When I read this from my favorite Meditation teacher today I had to start the year out by sharing it because it underlays everything I teach:
"Reality is participatory! How we choose to relate to our experience, what parts of our experience we pay attention to, and how we respond to the world, all shape who we are and how the world is." ... Jeff Carreira
We love our favorite quotes and I am frequently reminded that just because someone says it, does not make it Truth.
It does reflect how the muser sees the world at the time they write or say it though. We grow with time and experience and how we see ourselves, our surroundings, and the world at large is reflected in our daily states of mind, reactions, and responses to to our environment and each other.
So... when we feel playful and optimistic, and our hearts are open and connected to Source we resonate with life and are attracted to that which reflects those feelings.
Similarly, when we feel hopeless or discouraged, we attract that which is contracted and seeming separate from Source.
Resolve to remember you are never, ever disconnected from Source. Who you are and who you want to be is connected to All and Everything; your mate, your kids, your pets, your neighbors and co-workers, and ALL who grace the Earth.
Remembering this will help you resonate with the thought that "Everything is always working out for my growth and development and just because I cannot see it now, in this moment, does not mean it is not for my highest and best good in the bigger picture of my life".
Spend this year bending YOUR reality to one of love and connection and Bless Everything,