You’ve probably heard the saying about looking at life through rose-tinted lenses… Well, for this next tool, we’re going to modify that just a bit. I would now like to encourage you to look at life through Source-tinted lenses (or STLs if you’re one of those people who like to shorten everything to an acronym).

In the case of this particular phrase, we’re going to use the word Source to include all of the creative energy that is available to us – whether we call it God, Universal Life Force, Chi, The Great Spirit, Allah, Mother Nature… They’re all words for the same thing, so why not save us (ok, me) the trouble of using a long list of potential descriptors, right?

As the great Albert Einstein once said:

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Anyway, the next time you find yourself confronted with an issue, ask yourself how Source would see the situation. You could even go out and get yourself rosey-pink glasses and put those suckers on to make the whole thing feel a bit more realistic.

But seriously, I know this seems a little wacky – and maybe it’s my spring allergies talking here – but if you want to solve a problem, the first thing you have to do is change your perspective. And sometimes, changing your perspective is as easy as shifting the filter a bit… enter your STLs.

Imagine if the Almighty Creator was witnessing this situation you find yourself in… how might She perceive it? If your Divine One is anything like mine, that perspective would be a lot more like love and a lot less like anger/resentment/bitterness/regret/shame/doubt/etc.

Let’s look at an example, shall we? And for the sake of brevity, I’m going to simplify this way down (you can add in any individual flourishes as you see fit)…

The problem: Your partner has decided to leave you – somewhat out of the blue.

You react: With utter indignation and rage! Duh.

You put on your STLs and see the break-up the way Source does: With deep and utterly sincere enthusiasm, because you know you’ve been unhappy for longer than you can remember. And you probably never would have left out of a sense of loyalty or comfort or fear – or all of the above – so it’s actually really a gift and not a curse.

And then almost immediately: you meet the (wo)man of your dreams because you’ve cleared the space for that new relationship.

I know this seems way over-simplified, but the truth is – it can be that easy. You get to choose. Always. In every situation.

Are you with me?

So, bust out those STLs the next time you find yourself mired in muck. And let me know how that goes for you in the comments below, okay?