There has been a lot of talk and speculation over the past few years about how manifesting and abundance works in our lives. I would say the trigger for the renewed interest in it came with the publishing of the “Secret” several years ago. There were two main issues that the secret promised.
1: All you had to do was think of what you wanted, dream of it, put up a picture of it and eventually it will manifest in your life.
2nd : That it manifested from some magical unseen source and was available for everyone.
Great! Now what!?
Most of us eagerly went to work dreaming our desires in to being. In the process we were faced with a host of new things and feelings like.” It isn’t working I must be doing something wrong” or “maybe what I am asking for isn’t good” and this constant editing and judging the dream by what we saw happening in our outer world. All wonderfully uncomfortable stuff. The problem is that we are human and being human we try our best to avoid feeling pain or feeling uncomfortable so we stop doing whatever it is we believe is causing those feeling.
What I wanted to share with you is that yes in fact “DREAMING” your desire in to being is the valid FIRST part of the manifestation process. Dreaming is important because it brings to the surface contradictory energies…beliefs, feelings and emotions that cancel out the manifestation before it can begin. So let’s say you dream of having a new car. You put up the picture of the one you want, you think about it every day, you imagine what it will feel like to have it but you also feel that maybe you can’t afford it or you worry about the cost of gas and insurance or you tell your friends or family what you are trying to create and they tell you “it’s a gas hog” and you start to doubt your dream.
These fears and false beliefs will ALWAYS rise up when we dream of creating something new. They are supposed to. They do so that we can systematically address them and let them go so that the only thing left over is the dream itself. THAT’S THE FIRST PART. Many people never make it through this part because changing their thoughts and feelings is too scary and uncomfortable so they stop but if we can make it through this first part then the second part is where it all starts to happen and manifest in our lives.
The second part is “TAPPING IN TO ABUNDANCE”. This is where most spiritual people miss the mark. They believe that abundance is some magical place that they can’t see that their dreams will come from. It’s a play on the old “faith” game but has very little to do with actual manifestation because abundance is not somewhere up there… it’s right in front of our faces. Abundance surrounds us in the form of other people. Source gives to each person what they are capable of manifesting and creating in their lives. As a result there is massive abundance in form surrounding us that we can tap in to.
So many times we believed that we just “connect to Source, God, Universe, Spirit what ever we think of it as” and then abundance will flow in to form and in to our lives from somewhere out there… but it is here already in form. You want a car? Then welcome up all the fears and false beliefs that stop you from accepting one and once you have done that then get out there…IN TO THE ABUNDANCE and go find “your car”. Talk to anyone who has the one you want, dealers, private parties…keep going! Then at some point you will feel it start to flow into place. Follow the path…don’t allow discouragement to set up shop inside your mind or heart…trust it will come and it will. Once we learn to do this once it is absolutely repeatable. Remember abundance is not “out there” somewhere…it is all around you! Create away!!!
I highly recommend reading BOLD by Peter Diamandis for just how big the world can supply your dreams
Many of us were not ready to let go of the old fear based and limiting stories in our lives during the last large window of opportunity in 2012. Now for many the pain of those old limited stories and beliefs are being pressured heavily from Source so that they are rising to the surface. Source really wants us to be free from all that old stuck energy.
Naturally humans are prone to feeling fearful of change. We either get drawn into the fear and get stuck in it or we do things to try and avoid the painful feelings associated with the fear. Ego of course will always try to pin the blame on something or someone outside of ourselves in an effort to transfer the responsibility away from us in the vain attempt to try and justify and feel better about ourselves.
The real problem with this is that it is only a distraction from the finding the real solution and the way out of the old grasp of fear. We will swear that what is happening in our lives is “Real”. We will try to find people to listen to our limited story to find corroboration that what we are experiencing is in fact “Real” and in the process perpetuate the very thing we are trying not to.
It is hard to break this cycle and requires an impeccability that we do not possess when we first try. We do not have enough personal power to make much of a noticable difference at first. Ego as the always impatient voice in our head will tell us that we are not getting results fast enough or that we tried and it isn’t working and all sorts of limited beliefs and self-judgments.
