Sail on the perfect sea.

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”   ~Albert Einstein

I was at a healing meditation yesterday evening. I have been unwell. I have been doing all the wrong things. I haven’t been following my intuition. I haven’t been taking great care of myself, not eating what I believe to be healthy. But, none of that matters. The real reason I haven’t gotten well is because I have not allowed the universe to heal me. I have been resisting wellness. As I was lying on my mat and blanket in the studio I asked myself why I wasn’t healing. And an answer jumped into my consciousness. My mother died at the same age I will reach this year. Do I deserve to live a longer and healthier life than she did? Let’s put it this way; I deserve to live a long and healthy life if that’s what makes me happy. It has nothing to do with my mother’s choices, it has nothing to do with her path. Does my subconscious believe that? Now it does. We don’t need to know why we have been resisting health or wealth or wisdom and my mother’s death may have nothing to do with my resistance. We just need to know we deserve to live our perfect life.

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The ego thrives on fear. When we are afraid to fail, afraid to live, afraid to say yes, then the ego remains in control. When we have faith that the universe loves us and will bring us what we need, we live in joy.

We don’t have to do anything except allow the universe to bring us what we need, but we have to have faith to allow. Well-being, abundance, and joy do not come from fear. They come from faith. Health comes from faith.

So, now I am evolving. I am not making so many intentions, I am not visualizing so much as I did. I am asking the universe to bring me the perfect, inspiring job for me, the perfect, inspiring relationship for me, and the perfect, inspiring place for me. After all, I don’t know what is perfect for me, but right now it all feels perfect. And that feeling, that knowing that the universe is conspiring with me for joy, that knowing that I need only believe, the peace I feel in faith, is what will bring me my job, my relationship, my health, and my joyful life.

We are far too hard on ourselves. We expect that we have expend so much effort and continually strive to get anything we want. It is time to stop all the working, all the worrying, all the beliefs that we have to work hard and earn what we want. It’s all here for you. It is the Garden of Eden if you want it to be. We have to stop believing in the laws of this physical world. Let go of the paradigm of struggle and striving. Embrace the spiritual power that is yours. Know that you can have heaven on earth if you choose it. Then don’t try to make it happen! That’s right, stop trying to figure it out, don’t make plans that place fear and doubt in your heart, don’t take action if it frightens you. Have faith that the universe knows what heaven on earth is for you. The plans it sends you will be inspiring, not dreadful. The action it sends you will be exciting, not tedious. The work it expects from you will be joyful, not spirit-breaking.

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If it doesn’t feel good, the universe didn’t send it. If it feels good, especially inspiring and uplifting, then you can be sure you got your marching orders from the universe. Just remember and be prepared, when you are living in the joyful moment and nearing a new plateau in your spiritual evolvement, the ego will fight back with a vengeance. It is afraid of death. Spirit fears nothing and knows there is no death. The ego will strike with renewed fear and doubt. When the ego strikes, remember all the times that you lived in faith and how good it felt and how the universe rewarded you for it, not just in physical rewards, but joy rewards.

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Tell the ego to take a leap. Ain’t nobody got time for the ego. Allow the universe to heal you, to bring you abundance, and to bathe you in loving energy. Feel loved. You are.

Affirmations;

I allow the universe to bring me an amazing life.

I open my arms to receive gifts from the universe.

All that I want is brought to me.

My powerful energy sparks the creation of my perfect life.

Lie quietly and allow the universe to fill you with love and healing energy. Move your arms or body as it feels right to you. Enjoy the peace freely brought to you.

Beliefs precede thoughts. What do you believe?

“Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein

Why do we have certain thoughts?  Why do we imagine specific scenarios?  Our thoughts and imagination depend upon our beliefs.  We don’t think that we have to get a college education in order to be a success unless it is a belief.  We don’t think that we have to be a good person in order to lead a successful life unless it is a belief.  We do not think that in order to be wealthy we have to step on some people as we climb the ladder unless it is a belief.  We don’t think that all wealthy people are greedy unless it is a belief.  We don’t think that we are never going to get to travel to Europe unless there is a belief that we can’t manifest it.

All of our beliefs precede our thoughts, precede our imagination.  We can’t think of accomplishing something if we have a belief that it is beyond us or believe that we don’t deserve it or believe that we aren’t talented enough.  Listen to your thoughts sometimes.  You may be surprised at what you think and say.  Simply saying, “What an idiot,” about yourself after doing something that may not have been the right thing to do is a little harsh.  Hearing of someone’s accomplishment, sighing and saying, “Wow, that must be incredible,” speaks a lot about whether you think you’ll be able to do it.  Of course, if you follow that with, “I’m going to  love doing that,” it’s another matter.

Often our beliefs are unknown to us on a conscious level.  We are inhibited by our negative beliefs nonetheless.  They are a core from which we draw our thoughts and from which we function.  We can override our beliefs by either recognizing them and dispelling them or by placing our new beliefs in the forefront of our consciousness and reminding ourselves through affirmations what our true self beliefs are, not the ones we were raised to believe.  The true beliefs are the ones we choose ourselves consciously with a knowing and a conviction of their truth.

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So when we seem to be stuck with our manifesting, it may not be that we are thinking the wrong thoughts.  It may be that the thoughts are not charged with the energy of a belief.  If we truly believe that good people do not get rich, that money is the root of all evil, or that having money is for those other people with the perfect hair and teeth flying first class then our thoughts are like empty cups, they will nourish nothing.  Charge your thoughts with your new well-chosen beliefs.

