Stuff They Didn’t Teach you in School

All of my blogs are classified into 7 categories: You design your own life, You are more than your physical body, All your power resides in the present moment, Change starts with 2-degree shifts, Detach from the outcome of events in your life, Life is dynamic and Pursue your passion.  I can’t expect you to trust the truths that I have promoted without offering you some helpful suggestions on how to realize the results for yourself.

You Design Your Own Life

Over the last 3 years, I have written a Life Plan for myself that has netted some interesting results.  The plan, which sets my intentions for what I desire, covers 10 areas: Career, Knowledge and Wisdom (your ongoing plan for personal growth), Health, Family, Reputation (how people see you), Friends and Partners, Creativity, Travel and Benefactors in your life and Benefitting others (your plan for giving back).  When you write your Life Plan you can choose less or add more categories, but it needs to be documented and have these characteristics:

  1. Needs to be written from the perspective that it has already been accomplished. 
  2. You must mention your thankfulness and gratitude for the dreams and aspirations that are about to befall you – something as simple as: I am truly thankful and grateful for this…
  3. Since this document is fluid, when your goals or aspirations change, you need to edit the document.  This may mean changing it 3-4 or 7-8 times a year depending on your changing ambitions or dreams.

I can tell you from experience that the process works.  When I look back at the plan that I had written on January 1, 2022, I am amazed at just how many events have come true.  But, don’t be discouraged if some do not materialize, it may take a year or two or three.  If they are still relevant aspirations, leave them in the document.

You are More than Your Physical Body

The moment you learn how to successfully access your IGS (Internal Guidance System) is the moment you will begin to realize that you are a whole lot more then skin and bones. How do we do this?  I know you have heard of the term Meditation, and maybe have tried it before without really achieving the results you had hoped for. The whole purpose behind meditating is to get you rooted in the present moment (your feelings of guilt or anger pull you into the past while your feelings of anxiety or fear push you into the future and remove you from the creative process), since it’s the present moment that offers us access to intelligence that facilitates the creation process for us.

I am here to tell you that a meditative state can be achieved while walking in nature, taking a bath, sitting quietly, petting your dog or cat, listening to music, or doing a thousand other things that make you happy and bring a sense of calm. Next time you are looking for an answer to one of your life’s problems, take a few moments to go and do something that roots your mind in the clarity and calmness of the present moment. Then, ask yourself a question that needs an answer and you will be pleasantly surprised at the response. 

All Your Power Resides in the Present Moment

Next time you need a way out of a difficult situation, try this:

  1. Immediately begin to live in the present as much as possible – Try to become as aware as you can of sense-data.  While you are in pain, concentrate upon all the sights, sounds, impressions in the immediate environment as well as the feelings of ease felt by other portions of the body.
  2. Refuse to worry – Tell yourself you can worry all you want tomorrow, or on some other occasion – but resolve not to worry in the present moment.
  3. When your thoughts do touch upon your particular problem in that present moment, imagine the best possible solution to the dilemma – Do not wonder how or why or when the ideal solution will come, but see it in your mind’s eye as accomplished.

Change Starts with 2-Degree Shifts

This is the Abraham-Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale:

  1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowerment/Freedom/Love
  2. Passion
  3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
  4. Positive Expectation/Belief
  5. Optimism
  6. Hopefulness
  7. Contentment
  8. Boredom
  9. Pessimism
  10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
  11. Overwhelment (feeling overwhelmed)
  12. Disappointment
  13. Doubt
  14. Worry
  15. Blame
  16. Discouragement
  17. Anger
  18. Revenge
  19. Hatred/Rage
  20. Jealousy
  21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
  22. Fear/Grief/Desperation/Despair/Powerlessness

And, here is the concept.  If your emotional state is one of guilt and unworthiness (21) it is almost impossible to make a quantum leap (only electrons make quantum leaps) to, say, hopefulness (6). The most you can hope for is an emotional jump of 1-2 spots at any given time, which takes personal introspection, and a 2-degree shift in perspective.  The process of moving from an emotional state of say hatred and rage (19) to one of optimism (5) is a 140-degree shift that is unattainable. Your ascension up the Emotional Guidance Scale must be done slowly, and with purpose.  Here are some suggestions:

