I grew up with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Resources were sometimes scarce, so we were always taught to ‘be fair.’ This meant sharing what we had and trying to get along the best we could with what we had.
When commenting to an older and wiser acquaintance one day about some current situation in the world that I thought was not fair, he simply said, ‘Who said that life was meant to be fair?’ It was like a light being switched on in my brain as I realized that what he said was absolutely true! Why hadn’t I known this before? Life is not fair!
Just because I had been raised to play fair, value honesty, and have compassion for others doesn’t mean that everyone else had the same values instilled into them. This made me realize that life is just life- it is different for everyone, and it isn’t ‘meant’ to be any one thing.
No matter what we may think, none of us are doing anything wrong. However, we are because of the law of attraction, receiving exactly what we deserve according to our unconscious beliefs about life, regardless if we think it is fair or not.
Instead of wasting time and energy complaining about why you think you are being treated unfairly, why not do something about it! If you are not happy with your current life or certain aspects of it, simply change yourself to create the ‘fair’ life you desire.
Effective change can only begin when we understand who we are and how we became to be this person.
How did I become me? The world we live in influences who we become.
We all look at the world differently. All seven billion plus people on the planet today see the world through their own eyes, through their own belief systems. Our individual belief systems are formed through our own unique collection of experiences. What is fair for one, is completely at odds with how another person may feel. We all come from different backgrounds, different cultures, climates, resource bases, religions, political beliefs, etc. How could we all possibly believe the same things?
We may be looking at the same event as others, but due to our own set of beliefs formed by our upbringing, unique inherited genetics, and social conditioning, we will all have our own distinctive opinions and interpretations about what is happening.
Imagine growing up on a tropical island, where food grows abundantly from every tree, the sea is full of fresh delicious food and the sunshine is abundant. Compare this to a high plateau in the mountains with extremely cold temperatures, low sunshine hours, where little food grows, and every day is a struggle to survive. These different groups of people cannot possibly have the same views on life. Their fundamental belief systems will be quite different.
Where do our beliefs come from? The power of the subconscious mind.
It is fortunate that our brain, with its millions of uncommitted cells at birth, has an amazing ability to learn new information and new skills. It is the world that we interact with that develops and shapes our thoughts to form our beliefs after birth. However, it is unfortunate that most people unconsciously take on beliefs that are limiting to them.
It is natural for us, from the moment we are born, to be exposed to the beliefs of those around us. While we are young we are unaware that we do not need to take these beliefs on as our own. We then often go through our whole lives believing what those closest to us believe and what we are taught by the groups we belong to, schools we attend, media we watch, etc.
You could say that the majority of our ‘core subconscious beliefs’ are the results of our genetics. By this I mean that we inherited many beliefs about life from our parents, and they received the same from their parents and grandparents and great-grandparents……..
It’s more a case of inherited beliefs than inherited DNA that shapes our individual personalities.
Some of these beliefs that we inherited about life have no place in our subconscious as they do not relate to the modern world that we are currently living in. For example: while traveling in different countries I would often hear comments like, “You shouldn’t travel to the next country because those people are bad. They invaded us 400 years ago and murdered our countrymen and women.”
Ok, so the people living today in that ‘bad country’ are not responsible for what happened 400 years ago, and are more often than not, quite similar to us in what they want to achieve in life. This belief and many others that some of us are holding on to severely affects our personal ability to enjoy life.
The nature of reality means we are the creators of the content of our lives:
Our beliefs create our identity ‘self’ and we tend to cling to this core identity resisting change. This identity becomes like a self-imposed prison that limits what we do and what we won’t do on a moment by moment basis. We essentially become a ‘human-doing,’ content to live within a ‘box’ of diminished and restricted experiences dictated to us by our subconscious minds.
If your life is not as you wish it to be, it’s time to reassess and update your core beliefs, so that you can move beyond the beliefs that have held you back until now. You will then be free to move forward into the life that you desire for yourself.
You can do this little by little or in huge leaps and bounds. The choice is yours.
You can start now by asking yourself:
Who were the greatest influences during your formative years?
Are they holding onto some beliefs that you consider outdated?
Do you subconsciously act in ways to reinforce some of these same beliefs in your own life?
Life is a journey of self-discovery: You will discover that everything is connected.
In order to grow, we must be willing to give up ‘who we currently are,’ this self-identity. We can then begin to evolve into ‘who we want to become.’ To achieve this, we must first understand our place in the world we are living, because it is this environment that has shaped who we currently are.
As individual identities, we can only experience a very limited portion of all that is available in any one lifetime. So it takes many lifetimes of different experiences to understand the whole range of possibilities that being human encompasses. We, therefore, return to Earth many times to lead different lives knowing that one day we will become whole again through the accumulation of all of our experiences.
This means, that we may have been, or currently are, a soldier, a baker, a nun, a banker, an environmentalist and everything else imaginable…. Poor, rich, fat, thin, tall or short, Asian, European or African, healthy or sick, happy, angry or sad…… The list includes everyone and every situation possible.
Each lifetime is just a series of events, a play in which we participate, which offers us many opportunities to learn and grow as a human being.
Choose the content of your life or accept what life throws at you:
If we choose to remain attached to the drama of daily life, life will continue to be a struggle, and it will seem to be unfair. We will see ourselves as victims of events that are happening ‘to us.’
However, the more we become aware of our spiritual-SELF, the more capable we are of living in harmony with life as we are able to see the connection between our thoughts/beliefs and the events that these thoughts/beliefs ‘attract’ into our lives. This is the law of attraction in action.
Like all universal laws, the law of attraction is absolute and uncompromising. We are all creating our reality whether we like it or not! We are all receiving what we deserve according to our subconscious beliefs about life, whether we want them or not!
It is your choice to be an active creator in your own story, so that you create the life you desire, or to play a victim pretending that you have little or no control over your life. Which do you choose?
If you believe that ‘life is not fair,’ then get motivated and do something about the beliefs you are holding onto that have created your current reality. No one else can do it for you.
With much love and respect,