There are always things which will interfere with your chosen path.
Many of these things are beyond our control. I can’t do anything about current government stupidity, hurricanes, foreign wars, and the overall negative attitude of other people. Yes, I can write letters to the leadership, support hurricane relief funds, and take other proactive actions. However, it’s important to recognize that this is limited, and needs to be proactive rather than reactive.
Why proactive? Because if we are constantly reacting to the world around us, this reflects our subconscious being in control. Consciousness creates reality, and if we are allowing our subconscious to do the driving, then we’re not taking control as we can.
This is where we get into the other things interfering with your chosen path. You and me. We will often do things, say things, think things that are actually contrary to the path we’re walking. This is generally subconscious, which makes it more challenging to overcome.
I have written before about self-sabotage. This is when I will prevent myself in some way from achieving a desired goal. I get in my own way, and interfere with my path. This will come from my fears of success and failure, and ultimate abandonment.
Even knowing, logically, what this is and where it comes from, it is rather easy to let the subconscious get control. How does that happen? Let’s say I am scrolling through Facebook, and I see an article about another terrible thing the government is doing. This gets me upset, and if I don’t consciously release it, it lingers. Anger, frustration, and subconsciously I am questioning, why bother? If it’s all going to hell anyhow, what’s the point?
We allow things to interfere with us.
Before I know it, I find myself in front of the keyboard, and uninspired. I am frustrated, I can’t focus. Take a break, find a distraction, and then suddenly my day has flown by. If I begin to question whether I accomplished what I wanted, and the answer is not what I desire, this may upset me. If I don’t take hold of that, it can spiral out, and the next thing I know I am angry, questioning my purpose, skills, abilities, and worth…and my path has gotten away from me.
Does this strike a chord for you? This is one of the largest forms of interference in our paths. Rather than being kind and forgiving to ourselves, we are hyper-critical, self-doubting, and feel as if there is no worth in the path – or worse, no worth in ourselves.
As Admiral Ackbar would say, “It’s a trap!” Getting stuck in your own head, subconsciously, can be detrimental to your path. If we allow our subconscious to drive the bus, we cede our control, and interfere with the path we wish to walk.
Consciousness Creates Reality. This is why it’s so important to be aware of our world. When we don’t take an active role in being open and aware of the world around us, we inadvertently allow our subconscious to run the show. Over time, this can cause us a great deal of distress, and will get in the way of any given day, let alone a desired path.
Yes, outside influences can effect this, but only if we let them. Whether it’s personal, such as a loved one pissing you off; or societal, such as American politics, this can create negativity which the subconscious uses as fuel.
We can control our subconscious.
What it all comes down to is the majority of that which interferes with us is on ourselves. We control how angry, upset, and how long we hold onto negativity. When we believe things are bad, and that we are unworthy subconsciously, we interfere with manifesting our desires.
How do we deal with this? First and foremost, we need to work on our awareness. Yes, this is going to be somewhat challenging, but the more we do this, the easier it will become. We tend to be all go go go, and thus seldom pause to analyze. Many of us tend to be even less conscientious of this when it comes to ourselves.
I have mentioned previously the value in asking questions of ourselves. How am I feeling? What am I thinking? What am I doing? All of these simple questions of ourselves bring us to the here-and-now, and ultimately tap into our awareness. When we are aware, we become more capable of seeing and dealing with any interference in our paths.
One of the problems with this is taking the time to actually ask these questions of ourselves. Isn’t it amazing how quickly a day can just slip on by? You’re working on things, or trying to work on things, and before you know it, the day is through. Yet if we take a few moments, maybe once every two hours, to ask these quick questions, we can better be aware, and consciously create desired realities.
Is it really that simple? I believe that it is. Trouble is, in the interest of deep thought we humans seem to love adding unnecessary complexities.
There are things that interfere we will have to deal with.
Sometimes things happen that will interfere with your path, totally out of your control, that you won’t be able to just use awareness to rid yourself of. Car accidents, a nasty headcold, getting fired from a job, dumped by a relationship, someone’s death, and the like happen. They cannot be denied, and they can have unexpected consequences which might alter your chosen path.
How much any such thing interferes with life can still be your choice. Recovering from injury and illness will take time, but attitude can help. Modern medicine is incredible in many ways, but having a good attitude and keeping positive rather than negative can assist in healing. Also, if you are feeling bad, do you really want to do anything that makes you feel worse?
When we are aware of our feelings, and we take the time to be conscious, we can manifest amazing things. Any interference can be dealt with, when we take hold of it and choose to do so. This can often be a challenge, but I believe that this can also lead to new and incredible realities which will make us feel good. Let’s not let ourselves interfere with ourselves.
Do you recognize when you interfere with yourself?
This is the three-hundred-fourth entry in my series. These weekly posts are ideas for, and my personal experiences with, walking along the path of life. I share this journey as part of my desire to make a difference in this world along the way.
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