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Hello, my friend…
Last month I started off by writing about change being in the air.
Today those feelings of change, evolution, and possibility are all around us. All the doors are open, and now it’s our responsibility to step inside.
I know what the headlines are (though I’ve tuned out quite a bit since the election), but personally, I’ve never felt better about my life, my business, or my future. I hope you’re riding the same wave, moving into the light instead of standing in the darkness.
In honor of reaching this tipping point in our collective consciousness, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new community I’m forming. Things officially start in January, but now’s a great time to get on board. You can read more about the Very Cool Life Network 2009 below.
Finally, a special thanks to all of you who sent a note or card about my friend Jezebel the cat last month. She’s missed, but everything’s cool.
As always, thanks for your support and thanks for reading this.
P.S. If you like this, please share it with someone. Or leave a comment. Same is true if you don’t like it… Thanks!
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
A couple months back I wrote about some problems I was having with a contractor I hired to build a retaining wall on my property. I shared my belief that the experience was teaching me the power of taking responsibility for everything that shows up in my life, not just the stuff that pleases me or works out in my favor.
While I believe that taking personal responsibility is an essential factor in being a deliberate creator, as more time passed it became apparent that I was still missing some part of the lesson. I knew this because nothing improved with my situation. My money was still gone, my wall remained unfinished, and my contractor failed to return my phone calls.
Reminding myself to take responsibility for the situation allowed me to take my focus away from blaming the contractor for just long enough for me to ask myself a better question.
How did I get here?
I held that question in my consciousness for a while and soon after, the answer came to me. I was reading a few pages of Esther and Jerry Hicks’ Money, and the Law of Attraction in the morning when one sentence stopped me cold. Even though the message was a familiar one, this time it was as if the sentence were written in neon.
“The most valuable skill that you could ever develop is the skill of directing your thoughts toward what you want…”
I just read the words over and over. The elegant simplicity of the message held such power, such freedom.
Of course, the foundational principle of the Law of Attraction is that your thoughts create your reality. Our emotions serve as our internal GPS systems, providing guidance as to the proper course for us to take in life. When we choose thoughts that feel good, we create more of that which feels good. Likewise, when we choose thoughts that do not feel good, we create unwanted outcomes in our life.
As I basked in the resonance I felt from the message, I started to think about my earliest thoughts about my construction project, long before any work crew ever arrived.
The wall sits at the base of my driveway, so I’d see it nearly every day. For the past two years, every time I passed the wall, I noticed more deterioration. I focused on the little chunks of earth making their way through the seams and I’d think to myself, “How much longer can this last?” and “How am I going to pay for this?”
Out of unconscious reflex, my thoughts went directly to focusing on that which I did not want. I did not want to hire the wrong person. I did not want this project to become a financial drain. I did not want a new wall built so poorly that it would fall down in another few years.
As a result of activating so many fearful thoughts, I created the precise conditions I did not want. In fact, the only Law I seemed to be applying with any success was Murphy’s.
Again, having studied these principles and practiced living my life in harmony with them, I knew better than to act this way. But I still did. Why?
Because in this situation, I allowed myself to fall back into default mode and operate out of my conditioning. I fell back into my old neural pathways of worry, doubt, and fear. Not because I wanted to, but rather because I thought I had to. Deep down, there were still parts of me that believed that worrying about things is a necessary (maybe even helpful?) way of being.
I’ll bet that you have this going on too. In fact, we seem to have a form of Stockholm Syndrome going on with our conditioned thoughts. They have kept us imprisoned for so long that we begin to empathize with our captors. For example, I have heard many people argue for why it’s better for them to hold on to their “reasonable concerns,” their “rational fears” and their “healthy anxieties.”
We’ve lived so closely to our conditioning that it very often slides under our radar, even when we’re looking for it. None of my fearful thoughts about my retaining wall reflected how I really wanted things to be, I carried them out of habit. I chose these thoughts so many times that they became my beliefs. In turn, my beliefs created my reality.
It’s important to acknowledge that while directing one’s thoughts is a simple concept, it’s not always easy to do. But here’s what makes it worthwhile: The outcomes you get from directing your thoughts are exponentially more powerful that the outcomes you get from your labor or your attempts to “figure it out” or trying to “make things happen.”
If this way of being resonates with you, you need to practice choosing thoughts that feel good to you. Again, this is simple, but it requires your awareness and your commitment to a new way of being.
I recommend that you start your day by taking 10 to 15 minutes each morning sitting someplace quiet. Think about what you’d like to create in your life and allow yourself tap into the feelings of your desires. (An effective way to do this is to ask yourself WHY you want what you want).
Think about money flowing to you. Think about living in perfect health. Think about feeling inspired and connected in your work. Think about being in a relationship that amplifies the joy in your life. Put your awareness on that which feels good. Practice. And then watch what happens.
Change your thoughts and you change your life. The power is yours.
If you resonate with the message in this month’s feature, then I encourage you to explore the new community I am forming, The Very Cool Life Network, 2009.
I will spare you the hype and hyperbole and just say that I believe that this will be the most powerful community of progressive thinkers and conscious creators in the history of humankind. If Abraham Lincoln, John Lennon, and Gandhi were alive today, clearly, they would all be charter members of this collective brain-trust.
The good news is that while they cannot join us, there’s room for you!
If you wish to really change what you create in your life, you will need to do something different than you are doing now. This starts with becoming aware of your thoughts and entering the practice of choosing something better.
I will be leading a community of like-minded people who wish to develop the most valuable skill there is: The ability to direct our thoughts toward what we desire.
It’s all possible. And it all starts and end with you.
I’ve had several deep breakthroughs in my own awareness recently. I’ve never been more excited about my life and I sincerely wish to share this with people who are ready to completely upgrade their lives.
I am happy to say that the group is filling briskly already, and I invite you to read more about what I am offering by following the link below.
And please do not hesitate to contact me. This is my passion.
I hope you take me up on this opportunity to connect!
>>> BOOKS <<<
- Money and the Law of Attraction by Jerry and Esther Hicks (get it. read it. live it).
- The Whore’s Child by Richard Russo (short stories)
>>> RANDOM NEURAL FIRINGS <<<
- The greatest website ever created is here.
- I joined Facebook. Find me there if you, um, wanna like be BFF or something…
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