Friday, December 31, 2010

12/31/10—Creating Change

Today's Draw: The Chariot from the Quantum Tarot. If form follows thought, what reality are you creating with your thoughts? Do you believe your perceptions shape your reality? And if so, do you ever exert will over those perceptions to change your reality? How might you want to change your thoughts/reality in the new year?
It's interesting that I drew The Chariot today, a) because we had it maybe a week ago and b) this is the last day of my "Chariot year", according to a numerology thing tarot people do.

It's a good thing I chose this deck, because I think we... recently covered the more traditional side of this card the last time we had it...trying to keep your horses in line and being pulled in different directions. Remember? Well, this deck interprets it a little differently. It talks about applying will to change your reality.

I came across a good illustration of this about a year ago. A bunch of people were talking about how rude and detached people are these days...nobody holds doors open anymore, nobody talks in grocery lines, nobody says "thank you". And everyone in the room agreed. Except me. This isn't my reality. I think society is pretty polite for the most part. And the point is, all of us could be in the same situation, but I'd see the guy who picked up something I'd dropped and they'd see the lady talking too loud on her cell phone. It goes beyond optimism or pessimism. I'm no more optimistic than the next guy. It goes to what you place your attention on, based on your beliefs.

And this Chariot card is here to remind us that we can change our reality by exerting will over our thoughts and perceptions of the way things are. Instead of wresting control of a situation or of conflicting thoughts, like the traditional interpretation, we're creating a new reality by changing our thoughts. A fabulous thing to think about as the year begins.

To answer my questions, I do actively consider this concept and have changed my perceptions significantly in my life. I've retrained my entire outlook on life and my role in it, as a matter of fact. A good example in my life is the way I approach my survival as a freelancer. I don't allow doubts about finances or concerns about competition to enter my mind. And I have survived two recessions this way. I believe that the supply of work is abundant, clients will find me and the right jobs and quality of clients will come to me. I'm fortunate to say that I don't look for work, work looks for me. My clients are really great people. Very competent. And they respect me and are grateful to have me. All of this is due to my attitudes and beliefs. If I thought it was hard, it would be. But I don't. So it's easy. Sure, there have been times the going was rough, but I believed I'd always find a solution. And I always did. What's your story? And what perceptions might you want to change in the new year?