Contracts are one of the primary ways that we bring our energetic agreements into the world of time and space. Not only are the parties to the agreement involved, but they are affirming their commitment through a written pledge to honor a partnership where both sides benefit. It also includes the parties’ personal energy signatures.
In this final theme of Doorway 7, Contracts, for our purposes, include not only legal contracts but more casual agreements that we make with one another, as well.
You sign contracts for all kinds of things: rental agreements, sales contracts for cell phones service, and contracts for gym memberships, to name a few. You probably haven’t read all of the fine print. It can be time-consuming and overwhelming!
Contracts and agreements are something you probably don’t think too much about unless something unexpected happens and you realize you need to break them, for some unforeseen reason. That’s when you find out exactly what you have signed off on.
For as long as I can remember I get nervous around legal stuff. I remember my first divorce. I went to court without a lawyer trusting my soon-to-be ex-husband and his lawyer. It turns out they lied to me, and trusting Adela, got screwed.
The anxiety also happened during my second divorce when my soon-to-be-ex-husband was trying to ‘convince’ me to take less money in my divorce settlement. I almost caved in, but miraculously held firm.
Later, when I found myself filing for bankruptcy the same jitters filled my body even though my case and paperwork were legitimate. The legal system unsettles me. Perhaps because I don’t trust it completely. I have had less than positive experiences.
It’s ironic that for most of my professional life I worked in law firms. I got to see the inner workings of how deals were made and unconscionable things were put into place ‘representing our clients.’ I got to the point in my life where I didn’t feel okay being a part of that world – even though I made great money and had awesome benefits. I chose to leave it. I’ve never regretted it. My life took on a truer tone.
I recently was on the other side, given the responsibility for writing a contract. It was interesting to research what the laws were and which things could be specified, to be clear about the ground rules.
When it comes to contracts, each party has the right to decide what they are willing to agree to and what doesn’t work for them. If you don’t like something, you can change it. At that point, it’s up to the other party to decide whether they are willing to agree to the change you made.
Contracts are written documents that spell out exact conditions, liabilities and limitations. Agreements, on the other hand, may be made verbally and only address the surface level, which sounds fine until you are under way, and realize there are unexpressed conditions and expectations… maybe on both sides.
There are also unspoken agreements, things that are assumed by one or both parties that seem to have a life of their own. You may unwittingly operate under the terms and conditions of these agreements for decades. And then one day you realize this feels compromising and doesn’t serve you.
Goddess of Now
The Goddess of Now says your agreements, whether contractual or casual, give you access to people and resources that allow you to expand your life in ways that wouldn’t otherwise be available to you. Your contracts and agreements, when approached consciously, can be empowering and support you in having healthier, more productive interactions with others. They help create reliable structure on which you can build.
The Goddess reminds you that you are always creating your reality. And you are always evolving. As you notice you are on new ground within yourself, reviewing and updating your agreements with others, helps keep the energy fresh, alive and of benefit to all. Becoming more skillful with your agreements increases your options to include the energy and resources of others in mutually beneficial ways.
[thrive_custom_box title=”Energy Shift” style=”light” type=”color” color=”#7100e2″ border=”#1e73be”]Before we dive into today’s writing adventure, bring your attention to your breath – the bridge between your body and your being. Notice that you have ready access to your more expanded presence and awareness just by using your breath consciously. In this space and place where anything is possible, find your way to the Cosmic Record Hall and locate your cosmic contract for this lifetime. Notice what’s written. See if there’s anything you’d like to amend. Rescind, Revoke and Renew the ones that support you now. When you’re ready put the cosmic contract back in its place. Feel the certainty of knowing the essence of your agreements on the adventure.[/thrive_custom_box]
Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts
Through the Goddess lens of Clarity and Fair Play, consider your relationship to contracts and agreements, in whatever way that is part of your life. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.
Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.
I honor my agreements . . .
My agreements with . . .
Contracts serve to . . .
Write for 2 minutes or more.