love come through.
I have found that by doing anything creative, you have to deal with your feelings on a daily basis. When I was unsure about a physical ailment for months, I did let those feelings of anxiety and fear interrupt my creative flow for a while because I lost sight that I am the one in control of the way I can choose to think about my life experiences.
If you want un-interrupted creative flow in your own life, I have to say that from my own experiences, getting a handle on your feelings about your past, your present and what you project about the future is paramount to creating anything.
Your life. Your art. Your relationships...all of it.
Towards the end of yesterday's wisdom, I found this gem...
When you sort through the information your feelings are offering and deal with any unresolved hurts and issues, your mind may attain the ballast of peace it needs to advance your purposes without the inner turmoil and impaired clarity that can cloud your thoughts and weaken resolve and results.
That 'ballast of peace' is important to moving forward and claiming your spot in the world with the joy of creating the life you can dream of.
But to do that...you have to understand and work with your feelings regarding your experiences. Understand that they can change...and watch your world open up to all that is positive and life affirming.
If you are interested in Terah's Book of Days books...go to her website at www.terahcox.com