Well, we’re all still here. There was no apocalypse, no fiery meteors showered the Earth, no cataclysmic events eradicated humanity. My personal theory remains that the Mayans got tired of chiseling, and went about inventing the Margarita instead.
Can you imagine what would have happened if we had been absolutely certain, without a shadow of a doubt, that the world was going to end on a lovely Friday in December?
I doubt most of us would have shown up to work for the last six months. We would have flocked to beaches and mountains and beautiful places on our planet, spent whatever money was in our savings accounts, and indulged in a lot of unhealthy food. We would have surrounded ourselves with the people we truly want to be with, and we would have done only what we really wanted to do.
If the end of the world were guaranteed, our choices would have no consequences. Free of the fear of what other people think, free of the responsibilities of paying our mortgage and our credit card bills, many of us would finally allow ourselves to do what is truly our Soul’s authentic self-expression.
Except, of course, our society would also have come to a screeching halt. No-one would show up to work, which means our grocery stores would empty, restaurants would close, garbage would collect in the streets, and the rules of our society would disintegrate into chaos.
Karma keeps us from self-destruction. But karma can also keep us in limitation. It all depends on how you handle the system of karma.
We can make choices to avoid unwanted consequences.
We can make choices to create desired consequences.
Both sets of choices can look exactly the same from the outside – but the intent behind these choices is vastly different, and so the consequences are also vastly different.
We can choose to go to work every day because we don’t want to lose our home, because we don’t want our parents to think we’re a slacker, because we don’t want to disappoint our children or our spouse.
In our own business, we can make choices that keep us from losing clients, we can write so we don’t lose people from our list, we can water down our marketing message so that we don’t piss people off.
On the other hand, we can choose to go to work every day because we want to create the home of our dreams, because we feel fulfilled as we express our brilliance, because we want our children to live abundantly, because we want to support our spouse.
We can choose to market ourselves authentically in order to attract our ideal clients, we can choose to make offers and structure our business so that we have the most fun while we do our Soul’s purpose.
One set of choices creates a prison of our own making.
The other set of choices creates heaven on earth.
From the outside, they look exactly the same.
Imagine, for a moment, that you only have a few days left on this planet. What would you immediately stop doing? And why?
What choices in life are you currently making only because you fear negative consequences? What about choices in your business? What are you creating from fear?
What choices would you immediately start making if you only had a few days left in this human form? What choices would you make in your business if you knew that you would not fail?
What would you create from love – love for your Soul’s self-expression within this human form?
Choices made from fear create more fear. Choices made from love create more love. The polarity between the two is becoming more and more apparent as we move into 2013. And whether we create from fear or love – that is completely up to us!