Choices, Responsibility and Beyond…

Making Choices

Have you ever considered what the impact of chronic illness or severe injury might be on your ability to work, earn income, support yourself, and conduct the affairs of day to day life? I know I didn’t think of these things when I was younger. I was strong, fit, full of energy, motivated, level-headed, into life, working full time, volunteering, in relationships, and in community. It never occurred to me how much could be swept away at any time by a serious incident or illness… Elderly people say this to younger ones, but how much of it sinks in?

What it comes down to is being responsible for our choices from the youngest possible age. But it’s never too late to begin.

I did to the best of my ability when I was younger, and I have to say that I did more to be responsible about my health and my behaviour relative to my peers. But there was a lot I didn’t yet understand about responsibility, about cause and effect, about the consequences of choices, or what may come before them.

And far from ‘what you don’t know won’t hurt you’, in fact, what you don’t pay attention to, definitely can hurt you.

I got sick, and I got injured. One big example that is still having a significant impact on my life happened when moving house 10 years ago. I made a choice to rent a house based on the picture that fitted what I thought I wanted, without feeling and looking deeper into it. The house turned out to be a toxic nightmare. Lack of responsibility was everywhere: in the landlord for not cleaning up a rat- and pesticide-contaminated house, in the agent and property manager for concealing the facts and marketing an unsafe property, in the government for not regulating these things, and in me for not discerning if the choice of house was true.

The Acceptance of Responsibility

Nowadays I know a lot more about responsibility at a much deeper and broader level, thanks to Serge Benhayon. I realise that there are no victims – that in one way or another, aware of it or not, by our choices we all ultimately cause whatever life is throwing at us, or bringing to us on a golden platter – whichever. Every one of us has 100% responsibility for our role in what occurs in our lives. Of course, other people also have 100% responsibility too. There are no fractional contributions, and thus no room for blaming anyone else or expecting anyone else to ‘fix’ us! Of course, when people do things that harm another, it’s important to call that out and not allow evil to continue to harm others and dictate the terms of our society.

To go back to consequences…

So, when you are very sick or injured for an extended period, it impacts your ability to work, to get through the day doing normal activities – anyone with disabilities or chronic illness can tell you that. I was not prepared for the difficulties when my heart and kidneys were damaged by the rat-borne leptospirosis and toxoplasmosis infections, plus the poison-soaked timbers, from that toxic house. I got to know the ambulance paramedics and the doctors and nurses of the local hospital ED (emergency department) very well, ‘too well’. Actually, they were gorgeous, deeply caring and supportive. This represented a shift in my relationship with illness and the medical profession, which had been rather resistant and reactive until this circumstance. I was ‘finding what I took in with me’ as the little green Jedi, Yoda, once said! “When I took in resistance and reaction, that’s what I got. When I took in love and understanding, that’s what I got”. Still, it was a very difficult time, and it isn’t entirely over yet.

So how did I react 10 years ago? Did I experience it as a victim, or do my best to maximise the opportunity to learn and evolve from it and ask for the help I needed whilst taking responsibility for my own choices and healing? Once upon a time, I would have reacted with a victim mentality: Why me? It’s not fair! What did I do to deserve this and other similar common reactions? However, this time was different. I did take responsibility and didn’t expect anyone else to ‘fix me’ or take the rap for my situation, whilst also addressing the systemic corruption. Being aware of my responsibility, I didn’t expect friends, family or colleagues to pay my way or solve my problems. I did ask the government to help me, as it does have established programs for just such an eventuality befalling Australian citizens.

So that was the practical side of it. Since then it has come to my attention that there is much more, and a deeper level to go to than physical consequences and how to manage them. My new way of understanding life is that everything uncomfortable that plays out in our bodies is, in one way or another, a healing: healing from recent choices, healing from past choices. But didn’t I say it goes much deeper?

Alignment

The other day during a phone conversation with a friend who was talking about how hard it is to break habits and how easily we fall back into them, I realised something deeply in my body. If I stand around as a separated individual self, chewing over my choices in my mind, it’s too late, – I’m already walking a path that keeps me in the maze before I actually finish making a choice! This is trying to solve the problem ‘after the fact’ with the same mind that created it, as the famous scientist Einstein once said.

