As I write my journal entry to you today on the dawning of another of my creations, the opening of the Concetta Antico Gallery at Tooraloo Farm in Byron Bay, I am struck by how much our creativity creates our reality, which in turn creates our life. Dwelling in the consuming bliss of artistic birth, it is hard to imagine that another reality lives just one news link away across the Pacific in the USA, where I was just a few months ago. As we hear people say daily, "these are strange times", I can’t help but think that they are also changing times, even with their catastrophic ramifications. It was once said, “Great Change Is Preceded By Chaos”, if we are to believe this then a great! change is most surely on our horizon. I personally believe change is good. I embrace change. Change IS creative at its essence. Progress and awareness have their roots in Change.
As I believe in the power of change, I also believe in the power it has to create and shape your own reality. How brilliant that we can fashion the world that we can imagine. Make it better because we believe we have the ability to actualize it. Make it peaceful because we can strive for peace, and live, and act peacefully. We have the ability to stay centered in the eye of political and social storms, to remain calm when all else around us is frantic.
What we create is our own personal choice. This is our gift, our right of existence. Personally I choose to focus on the positive in our world. The beautiful, the serene, the kind, the loving. I give my time to those who strive for this too. I look for like-minded human beings with heart, who have the same outlook as I do. Recently I joined a gnostic class here in Byron Bay and I find such positive energy from being around others who feel as I do. Who believe, as I do.
I chose a long time ago to eliminate television from my home, I was tired of seeing programming that I didn’t choose to watch, that popped up and visually injured me and my family. I was determined to take outside mainstream violence from my view. I created a new reality of calm in my life. I was told at the time by my partner that I couldn’t do that. He complained "what about this, and that”, and other reasons that held no rationale for me, none which held any truth for me. When I chose to not see violence, to not be affronted by it, whether in newspapers, or at motion pictures, I felt empowered. I felt free. Our freedom of choice is aligned with our own personal self expression, it defines how we want to live our life.
We must remember we have the choice, when we choose to exercise it.
Reality is the actual, the “now.” We only have the “now" in reality. It is all we can control. 95% of the things we worry about will never happen. What has already happened we should choose not to worry about… Take back your power to choose your right to be happy. Happiness is a choice. Control your thoughts, and your habits. Believe in that divine right and you will find you will manifest it.
You will create your own reality, as I do, every day. You are the miracle, you are proof that miracles happen.
I look forward to welcoming any of you who can find your way to my new gallery opening soon. I look forward to seeing you, or connecting with you, whether in person, on the phone, in an email, on screen, or online. We have so many communication choices! Covid19 opened some new doors for humanity, as much as it closed them for a while too. It provided unlimited awareness, new ways to stay in touch, and a renewed optimism for the human spirit and the planet.
Look for the upswing in everything and you will surely find it… In light of that, here is an article on the positive things to come out of the pandemic. Glass half empty, half full? It is up to you to create the level