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Being, doing, having!
Brett Kinsey 9/7/2010
Be, DO, Have! Chapter one: Doing Life How many times have you found yourself in the frustrating situation of knowing you are cheating yourself out of all that life has to offer? All of your dreams, hopes, and intentions are put on hold as a result of the need for comfort and security! We fear so many things, and as a result of this fear we allow mediocrity to define who we are. I lived this craziness for decades, and I – along with countless others – have experienced the sadness and depression that accompanies this state. It is a dull and painful ache, always present in some strange and subtle way. Though we attempt to mask it in various ways, it never goes away! The only way to change this feeling is to take the risks necessary to ensure we begin to live true to our own inner purpose. If we become aware and if we are prepared to take the actions we know we must, we will manifest a fulfilling and purpose-filled life for ourselves and for our families. In an attempt to inspire humanity, this book is a collection of the thoughts, values, experiences, techniques, and possibilities I discovered on my journey through life. These principles have assisted me in recreating my life many times over. I have also witnessed many other people’s lives become transformed as a result of applying similar principles. So buckle up, take a deep breath and read on. If you implement the principles I am about to share, I know that your life will become filled with purpose, success, joy, peace, and ease of mind. Things will begin to happen for you that you never expected – or even thought possible. In an attempt to rediscover myself, I have come to realize that losing myself completely and then finding myself again is a cycle of continual repetition. It seems that just as I rediscover who I am, an entirely new cycle seems to be born, and out of this process emerges someone different, something new, a part of me that’s been dormant but yet totally alive emerges. Sometimes this is a magical part of who I am, and at other times it is not. But regardless of the nature of me that is produced from one moment to the next, I am learning to embrace these shifts and to accept myself regardless. I am learning a little better every day to enjoy the process of life no matter how it rolls out.
It seems that life as a physical being is a gift we will never understand completely, no matter what we learn, experience, or encounter. Certain elements about life will always remain a mystery to most of us. We all have personal views about what we believe the purpose of life to be. Some of us are religious and hold beliefs in historic scriptures, laws and rules; while others believe we are already saved or enlightened and that physical life is simply a blessing given us to experience physical being. Then there are those that believe everything is connected and that all things on Earth and in the Universe are one, and that the collective energy of all things vibrating together simultaneously at a certain frequency will bring about the changes required to save the planet and all who inhabit it. They believe Earth will be converted to a celestial planet once humanity reaches a critical mass in terms of likeminded thinking, and that the realization of this oneness will bring about eternal peace, joy and love for the planet. Various others have no rigid belief system about anything, and their view is that you live, you breathe, you die; and what comes after this life is a mystery too confusing to even begin to understand! Regardless of what your belief system is, I am not – nor will I ever – make suggestions about what a person should believe. I am completely and totally neutral when it comes to this and say that if it works for you and makes your life more meaningful, then go for it! Our Earth requires every bit of light and goodness to be instilled in humanity in order that it might be able to save itself from the onslaught of human madness which is currently being placed on it by all of us! What this book is about is helping people to decide for themselves completely whether or not their belief system is providing the best opportunity for growth and peace in their lives. I would also like to emphasize at this point that belief systems and religious beliefs are two completely different things, though they might influence each other a great deal. If I wrote down the variety of different belief systems currently online in each individual human mind, I would possibly still be writing these down in the life to come. Each of us has a unique belief system based on a vast array of data we have accumulated or been programmed with during our journey through life. These individual belief systems, which differ from one person to the next, are all based on one human tendency that is incredibly limiting for us
all: control systems! Everybody is trying to control everybody else. How about that for a huge statement! Control is some crackpot human thing we all feel the need to indulge in, whether it is self-control, control of others, control as a result of religious beliefs, control of our finances, control of our sexuality, control of our staff, control of our life-partner, control of our children – control, control, control! It ruins more lives on Earth than any other thing! The entire culture of our world revolves around control. The reason most of us are so obsessed with control is that at some point in our lives, someone tried to control us so totally that we developed a haterelationship toward control, yet at the very same time we realized how powerful it was, so part of us also started to love it! Herein begins the dilemma, because as much as we develop a hate for control, we begin to believe that the only way to resist being controlled by various circumstances and people is to be the one doing the controlling. You might say, “I’m not the controlling type!” but some part of you is. Some part of you wants to be in control, while another part wants to be controlled, and finally an even deeper part of you wants to surrender completely to all form of control! You might be prepared to follow another’s views, teachings, and rules for a while, but there will come a time that you revolt against this. There always is! The reason being that we are all individuals, alive and breathing, wise beyond our years, and each of us is on a unique life mission! So to follow another’s view inevitably brings the spiritual part of us to a point of irritation, and so urgency begins to develop within us – an urgency to fulfill our own life purpose. Regardless of how simple or profound this might be, our soul knows what this is, and it hungers for this resting place, this heaven on Earth, this place of peace. Every time we become involved in or focused on that which brings us closer to this place, our soul hungers a little more to attain this state! The absolute purpose of all our lives is to find this glorious place of rest and peace. Everything else is secondary! You might feel you are already on this path, and this is fantastic! If you are, you will know it completely, as there will exist inside you a peace toward all the circumstances of your life that is unmistakable. I’m not saying that the circumstances of your life will be any less challenging. What I am saying is that, regardless of circumstance, your entire being will be far more prepared to deal with, find solutions for, and take action on all of your life challenges.
For those who do not feel they have ever experienced this, I say you have; we all have. Every one of us has had the experience of finding that special place, that place of complete fulfillment, where you feel the power to manage all that life sends your way. The challenge is that we become blinkered to what produces these feeling within us. A realization needs to occur every time these experiences and feeling come about for us. We must begin to realize what it is that brings us complete peace and joy – those spaces of thoughtlessness where what we are doing is so completely natural and enjoyable that we find ourselves able to act precisely with literally no requirement to think, where our actions are almost instinctual. If we continue to experience these things and don’t realize that these experiences are where we should be living a great deal of our life, our minds become frustrated and we fall back in to what is normal: life as we know it, living governed by the programmed response we have developed towards life, and therefore we again allow something – some situation or some person – to control us. I refer to this as the “do-have-be” attitude. The do-have-be theory revolves around us thinking that we must first do something in order that we can have something, and that once the reward comes as a result of the doing, we can just be, enjoying all we have achieved and accumulated as a result, and that this state – having reached our material and mental goals – will bring us extended joy, ease, and peace of mind. But this never seems to be what happens for us. The do-have-be program is totally flawed as it always sets us up for disappointment, especially because the things we are chasing after are, nine time out of ten, related to having things – or more specifically, having money. The world believes that if you have money, you have freedom. Make no mistake, having money certainly makes living a lot easier physically, but it has nothing to do with allowing us to live with spiritual freedom. One of the biggest reasons for the global human-depression phenomenon is the fact that most human are always looking to the future for their happiness. No matter how much wealth or achievement a person has amassed, there always seems to be “online” inside them a requirement for more in the future. What they have now is never good enough, and their mind convinces them that more is required for them to be fulfilled in life. This way of thinking and living will always bring disappointment, because in living this way a person is never able to find joyfulness in the current moment.
Being all we can be and achieving our highest purpose while still on this Earth has everything to do with finding our special place, our ocean of bliss, and being able to experience, as regularly as possible, the many different things in our lives that make our hearts sing and bring us fulfillment, peace and joy. Once you discover this place, you will realize that true peace and joy have very little to do with your bank balance and everything to do with you state of mind. In fact, many people who have totally found themselves and who live absolutely with joy, ease and peace of mind mostly found themselves in a space of complete and utter financial ruin or emotional emptiness. Rather a disturbing thought, but true! We must realize that the do-have-be program is a trap to us all. This program needs to shift to a more useful and productive formula, one that sets us up for achieving all we are meant to be in this life. But what is this? How do we go about becoming all we are meant to be? This is a question I have asked myself a gazillion times. I have followed religious paths, read numerous books on enlightenment, participated and served as a facilitator on a multitude of transformational workshops, been involved in a variety of charity drives, remained focused on my family, achieved financial independence, etc., etc. Though all of these things have brought me closer to this joyful and blissful living, they never provided me with all the ingredients I required for feeling completeness in my life. I have spent most of my life vigorously searching out my life’s purpose. Since a very young age, I have had a feeling of incompleteness. This may be as a result of a confusing childhood and the fact that I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of five and told that I needed drugs if I was to function effectively in society, had alcoholic parents, experienced a war in my country that saw me grow up with little support from a father figure, struggled with the education system and battled my way through school, had a big brother who bullied me, faced challenges with drug addiction and financial ruin at certain stages of my life, saw the divorce of my parents, etc., etc., etc. I ran this program in my head every time life got challenging. I occasionally still turn this story on when life gets really tough or when I need a story to tell myself to feel comfortable that my life is not working because of all the things in my past. But every day, I realize a little more that all these things I tell myself are simply a story. My story! We all have a story. What is your story? When things get tough and you are faced with all your demons, all the things you know of that deflect you from achieving your life purpose – that ocean of
bliss, that special place where you are able to be all you know you were mean to be, whatever that might be – what’s the story you play? You will have a story; we all do! Our past is a vital part of who we are now, and it is not easy to drop. We cling to it. In our heads, it defines for us who we are; to us, the story in our head is who we are! To us, the program we play (especially in tough and challenging times) is who we think we are! The craziness is that most of the time this voice in our head is talking complete garbage! Its chatter is always based on what we have heard about ourselves from others. Very seldom will you hear a young child replaying a negative story about themselves. This only begins to happen later on in adolescence, once reason begins to develop in their young minds. This reason develops as a result of the programs society plants in their heads. Parents, the media, and teachers are the most common programmers and have the greatest ability to influence how a child will think and behave in later years. Dr. Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, two of my favorite writers on quantum physics, share this conceptual desire. They would like to create an environment for orphan children, those who have been abandoned or who are not wanted by their parents from birth, and then raise these children in an environment where they learn nothing about doubt, will always be shown the power of positive intention, and are never exposed to the concept that something is not possible. An example of one of their lessons might go something along these lines: Children, today’s lesson is about putting out a fire. See, over there is a wood fire. You sit over here. Now, using your mind, put the fire out. This might be a 300 day lesson or a one hour lesson, but the same lesson will happen every day until the fire is out. How awesome to be raised in an environment where you are never exposed to the concept of doubt, where your every thought and action is focused on bringing about a positive and complete result, where nothing is ever presented as being impossible, and where you are always taught how powerful the mind is, rather than how powerful it is not! The single biggest secret to achieving a more fulfilling life is to banish doubt about our capabilities and what we have come to believe is not possible, and to realize that each of us is powerful beyond all we could imagine. We can all have peace, fulfillment, joy, money, love, creativity, a life of purpose and completeness. All we have to do is learn to remove the doubt about what we believe we deserve, and learn to live with a knowing that just as much as
anyone else alive, we have a birth-right to live with ease, joy and peace of mind. Why else would we be living? To fulfill a purpose of pain and misery? I don’t think so! It makes no sense to me why a universal power or God would want it to be this way. So what is the first step toward living without doubt? You need to absolutely give up the meaningless human requirement of always being in control. This might sound absurd. “Give up control of my life? What an insane concept!” you might think. The human mind immediately rejects this, and within most people the mind will instantly shut down to the absurdity of this statement being plausible. You may well be experiencing this thought process right now, which is perfect, because it is proof that being in control is a conditioned human response. The human mind is so deeply programmed with the concept that control is everything that, in giving it up, you feel you are giving up the opportunity to live a fulfilling life. Your mind has become so totally convinced that control brings success and fulfillment that the thought of giving it up is terrifying and viewed as complete insanity. I assure you that the human mind is incorrectly programmed, and that the program needs updating. It’s kind of like a computer program with bugs that are causing it to function ineffectively. When there is a bug in the system, a computer programmer is required to come in and sort it out. If this is not done, the whole system may become ineffective, slow, and quite often rendered absolutely useless. Some computer bugs are very easy to fix and take a matter of hours to rectify, while other are very stubborn and hide deep within the code. These may require weeks or even months to resolve. The flaw in the human mind which tells us that control is everything is comparable to the computer bug that takes considerable effort and focus to remove. I still have a few control issues and system bugs, but I am committed to the process of rectifying my mental program, having totally surrendered to the fact that changing certain mental programs takes diligence, especially when dealing with the deep-seated ones. Being patient, persistent, and thankful for small shifts in behavior brings about magnificent and magical results. Changing old programs requires that we rearrange how we think, talk to ourselves, visualize, and act. Some suggested actions we can take toward changing these programs are hypnosis, meditation, prayer, transformation workshops, powerful books, positive affirmation, positive action, clearing
past-life and current-life negative experiences, recconnective healing, angel workshops, color therapy, kinesiology, and many more. Just search the net using anyone of the above suggestions as a key-word and a whole bunch of information will be at your disposal. We also need to realize and accept that, within every one of us, lives an eternal, powerful, mature, absolutely perfect soul that is certain of its potential, sure of its purpose, and clear on how to actualize all that is required for a joyful existence. Your soul is in constant communication with your brain and the universal frequencies that provide guidance, inspiration, and motivation for your life. It knows your every desire and makes various opportunities available in every moment, which, if acted upon, would bring you joy. The challenge is that often we can’t hear it. Why? Simply put, there’s just too much noise in our heads! It is impossible for us to hear or to take advantage of the opportunities set right before us until our minds become quiet enough for this information to be realized, and then acted upon. The reassuring thing about all the information shared is that there is hope for us all, every one of us. If we so choose, we can achieve the required state of being that will enable this information to be realized and to manifest for us. It simply takes the implementation of new behavior patterns in our lives. Once these new behaviors are learned and practiced, our lives begin to transform. We begin to experience joy, ease, and peace of mind. As this book unfolds, many of these techniques and practices will be shared. If you choose to give them a try, things will shift positively for your life; this is a promise! But for right now, the most powerful way of changing old control systems and belief systems is to begin to think and act for yourself, begin to give up the incessant requirement to be in constant control of the many fluctuating elements of your life. You are not in control; a power far greater than you is. Surrender to the fact that you are who you are right now, and who you are is who you are. It’s that simple. You will get what you get, experience what you experience, believe what you believe, and do what you do. Life will continue to deliver to you exactly what you expect it to, as documented in various religious scriptures, ancient literature, and modernage writings. Writers both ancient and modern have regularly made referenced to the statement, “as you think, so shall you be!” In order to make the best use of this statement, we must start to think effectively, clearly, and positively. Begin living today with less doubt. Stop focusing on those things you think
you can’t do, and start living now, in the present moment, operating from the strong base of the things you do know about yourself and life. If you continue to operate from your false beliefs about yourself and life, you will continually be disappointed. The voice in your head is not your true belief system! It’s only a bunch of nonsense that’s been planted there by various sources, most of them outside yourself! Make it your mission from today to live your life. Experience all those things that you want to experience, do what you want to do, get involved in the things you know make your heart sing, regardless of what others might advise, say or suggest. This is your life, this is your experience, and this is your ocean! Go with the flow of the tiny streams and large rivers in your life, allow them to carry you closer to that ocean of bliss you constantly seek. Fighting the current and trying to swim upstream, as cool of an idea as it might seem at the time, is complete madness! You can only fight the current for so long until eventually it will exhaust you and force surrender. These rivers in our lives never go away, as the harder we fight them the stronger they seem to flow; so give up the fight today, claim back your power, allow the flow of life to take you on a magical journey toward your rightful place of peacefulness and restfulness in your ocean of bliss, whose waters will immerse you in satisfaction, completeness, peace, joy and satisfaction. Deep down at your very center, right in your core, there are feelings. These feeling are always there, and they are continually sending you messages. Stop shutting them off. Begin to become aware of them, search into them, feel them, and then do – take action based on the feelings – and observe the effect! See where your feelings take you. The trip might not always be that cool, but in doing, and feeling the experience, and then in evaluating it, we create for our lives a real experience that brings true understanding and clear knowing instead of living according to some bullshit story we have been fed from a source outside of ourselves about how something is or should be. Only in knowing do we gain true understanding! So live in the present, feel your feelings, do what you know you must do, accept the results, make an evaluations of the outcomes produced, love yourself for taking action, and go for it again, and again, and again, eventually the resting place of the ocean will come. Just because I am writing this book does not mean I am there yet, but I am in the flow, and I have experienced numerous vast and quiet spaces of water along the way. I call these spaces of rest the lakes of my life. These
experiences have been amazing, rewarding, happy, and extremely enticing; but eventually a feeling deep down in my belly tells me it is time to move on, and no matter how persistent my mind is in telling me to remain in the comfort of the lake, I know deep in my heart that I must move and get back into the river’s flow, because by staying in the lake I am dammed there for life. And so the current takes me again. I let it, knowing there is more, knowing a greater body of water awaits – one that is more complete and still for me, an ocean of eternal bliss. Of this I am sure! Take a moment now and think about all the things you believe you can’t do. I’m sure a list will develop quite fast. It might read something like this: I can’t swim well; read well; write well; develop fulfilling, loving relationships; get along with my family; get ahead at work; establish financial security; lose weight; eat healthy, etc. Now ask yourself to compile a list of what you can do. This list should be considerably longer than the last. I know I can walk, I know I can run, talk, eat, breathe, see, think, drive my car, ride a bike, go to sleep, watch the TV, write an e-mail, surf the net, eat my supper, etc. The crazy thing about belief vs. knowing is that those things which you have a belief in will almost always let you down because they come from a place outside of you. They are not your beliefs; they have been planted there by someone or something else, and you have accepted these as truth; but they are not! They have been planted there as a result of something you heard, saw or felt. Until you do a thing and have gained the experience of that doing, you are not qualified to understand it, simple as that! On the other hand, those things you know about yourself and your life will almost never let you down! The reason for this is that this knowledge has developed in you as a result of experience – from things you have done and things you know about – and they are yours; no one can take them away. They are engrained on your soul like a spiritual tattoo, branded there for eternity. Live by these things and you will never falter. So what’s the difference between the two? Knowing comes as a result of experience through participation, experience, completion, and evaluation. While beliefs are base on programs in your mind, total illusion, thoughts and visions placed there by forces completely outside of you. A good example of a negative belief would be, I really don’t think X, Y, or Z is for me; for example, I once watched a show on TV about snow skiing and I just knew that I would hate it! We develop belief system based upon the point of view of others, our friends, family, the media, TV, etc.
