A definition of the word pivot is to consciously change the direction of one’s thoughts; to deliberately choose a thought that is in vibrational harmony with one’s desires.

When we decide to take responsibility for the authorship and ownership of the quality of our lives, we take on the role of both creative director and chief editor of our daily realities. These two tasks, creating and editing, require different skills.

If we have a natural leaning towards creativity, we are able to open both our minds and hearts to the birthing of yet unformed thoughts, feelings, stirrings, longings and new ideas that begin to gather at the edges of our awareness until they can disclose themselves as a burst of light, directing our attention to what we will create next.

Creativity requires room to breathe. Creativity is the womb that enfolds infant desires until they are fully formed enough to be birthed into the harsh light of reality. Creativity is the dark space between the stars.

Creativity requires quiet time to hear the still, small voice of our intuitive guidance that will only come to us when our internal climate of whirling and swirling random thoughts and feelings is stilled.

We can then turn our attention and awareness to the disciplined task of courting new directives that are housed within our own consciousness.

We are all blessed with the gift of ownership of our thoughts and feelings. It is our birthright. Few of us have been taught how to be successful stewards of this gift.

Most of us have never been directly informed by the proper authorities that we are each the deliberate creators of our own experience. Many of us are using the power of our thoughts and feelings to wish and hope that some day, soon, the Prince will come, the Supreme Being will appear, the Ultimate Authority will give us permission, the Way, the Truth and the Light will surface and the search for the one right answer and the one right decision will finally be discovered and all the treasures of the Universe will be bestowed on us.

We will live happily ever after. We will finally be able to eat that one meal that will fill our emptiness once and for all.

Here comes the tricky part. While we are waiting for the Bountiful Life to find us, our editing skills take over because we have either temporarily forgotten or were never informed that we are the deliberate creators of our experience. Therefore it is our job to choose what we want our personal reality to be.

When we have abandoned our creative power that is housed within, in favor of looking outside ourselves for our answers, we are reduced to endlessly wielding our editing sword as our only defense against the outside reality that bombards us.

Every editor needs a creative. If we refuse to own and activate our ability to create from within our storehouse of inner wisdom, our editing skills will be used solely to evaluate what the world presents to us. Our power to create and discern, to choose and select what we can and will invest our life energy in, is sadly and foolishly ignored.

Instead we invest ourselves in the useless habit of judging, disliking, fighting against, whining and complaining that we don’t like what we are getting. We demand and command that the external world do our bidding. The external world yawns in our direction. We have no power to create the world according to our likes and dislikes. We only have the power, the authority and the responsibility to create our individual world reality.

When we own the dual tasks of both creating and editing our personal reality, we become a conscious sifter of the reality we face. We begin to live in the world by lovingly defining what we are choosing to create, rather than using our creative energy to fight and react to what we are against.

Author's Bio: 

Susan McNeal Velasquez has been writing and producing personal development seminars for more than three decades. She was one of the founding basic and advanced facilitators for Lifespring Inc. She now teaches on-going advanced workshops on the topic of how to Unleash The Power of Your Intuition. She is the author of: BEYOND INTELLECT: Journey Into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind. For more information visit: susanvelasquez.com and beyondintellect.com.