  1. Remind yourself that even one step up is an improvement.  One step a day turns into seven in a week very quickly.  For example, instead of staying angry, try to move to being disappointed.
  2. Spend more time doing practices like meditation, energy work, prayer, yoga, and spending time in nature.  Commit to at least 30 minutes per day.
  3. Remember that growth is a process and that you will have good and bad days.  This doesn’t mean you aren’t moving in the right direction. 
  4. Change the people you are spending your time with. When you spend time with people who are living in a state of joy (or close to it) it will help lift you up and remind you where you want to be.
  5. Start practicing gratitude and shifting your thoughts from “why is this happening to me?” to “I am so grateful for the following things in my life…”
  6. Serve others. When we start feeling like we are living far from joy, it helps to serve others. By doing something for someone else and focusing on other people’s needs, we take our energy and focus away from what we are missing and put it towards helping someone else. This naturally increases our vibration and helps us see beyond ourselves and our own lives.
  7. Have fun! Another great way to get ourselves out of a “funk” and living at a higher vibration is by doing something that brings us joy. If you are having a rough day and feel like you can’t handle all the things, maybe it’s time to turn on music and have a dance party with your children. Or maybe fun for you is reading a book outside on your patio or plugging into music and going for a walk. Whatever brings you happiness or excitement, do that!

Detach from the Outcome of Events in your Life

The formula for creation is quite simple and although we may have perfected a majority of the steps in the process, if we leave out the most important one, the manifestation process fails.  Do you know what that key step is?  Detachment.

Try this if you want to manifest something:

You want something, you dwell upon consciously for a while, you consciously imagine it coming to the forefront of probabilities, closer to your actuality. Then you drop it.  Forget about it for 2 weeks.The Nature of Personal Reality, by Jane Roberts, Session 615

The act of detaching from the outcome, by not dwelling upon the results, allows the universe to manifest without expectation or a preordained result – the universe (you, your future self, and guides) are so much more creative, imaginative and ingenious then we can ever be alone.

Life is Dynamic

The word “perfect” holds many pitfalls.  In the first place it presupposes something completed and done beyond change, and so beyond motion, further development or creativity (The Nature of Personal Reality, by Jane Roberts, session 633). Let me let you in on a little secret – You are not perfect, the world you live in is not perfect, the people that surround you are not perfect nor are the people that you see splashed across social media, television, government, the movies or anywhere else. The dynamic nature of life is “characterized by constant change, activity, or progress” and that is why “perfection” is a moving target. We are all here to evolve our consciousness. Period.

I really love this quote by David W. Orr:

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But, it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”

Pursue Your Passion

Google works like this. 

Based on your search queries, Google builds a highly detailed profile of your likes, dislikes, hobbies, political leanings, buying habits, health philosophies and 1000 other data points.  It then uses these data points to drive content to you that matches your preferences.  So, if both me and you input the same query, we will get very different results based on Google’s interpretation of “who” each of us are and “what” we desire. Google’s algorithm is not unlike that of Facebook, TikTok, or Instagram.  They are feeding you the food you show a proclivity for.

The universe that we all are a part of, works in much the same way.  Every time you make a choice, the universe catalogues that choice and begins to build a profile of your choices. In return, it transmits those choices back to you in the form of experience.  Simply, you receive back in kind that which you broadcast.

By pursuing your passion, you receive back in kind the passion that you broadcast. And, since passion and happiness operate as accelerators, you are able to manifest those experiences with exponential force.  A contagious force that has the power to change lives. These are just some of the people that have harnessed this “force”:

  1. Blake Mycoskie – TOMS Shoes
  2. Bill Wilson – AA
  3. Abbe Pierre – Emmaus
  4. Yvon Chouinard – Patagonia
  5. Laura Fruitman – The Right to Shower
  6. Bryan Stevenson – Equal Justice Initiative
  7. Peter Neufeld – Project Innocence
  8. Heather Hasson – FIGS

Here is a very powerful exercise that will bring results for you:

Manifestation of Abilities

  1. Relax yourself as much as possible. Get comfortable in a chair or a bed. Tell yourself mentally that you are an excellent person, and that you want to reprogram yourself, getting rid of any ideas that contradict that particular statement.
  2. Next, gently remind yourself again: “I am an excellent person,” adding: “It is good and safe for me to express my own abilities, for in doing so I express the energy of the universe itself.”

(The Early Sessions, Book 1, by Jane Roberts, Session 6/12, Page 275)

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