All those years focusing on a belief that somehow you
couldn’t do it – somehow you weren’t good enough, were years influenced by
lies.All those decisions to not
attempt a greater endeavor, to not initiate choices that carried passionate
momentum due to some alliance you and I formed with futility and helplessness,
were decisions rooted in illusion. Yes, regardless of who spoke of your
supposed inabilities or how often you were told of them does not change the
greater reality that it was all a lie.
The truth is that you are what you think you are. Not what
someone else thinks you are, but what you continuously, habitually define
yourself to be.
Time and energy spent begrudging family members, former
friends or spouses, companies and institutions, teachers, bosses, circumstances
and geographical locales is time spent in a misguided and pointless
alliance.Blaming people or
situations for why your life did not work out the way you’d dreamed will no
more advance your desire for freedom and joy than it does to gather up those
who lock you into smallness with hugs of pity and lunch time “ain’t it awful”
If what you sincerely want is relief and freedom, then the
grudge, blame and disdain we may carry must decrease at the level of value we
priced it at and a greater value must be given to accepting responsibility for
the choices repeatedly made and the beliefs habitually supported.
In order to experience a life different than the one you may
be experiencing now, you must be willing to consider that these propositions
In Chinese culture the phrase paper tiger is a colloquialism describing how something may
appear powerful on the surface, but in reality is nothing to be afraid of.
Belief in unworthiness is a well-fed paper tiger.Unworthiness is a lie.
If we stop feeding this tiger that has long dominated our
decisions then what are we left with?
An invitation to live while we are alive. – fully live –
uncovering understanding and insight into how the Universe is responding to our
every thought.Our physical days
areluxuries whereby we may prove
time and again how we are infinitely more beautiful than we give ourselves
credit for.That we are
instruments, vessels in which a Divine Intelligence hungers to create, dance,
sing and thrive by means of us.We
are asked to feed this energy rather than the flimsy paper of an illusional
We live by the creed…..to the degree…..
…to the degree we believe in a world that is working…..is
the degree in which our world rises up to offer us solution and kindness
….to the degree that we embrace how each life matters….is
the degree in which the perpetual current of fulfillment and relationships
flood over our hearts threshold and provide us with community and sustaining
….to the degree we believe our voice was meant to be
heard….is the degree in which all ears tune in to the rhythm and cadence of our
soul’s unique message.
And above all, know that life is eternal.Our earth experience is but a select
passage embedded in an adventure book that knows no end.
Remember, only love is real, all else is but a paper tiger.
The author Neville wrote that the world of creation is
finished and its original is within us.
Our opportunity is to see that desired creation – sense,
feel, smell, taste it – even dialogue with it as if no time existed between now
and its manifestation - to know that what we desire is already created.
Sometimes the simplicity and power of this spiritual
practice gets swept under a rug of forgetfulness and we fall back into the
notion that we are bound by linear time, earthly deadlines and specified forms.
You want that promotion? Stop talking about the competition, downsizing and reasons why it's just not feasible and spend a spa moment in consciousness luxuriating in how it feels to be working in a creative environment that really gets you, loves you and honors you financially in unprecedented ways. See in your mind's lens that radiant face of yours beaming at the fact that you get to go to the most incredible job.
About now is where the cynicism kicks in, the sarcasm, the arguing for limitations. We're just too lazy to create that spa moment for ourselves - something so powerful and free yet readily disposed of by our day to day habits and rituals. It's an amazingly stupid way to live.
The power to manifest our individual intentions is
readily available to us in this very moment.
We simply begin to develop an understanding of
*what it is we want,
*how it is we wish
Answering the question
*why we want it wouldn’t hurt
And with that clear
intention we go on a deliberate journey in mind to the imagined moment when it
is all in place and our hearts are grateful for it.
When was the last time you tried this for yourself?
Take an idea, desire or hope and describe
what your life would be like having it all be here now.Close your eyes and build up to
sustaining mental image making for at least 5 minutes a day.Condition your imagination that this is your new normal.
We’re never too to new or advanced to
practice this powerful process every day.