The Most Dynamic Shift

At the beginning of May I read Shama Hyder’s blog post The Most Dynamic Shift.

Here is a quick beliefs check:
The last time that something went wrong, your first reaction was…

a) To go into super hero mode. Who needs saving?
b) To take some time out and create a strategic plan of action.
c) To ask-What in me is causing this distress or this situation?

If you chose C, then you are building on solid ground. Until you realize that you are 100% responsible for EVERYTHING in the world, you continue to use the law of attraction in vain. You can create only when you have power, and the only way you can have power is to realize that the world is a reflection of yourself….The outer world is a reflection of your internal state.

I didn’t choose C (I went for A) so the post stuck with me. I stared it in my news reader and came back to it a couple of times to make sure I understood why C is a better choice.

This week when I heard myself telling a friend that the stress they are experiencing in their life is a result of the world that they are creating around themselves I realized that I finally understood what Shama was getting at. The objective experience of the world is usually very different from the subjective experience of the world. You are free to create your subjective experience – you have been doing this since you became consciously aware. If you find yourself in a victim role, you have created this role and made the decision to fill it. If you find yourself as a VP of a company enjoying all the success you deserve, it is because you have chosen to experience the world as a place that allows you to achieve your success potential.

This lesson is only valuable when you actually start viewing yourself as responsible for what you are experiencing and take appropriate actions to control it. My first urge to try to save people may be altruistic but it isn’t pragmatic so it isn’t going to yield the greatest positive result. Seeing yourself as responsible for the situation immediately is going to increase the likelihood that the situation is avoided in the future; which in the long run should decrease negative outcomes.