“The first step in awakening is to allow into the mind this axiom of truth:
“Nothing that you experience is caused by anything outside of you. You experience only the effects of your own choice.” (“The Way of the Heart,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 1, Page 5)
The Way of Mastery is believed to be channeled by Jesus in live communication in that the body of an individual named Jayem was “taken over” by Jesus, and then the results recorded and made available to interested people. In this, the material makes a striking underline to the law of attraction, citing the belief that it is only our own choices that affect us. Of course, I believe that these are the soul’s choices, for certainly things happen to us that our personality would not choose. But the soul has a broader and deeper view, and what would seem to be disastrous to the personality often has a good effect on the growth of the soul.
We need to determine how we might best make choices over which we do have control, because the ways of the soul, acting through the subconscious mind, may always be a little out of reach. There is much that we can do consciously in our choices. We can choose positivity over negativism, of course, and this is one of the most important differences we can ever make.
A negative outlook draws to us things that are negative. When we contemplate illness, for example, we set ourselves up to experience it. We best keep our minds elevated, drawing health to ourselves.
Choices make all the difference.
We are known by our choices, and it is this difference that spells euphoria or disaster.