So today I went for a walk in our blizzard we are having in Colorado, It was glorious, I was soaking wet! I was raised in the mountains of Colorado. I skied, hiked, biked, backpacked, canoed and ran those mountains growing up. When it snows outside I have an immediate response to run to it. I was raised in snow on a mountainside. It’s home.
I’m also making stew out of new vegetables I haven’t tried over mashed potatoes and bathing myself back to warm, drinking hot green tea and write like I always do during a blizzard. It takes me back in time to a perspective. I remember jumping in the snow and then getting in our hot tub in blizzards as a child, jumping on my sled going down the dangerous mountain hill I lived on. I literally did walk uphill both ways on the road I lived on. I’m grateful it taught me so much young and gave me so much connection to the mountains!
That’s actually what I want to talk about. Perspective.
Everyday we have a choice when we get up out of our slumber how the day will go. It’s through the lens we view in life. That’s actually two fold. When we sleep we are interacting with our subconscious. When we wake we are affected by these symbols and messages we receive from our subconscious sleeping. That can set the day alone awaking from a crazy dream, night terror, message from subconscious.
Secondly, what do we do when we arise? How do we deal with our subconscious information? What information we take in immediately sets the perspective of the day. If we live without intention and just do the same thing over and over it’s not mindful. It’s not helpful. Getting on Facebook first thing in the morning is the most disastrous decision to set the tone for my day. If I’m being intentional I get up make coffee, take my dogs out to pee, give myself Reiki about my experiences before falling asleep and my subconscious experience I awoke from and write. I give my day intention and then I read the news. If I read the news first I get mad, sad, I feel all kinds of ways and don’t have a good day. If I become intentional after doing that I can turn it around. I’m not perfect with it but really trying to be intentional about how I do things everyday.
Having control over our thoughts dictates emotions. When I take the time to be intentional after I rise, I stay in intention for the day. When I read upsetting news. I write about it instead of reacting because I’m being intentional about energy being sent out. It needs to leave me but not puke on everyone around me. It’s why I’ve changed the context of my writing intentionally instead of emotionally as that is the energy communicated.
I’ve gone through and am going through some shocking changes in my midlife. It is truly my perspective on what is happening that moves me forward or slides me back. My car is totaled, I take public transportation everywhere. I could complain and victimize my situation or just look at it from a palatable perspective. The other day our air quality in Denver was worse than Beijing. I’m doing something effective to my environment by riding transportation and that’s a choice to have that perspective, I’m choosing not to buy a car.. I walk an average of five miles a day but I like that. I like being outside. I’ve also lived in Europe where that is main transportation, it’s not a weird society oppression on the poor. It’s their perspective of transportation.
I’m also living with my mom. I could view that as terrible and backwards as my perspective but I don’t. It’s healed our relationship since my dad committed suicide in 2014 and we haven’t been around each other much till now. She’s helping me and I’m helping her. It’s an exchange of support and love. It’s given me an adult perspective of my mom. She rides public transportation too because she can’t drive. She is teaching me bus routes. We go downtown together all the time on light rail. She is so strong at 75 years old. She was carrying all her groceries home till I introduced her to Instacart. I have my mom almost vegetarian cooking for her and exposed her to foods she has never eaten in her life. Cooking has been my savior during my transition and discovering ways to not use animals cooking and connecting to the earth through food. I have a granddaughter so the future and my choices intersect, I understand that.
It’s interesting to hear my Mom’s perspective of life as she was the silent generation before baby boomers. She’s pretty liberal for her age.
I’m grateful she supports me changing careers into the spiritual energy world of Reiki. I’m grateful for this time with her and that’s the perspective I choose.
The way we process our circumstances dictates us moving forward or not. I can’t get up everyday in negativity and defeat. Becoming a Master Reiki has taught me intention. That’s what Reiki is about. Nothing is wrong in life till we decide it is wrong. Even if we are victims? What then? The only thing we have control over is our thoughts, our perspective that gives us hope or defeat. I have learned so much about energy and what I put out comes back to me. If everything is negative so it shall be.
The law of attraction is all about this. It’s not metaphysical, it’s physics. We are matter and we put out negative or positive energy, it’s a choice and an intention.
Lastly, if I blame someone for this outcome I am in, there is no lesson for me. I’m so excited to be single for the first time in my life, doing exactly what I want to be doing and being happy doing it because I choose a positive perspective of hope, abundance and endless opportunities for myself. I have been a victim, I have lived in a victim mentality and I suffered. I choose everyday my positive perspective because it makes me happy, It gives me courage and strength to keep going and achieving every dream I have.