♥️I affirm the right to have the life that I want.♥️ •
I was recently talking with friends about how this used to be a challenge for me. In college, as I learned about the various injustices in the world I guess I was not previously aware of, I -for the first time in my life- wondered why I deserved to have the kind of life I had, and wanted, while others suffered in so many ways I would never come close to.
What made me so special? Who am I to desire the American Dream? How can I be so selfish to want safety and comfort within the walls of a white picket fence?
I fell slowly into a dense sea of hopelessness, guilt, shame, confusion, despair, and grief. I hadn't before that point felt so potently the separation of myself from others, while at the same time feeling deep empathy and oneness with all beings. •
The way the world was being presented to me and the way that my heart understood it just didn't make sense. •
I eventually learned to shut out these discrepancies in my understanding of the world through the various distractions afforded me in my blessed life. Life goes on. •
Even now, if I think about it all too much... the "realities" of the world presented to me through media of all sorts, conventional wisdom, conditioned beliefs passed on from my family and society at large, all while resonating deeply with the wisdom of my heart and soul, unity consciousness, and Love... it can become overwhelming. Too much to try to sort out.
We didn't have to do anything to deserve the life we get. Whether you believe it's karma, or predestiny, or choice, or soul evolution...once we're here it's about what we do with it.
We also don't have to do anything to deserve the life we want. But we know what feels right. And we know that when we do right we are riding the waves towards manifesting our dreams. We set a clear path with positive thoughts, loving words, and kind deeds.
I affirm my right to have the life I want. And I affirm that right for you, too. •