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I turned away from the bins of olives and sun dried tomatoes ready to put them into our shopping cart. As I placed them in the top part of the basket, I felt as if something about the cart was “off”, but since I couldn’t see what it was, I simply rearranged the items in the basket and got ready to move on to the next isle.
It was then that I noticed that Del had a little smile on his face. I figured he was trying to tell me something, so I glanced at the cart again.
It still felt as if something was “off” about it, but I couldn’t see anything wrong. However, Del still didn’t move, and he was still smiling, so I thought, “Ok,” he has done something to the food in the cart.”
Once again I turned to look and “magically” right where I had looked twice before and saw nothing, right where I had rearranged the food, but saw nothing, was a big brown root. It was huge! I had never seen anything like it before.
Del had placed the root in the shopping cart thinking that I would enjoy seeing something I had never seen before. He couldn’t help laughing as he watched me look right through it as if it was invisible.
Why didn’t I see the huge root that took up half of the top of the basket the first two times?
Because I had no context for it, because it was something I had never seen before in my life, and because I wasn’t expecting anything new in my cart.
Why did I see it when I decided to look again? Because I knew that there must be something different in the cart due to the effects it was causing, like Del smiling at me as if he had a secret, and things in the cart appearing off.
I was also willing for it to be something I had never seen before, all of which shifted my perception. The result; I saw something that had been there all along.
In 1840 two Newtonian mechanics, Urbain Lew Verrier, and John Couch Adams, predicted the position of the then undiscovered planet Neptune. They didn’t see the planet, but they did see the effects something was having on the orbit of the planet Uranus.
With the open mind that something must be causing these effects, they kept on looking for the cause. Eventually Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune in 1846. It had been there all along.
In the year 400 BC a Greek named Democritus came up with the idea that something could be cut into its smallest piece and it would still be the same object. He was also the first person to write the word atom.
Today we all accept that there is such a thing called an atom even though no one has ever seen one. We accept their existence based on the effects they have on other objects.
Think how this applies to our lives.
Imagine what we never see because we have no context within our lives to see it, or we aren’t expecting it, or we aren’t willing to see it in a different form. For example, if we have no context for the true idea of companionship, security, love or wealth, how do we know it is there?
We can look for their effects knowing there has to be a cause. We can begin with the point of view that they must be present. We can be willing to see what we have never seen before.
We can shift any situation that appears to be a result of lack into an awareness of wealth in whatever form will meet our need. We can accomplish this shift without effort and immediately experience the results, not because we create something, or will something into existence, but because we release the perception that blinds us and move to one that will allow us to see what has always been present.
The only thing required of us is to give up old points of view, and look again with a new point of view. We have to leave the standpoint and perception that all that exists is what we can see, and realize that what we see is the effect of a Spiritual Reality.
When I was eighteen, as I was walking down a flight of stairs, I glanced up through a skylight at the blue sky and white clouds and knew in that instant that the effect called beauty meant that there is a cause called Intelligent Divine Love.
We will never see that cause with our physical eyes, but we can always see its constant effect in our lives. We will see companionship, security, love and wealth as the effects of Divine Love in an infinite variety of forms, when we understand that they have always been and always will be present.
Check out your shopping cart of life. In this very moment there is more in it than you think!
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.com. They also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”