Creating a New World
Updated: Sep 19
The world in which we live is a mirror of our strongest beliefs. If we want to change our experience of the world, it is imperative that we change ourselves first, then take action in order to manifest our dreams.
There is a popular misconception that we might be able to just wish our dreams into being. Perhaps, on some other level of consciousness, this is the case, but here on earth, we need to take action in our lives. It starts with a clear vision- a conversation with the universe and then, once initiated, the next steps begin to unfold. Maybe the vision we hold is not 100% known to us, but we feel it in our bones. Removing certain obstacles on our path to make way for the new vision is a good starting point- unhealthy relationships, unfulfilling jobs, toxic environments, etc. Then, in that cleaned-up space, we start to imagine our new versions of existence and we begin to take action to manifest them into our reality. Step by step we make room for miracles to happen as we hone in on what feels authentic and true.
Of course, making decisions to create change may feel unsettling and fear-provoking, but this is how we exercise our courage muscles. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the victory of peace over fear. So one could say, "I may not be sure about how to change my situation, but I am sure about choosing peace."
The beloved 16th-century Spanish mystic and Saint- Theresa of Avila said, "The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes." When contemplating the resistance around change, I wonder, is it possible that we equate simplicity with ego death and fear of self-annihilation? Is it possible that we actually fear God? Perhaps, but in the eyes of Divine purpose and surrender to vocation, simplicity is powerful. Simplicity is the stripping down of the self construct and all that is convoluted and superfluous in order to allow something new and pure to be birthed. There is great strength in the most gentle expression of peace- it's called love.
We have many legitimate and valid worries in our world and some demand time and energy that would be better spent elsewhere. If we can strive for a deeper relationship with God, we would naturally release many of the worries, fears, and anxieties that separate us from one another and cause conflict between individuals, and, on a larger scale, between nations. It starts with each one of us.
There may come a time when we feel very alone in the choices that we've made for ourselves. However, we mustn't lose sight of the realization that each soul came here to have its own unique experience. Unique means "not the norm". It means not following the status quo, not selling ourselves to societal complacencies in order to fit in or play it safe. In the physical world, this may feel like we are missing out, but in the spiritual world, we are earning a key to the universe- a gorgeous room in the kingdom of Heaven. As the veil that separates us from our God realization becomes thinner and thinner, we become more malleable- more able to let go, freer to birth new ideas, more expressive and creative, and more able to create life experiences that we prefer.
As the world continues to change in unexpected ways, we must choose to no longer participate in any frequencies that don't align with our highest sense of personal truth. People can be toxic, sedition is real, evil exists, and social/political injustices are forever being perpetrated. Having a human existence is about duality which is why it is so important for us to come out of the darkness and into the light. From that awakened place of being, we can then decide how to create our new world.
Someone once said life is like being in school except you get the test first and the lesson afterward. Putting ourselves in an emotional state where the prayer is already answered and trusting and surrendering to what is, is high-level practice. If we have faith in the unknown and are unshakable at the core, the external will wash over us like waves on the shore.
The famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi said, "We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. BE the change you want to see in the world." And so a good place to start is in the body- choosing our thoughts, tending to our emotions, observing our actions, and taking responsibility for how our decisions impact ourselves and others. This is what it means to live a conscious life. Showing up fully present is how we begin to create the new world.
Let every moment of every day be a prayer; a sacred ceremony; a call to action. What energy are you calling in? Choose wisely, let go, and watch your life unfold in unexpected and magical ways.