Everything you go through, grows you.

Tree Growing From Rock | Spiritual Growth Article | Amara Honeck | Tennessee Shaman Consciousness Exploration Teacher

“Everything you go through, grows you.” It’s true, right? Everything we experience changes us. The key here is HOW do we allow these experiences to change us? Does a negative situation devastate you, drop you to the bottom, stop you in your tracks? How you perceive and react to the situations and experiences in your life has a direct impact on your ability to create life changes – real, serious, powerful changes – so you can live your most authentic, beautiful, and joyful life. I call this the Power of Perception.

Engaging your Power of Perception is your chance to grow, learn, and become something more – to widen your view, expand yourself, and become a better version of you with a “can-do” attitude, positive vibe, and a “roll off your back” ideology that offers you a less drama-filled existence.

Is changing your perception easy? Absolutely not, but try it once this week and feel the peace and freedom of knowing you are in control and reacting in a different way than you’ve been conditioned to react. Once you have felt this freedom, changing your perception becomes easier and easier. How do you start? Try one of these Power of Perception steps:

  • Take a past or present impactful negative experience and write down all of the changes it brought you through. Next, make a note after each change describing what you learned from the change. Is it possible that these changes may have actually been a growing experience designed to bring you more fully into your life’s path?

  • Find the positive in one negative situation and know it happened for an important reason, whether you understood the reason at the time or not. This step is best taken on past negative experiences that have had enough time to fully play out. Sometimes negative things happen to open our eyes, heart, and mind to bring us into a more aware, present, and joyful existence.

  • When a negative situation arises, do not respond quickly. Step back for a moment, see the situation from different angles (perceptions), and gather your thoughts before you make a quick decision or mistaken judgment.

  • Before you speak or perform any important action, stop and think what the long term effects of your decisions and actions have on the situation and what the impact will be on your life or the lives of those around you.

  • If a situation feels negative, before you react, project your mind forward a bit and see what positive changes might come from this negative situation so that you can better adjust your thinking before responding.

If you want to make positive changes in your life, you are the only one who has control over changing your perception. Your life is not decided by luck or fate. It is guided by your thoughts, words, emotions, and beliefs. You *can* create your beautiful life using the Power of Perception. – Much love, Amara