The absolute beauty of free will

Perfect poise, perfect grace, perfect stagnation. Mistakes are beautiful the first time. Everything always is happening for the first time.

~Hilarion

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We tend to think of life in terms of consequences. This causes that. Actions create reactions. Our choices shape our destiny. This is linear think, and it is easy and natural to think this way in our third-dimensional reality. Time is one of the means we use to help define and perceive our existence at this level. It allows us to make comparisons.

The problem with comparison is that someone or something always seems to come up short. When we evaluate we tend to think in terms of good, better, best or bad, worse, worst. Our need to compare leads us to make choices based on our judgments, but it also can prevent us from making choices, too. When we are overly concerned about the consequences, we become leery of choosing. We are afraid to make a mistake.

Our risk aversion can lead to stagnation. Sometimes it seems better to do nothing than to chance doing the wrong thing. Fear of our perceived failure disables us and our ability to grow and change. We’d rather atrophy than make a mistake. Our unwillingness to be wrong circumscribes our world.

Looked at from the timeless perspective, all existence is “stacked” and happening in the eternal here and now. From the viewpoint, everything is fresh and new. Comparison is impossible, making all things and choices equal. Mistakes simply aren’t possible, because consequences don’t exist. The only thing that matters is our choice of how we perceive in the moment.

This perspective offers complete liberation, because it frees us to act and make decisions without fear of being wrong. In any given moment, we always have the ability to choose. Recognizing this is complete freedom. There are no true mistakes. There are only choices, and free will is beautiful.

Let’s take a few minutes to connect consciously with our inner divinity—our sharing within—to learn more about how to find the beauty in our choices. We will start by shaking out our body from head to toe, and exhaling loudly with a sigh. We will slow our breathing pattern and allow it to settle into a gentle rhythm. As we do so, we’ll picture our sharing within as a ball of golden light in the center of our chest. Inhaling, we will see the light get strong and bright. Exhaling, we’ll picture the light circulating through us and our surroundings, blessing all it touches. We will continue the rhythmic breathing and light visualization until we feel calm, centered, and easy—our signal of conscious connection with the divinity inside of us.

We will think of a recent decision we made, one we since have regretted. We’ll take a moment to allow ourselves to feel our self-judgment and disappointment completely. We will picture the situation in front of us and surround it in a sphere of golden light from our heart. We’ll blow golden light and acceptance into the sphere and watch it and the situation dissolve, taking with it our regret and self-dissatisfaction. We’ll continue breathing golden light throughout ourselves until we feel neutral about the situation.

Then we will ask our sharing within for a new perspective on the mistake. Has it taught us to be less hard on ourselves? Have we learned to enjoy life, even when it isn’t quite going as planned? Has it enhanced our sense of the humorous in life? Have we learned that mistakes are merely choices? Whatever message we hear, we will trust that it is perfect and relevant for us. We’ll repeat it to ourselves and let waves of golden light from our heart carry it out to the ends of the universe. There is beauty in our perceived mistake.

We are grateful to our sharing within for the insight: There are no mistakes. There are only choices. All life, including us, is beautiful and perfect right now.

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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what are you willing to choose without fear? Please share…

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