By Sandy Reed
We're all looking for the magic words that will give us what
we think we need to live in this world. We look at friends, family,
people in the media - famous or otherwise, thinking they have the
answers that will lead us to our deliverance, whatever we perceive
that to be. All that you've ever wanted, and more, can be
found by looking to only one source - the one found inside of you.
This is the source whose quiet voice you can hear, if you stop looking
outside long enough to be still and listen. It can, and will, point
you in the direction of your dreams - the ones you feel deepest
in your soul.
It's true that you can't see this source with your physical
eyes - but you can see its results. You can't see healing occurring
in your body, but you can see when a broken bone heals. From these
results, you can see evidence that a source of intelligence, beyond
our understanding, exists.
You have personal power which can't be seen, but you can
learn to focus on it and use it to bring the results you want to
experience into your life - and these results you can see. Here
are some steps you can take to begin seeing the results of your
own personal power.
1. Practice awareness of what's going on around you and
how your thoughts are affecting your life experiences. Do you
see more pain and suffering when your thoughts center on worry and
fear? Do you see more happiness around you when your thoughts center
on love, beauty, and gratitude?
2. Be willing to see things differently. Your perception
colors your willingness to see what appears to be real versus what
can be real for you. You have the personal power to change your
mind about what you want to be real in your life. For example, we
are all aware that there is a war going on in the world. But for
most of us this war is not present in our physical space right now.
Your perceptions about the war may have you focusing and worrying
about the possible outcomes. This will only add to the energetic
turmoil that's already present in the world. Learn to trust
your feelings and quiet, inner voice to guide you to what will bring
the most peace and happiness into your life, where you reside physically
right now. This will, in turn, add to the energy of peace and
happiness in the world around you.
3. You see what you expect, and you expect what you have been
moving towards energetically with intention. If you begin to
expect great things to happen in your life, great things will begin
to appear. Accept no substitute for the essence of the feelings
you want to experience. You may need to do inner work to uncover
what those feelings are for you. You may need to dig deep inside
of your psyche and learn what you truly value the most in life.
This is work worth pursuing. The substance of the feelings that
will make you happy and fulfilled is much more important than the
form you think will produce those feelings. Forms can, and will,
change. Your true substance, who you really are, will not change.
Be diligent for the feelings you want to experience, but realize
that ultimately the form that produces the essence of the feelings
you want may be different than what you were expecting.
4. Your life is a series of choices you have made. Right
now you're making a choice to be fully present as you consider
the ideas in this e-magazine. Each choice you make has an outcome
that you will live and grow within. You have a choice of which way
you'll go, in the direction of living from love, or from fear
about something you perceive to be a problem in your life. For me,
that fear was "not enough" financial security to follow
my dream of freedom from a traditional corporate job - freedom to
choose what I wanted my life to look like. Finally I felt that I
had to make the choice for love, or trusting that I would be taken
care of, no matter what outside appearances told me. This was a
defining moment for me, and I chose to love myself enough to trust
what I couldn't see at the time. What choice are you afraid
to make? What can you do that will make it easier for you to
make the choice for love?
5. Personal Power is connecting to what is true for you, at
a soul level, and living that truth in your everyday life. What's
real at your soul level may feel irrelevant, when you are in the
middle of an experience that must be lived through. What's important
is that you live it with awareness of your connection to your Source,
which will help you to make the right choices. That's where
the good in your life has, and will, originate. If you look back
on your life, you'll see the evidence that points you to what
will make you happy. All you have to do is be aware, pay attention,
take action, and stay focused on only what you want. When you become
distracted from your goal by negative self-talk that says, "You
can't", or "You shouldn't", cancel those
thoughts immediately, release them and look to what is true for
The bottom line is that you are in charge of your thoughts and
emotions, and you can have what you want, when you are aware of,
and have faith in, the intelligence of your Source and Universal
Sandy Reed is a Certified Life Coach, who provides personal
coaching, teleclasses, tools and resources designed to assist
entrepreneurs, and women in the telecommunications industry,
to live from their personal power. She publishes a bi-monthly
e-magazine, "Find Your Power, Love Your Life...".