Saturday, January 3, 2015



Accepting Responsibility For Your Life...

What comes to mind when you think of "responsibility"? Is it care for your children? What about family obligations? How about work and paying the bills? Maybe in your mind responsibility is doing the laundry, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, or any other myriad of chores that you do... but what is it really?

The Merriam-Webster definition of responsibility is : 1. the state of being the person who caused something to happen. 2. a duty or task that you are required or expected to do. 3. something that you should do because it is morally right, legally required, etc.

In terms of creating your "perfect universe", the only definition that you should consider important is the first - the state of being the person who caused something to happen. All the other definitions that you apply to the term "responsibility" are really just tasks. In looking at your life, where you are, who you are, and how you got here is completely and totally your responsibility.

If you break down the actual word "responsibility", it is actually two words... Response and Ability. In terms of your life, responsibility is your "ability to respond". It is your ability to respond to circumstances and situations that have come to be in your life that defines what the word really means. In other words, it is your ability to choose your response. Because everything that you attract into your life comes from your own vibration, you have the ability to choose how you will respond to it. You have the ability to choose whether or not a particular circumstance stays in your life or whether it fades away. That is a great power that you wield... the ability to direct and determine the outcome of a situation simply by choosing your response... Wow! That is huge power... and you have it. 

If you have a negative reaction to something, it is OK, because it is already done and there is nothing that can be done about it... it's what happens after the negative reaction that is important. What happens next is your responsibility. Are you going to complain about it? Are you going to tell all of your friends in an attempt to inspire sympathy? Are you going to write about it on your favorite social media site? Are you going to continue to feed it negative energy? Or are you going to accept responsibility for that fact that it happened and take appropriate steps to rid the negativity from your personal universe?

In the end, the responsibility for how your life turns out is yours and yours alone. It is not with your parents, your boss, your significant other, your chosen God, or anyone else. You can blame whomever you want, but you’re the one who must experience and endure the results. You are the only one who can change it. As I have said on many occasions, and will continue to say, "if you want to change outward circumstances, you must make inner changes". 

One of the keys to creating your "perfect universe" is responsibility.  You must accept personal responsibility for everything in your life.  And I do mean everything.  If you perceived it, you manifested it and whatever you continue to give your attention to will continue to manifest in your life.

If you focus your thoughts on whatever negative situation is currently happening, you'll continue to bring more of the same. Your situation will never really change. And how could it? If you thinking about what you're already getting, then you are manifesting a feedback loop. If your life is filled with the manifestations of your desires, then you're in heaven. If it is filled with what you don’t want, then it is hell.

How do you change it?  

The first step is to accept responsibility for attracting it. Accept responsibility for all circumstances and situations that are currently occurring, all those that have occurred in the past, and all that will occur in the future.  This raises your consciousness and makes you more capable of successfully getting what you do want.

The next step is to remind yourself during the next negative experience, that you have a choice. You have the ability to respond. You have the ability to choose your reaction to that event and determine it's outcome with your actions.

In time you will see that it really is that simple.

Happy Aligning!

He is a Life Coach, practitioner of the Law Of Attraction, and a Certified Basic Instructor (CBI) who has trained with and worked hand-in-hand with mental health practitioners while employed with the State of Texas. Joe is also a member of the International Association of Professional Life Coaches (IAPLC).

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