Creating Your Life

What does “creating your life” mean to you?

When I first heard a phrase along those lines, I was angry. I felt like the person who mentioned it was saying everything bad that had happened in my life was my fault. Which was complete crap. I don’t control other people, and I definitely didn’t want some of the things that were done to me or that had happened to me.

But when I thought about it, I realized that wasn’t really what he meant. Or at least I chose not to take it that way.

We do have power in our lives. But we aren’t always aware of it. Some of us have been taught that we have no power at all. Even if we’re aware that we have some power, we don’t necessarily know how much.

Personally, I’ve been afraid of having power. Too many people in my life have abused their power, and the last thing I want is to be like them. But there’s a big difference between having power over your life and having power over other people.

If we aren’t aware that we have the power to create our lives the way we want them, or we’re afraid of having power, we aren’t creating anything. That’s my take on it. I didn’t create the things that happened to me in the past because I wasn’t aware I *could* create anything.

But now I know, and now I consciously work to create the best life I can live. Sometimes everything goes exactly as I want, and sometimes things go differently, but either way, I’m now using my creative power over my life.

How are you using your creative power?

What Are You Creating?

What are you creating in your life?

For some people, hearing they create their own lives, or they create things in their lives, is problematic. They hear it as victim-blaming if they’ve had traumatic experiences, or they just don’t believe it’s true, because magic isn’t a thing.

(Magic *is* a thing, but that’s a different subject for a different time.)

Creating your life, or aspects of your life, doesn’t mean you’re at fault when things go wrong. If we don’t know our own creative power, we don’t have control over what happens. We have to learn that we can have that control, and then how to use it.

When we think hard about something, really want—or don’t want—it, often it comes into our lives. We’re putting so much time and thought into it, and therefore we’re putting a ton of energy into it. Energy calls to energy, and the energy we put out draws whatever it is we’re devoting energy to.

If we understand that, we can begin to consciously and intentionally create what’s in our lives. If we’re constantly stressed about money and trying to figure out how to get it, and thinking about how we don’t have it, we’re unconsciously creating not having it. We aren’t putting energy into having money; we’re putting energy into the lack of it. But if we can shift that thinking into fully believing, and putting our total energy into, the idea that we have the money we want and need, we will have that money.

That doesn’t mean it’s going to drop into our laps, of course. When we consciously create something in our lives, it doesn’t appear out of thin air. At least not usually. What does appear is opportunity, and we need to stay open to the opportunities that arise to bring us what we’re creating.

So what are you creating in your life? And what do you want to create? Think about how you can do that.