Enjoying the Adventure

Last night while watching the peak of the Perseid meteor shower I tried to make a wish on every shooting star.
I say “tried” because after a while I ran out of wishes.

(Under good viewing conditions one can reportedly see as many as 60-100 meteors an hour! That’s a lot of wishes!)

Anyway, I dedicated each streaking light to a different desire:

  • health and happiness for all my fosters
  • health and happiness for all the animals – wild and domestic
  • a healthy thriving planet
  • a healthy thriving me
  • a shoutout to our alien friends
  • tootsie rolls

(Hey, they were shooting pretty quickly up there; I don’t know how else to explain alien waves and tootsie roll blessings.)

I even wished on peace and love for the planet and everyone on it, before I realized the folly of that wish.

Because not everyone came here for peace and love.

Not everyone would choose that.

Some choose glory on the battlefield. Some choose circumstances that test their mettle. Some choose adventure and excitement.

(I have met and loved some of those people. Maybe you know some, too? Maybe you are one!)

If that’s what you were down for, I wouldn’t criticize your choice.

Remember that consciousness-raising dream I had after reading Kim Falconer’s spelled book? The one where I didn’t feel fulfillment until I’d experienced everything humanly possible, including murder and betrayal?

It showed me that we came here for the full party of being human, which is a robust experience!

The point being not everyone is here strictly for peace and joy 24/7. 

Or maybe it’s that we potentially have different ideas about what’s joyful. Or maybe that we best know peace and joy after we haven’t had it. Maybe.

Abraham has said they refuse invitations to world peace meditations because they would not impose peace on anyone.

Because we each get to choose for ourselves.

It might sound crazy that people would prefer drama over peace, but the way I see it, we came from peace and love. That’s what Source is.

And sometimes, yes, maybe we make misguided choices.

But if we wanted constant peace and love we probably just would have stayed home, right?

I suspect we came for something else.

Maybe even just the ability to choose peace and love when others aren’t. Or maybe we came here for the chocolate. (Makes sense!)

Truly, though, we don’t know another’s preference.

And we each get to choose for ourselves.

Which means someone else’s choice doesn’t have to be your choice.

They choose for them; you choose for you.

Even my kindergarten teacher knew that when she resolved classroom disputes: “Shane worry about Shane. Jeannette worry about Jeannette.”

(Shane reminded me that years later when I suggested he was smoking too much weed. Guess what? He was right. Shane’s in charge of Shane; I’m in charge of me.)

Muggles don’t know this. They believe someone else’s choice can affect their well-being.

Conscious creators know we each create our own reality.

And that everyone’s choice is valid.

We also know there are no victims.

(Unless we choose to create someone that way, which – rock on with your bad self if that’s the way you want to go. But I’ll probably roll differently. And it’s fine if someone judges me for that – because they’re in charge of them and I’m in charge of me.)

Sure, it’s likely some are choosing from a connection to Source and some aren’t. But we aren’t the connection police. Everyone still gets to choose for themselves. That doesn’t change.

We aren’t here to stamp out what we don’t personally prefer.

In fact, if we tried to do that, we’d just be joining them in it, because resistance works that way. Whatever we focus on, we grow.

I say this as someone who has rallied, and protested, and signed petitions and spoken up to elected officials.

But after studying the principles of creating reality, I believe my true power lies in keeping my attention on what I prefer.

Not on getting everyone else to agree with me. Not on lecturing others on the folly of their choices. Not on helping them understand why their choice is “wrong” and mine is “right.”

You choose for you and I choose for me.

That helps me remember that my happiness isn’t conditional on anything “out there.” It’s all on me.

It’s not on my president, not on the “opposition,” not the media, not even my fellow creators and colleagues.

My peace of mind (which I do choose), my happiness (which I do prefer) – that’s my job. Not anyone else’s.

In fact, if I think my well-being is dependent on anything else, I’ve lost my LOA way.

When I’m in my right mind, I remember that.

And I don’t always (remember that).

But sometimes I do.

Peace reigns for me when I remember that all is well here, and we’re each having our own adventure.

That doesn’t mean I can’t help others thrive. It just means I’m not going to best accomplish that by drilling down on whatever I perceive as the “problem.”

“Here’s what I choose …”

… completing that sentence is all it takes to get eyes back on what I like, thus empowering the creation of the world I prefer instead of adding energy to the versions I don’t.

Because whatever I condemn, I become.

I’m going to ask what you choose, but not because it matters to me personally. Rather, because my idea of a good time includes inspiring fellow creators to use our highest powers.

And chocolate. Chocolate is also my idea of a good time.

But it’s fine with me if you choose something else because that’s what we each get to do: choose for ourselves.
Here’s to conscious choices. 🙂

  • August 13, 2017
  • Dhani says:

    Thank you for such crystal clear,precise sharing! Words of wisdom indeed.It’s lovely 🙂 Have a fabulous day.

