Choosing The Filter
By Beca Lewis
My daughter asked, “Didn’t you get my email?” That’s when I realized that I hadn’t been receiving my main email account for over a week. This meant that for at least 7 days I didn’t notice that emails that come every day had not arrived, that people who usually write to me weren’t, and that I wasn’t receiving notices of orders from our websites.
It took seven days before I realized that things that usually happened – weren’t. Once I became aware of the problem I knew what I had done to cause it. With an amazingly complete lack of awareness I had stopped an important flow of information. Because I was receiving so many spam emails calling me “shift” I decided to filter the word “shift” in my email account. That sounds reasonable except for the fact that my email account is shift @ theshiftcenter. Voila! In one second of not thinking clearly I had stopped getting information intended specifically for me.
Therefore, I had to ask myself, “In what other ways this past week did you filter out, not see, not hear, not notice what was important, and intended for you to know?”
Because this is exactly how paradigms and perception work isn’t it? With millions of tidbits of information coming at us at all times our accepted personal paradigm of “this is how it is, this is the example of how life works, this is what I believe, this is what I have been told, this is the perception I agree with,” works exactly like a spam filter. We only receive, hear, notice, and think about what our predetermined personal perception paradigm has agreed to receive, hear, notice and think about.
No wonder we are all stuck in a cycle of repeating events. Perhaps it is with different characters, and different venues, but the same cycle. Our “spam filter” called perception only lets us receive what we have determined we can and want to know.
How do we know what is our current perception, our current stories? It’s surprisingly simple. The world as we each receive it is exactly what we have agreed to perceive. Listen to how you describe yourself and your life. Listen to the stories you tell. That’s your perception and your story, of “how it is”. We love our storiesGood stories, sad stories, inspiring stories and depressing stories. Stories are the fabric of the life we live in this agree perception called the “earth state of consciousness”. But stories filter. Stories determine results. In reality, our stories are our prisons.
The answer of course is to change the filter – or perception. Expanded perception equals expanded information. In order to break out of our paradigm we must accept a new one. But which one shall we choose?
Since “what we perceive to be reality magnifies” then it would seem to be wise and practical to magnify the most abundant reality possible. Why not choose one that is omnipresent infinite, omniscient, omnipotent Intelligent Mind and Love? Why not choose a Spiritual Perception?
Then those important messages directed specifically to us won’t be filtered out by a paradigm of limitation. We will see, hear, and know only abundance. Then our personal spam filter will become our servant rather than our master and will only filter out information aggressively attempting to manipulate us to purchase and live within the worldview of lack.
It’s our choice if we want to maintain our current filter or change it to be open to the Infinite, where there is no paradigm or perception shift required. The results of being willing to release each story can be an immediate and permanent increased awareness of the truth that abundance is Reality and that everything has already provided for us in that infinite abundance.
Since shifting perception and then living from that shifted perception is all that is necessary to dissolve all problems why not open the flow of information from a Spiritual Perception and filter out the flow from material perception? If at least once a day we each inspected our perception filter and adjusted it to receive the infinite and discard the rest, imagine the results!
About Beca Lewis
As an author and guide Beca Lewis is dedicated to bringing Universal Spiritual Principles and Laws into clear focus, to shift material perception to spiritual perception, which following the law “what you perceive to be reality magnifies™”, adjusts lives with practical and measurable results.
Beca developed an easy system to do this called The Shift and has been sharing how to use this system to expand lives, and bring people back to the Truth of themselves for over 40 years.
Beca and her husband Del Piper are constantly working to develop new ways to support and reach out to others. Much of what they have been developed can be found for free at their membership site Perception U.comThey also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”
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