How to Increase the Power of Your Choices
“Don’t be embarrassed to be idealistic; it’s your highest vision vibrating through you.”
~ Penney Peirce
The question on the table during a mastermind one evening was, “why do people fear change?”
The goal is to share ideas for discussion rather than come to a conclusion among a diverse group of people. Comments related to the safety and familiarity involved in not changing, no matter how painful; the fear of the unknown appearing as a greater risk than to stay in the same pattern; we warm and sensitize to new ideas as we are exposed to them; the fear of what is at stake—relationships, finances, self identity; and a large percentage of the population does not realize they have a choice to make a different choice.
Choice evolves us, moving our power in any given direction. As Carolyn Myss says, “the greatest power in the world is not love it is choice. It is through choice we choose how to love, when to love, if to love…” By choice, by a never-ending-string of choices, we have the opportunity to awaken and unfold who we are.
The internal reference points we draw from for our choices become very meaningful when we realize they determine whether our choices create real change or merely cycle us through a different version of the same ones. This is true in the macrocosm of humanity and the microcosm of your life.
From the studies of neuroplasticity of the brain to epigenetics, we are realizing just how malleable our experience is, how vast our choices are to deliberately change our experience internally and in the world at large.
Energy transformation changes your reference point. It changes what drives you and the subconscious “files” you access for any given choice. You have probably had the experience of making different choices, changing your thoughts only to have a similar outcome. Until we change the reference points from which we make our choices in any given area, change remains slow and can be more an exercise of musical chairs.
Approximately 95 percent of our actions are driven by the subconscious mind and only 5 percent by the conscious mind. When we make choices, we’re drawing primarily from our subconscious programming, often related to survival, protection, habitual, or instinctive life and how we catalogued our life experience–identities and stories we are used to living within.
Energy transformation can be very specific from simple beliefs to broad patterns. Though a simple conscious mental shift is technically a form of energy movement, deep energy transformation changes the subconscious files of experience you draw from for choices that evolve your business, your relationships, your life, and the world. Freeing up resources and effort for deliberately creating your life, as one client said, “It’s like the glasses have been taken off.”
Deliberately changing our internal reference points of choice frees us into more of who we are, a soul reference. We cannot hold a state of creating and protecting at the same time. The more we transform the no-longer-necessary protective response, the more we draw from a new well of creativity, the well of the soul.
Here we begin to see choices we didn’t know we had, options we couldn’t see before, resources that show up unexpectedly, directions that previously seemed impossible, and a way where there was none.
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