I am finding that I can ask to experience life in a certain way, and receive that. I frequently ask for a theme for a day, such as peace, ease, fun, or joyful surprises. This theme is easy to sort back to as a reminder later in the day.
I am working with A Course in Miracles, a powerful book designed to transform perception – letting go of limiting thought patterns – to facilitate an awakening of consciousness. A passage that stood out for me last night, paraphrased in my words:
When my intention is on something that does not feel good, I can ask myself,
“Is this what I would see? Do I want this?”
The only decision I need make is what I would like to see. When my desire is clear, the means to see (experience the world) as I choose will be given me. (From ch. 21, section 7).
I choose to experience peace, joy, and ease.