Join Lorna Anne as she shares innovative and creative ways for viewing your reality relationship in “Playing With Your Reality – How To Bring It Back To Life.”
Written by Lorna Anne
Most of us view ourselves as in our reality, rather than seeing reality as its own character, so to speak, and consciously realizing what our relationship is to it.
What we think about our personal world is very important when it comes to creating happiness. The concept that reality and the world out there, as a dark and scary place filled with threats and unseen dangers, is in itself a precarious perspective.
Alienation and polarization from our surroundings will evolve into a negative downward spiral of fear. This weakens us and turns us into victims.
I’m sure we all remember when in our twenties, very little daunted us and we took risks that today seem either crazy or impossible. We had faith and trust in our reality that no harm would come to us and this greatly increased the odds that no harm did come. You say that now we’re wiser. But testimonials of miraculous saving of lives in accidents in which the person should have met certain death, reveal that most of the survivors never believed that they were going to die. In many cases, they never even thought of the possibility though the odds were strongly in favor of it.
So what is the best way to relate to one’s reality? With love and trust, most definitely. Our tendency is to try to compensate for our fear by trying to control it, and this manipulation can also be detrimental. Not allowing any deviation from the norm in one’s routine leads to ennui as well as anesthetizing the spirit and will.
This control issue with our reality begins with our limited vision as to how we think our reality should proceed — how we want things to go in order for us to feel secure. We think that if it doesn’t go in that certain way, then it has turned against us and we will not be able to get what we want.
For example: Time is the greatest source of erosion for positive thinking. We start out totally optimistic that we’re going to get what we want (a phone call, a job, recovered health, to name a few). But if we don’t see results within our time frame we start to abandon hope.
This is where playing with your reality is the best way to go. First remember that your reality has a life of its own outside of your control. You should trust this and remove all time frames from your desires. The reality you want will be given to you at the most appropriate time, according to the cosmic universe — not your schedule.
Secondly, if the reality seems “wild” and goes in completely opposite directions than what you intended, let it go, don’t try to control it. Then try to figure out how this could play itself out and still turn around in your favor. Don’t abandon what you want. That is the key. It might look like your future has been betrayed but don’t mistrust or polarize from it. Ya’ gotta’ love it!
If you stay at one with your world, you will be surprised to see a situation literally turn itself around again. Play with your reality. Get rid of your attitudes against it and realize even though you can’t see how, it is still working in your favor. This trust opens the door to all sorts of synchronicity and alternative possibilities which would have been blocked if you’d allowed yourself to become a victim.
It’s a just world, but because we don’t know that or trust it, we get injustice. You have the power to shift the energies in your world and create happiness by being willing to accept your reality as an ally, rather than an enemy.
Identity Magazine is all about empowering women to get all A’s in the game of life — Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.TM Every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. As a team, we hope to inspire and motivate ourselves and inspire you to get all A’s.
What have you accepted in your life that took time, physically or mentally?
An unconditional acceptance of reality as good, nurturing and positive, rather than frightening, negative and destructive.
What do you appreciate about yourself and within your life?
My fairness, moral courage and fortitude.
What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? What goals do you still have?
Getting my writing published. Future goal: to help clean up irrational fear from the world.
What is your not-so-perfect way? What imperfections and quirks create your Identity?
I am a unique individual, willing to sacrifice what I must, in order to pursue wisdom and my truth.
How would you complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love myself and my world.