So what if we don’t have enough personal power yet to feel it shift? So what if we try and supposedly fail? Impeccability is defined like this “Impeccability begins with a single act that HAS to be deliberate, precise and sustained. IF that act is repeated long enough one acquires a sense of unbending Intent which can then be applied to anything else. Once that is accomplished the road is clear. One thing will lead to another until the person realizes their full potential”~ Carlos Castaneda
The key to this is to take action with intent in a sustained way…meaning we keep going at it no matter what the ego tells us, no matter if we feel (temporarily) that nothing is being accomplished. What could this look like in practice? It could be that we sit every morning with our eyes closed and just listen. It could be that we practice recapping every night before we go to bed. It could be that we examine in real time the thoughts bouncing around in our heads without judgement…simply observing…consistently, with Intent…never stopping until we know it’s time to move on.
One of the great “no starters” or “failures to launch” for us is that we fall back to seeking out help from others and allowing ego to convince us that “it’s too hard” and we can’t do it on our own. The minute we buy into that impeccability is short circuited and we go back into our old limited energy and beliefs. “The warrior’s way offers us a new life but that life has to be COMPLETELY new. We can’t bring to that new life our ugly old ways”~ Carlos Castaneda.
The key is to trust that even though we don’t see or feel results right away that energy is in fact changing. I will share that everyone has enough personal power to start anything. Even the most weakened individuals are capable of behaving impeccably. The trick is to pull our personal power away from what weakens us to what empowers us.
There is no need to struggle dear ones…just keep trying. There is no need to judge our progress as either too slow or lacking in some way…just trust power to do it’s work if we do ours. IF we do the work power always does it’s work. There will come a time when we will have amassed enough personal power by diverting it away from what weakens us that power will automatically engage and “suddenly” we will see ourselves and the world differently. Once this happens the road ahead is clear. Trust it…you can do this.
There comes a time after years of struggle when the impeccable warrior is able to finally straighten out the energy fields that were corrupted by years practicing the limited story line presented by the imposter. This story seemed to have the foundation of truth to support it and our rational minds in the desire to be in control, to be right, agreed that it was all truly happening to us just as the story predicted. We acted as a willing participants in this passion play, the “magical theater” as my friend GG calls it and suffered as a result of this play acting.
Warriors become aware of this and as time goes on they practice removing themselves from that story line by CHOOSING to no longer play their part.
In the process they gain more and more personal power that was previously deployed in to the act of playing the part but no longer is spent doing so. The result of this is that at a certain point they will have amassed enough personal power that a tipping point is reached and a “switch” is activated that takes the warrior into a new place, a new place of freedom, understanding and clarity. It is important to note that this is not something that is strived for or a “doing” on the part of the warrior which would be a grasping but is performed by power itself once enough has been saved by the warrior.
Keep practicing! This is the essence of impeccability and the only way to freedom. Try not to practice to reach the goal of freedom, practice because it is what is required in the moment and you love yourself enough to do so right now! My beautiful partner and wife say’s the energy of this current time is to let go of the need to be right, to let go of the past and to let go of the expectations…this is a beautiful description of letting go of the old story since ALL of those are the major components of the plot line of the imposter’s play. Freedom does exist and will be “found” quite when least expect it bringing with it the gratitude for life and all the supposed struggles we went through to arrive there. I wrote a song about this and the lyrics are below. I know that if you repeat these long enough strange things are set into motion! 🙂
” I’ve travelled on this road all alone
Come so far but now I’m finally home
I can’t wait to burn in the fire of your love
When I see that look in your eyes
Loving me my heart just can’t hide and
I can’t wait to burn in the fire of your love
Once I was afraid there might
Not be something more
Now you’ve come into my life and
Something inside of me is finally free
To love, finally free to love
Finally free to love
Finally free to love
Now you’ve come into my life and
Something inside of me is finally free
To love, finally free to love
Finally free to love
Finally free to love
I have learned through practicing as have many others that when we learn to be alone and connected to Source and the higher aspects of ourselves we have the answers to nearly all of our questions. I have often shared that if people would practice being connected, asking their questions and most importantly trusting the answers they would never need to seek the answers out from a teacher or Guru or spiritual or self help book.
