1-43. You have manifested the reality you see before you. If your reality doesn't match your desires... you are free to choose again.
That which happens to you is not always under your control to choose. Calamities, tragedies and onerously challenging events can arrive unexpectedly and without any warning or even the possibility of preparation on your part. These events strike almost every life in a million variations, some unspeakably horrific and others more mundane. Equally wonderful coincidences and mysterious alignments can manifest when you least expect them, delivering life-altering changes that can bring joy beyond imagining. Today, you can choose. Yesterday, you could choose. Tomorrow, you will be able to choose. In every moment, at every turn and no matter what it is that you are presented with, you can choose. The desire to abdicate your ability to choose in no way mitigates its eternal power. Always and in everything you do, you can choose. To believe that you cannot choose, that you don’t have a choice, that you must react with a certain set of behaviors or actions that are dictated by the requirements of others is simply not true. There can appear to be much to be upset with in the behaviors and actions of others. They may disappoint you, lie to you, abandon or attack you. You cannot choose for them. They have Free Will and they will elect to use it in whatever manner they feel is most appropriate for themselves. But you, too, have Free Will and this Gift of God can never be changed, altered or taken from you. In your will is the ability to choose how you want to react to absolutely anything that occurs. This choice may not always appear obvious or clear to you. You may have developed a long history of telling yourself, either directly or tangentially, that you do not have a choice. You may not even be aware of the fact that you are believing that you don’t have a choice. It can appear in your mind in many forms. Beliefs in requirements, or in social norms that require you to subjugate your desire to behave in a manner most closely aligned with your heart to the requirements of others. This is not intended to condone choices that clearly are abusive to others. Rather it is presented to plant a seed. A seed that can grow into a beautiful flower of strength, one that is so perfect that within its beauty you can see the beauty of your Soul reflected back towards you. Others may have expectations for you. You may believe that these expectations form requirements that you must obey. They do not. If your life situation is such that you find yourself abdicating the power to choose to others who do not appear to have your best interests in mind, you are giving away a power that they cannot accept. To find greater acceptance of yourself, allow yourself to choose. Deny that within you that believes that you must make choices that run counter to what you believe is the best course of action to undertake or statement to make in any particular situation. Allow yourself to be yourself, without the fear of the judgments of others. They cannot choose what is best for you. Only you have the power to choose what is best. Only you know what particular path is most appropriate for you. If they have advice, listen and accept it graciously. But do not allow yourself to believe that any other person has any ability to know what is best for you to any extent greater than what you know for yourself to be true. There are a great variety of paths in life. There are many ways that you can progress, many levels of understanding that can be achieved and a nearly infinite panoply of options available to you at all times. Some of these options may appear unacceptable. They may involve great effort and sacrifice or significant investments of time and determination to achieve. But the requirements they present in no way mitigate the validity of these choices. To achieve, in most instances, requires effort. This effort may at times appear to be insurmountably difficult. To align your life’s course with a path that is diametrically opposed to the one that you are currently progressing upon may require releasing a great deal of prior belief patterns. These patterns may not fall away instantly or even easily. They may require time and work to fully dispel. But fall they will, be certain of this above all else. No force in the universe can stop you from achieving any and all of your dreams. All of your desires can be fulfilled and realized, without limit and without exception. The amount of effort required varies greatly depending on what you wish to achieve. But anything and everything is possible. Nothing is withheld from you, no barriers exist and nothing is eternally out of reach or fundamentally impossible. You absolutely have manifested the reality that you see before you. It is the result of a series of choices, some made consciously and others made in levels of your mind that you believe you cannot directly access. But choose you did and still you do, at all times and in all situations. Others may behave in ways you find unacceptable or even reprehensible. These are their choices. They do not have to be yours. You cannot control them. But you can control yourself. If the reality you are currently experiencing does not closely align with what you’d like to see or have for your own life, you can choose again. In every moment, you can rewrite the script of your life, stepping from one path to another, selecting different outcomes by electing to make different choices. Always and forever this power is within your grasp. You can attempt to give it away, to rely on others and follow their lead to wherever it is that they wish to lead you, but there will come a day when their guidance will no longer suffice. On this day you will rise again, reborn within your own mind when you are ready to accept the simple but inalterable Truth that all of the power to change your own life and to manifest a reality that is wholly acceptable and fully joyous to you has always resided within your heart.