Lately, I’ve been thinking a good bit about how much of a role we play in helping the Universe to honor our requests. Some people may call this praying, others making a wish, and others still something else. No matter what we choose to call it, the concept is the same. We have all at one time or another asked for help with something. There are all sorts of things which people ask for.
Being willing and ready to be proactive in our lives and not see ourselves as being “at the mercy of” fate (or another word of your choice) is important. Think of it this way. If I were to repeatedly ask to meet my soul mate, and then lament the fact that it wasn’t happening…yet, I sat in my home all the time working…would it be fair of me to be angry with the powers that be? No. Of course it wouldn’t. If my desire were to meet my soul mate, I’d have to put myself in a position for the universe to allow us to cross paths.
It’s the same with all areas of our lives. While I do not believe that we are in control of absolutely everything, I do believe that we have a much bigger role in our circumstances than many of us acknowledge. The point that I’m making here is that believing in miracles is something that I am all for. At the same time, I also believe that we often play a role in helping those miracles to manifest. It starts with our attitude and continues with our actions.
Some of you may think that I am contradicting the idea of having faith. The opposite is true. There is a difference between having faith and throwing your hands up in the air in frustration and waiting for someone else to handle it. Faith is made of two parts. Part one is believing that all things are possible. Part two is doing our part to get things moving in the right direction with both our thoughts and our actions. It’s kind of like ordering takeout. I could stand by my door all day wishing for someone to bring a delicious meal. Unless I pick up the phone or go online to place an order, I’m going to get pretty hungry.
On the other hand, let’s look at a scenario in which we wish for a better job. If I were to wish for a better job and start looking, yet I believed that there weren’t any to be found or that no one would hire me for the type of job that I desired, what do you think would happen? My negative beliefs about my ability to get a better job aren’t going to help my case. We all wield a lot more power than many of us believe. While sometimes things are out of our control, and ups and downs happen in all of our lives, we still have a choice in how we are going to choose to deal with them. There’s a lot to be said for the power of our convictions.