Marcia’s Meanderings – Contrasts and Choices

Is it possible to be the visionary and the actionary of your own life? Not only possible, it’s the way most of you intended it to be. It’s the best of all worlds. What can be more exhilarating than to find a dream from the contrast, to fixate on the dream and let it give you pleasure as it grows, and then to watch Law of Attraction bring it into manifestation while you help with your action? Does it get any better than that? You didn’t think so as you made the decision to come forth into these physical bodies. You said, “This is the best time in all eternity for a Creator to Create.”  Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Kansas City, KS on Sunday, September 27th, 1998 #390

Hello Dear Ones!

The above quote arrived in my e-mail inbox this morning. During the night I had awakened to thoughts of what I’d write about in this week’s post. The fact that this quote and my nightly inspiration were a perfect match confirmed for me that the topic was appropriate. Synchronicities like this add to the scope and dimension of my life. Love it!

Topic at the ready, I’m sitting here not quite knowing where to start. Originally my topic was to be solely about choices. To make a choice, one needs to have thoughts or things from which to choose. In the above quote Abraham talks about being a ‘visionary’, an ‘actionary’ by finding ‘a dream from the contrast.’ A good place from which to step out. Stepping out into contrast. Contrast: a good place from which to begin.

Contrast can be defined as two or more opposing concepts, ideas, or physical occurrences that express a marked dissimilarity or difference between thoughts or things (paraphrased from Wikipedia). When there is contrast in or a dissimilarity between your life experiences and your desires, the dichotomy between the two presents the mind and the body with stark differences causing both mental and emotional responses. Anger, confusion, frustration, fear – these can be the less than pleasant states of an untrained ‘visionary’.

Becoming a ‘visionary and the actionary of your own life’ totally shifts the automatic human outcome. With training,  instinctive or learned negative reactions can be replaced with altered perceptions that allow the body and mind to look at such contrasts with the most amazing delight! YES! Contrast! This means the opportunity for change and growth and the potential for dream fulfillment!

Too big a step for you to go from being on the edge of the cliff  where you stand looking at devastation one step in front of you while perceiving an incredible, desired vision way in the distance on the farthest mountain top?

Okay, let me take you back a bit here using a recent happening in my life to explain further. Most of the time I live my life simply and spiritually, garnering  strength and joy from All That Is, the Universe, Source, the God of my understanding. Connecting in each moment with this stream of universal consciousness and all powerful energy, I take action as I am inspired to do so – instinctively and spontaneously. I trust the source from which my insights and inclinations emerge. Note that I said most of the time.

A few weeks ago I was feeling less than secure about a financial situation that had arisen. It surprised me that, though I had a surplus of funds sitting cozily in the bank, I was feeling less than secure about it being a sufficient amount to provide for my needs a few months from now unless … unless there were a more direct source of income to add to this blessed bounty. Thoughts of having enough now and not having enough in a few months arose. So did fear and its accompanying anxiety. So did lack of trust in Self and Source arise. Old life patterns arose within me. “In order to provide finances,” the old voice said, “it is mandatory to have a job to add to your coffers!” With the presentation of this contrast – the joy and abundance of the present on one hand with the self-inflicted uncertainty of  forthcoming abundance on the other hand – I set in motion the choice to address … not the joy and trust in an abundant life experience, rather I chose to focus on the old voice I had heard within me telling me that there could be something I could and should do! Hey, I’m good at doing things. I can ensure that there is an additional source of income. Get a regular weekly paying job so that the little nest egg of monies in the bank won’t end up being depleted! Sounded like a win-win plan.

Within days of vibrating to this thought, a position absolutely perfectly suited to my previously honed work skills showed up in my inbox. I quickly updated my resume, sent out a courteous and impactful covering letter and awaited the response I knew would be forthcoming – a call for an interview.

