Whether we like to believe it or not, all of our circumstances, positive, negative or otherwise are all results of our choices that we have made sometime in our past. Learning cause and effect is one of the main reasons we come here. And we sure do a good job of that!
Every choice we make, whether it is good or bad, has an end result – one that we may like or dislike – but a resulting consequence all the same. What we tend to forget, however, is that the situation we are currently in is ALWAYS a result of a past choice. Whether or not we were cognizant of the fact that we were making a choice with a clear consequence doesn’t really matter. We still have to experience consequences of our actions and choices regardless of our level of awareness at the time. That’s the truly fun part of our experiences!
But the more aware we become of ourselves, we also become more aware of our actions, words and choices. And as our level of “ignorance” decreases, we can no longer say that we simply weren’t aware. It just doesn’t fly any longer. Being “irresponsible” becomes a lot less fun than it used to, but that’s OK. It’s never a bad thing to choose to know more and to choose to care more, in my opinion, because it is that choice that aligns you more with light than it does with negativity, and that is never a bad thing.
Why we make the choices we do is another issue entirely. Perhaps it is due to something from our past, or maybe we are choosing to have a certain learning experience, even if it’s not the best thing for us at the time. Regardless, we are still making choices, no matter how aware we are of them. Even choosing NOT to be fully aware is a choice.
The really fun part of making choices is dealing with the consequences that result from them. And let’s face it, it’s not always so much fun to deal with them OR to take responsibility for them. But the good thing about taking responsibility for our choices and really owning them and their results in our life is that we get the opportunity to learn from them and better choices the next time around.