Friday, June 19, 2009

Being Your Expanded Self

(c) 2009 Joan M. Newcomb

It's all about perspective. Whenever I read someone who is down in the dirt struggling with something, you can be sure they're operating from their body/personality's point of view.

Now mud wrestling can be fun, but most people who call me for readings are not enjoying themselves. They feel like life is happening to them, things feel overwhelming, it's painful, miserable and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

They've forgotten that they're really an Infinite Being, who chose to come here in order to experience all the fun and diversity of the physical realm. All they're experiencing is pain and discomfort, density and effort. And they're taking it seriously.

As an Infinite Being, they're actually having a blast. If you imagine that you come from an experience of infinite joy and expansiveness, then you'd find it entertaining to try out the lower emotions and limitations.

When you're experiencing life as your body/personality, though, it feels powerless and out of control. When you operate from your Expanded Self, you have choices, it feels effortless and enjoyable. Even the tough times are fun.

In fact, the more challenging your life is, the happier you are as your Infinite Being. It's like an Olympic Athlete choosing the most difficult workout.

How do you regain your infinite perspective? There are many ways. The first is to remind yourself that you're an Infinite Being. It's also helpful to talk to your body *as* your Expanded Self. Like a horse with a rider, it's very comforting for your body to know you've got the reins. Meditation or quiet reflection assists with this, as does journaling (you can write to your body as your Expanded Self, and vice versa). It's a very simple shift, one that becomes easier the more you do it.

When you're 'back in the saddle' as your Expanded Self, you're reconnected with your inner wisdom. You intuitively know what you're next steps are. You can look at all the excitement and drama going on in the news and not get caught up in it.

You can say to yourself, "I'm an Infinite Being". Any problems, concerns or questions you have, ask yourself "what would an Infinite Being do?" You'll find that, as your experience of your Self expands, your troubles will shrink!

I invite you to get started now. Remind yourself as often as you think of it, that you're Infinite, in a physical body. And watch how your life changes! And let me know what happens!

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