However, it’s different if I align with a deeper truth, the truth of my Soul, in all my movements leading up to the point where a choice would normally be made. Then there is no need to choose because already the soulful movement of my life flows effortlessly. I am coming to understand this as living in energetic truth.

Our bodies and minds are not truly separate from something much bigger. For me, the only sensible way to be, ultimately, is to harmonise with the whole by aligning with the magnitude of what we are, what we are part of, and what we came from. You can call it God, the Divine, the Infinite Eternal Unknown Cause (whatever you wish), that which is both deep within us and all around us.

Therefore, if I am now still experiencing the consequences of accidents and illnesses that plagued my life, what did I align with in the past that led to this ‘I am’? One such highly impactful choice was moving into that toxic house 10 years ago. I was taken by appearances because I was not living in alignment with my sensitive Soul, which could have read truth. I was aligned with my spirit, that which was inharmonious, individual and therefore not considering all in its movements.

So here is a wonderful opportunity that we can recognise and appreciate… That in every moment we have the ability to align with God, so that our life plays out on the path of harmony and well-being for ourselves and all. It is a vastly faster choice, takes a nanosecond, and has no suffering ‘self’ in the way of it.

Seeing life in this way simply changes everything!

By Dianne Trussell, BSc Hons, Scientist, Lismore, NSW

Further reading:
Are we taking Responsibility for our own lives?
Spirit or Soul? Learning the difference through Serge Benhayon
The Consequences of our Choices

26 thoughts on “Choices, Responsibility and Beyond…

  1. I would agree with you Dianne that we are a part of something much bigger, something much grander. The more I allow myself to let go and feel the possibility the more I am convinced that we are all part of a bigger cycle of the universe and this life is like a grain of sand in comparison to the ever expanding grandness we originate from.

  2. Focusing on our Soul can make all the difference as you have shared Dianne, and seeing this has been always around as an Ageless Wisdom teaching maybe the profoundness and simplicity of this fact should be considered before we make any move.

  3. Thank you Dianne for this sharing.Trying to solve the problem with the mind that created the problem in the first place – is a powerful revelation and stops the crazy complication that it creates.

  4. Considering the fact of alignment is a very wise choice, as it is from there that we can understand and take responsibility about the whole thread of choices we made in our life

  5. Everything goes beyond, nothing stops dead in it’s tracks, there are energetic consequences to everything because everything is energy and so everything bleeds into the All, the All is comprised of everything and every-thing and so what is it that we’re contributing in every moment. I ask myself this when I can feel the serrated edge of anxiety in my chest or when I feel compelled to keep doing whatever it is that I’m doing when another person has walked into the room and I know that there is more on offer if I was to be with them. As in right now I could stop typing and go and give Dad a hug….over I go………

    1. What you have shared Alexis is very beautiful… that nothing stops dead in it’s tracks, there are energetic consequences to every movement we make. How many of us stop to consider that how we move has a ripple effect on everything else and that one movement can have a cascading effect like someone knocking over a domino and all the other pieces fall over one by one to an end result?

      1. ‘There are energetic consequences to every movement we make’ and that’s because ‘every-thing is energy’, we live in a world of energy effecting energy. Even a thought is energy that will in turn effect the world of energy that we all live in. And all energy falls into one of two categories, it either adds to the energy that we all are or it detracts from the energy that we all are and that, quite simply, is that.

  6. Dianne – I love how you have highlighted this part and I too find it tnteresting how we create a bunch of problems, seek to solve them and the celebrate having got out of them by our own means…. would it not be more interesting to not create the problems to begin with and instead be here to bring what we are here to bring (which is to show how it can be done without creating issues or problems)…Something I am still learning to do!

  7. Life is indeed full of learnings and this is the most powerful learning of all: “So here is a wonderful opportunity that we can recognise and appreciate… That in every moment we have the ability to align with God, so that our life plays out on the path of harmony and well-being for ourselves and all. It is a vastly faster choice, takes a nanosecond, and has no suffering ‘self’ in the way of it.”

  8. “When I took in resistance and reaction, that’s what I got. When I took in love and understanding, that’s what I got”. – Amazing to feel the reflections we get.