A positive belief would go something along these lines: a friend might say to you, “I went for supper last night at the King Edward on Church Street. I had the most amazing supper, and the entertainment was outstanding. It was the best night out I have had in years.” Excellent feedback from your friend; it gives a brilliant mental image about the evening, but you still have no idea of exactly what her experience felt like. Your belief system might tell you that the King Edward is a great place for supper, but until you go try it for yourself, it remains a belief, an illusion in your mind, a picture of how it could possibly be. As a result of this illusion in your mind being a good one, chances are good that going to the King Edward for supper is definitely an option and quite possibly something you’ll try. If, however, your friend had been served one of the very few bad meals this restaurant puts out in any giving month and had shared this experience instead, chances are that in the future, any reference made to the King Edward would be associated with negative feelings in your mind. In doing this, your mind has shut off any future possibility of ever experiencing the normally brilliant food and entertainment this establishment delivers. A very simple example, but powerful in illustrating how the mind constantly limits us form experiencing all that life has on offer. We allow the views of others to determine how we live our lives. How crazy is this? It’s absolute madness! Converting belief to absolute knowing requires experimentation, continual effort, and doing rather than thinking. Once you have done something, experienced the result, and evaluated how this felt, only then can you fully understand it. Making decisions based on feedback received from sources outside of yourself is incredibly limiting to you and to your potential to experience a life full of adventure, realness, and excitement! Belief is not real! It is never supported by anything factual, and it is the single biggest hiding place for the human race. One the other hand, once you have experienced a thing, received the appropriate feedback that doing provides, felt how it feels, and made a decision based upon all the facts, your mind now has no argument or false perception; the view it has of any given situation has now become a reality. In doing, you create a knowing about all things. No feedback on earth can be as convincing! So to close this chapter, I ask this question: Why is it so easy to spot a control freak? Because you are one! We are all one in some way or the other, controlling ourselves, things, events, or people! How on earth is the world supposed to operate effectively if everybody spends their lives trying to
control things? This is not living! Control is not living, because the more determined we become to control things, the unhappier we become. Why is this you might ask? It’s because nothing can be controlled. As much in control as you think you are, you’re not! A brilliant quote I heard on one of Wayne Dyers CD’s that relates to this topic is, “If you want to make God laugh, show her your plans!” Give up the incessant human need to control and see how life’s flow takes you on a magical journey of discovery, accomplishment, peace, and joy. Try it, if you so choose, and experience for yourself what living and doing feels like, and what it can bring. My experience thus far has been that giving up control and going with the flow of my life always brings me sanity; peacefulness develops, and I feel that my life gets back on purpose. But this is my experience. You have to try it for yourself!
What if? vs. what is! If I got a penny for every time I asked myself, what if? I would be a millionaire by now! And if I had a penny for the number of times I have had the following thoughts: If only I ____; Why does this always happen to me? Why does that always happen for them? Why am I not good enough? I don’t have enough; Just my luck; I don’t trust ___; and all the other negative thoughts I’ve had, hell, I would be a gazillionaire!!!!!! Between ages eight to ten we begin to develop opinions about ourselves and life as a whole. We begin to model who we think we are, depending upon the environment we inhabit and the types of things we are exposed to daily. At this age, a shift begins to happen as we forego a simple way of being and begin to think, analyze, and weigh ourselves up against the picture the world has hung of how perfect should look. And based upon this image, a voice in our head begins to chatter; it tells us we are not good enough, that others are not good enough, that life is hard, and that you never get exactly what you want, and so on. The rate at which it is capable of providing negative feedback is remarkable, and it has a processing power more efficient than the most powerful computer invented. The sad part is that as we begin to accept this garbage as truth, a space is created in our mind for this voice to grow, and the more we listen to it, the more it scatters seeds in our mind – until it becomes dominant within our being. It gains control of us, and once this has happened, we are doomed to
its mercy. It becomes the command center to our every action and the judge of our every outcome. Most will be familiar with the term ‘Ego.’ If not, let me introduce you. That voice in your head right now, the one that provides constant feedback about every word you are reading, every thought and feeling you have, this is your Ego, and it is your boss right now. This voice in your head controls you, makes the majority of your decisions, and is the dominant force in the direction your life is headed right now. Why does it provide this persistent feedback about everything? Because it needs to be in control of you and everything you do. In order for it to exist and have life within you, it must control you! The power it gets from being in control of you and your outcomes is its food, and so long as you listen to it and subliminally follow what it commands, you give it permission to live in you! As you listen and follow the guidance of this voice, you are left absolutely disabled to find your true place in life and to discover the destiny you are on this Earth to fulfill: being able to live with ease, joy, and peace of mind. The more you follow the fabrications contrived by your Ego, the more you allow it to dominate and control your entire existence. You let it do this reactively, without thinking, and in so doing open the door consistently, welcoming this old friend home to discuss and analyze faults and fixes for yourself and others. This is your oldest friend. Say hello to it now – go on, say it: “Hello, Ego!” The Ego Clear Now, I want you to follow the following instruction: I want you to let your Ego know that you have made the realization between yourself and it. Let it know that you are aware of it now, and that from this day onward, as hard as you know it will be, you are on a mission to find out who you truly are. Tell it you have decided to allow your deeper self – the real you: the part of you that knows your true purpose and is absolutely clear on what will bring you joy and fulfillment – to take back its true place in your life. Let it know that you know it will not be easy to surrender to its power. Tell it that your intention is to start living more from your true essence, and that in this instant you open up all the necessary frequencies, mechanisms, portals, energy forces, and pathways for light that are available to you, in you, and around you, enabling you to be better prepared to receive this light, information and knowledge from your inner self – your higher spiritual self, that part of you which cannot
be seen but which you know is there, and which you know is powerful beyond anything you know or have the ability to comprehend. Tell it that, as much as possible, you will start to live your life by feeling your feelings more fully, experiencing your desires, doing what needs doing, and enjoying the successes that will come as a result of this. Tell it you know that in life there is suffering and joy and that you intend to discover this joy, even if it means enduring suffering to manifest it. Let it know that you know it is not real. Let it know that you know it will not give up trying to control you. Tell it you surrender to it. Tell it you now know there is more to you, and that no matter what it has planned to sabotage your intention to take back the direction of your life, and no matter how many times it gains control over you in the future, you are more sure now than ever that eventually, and at some point in your existence, your life purpose will be manifest completely, and that your ocean of bliss, freedom from worries, judgments, pain, and uncertainty, is waiting ready to receive you and provide all that is rightfully yours. Now tell your Ego that you are thankful for all its advice over the years, but you have now reached a point that you no longer want to believe what it tells you about you. Tell it that you are perfect and complete just the way you are, right now. Nothing more needs to shift for you in order that you can be free of it. Tell it that no matter what its view is, your life right now is a perfect picture of what it has fed you about you. Tell it that you are at peace with this fact, and you realize that how things are now can and will change. Tell it that you know it is not real and that you feel more free of it now than ever before. Tell it that you know things are shifting for you, and that the river of life is taking you on a journey to your rightful destination of rest and peace from its relentless banter. Once you have done this, accept that the voice of your Ego might become even more incessant during the coming months or possibly years. Surrender to this right now, and realize that you cannot control it, and in allowing it to just be within you, realizing as often as possible that this voice is not you. In doing this, the true and real you will emerge and your human potential will begin to blossom more fully. The reason for this is that forces beyond what you or I could ever begin to understand are coming online for you now, these mighty powers contained within you and in the universe rejoice right now as you accept the human Ego for what it is and surrender to its power, knowing you have set a firm, positive intention to become aware of when your Ego is in control and when your deeper self has taken over.
As you flit in and out of these very different states, start to take notice of how this feels, and acknowledge when you have realized what mode you are operating out of: Ego-mode or Soul-mode. Rejoice in this realization. Your ability to identify and acknowledge this is a powerful new form of awareness developing for you, and it is the greatest step toward attaining joy, peace and ease of mind. Every time you are able to make the distinction between Soul-mode and Egomode, light, information, frequency and knowledge instantly flood every aspect of your being, assisting you in taking back a little more power from the human Ego. As you continue to do this day in and day out, mighty, magnificent, and purposeful things will start to happen for you. This is a guarantee! Tell your Ego you know there are countless negative programs that have been injected into your mind by it and that these programs are not real. Tell it that you know life is an absolute illusion, and that your current life situation is as a result of listening to its negative banter. Tell it that all the pain, misery, depression, self-doubt, self-hate, hate towards others, the incompletion in your life, negative experiences, sadness, exhaustion, boredom, sickness, ruined relationships, failed relationships, emptiness you feel, and illness are all because of it. Now here comes the hard part! Tell it that you are thankful for all this suffering; tell it that it has helped you reach the point you are at now; tell it that the positive changes on the way for you are because of it; tell it thank you for showing and telling you all these things, because now you realize exactly what you are not. Tell it you are ready, determined, and completely prepared to receive all the power, light and energy offered by the universe, knowing that a complete transformation will take place in your life. Tell it that regardless of how much pain and no matter how it manages to take you off track, it is your intention to reach your ocean of bliss. You are convinced that this place exists for you and that you will find it in perfect timing – exactly when you are ready to receive it. Now that I have raised your awareness to this whole other persona within in you – this living, active energy force, alive right now inside you and located, more specifically, in your head – I ask that you accept right now that this is true and that you, as confidently as possible, state the following out loud (if situation allows; alternatively, speak it in your head), and then write it down, keep it with you, and look at it often.
I realize my Ego is not real, and I acknowledge that I am controlled by it right now. It is my intention today to take my power back from it and, as hard as this might be, I pledge to myself right now that I will fulfill my intention to live my life filled with joy, peace and ease of mind. I will attain my true purpose for living. (Might want to break the above paragraphs on the EGO into a dialogue script, will be easier for readers to use, and also want to record a guided meditation to address this script.) As this shift towards living in harmony with the Ego slowly begins to occur, it normally goes along these lines. Monday, I am one with the universe and one with my deeper self, and aware of my Ego; Tuesday, I am really trying to be one with the universe and aware of my Ego; Wednesday, I tell everyone that I am one with the universe, but I don’t really believe myself and start listening to the Ego; and on Friday, I am one with the drama of my Ego and its universe! This inconsistency of feeling in control of your Ego and at one with yourself and the universe is totally normal and to be expected as you venture on this challenging journey of discovering your true purpose and universal right to living with joy, peace and ease. From this point onward, begin to take one step at a time, realize that small victories are the essence of life, and rejoice in them. The rest of this book is about the how, what, when, where and why we must shift the way we view our world. You are the master of your universe! The current landscape of your life, all the current events, circumstances, and outcomes, are a result of you allowing them to be this way. Where you are right now is perfect, absolutely perfect. It is what it is; you have created it this way, by allowing your Ego to control you. Going forward will be all about surrender and change for you, if you allow it! In allowing your deeper self to begin playing a more conscious role in your life, the picture will change, your environment will improve, color will return, and everything you intend for yourself will become reality. This is one promise I can make. If you decide that you want joy for your life, then remove doubt about your ability to manifest this vision, learn to be at one with all the circumstances of your life, and accept what is, knowing all the while that you are on the correct path. Nothing in this universe can stop you from attainment of your intentions – nothing! Except yourself, and your Ego!
What is surrender? I have mentioned the concept of surrender a number of times already but fully understanding it requires some explanation. Surrender is one of the most difficult things to achieve in life, but it is the most powerful act we humans can perform in achieving peace in the physical realm of existence. The concept of surrender is often viewed in a very negative way by most. The world has become so programmed to the fact that surrender is negative that even the thought of it feels disempowering to the human mind. This is the number-one shift that must take place in all of us in order that we might manifest joy, peace and ease of mind. You might say, “If I surrender, is it not the same as giving up? I am not a quitter! I always fight to bring about positive results in my life.” I say no, surrender and giving up are on two completely opposite ends of the scale. Eckhart Tolle, in his book the Power of Now, gives a fantastic example of surrender and what it means to surrender to a life situation. Imagine your car is stuck in the mud. You try to get it out, but the harder you try the deeper your car cuts its way into the mud. Eventually you reach the point of realization that you are not going anywhere and that the car is completely stuck. At this point, you must surrender yourself to the fact that the car is stuck! You also have to realize that the method you have been using to try to get it out is not working. Once this has taken place, you find yourself in a very powerful position to begin looking for an alternate method of getting unstuck. You are not at this point going to decide, Oh well, my car is stuck in the mud. There is nothing I can do about it. I give up. I think I will walk for the rest of my life. This is not how you would think. Once you realize that the current method you have been using is not going to get you out, you will find another way. You always will! The same principal applies to our life situations. When you feel stuck in your life situation and feel like there is no solution to the current reality, this is when you are in the most powerful position to look for alternatives. This is often happens when you have reached a point of either deep or mild depression, anger, or disappointment. The level of depression will always be dependent upon the severity or significance of the impact on your life situation. This pain and disappointment is, in most cases, the turning point that is required to assist you in realizing that a different approach is required to find a solution. At this point, you can decide you just don’t have the strength for this recovery in
behavior, and you can accept the fact that this life situation and all of the circumstances it has brought about for you is how you accept your life to be now. You can give up and accept that this current struggle is insurmountable, and that this is how you life will continue. You might find yourself stuck in a situation that is making you desperately unhappy, but you are too confused regarding how to change it so you simply brush it under the rug; however, in so doing your opportunity to surrender is gone. To surrender requires a very high level of presence on your behalf; it requires absolute honesty, and it requires that you find the courage to face up to all that is currently limiting your opportunity for freedom and peace. You must realize that the circumstances of your life are how they are as a result of your thinking thus far in your life. Once you have done this, you surrender to the is-ness of this moment and realize that everything you think about – all the bad thoughts you have about yourself and all the many challenges that are in a more powerful position are in your life right now – might well be the result of the poor decisions you have made or the poor and negative programs you run in your mind. You need to stop beating yourself up over these difficult life situations and realize that all the things in your past are no longer applicable to this current moment. You also need to realize that as much as you think you are at fault for these situations, in reality you had very little choice in the matter – a power far greater did. The way your life has rolled out to this point is perfect and, as I have said a number of times, “You are where you are as a result of life!” The things you have done up until this point in your life, and the results they have produced, might feel like your choices, but they are not. Where you are now is exactly where the universal power needed you to be in order that you might surrender and place yourself in a position of readiness to shift gears and take the necessary actions toward change. These perceived negative circumstance and past accumulations of your life’s events are not there to define who you are; they are there to show you who you are not. They are in your life as a result of you living unconsciously for such a long time that you ended up defining yourself based upon all the past blunders or successes in your life. You are not an accumulation of all of your past life events, be they good or bad, but rather a product of the present moment. You exist right now, in this moment, as perfect and powerful as any other person, regardless of your current life situation, health condition, disability, etc.
