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  • Writer's pictureGwen Cupples with Source Song

You have a Genie in a bottle

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

Writing to you this month from Colorado Springs, CO where I am welcoming my newest grandchild into the world. My heart is full and overflowing with love for this little one, as well as all my grandchildren. There is so much I want to impart unto them as I excitedly watch the life of each unfold with the adventures they chose to bring in with the plan for this life experience.

The first would be that they are their own Genie. I grew up during a time when “I Dream of Jeannie” was a popular sitcom. Jeannie the Genie was rescued from a bottle by a U.S. astronaut, and had magical powers that she used all the time. Most of the time it would get her and her rescuer into trouble, mostly because she didn’t understand how things worked in the world in which she now lived.

In many ways we come into this world like Jeannie. Although, for us, the Genie in the bottle is partly our own subconscious minds. Imagine with me for a moment that your subconscious is like a Genie bottle. When you rub it, whatever is within it, is what materializes into the matrix of your life.

The first question I would suggest you review within your subconscious is, ”Do I want to be happy or do I not want to be happy?” Most people don’t dare to give themselves the choice, because they think it’s not under their control. Yet if you can keep it just that simple, you will understand that everything about your happiness is under your control.

“Right,” you say?! Know that the immediate consequences of your choices are often confused with the emotions of the moment. Choosing to see whatever the situation is through the lens of “what is it here to teach me?” Then asking self, “How can I choose happiness now?” It is not to say that there are not situations that are out of our conscious control that make the choice of happiness challenging. However, choosing to be happy with what is in front of you helps to make the process of moving through whatever the situation is a little easier to maneuver.

If we can look at it from the long-term point of view, the impact of the decisions in each moment have an effect on your life. I know it’s hard to understand when you’re standing in the center of it, but oftentimes that which seems to lower your quality of life in the short term can be of great help to you as you pursue the goals that are most important in the long term. If you follow what is making you happy, things begin to fall into place. When you accept this, you are more apt to sacrifice a small measure of contentment so that you can enjoy a greater degree of fulfillment in the future.

If you try to envision the consequences of your choices before moving forward with a decision, that which may appeal to you now may not actually be those that will have a lasting, positive impact on your life as a whole, but they make you happy in the moment. It’s just that you have a deep-seated set of preferences that are getting in the way. When you can move past the old programming built up around those preferences, your ability to zero in on the alternatives that will benefit you, as well as outcomes, will improve as you begin to think a little more freely about those decisions before you.

Believe me, life has not always dealt me a life without bumps. There have been challenges and decisions not easily made. It is a process, one that you have to choose again and again. Know that your happiness is what’s most important and it is within your control. It begins from within you. Once I learned to follow my heart and to know I create my own happiness, things changed. I’m not saying that the bumps in the road stopped showing up, but it certainly got easier to move over them. When I look back now, I see that everything worked out, and each bump in the road brought me to where I am today. I love where I am today and the adventurous life I live. I wake up each morning reminding myself that I am the one who chooses happiness in each and every moment. I Am worthy and deserving of happiness and so are you.

The subconscious mind is comprised of two basic categories: the “familiar” and the “foreign.” If, in your early history, happiness was a rare occurrence, these newer, heart-centered experiences become filed in the foreign category. As you begin to allow yourself happiness, any lack of authenticity or resonance is simply your subconscious mind’s way of saying, “You haven’t done this before.” Since you may not have taken the time to truly allow happiness on a regular basis, you are starting your own happiness revolution to change the way your subconscious mind responds to being the center of attention and allowing the Genie out of the bottle.

It really is that simple, “Do you want to be happy?” If the answer is yes, then say it without any qualifying thoughts. Such as, “I’ll be happy when I get a new job,” or “When the person I love, loves me back.” “I’ll be happy when I get a new house, new car, or living in a different city.” Sometimes it feels as though happiness is based on the choices that others make. Let me assure you that isn’t the truth. Faith is what helps you through those moments. Trust that the universe always has your back and if things in the moment don’t seem to be going your way, there is a greater purpose for what’s taking place. For you are loved beyond comprehension, and there is a loving world that surrounds you wishing to fill your life with happiness.

So let’s rub that Genie bottle and get specific. Are you happy with your life as it is? Do you want to be happy from this point forward for the rest of your life, regardless of what’s happening right now? When you make the choices, you are filled with joy about your life experience. Happiness will follow even though it doesn’t look logical at the moment.

Today, I choose happiness. I choose for the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place effortlessly with ease and joy.

Today, I bring the infinite possibilities for happiness into my life, I Am worthy of receiving all that is good and more.

All my love my friend,


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