  • Danielle says:

    Love it! You’re in charge of you and I’m in charge of me! Happy dance!

  • Jennifer says:

    This article really touched me. I’ve been reading The Work books by Byron Katie and this really fits nicely into that framework. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Eva says:

    Hi Jeanette & everyone,
    so I have this question: do you think we can change anything we had chosen to experience here, in this life? i.e. if I choose drama before I came here then now I’d like to change it to love and joy, is it possible?

  • Cristina says:

    You are awesome and I’m grateful you exist 💙

  • Yanglish says:

    This is a nice article, that I really enjoyed reading.

  • Sophie Dolan says:

    Jeanette I have literally reccommended you to everyone I know my words cannot describe how much you are helping me everyday! You bring so much joy and clarity to my life…I’m addicted to your podcasts and use them like a medicine! I had a dream last night you sent me a text message to let me know you are shifting to a higher consciousness and not to miss you too much haha lol …love you millions and millions xxxx

  • Carmen says:

    Whew! This is something I still struggle with!
    I come from a place of compassion and teaching so when I have knowledge, wisdom that could help someone (especially a close friend or family member) I just have to share it!
    However, I had to learn that not everybody wants my knowledge and wisdom. As a matter of fact, my knowledge and wisdom might not even be meant for them.
    It can be hard to accept that especially when you someone close taking themselves down a dark and scary road but even then, you have to come to learn to let it go.
    For years, I tried to get my mom into deliberate creation. We would actually get into arguments over it because I wouldn’t stop pushing the issue. I seriously believed I was doing it out of love but in reality, I was doing it out of ego. My inner guidance had to tell me to fall back and stop trying to force my mom to believe in something she had no interest in.
    When I decided to stop forcing her, she started to come around (funny how that works, huh?).
    Another example was my brother. Day in and day out I would just focus on how he couldn’t get it together. I would impart wisdom onto him and he would reject it swiftly and I would get upset in response. Of course, universe had to remind me that it wasn’t my call to determine the best course of action for my brother.
    When I gave that up, my brother finally started to get it together.
    Yes, it has been a battle in learning how to let others choose for themselves and for me to choose for me.
    Of course, this brings up other questions: If you are a parent, do you let your child just choose whatever no matter how detrimental it may be? Or, lets say you are a manager, do you just let your employees choose whatever even if it goes against company rules and regulations?
    I’m quite sure that’s a discussion for another time but I think we’ll all figure it out when the universe is ready for us to do on its choosing, not mine, yours, or anybody else.

  • JG says:

    So, chocolate?…

  • Karin says:

    I love this reminder! It’s why I follow your blog Jeannette. Even though I didn’t get to see the shooting stars, I feel them. My daughter just texted me telling me about the Orca whale that just breached 15 feet away from their boat and then flapped it’s tail to wave goodbye when the boat was departing. So much lovely joy in the Universe that I can visualize and participate in in my own way due to technology.

  • Meg says:

    Jeannette, this is beautiful. Thank you. Charlottesville is very close to my heart (I went to UVA there for five years). Yesterday I actually was off my electronics most of the day working in my garden to my delight. It wasn’t until I started seeing the posts that I knew something happened. Still, I watched movies (love Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). I was listening to guidance and managing my focus and attention. Today I slipped, but your post is here to remind me that I get to look after Meg and do what feels good to me. Thank you for your timely post and here’s to a world of abundant chocolate! 💞

  • Dana says:

    Smack dab, a million percent agreed! Well written, expressed and always timely! You’re a shooting star!!!

  • Caren says:

    Jeannette, I so needed to be reminded of this! In fact, it came at the perfect time and I think I will need to read this at least weekly as our president makes *his* choices. All is well. Thank you!

  • Anonymous says:

    Awesome reminder Jeannette! Namaste
    Marjorie B

  • Jinny says:

    OMG thank you Jeannette! I was starting to get over in the weeds, trying to get to the bottom of things and getting sucked into “what is!” Reading this was like coming up for air. I want everyone to read it too- but I now get that everyone wouldn’t like it!! Freedom! Ahhh.

    • Jeannette says:

      Exactly! This is not for everyone! And it’s fine for those who pick a different approach. It’s all valid. We all get to be right. Freedom indeed.
      Yay for us for giving ourselves that gift.
      Thanks for reading and for chiming in, Jinny. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks ❣️

  • Ming says:

    I love how eloquently you wrote this. I love this post. For so many reasons. I don’t even need to add anything…. only that I want everyone to read it LOL.

    • Jeannette says:

      The dogs were so nice to sleep in for me while I wrote this – after going to bed at 5:30 am when the rising sun started to impede star gazing.
      Thanks for reading and for commenting, Ming! 🙂

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