Living life in the present moment and completely surrendering every moment to the past places you in a powerful position to realize that all the things you think are wrong with you, all the things you think are keeping you stuck in the mud, are all perceptions your Ego is feeding you to keep you stuck and feeling helpless and useless. The past, as I have mentioned so many times, is not real! But the Ego uses it to manipulate you into thinking that life is hopeless and that you are useless! The Ego is always wrong in this respect! I have worked with many people over the years to assist them in making the realization that there is nothing on this planet that can keep you stuck other than your own mind. Mighty miracles take place every moment for people all over the universe, so why, I ask, should they not be possible for you? No challenge on this Earth is insurmountable unless you allow it to be this way. You are a shining beam of light! Connected completely and totally to a universal energy force that, in turn, connects you to all living things! This connectivity is your communication channel to every living thing, both physical and supernatural. This universal power living within you connects you to all things and is the eternal and divine part of you that has access to all the information, light and knowledge you require to bring about any miracle you desire for your life! This is the part of you that lives eternally. It never dies, and it has all the secrets to God’s plan for you. So where does this powerful God in you come from? Where does it live? How is it an integral part of you and yet so difficult to completely connect with, trust, follow, or be with? It’s because we live so attached to the events of the past and focus so much on the possibilities of the future that we forget to be present and to realize that our power is right now, in this moment. It is impossible to become fully connected to the God in you while you are unconsciously living out one life drama after another. Nothingness is the space from which all things emerge. A baby’s heart starts to beat in a mother’s womb eight weeks after conception. How does this happen? From where does this heart beat begin? How does the baby grow inside the mother? It is completely and absolutely magical that something so complex can manifest out of nothing, needing only a seed, an egg, and a womb! This nothingness or emptiness that surrounds each and every thing we see is vast and endless. All you have to do is look up to the sky on a clear night and you will see just how vast and endless this nothingness, this emptiness, this
space occupies in the universe! The universal space that surrounds all things it is the basis for life, and all things are born out of this space. The concept of God has been so terribly misunderstood throughout the ages. For me, God has always been this superior being who I am afraid of, and who, if disobeyed, will destroy me and punish me with an eternal pain so horrific that it has been compared to eternal burning. The pain of eternal burning would be my reward for living a life that is not approved by the allpowerful ruler of the universe. From out of this fear is born most of the worlds troubles: the hatred, the pain, nations fighting against nations, prejudice, the troubles in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Hitler and the Jews, Napoleon, Attila the Hun, etc., etc. All of these terrible and painful experiences, which we have all learned about and which many have been accepted as the truth about God, are the only things I find difficult to accept in many of the religions of the world. I absolutely cannot accept at any level that God wants for me to experience pain, whether it is while I am alive or after the death of my body. For me, God is a kind, loving, caring, and generous soul who wants nothing more than to bless the lives of those who live according to the basic laws of the universe and abide by those laws. I completely support and believe that God wants to bless us for our goodness, but many accounts in the scriptures of all religions often focus on the pain, wars, droughts, and collapse of complete generations of people on the wrath, or desire of God. This I find hard to accept as I know this is not the nature of God. Nothing that is a part of God would hurt any other living thing. We do it to ourselves and to our planet. We live here – we have the extraordinary gift of life here – and God wants nothing more than for us to attain peace, joy, and happiness while still alive and breathing. Again, I would like to mention that I have no prejudice against any religion, sect, or spiritual preference. What I am sharing now is simply my view, based on my experience while living as a dedicated Christian for a great number of years. Bearing the above in mind, I ask why would a God who created this amazing universe want for the offspring of its energy, light and power to live continually in the grips of pain, guilt, and fear in order that they might one day die, and only in death be able to live with ease, peace and joy? I believe that God only wants for her children to be joy-filled and peaceful every moment of every day! This perception that God is scary and brutal is changing. People are beginning to realize that this ruthless, judgmental God
makes very little sense and that God is not so much a physical being but rather being itself! People are also beginning to realize, quite rapidly, that living a life based on rigid rules designed to bring about fear, guilt and disappointment is completely flawed. The world is rapidly beginning to realize that there is only one place to find complete eternal bliss, where one can be in a place of openness to communicate and connect with God, and that this place can only be discovered and nurtured within the simplicity of this present moment. Living the power of the present moment and being able to see that its vastness and space is all there is enables you to see the past is gone. It is nothing; it has no power over you until you allow it to take control or allow it to show you how stupid you are, how useless you are, how weak you are, how much of a sinner you are, or how little you do for you fellow man. This is a mad way to live your life. You have to surrender every moment that your live to that moment, and in doing this you free yourself from the past and the future and open up a space to introduce intense present-moment awareness in to your life. Intense present-moment awareness relates to now. In the example from earlier, of the car stuck in the mud, this awareness relates to the fact that you are stuck in the mud and currently your method of getting out is not working. It is about being prepared to admit that your current life situation is the way it is because of you and the programs playing out in your mind. Once you are able to accept this reality and then ask the big question – what do I have to do now to get myself out the mud? – you reach a juncture in your life where you will be forced to either accept the now as it is and start realizing what is required of us to do to get out the shit, or you will follow that same path you have followed time and time again, which produces only mediocrity for your life. This is when we get to connect with the God within us; this is where we realize that the only way to bring about change and shift is in the present moment. Miracles happen in the present. Miracles are instantaneous. They are magic, and real, and they always manifest out of absolutely nothing. They just happen as a result of complete surrender to the present moment and the realization that this is all there is; time is irrelevant, and the timespace continuum is also irrelevant. There is no time, because the time is now!
If you were an alien to Earth and there was no human form of to go over to a cow, or a tree, or any other living thing, and if you could communicate with this work of nature and were to ask this creation what the time is, what do you think it would say? It might say, “Time? I don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t know what time is.” Human beings are the only species on the plant that are time-bound. We are paranoid about it, and we feel it is running out with every breath we take. Our physical shell is simply a reflection of our eternal being, being what is programmed to be, as a result of the information it is being fed by the unconscious mind: the human Ego!
New chapter: Doing What You Love (Love Life, part 1) I have no idea why I write sometimes; I just do! For some unknown reason, I just get the urge. The passion that flows through me as I write feeds my soul and gives me life. It makes me think of things I would not normally think about. It makes me look within myself and then take a good look at the world and take stock of where I am. Writing is my love. It is my passion, a deepseated part of who I am. It clarifies things for me in a way that nothing else can. Writing allows me the opportunity to empty myself of whatever there is within and then replace it with a fresh, clear space were creativity can flow. This book is all about passion, freedom, self-discovery, and losing oneself in order to find oneself again. It’s about the journey one takes in order to fulfill one’s ultimate destiny. I do not believe in fate; I do, however, believe in destiny. We are all destined to go exactly where we decide we will go. Therefore, it is up to us to take responsibility for our own personal destiny. Starting from today, forget about who you think you are and start to focus on who you really are. Plant the seed right now, and make a commitment to yourself that you will discover the true meaning and purpose for your life. It does not matter whether you think you can achieve this or not; the main thing is that you set the intention and become committed to the possibility that a higher and more fulfilling purpose for your life exists right now. All that is required of you is to discover it. The universe waits in anticipation as you become more fully involved with those activities that bring you joy. Doing what you love, whenever you have the spare time, will help you relax. It will also assist in keeping alive the flame of passion that burns inside you. This light of passion becomes brighter and burns with more power when it is continually fueled by involvement in the things we love, the things that make our hearts sing. You will know these activities well, because when you become involved in them they take you away from your troubles and free up your mind, and you find yourself in a space of complete focus and presence. The negative, depressing feelings and thought no longer exist for you in this space and you become consumed with the joy of doing what brings passion into your life. These activities might be reading, gardening, sailing, fishing, exercising, baking, cooking, watching movies, writing, praying, meditating, doing yoga, working, playing with your kids, having dinner with friends, public speaking, surfing, running, dancing, working out, singing, and so on. This is an individual list, so it will vary from person to person. The point I am
making is that each of us have certain activities that bring about absolute bliss, peace, expanded feelings of happiness, and complete focus and presence. These elements of your life are the places and spaces where you will discover what your purpose for living is. Very often, because an activity is fun for us, we never consider that this feeling of enjoyment and fulfillment is leading us to realize our true purpose for living. We simply accept that it is a fun experience, something we do for leisure, and we are totally blinded to the potential our leisure activities offer in terms of assisting us to break free and fulfill our life purpose and personal destiny. These periods of focus, presence and enjoyment are not limited to leisure activities only; included in this will be certain dimension of your everyday work. You might respond immediately with a thought of, No way! I hate my job! But you would not be doing what you are doing unless there were certain aspects of it that you enjoy. For example, it might be dealing with people, giving presentations, selling, negotiating, coming up with new ideas, evaluating concepts, generating ideas, creating business plans, managing events, or organizing people’s lives. Again, this list will be individual and specific to your character. These things also offer great insight in directing you towards discovering your true purpose in life. Finding one’s purpose for living is not an event that happens but rather a process one follows. It can take a very long time for an individual to realize and then accept what it is that they should be doing with their lives on a daily basis, and then it can take an even greater effort to pluck up the courage to take the first steps – to go and do what needs doing. Quite often, the messages and direction we receive from the universe as it attempts to guide us toward the fulfillment of our true purpose come in many diverse ways. Some messages will come via people, encapsulated in what they say or the advice they give, other guidance will come through books we read or programs we watch, while others will come out the blue, as messages repeating themselves deep within us. The issue is not how often or through what medium these messages are delivered; the important question is this: when these messages are delivered, will we be prepared to hear them and then take the appropriate action? Because inspiration without action is futile! So become more aware of the messages around you. Find the time to become still and reflective, and as you do this the guidance will come; the
opportunities, people, and events will unfold in the most mysterious and unexpected ways to help you achieve your desired life style. When this happens for you, realize it, embrace it and go do what needs doing.
Being human and loving it! The theme of this book revolves around the complexities of being human and surviving in a world that sometime makes no sense at all. The nature of life affects us all in the same way, and though we might like to have a firmer control over all our outcomes, life is often not this simple. You might have seen the T-shirt with the caption “LIFE HAPPENS.” This is the truth, and the secret to accepting this fact is to learn not to stress about those things you have no control over. Learning to accept the uncontrollable brings great power to one’s life and helps us along to a more peaceful existence. Take responsibility for your choices One of the golden rules to achieving joy in this life is in making the realization that you – that image you see when you look in the mirror and which represents the center of who you are – is your control center, and that every decision you make for your life emerges out of this place. Your brain, your body and your soul all converge at this point, and the image you and others see is a visual representation of you. This control center, made up of trillions of cells constantly vibrating at varying frequencies, controls all that you are, and currently is completely responsible for your basic human existence? This convergence point where all your nerve cells meet is the decision-making center of your life. Considering all of this, I guess you might agree that you – that image you see in the mirror – is absolutely responsible for every choice you make for your life. But if you agree with this statement, why then do you so often look outside yourself when thing go wrong? As humans, we are fast to find someone or something to blame for the negative outcomes in our lives. When things turn out well, however, then our thinking shifts rather quickly and we are totally happy to claim a vast portion of the credit. This is the Ego again! You immediately want to tell someone you did this great thing or that you were responsible for creating that brilliant idea, etc. Since the beginning of time, human beings have been laying the blame on others for the negative outcomes in their lives. One of the earliest biblical examples of this can be found in the Old Testament, when God confronts
Adam and Eve for partaking of the forbidden fruit. When God confronts Eve for the transgression, what does she say? The serpent made me do it! Then God asks Adam why he did it, and what is his response? Eve made me do it! This human tendency has been in place since the beginning of time, and it is the root cause for mankind’s unhappiness. If we do not take responsibility for our own lives and the decisions we make, we will always be doomed to mediocrity. No one else is going to take responsibility for the consequences of your life. The reason for this is that most people have enough challenges making their own lives work, and so often they are not overly concerned about you, even though they might seem to be. Normally, they are so busy trying to deal with and pass the blame for the negative consequences of their choices. This might sound a very dim view to take on humanity, but it is an observation I have made and, barring a very small percentile of unique people who dedicate their lives to helping others before themselves, the above statement applies to most. I am not saying that all of mankind are cold and heartless, because all of us have a compassionate side, (some more than others); but on the whole we are all concerned more about our own wellbeing above that of others. It is in our nature to survive, and survival is at the very core of us all. We live in a world where survival of the fittest is the order of the day. If you are not looking out for your own survival, what makes you think someone else will do it for you? You are responsible for your own happiness, and the sooner you accept this responsibility, the sooner you enforce the second great law in life: “The Responsibility and accountability of choice.” You experience life based upon your choices. Choice is a wonderful thing, but with it comes great responsibility. Can you imagine living in a world where everything was decided for you, where each morning you had an absolutely clear idea of precisely what the day would hold for you? The movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murry and ------, this is a good movie to watch if you want to get a feel for how that might be. How boring a predictable life would be. Choice is the flavor of life! If we took away choice, life would have very little meaning, so learn to embrace it. Enjoy this gift of choice! Take back the responsibility for your choices, and life will develop greater meaning and depth for you. When you choose to sit on the fence and wait until decisions are forced upon you, life becomes very unpleasant. Make the decision today to exercise
choice frequently. Don’t simply follow the masses; take the time to really think about your choices, because at the end of the day you are the one who must live with their consequences. The freedom to choose and the ability to take responsibility for these choices are two of the most vital ingredients in the recipe for a fulfilling life. Your life is a gift and it is filled with choice. Make sure you think carefully before you choose, because once a choice has been made, it has ramifications – either positive or negative, depending upon the outcomes these decisions produce. Above the clouds there is always light, no matter how vicious the storm might appear from the ground. We need to accept that our choices can indeed bring about many a dark storm cloud, which can drastically skew our perception of the quality of our lives. These clouds may seem suffocating to our happiness, but this is nothing to stress about. The secret to managing these storms, which will always come and go, is to remember that the light is there, always shining above the clouds, and all that is required of us is to push through these dark times with the knowledge that a brighter light waits to bring wisdom and joy for us. I remember a great quote I heard some years ago that goes something along these lines: “It is necessary to first walk a few steps in the darkness before you are able to see the light.” Take back your power of choice, and make choices often. If they turn out well, celebrate! If they don’t, celebrate! Because every time you experience disappointment or joy as a result of making a choice and auctioning it, wisdom accompanies it! Especially if you take the lesson, move forward, and accept responsibility for the control of your decisions. Every time you make one and accept the consequences, owning every outcome they produce, you ignite an internal flame – a flame of integrity that brings great power to your life. I cannot begin to tell you how your life is about to expand if you decide today to accept responsibility for all your choices and realize that all the circumstances in your life right now – all the things you are currently experiencing, good and bad – are the way they are because of you! Accept this, and you have taken a giant leap forward in rapidly expanding your ability to enjoy all experiences and learning opportunities in life.
