Law of Choice – Reclaiming our power
We are burdened and blessed by the great responsibility of free will – the power of choice.
Our future is determined, in large part, by the choices we make now. We cannot always control our circumstances, but we can, and do, choose our response to whatever arises. Reclaiming the power of choice, we find the courage to live fully in the world.
We often say that we don’t know where we’re going. You may ask “does it make any difference”. Not at all, for in the end, all paths lead to the same destination. But one of the paths may lead you into a green valley, another to a rocky peak, and a third into a dark woods. You can’t be sure where each trail leads, but you must make a choice.
The Law of Choice tells us that decisions are not made with words, but with action.
Most of Earth’s creatures have a narrow range of choices: they act on instinct and the call of their nature, But we as human beings have free will – the power of choice.
Your life represents an exercise of this power, and your destiny is determined, in a large part, by those choices that you make now.
Free will, means that you can choose to abide by the laws that speak within your deepest intuition, or you can let impulses, fears and habits run your life. If you sometimes resist or ignore higher wisdom in favour of immediate gratification, the consequences of your choices eventually guide you back toward alignment with the laws of spirit. One choice leads to a sunlit path and another to hurdles and tests that instruct and strengthen you, so all things serve in their own ways.
Most decisions are directed by subconscious wisdom. Your “inner knower” has more information than you conscious mind can access, so there are times when, without knowing why, you attract people or experiences into your life that you don’t consciously want, but that serve your highest good and learning.
You may ask what about the abused, the hungry, the poor.
Pain has many faces; even the wealthy know suffering. All anyone can do is to make the best possible choices available within a particular set of circumstances – choices toward life, toward love, toward service, toward connection. But no matter what life dishes out, you get to choose how you will respond internally. You can resist and resent it, bemoaning your fate, or you can face and embrace, it expanding into the moment.
If you willingly choose to set aside your personal desires for the welfare of children, loved ones, that can represent a spiritual act of self-sacrifice.
But if you assume to much responsibly for others, “ the martyr”,
Deprives them of the lessons that arise from the choices they have made. Those in pain need our support and compassion, but if we carry the weight for them, we rob them of their strength and self-respect.
e.g. Children, easier and quicker to do it yourself.
Unless you realise you have the power to say no, you can never really say yes.
You don’t have to do anything. Just recognise that every action or inaction has consequences, and that your willingness to accept these consequences gives you the power and the freedom to choose who you are, where you are, and what you will do. That is when life changes from obligation to a blessed opportunity. That’s when miracles happen.
Realising your power to choose and to change your directions in any moment, without regard to external pressures or ideals, is like rising up to the surface of the sea after being submerged for a long time, the light at the end of the tunnel. The choice you made with action often means taking full responsibility for where you are now and participating fully and intentionally, with greater presence and passion than ever before.
The more you honour the Law of Choice, the more you’ll live with clear intention – creating your life – and instead of wondering if you are on the right path, with the right person, or doing the right job, you’ll live each day be choice, and to the fullest.