The world seems set up for us to react. Something happens, either positive or negative from our perspective, and we have an emotional reaction to it.
That seems to be pretty logical. Something nice happens, and you feel good; something bad happens, and you feel bad.
But there’s a problem with this basic setup: it’s completely non-deliberate and uncreative. It’s creating by default.
When you react by feeling bad about some negative stimulus, now you’ve put more negative energy out there, which will just attract even more like it.
It’s a vicious cycle that is often extremely difficult to escape.
We believe that we are bound to these reactions. But, we are not.
We have a choice of how to react. And our creative power is 100% in this simple choice: “How will I react to this?”
Actually, let’s take the “re-” out of it altogether, because “react” implies you’re the victim, just responding to whatever the Universe throws your way.
You are the first actor, the prime mover of your own life. So ask yourself, “How will I act?” “What do I choose to feel right now?”
If you’re feeling something other than what you choose to feel, then it’s up to you to change it. Not by resisting what is, of course, but by accepting what is, and then gently guiding your emotions in the direction you want to go.
Let’s add one more word to complete this picture: “choose”.
“How do I choose to feel?”
Choice is the root of your will— your magickal power. It is how all change is created.
Stop reacting to what life throws your way, and start acting instead. Set the tone for yourself— decide how you will feel in any and all situations. Life then has no choice but to alter its flow to conform to your will— it must now react to you.
In the July Circle of Darkness newsletter I am discussing the concept of action instead of reaction, in the context of a new technique I’m sharing called “negative space.” It’s a subtle technique, but once understood, you’ll know the exact dynamics of how to get what you want.
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