Now, I am a conscious creator in my life. When I let the Universe know what it is I want, the Universe says “Okay!” and makes it happen. The Universe doesn’t ask me if I really and truly am sure that this is what I want. It doesn’t ask me if I may have made a slightly less than perfect choice. It doesn’t nudge me in a direction other than what I’ve asked for because it – the Universe – feels it knows better than me. Nope. The Universe hears my request and conspires with me to make it happen. The outcome is what I have to live with – good, bad or somewhere in between. From that outcome – whatever it is and however I may feel about it – comes more contrast from which to make additional choices. Life is all about choices. Contrasts and choices.

So when I put out the request to have a 40 hour per week job with a regular and solid paycheck to count on, the Universe went ahead and set everything in motion to make it happen for me. A mere two hours after I hit the ‘Send’ button on my computer, whisking my resume and covering letter on its way through the Internet, I got a response to book my first of what became several interviews! Abraham would say that the Law of Attraction was set in motion and, naturally, the Universe conspired to ensure it all fell into place!

With each successive interview (and they were fast tracking me through their mandatory processes!), I was feeling less and less excited about getting back into the workforce. There would have to be compromises (I was beginning to realize) and there would be limitations to what I had come to cherish as freedoms in my current, spontaneous, happily productive and joyous life. What was beginning to happen was that I was yet again seeing contrast. Rather than merely focusing on the possibility of financial lack ‘somewhere in my near future’, I began to see and acknowledge and express appreciation for the abundance I already had in my life, in all the wonderfully synchronistic, joy-filled, pleasurable aspects of the lifestyle I was presently living. To observe the contrast, the differences and dissimilarities between the two – the blessings I now had and  the regular job I had requested of the Universe to be brought into action (my role as an ‘actionary’) – allowed me to see even more clearly that my fear of financial insecurity had dominated my choice when faced with the last contrast comparison I had presented to myself.

I had observed a contrast and provided myself the resulting choice to trust, or not, in the financial abundance clearly visible on my bank statement. I gave myself the choice to believe, or not, that financial abundance would be forever forthcoming to me. I had the choice to acknowledge, or doubt in, the financial security and safety of the Universe in which I reside. I allowed myself the opportunity to recognize and to accept, or deny, my role as a conscious co-creator in allowing an abundance of all good and precious things into my life.

My choice from the previously perceived contrast was to listen to and to believe the old voice from past years of conditioned response. I could tell you it was the wrong choice to make. Yet I will not do that. It was not a wrong choice. No choice we ever make is wrong. Not ever. Each life experience we grant ourselves is a valuable lesson, an opportunity to recognize contrast. Play with this thought and action. Be a visionary. Be ready and willing to fail. Be also ready and willing to succeed! Laugh at the amazing results – because the results are always perfect! Yes, they are perfect! There are times you may not like the outcome, and yet the outcome is, always, exactly as you requested it!!!!! Laugh with yourself over this powerful fact! Ask and the Universe provides exactly what you have requested. It is that simple!

Now, knowing the simplicity of it, try it on for size. Try it. You’ll like it. The more you try, the more you realize exactly what I’m talking about as you, too, become a visionary and actionary in your own life! Then live every moment of every day seeing contrast, making choices. With your own results, see more contrast, make other choices – more and better choices – always choosing the option that will make you feel better.

Oh, and did I mention dreaming dreams? No? Well, do! The more you acknowledge and accept that you are the conscious co-creator in your life, that per the Law of Attraction the Universe will bring to you all you request of it, once you begin. Then fully allow in all the bounty and abundance that the Universe, All That Is wants to provide you. As you realize that when you choose to allow it all in, then you will know fully that you can ask away. Dream.

Dream small to start, if you must. Makes it less demanding. Gives you a starting point and you can grow into it. Whatever size the dream, do it! Dream!  With your dreaming comes practice. Practice makes perfect. And the practice is such fun!!!! You’ll learn from practice and the resulting positive outcomes and your own experience that the better it gets, the better it gets!

(BTW: I shall not be starting a regular 40 hour per week job next week. The ‘old me’ is scared silly. The me that trusts in the loving and abundant heart of the Universe is at peace. I am smiling!)

In Light and Laughter,


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