We walk around most of the time unaware of the one wise choice we’ve made. We act, think and feel most of the time as if we did not make that unchangeable decision. We’ve forgotten, but spiritual texts like A Course in Miracles remind us:
As You (Creator/Source/Father) are One, so am I one with You. And this I chose in my creation, where my will became forever one with Yours. That choice was made for all eternity. It cannot change, and be in opposition to itself. Father, my will is Yours. And I am safe, untroubled and serene, in endless joy, because it is Your Will that it be so. W-pII.329.14-9
Our will is to Love even though we might think at times that attack and conflict, would serve us better. Luckily all our mistaken decisions to experience separation, lack and fear can be changed. Errors can always be questioned and reconsidered.
It might seem unfair in our arrogance and confusion that a choice made at our creation remains unchangeable. But in our saner moments we’re relieved to know that in reality, on a level we can become aware of when we are ready, we are safe, untroubled, serene and in endless joy.
How is the idea of an unchangeable choice useful when we feel upset and needy in our daily life? Repeating “I am safe, untroubled and serene, in endless joy” as an affirmation or mantra may or may not be useful. Awareness of the times when we actively insist and hold onto the belief that we are “unsafe, troubled, anxious and sad” is always helpful because deep down we know it is not our true identity. In our awareness we are less attached to our crazy and insane thinking. We may even question why we want to experience ourselves being unsafe and insecure when that is not who we are. We may recognise the enormous amount of time and energy that goes into maintaining we are a vulnerable human being and be thankful that we are not who we think we are on an average day.