Today I am inspired to write about another theme that was emerging out of my readings. In “Seat of the Soul” Gary Zukav says that our choice of intention creates our experiences. Our reactions to those experiences create more intentions, creating more karma and hence more experiences. And so goes our life. We can stay stuck in a loop of the same or we can evolve and instead of looping we slowly spiral out of our muck into something better and greater. Zucav states “By choosing intentions that come from love instead of intentions that come from fear, you create joyful karma instead of painful karma. Karma teaches you responsibility for the intentions that you choose and you learn this lesson at your own pace”.
In other words, like attracts like. If you live a life consumed with fear based emotions and intentions (worry, anger, judgement, withdrawal, victim, oppressor, addiction, drama) you will attract other fear based souls and experiences and create your reality as such. Think about that for a minute. Then think about your experiences and the people around you. Is your life painful and full of drama, worry, anger and other fear based emotions? Fear based energy vibrates at a lower frequency and generally doesn’t feel good in our bodies. We feel depressed, sad, anger, hurt, unhappy, unfulfilled. But we can shift it. We have a choice with how we respond and how we behave and what we intend. And it is so much easier to shift things once we recognize it and see if for what it is: the stuff that we have attracted due to our fear based intention towards life.
When we shift to a different frequency of intention that is based out of love (tolerance, compassion, empathy, patience, respect for ourselves and our bodies) we will begin to attract more of those experiences and souls/people into our lives. Consequentially we will also begin to repel the old just like the sides of a magnet. Fear-based relations will not feel comfortable in our presence anymore and vice versa. Those relationships may start to fade and look elsewhere to support their drama filled world.
This was my A-HA moment. Steve and I both have found ourselves mourning and grieving old friendships and relationships that have faded in our lives. Often we tried to figure out what we did wrong, why did these connections fail and disappear? Perhaps another way to look at is that we shifted our intention and therefore were no longer in a congruent attractive energy with them?
Once I shifted looking at these losses out of grief and more out of a place of love for myself and compassion for the other’s journey I saw and felt differently about these transitions. When we graduated from HS and said good-bye to our teachers, friends and familiar environment, we grieved that loss but we looked at it as a normal transition of life. Why couldn’t these transitions be looked at and treated the same way? Perhaps it is a sign of our evolution to approaching life with a different intention and we are attracting new experiences and new souls into our life to support that reality, while we shed the old. Hopefully we are going in the right direction (because this does work both ways) and instead of grieving and punishing ourselves with questions of why, we can grieve, but then celebrate our soul evolution and look forward to what wonderful experiences will now come our way. This is the proof of our soul’s growth! Good job!