Our brain can not differentiate an external physical world from our imagination.  When we are dreaming we think it is real.  It is the same with our thoughts.  Our physical body responds as if it was our reality.  When athletes are hooked up to brain electrodes and told to visualize performing an athletic event their brain reacts as if they are actually performing; the same muscles that get messages from the brain during the actual performance, get the messages when they are visualizing it.  Our brain perceives the thoughts as reality. When we think we are happy, we feel happy.  When we see ourselves in a desired circumstance our emotions respond as if it already existed.  This is how we get the universe to respond in kind.  If we think something is possible, if we believe, then we can manifest that reality.  If we allow ourselves to believe that something is possible our actions will begin to follow our thoughts.

If we truly believe that we are deserving of all we desire and that there are no caveats to reaching our goals then we are unstoppable.  Recognize your self-sabotaging beliefs and tell them they no longer hold a place in your paradigm.  Tell them that in your world you are the manifestor and that the cultural beliefs, the societal beliefs, and the religious beliefs you once held no longer ring true.  Believe that you can do anything.  Look at all the people who are successful.  Are they all alike?  NO.  They come from many different cultures, many religious backgrounds, different education, and have different physical and mental attributes.  The one thing they do hold in common is the belief that they can accomplish their dreams.  You can share that belief.  Go ahead, share it.   I believe!

I believe in these affirmations:

  • I believe that I deserve to fulfill my dreams
  • I believe that the universe is conspiring with me to achieve my goals.
  • I believe that my thoughts manifest my life.
  • I believe that I am equal to any task that leads to my dream fulfilled.
  • I believe that all people, including me, can have their wishes come true.

Imagine that you are a small child and someone tells you that you can’t be successful.  What do you say to them?

Two of the best books on manifesting are by Wayne Dyer, Wishes Fulfilled  and by Mike Dooley, Leveraging the Universe.  I would highly recommend either of them.

Unbearable Perfection

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”  -Albert Einstein

Ego, we need to have a talk.  I hate to see you in such pain.  So afraid that things are going to go wrong.  So anxious about money.  So fearful of love.  So scared of the thought of being hurt by others.  So unwillingly to take chances and risks.  So concerned with what others think of you.   So worried about your future.  Please look at me when I’m talking with you.   I don’t mean to hurt you or judge you.  You have been raised with all of these fears.  You didn’t make them up.  I just want you to know that there is another way to live.  You can live a happy, joyful, loving, peaceful life.  Yes, you can.  Don’t look at me that way, it’s true.

You are so afraid that you will die with the body that holds you that you fear everything. You will not die when the body stops, you will finally see that you have only been sleeping and that you are waking up.  I’m trying to wake up, I’m trying to give up the illusion but you keep telling me that I have no control over my life.  You try to fill me with fear.  I am awake and I know better.  You are the illusion and my intuition is real.  Some people are fast asleep and only listen to you, Ego.  Some people are in a state where they are starting to wake up, starting to recognize that you are wrong.  And some people are wide awake and recognize that the fear that drives most life, Ego, is unfounded.  You can wake up now if you want.  Why wait?

I am giving you notice, Ego, that I will no longer listen to your fears, anxieties, and worries.  I will no longer be swayed by your “reason” and your rationale that nothing will ever work out because it hasn’t in the past.  Well, if it never worked in the past by following your lead then why would it work in the future.  Therefore, I am no longer listening to you.  I am following my intuitive mind, also known as my heart.  I will make decisions based on my joy knowing that my higher self (the Universe, the Source, God, the Tao) will lead me on the right path to my desires and destiny.  My destiny is happiness, by the way.

You see, as long as I am in charge the universe will take me where I want to go.  As long as it sees me going in the right direction, the direction of bliss, it will do all it can to help me by putting the right people and opportunites in front of  me.  It doesn’t mean I sit on the couch waiting for a knock on the door from the universe delivery person saying that my perfect life has arrived.  But, if I move forward in faith then the universe accompanies me; showing me, guiding me, and supporting me.  If you are in charge I will continue on the path of fear which leads to nowhere, but pain and unhappiness.

I hope you will come along, but I want you to know, as nicely as I can, that I will no longer stand for your interruptions, your constant negativity, and your fear.  I am now living a courageous life based on the fact that I have faith in the power of my beliefs and thoughts.  I will succeed in my plans.  I will not worry when things seem to be going badly because I know there is a plan in place that will deliver me.  I know that I am divinely guided.  I will listen to the voice of desire.  I will listen to my dreams.

I will forge ahead even when you are trying to niggle away at my faith.  I will recognize you when you try to disguise yourself as sympathy, trying to make me feel like a victim.  I will recognize you when you disguise yourself as compassion, trying to make me feel like you have my best interests in mind when really you are only being selfish and fearful.  You will not hold me back from my dreams.  I will not live your ordinary life.  I will live my extraordinary life!

I am stronger than you, Ego.  If you want to come along and learn how to live life with heart then you are welcome to come, but until you learn how to stay calm and be quiet when things don’t look good to your rational mind then you are not welcome.  I know that there is divine order even when I can’t see the results yet.  I will try to be gentle with you, but I will have no trouble sending you into the other room if you persist.  I will not listen to you anymore.  I love you.  It will be alright.  In fact, with me in the lead, it will be unbearably perfect at times!

Some unbearably perfect affirmations:

  • I have faith that as long as I follow my heart I will attain my desires.
  • I take steps to attain my desires even when I’m not sure of the outcome.
  • I am courageous in the knowledge that my intuition will lead me in the right direction.
  • Taking positive action leads to positive outcomes.
  • I feel excited to be following my desires and know that the universe is conspiring for me!
  • I go forward with gratitude for all that I have been given and all that I have learned.

Imagine yourself living one of your dreams.  See it in detail, enjoy it, laugh in it, realize it!