We create our lives by the choices we make. We use our Personal Mythology – the stories we tell ourselves about how we conceive, believe, and perceive our world – to make those choices. Those stories contain emotions, expectations, and relationships. In fact, those things write the stories.
Our beliefs are not always based on what we call “facts”. They can be based on pre-conceived notions that color those beliefs. Yesterday I mentioned a judgmental trait I carried for quite a while. In thinking further about this, I realized that lots of our stories are loaded with emotion and judgement and expectations and lots of other stuff. Sure, I “knew” all that, but I didn’t really “know” it, either. Often, looking at something with a different perspective opens up the understanding of that something. In this case, it brought about a deeper understanding of the effects of those things that help us write our stories.
An example of this is Maslow’s quote, “If you only have a hammer, you see every problem as a nail”. You expect a situation or a person to be a certain way, and your every perception of that person or situation is colored by that expectation. You just KNOW that certain people are a certain way. You expect __________ to be a ________, and so everything _______ says is irritating.
Pre-conceived notions like this make for some very emotional creating. They also make for some very judgmental attitudes that hurt everybody, too.
Being aware of the emotions, relationships, and expectations we write our stories with is a key to better creation. Letting go of judgements helps us write better stories to create with. Intentions based in Love as “I AM” statements will help you see these things much more clearly. If you have Intentions of “I AM Kind”, “I AM Compassionate”, or “I AM Empathetic”, then as you Live your Life with these Intentions, you’ll have opportunities to let go of judgements. Some of your long standing beliefs may be challenged. And you’ll be writing stories for your Personal Mythology that reflect those Intentions. Ask me how I know that.
I’m not saying you should be emotionless in your creating. Joy is a beautiful emotion to create with. Patience is a much needed way to write a story. Even anger can have constructive, positive results. If those emotions are based in Love or its manifestations, then you are creating more Love. If the emotions are based in fear, then you’ll create more fear. I’m reminded of this quote I used recently from novelist Nevada Barr, “If all the things of this world were gone suddenly, & only my emotions, beliefs, & thoughtforms were left, what would I be made of? Joy, Peace, Contentment? Or anger, hate, & fear? ”
The things we create come from our “emotions, beliefs, & thoughtforms”. The things we create become the Life we Live. Be aware of what you believe. Pay attention to how you feel. Create with Love. Live in a world of Love.
REMEMBER – I AM creating My Life through how I conceive, believe, & perceive my world.
And So It Is!
~ Inspired by an emotion.
Peace, Grace, & Love,