A point of view

In both Course in Miracles and Access, I have been learning that nothing happens to me and that I create everything I see around me. Gary Douglas says it this way:”Your point of view creates your reality, your reality does not create your point of view.” In the Course we learn that there is no power outside of us.

So what exactly does that mean for you and me? Well, if your life has not been great up to this day, you are the one creating it. This is actually great news because now you have the power to change it. So ask yourself: What is not working in my life anymore? What would it take for _______ to change? It also mean that if you everything is working for and in your life, you have also been creating that. So how does it get event better?

Case and point: I was at the friend’s house recently and she has an older cat who is the boss of the house. Then I had other friends come in with 2 young puppies who were very energetic and a little nervous in the new environment (at least according to the owners). When the cat and the dogs met it was a little tense and the dogs started to run after the cat and the cat ran away. Cat’s mom became nervous and unhappy about the situation and asked that the dogs be kept outside in their crate. Well, as the day went on and she stepped away, the dogs seemed to relax and chill out and the cat came out and started hanging out with our group. We were running bars that day and the cat lay on top of the person on one table and the dogs were atop a person on the other table. All of the people and animals were totally blissed out.

So what is the point of the story, you ask. The point is that cat’s owner had a point of view about a cat being intimidated by the dogs and the cat was (in the beginning). The dog owner had a point of view about how the puppies will behave and they did exactly what was expected of them. I chose to have a point of view that the dogs and the cat would be just fine together and I got to experience what I chose. We always get to experience what we believe in.

So next time you are about to go into a conclusion or a judgment about something before it even happens, just remember: It is your point of view that creates your reality, not the other way around.

For instance: What is your point of view about traffic on the 405 at 5 pm? And how is that working out for you?
Would you like to make a different choice?

You are always at choice. Choose what works for you.

And if you forgot how to choose for you, call me and I’ll help you remember 🙂
Love, Marina

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