I appreciate you. I appreciate the many people and experiences I meet and share. I appreciate the things that facilitate these blessings. There are too many to list here, many are too personal to share publicly.
Thrilling to life’s elixir of appreciation
And I am open to miracles even in the mundane experiences of life.
The test came recently when my computer hardware failed and I was told by online techs who tried to help me that I ‘lost’ all the data. Not only the data on my computer hard drive but also that on my external back up drive.
I appreciate how Mind heals
But I never gave up hope. I didn’t lose one wink of sleep over this. Even though that data represented all my creative efforts over most of the last decade.
I remembered the old metaphysical truth, that ”nothing is lost or stolen in the kingdom of heaven.’ The kingdom represents consciousness–the thoughts, feelings and emotions that create new experiences.
Appreciation is spiritual starter fluid
I never once caved in to thoughts that my data was ‘all gone’. Instead I kept appreciating the joy of it all–or its divine equivalent–being in my possession. I kept rehearsing in my mind the exact conversation, someone joyously telling me, “Good news, it’s all here! Your data is restored.”
It was more than hope; I firmly believed it was safe and protected, and could be recovered. And today the new tech I hired just phoned me and we had that conversation. You know, the joyous one telling me my data was safe.
It was. It turned out that what was broken was just a mechanism of the little case, and not its hard drive. It had not failed. The data was extracted and my new external hard drive now holds my precious data.
Preparations only appear to fail
The lesson in being prepared is that sometimes the best preparations can appear to fail. That is just part of the props of the ‘play’ starring you, undergoing your current test.
Another clue that you are still in the preparation phase is when you feel successful or even demonstrate your success, and so are tempted to flirt with fate. A kind of spiritual bravado that says, I can relax now. So in my scenario, instead of being satisfied that the data is now safe, I am still looking into an encrypted online solution for a secondary backup service.
We live in a world that often demonstrates to us that things can and often do fail. Circumstances can and do unravel at the most inopportune times. People can and invariably do things that end up disappointing us.
But what doesn’t fail, when you condition it so, is the consciousness or faith you have in the subtle but powerful energy that supports your highest intention. In this scenario, my intention was to ‘be prepared’.
Mentally firing the nonbelievers
My first step was to mentally ‘fire’ those other technicians who did not agree with my objective. I really didn’t fire anyone, but I fired what they represented: my own human conditioning that believed in defeat before even trying.
The key was in releasing these fears, and going confidently into the good feeling of just knowing the desired result would come to me. I knew that there was only ‘one’ person, no matter how many appeared to be involved, and that one was ‘for’ me.
Whenever the thought of my data came to me, I knew that the ‘one’ was with me in the same high plane of thought. That there need be only one person in agreement with my idea of already having my data restored.
How you really change
How you really change is by simply probing deeper into truth. And, from there, enlisting other minds to work together in faith with yours and with higher Mind to support your own unwavering conviction. Then you let go and allow higher Mind to confirm it through experience. It works through your beginning inner experience all the way to the outer.
So my next step, after spiritual treatment to attract the correct computer technician for me, was to be open to not only meeting and hiring him, but also allowing him to do what I would ask. I passed the time in serenity even though it appeared that I was working with only a fraction of the data I needed.
In that space of calm expectancy I met and hired the positive, cheerful technician who freed my data. He is not only a happy being, but one who is also good at what he does. The attitude of the new tech freed me to press on with what I do best.
Even though I had to pause in my creative work to spiritually work on this rather mundane side of my life, it was as important to me as any of my other energy healing work, even the work I do with you in session.
This experience represented not only the rescuing of a large store of my creative ‘output’ to which I could have attached an emotional hysteria, but also the spiritual challenge of treating energy involving strong technical minds. Minds who already pronounced doom on that data. My response was not to fight them or my own thoughts, but to allow the energy to flow around me, as in tai-chi, and then invite it to conform to my more powerful knowing.
There’s no bending of energy in this work, and there’s no boundary in which to confine it. There is only allowing.