There comes a time in everyone’s spiritual development when you must ask: “Are you thinking for yourself?” During the course of your lifetime, it is easy to be bombarded with the thoughts and opinions of others. You have to look inside yourself and know that anything that comes from outside of you must be examined.
I recently went to see a beautiful movie, Avatar. One of the themes of this movie is to start thinking for yourself and to not keep doing things just because you were told to. Each soul has to face these issues within themselves and see where they feel authentic to their hearts and where they feel like they are just doing things out of fear or guilt.
Are you exhibiting the emotions and behaviors of others in your own life? Think for a minute if you use expressions that you may have heard your parents say, or if your manner of fashion comes from what you see in magazines. Where did you get your opinions about food, love, sex, religion, self-worth, music, money and politics from? Are those things what you truly believe, or are they taken from the mouths and minds of others?
Of course it is quite alright to agree with others opinions, but only as long as it is also your own truth. If you have just adopted the truths of others without truly looking at that issue yourself, then you need to examine those facts and statements.
This can be a very tricky practice, and the American media manipulates this tactic often to sway the hearts and minds of the masses. As Earth enters this Era of Cooperation, it is time to look at what it is that you truly feel about all things on all levels. Look inside and examine any fear-based beliefs and ideas of judgment or competition. For wherever they came from, it was not from the heart, not from the Ultimate Being (God).
When you hold a belief that comes from a place of Love, than you grow the piece of the Ultimate Being within you. When you hold a belief that comes from a place of fear, than you give your Ego more power.
The beginning of each year is often a time to make resolutions and resolves for the year to come. Make it your mission this year to understand why you have the opinions that you do. Understand where they come from, and see if they truly come from your heart, or if they are based on separation and lack.
Once you have examined these beliefs, you will be better equipped to live your life, a life of your own making. But, you must first know what you will be authentic to, Love or Fear? It is one of the most important questions that you can ever ask yourself.