Now is the time!
One of the most powerful behaviors we can develop as human beings is the power to live in the NOW. The power of living life in the moment is the only way to achieve lasting happiness. We have to realize that now, this very moment, is all there really is, and that living life in the now has a massive ability to reduce stress, stimulate the creative mind, and deliver a more peaceful existence. We all seek a more peaceful life. I have not come across many people who go out looking for havoc; it’s just not how we operate. Obviously there are certain individuals who are reckless, have destructive characters, and seek out destructive behaviors, but for the most part humans want peace and fulfillment in life. The big question is, is this possible? My response to this question is a resounding yes! Peace is a choice, and it is available to each and every one of us within an instant of us choosing it. Life is filled with many different challenges. This is a result of universal principal. There are polarities present in the universe: positive and negative; high and low; happy and sad; and birth and death. All these polarities bring with them certain situations and emotions to one’s life, and they are often very difficult to deal with on a sensory level. What we see, hear, feel, smell, taste and touch have a massive effect on how we will react or experience a situation. Fortunately, we have the ability to control our thoughts, and in so doing we are able to control how these polarities affect our lives. If we choose to react negatively to adverse conditions, we are allowing our senses the opportunity of getting the better of us. If, for example, you had an irate person going off at you about something you have done to offend them, and they are saying terrible things to you as a result of their hurt feelings, you have the choice of how you will react in that moment. Naturally, all of us would like to shut the other person down and engage them in an argument, which will often go on for far too long. Retaliation on our behalf can bring on a situation that will produce no good result, as arguments are all about Ego vs. Ego, and when this is the case, there is never any reason, nor possibility, for resolution. What we do have in our arsenal, however, is something that is very powerful: the freedom to choose. But what is it that we have a choice over? We have the choice to ask ourselves, what is my purpose in this situation? What do I need to do in this situation to make it less emotional and confrontational? The answer is that you have the opportunity to choose peace. It is that simple. You have the ability to choose peace and address the situation in
such a way that peace is the end result. Again, this power of choice I have referred to so much comes into play. The human brain is a very powerful part of our being, and it is essential for life. If your brain is dead, you are not able to function physically and your body shuts down, and you die. The human brain has been programmed to think; it is always seeking out new things to think about or to analyze. How often do you hear the phrase “let me think about that?” However, thinking quite often multiplies into over-thinking, and then “analysis paralysis” develops. We all – well, most of us – think too much! As mentioned earlier, thoughts are constantly in our minds every second of every day. If the mind becomes empty, we refer to this state as boredom and quickly find something to fill our minds with. Magazines, TV, books, the Internet, Sony Playstation – there are a multitude of things developed specifically to entice thinking in the mind. The more challenging life becomes, the more we start to think. This thinking most often translates into stress, and we end up getting sick because we have too many things on our mind. Another massive challenge we face as human beings is the need for things. Things or objects form a massive part of the human identity. The majority of the population believes that we are defined by the things we have: our property, money, animals, cars, boats, clothes, position at work, social circles, education – the list is endless. We believe that the more one has in terms of things, the better life will be! This is not true, and quite often the more things one has, the more things one has to think about. We humans are very difficult to satisfy and get bored quickly, so this introduces another level of complexity to the equation. We are seldom happy with what we have; the early excitement of getting a thing can often fade quite quickly and we become bored and need another thing, a bigger thing, or a more modern thing. Acquiring things is not what brings peace and happiness, though we might want to believe this. The more things we have, the more things we have to think and worry about. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying that having nice things is wrong, because we all want nice stuff. I am, however, trying to get the point across that we need to learn how to be happy without the constant need for thinking about getting more things. The constant need for things to define one’s life is called objectconsciousness, because your mind is always consumed with objects. I am about to introduce a concept that I first learned about when reading a book,
which I highly recommend, called The New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. The concept is called space-consciousness. Space consciousness is all about awareness, stillness and being. It is about accepting things as they are, because they are as they are. It is about living in the moment free of thought, and in so doing creating space within the inner working of our minds. I guess what I am sharing here is the concept of no thought. But how, you might ask, is it possible to function effectively in this world if you do not think about “things?” Thinking and awareness are on two completely opposite ends of the scale. Thinking often involves a very personal relationship with things: my car, my house, my, my, my! Awareness is not like this. Awareness is about noticing what is happening around you but not having a personal relationship with these occurrences; instead, you merely acknowledge their existence. It is the ability to remain present or focused on what is happening around you now, in this moment, and dealing with that. It is the ability to become calm, centered and in control of one’s emotions no matter what the external and internal conditions are, and to focus in on the present moment – eliminating the mind’s desperate need to analyze and think. Eliminating the past and possible future occurrences of your life from the present moment and developing space consciousness is the ability to create stillness – or as the Buddhists call it, “emptiness” – within your being, so that the present moment is given the opportunity to provide solutions through a heightened awareness of the now or present moment. A very good example of this is when an athlete is expected to deliver a winning performance in the now. They cannot think, in that moment, of all the training they have done, the past wins they have achieved, or the future glory a win might bring. They need to be present and centered enough in that moment to deliver a prize-winning performance. Their mind needs to be 100% empty of chatter and must become completely focused on the task at hand, because it is from this space of stillness that great achievements emerge. If thought is allowed to come to the surface, it can often distract one from achieving the immediate task at hand because past programs in the mind can often be negative and create limiting attitudes within. As hard as it is to understand the concept of no thought in the human mind, it is an extremely powerful practice. As a result of us having been taught the importance of thinking for our whole lives, the concept of no thought is extremely difficult for the thinking mind to comprehend. The ability to keeps one’s mind quiet and free from the clutter of chatter is the next level in
human evolution. If you do not learn this technique, teach it to your family, and implement this new way as a natural part of your human existence, you and your families will be missing out on a jump that will see you well prepared to take advantage of what is coming in the evolution of humanity. This concept of stillness in the mind has been in existence since the beginning of time, and numerous spiritual teachers have been sharing these concepts. In the East, this concept of stillness forms a crucial part of the culture as a result of the Sanskrit teachings that form the foundation of the Eastern teachings. In the Western world, there is definitely a shift towards the adoption of many these principals, but the uptake and belief in these concepts are still relatively slow and considered by many to be completely opposite to the traditional Western ways. The concept of meditation, yoga, energy healing, natural medicines, etc., are continually gaining more and more followers in the West, but there is still skepticism from the masses as to whether these practices really do work, and a critical mass of people following these methods has yet to be reached globally. The positive thing is that many life-changing and less-conventional methods of living are finding their way in to the West via magazines, TV shows, and international visitors teaching new methods of living that revolve around quieting the mind and becoming more natural in the way we live, love, eat, pray and heal. It does not matter whether you have had exposure to this new way of living or of creating stillness in your head via meditation, yoga, energy healing, transformational workshops, DNA activation, DNA reconnection, etc., etc. My challenge to you, as always, is to give it a try. There is no need to change your religion, the way you eat, the way you pray, or your preferred method of exercise or healing, but I am going to propose a challenge to you now. It is a daily challenge that each and everyone alive can try. It will not violate any of your current belief systems, but what it will do is allow for you to create more space in your mind. To follow is a simple guide to living with less noise in your head and more peace and quiet. It is not necessary to remain in the state of mental stillness 100% of the time. In fact, initially, this would be impossible. I don’t believe that even the most advanced masters and teachers of emptying the mind are able to live this way, but what you can start to do initially is ask yourself, am I ready to train my mind in the technique’s of being more and thinking less? If you are not ready and your mind can not comprehend how this is possible, that is fine. But if you are ready, and you are prepared to put in the effort
required to test this concept of living with less thinking, then come along for a fun and exciting adventure. I know the concept of living with less thought sounds really dumb, especially since you have been raised in a world that is measured and run by powerful thinkers, educated people, and right-braindominant beings. I ask that you challenge traditional ways of thinking by starting with this simple technique of clearing your mind, creating space in it for more productive purposes. Learning any new technique takes time, but with dedication and practice these new endeavors create solid neural pathways in the brain, causing the new behavior to be performed naturally and without effort. To start this new way of living, I am going to ask that you start slow by practicing mental stillness for 10% of your waking day. Once you master this percentage, shift to 20%, then 30%, 40%, 50% 60%, until you reach the highest level of stillness possible. Again, I will mention, don’t be hard on yourself. Allow your mind the opportunity to fail sometimes, but always try to catch yourself if you are over-thinking. If you have set the intention to be still for 10%, make every effort to stick to this. If you fail, no worries; just remind yourself to become more aware and don’t give up. The more often you realize that you are over-thinking, the more benefits – such as peace, creativity, love, joy, success, and fulfillment – you will invite into your life. All these things will manifest as you quiet your mind and create space for magic to happen. In the next chapter, I will introduce a starting point that will help teach your mind the techniques required to reduce thought and encourage stillness.
Calm for life Calm is the ultimate form of indulgence. When we are calm, we are in control! If you agree with this statement, shouldn’t calmness be the emotion we all work towards perfecting the most? Calmness is an emotion, and emotions can be controlled! The key, however, is how do we control our emotions? In an attempt to test your attitude towards calm, let me ask the following question. What is the value of calm in your life? Please don’t read any further until you write a response to the above question, because a thought not written down will always remain just a thought. Once you write it down, it is out of your mind, and you can physically see what you are thinking. This is a powerful practice, as
mentioned earlier, because as you think, so you shall be! Participation is the only complete method of learning. Through participation and doing, not just thinking, you force yourself to learn via experience rather than through theory alone. Lessons learned as a result of doing rather than hearing and thinking have a far greater impact on our mind’s ability to retain, understand, and achieve. This retained learning is then added to our eternal database and in turn it empowers our life and develops maturity within us. OK, so let’s get going. Do it now! Exercise 1
What is the value of calm in my life? Here is an example list: •
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Better relationships Increased productivity at work, at home, and in all aspects; e.g., socially, mentally, spiritually, physically and financially More stillness in my mind Happiness Satisfaction Less stress Increased ability to communicate effectively Creativity Peace Spirituality Wisdom Vision Increased levels of motivation, belief and focus, resulting in positive consequences Increased intuition, inspiration, and intelligence Clarity Harmony with others Open-mindedness Happy and fulfilling family life More powerful relationships Relaxed attitude, resulting in less conflict with others Increased decision-making ability Increased positive energies within Increased ability to focus Increased ability to solve problems
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Increases ability to lead people Increased image of self and others Increased ability to cope with life pressures More consistent manifestation of my life intentions Increase in financial stability Increased ability to discover and fulfill my life purpose
This list is incomplete, as I could add almost all life has to offer; but for the purpose of this learning exercise, I think you get the message that being calm and still encourages a better quality of life. (This list can also be used to contribute to the creation of your consequence montage in the section to follow.) Calmness, stillness, emptiness, and feeling centered are all attributes that have the ability to bring to us the most enjoyable and satisfying life. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be to not worry anymore? Imagine there was a button on the tip of you index finger that, when compressed with the thumb, would eliminate any negative thought. All the stressful thoughts, which bring with them a great many feelings of anxiety, would be eliminated completely with the touch of a button. You might say that this train of thought is naïve and that it is impossible and impractical to turn these thoughts off. You might think that your negative and stressful thoughts are there for a reason, and that without them growth as a human is not possible. If this is how you’re thinking right now, let’s examine how valuable is it to have a continuous stream of thoughts flowing thought you mind – thoughts that are mainly centered on either negative emotions or on all those thing you wish you had but don’t. Often, this thinking brings you to the conclusion that you are what you don’t have. This is bullshit thinking, completely designed by the brain to keep you safe and make you small in your own mind. The more you think, the less you are. This sounds insane, but it is true. Modern society discredits stillness in the mind, but why then do all highly successful human beings, in some way or the other, practice this technique regularly? Some do it intentionally and others do it without even realizing they are. I’ll give you an example: the athlete before the big event finds a still place in their mind and consciously tries to achieve a state of unconsciousness. This is a very positive behavior to develop, and it is incredibly effective in getting the mind focused and clear. The magic of no thought, however, is really achieved in the exact moment the athlete begins to do that which he has been preparing his mind to do. Let’s take a golfer as an example. From the
moment the golfer initiates the back swing to the point of her completing the follow-through, a state of complete stillness is required. The mentally stiller the golfer becomes during the swing, the more profound and brilliant the shot that will be produced. So how do we become stiller in the moment of truth, right then and there, when we require all of our faculties to work together unconsciously to ensure brilliance and success? Practice – it requires practice and surety, both in the technical methodologies of stilling the mind and settling the body as well as in the physical ability, the level of skill that has been developed in the body and mind to develop the level of confidence required to relax enough to just be in a space of trust and thoughtlessness, and confidence just knowing that enough preparation has been done that repetitive success is consistently achievable. No amount of planning can compensate for doing. When you do something, an experience is produced that prepares you with real feedback. Through this realness, you know what went right or wrong, and this powerful knowing can then be taken into the next action, and the next, and the next. Feedback received as a result of doing is the breakfast of champions!!!! Practicing calmness, emptiness, and stillness is not difficult to do, but it does require discipline, confidence and routine. As mentioned in the previous chapter, we need to introduce our minds to the concept of limited thought gradually. To follow are a few easy techniques to set you along the pathway to achieving stillness in the mind for 10%, then 20%, 30%, 40%, etc., until you are able to be still and calm naturally, without having to think about it. Just like breathing, it will simply happen. Stillness can be the same for all of us if we practice. This simple technique to achieving a higher level of stillness in the mind is largely focused on breathing. Breathing is a natural instinct that we seldom pay attention to; it simply happens! When we slow down and start to listen to the breath going in and out of us, we are creating a calmness within that is powerful beyond any other human practice. This practice alone is a complete life changer and life enhancer. If you did nothing else but learn focused, disciplined exercises of conscious breathing, you would be well on your way to achieving a calmer, more focused and productive sate of being. I call this technique finding your center. How to do it Find a quiet place and take one the following positions:
Sit in a chair, preferably one that allows you to sit with good posture. This means a straight back and neck, with feet uncrossed and flat on the floor. Lie on your back. Avoid your bed at first, as your mind is used to sleeping there, and you will more than likely fall asleep. Best to lie on the floor with a small cushion for padding the head Sit in a cross-legged position, like you did at school, with a straight back and neck. Put your hands on your knees or allow them to rest in your lap. You might want a small cushion for your butt! Or use any position that is comfortable and allows your body to be nice and open, with no crossed arms or legs please. This allows for a smooth flow of energy.
