As with all things, there is a cycle that exists around how we respond to life’s experiences. This cycle consists of the events that take place in our lives and how we choose to respond to those events. Many of us choose to play the victim in this cycle and operate with the mindset that life is happening to us. What if it were the other way around? What if life is merely responding to the energy that we feed it? And are we feeding truth or our perceptions of the truth?
We have dealt with the notion of emotion versus feelings before, but it applies here as well. There are two ways to respond to that which life presents us with-through emotions or feelings. Emotional responses are merely based on perception, which may or may not be couched in truth. While feelings are solely based on truth. To give an example…when we lose a loved one, we often perceive that they are dead and we will never be able to experience their presence again, and our response is often sadness. However, the truth is that they have only transitioned from the physical to the spiritual realm. Sadness might still be the response in this instance because we will miss their physical presence, but the more conscious response is joy because the truth is that our loved one is in a better state.
Whichever response we choose, life responds accordingly to the energy of that response (whether perceived and/or true) and then provides experiences that match that energy. Therefore, if it is joy that we choose to experience in life, then we should focus on choosing positive responses to what happens in our lives. If we choose the opposite then that same type of life experience will be the result. Remember, we are the authors of our individual life stories. “Ye shall reap, what ye sew”. And so it is…