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Being Mindful
Birthing My World

by Janet Alston Jackson

We are constantly giving birth in our lives. It doesn't matter what gender we are—male or female. The universe has given us power to choose, and through that power we can decide to birth a rich, healthy and prosperous life or one of doom and gloom. Our thoughts have birthed the experiences we are living now. Sometimes we think outside forces prevent us from realizing our dreams, so we try to control or eliminate anything which stands in our way. This is all an illusion of the human race consciousness. The wonderful thing is we don't have to beat ourselves up for having these thoughts, we simply need to be mindful of their presence. We are then awake and those binding thoughts dissipate into the nothingness from which they came.

We are then free to birth our dreams, by simply knowing we already have what we desire. Outside of having my children, I didn't know I was also birthing the wrong things… illness, financial difficulties, conflicts. I was like a warrior with a shield trying to deflect all discords that came my way. I didn't understand there is an electronic substance always around us which we can use to birth the life we desire free of fear, lack and limitation. I had long ago heard we are co-creators with God but I didn't understand what that meant. I still thought it was blasphemous to think I could create something in my life. I was like a little sheep, bowing down, waiting for God to one day give me something of my heart's desire.

There were times I waited and waited, and nothing materialized. You could say my prayers were not answered. As I look back, that was right. I was praying for things which were already given to me that I didn't know I had. Even though I suffered from arthritic knees, I still could get up and walk, so I had health. At one time I didn't have extra money to go to a nice dinner, but I still had money to pay the bills, so my basic needs were met. I could go on and on, but you get the point. I had to shift my thinking to appreciate what I already had. When I did, my consciousness grew and before I knew it, I not only had my needs met, but plenty to give away and share with others. I started looking around and saw those who had riches and life's luxuries also had the consciousness. They were birthing rich thoughts.

Out of my growth came new ideas… new ways of looking at my life. But those rich ideas could not come if I wasn't still and quiet. For me, Mindfulness, living in the moment cleansed my mind so those ideas could surface. I realized I didn't have to kill the old dependent thoughts which kept me chained down and waiting like a slave with hat in hand for the great master to give me something. I was like a small child, who only needed love, so I became that loving parent to myself through Mindfulness. I observed those thoughts which kept me enslaved, and sent them love.

It was the same with my fears; I needed to embrace my fears with love, compassion and understanding. It was OK that I had those thoughts, but I didn't need to keep them. Next I needed to stand up in full stature and command that the universe materialize before me what I wanted in life. Gifts were always there just waiting for me to claim. When I did, things instantly happened. Instantly because the universe knows no time or space. If my wishes didn't come, then I knew it wasn't right for me, or I had more work to do on observing my thoughts.

Did I, the small me, birth opportunities and things in my life like a magician? Not really. There's no magic. The gifts of life are already around us like electricity was there for cave men just waiting to be discovered.

Desire no longer holds the same meaning for me. There was the old wanting and wishing type of desire that Buddhists talk about which keeps us suffering. But I got lost for many years thinking all I needed to do was mediate and stay calm. I was calm, but nothing happened in my life… I didn't go forward like I wanted. One day I discovered a different meaning of desire. Our desires, if they don't cause harm to others, are God's desires coming though us. But we don't have to beg things to happen. So how does that desire materialize into what we want? Through Divine Love we can watch our dreams unfold. That's true birthing.

I have had enough birthing of what I don't desire in my life. I have finally trained myself to look at what I want in my life, and now I have birthed this beautiful world around me which is sustained by my Higher Power. I woke up and realized I can feel peace, live plentiful, and have perfect health while recognizing my gifts from the universe are right there waiting for me to see and use. This type of consciousness makes them appear.

So today I birth thoughts of only what I want in my life. I am no longer a baby; I am the full expression of God in action, utilizing all of the gifts which have already been given me. My true birth is my awakening.

Janet Alston Jackson is the author of "A Cry for Light: A Journey into Love." To order books and CD's, schedule Janet for speaking engagements, or subscribe to Janet's newsletter, visit her website, email, or call Self Awareness Trainings toll free 1-877-796-8288. You can order Janet's book: click here.

Janet Alston Jackson, a certified seminar leader, has facilitated self-awareness workshops to a variety of audiences since 1993. She often teams with her husband Walter Jackson (author of "Sporting the Right Attitude"), to facilitate fun, high-energy motivating trainings for which the couple is known. This unique husband-and-wife team have been guests on numerous radio talk shows around the country, and have made appearances on KCET, public television.

Janet is a certified behavioural consultant, a certified anger management consultant, and a certified seminar leader. Through their motivational company Self Awareness Trainings, the Jacksons have given numerous workshops on "How to Effectively Communicate," "Releasing Stress," and "Mindfulness Trainings" to a variety of audiences including corporate executives, parents, teachers, women in recovery, prison personnel, health care workers, and entertainment industry executives.

Janet co-founded with Walter, Believe In Yourself Inc, a non-profit self-esteem program for children and their parents.

Janet earned her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the California State University at San Jose. She started her television career as a production assistant for the Los Angeles local CBS station, and she was a news writer for the Los Angeles CBS owned radio station, KNX Newsradio.

A strong advocate for children, Janet was a Court Appointed Special Child Advocate (CASA) and a board member for their fundraising arm, Friends of Child Advocate. Today she is a board member for Child Care Resource Center, which serves thousands of families in Los Angeles County.

The author and her husband Walter, have three teenagers; Ryan, Devon and Jada, and one very loveable Chow named Simba. They live in Los Angeles.

Be sure to read the reviews of her book in our November 2007 Issue.

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