A deep breath is one that you feel deep in your tummy. As you breathe in through your nose, feel as if the breath terminates deep in your tummy, about 4 cm below you belly button. As you breathe, you should feel your chest pushing outward and you tummy filling up, as if it were a balloon. Try this now. Breathe in, counting to ten, now breathe out counting to ten. Once you get a rhythm going of breathing in and out a few times at intervals of ten seconds, stop the counting and start to focus on the breath as it comes in through your nose and then out through your mouth. Do this focused breathing for a while until your mind begins to feel still. You might feel more comfortable breathing in and out through your nose; if so, this is fine, but don’t use your mouth only or your throat will get dry. Now, as you become more relaxed and as you take in a breath, feel that life and light are entering your body. With each breath, see streams of white light entering your nose, filling you up from your feet to your crown. Each breath should fill your body a little more with light until your whole body is filled. Once the body is full, allow each breath to expand outside the boundaries of your body. Feel as if the light is now expanding in every direction from the very center of yourself, wherever you sense that might be, and let to glow a brilliant light all around you, continually expanding outside of your physical body. Imagine you are a shining star, glowing and shedding light in every direction. Each breath you take makes you shine a little brighter and a little deeper
into the space around you. Connect with the space around you; get a feel for the vastness that surrounds you; begin to feel the depth of who you are and the spaciousness of which you form a part; begin to realize how this stillness and spaciousness connects you to nothingness, to emptiness, to space. In this expanded state, you will connect with who you truly are. You will feel a calmness and connectedness with all this every time you practice this exercise. Some of the most profound experiences and calmest moments will manifest for you as you continually practice this breathing exercise. Do this for ten minutes a day to start with. As you become more proficient, extend the time to 20 and then 30 min, until your reach a point of being able to spend great lengths of time in this space. It is very powerful and extremely energizing. This practice alone will completely transform your entire existence and your image of yourself and others, and your levels of calm will increase. We will touch on some other techniques a little later, but start with this daily exercise first as it is the best preparation for what is to come. This meditation is also included in the media pack, as a guided meditation. In closing, once you have mastered the breathing technique mentioned above, it can be used very effectively in any situation, especially as you become very proficient in the techniques. Often, all it takes is a few conscious breaths to center yourself completely, bringing about calmness and focus, which are required for success in any endeavor. What do you want? We all chase after a diverse multitude of things in order that these things might bring us happiness. They might indeed bring a great deal of happiness, but only for a short while, and then we become bored of the thing and sometimes even depressed by it. Why? Because the thing we now have, and that we thought would bring us complete fulfillment is no longer good enough, or it might have brought the complete opposite of what we expected, so we go after another thing, and then another, and another, never managing to find that ultimate thing! The thing of all things! This is how humans operate. The more things one has, the happier one expects to be. But this is not how it is! In fact it is the ultimate paradox! The big mistake we all make is that we cling to things, becoming attached to them, always in fear of losing what we have. Abundance is a concept we all too often relate only to money and things. But what if you where offered the opportunity of complete love, of an abundance of love, imagine a genie just
popped out one of your old lamps and blesses you with an abundance of love. “But there is one condition,” she says. “You have to give up all your money, and all your things.” What do you do, Love versus Money? Your mind is already going into a flat spin just thinking about it, possibly already saying, what a stupid concept, why should I even be asked to have to make such a choice between the two, if I lost all my money, I would lose all my love, when money goes out depression creeps in, relationships fail without money, etc, etc, etc. So let’s weight it up, we’ll go with money first. Money brings with it comfort, and having it makes life a lot less stressful. The concept of having no money is terrifying for most of us and is not something most would ever want. Money definitely brings with it security and stability, but it does not mean because we have it that we are fulfilled. Often it is quite the opposite. Having money has nothing to do with how many true friend one will attract, it has nothing to do with lasting joy, or how virtues’ a person might be, it cannot develop individual integrity or self-love. People are under the false impression that if they accumulate vast sums of money that all the troubles of life will blow away because the money will remove every day issues. It cannot! Life has a way of rolling out and presenting each and every one of us with extreme situations no matter how much money we have. If a loved one passes away, or if we were to contract some terrible illness, or our children became addicted to drugs etc. No amount of money would ever be able to change these situations. It may help procure the best possible medical services and retreats to help beat these situations, but that is all! I personally enjoy having money rather than having none. I have experienced both sides of life and one thing I have learned is once you have developed adequate love in your life, money is not difficult to acquire, if it is money you are after! Let’s discuss love, love is the ultimate feeling. When one feels absolute pure love it is enormously pleasurable, words have no power in explaining it. The love we develop for our children, our wives, parents, special activities, and friends are things upon which we can hang our hat when life becomes cloudy, confusing and hard. It is love and love alone which has the power to change all things. An abundance of love in one’s life is the ultimate human experience. There is a pureness in love that is unexplainable, my children have a love for me that is powerful, and which I feel deep within my being, though sometimes they might not absolutely show it, I know it is there. They have only to look at me in a certain way and the expression of love they
transfer to me in a single glance is all consuming. The feelings I feel as I experience these acts of love are the most special moments for me. The feeling I felt as I witnessed the birth of both of my children, their first breath, their first cry, the tears on my cheeks, the feeling in my soul, these are moments of pure love I will cherish for eternity. The feelings I feel as I looked in the eyes of the woman I love, the one who has been through so many interesting times with me, and as she looks back at me I know that I am her love, just as she is mine……This is the joy of love! To experience love we must be love. To be love, we must have love! To have love we must give love, expecting nothing in return! This is unconditional love, love in its purest form is what life is all about. Pure love is quite a huge concept to get ones head around, giving expecting nothing in return is so foreign to the way most of our minds are programmed that even the thought of it is difficult to grasp. The only way to experience how it feels is to give it a try. Decide to do something for someone, expecting nothing in return, and I can assure you that the experience will be extremely empowering. Perform these random acts of kindness as often as possible, and as you feel the positive effect it will have on your life, you will be driven to do it again and again, because the more you give expecting nothing back another of life’s great ironies kicks in, and somehow in giving a portal to receiving is opened in your life, and amazing blessings start to flood your life, blessing you would have never been able to buy with money, or experience via things, blessings so great, that as quoted in the scriptures of old, “your cup will runneth over.” This giving freely is not something that will come naturally at first, and don’t be hard on yourself when you forget to serve freely, remember, the main objective here is to do serve as often as you are able, or are able to remember too, the more you do it, the sooner a new program will form in your mind toward giving love freely expecting nothing in return, until eventually it will become a natural part of you and an unconscious act, just like breathing. The number one factor and human characteristic that holds us back from this concept of free love, is The Ego. The human Ego always expect something back for its efforts, the ego thrives on instant gratification, on constant feedback that it is great and that it is right. Giving expecting nothing back is complete insanity to the Ego, it cannot accept this concept and never will, the moment it accepts this concept is the day that it dies, which is not going to happen in a hurry. So how do we deal with this dominant part of humanity, how do we fight past the constant negative feedback it will provide to every random act of kindness we undertake? Have the patience and determination to keep
giving, to keep serving, no matter what the outcome, some giving exercises will seem to have been a waste of time, while others will seem to be an over whelming success, have no expectations when you serve, and then what ever happens is fine. You must however learn, and notice when the Ego kicks in. As you notice it at play catch it’s subtle way, realize that it will feed you with all the negatives, tell your you’re a fool, and push you in the direction of being selfish and negative, when you catch it out acknowledge this and when you miss it, don’t be hard on yourself, as it will out fox you, this is its purpose. Realize that you are continual sly being tested by your Ego, and in simply realizing that you have been lead astray by it is good enough, this is a form of consciousness in its self. Thank it for leading you astray, and tell it you will be more aware next time and try harder to notice when it comes up looking for something in return for giving, and that’s it. Tell it you are on a constant mission to relinquish its power hold over you and keep on serving. Passion is powerful I have experiencing the birth of many different creatures and have yet to understand why women ever want to endure this pain again! I have pondered over this thought at great length and come to only one conclusion. It is as a result of passion, instinct, and natural spiritual drive! This deepness that drives woman to continually endure much discomfort to produce offspring is a perfect example of the power and passion of the human spirit to fulfill its purpose, and to give freely expecting nothing in return. As we move forward I intend to present how we can acquire more of this spiritual instinct, this spiritual passion which coaxes woman to continue the process of procreation, regardless of the pain endured, the amount of money it might cost, or the discomfort caused. This presentation might take many a twist and turn, but along the way we will be unweaving the mystery of life and realizing that at the very center of our existence resides powerful God given instinct and unwavering passion. Love is a wonderful concept but is very difficult to understand and conceptualize as a word. Passion however, as word, has a kind of va, va, va, voom about it! Passion is the stuff of which dreams are made! Passion is a flow of love so pure that human language is unable to explaining it. It simply cannot be expressed effectively in words. But when a person becomes intoxicated by it, this is when our true potential as humans is born. When we become filled with passion we are all consumed, occupied completely in the moment, and are absolutely focused, and filled with
purpose. We are touched by the angles, the soul ignites in celestial beams of light, and our hearts sing a tune more glories than we could have ever imagined possible in waking hours. In this space we glimpse the depth of who we truly are, and how joyful life can be. It is during these passion filled moments that we feel most free, completely on purpose, and unstoppable in our intention to attain joy. As we experience these passion filled moments, a pureness develops inside, an energy so strong, an experience so pure, that something happens in side us, every cell in our being begins to vibrate at a tremendously high frequency, a universal frequency, it’s almost as if our soul begins to chant a new language, a new dialect emerge from within us, and as this happens we open a portal to the almighty universe, and via this portal we gain access to light, information and knowledge. The almighty universe, the great creator of all that is, becomes reconnected once again to our center, to the core of which we are, creating a space of joy, ease, and peace of mind. These moments in our existence are incredible, extremely pleasurable, and totally satisfying, the great challenge we face as humans is how do we sustain this in a fast paced ever shifting world, where demands are high and survival is paramount? From one second to the next things can change, just like that, in an instant! The transformation in our universe can be astonishing. Epiphany, revelation, actualization, call it what you will, a massive shift take place in our lives, we begin to grow, we begin to experience joy and we start along the path way towards true living. Many of us don’t realize that these are the moments we spend our entire lives seeking after. New experiences are what we do as humans. We do experiences. Some experiences are fantastic, some are average, and some are just downright awful! This is life. Being human is about experiences, some people go out, experience these experiences, and then feel guilty about having had the experience, or become disheartened because the results the experience produced where not what they had expected. They then begin to develop fears, create negative perceptions toward these experiences and then their whole world contract, they become trapped in comfort and security zones, they stop living, and start surviving! I believe that the purpose of life is experiencing new experiences continually until you cross over from this life to the next. A new breed of human is emerging, a breed that approach life with the view points that living is a journey and that a destination is not the objective at all. Being one of these new breed I always say screw it! Live or die man I’m going for it!! I have learned that it is through experience that we are able to
get a real feel for how a thing is. It is impossible to make judgment on anything unless you have had a firsthand experience of it. As humans we are so quick to judge based on perception. Our perceptions are all built upon the unreal, a perception is not real as it is purely a thought, and thoughts are not real. The only time a thought becomes real is when a real feeling is attached to it. Feeling is important and vital for a peaceful life, if we close off our feeling we close off our growth. But having a feeling about unreal things is of no value to us. We must first do and then we can know. As mentioned previously, if we continue to go through life basing our feelings and decisions on what others have to share about experiences, we limit our growth and become trapped in a place where growth in not possible. Go out there and follow your dreams, do stuff with the intention of growing regardless of the pain and effort that might be involved. As you live this way you will gain experience and these experiences, whether they are positive or negative provide a perspective that is real and through doing, rather than thinking, our understanding of living is deepened. Keeping things real is a serious anti depressant, because as we keep things in the current moment and experiences life in the now, this is when life becomes real. If you look backward into your past there is a history saved in your mind about your life, this history is not real either as it is just that, history, and thought these events stored in the mind might have happen, they are in the past, and past experiences thought they might assist us in making proper judgment in the present moment, have very little to offer in terms of real growth. It is critical for us all to realize that past experience, thought valuable should only be used for the empowerment of our lives. If you are to focus on anything which has happened in the past make sure you focus on the positive things rather than the negative. We have a tendency as humans to use the past as a massive limiter. We tend to look far too much at the negative experiences in our past and allow these experiences to limit our growth and ability to experience new and joyful experiences in the current moment. The past is valuable in our lives make no mistake, it teaches us how to function correctly and it helps us to learn many valuable lessons. The past is a teacher, but too often we allow it to become a limiter. We must try as hard as possible to realize that the past is gone, it no longer exists and all the positive and negative experiences we have had there are just experiences.
Another tendency we have as humans is to go flying forward in to the future, again I would like to emphasize that the future is not real either, as it has not yet happened! How often do you go scuttling off into the future and your mind starts to fire off thought about how it thinks the future will be? This behavior is very stressful as we create events in our mind which have not yet happened. This type of behavior is especially destructive to our systems when we are focusing on negative out comes. If it has not yet happened then what on earth is the value of focusing on negative outcomes which have not yet materialized? The future is just a dream in your mind, nothing more. The fascinating thing is that whatever you focus your thought on will expand. Here is a quick and easy exercise I want you to try, I want you to point towards the past, show yourself with your figure where the past is, where is it? Now point out the future, again show yourself with your finger where the future is, well where is it? Pointing out the past or future is impossible to do, because they are only place they exist is in your mind! This moment right now is all that is real, everything else is not! Past and future exists only as images in your head, so what is the value of basing your life choices on these images if they are not real? That which you fill you mind with expands, the mind does not make judgments it simply trusts what it’s being fed. If you continually feed it with thoughts of failure, fear, and destruction then nine times out of ten you will manifest these thought into your reality. I think that this is where the term “Reality Bites” originated. If you continuously focus your thoughts on negative out comes for your life, which you expect to happen, which have not yet happened, don’t be surprised when these negative outcomes begin to invade your reality. If you are going to create unreal outcomes for your life in your head, please make sure that the movie you are playing out in your mind is focused on positive outcomes. Make sure the things which you visualize in your mind are positive and purposeful to your growth and expansion. With this in mind I would like to introduce you to a very powerful visualization technique I have used for about the past 6 years and which I have found extremely powerful, and which have produced incredibly positive results and outcomes for my life. I first learned about this technique in a book called “Calm for life” written by Paul Wilson. The technique involves creating a consequence montage, which is a graphic representation of the things which you intend to manifest in your future. This technique forces your mind into a positive visualization space, and because it is the minds nature to race forward into the future, this consequence montage method is a magic tool to insure that the thoughts and images it is racing forward to create are positive and empowering for your life.
