Everything is a choice. You are not limited by circumstance. Ooh, I can feel the irritation stirring within a few of you, but you see? This place is not set up to show you the reason why at first, maybe it will. However, this is the whole point of the game, or the mystery to “why me!?!” Everybody comes to that question at some point, if not it’s not their experience to have now. Simple. It has nothing to do with those who are lucky or whatever clever idea the mind comes up with to make you feel sorry for yourself.
Here we are. Living. Whatever is going on in your life right now. This is life. Say it’s joyful at the moment with not a focus on anything else, or perhaps depression has crept over you in the past couple of hours or days, or you are enjoying something that you love so much an addiction has formed, or you may be keeping it at bay. What if right now things completely suck. What if that’s perfectly fine? What if whatever is happening exactly as it should be? “What if...?” is a great question in life because it opens all possibilities and creates space to choose experience, and there are no wrong choices.
Wow! What a relief.
So, what’s this whole “realizing the self” thing about anyway? I mean, isn’t that what everyone is doing at all times by simply being a human? Does it matter if one is enthralled in the experience without being aware they are aware or not? Not from my perspective. But then again, that’s my perspective and there are endless. But from this focal point, everyone is having a realization experience at all times. It simply depends on staying with the current one, or changing it and moving on. This not only takes the load off from trying and efforting into a better mood, a successful job or a thriving romance, or better yet attaining enlightenment, but leaves space to experience life without restriction or reservation.
You know the golden rule, so what else is stopping you? Someone telling you that after you become enlightened or realized you wont smoke, or drink, swear, or party anymore? You won’t be “brought down” to that level? Like it’s a level that you are being brought down too? Beliefs run deep. They run real deep. Even when you think that you have none, check again, and then keep checking. I know there are those who think I am full of shit saying that I am realized, and those who have this complete opposite reaction, “oh, my goodness, wow! Muriel, that’s amazing”, like it’s something that only super heroes experience. But I know that is none of my business and I do not let any outside influence affect my inner knowing and guidance. If that was the case, I would hesitate every time I wrote an article like this. Ha!
It’s amazing what we pick up on along the way, and it’s not even ours. You know when it happens to you. You know, the “big deal” that everyone is raving about these days… ascension, realization of self, embodied enlightenment? Perhaps you visualize yourself poofing into a ball of light and that’s when you will fully know. Well, good luck with that, and I suggest to have a good time along the way. You see? Because presence comes from within. And then the party begins! You want to experience all that the world is giving you to the utmost, you want to be as present as possible, you want to attain that which someone told you what that is? And what it all looks like? Well, I say to you now, enjoy your life with all that it is at every moment. Whatever you are doing. Your body will tell you when to move, when to drink water, when to relax and breathe. When to love yourself, and when to tell someone to fuck off. You can do all of the above and still be THAT you are trying to achieve. You want to meet the “aliens out there” or talk with the famous gurus of ages past? Perhaps you desire to sit in a parallel universe, or talk with an archangel, or simply go to the void? It's choice.
You may say, “I want to get out of what I am doing, I can’t take it anymore. Then, I will be able to experience what you are talking about Muriel.” Change one thing. Do something that you haven’t done before, Something that you feel like you’ve been wanting to do but holding off. Now, some things like heroin addiction may throw you off a little, or the heaviness of suicidal thoughts. It’s all an experience. Say you suffer with diabetes, or you can’t seem to love yourself, or find the love of your life. Check in with yourself and if this is your truth than you will succeed at the very thing you are trying to figure out. No need to waver in your decision. If you have settled with the way things are, then they will be just that. So be it! What’s the problem then? Let yourself live that experience, until you change it. There are no problems and no solutions. if there are, it's a tango. Everything is a choice, and we are all living the experience we call life.
Everything is a Choice: Living the Experience We Call Life written by Muriel Shickman 4.13.19
***Muriel is an Author and Shaman. She provides life coaching/healing services (long distance or in-person). As a new energy creator, she shares her experiences of self-realization through articles, books, and online webinars/live events. Find her on Amazon Author Central to check out her books and free articles. Soul Ship: A Personal Account of Embodied Enlightenment is available in full-color as ebook and paperback. Visit: www.murielshickman.com for more information.