When we first try to spend some quiet time alone with ourselves it feels uncomfortable since we are so trained to be “entertained” by the world outside of us.
Still when we keep trying ( which is by definition “impeccability”) we gradually get better at being alone with ourselves and a whole new world opens up before us. A world where who we are and what we are become more and more apparent.
If we are truly courageous Self Explorers we can see everything about ourselves free from the self judgement and then a miracle happens….we can “Choose” what we want to keep in our lives and let go of what we do not want to keep any longer.
There is an initial learning and then the practicing of what we have learned and then this cycle repeats until we have reached a point of BEing connected always and trusting what we are hearing and feeling.
This is an amazing milestone in the life of Self Explorers and after the long journey there can be the temptation to think we have arrived. Our entire lives are a journey so when we reach this point it is important to remember to continue to practice the basics along with the more advanced work. Especially when we reach this level of mastery it is even more important to continue to take the time to be quiet and alone with Self and to keep asking questions and growing daily.
Remember, everything is energy, our feelings, our thoughts, our physical bodies. Since everything is energy then it makes sense to understand how energy works and this begins with the awareness of our own energies. Once we have the awareness of our own energies then we can learn to transform them into energies that are more in alignment to what our dreams are and our Authentic Selves. Once our energies are in alignment with Love and Light ( the essence of who we really are) then our dreams will begin to manifest in to form in front of our eyes.
Remember that no one thing, no energy is more important than the others. It is not possible to experience life without the physical body but the physical body is only a temporary shell that our souls flow into in order to have the experience of life.
Our thoughts are the beginning of the manifesting process and so they impact everything else and our HEARTS are the creation machine itself, the power of our manifesting…oh how we should jealously guard our hearts and feed them only thoughts and actions that create our highest probabilities!
In truth if we truly take the time to know ourselves in love and clean and clear out all of the old limiting and negative thoughts and the stressful emotions that are attached to them then the physical body can’t help but to become optimal!
So do not favor one energy over the other or you will become imbalanced…spend time keeping your physical body healthy but not at the expense of ignoring your thoughts and feelings. It doesn’t matter how good you “look” if you consistently have crappy thoughts because these thoughts will impact the way you feel and approach life and ultimately impact your physical body with the stress that comes from being out of balance.
So you are riding high…Great! Don’t forget to spend time with your Self, quiet and alone and asking the important questions and then trusting the answers and then acting upon them in love for your Self.
For the next few months we have the rare chance to really get to know ourselves. We have been trained that there are certain things , beliefs, behaviors, styles of clothes etc that are acceptable in order to feel loved , accepted and approved of. We tend to hide out from or resist anything that we perceive to threaten that Love and Acceptance. Naturally of course we resist other peoples beliefs, behaviors, styles of dress that we perceive may keep us from getting that.
So in the process we begin to hold on to beliefs about these things and form “opinions” “judgements” even fears about anything that threatens our pursuit of love and acceptance.
Just because we ignore those, or stuff them down or push them away does not mean they have left us…all that ends up happening is that there are HUGE portions of our beings that go unlooked at but are still there just beneath the surface. Just like in our computers we can put items in the trash but if we don’t empty the trash those things are still in the system, stuffed away in the “unacceptable” bin. The problem is that they remain there as a feature albeit unseen feature of who we are and pump out their rot into our lives..
I challenge each of you to go on THE courageous mission…THE mission to explore everything, every nook and cranny of who you are currently. It is IMPOSSIBLE to love ourselves unconditionally if we don’t know ourselves completely and accept who and what we are. The only way to know who we are is to accept where we are at in this moment, without judgement or fear. Just to sit and look at our lives, our fears, our freaky ideas…everything about ourselves.
Go forth without the judgements and fears that you might get “found out” or that you may “lose” something in the process. The GREAT SECRET that ego does not want you to find out is that the ONLY way to love ourselves unconditionally is to know everything about ourselves. The actual GREAT SECRET is that once we see the totality of ourselves we are finally free. Free of judgement, fears, regrets, expectations, disappointments, free of the compulsion to “DO” something, Free of the limiting thoughts that something is wrong in our lives or that something is missing….FREE!
In the process we can finally choose to either keep, modify or release anything that doesn’t fit into living a fulfilled, loving and powerful life. To rediscover that we are BEings of Love and Light!
