Intense, vivid, colorful, strange stories have been filling my dreamscapes for the past several weeks. I decided to research reasons for the flood of information, so I googled ‘the cause of intense dreams’. Don’t ever do that (tee hee)! But simply asking the question led to an interesting dream message. Waking from a dream the following morning, I heard a whisper. The message was You are dreaming the paths you didn’t take. That whisper inspired some deep thoughts like Every time we make a decision, does a part of us take the path we turned from?
Some might argue destiny versus free will, but I can look back on my life and point to critical choices that changed my destiny. It would have been easy to decline an invitation from a friend that day in my early adult life. In which case, I would have never met my wife, Beckie. If in some parallel dimension the ghost of me is living out a potential experience from a decision I didn’t make, it’s no wonder I’m exhausted!
But this isn’t the message for this week and not what I was inspired to write about (lol). I am here to pose the question How can we choose to be happy today? We hear this a lot, but no one can tell us how to make that happen. I’m sure there is not a one-size-fits-all map to happiness, but surely the angels have some guidance. In one of my alternate worlds, there must be a whisper for the ghost of Russell past that can enlighten me with an answer to the thought-provoking question Can I choose my destiny and make it a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?
The short answer is yes. You have been given the power to create and manifest your destiny to some degree. Happiness might not take a form that matches your vision of the future, or even fulfills your expectations. But there is a path that is the best match for you to live a happy life. First, start with loving your life right now. Can you choose that intention despite your job, your partner, your finances, your family, and every aspect of your being?
You cannot wait for happiness to find you by projecting a joyful existence based on a set of made-up circumstances. That is called love with conditions. The opportunity is to regulate your best emotional self by starting with gratitude for being alive. Many souls did not make it into a physical embodiment at this time, so your life is a special gift. Will you open it?
In a world where it seems a person can manifest whatever they want, it’s easy to feel disappointed about things that did not manifest. But what didn’t happen is an illusion. Attitude affects destiny, so it’s up to you to change any self-defeating patterns or mechanisms that hold you from happiness and joy. Choosing to be grateful for all the blessings in life connects you to divinity and naturally raises the vibrations within.
A conscious decision to love life itself creates the foundation of your spirit. Emotional happiness follows. Beauty animates the spirit and connects your heart to the power of love. The ability to relate to yourself helps you relate to others. Relatedness activates the heart with the sense you’re not alone in the world. When you love your life without condition, you are creating illumination around your happiest destiny, with the magnetic quality to attract more love.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”