In every situation we have a choice about how we respond…in fear or in love. Spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson explains that a miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love, and even theoretical physicist Albert Einstein agrees: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. At our most basic level, we know that even cells have a choice – to protect or grow, but I’m not sure if we really understand what that means. What does it mean to choose in love or to choose in fear?
When we choose a life aligned with our purest intentions, we choose in love. And it’s more than just a new age-y “live from your heart” mantra that more scientific minds would have us believe. Choosing love means finding the silver lining, seeing obstacles as opportunities, making peace with situations even if it means walking away from things and people that we care for. When we do this, when we choose to see possibility and hope, we literally change our biology.
Stored emotions manifest as disease if not tended to, but setting them free is more than looking at the bright side of things. It’s understanding where those emotions came from, how they served you in the past, (by allowing you to stay in once place, which was likely necessary at some point in your life). Freeing them and seeing them as no longer necessary releases you from the accumulation old beliefs and old patterns of behavior. From a clearer vantage point, you are, in essence, lighter and open to new possibilities.