Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Power of Choice

For the past 30 years I have been studying The Michael Teachings and perhaps the single most impactful insight for me has been the Power of Choice.

Every day we have the opportunity to choose, from the moment we wake, to the coffee or tea we drink, to how our day unfolds.

But most of us grew up being told that we had no choice. From what class you were in, to whether you were picked to be on the best soccer team, to who your friends were. Even if we were lucky enough to choose our new best friend, then there was usually a message close at hand telling us that we "just got lucky" or "you can't always get what you want". Lots of messages came our way, some of them relatively benign but pervasive nevertheless and some more poisonous and lethal.

As adults we have the choice to change our perspectives and become active participants in the creative process of every day living. A small shift in perception can begin with "I am choosing" rather than "I have no choice". There is power in language, power in our thoughts and in the words we speak. Changing the lens through which you view life can have positive effect on not only yourself but on those you love, for it is through love that we experience intimacy and it is through intimacy that we evolve.

We learn by experiencing life. We evolve by validating the truth of choice and through the awareness that the power of choice brings to us.


  1. Thank you, Victoria, for creating this blog.

    I will be very interested in your perspectives on the Michael teachings, as well as on astrology and shamanism. All these systems mesh in a very interesting way!

    Yes, choice is EVERYTHING, isn't it? Thanks for the reminder.

  2. You are most welcome. The combination of the three studies offer varied perspectives which, when combined, create an interesting map for our journey!