“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” –Sir J.M. Barrie (creator of Peter Pan)
Marching forward. Destinal resolve. I am on the path. 👣
I am living the adventure of my life each and every day!
It is full of glory & triumph. Not glory and triumph driven by the EGO, but rather the kind that concerns Self & personal mastery.
I am speaking of healing, growth, transformation, & evolution. Continuously.
When I choose to employ my symbolic and cosmic sight I am empowered to appreciate each and every moment (even the dark ones). Moments string together in a beautiful interweaving and divinely flowing pattern. 🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑
As I step back to admire my work I see the bigger picture. I see just how awesome it is what I have been making…
I have been making a BEAUTIFUL LIFE. 🌈
It is full of wonder, awe, & connectedness. It all flows together making the most divine patterns that feed my Soul. Because after all that is really what human life is about right? Feeding our Soul the gift of “experience” in all its sometimes seemingly messy chaotic perfectness. Our Soul feeds on it all. It doesn’t matter what the experience is. All human experience is divine and perfect to the Soul.
Therefore it is up to us in how we CHOOSE to experience it all. We can choose beauty and divinity.
Or we can choose UGLINESS & SUFFERING... As always the choice is ours.
As we switch through the infinite facets of the mind we can continuously shape our very own experience. Masters of our own genesis.
In each moment we are offered the chance to begin again. Over and over. This process of creation & re-creation is our human birth rite. It is the obvious secret to a fulfilling life. Though most of us forgot this for long stretches of time. Or even entire lifetimes…
I know I often forget…
Suffering after suffering we perceive it as… Instead of continual birth, death, and rebirth.
Always, it is our choice whether we stay in our suffering or if we choose to begin again.
The wheel is always turning. Life is an evolution. For all of us. And we all choose the direction and the perception of this ever-turning wheel of experience.
So what do I choose today? What direction am I going? What facet of experience am I choosing to experience my life in? What is my vein of existence today..?
Today I choose FUN, AFFLUENCE, & MAGIC!
I choose FUN because I choose FUN!
I choose AFFLUENCE (abundance & flow) because I choose AFFLUENCE!
I choose MAGIC because I choose MAGIC!
What does FUN mean to me? It means life is an infinitely friendly & adventurous game that is meant to be played full out with HEART & SPIRIT BLAZING. 💓 🔥 And with a MIND open to WONDER, AWE, & FREEDOM. 😇 This is harnessing the power of the eternal child that always lives within no matter our age or circumstance.
How about AFFLUENCE? Affluence is the state of “abundance” & “flow” dancing together. Even the missteps, mistakes, trips, and tumbles are part of this dance. Because they always bring about new insight, new healing, new growth, and ever-evolving ongoing TRANSFORMATION. Even in the so-called mishaps of everyday life there is a perfectly divine flow of abundance if we choose to grasp the silver-lining no matter how turbulent the storm. That silver-lining is tied directly to the rainbow and the pot of gold. Grab it! Hold it tight! And let the STORM carrying you forth in your ADVENTURE! 🌪⛈🌦🌈
And last but definitely not least… MAGIC! Mystery…. Intrigue! Mystical happenings… Divine consciousness touching our lives. 🔮 🎆
Within magic lives TRUST. Trust in life, trust in the process of life, trust in the unfolding of our life, trust in others, trust in ourselves. It is knowing that when we take each step upon that HIGHER PATH the next stair magically appears just as our foot touches down again. We don’t have to understand. As Roald Dahl said,
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Instead, we just have to choose to BELIEVE and the magic is always there to catch us. It is a SURRENDER to Self (with a capital “S”) and TRUST in the UNIVERSE. 🌌 🗽
In this magical way we are able to live life with Courage, Freedom, & Joy. Because we consciously choose to know the Universe is always acting and reacting in our BEST INTEREST. And as we surrender to the superconscious we do not have to consciously understand the way it works.
Instead we follow SPIRIT & INTUITION and are EMBRACED by our AWESOME, UNIQUE, & MAGICAL PATH!
In this way we get to DANCE through life! And when we fall… It’s all part of the magical journey and was actually perfectly coordinated, because all truly GREAT GAMES involve DRAMA. To be clear I mean drama as defined as a series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, and striking interests and results (as defined by Dictionary.com).
A life worth living happens through the beautifully cascading contrasts…
This photo was captured in the most magical way. An incredibly talented street photographer at Urban Imagery randomly stopped me in San Francisco while I was buried in my phone responding to a work email. In truth, I was doing my best to avoid myself and my emotions through workaholism. I was lost to myself and then the Universe intervened and pulled me into the present.
This happened approximately two days after I composed a majority of this piece of writing about Choosing Our Possibility.
It was a dream come true in actuality. For years the FashionRake in me dreamed of being captured in something just like this. The full disclosure is I used to fantasize about being featured in “The Sartorialist” quite often. 😎
Even more potent is the fact that I was having a pretty rough & emotional stormy day.
The prior day I had let my own anger and frustration get the better of me and I wrongly let it out upon my colleagues who did not deserve it. I am far from perfect and have my fair share of breakdowns. That morning I was still reeling from the incident & conflicting emotions.
Despite my tumultuous emotions… I chose the possibility of fun, affluence, and magic.
I even went through the effort of writing this possibility down that very morning in light of the fact I was personally having quite a difficult time in believing it.
I chose to forgive myself and was actually on my way to apologize to my coworkers . To seek forgiveness without to complete the forgiveness that I sought inside.
Something magical always seems to happen when one stands in possibility. It is like the world rearranges itself to act in accordance to the possibility that is spoken into existence.
Lo & behold my possibility of fun, affluence, and magic chose me back despite my emotions and a long-time dream magically came to fruition (in it’s own unique version).
This then translated into me being even more open to being transformed as I went from impromptu photoshoot to taking responsibility for falling out of integrity to those that I love and care for.
A day that had begun as suffering and self-oppression transformed into Self-liberation, fun, affluence, and magic. All because I chose.
**This is my living testament to the power of choosing our possibility.**
In closing, I leave you with an alchemical opportunity... 🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕
What possibility are you choosing for yourself today? 💫
In Gratitude, Alchemy & Service,
Justin David Carl | LifesRake 🌒
P.S. After reading this you may be wondering if every day is magic, rainbows, and unicorns for me… More days than ever are now, but I still have my down days too. And I believe it is important to emote on those days so that you can be cleansed by your own emotions. See this article on sorrow for the other end of the spectrum.
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