If you know what you want, or at least think you know what you want, the consequence montage will insure you manifest all of your hopes and dreams, if you simply invest the time to create it, and then use it. There is no end to what you can manifest, no end. “As you think so shall you be” In the next chapter we will build up to, and conclude with you having created your own Consequence montage, this blue print for your life if you do it and use it, will bring you all you desire, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, mentally, and socially. I know this, because I use it, and it works, you are reading this book as a result of my consequence montage! Be your own hero by creating your own destiny! Self-image is a constant and ever-present aspect of human living that confuses all of us at times. This confusion is caused when we believe that acceptance from others is the only pathway to true happiness. True happiness does not come from the praise we get from others it comes when we praise ourselves. Self-acceptance is the most effective method for attaining lasting happiness in life. It is this characteristic which drives us to stick to personal milestones even when the views of other differ from those of our own. Self- confidence is the fastest method of eliminating the doubt others have about your decisions in life. The more successful you feel within, the more confident you will become. The big question however is how do we build selfconfidence? Few people ever find true happiness though they spend a life time trying to achieve it. Happiness is a state of consciousness we choose mentally before we ever discover it literally. How we view and evaluate the experience of life comes down to our attitude towards it. A good approach in life is to live in the present or the now. This living in the now approach eliminate stress and boosts performance. When eliminating past and future pressures regarding our achievement in life, we allow ourselves the best opportunity of being successful and creative because we do not allow past failures or future possibilities to affect our current situation. Hard times is all most of us ever see when life takes a turn for the worse, never stopping to evaluate what our challenges might have on offer in terms of helping us achieving true and lasting happiness. When things don’t turn out how we expected them to, it does not mean we are being punished for
our bad choices and that we are bad people. It just means that we are in need of growth and change. Change is the best and quickest way to boost image of self, provided these changes are being made in a positive direction. Positive change brings about growth and if the purpose of life is to grow, which I have concluded it must be because. From the moment we are conceived until the day we die, growing is what we do! Life is about growth and change. All things are born they live and eventually they physically die, this applies to people, companies, plants, buildings, landscapes, you name it. You might say how can a building live, I say that a building lives in the minds of all those that see it and create it. So in a sense it has life. A question I would like to ask at this point is what is life? Trees grow more handsome with age as their roots burrow deep into the earth, while humans on the other hand grow frailer and become less physically striking with age, but normally greater wisdom accompanies age. This is the science of life. Every creation has different rules for life. The process of life continues regardless of whether we choose to accept or reject it’s offering to us. We are born we progress through life, face a number of experiences and then we die. Some of us might live to a ripe old age and experience a full life, while other might not even make it out the birth canal. I’m am not yet sure why this is, but what I have come to accept is that some things remain constant and so acceptance becomes a common factor in achieving a happy life. No matter how you view things our lives are in the control of a superior power which resided within each and every one of us, to me this power is GOD and to you this power might be something quite different, but the fact for me weigh heavily in the favor that this power inside us controls all our lives completely, and makes the finale decision in most everything we do. When all else fails most of us look to God for assistance, it is the human way. I believe we have challenges and weaknesses that they might make us humble first, and then stronger latter. Life without challenge is not life, nor will it ever be, we need to accept the fact that we are not in absolute control of our lives and that sometimes much greater than what we see in the mirror each day is, and as much as we don’t want this to be true, this is how it is. This supernatural power offers us enormous opportunity for growth and progression. Life is a means to bring about progression in the human race, if not we would not be alive, but rather still existent in an eternal realm where physical experience is not necessary, if we accept that life is an experience, and indeed a gift for higher learning and progression, we must all begin to live more positively toward gaining maximum benefit from it. Change is a
necessary part of human existence and it is our responsibility to keep up to date mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually with the circumstances that govern our lives. If we are to survive and remain happy on this earth we must become masters of change, becoming almost like chameleons that we are able to adapt fast to new circumstances, embracing them, knowing that these changes will bring us growth and fulfillment, even if in the moment they it might not seem that way. It is necessary that we learn resistance is a natural part of change due to the fact that certain processes are so engrained in our thinking that to change the program can seem almost impossible to the human mind. But nothing is impossible and everything is changeable. Given the correct attention we can learn the fine art of getting out of our own way, and to simply start allowing things to happen as they are mean to happen for us, giving up control and flowing once again with the river of our life toward the ocean of bliss. Change is powerful and necessary for happiness in life. Accept this and you’re outlook toward life will become a lot less stressful. Nothing about change is easy, for the simple reason that we humans love holding onto the past, it gives us some kind of weird comfort and even those negative characteristics we desperately know need changing are often the most difficult to convert. But change is the only route to growth. Life is so amazing because of its complex yet simple nature. This might seem quite a statement to make. I make it with confidence and will explain its meaning in the words to follow. We are conceived, we are born, we grow older and then we die. This is mortal life. Might sound simple enough to comprehend but is not. To experience life is our greatest eternal blessing. To feel, smell, hear, see and touch are the blessings of physical life. Some of us have experienced all of these blessings and others have not. Ask the blind woman what she would give to see for just a few hours, or the lame man if he could walk? We take for granted what we have. We are all blessed with different talents and various gifts, bestowed upon us via some divine law, It is our job to take these blessings and make the best of them for ourselves and our lives. Time is a man made concept, invented completely to measure the space between events in our existence. Why is time so important to us anyway? I think it’s comes back to control. We have become so paranoid about doing things, getting things, and achieving things, that we decided it necessary to be able to measure the spaces between our actions to gain a feedback
mechanism that satisfies the human Ego. If something happens quickly and produces fast, then it is viewed by the Ego as good, if an event takes a long time to be developed and is perceived to deliver very little it is perceived by the Ego as unsuccessful. If someone is early for an event this is a good thing, but if they are late, it is bad. I also I think time has been created because we are all so terrified of what we might find on the other side of death, that we have invented a mechanism by which to measure its arrival! How much time do we have to live? Don’t know the answer to this one, nor will anyone else. The life span of a human is unpredictable and impossible to calculate because there are just too many variables involved in calculating its arrival. If I were to list all the many factors affecting the life span of a human being I would have to list every medical journal and health book written and every potential risk we face. But what we all have been blessed with is the great gift of life. No one knows when their time on earth will be up, but what we do know is that it will happen, and this fact freaks many people out. As humans we love to be in control, but time is one thing we have absolutely no chance of ever controlling, because time is not real, though it is perceived to be, try and stop the clock from ticking, it is impossible! I think this is why people think so much, work so hard, stress so much, because they are in continual fear that their time is running out. Time is a crazy concept. If you have no idea how long you will live, who cares how long it takes until you die, or how much you achieve while you are alive. What is the measure of a successful life? Is it how much you achieved in the time you were alive? How does this apply to a mentally retarded person, the terminally ill, the child that dies at birth, how much do you think a toddler cares about time? They don’t give a shit, they don’t care how long it takes to learn to walk, to eat their supper, to take a bath, to do a puzzle, children are a perfect example of how we should all view time, it simply doesn’t matter! Time is a stress bomb created to drive all of humanity crazy! Everything has a time limit! Everything! If you don’t conform to this time factor you are viewed as bad mannered, unorganised, disrespectful, and downright rude. Time is simply a means by which to measure success, or failure! Weather man had invented time or not, the world would still be spinning, the oceans would still be washing on to the sandy beaches, the birds would still be chirping, the woman would still be giving birth, creations would still be occurring, business would still be happening, so why the need for time? I really don’t get it, but for now and quite possible for many generations to come, time will be a measurement by which we must adhere, and so my challenge is how do we learn to live with
stillness in a world that never stops counting? Time is time and though man made, is how life span and life events are measured. However when we stop breathing for a long enough periods things change for us, our soul in some Devine way detaches from our body and crosses over to a whole new dimension of existence. A space completely different to anything we are aware of in the breathing world. When this shift from breathing to being occurs for us we move back to the place from whence we came, entering the stillness of eternity. Many have had brief glimpses of this place during deep meditations, or during various near death experiences which have been documented and shared, where people have felt, seen and experienced amazing and Devine things beyond that of human understanding
The words in this book are not mine but are inspired by a spirit immeasurably greater than I. This spirit has many names by man, for the purpose of this book I will refer to this Great Spirit as GOD. We all understand and many of us believe in this concept. To those of you who do. My offering will appeal to you most. I believe that at the centre of an amazing life is GOD. It is impossible to live a truly amazing existence without GOD at your centre. This might sound a bit extreme but according to my belief and what I have experienced in my life this is true. We all need some power outside of us to turn to when no one else seems to care, or help. We will all at some point in our lives have the need of a greater power to help us through our trials. It might not be today or tomorrow, but it will be. The purpose for living is to please and satisfy that portion of GOD inside of you, that still quite voice that guides and directs, which is only heard when you are at one with life, yourself and your GOD essence. If we live according to universal principals our lives will be peaceful regardless of the trials we endure. Some of these principals are belief, faith, truth, love, obedience, discipline, governance, acceptance, kindness, prayer, serving fellow beings, meditation; prayer, this is only the beginning of such a list. To achieve true happiness and peace one must live a values based life. Weather a Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Moslem or Jew we all have faith in a being greater than what we are. This is the 1st stepping stone to a more amazing life. And Weather you choose to believe it or not, there is a power that governs the universe and resides inside each and every one of us. This power has the ability to perform any function and manipulate anything upon
the face of the earth. The only control we have over how this power is able to influence our life is to live according to the rules of the universe. If we do this happiness will prevail and our lives will be blessed according to our oneness with life. When we do what we know to be right our existence is boosted and our level of joy increases. We feel better about ourselves and emit a more powerful energy. This pure positive energy works most effectively for us when we are doing what is right. There are many different religions and spiritual beliefs on this earth. Each of these belief systems has their own set of laws, customs and traditions. But at the centre of them all should be the attainment of earthly and eternal joy. We are all granted the freedom of choice. Ultimately all our destinations are decided by ourselves. If we take full responsibility for our lives we will be prepared to deal with the consequences of our decisions. One of the most powerful realizations we can make as humans is that we are all in charge of our own decisions. As individuals we are gratefully able to make decisions for ourselves. It is vital we realize that the one person who always knows what is best for us is us. Nothing anyone else says has the same power to shape and direct our lives. We all know ourselves well enough to realise those areas we need to improve in order to progress and grow on this earth. We also know those things that might cause us challenge or pain, fear or joy, growth or stagnation. Every one of us is responsible in every way for our own lives and all our personal destinations are governed by our own decisions, and shaped by our own desires. Desire is powerful and without it very little would take place in the world. Desire is a two edged sword, it can bring about both growth and destruction in humankind. It is desire that pushes the average man to become great. The problem with desire however is this emotion is linked to both positive and negative outcomes for our lives. For example the drug addict has such a desire for his next fix that sometimes little else occupies his mind. The same rule applies to the wayward man who is always on the lookout for the next sexual partner. Desire is powerful and is a very dominant emotion in humans. The secret is to learn how to bridal these desires and learn to control those passions that cause us heart ache and pain. In the same breath we need to learn how to take our positive desires and convert these in to great outcomes for our live. How does one do this? As you read on the answers to this question will reveal themselves. But desire is most certainly another of the emotions
which contribute to an amazing life and the manifestation of you being your own hero. Another of life’s great principals is motivation. Being motivated brings with it the desire to do. Doing is much more powerful than thinking. If we become doers and not just Sayers our lives will be filled with a variety of actions which can bring about success and happiness for our lives. Activity brings about consequences; I’ll give you a good example of this statement. If you were standing at the base of a 20 foot ladder and thought about climbing to the top of the ladder you might get a mental sense of how it would feel to get to the top of the ladder, but if you just took the first step, and then the second, and then the third until you reached the top, your objective would have been reached and then you would get a true sense of how it is. Actions as the old saying goes speak louder than words. The feeling of satisfaction one gains once a preconceived idea becomes a reality is the foundation to a solid and lasting positive concept of self. If you learn to become a person who dose what they know needs doing in order to transform a concept into reality a transformation will take place within you that is life changing. No matter how often you think about those things that need doing in order for success to take place in your life, those thoughts will only become powerful once actions occur. There is nothing more motivating than completed action. Once a thought becomes reality and we get a true feeling for what it is like to have taken something from concept to reality, our human form can now use the experience as a motivator in achieving other intentions. Only once we taste of the fruits of completion can we truly understand the impact this has on our ability to become motivated long term. Completion brings with it conclusion, conclusion bring with it satisfaction, satisfaction brings with it happiness and pride, happiness and pride bring with-it feeling of peace, and feeling of peace bring with it feeling of joy. In order to become truly motivated we must understand how it feels to be successful. So to become motivated long term we must do stuff. A good way to start this process of becoming action orientate and motivated is to complete a list of all the thing we want to achieve in our lives, then we need to write another list stating what we are prepared to do in order for this to be converted into reality. Then we need to implement the action plan we have developed and hey presto transformation takes place and change occurs. It really is that simple, but the challenge come when thing don’t go according to our plan for change, we lose sight of what it is that we are trying to achieve and this I believe is the starting point of all failure. We humans have a tendency to lose sight of our potential to transform our
desires to reality. The secret of remaining motivated is courage and patience. When we are losing our way and the end seems so far away we need to continually remind ourselves of what it is that we want to achieve, what we are prepared to do to get it right and continually strategise around what must change with regard to our actions and thought process. Every Action is always a thought first. This brings me to the next point, this being positive belief. It is impossible to become motivated if we have no belief in the possibility that the outcome we desire will ever happen. Another human tendency we all have is finding reasons why we should not be successful. When our plans go a bit south the first thing many of us do is to try and find things we can blame for our failure. This is the wrong approach. Can you imagine what might have happened if Thomas Edison had not remained ever faithful that light was a possibility using electricity and wire. He had absolute belief and faith that the light bulb was an absolute possibility, in fact he made several thousand attempts at getting this invention right. Through courage, persistence and belief we take for granted what he so diligently transformed from concept into reality. Let us all be like Edison and find solutions based upon positive belief, rather than find reason to become unsure and unbelieving. If you believe there is a solution to all of life’s challenges then your reality will be that there is a solution to all of life’s challenges. The third factor I would like to talk about on our route towards a more amazing life is focus. Motivation and belief with-out focus is ineffective. In order to become more focused we have to learn how to clear our mind instantly of all the chatter and banter that goes on inside it. There are a few factors that enable the ability to do this. The first is the ability to hear the quite between the noise. What does this mean you might ask, hearing the quite between the noise? It’s quite simple, listen now, become aware of all the noises you can hear at this moment, as you become more focused on listening for all of these sounds, the database of sound will grow in your mind, the closer you listen, the more you hear, it might be a car driving past, a person speaking, a phone ringing in the distance, a dog barking, someone’s footsteps, an insect in the background, your own breath, a bird chirping, etc, etc. Now that you have become aware of all the sounds you are hearing, shift your focus, and now become aware of the quite space between all of this noise. This quite space that we seldom, if ever listen for is where you will connect completely with a space where focus is most possible, it is out of this space that inspiration, creativity, achievement, and magic is born. Practice this exercise often, stops for 10 minutes each day, first listen for the
noise, and then realise the silence between the noises, how easy is that? The more often you do this, the more capable you will become in bringing about instant focus. Try this on the golf course when you need to focus, hear the noise, hear the silence, and hit the ball. When you are doing physical training at gym, running, swimming, athletics, bowling, giving a presentation, having a tough meeting, remember if you feel tired, nervous, or out of your comfort zone in anyway and need to become focused on the task at hand, stop, hear the noise, hear the silence, become focused, and do what needs doing. Motivation, Belief and Focus when combined as a collective force to drive your life are incredibly powerful principals, and each principal alone have the ability to completely transform how you live. I am going to introduce the Wham Factor!!! The Wham factor is the killer ingredient for taking Motivation, Belief, and Focus to a whole new level of effectiveness. It like cubing a math equation, this Wham factor is intuition. When you charge Motivation, Belief, and Focus with Intuition, your ability to achieve all your hopes and dreams for life become unstoppable. Intuition is engrained into all of us, it’s that still small voice, those powerful felling of surety, that instinct that tells you more than any other things, weather the actions you are taking, or thoughts and feelings you are having are right or wrong for you. Intuition is a soul power, not a brain power. It is the ability to know things at a feeling level, it is the 6th sense often referred to when people have a sure feeling about something without the need to think about it, like when someone says it just feels right, I’m not sure why, it just feel right. This is the power of intuition, and without it, the human race would be doomed. Intuition is not something you think about, but rather something you feel, and is often the most ignored sense we are blessed with, you see hearing, smell, sight, touch, taste, are all thing that undeniable, as they are very physical and our Brain know how to process them, where as feeling is a whole different sense, and often the brain has a great challenge in identifying it and then carrying out its instruction as it is completely non physical, and totally spiritual. That is why when working with intuition, we need to become very still, incredibly attentive, and totally in tune with our spiritual essence and feeling engine. Following intuition is difficult and often almost feels like a gamble, and it is really. Why this is, is because intuition is completely intangible, us completely indistinguishable by our physical senses. The thing with intuition is that you have to learn to trust it, developing a knowing and certainty about its power, that when you follow it, it will always guide you in the absolutely perfect direction for your life purpose, thought the outcomes or consequences of following it might not
always seem so at the time. It is always right and it is always true. This part of you has wants only what is best for you, and if followed, will produce magic for your life, especially when used as a multiplying factor to, Motivation, Belief, and Focus. No matter how motivated, Focused, believing, or intuitive you are, these characteristics will be diluted if they are not focused upon a specific consequence or outcome. We need to go back to the list we created pointing out the benefits we would derive from living a more calm life, and the list describing all of the things you feel you want for your life. Then select the most pertinent of these concepts and focus all of our motivation and belief on bring these concept into fruition. You need to become totally committed to the fact that a solution is possible and that no matter how long it takes to achieve the desired change you will stick to your commitment for change. Focus means shutting out all negative thought processes and external influences, using all our belief and motivation, and having the courage and strength to endure, believing that we will be successful no matter how long it take. I call this concept beginning with the end in mind, if you are always able to keep the picture of your completed consequence and the resultant benefits in mind, you will achieve the end result, and this is a promise! We all desire a better quality of life, it is human nature. But too often we get ourselves into a rut and forget that life has more to offer. Life always has more to offer no matter what social, mental, physical, spiritual, financial or family level we have reached, life always has more to offer! The very nature of life demands of every human, growth in order to attain happiness. One problem however with humans is that the second we stop experiencing growth, we have the tendency to become a little self destructive and behave in the most extraordinary manner. This tendency to self destruct as a human race is bedded down in the programs we have inherited from generations before us. These programs are down loaded into our minds from a very young age via our parents and family, which they in turn downloaded from theirs and so on. As parents the responsibility to our children in this modern age is huge. We live in desperate time, drugs infest our children’s schools and play places, the university campuses are playground to the young and restless, and who knows what goes on there! Drugs, sex, alcohol and lies are a natural part of normal life. We have become a generation of self indulgent and careless people. There are many loving and kind people on this earth but you really must look long and hard to find them, and once you do, you spend the next ten years deciding whether they are for real or not.
