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Choice, Responsibility, and Destiny

September 9, 2020

Torreon, Coahuila, Oaxaca

I Am here, I Am here, I Am here. Hear Me. Hear Me, My friend. Why do you worry? Why do you fear? Can you see that all fear and worry are only obstacles within your own mind? Can you see this? Can you see this illusion, this trickery? Can you see this? Do you notice that it is your attitude, your perspective and the meaning you give to events that determines your outcome? Can you see this? Do you notice how your state of mind determines the quality of your experience?

Your experience is determined by you and the meaning you give to your experience. That is all. No one else can determine your experience for you. The outside environment cannot determine your experience for you. For sure it can influence and in fact it is always influencing your experience. You are intimately connected with your environment. Your environment and experience have a mutually codependent relationship. The degree that you are conscious is the degree to which you can have influence over your experience. Otherwise your preconditioned reactions, habits and unconscious belief structures—which have been largely conditioned by your environment and your culture—will determine your experience. The more conscious you are, the more aware you can become of your self and your Self. So be here. Be here Now. Be with your Self and know that all futures and all situations depend on your perspective and hence the meaning you give to your experiences. Study this. Meditate on this. Contemplate on this. Meditate on this reality and the reality of this knowledge. This is truth that is being shared with you and the more you understand this and integrate this into your life, the more you will become empowered within yourself and in the world around you.

Your mind is full of conditioned perspectives and responses where it is difficult to really see and understand what is occurring with clarity and ease. There is no wrong choice. There are only choices and their consequences. That is all. That is all life is—choices and their consequences or effects. You have great freedom and with that freedom comes great responsibility.

Until you take responsibility for your mind, your meaning making and your destiny, you will continue to be governed by your reactions and your environment. Until you become Present, centered and directed within yourself, then you will drift with the wind and tides of culture, society and the environment. So this is why no definite answer can be given about what is the best choice to make. Because that answer depends on where you are at and how you are looking and living things. Until you truly take control of this, until you truly have dominion over your life, you will continue to be pushed over by whatever is thrown at you. Adonai.

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