My brother sent a riddle to me that involved pairs of words. Since I figured out the last riddle he gave me, I felt as if I had to live up to that reputation and figure out this new one. I wrote it out, put it by my computer, and periodically worked at it trying to find the answer.
Nothing came to me.
Finally, he gave me a simple hint that completely changed the premise for me, and therefore my perception about what I was looking at and for, and two minutes later the answer was apparent.
It was so easy I literally smacked myself on the forehead for not seeing it sooner.
I had made it complicated instead of easy. Complicated instead of easy is always the premise of any perception that blocks our view of what is already present, like the answer to the riddle.
I bought a flat of pansies and planted them at various places around our house and in various soils. Some I planted in containers with super-soil in the sun, and others in containers with super-soil in the shade. Still others I planted directly into the ground without adding any additional amendments to the soil.
I suppose I was saying to the pansies, "Bloom where you are planted!" Of course they tried, after all they are flowers designed to bloom.
However, they bloomed with varying degrees of success. The poor pansies stuck in the ground with no help at all struggled along just barely blooming. Actually, they spent all their energy on their bloom and barely grew at all.
All the pansies in the containers with the super-soil bloomed and grew. However, the ones in the containers with the super-soil and in the partial shade bloomed the best. They didn't need to struggle to bloom; they bloomed in the location that suited them the best.
Of course, I can see the value of finding happiness no matter what the outside circumstances would appear to be. However, why suffer in those circumstances? We aren't pansies--no pun intended. We don't have to wait for someone to come along to water us, feed us, or move us to the perfect location.
We get to choose where to bloom.
The choice of find the perfect location and conditions in which to bloom may appear as a complicated riddle. We could look at all the circumstances we may find ourselves in and wonder how to make it all fit together to find a way to bloom where it would be easiest for us.
However, like the riddle my brother gave me, beginning with the wrong premise means the riddle cannot be solved.
When I began with the correct premise to the riddle, the answer appeared as if by magic. No work was required, other than desire to solve the riddle. When we begin with the correct premise about our lives and situations, the solution will appear in the same way.
We have to shift our perception to the correct premise which always begins from within, never from without.
Of course, there may be a disagreement about what is the correct premise about life. Nevertheless, I ask you, since "what we perceive to be reality magnifies," why wouldn't we choose a premise that will result in ease, grace, peace, and loveliness.
It is not necessary for us to suffer. It is not required, and not desired. It is not what Divine Love, God, Spirit wants for us so why would we want it for ourselves?
We can plant ourselves in a location that suits who we are by beginning with the correct premise that we are already provided with the perfect container, soil, and conditions by the Master Gardener.
We can begin with the premise that we are intended to bloom easily.
When we trust in this fact, and take action in our lives based on this fact, we will find our outside circumstances shifting. We will not be creating something new; we will be revealing what is already present.
This law or perception is at work at all times, why not have it work in our favor.
Whichever perception we choose is always our choice, so why not choose the perception that reveals the perfect blooming conditions for every form of life? It's what the Master Gardener intended isn't it?
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.”