We trust very few people, have little faith, and love to feast upon the short comings of others, we are indeed a generation that needs to change our ways. This might sound like a scathing statement to make of our modern generation, but for the most part it is an accurate statement. We must become more loving, caring, charitable and understanding of each other, if we ever wish to function as an efficient and happy society. Anti depressants are prescribed at an alarming rate, I am in no way against prescription drugs as they save many lives and bring a level of joy to those suffering from debilitating mental illness. I do however feel sad that so many millions of people are depressed about the way their lives have turned out. I so long for the day when people love so purely that the need for drugs is eliminated. As the world becomes ever more hi-tech, access to information in the public domain is massive and the ability to invent is at its peak. People are being replaced by machines and the ability to mass produce almost anything is astounding. The world is a commoditised economy where people love convenience and pay top dollar to the organization that provides best value for money. Everything is a competition and the stakes in many areas of life are very high. In some cases it could mean life or death. What is it then that determines how well we will live, or whether we will survive? Individuality! Individuality is the one thing we must learn in order to become truly happy in life. The reason I make this statement is that true individuality is the essence of life. We are all in charge of our own life experience. We cannot blame anyone else or shift the responsibility however hard we might try. The responsibilities for the life we live rest squarely upon our own shoulders! I’m also not saying don’t be a team player, but the sum of a brilliant team is comprised of individuals. Sometime it may be you who are the single most valuable individual in the team, and without you the team would fail. We need to realise our own value in all things and acknowledge this value regularly to ourselves. No matter where you feel you fit in to the value chain of life, trust me you are invaluable. Affirm regularly to yourself I am whole and perfect just the way I am. We have all been created for a specific purpose. This purpose is to attain the highest degree of joy and peace on this earth. It’s not money, power or fame that determine how much enjoyment we derive from life, but rather the level of joy we can attain while living a balanced and satisfying life. Balance is a term that has been around since the beginning of time. The only difference in this modern age as opposed to times gone by is that things are so fast
today. Technology is the main cause of this. Automation is the way of the future, if it can be done better at a more effective cost and in a more effective manner we like it. Even if we are required to pay a higher price for a service, we will do it, provided the benefits outweigh the cost. Convenience is the biggest draw card we look for when making a purchase, fast food, fast banking (internet), fast shopping e.g. internet/drive thru shopping, fast communication, e.g. Cellular phones, SMS, instant Messaging, all good examples of how fast our lives are. How then do we change our focus in from fast, to balanced? This is the million dollar question! The nature of most humans is that they operate in crisis mode, constantly putting out fires instead of planning out the fires or just implementing the law of allowing. Planning is an ever present concept of human existence. We are reminded of its importance from a very young age. Our teachers, parents and bosses regularly emphasize the importance of a solid plan. But still we are reluctant to take this advice, forging ahead without a clue of where we exactly want to go. The most successful plans will always be those plans built upon a solid foundation. There is nothing more important to the success of a thing than the support structure. If the support structure is weak the entire plan will be weak. The firmer the foundation the firmer the finale results will be. Weather you accept what I am saying or not these are the facts. If you don’t plan you will fail! Taking a trip to a foreign city without a clear and easy to use map and plan of what to do, and see, would be dumb! Why then do so many of us embark on life journeys, venturing into unknown territories with nothing but self confidence and basic human will. We need direction finders, points along the journey that we can refer to and be sure that the path we are on is taking us in more or less the proper direction. We all have different methods of setting goals. Some might use pictures and visualisation, others written goals. My preference is a combination of all that I have learned regarding the topic of goal setting. What is a goal? A goal is a consequence! So what is a consequence? A consequence is a result derived from action. If our actions are positive and planned our consequences will be the same. If our actions are negative and unplanned we will produce similar consequences. So with this said we must strive to take positive actions towards positive consequences. But first we must determine what consequences we desire for our lives, why we want these consequences to come about, and how we will go about attaining them.
The following is a paraphrasing from a section in the book by Paul Wilson called Calm for Life. This is one of the most remarkable books I have read and suggest you read it.
It is called the success formula and this is how it works.
Where: M=motivation B=Belief F=Focus C=Consequence I=Intuition Creating you Consequence montage:
Decide what your intention are for you future, your hopes, your dreams, your passions Write them down like this, I intend to become the CEO, get a raise, get a promotion, start my own successful company etc, put a date to it, e.g. by January 2010, or I intend to own a new 4 bedroom home in a fantastic area by January 2010, or I intend to exercise 4 days a week Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday’s from 6am-7am, or from 5pm-6pm, or I intend to expand my spiritual personal growth by meditating for 30 minutes a day, I intend to eat healthy food etc, etc. Find pictures of your intentions that will best assist you in programming your mind to attract and manifest your intentions Take a picture of the exact house you want, or style of house, take pictures of the signage in the suburb your want to live in, take pictures of the car you want, the spiritual growth you want to attain, the child you want to have, the emotional state you want to live in, create any picture that will assist your mind to see clearly in an as specific a manner as possible exactly what it is that you want to manifest, these pictures when viewed regularly re program your mind positively towards attaining your intentions. The power behind a static graphic image that you can look at with your eyes is that your mind is given a clear and consistent picture of what it is that you are working towards
attaining. It is far easier to look at a picture on a page, than it is to consistently create the same picture over and over in your mind using imaginative visualization. Consistency of image for the purposes of manifestation is very powerful. I am not saying that imaginative visualization in ineffective because this is also very powerful, but it take quite some time to become a master in creating clear pictures in your imagination where as pictures on a page are exactly the same every single time you look at them. Please keep in mind when creating this montage to think in terms of creating balance for your life with regards to the intentions you want to manifest, set intentions for spiritual growth, family growth, social growth, Intellectual growth, financial growth, health and fitness growth, self love and acceptance growth, Use pictures that assist you in seeing these intentions as if they have already actualized for you. You can cut these pictures out of a magazine, but the most effective pictures would be using your own camera to take pictures of you, or of the things you want. If you have to pose for a picture to make it appear real to your mind then do this, the few hours you spend in doing this will pay for its self millions of times over in your future. As mentioned earlier the future is a dream and is not real, so why not create a future picture, or dream that you want to manifest which is positive, fun and fulfilling? Rather than take on the worlds view or your ego’s view of how your life should be, and continue to play some half baked second rate movie that always ends in disaster! Now comes the fun part, creating your new future picture! To create your consequence montage various techniques can be used. I being a bit of a techno junkie found that using computer technologies in creating my montage suited me best, you will find an example of mine attached below, I simple used Microsoft Word inserting my pictures and text accordingly. I have however created an electronic template since my original version which is included IN the DVD/CD pack, or downloadable from my web site www.xxx.com which you can use to create your own electronic media version. If you are not a computer user, you can simply create yours using poster paper, glue, and pen. Try not to exceed A3 size because once you have created the montage you will need to be able to go to a print shop and have it reduced to A4, and A5 size. If you’re a very artistic person you may want to use a number of different techniques to create yours. The most important thing is that you make your montage compelling, fun, exciting and motivating. Remember there is nothing more powerful than big thinking, the bigger you allow yourself to think the more wonderful things you will manifest. Take a picture of yourself, or use a picture you already have of yourself. This picture will be situated at the center of your montage, the next action is not a necessity but I highly recommend you do it. Take the negative of your picture to a photo shop if you are not using
the electronic montage template included, and request that they flip the picture. You can also do this picture flip using the functionality built into the electronic montage disk included with the book. What this picture flip enables is for you to see a picture of yourself exactly as you see yourself everyday when you look in a mirror. Why is this required? Because you want to give your mind no escape from the fact that this central image is you, and is how you see yourself most often, leaving no gaps for mental escape and denial that this is how you see yourself. The next step is to begin sticking your collected pictures around the central image of yourself, group these pictures into areas as mentioned earlier, social intentions, mental intentions, material/financial intentions, spiritual intentions, family intentions, career intentions etc. associated with each of the groups of pictures include text to describe what your intention is for each of the categories, for example in spiritual group of pictures you might write, I intend to have peace, love, health and joy in my family. Or I always put my family first, we have an abundance of joy. Do the same for each group of pictures. Now to add the finishing touch. Insert lines linking the groups of pictures to your central image, with arrow heads on the lines point in your images direction. This represent and creates an image and flow in your mind when looking at the montage that your intention are coming towards you, that you have a pull in place to attract and manifest all these things for your life. How to use the montage, now that the montage is complete, if you have used the electronic template provided print it out, on A4 and A5 paper using a color printer, make about 4-5 copies of each size, then take these printed images to a print shop and ask that they laminated it for you, this will insure that the montage will last no matter where you put it, or how often you use it. If you have use poster paper to create your montage, take the completed image to a print shop. Ask that they reduce and print it for you in color on A4 and A5 paper, make about 4-5 copies of each size, then ask that they laminate these for you. Well done you now have a visual image of how you want your life to be. To insure maximum effectiveness of these montages, place or stick the various copies in diverse place that your frequent often, the mirror in the bathroom, your dressing table, in the dressing room, on the toilet door, put one in your gym bag, hand bag/purse, somewhere in your workspace, slot one in to your work folder, the one that you use to take notes in meetings, put one on the passenger seat of your car, etc. The intention is to look at this montage as often as possible every single day. Look at it first thing in the morning, at lunch time, before bed, on the way home from work. The more you look at this image and become involved in creating a story associated to it in your mind, the faster your intentions will manifest. I assure you that if you do this you will begin to manifest what you see, possible faster than you can
imagine. It is quite astonishing how fast some of the intentions can actually manifest. Quite often just a simple glance of the montage immediately sets of a spark of excitement and motivation within, the more you look and imagine, and the quicker the mind is able to replay the story at a simple glance. This is one of the most powerful manifestation techniques I have used in the past decade. It really, really works. Most of the intentions I place on my montage have manifest over the past 5 years and then some. As things manifest you can remove them and replace them with something new. The electronic tool provided is especially effective for adding and removing intentions as required. As you visualize using the montage see the reaction people have with regard to your achievement Make the picture in your mind as real as possible, hear the sounds, smell the smells, feel the emotions, experience the benefits, see the colors, see the expression on people’s faces to your new found achievements, believe that you already have attained you intention throughout the duration of your visualization. Do this every day as often as you can, the more you do this the faster you manifest. The initial work in setting this up dose require some effort, but once you’re done it is so simple to just look at the image, create the story associated to the montage in your mind, and watch as your life is transformed, one intention at a time. Do it, the input required is far less than the output received! This technique has totally transformed my life and I still use it on a daily basis.
Example of how a consequence Montage might look
My business makes me famous; I mix with the stars.
I have incredible friends, and an excellent social life.
I easily attract joy, peace, love and Money into my life!
I love my wife; we are always happy, fulfilled, joyful, and proud effective parents.
I am a money magnet!!
I am the CEO at work now , rich, powerful, famous, successful, happy!
My Car, Will buy December 2011.
I’m going to Europe may 2011. Paris, skiing, London, Rome!
There are various other ways of creating consequence montages for your life. In this modern age there are a number of online services which are mostly free I will give you some of the internet sites that you might want to go and have a look at for building your dreams. Some Web resources for building goal charts, vision boards, consequence montages, etc. try these sites below they are very cool and will let you build electronic visualization boards for free. www.visionboard.com www.mindmovies.com
New chapter: Precious Moments This book is as a result of various precious moments I have experienced in my life. These moments have been the experiences I have never forgotten, and the ones I will always cherish. These are the moments humans spend their entire existence chasing after. The screw up with chasing after precious moments is that these moments never occur when they are being chased after. They simply happen when least expected, like magic, bringing feelings of lightness to our existence. These are the times in our lives when we have felt feeling of complete fulfillment and deep peace. Please note that I am not referring to happiness here, as happiness is superficial in comparison to the deep feeling of peace these experiences bring. I want you to think back on your life right now. In this regression in thought I ask that you focus only on those precious moments you have had. Those moments that have been so significant, and fulfilling that you will never forget them. Some examples might be your marriage, the birth of your children, a significant success in your career, a holiday, being selected for a special team, or any other activity you are
involved in regularly that bring these feeling of deep peace and fulfillment. As you begin to recall these various experiences, I want you to think back to the state of awareness you were in while experiencing them. were you nervous, did you have any reason to doubt the peace you were feeling, or did the peace just come as a natural consequence for you of the calming nature of the activity which brought it on, and the ease with which it happened, and the depth of peace it was able to bring. How much thought was required to enjoy the experience completely, or was there very little thought. Did the experience in its complete magnificence, totally stop the incessant thought processes in your head, or did you completely stop thinking logically, and instead find yourself in a pure space of experiencing, and feeling, without any requirement to judge or analyze the situation? I am not sure what the results of this exercise have revealed to you, but when I first did this exercise, I made a huge realization that for the most part, all of these precious moments where accompanied by little logical thought, and I found a big emphasis on me feeling, experiencing, and simply being able to just be in the moment, completely relaxed, totally fulfilled and at peace! These glorious moments in my existence where completely dominated by an element of complete and total presence. As I saw these pictures materialize in my awareness, I realized that at these times I was completely conscious, and totally focused on the one thing that I was doing at that time, the moment was that significant, fulfilling, and enjoyable as to have the power to bring my entire being into complete and utter consciousness. When these precious moments occur for us we say a miracle! It is not a miracle, but rather a manifested intention set by you, these moments have happened for you because you set and manifest it! You brought about these significant moments!! Your thinking, though you might not be aware of it, bring about all the most fantastic, and disappointing experiences in your life and nothing else. As mentioned earlier in earlier chapters, as you thing, so shall you be! Those deep subconscious thoughts and feeling are exactly the things that mold your world, and nothing else! What you think about, is what you are! What you expect to get for yourself is exactly what you get. But absolutely, exactly! This is the crazy thing about life. We spend all our time worrying about shit we cannot control, shit man!! We should just be out there living!!! Being, doing, and having!! The mental pictures, and dialogue, you play continually, over and over again in your mind, these things are the things that define your life! Our precious moments are the times in our lives where we are given a small glimpse into the great wonders presence,
consciousness, and peace afforded us. These are the times the opportunity of receiving the proof that complete peace is attainable, and that if we want to have this for our lives consistently, and on demand, we simply need to change the way we think, and acknowledge that there is indeed a great possibility to develop this as a sustainable experience. If you have had this experience even once, is this not proof enough that if you have managed to experience this even once, then why is it not possible to learn by implementing it is completely possible to be have these experiences and feeling consistently, and that if the mannerisms that you had online mastered change our life, which make us realize that we are a spiritual being, having a human experience, in a human body, on our beautiful Earth! This is a bit of a mystery which is filled with a whole lot of other humans, and other living things, and objects, and illusions.
