There is an invitation that awaits you every day when you arrive back into your body, this plane, and this world.
It happens once you open your eyes and your mind starts to show you the agenda, stories, and ideas that set the tone and mood of how you begin.
It’s a pattern that we’re so used to that we go into auto-pilot. We go into our routines of work, life, home, relationships, and behaviors. It happens so subtly because our complex mind is always thinking, deciding, flagellating, and reflecting. When we react, it often comes from our internal library of canned responses.
Patterns happen through habitual and psychological actions. They’re often seeded at birth when we observe our role models and how they react and relate to life.
In the journey of awakening into your thoughts, identity, and awareness, there exists the invitation and it’s called conscious choice.
Conscious choice gives you the power to define your beliefs, values, and standards in a personal way that’s deeply aligned to your integrity. Every action and reaction comes from a place of awareness in how your input and output can ripple affect the world. Conscious choice is an awakened choice because your Divine nature recognizes the Divinity in another and this leads to a more open-hearted way of seeing the world.
It’s an upgrade from your normal patterns of thinking. It lifts you to a place of wonder, humility, grace, and joy. It bestows respect and kindness upon others. It’s the invitation step into a higher way of Being.
So how do you answer this invitation?
1. Accept your worth, your place, and your purpose in the world.
You have a right to be here. You have a reason for being here. When you recognize that you are incomparable, you begin to stop looking outside of yourself for veneration or acceptance. This happens because you consciously choose to see yourself as a part of the Divine which bestows your birthright to be here.
2. Consciously choose to be neutral in all things.
It doesn’t mean you don’t care or aren’t plugged in to what’s happening in the world. You can choose to stay abreast of current events without allowing your emotions and heart to feel pulled one way or the other. Sure….there are grave injustices that happen every day and there are people who are there to fight for their rights. You can consciously choose to support by empathetically listening, abstaining from judgment, and seeing the big picture.
3. Be a Light for others in the world.
The world is full of complainers, haters, and judges. You can choose to give in to other people’s issues or you can consciously choose to shine your light. This means you can simply be you. You can radiate your peace, hope, prayers, blessings out into the world without worrying about whether it’s good enough for someone. When you consciously choose to be a Light, you spark that awakening and curiosity in others.
4. Ask for a Day of Heaven on Earth
Why wait till you’re dead to experience Heaven when the conscious choice is to experience it with full awareness in this plane now. You can live in a state where life can flow easily or you can choose resistance in every turn and corner. Consciously choosing and asking for a day of Heaven on Earth is acknowledging the gift that Creator offers through the invitation. When you ask and you believe…it’s exactly what you receive.
5. Ask yourself, “How do I consciously choose to behave/feel/act/think today?”
When you first awaken, instead of going into auto-pilot, grabbing your phone and losing your precious time to the digital world, ask yourself this important question. “How do I consciously choose to behave/feel/act/think today?” If you consciously choose to feel good and happy, then you’ll find your mood is uplifted. If you consciously choose to behave in a kinder, gentler and more peaceful way, you’ll find that your day is brighter.
So what happens if you get the opposite effect?
You awaken into drama and chaos. Your thoughts are filled with dread and worry from your day before. You just don’t feel like you can shake off the blues. Your relationships are still challenging. Your kids won’t leave you alone. You feel like you just can’t get a break.
Does conscious choice still have an influence?
Absolutely. The invitation in applying conscious choice can influence how you react and respond to any situation that faces you. Conscious choice is rooted in balance, equilibrium, and trust. No matter what the world throws at you, you can handle anything when you apply the conscious decision to see the outcome higher.