What Choice Are You Making?
Get up or snooze? Coffee or tea? Right lane or left? Salad or sandwich? Keep going or move on? Every day we make hundreds, maybe even thousands of choices bases on the information we have in front of us.
In The New York Times op-ed piece called “My Medical Choice,” Angelina Jolie recently revealed that she decided to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing concluded that she was at high risk for developing breast cancer. The mother of six, who lost her mother and aunt to the disease, called her decision “proactive” and hoped by sharing her story, she would let women know that “you have options.”
While she has been praised by some and criticized by others for various reasons, Jolie has raised a good point: When push comes to shove, we always have a choice.
I understand that going through pain and not wanting our loved ones, especially our children, to go through the pain we went through can be a strong motivation behind our choices. Here’s another one.
Kabbalists teach that the seed of our reality is our consciousness. Our consciousness creates our reality, and in today’s world, many of us have come to not only accept chaos as our reality but expect it. We try to prevent, prepare and safeguard against it, and sometimes, we still fall victim. But what other choice do we have?
We have the choice to change our consciousness.
The real chaos isn’t what happens to us, but how we perceive it. We can choose to keep having certainty in chaos or shift our certainty to the Light – the infinite energy of goodness.
Choosing certainty in the Light means taking responsibility for everything in our lives – the good, the bad, the ugly - seeing the order beneath the chaos, and knowing that every challenge is an opportunity to reveal Light.
Choosing the consciousness of certainty that the Light is always there even in the darkest and most difficult moment of our lives connects us to a reality beyond chaos, which Kabbalists refer to as the Tree of Life Reality.
We choose our reality by choosing our consciousness. If we decide to live according to the world of data and statistics, our reality is not so promising. Take marriage for instance. First marriages have a 50% chance of failing, while second marriages have a 60% chance of failing. With numbers like that, why bother getting married?
But data does not have to drive your life! You can! You can choose to be the success case. And why not? There are lots of success stories of people that have changed their lives around despite what doctors, statistics and the status quo has told them is possible.
It’s not about denying your circumstances or just having faith. It’s about taking charge over what’s happening in your life. We all are affected by family history, both physically and spiritually, but did you ever hear someone who was the first person in his/her family to graduate college? Despite generations who only could go so far with their education, it just took one person to break the cycle and start a new one.
We can be that one person!
Not every disease gene manifests and not every disease comes from a gene. There is a growing field of education that teaches about the mind body and soul connection and demonstrates that a change of consciousness can change your health.
We can change our consciousness by choosing to invest in exploring our spirituality, increase our connection to the life force that already exists in us and learn how to let that life force flow! Read books, talk to people and find a spiritual system that works for you.
For me, the spiritual path and greatest gift in my life is Kabbalah, which I’ve been studying for 20 years. It personally awakened my consciousness of certainty in the Light and helped me maintain that consciousness.
One of the many tools of Kabbalah provides to transform consciousness is the meditation on specific Hebrew letters combinations known as the 72 Names of God. Here, I’ve shared with you the combinations for healing (image below) and certainty (image above). Just by looking at the letters, reading the meditation and envisioning ourselves and those who need it surrounded by the bright Light of these energies, we can shift our consciousness and bodies for the better.
I wish to send Angelina Jolie and people all over the world who are facing an illness healing energy. I also wish for all of us the strength to choose Light over darkness and to experience the Tree of Life Reality full of miracles and blessings.