The most important part of living a fulfilling and satisfying life is the quality of our relationships. This is an extremely broad and sweeping statement, but it is true! The most fulfilled humans are those who have a vast sum of healthy and supportive relationships. These relationships include, but are not limited to, human relationships, your relationship with nature and Mother Earth (Gaia), your relationship with your natural earthly body self (the Mind and Ego) and higher being self (the Soul), your relationship with God the source of all things. God is a difficult word to fathom, it has so many programmed responses attached to its use as captured by the mind through years and years of programming received, recorded, and saved in the archives of the human mind, every single person alive has a different perception attached to the meaning of this word. The Moslem, Jew, Christian, Mormon, Hindu, New Age, Spiritualist, Zionist, etc. will all have a very
different programme activated in the mind in response to the programme running related to the word God. We are all different as a result of the programmed response we make due to the varying programmes we all run and live by. These programs are an illusion and we are all fooled by the minds requirement to have absolute control, this absolute control is the desperate attempt of the human mind (the Ego) to rule and be king, always! The second the Ego detects that a human being is beginning to enlighten and realise that the human mind has a very distinct and vital role to play in the life of each of us, but that it is not an instrument to be use for the controlling and manipulating of everything, it launches programmes to protect its status within us and will be as manipulative as it can in keeping control and calling the shots.
We must all realise the we are the direct off spring of our source, or GOD as the world has chosen to name this all powerful, all providing, abundant source of all that is, and the time has come that we all wake up and realise that the human mind is a magnificent tool that serves as an execution centre for the commands it is delivered form the command centre of our being, the higher Self, the soul. The soul is the ultimate decider of that which will transpire in our lives, it is the CEO of our human existence, and is the communication channel for all human being to the Source of all that is, God, pure being, consciousness, oneness, emptiness, salvation, exaltation, enlightenment etc.
The quality of our relationships is determined by our ability to give more fully and connect with the higher self within us and then in others and show people with our hearts and actions of service, how sincerely we want an honest, supportive and satisfying relationship with them. The success of a relationship is determined by the energy emitted between the two, or a group, before a word is ever said. If you are a nervous, unconfident, critical, non supportive, negative, low energy individual, this is the message you will communicate to anyone you come into contact with, or are attempting to develop a relationship with, meaning you will only attract things and people into your life who contain a similar energy vibe, as much as you desire attracting your polar opposite, this is seldom the case and people of similar frequency vibes will group together, and stick together. The various energy vibes we emit are the underlying survival techniques of the human ego, it
will only gather and feel absolutely comfortable and totally trusted in a group of people who emit a similar energy frequency than what they do. All the varying energy frequencies will gather together and mix, work and socialise together, but even within these smaller groups, smaller, tighter groups will be formed between those individuals who operate at a similar frequency to theirs within the larger group.
Does this make sense?? You can only receive that which your mind is continually prompting you to accept, it would feel uncomfortable in any other setting which is not in sync with the energy requirements you require as measured up against the life programme running deep within you as discussed previously. This programme in the mind is the very thing that keeps every human from full enlightenment. So long as you continue to behave and be this way you will always have these pre programmed circumstances continually cropping up in your life. Scary thought, but none the less true, if this character type describes you, that is fine, breath in deep, breath out and say this is who I am programmed to be, this is not who I am deep in my soul. The I am deep within you is pure, innocent, fulfilled, satisfied, content, abundant, kind, loving, expansive, beautiful, forgiving, receptive, non judgemental, exalted, right now, this very moment!!!!! It is there NOW!!!!! Right Now!!!!!! Be silent for a few moments and listen to the quiet between all the noises you hear, listen now, can you hear it? The quite, the space between the noise, this space is that same place deep within you, there, right now! All you have to do is learn to develop quite time in your life every single day, and the wonders you will find in this quite between the noise is awareness, space, the great divide between mortality and immortality. This quite space within is the bridge between this mortal world and the immortal world, this is the doorway, the portal if you would, to all the wonders of creation.
This quite space within us is the space we all long for and deeply know as our eternal home and palace of pure bliss, and absolute emptiness, the great I Am, this space within you opens the flood gates to an experience so magnificent, it is impossible to express the feeling in words, as they do not have the slightest power to fully express the feeling of pure consciousness.
To explain Emptiness in the human being is not possible, it is a state that can only be experienced. Once it has been experienced it can absolutely transform an individual with in an instant, this event is termed a satore in Zen teachings, an instant awakening, a realization made that immediately transforms the way you see things and brings you into a space of immediate receptivity to the communication frequency of the source, and thus an immediate realisation and awakening occurs as you become more enlightened and are universally drawn closer to the life source. The amount of time you spend inhabiting this frequency zone, the more enlightened you will become, as you spend more and more time in this space you make realisations and grow until eventual, you become a permanent resident in this zone and it becomes your home, you feel comfortable inhabiting this space and you eventually will become like Buddha, and attain full enlightenment, or get twinkled as I like to term it, instantly transported from this word into the great wonders of eternity, with your body transformed into to spirit form to live in eternal bliss, this is how I have learned it goes?? Anyhow regardless of whether you are twinkled like Buddha in this life time, frequenting this energy zone will bring to you the most magnificent joy filled life you could never begin to imagine via the use of your Ego dominated mind, the Ego mind has no desire to frequent this silent, present space and is also terribly frightened by it, as this is the one space where it cannot exist, it is powerless in this space, it has no purpose here, as a result that this space requires no thought. Amazing is in it! The one space where we all stand to gain the most of our existence, requires no thought! “How absolutely bazaar” our Ego might say, “how on Gods Earth do you think you can be all that you could possibly want to be and not have to have a single thought about it?” The Ego Mind is not correct however, thinking is the one place where we will not find God no matter how much the Ego tries to convince us this is so. The Ego will never accept this truth about its self and will never give up trying to force us to think, analyse, build up visions of grandeur for our future while never being satisfied with the present, it will always take you to a place in the future or past where life appears to be either better or worse dependent on what it is trying to get you to do, focusing on what is not working now and forces the need to build up external treasures in a hope that this will satisfy the human beings desire for peace and Joy, but this is not possible and again the Ego is confused in thinking that the pleasure of thinking and having pleasure can be a substitute for Joy. Pleasure can never substitute Joy, pleasure always come from external things, while Joy is situated within us. Pleasure always fades and becomes
boring, forcing us to seek out alternate pleasures to substitute the ones that are no longer doing the trick for us.
I think this is what the biblical scriptures are trying to teach when they council us away from building up for ourselves riches which have no value once we pass back to the eternal dimension, having complete freedom from the flesh and human Ego requirements is being able to accept that the space of no thought is the only space we as humans can be and fully connect with Joy, and attain full enlightenment! No other place or thing can bring about this state.
Joy is essential for maintaining successful and long term relationships, especially those of an intimate nature, our relationships if filled with Joy will sustain almost any onslaught the Ego might launch. Trying to attain Joy in a relationship will not happen as a result of the things we have, but rather as a result of the relationship we have developed via service, that support and nurture our journey to be all that we can be.
Pain Vs Pleasure! There are two major factors driving human behavior, pleasure and pain. We seek after pleasure and avoid pain. One major problem we face in today’s world is instant gratification. So many things today are tailor made specifically to cater for man’s need for instant pleasure. Only problem is that most of these tailor made products offer heaps in terms of instant gratification but very little in terms of long term lasting happiness. The abuse of alcohol, drugs, food, sex, credit, etc are currently at an all time high and while these products do indeed offer a great deal in terms of short term happiness, they all lead to long term unhappiness. True happiness comes as a result of balance, acceptance of self, and knowing what brings pleasure and what bring pain into your life. The big challenge is that only experience in life teaches this, no matter how often we hear from another of the pain caused to them as a result of bad decisions they made, life’s best teacher is always experience.
You can only truly understand a situation with all of your senses, once you have experienced it with all of your senses. For example you cannot understand what it feels like to burn your hand on a hot plate, until you have burned your hand on a hot plate! This is sadly often the turning point for most of us in life. We will not take advice easily it is just not in our nature. Often we must first feel the true pain or pleasure of a situation before we will adapt, or change our ways. Carrying on from this, it is also the level of pain we feel which will determine the speed at which these changes take place. This point then leads on to those many negative programs we carry around with us built upon the many painful experiences we have had that limit our growth in the future. It’s a vicious circle but this is how it is and often as a result of these programs we start to avoid pain based on previous experience, or feedback received from another. Using this information a database is then created in our minds and in this database we store all the experiences of our life. It is necessary to develop a mechanism that allows us access to this information for the purpose of guiding us through the pain and toward lasting peace and joy. As you read on I will divulge a brilliant method to gain access to the power of you deepest thoughts and experiences providing a fool proof method of using your subconscious mind to achieve great peace and success in life. There in not a more powerful a tool for the growth of mankind than the power of the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind has the power to achieve anything it is instructed to achieve all that is necessary is for us to learn how to tap in to it, and apply its power, and in so doing manifest for our lives all our intention and dreams. I will show how this is made possible as we move forward in the book.
In order to attain anything of value in life we must learn and apply the above formula where ever possible. This formula is a powerful means by which to bring about change and grown in all human endeavours.
Motivation is the driving force behind growth. Motivation occurs because of desire for change or gain. Motivation is often as a direct result of becoming totally fed up with the current state of affairs and is often as a result of pain. Pain more often than not forces people to change. How often have you asked
yourself after perusing a certain goal, why am I doing this? What is my desired result? How will I achieve it? Can it be done? When will I do it? How will I do it? What is the reward? Should I do it?
If you learn to use the above set of question you will quickly develop a very powerful method of deciding what is and is not working in your life experience. Pleasure and Pain There are two major factors driving human behavior, pleasure and pain. We seek after pleasure and avoid pain. One major problem we face in today’s world however is that of instant gratification. So many things today are tailor made specifically to cater for man’s need for instant pleasure. Only problem is that most of these tailor made products offer heaps in terms of instant gratification but very little in terms of long term true happiness. The abuse of alcohol, drugs, food, sex, credit, etc are currently at an all time high and while these products do indeed offer a great deal in terms of short term happiness, they all lead to long term unhappiness. True happiness comes as a result of balance, acceptance of self and knowing what brings us pleasure and what bring us pain. The big challenge however is that only experience in life teaches this, no matter how often we hear from another of the pain caused to them as a result of bad decisions they made, life’s best teacher is always experience.
You can only truly understand a situation with all of your senses, once you have experienced it with all of your senses. For example you cannot understand what it feels like to burn your hand on a hot plate until you have burned your hand on a hot plate. This is sadly often the turning point for most of us in life. We will not take advice easily from others it is just not in our nature, often we must first feel the true pain of a situation before we will change our ways. Carrying on from this it is also the level of pain we feel which will determine the speed at which we are motivated to make these changes. This point then leads on to those many negative programs we carry around with us built upon the many painful experiences we have had that limit our growth in the future. It’s a bit of a vicious circle but this is how it is and often as a result of these programs we start to avoid pain based on previous experience. It is however necessary to overcome the fear of pain in
order to grow and develop. The big secret is to accept the fact that pain is a bye product of life and learning to cope with pain as opposed to avoiding it is the only route to happiness. It is also not a bad idea when you have the ability to control it to decide what is sensible pain and what is not, if this makes any sense at all. We all develop a database in our minds as we grow of all the experiences we have had, this is called the subconscious mind and in this database we hold all of our life experiences. It is necessary to develop a mechanism that allows us access to this information for the purpose of guiding us through the pain and to the pleasure. As you read on I will divulge a brilliant method to gain access to the power of you deepest thoughts and experiences providing you a fool proof method of using your subconscious mind to achieve great happiness in life. There is no more powerful tool for the growth of mankind than the power of the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind has the power to achieve anything it is instructed to achieve all we need to learn is how to open its content up and apply its power to attracting for us all of our hopes and dreams. I will show how this is made possible as we move forward in the book.
One of the golden rules to achieving happiness is that you are at the center of your own universe and every decision you make affects your perception of yourself and the outcomes you will achieve. We all need to accept the fact that we govern our own lives and that no one else is in control of our decisions but ourselves. It has been the practice since time began for individuals to lay blame for their outcomes on others. This approach has become common practice and is the root cause for mankind’s unhappiness. If we do not take responsibilities for our own lives no one else will. The reasoning behind this statement is that people have enough to worry about making their own lives work and often are not that concerned about the challenges and concerns of others. This might sound like a very dim view to take on mankind but it is an observation I have made and baring a very small percentile of unique people who dedicate their lives to helping others before themselves, the above statement applies to most. I am not saying that all of mankind are cold heartless people because most of us have a compassionate side, some more than others but on the whole we are all concerned about our own wellbeing above all else. It is our nature to survive and survival is at the very core of us all. We live in a world where survival of the fittest is the order of the day, if you are not looking out for your own survival, what makes you think someone else will do it for you? You are responsible for your own happiness and the second you accept this
responsibility you enforce the second great law in life and that is the power of choice. You choose and you experience life based upon your choices, choice is a wonderful thing but with it comes great responsibility. Can you imagine living in a world where everything was decided for you and each morning you hand an absolutely clear idea of what the day would hold for you. How boring, choice is the flavor of life! If we took away choice life would have very little meaning, so embrace it, enjoy this fact and take responsibility for your choices and life will develop meaning and depth for you. If you choose to sit on the fence and wait until decisions are forced upon you life become very pressurized, make the decision today to exercise choice frequently. Don’t just follow the masses take the time out and really think about your choices because at the end of the day you need to live with them. If you decide to do something no one else is to blame but you. Freedom to choose and taking responsibility for these choices it is a most vital ingredient in the recipe for a happy life.
Before you can give you motivation wings you must believe that what you are telling you mind you want, is achievable. You must accept full responsibility for making your actions effective, if you send your life chasing after changes you want for your life, but lack the belief that, that which you seek is achievable, and then you are finished before you even start. Belief is not something you can explain, often concepts that require belief have no definite possibility of achievement other than those beliefs you have in your mind about the possibility of the outcomes being manifested. The power of intention is required in all things you intend attracting into your life, the more you convince your mind that achievement of your desires is possible the more power your motivation will receive and the better chance you will have of reaching your intention.
Belief requires nothing more than expecting that which you focus on to be true. I like explaining the concept as beginning with the end in mind. The power of using this technique is incredible and assists in the development of belief. If you constantly see that which you are wanting clearly in your mind as already having actualized for your life before you set out on a path to
attracting it, your entire system will be sitting in the correct energy field to bring it to you quickly if you continually show it pictures or tell it affirmations that you already have it, the desired result will actualize. This might sound a bit freaky but it really works. I have been doing this for years and the benefits I have experienced as a result of this practice are immeasurable.
How to implement beginning with the end in mind:
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