Contrast is a part of life as we are on a path of continual growth and expansion. The Universe is in a state of constant expansion and that is how it is supposed to be. Look at your own life for a moment and see the contrast of where you are now to where you were 5 years ago. Even where you were 6 months ago. Notice any contrast from now to then? The truth is, as you grow and expand, you are taking your life to a new level in the way you feel and the reality you experience. Would you ever turn back the clock to live back where you used to be? I doubt it. You are on a path of growth and of taking your life to wonderful new places it has never been before. Whether that’s internal in the way you feel or external shown in the experiences in your life.
So contrast is a part of life, but more than that, it can be used as a powerful tool to take you higher, to move you forward into the life you are creating for yourself. I’m sure you have some intentions for your life. Think of one of them now, maybe you want to have your ideal body. We’ll use that as an example, lets say you don’t take very good care of your body and you would like to lose some weight and feel better about your body. Your intention is strong, you are visualizing your body as you want it to be, imagining how it would feel to have that body. How you would be so confident, feel great physically, work out often, eat healthy foods. How great that would feel you imagine.
You are motivated for a bit, go for a walk, work out, start to eat healthier, then what tends to happen? Suddenly one day you don’t feel like going for a walk. You start craving things you know your body doesn’t really want. You start to feel down and discouraged.
This is normal! You are moving from the old you (your current body, or other situation you’re focusing on) to the new you. What’s the difference? Contrast. The new you is fit, energetic, alive, treats her body like a temple with exercise and the best of foods. Feel the energy of that person. Isn’t it incredible! And imagine the contrast from that person to who you are now. If you think of contrast in terms of light, you are moving from a darker light to a brighter, more vibrant light.
There is such a high energy to where you are going, to what you are manifesting and at the moment you are not there yet. You will attract situations such as the lack of motivation, feeling down and discouraged, etc. (we’ll call this “contrast” from now on) because you’re not there yet! There’s still lower, darker energy within you that needs to be upgraded for you to live that new life and have that new body! So there is a hidden blessing here.
The contrast is coming up to help show you where you are off and what needs to be moved into alignment in order to be that new you. The contrast is where the Universe is guiding you to a low energy way of being that needs to shift so you can discover how to be that new you. Next time contrast comes up, which tends to show up as those situations that seem like the opposite of what you’re trying to manifest, next time I want you to try something new… Exercise: Use contrast to open to a new way that matches your desires Next time you are faced with a situation that feels so far from what you want in your life, stop and ask yourself: “In what way is the Universe trying to show me the mis-alignment between my current way of being and the new, high-energy way of being I’m wanting to move into?” Recognize that you are experiencing and old energy way of being that needs to be upgraded. This old way is so natural to you, it’s automatic. But you take yourself off automatic when you stop and question it. Express your intent to go higher: “I now see my automatic, old energy way of being that has attracted this experience that’s showing me the contrast, and I am now willing to let go of that way of being so I may align more fully with who I really am and what I really want in my life” And then, open your mind to receive guidance, energy or information: “I am open to a new way of being that is aligned with where I’m going, with who I’m becoming”. Open to receive it and take action on what you receive. Affirm through your action that y are ready to live this new way. You are on your way, and the contrast is to help you get there. Next time you feel it or see it in front of you, stop and open to a new way of being that’s ready to unfold. It is your willingness to open to and adopt a new way of being that will help accelerate you from where you are now, to where you wanting to be.
By Fia Crandall