For me, conscious creating is about being mindful in the moment rather than controlling how my life will unfold. Because I do not live in isolation, I can see and understand that my interactions with others brings an overlap in our life experiences, even in our karma. My karma is just that: mine. Yet there is family or bloodline karma that I am walking out as well. There is karma resulting from my participation in relationships of all kinds. So, yes there are experiences that come into my life - both blissful and highly uncomfortable - that I have not consciously created. I have agreed to them on some level, however, by entering into partnerships, either personal or professional.
Life has taught me to be very aware of who and what I am bringing into the inner circle of my experience. At times this learning journey has been profoundly painful as well as profoundly beneficial.
This mantra filled my thoughts, my being for an entire day recently: Om Brahma Namah
While in Taos, New Mexico, I stepped into a gift shop because it had an alluring collection of rocks and crystals. As I browsed, I was in the zone and quite unaware of others around me. A voice from behind me quietly said, "You are a fellow traveler."
Somewhat startled, I slowly turned and looked into the face of a man who smiled and looked into my eyes with a level of recognition not reflected in my own."Yes, I am on vacation," was my reply. He chuckled quietly and said, "No, that isn't what I mean. I can see that you are on a conscious journey and that you like to explore the Universe." My mouth hung open and my eyes widened. There are many in my life, family included, who claim to know me well and who have never once recognized me in this way.
Humbled, I confirmed his insight and recognition of my true nature and met his smile with joy and gratitude. Then he took me by surprise again. "Will you look into my eyes and tell me what you see?" he...