by Valencia Ray MD –
Perception Rules Your Reality:
“To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds” –William James
This is a beautiful verse that is full of wisdom for everyday living. I used to also believe that the way I saw life was the “way it was”. Well, it is the way it is – for me. I have learned to change my perception, but I must say that your conscious awareness, your ability to stay present in this moment makes all the difference between being empowered to change versus feeling like a hapless victim of circumstance.
Here are some pointers:
1. Open your mind to a new way of seeing the world – Beliefs are fluid. We now can say, even from science, that belief is wired into your biology; your body is very subject to change. Just look at how much you’ve change on all levels since you were a baby!
2. Heal the past, now is all there is – Technically speaking, there is no past or future, only the memory of past and future. Your physical body can only be here now. To the degree that your mental body is not here, you are scattering your energy and keeping yourself disempowered. Past hurts and pain are memories that can be released from your “bodymind”
3. Now is your point of power – There truly is power in the now. When I am focused in my body, that is, embodied instead of in my head, I can feel more energized and efficient in making things happen. When our sense of now is expanded, creativity also flows more freely.
4. Choosing to focus on gratitude instead of fear is a powerful antidote to dissolving the fear in your mind. You get to choose what you focus on to the degree that your intention is clear, and your attention is focused. Intend to find everything in your world to be grateful for and your perception will shift.
Empowerment is truly and inside job. It all starts with thoughts, feelings and emotions that form your perception. Then, once our perceptions form, a feedback loop helps to hold us in unconscious, automatic patterns of belief. What we believe we perceive, the way we perceive, we believe. Have you noticed that you can shift your beliefs through awareness? Think about beliefs you would like to change.