STUDY Day 40—This Moment May Be Different

A baby of 5 months is squealing with delight playing with a plastic bag. You watch, caught up in the joy of their experience. You see the child placing the bag in and out of their mouth, still playing happily. You notice the child not breathing, choking on the bag it is playing with. You take the bag away and the child breathes again.

Answer these questions for yourself:


Paying close attention to you, consider these next statements as fact, in the moment prior to taking the bag from the baby:

  • this baby will be shocked if I grab the bag from them in haste
  • this baby will cry because I have taken their fun away
  • this baby will experience trauma of loss if I do not return the bag to them
  • this baby will put the bag in it’s mouth again
  • this baby does not know the consequences of choking
  • this baby does not know how to play with this bag without choking
With the stated facts, answer these questions for yourself:


Consider these thougths


Every decision you make is valid and allowed. When you use outside information, previous beliefs, and the beliefs or influence of others to make decisions it is still you making the decision. You have sole control over you. These pathways and beliefs move life without effort. This is natural. Over time these pathways and beliefs move further into your historic information creating an energetic pull. Living “out of the moment” reduces the conscious ability to stay in this moment and the next.  It reduces the over all health of the body and interferes with your ability to manifest, attract, and support synchronicity. You exist in one aspect or another instead of the full expression of yourself in every moment.

Taking time to slow down and be aware brings clarity, it moves information into the current moment instead of pulling you into the past and then pushing you into the future. Consider these ideas and processes to help with awareness in every moment:

  • look at each belief in the moment to see if you are stuck in habitual behavior
  • check to see if you are using limiting factors to tell yourself NO unnecessarily in your life (a limiting factor is anything that holds you out of the current moment)
  • recognize you are pushing down or suppressing thoughts to meet the perceived or past needs of self and others instead of the truth of the moment
  • notice when created value locks you into an idea that does not support your needs

Contemplation Exercise*:

The limiting factors of your beliefs can be recognized by symptomatic behavior. Go back through your day and see where you experienced these types of symptoms. Allow yourself to see the limiting factor or belief that keeps you moving into these symptoms.

  • feeling pressure or stress
  • unable to accept or make simple choices
  • inability to move into action once a choice is made
  • adjusting or reorganizing facts to support a choice
  • performing tasks under duress
  • regret, anger, judgment, conclusions
  • knowing or feeling something is wrong and being unable to identify why or what

Now that you have observed the limiting factors ask yourself what would your experience look like without this? Recognize moments when you could slow down and step back from the experience releasing the symptom and all aspects the belief creates for you. Being aware moves you into the healthy method of using free will to create your life as you want, giving you the space to create your reality with your beliefs instead of because of your beliefs.

*Share your experience in My Journal or with your GroupMe Group.