The energetic window moving us in to our newest probability is finalizing as I share this. More than anything in the final months leading up to the end of 2013 it has been about cleaning out the attics and the closets of our lives. This means that all of those ooooooold stories and the energies associated with them just simply have to go.
For those of you who recognized this and did the work you will be beginning to feel a strange new power within you. A new sense of freedom. A new vision, new levels of personal power. Yes the echoes of those former stories come but we flow them instantly with little if any attachments whatsoever. The probabilities and our paths are coming together in an unbelievably powerful meeting just in front of us. Like a clean and clear creek flowing out in to an endless ocean.
Some people may continue to feel like they aren’t getting what they want out of life and may struggle with other aspects of the old story line. Old stories like “I have to do something” or “ Some thing needs to change in my relationship” all have their foundations in the old beliefs that something is wrong or missing from our lives. These are the echoes from the old life wanting to trick us and trap us into staying stuck in the old ways.
The way out of those old traps is to recognize them as echoes and to acknowledge them as that and then let them flow back into the universe untouched and unattached to.
For those who are now experiencing that strange new freedom and power…STAY! Stay tuned in to Source, Stay present in the moment, Stay detached from the compulsion to “DO something” Pay attention to WHO and WHAT you really are. This is a being of Love and Light with a direct connection and access to the unlimited supply of Source. Dream your big dreams, love your Self unconditionally, after all who knows you better than you? Love yourself in all of your unsureness, all your supposed shortcomings, all of your quirks area all loved by Source and who are we to say any different?
Wondrous and great things are just ahead of us now. Wait and then act when you feel the unmistakable presence of Source and watch the magic unfold in your life. Make your Self the priority the more filled up with love, light, gratitude, joy, forgiveness, peace and calmness the more you have to give to others and the world.
Here is my prayer for my Self and for all of you. Help us to love ourselves unconditionally for out of that comes everything beautiful in this life.
Ego will work us over in these situations by trying to make it feel like we can’t or don’t want to make a “bad” choice and so we get stuck. We get stuck waiting for something to appear, some sign, some sort of magic that let’s us know that “THIS” is the way to go.
Unfortunately most of the time it simply doesn’t work like that. We have to trust Source and MOVE OUT in the direction of what we desire and Love in order to connect to that Flow of Source. It is constantly moving and so it is kind of like reaching up and grabbing on and then going for the ride of our lives!
What stops us from the trusting and reaching up? Fear….plain and simple fear. The belief that we may “screw up” the fear of that, the fear of what others might think of it or us, the fear of letting go of the old things we have been doing and all the procrastinations and rationalizations that go along with that. The great thing about fear is that once you know what it really is it can be used as a launch pad, a diving board to get us up and going instead of stalling and stopping us in our tracks.
Here is what don Juan Matus had to say about this.“Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.”
This question is one that only a very old man asks. Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same, they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long long paths, but I am not anywhere, I am right here , right now.
Ask yourself “Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.
Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.”
Trust Source, Trust your instinct, let go BECAUSE you are afraid, jump BECAUSE you are afraid! Nothing changes until we let go, open up and take action on what we love…period. Recently I had the opportunity to create from a tremendous energy of unconditional love and the results were so powerful and miraculous that I began to have a new perception. The power of what we are feeling has a direct relationship with what and how we create things in our lives. Fear is a tremendously powerful creation energy because as people we tend to feel it so strongly and passionately. We spend a tremendous amount of effort and personal power trying to NOT BE afraid. When we take THIS already existing energy and transform it into Love we can create with the same speed and intensity that fear provides but with completely different outcomes.
So often we try to push away this intensity and then try to create from some lack luster place but Source can’t take us seriously if we are saying in effect “gee it would be kinda nice if I could have that” while in our minds we are thinking ” it will probably take a long time” or we simply don’t believe it will happen after all. How much more powerful it is to take the fear that it will never happen and FROM that energy convert it to “WHY NOT? LOVE IS THE MOST POWERFUL ENERGY IN THE WORLD AND I AM LOVED AND WHAT I WANT TO DO COMES FROM LOVE SO LET IT HAPPEN!”