How can you change in 2016?
The reply “You allow change to happen” or “Be the change you want to see” often seems an unhelpful answer, if you are really looking for clarification on the part that you play in change.
It is similar to asking the question “How do I choose love?” and to be told that you “don’t” or “can’t” because you are love. Stating truth in this way can be experienced as not very practical.
The part you play in change or choosing love is critical but what is it?
Do you change your thoughts and then your feelings and actions will follow? If so how do you change your thoughts? Seems impossible or, if not impossible, it certainly seems to require a lot of dedication and effort.
The idea that the spiritual text “A Course in Miracles” puts across is radical – you choose to let your mind be changed for you! Putting it in another way: you choose the inner Guide for Love and then that Guide changes your mind for you. Your part starts with a choice of inner teacher.
“… allowing Him (Holy Spirit or inner Guide) to decide for God for me.” Text 5 Section VII. 6:11
“… one whose direction has been changed for him…” Text 19 Section VI 7:4
Letting our mind be changed for us seems like giving up control and it is. It doesn’t sound very responsible but it could be the most responsible thing we ever do!
Attempts at self change (or changing with the ego as our guide) results in failure, frustration, temporary change and a sense of hopelessness and despair.
We don’t need to trust blindly on inner change when we can be convinced by the results it brings. We can see the effects of our change of mind on people and events. Others respond not to what we say or do but to who were are. Their response reassures us that our inner change is real.
“By their fruits … they shall know themselves” Text 16 Section III 2:2
In my video for 2016 https://youtu.be/_ChY0UZLWbM I encourage you to select one relationship from 2015 that if it changed would mean that you would have changed as well. You don’t have to choose your most challenging relationship, only one that you know needs true healing to change. We all have relationships that we imagine will change if we behave differently or preferably the other person changes their behaviour. But this relationship I am asking you to choose is one that deep down you know would only really change if you were different.
This challenge allows you to select an event which demonstrates that inner change is reflected in an outer shift. A circumstance where the results affirm an unseen inner choice.
Let us set out on a journey together in 2016 that is not about trying to change ourselves but to choose to let change happen to us and then see our inner life reflected in the eyes of others. Start this journey today by going to the Miracle Choice Game website (www.miraclechoicegame.com) and getting support for changing you relationship by receiving a card message from the Game.