  9. Interestingly I have been given what I would call a ‘love bomb’ a package of love that I have opened to reveal that there are parts of me that are packed with preconceived ideas that I did not know were there on one level of consciousness, but I did know subconsciously. It feels centuries old, a past life package that has been opened up within me. I can either resist what has been offered or empty the contents on the table and look at all the ‘stuff’ I have harboured against the world, to see if in the light of day they hold up to the truth. I can feel the responsibility to myself and others to work through the package presented as an opportunity to grow and expand deeper into the love and joy that is the universe. Our alignment to God is everything.

  10. ‘I was aligned with my spirit, that which was inharmonious, individual and therefore not considering all in its movements.’ – the more I am willing to see this as a truth the more allowing I am of the space that is God and his immutable and expansive love.

  11. We’ve chosen our way into every single thing that happens to us and equally we have to choose our way out. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say we have aligned our way into every single thing that happens to us and we have to use our alignment to move our way out.

  12. If we honour and live what we know is the truth – it’s not a free pass from illness and disease and corrections by any means – but whatever occurs will be expansive and supportive of us all. And if we don’t well then equally no matter how ‘good’ things might seem we just add to the mess and muck in this world.

    1. Great point Joseph – for it is not about being illness and disease free, but rather about the energy that runs us and what we are here to learn about that.

  13. “In every moment we have the ability to align with God, so that our life plays out on the path of harmony and well-being for ourselves and all” Dianne I am wondering out loud if this is true. Yes now I feel for me that this is mostly possible but ten years ago when I was completely wrapped up in the momentum of my spirit I don’t feel that it would have been. All of my choices back then were governed by the fact that pretty much all of my movements were aligned to my spirit and so the choice to align to my soul didn’t seem to present itself, well certainly not obviously so. My migration from being spirit aligned to soul aligned has been a gradual one and yes I do feel that the choice to align to my soul is ever present but that’s because I have pretty much changed the way that I move in everything that I do but that has taken time.

  14. “I realise that there are no victims – that in one way or another, aware of it or not, by our choices we all ultimately cause whatever life is throwing at us, or bringing to us on a golden platter”, what if absolutely everything that life sends our way comes on an energetic golden platter because everything that comes our way, whether or not we label it as ‘a catastrophe’ or an ‘opportunity’ is a foothold for evolution.

  15. Oh Dianne this is a magnificent sharing. The way that you express so many truths about life is so matter of fact and presented in a way that’s easy to understand. You don’t invite argument in what you say, the facts feel like they stand free of emotion or even emphasis, you’re not making a point, you’re just stating a fact. Love it, in fact I’m going straight back to the beginning for a re-read.

    1. I agree Alexis, there is a freedom in Dianne’s writing that is compelling but totally leaves you to be and enriches you from the inside out.

  16. “However, it’s different if I align with a deeper truth, the truth of my Soul,” The choice is made long before we think we have a choice.

  17. Let’s be honest Dianne and say that this part of ourselves which has separated from the soul the spirit does not care one jot for the physical body, it is immortal, so if it trashes a body so what, it just reincarnates to another one. Until we fully grasp and understand that we have been lied to on so many different levels and that we are mere puppets to an energy we have aligned to then the spirit has the upper hand and controls the physical body. This is why it is so important to reconnect to our soul because it is only through this alignment that we can bring our separated spirit back into the oneness of our soul, the soul again.

  18. Dianne this is so true
    ‘“When I took in resistance and reaction, that’s what I got. When I took in love and understanding, that’s what I got”.’
    I have found this to be true the hard way, and I couldn’t understand why the world was against me that’s how it felt at the time my attitude became so what’s the use, best to give up, and give in.
    Knowing Serge Benhayon and attending the workshops of Universal Medicine has enabled me to change my life completely, I realised I was fighting myself I have been resisting my own sensitivity, delicateness, beauty and power, how crazy to be in such resistance to just being me. It has taken many years to put the cudgel down and relearn how to take care of myself which then leads to loving oneself enough to understand that what goes around comes around be love and love comes back by the bucketful. This to me is a science in itself and should be studied at all levels because it does work.

  19. We all grow up familiar with the concept of cause and effect but just because we learn to disconnect and ignore the consequences of what we do certainly does not mean they do not exist. And as you say Dianne it often takes a big incident or illness to make us realise we were never ‘getting away’ with it the way we think.

    1. Agreed, life gives us many signs along the way for us to take note of and it is in aligning we start to understand the corrections.

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