I love watching clouds form all puffy in the sky and watching their reflections in water too – trying to spot animals, shapes and even signs, discerning subtle messages in the sky and on the shimmering water – a floating canvas. Lately I’ve been cloud-spotting reflections in the lake out the back from the vantage point of our brand new deck, which seems to bring the water even closer, the reflections even clearer.
I’m not sure what I see in this cloud-reflection – a killer whale maybe? It doesn’t matter what you see – it’s all about using your imagination.
What matters is the fact that you can’t see reflected in the world what you don’t have inside you.
Stop to think about that for a moment.
The outside world will always be a reflection of your inner world.
So if you aren’t full of love (and that includes self-love) you’re not going to see much love reflected in the world around you. Your world is going to have an uncaring, even nasty edge.
If you’re plagued by fear and anxiety, then your world will seem scary, with worries around every corner.
If you judge yourself then you’ll see the world as critical and so expect to be judged – and you know that old Law of Attraction – you’ll end up being (or at least feeling) judged.
I’ve shared this photograph before, but it always speaks to me – we simply need to see beauty even when what is immediately in front of us looks less than beautiful. Beauty can always be found, sometimes in the smallest detail.
It’s not about putting the blinkers on and pretending the world is all sunshine and lollipops, rainbows and…. It is about putting on a soft-filter lens – training it on yourself first (hello wrinkle-free face!) and then filtering that view outwards – like sunshine.
And remembering always that your own shining light can’t be dimmed by others, as I recently wrote – encouraging you to SHINE regardless.
Now back to those clouds.
You can see whatever you like in the clouds, as long as the dream and the imagination are inside you. Dr Wayne Dyer has been reminding me that we must imagine what we want to manifest – just imagine, and then trust the universe to sort out the details (of course working hard along the way). So just like the idea of the outside world being a reflection of your inner world, the future is a reflection of what you imagine now – provided that imagination springs from true desire (from Source) and not from ego’s wanting, and provided you dream from a position of being grateful for what you already have.
Anyway – I imagined what the view would be like from our new back deck and it is even better than I envisaged (just waiting on putting in a railing around one corner – somewhere to rest a drink). We’ve still got new pool fencing and tiling the under-cover area and some general tidying to go, but things are looking good thanks Mr Yang – no need for a soft filter.
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT. Do you like cloud-spotting? Do you agree that the outside world is a reflection of your inner world?