When we’re up against the wall, a radical re-frame can become available if we’re open to the gift of our Protector (soul, spirit, guide, guardian angel, insert your own word).
(Alert: these facts could re-frame your perspective of the world).
Did you know that parts of Arizona were once underwater, an inland sea? Link
And would you believe Alaska had palm trees? Link
With a new perspective we WILL see and experience whatever is before us differently….
Each of these facts instantaneously re-framed our world.
Up Against The Wall?
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Our perception is fundamentally a choice we make and we can change it, re-frame it, in an instant.
Remember the old adage, you can see the world through rose colored glasses i.e. positive lenses. You can choose to see the glass as half full. We have learned time and time again that greater health, vitality and joy occur when someone reclaims the ownership and management of their perception of themselves and the world.
What We Mean By Perspective
Our perspective creates the meaning we give our lives. Perspective is learned. We are taught to see the world and ourselves in a certain way. Getting a new perspective can be as simple as noticing we’re seeing things a certain way then shifting our thinking or moving our bodies just a little one way or another. And most importantly, letting go of, releasing our grip, on how we think things are or should be.
When you re-frame your perspective, your focus will change and what you focus on is what you get. Focus is what’s clear, what’s in sharp contrast to everything around.
When you choose to re-frame your perspective, you choose to re-frame your demand on what is.
If you notice you want more than anything for something to be a certain way, consider the possibility that you could be demanding against what is or reality.
Demanding against what is always creates biological, emotional and spiritual friction.
Take a breath, notice whatever safety you can, release your demand and feel your perspective begin to shift. You may feel a little disoriented. You have just altered the intersection of your history, your present and changed your future.
Think of this as perception calisthenics. Every time you practice you get stronger.
Your guardian, spirit or guide will keep you safe and help you perceive with greater ease and acceptance. Likely the new perspective you’ve just created will give you some additional understanding, new insight and even new opportunities.
Make no mistake, if you change your perspective, your world view will in fact change. You can always go back to the old way simply by choosing.
1. If your back is up against the wall take a moment and enjoy the support. Then say to yourself, “Okay, I see things this way, what’s another way.”
2. Go find a place that’s really old, some rocks, a tree. Lean up against them. Be comforted with a time capsule moment as in the video. Sometimes just resting allows a shift to occur.
Here’s a man who had an opportunity to radically re-frame everything and lived to tell us what he learned.
“After a catastrophic car accident that left him in a coma, Simon Lewis found ways to recover — physically and mentally — beyond all expectations. At the INK Conference he tells his remarkable story that led him to a concern over all threats to consciousness, and how to overcome them.”
TED- Simon Lewis: Don’t Take Consciousness For Granted. Link