Lisa M. Miller* *Mind-Body Health Specialist*Teacher*Chaplain
I realized I had better change course. Once conscious, it’s what we choose to do about our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that can forge a new direction–new possibilities. We always have choice; we are not our thoughts, we are the thinkers of them.
A funny thing happened yesterday. Funny interesting, and strange, that is. And, kind of awesome (an experience leading to awe).
After planning for months that several days at the end of the month would be dedicated to the specific and serious de-cluttering of my home space, and after very painful procrastination during designated well-planned days, I unexpectedly ran into a colleague who offered up an identical story, strangely.
While waiting in line for our lattes, he recounted his story of scheduled organizing in the final week of the month, as well as a lack of giddy-up in the GO.
My antennae picked up the signal with maximum alarm.
Whaaaat?! Beeeep! Beeeep! Beeeep! What?!
I knew immediately that this encounter wasn’t just about the random coincidence of a mirrored situation from someone I rarely see and who never discloses information about his personal life. Nor was it about the unbelievable story of what was happening in the latte line.
It was much bigger, and I became consciously, thrillingly aware of it in its unfolding this time. Right there in that informal setting surrounded by average people and beverages, I recognized the inter-relativity of everything, and, that I create my own reality whether I realize it or NOT.
I took an intensive class with Deepak Chopra once called SynchroDestiny about the spontaneous fulfillment of desire and our built-in human capacity to harness the infinite power of coincidence. In other words, because consciousness co-creates reality, we help make things happen; we are the co-creators of our lives and of all the good (and not so good) things that take place therein.
Poetically, this captures my experience and Deepak's class:
There is an endless net of threads throughout the universe.
The horizontal threads are in space.
The Vertical threads are in time.
At every crossing of the threads,
there is an individual.
And every individual is a crystal bead.
And every crystal bead reflects not only the light from every other crystal in the net,
but also every other reflection throughout the entire universe.
~The Rig Veda (translated by Frank Joseph)
If intense focus on my cluttered closets and accompanying lethargy beamed out signals to the universe powerful enough to attract others living the same pain, imagine what I (each of us) can do instead to attract situations, relationships, and dreams that are intentional.
It’s so easy to forget that we are so powerful, but it is the truth and it is an inherent quality of the human spirit. When I was your I was a walking, breathing example of a girl, who out of trauma and struggle dreamed a different life for herself, and made it happen.
Today I understand the grace and the quantum mechanics behind this, but living it came first—it always does.
Back in the latte line I saw that I had created this too. Luckily no harm this time from my unconscious week of self-inflicted wallowing, but I realized I had better change course. Once conscious, it’s what I choose to do about my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that can forge a new direction–new possibilities. I always have a choice; I am not my thoughts, I'm the thinker of them.
So, I listened to my colleague with a light-bulb over my head and an expanded heart for the beauty of synchronicity. Back at home that afternoon, this awareness and some really good music stoked a fire under me and I made some good head-way with my task (a back-seat full of headway in the form of donations).
My closets and I are much happier now that I am out of my funk, and, I have a new play list ready for the storage space in the basement as I prepare to police the boxes and dark corners…