I invite you to take this "advice" (a fragment of my experience and personal beliefs) with a grain of salt and discern for yourself. I am not claiming to have the magic sauce, although, I am onto something...
My fingers are moving across the keys. Open your mind and heart up to pure potential in this breath right now.
Saturday night. I opened the long-untouched book "Becoming Supernatural" by Joe Dispenza. My bookmark left on page 23 of 300 pages from a year ago when I purchased the book. I can't be the only one who begins a book and gets excited and moves onto another, thus creating my own personal collection of books that are half way devoured and the other half like a buffet of knowledge waiting to be indulged in. Clearly I was meant to come back to it in the time I did. That time being now.
I jumped right on in to page 23, Living a Past Incarnation in the Present Moment. Dispenza opens with the context of dropping into his morning meditation. He expresses to the reader, "instead of trying to make something happen, I just let go and said to myself, Whatever... Apparently that was the magic word. I know what that means now. I surrendered, got out of the way, let go of any specific outcome, and simply opened up to the possibility." I made a connection after reading that passage.
Life is serving us a "buffet of experiences" at every moment. Each moment we are presented with an array of possibilities. For every encounter you have and every action you take throughout the day, a rainbow of outcomes are serving you, guiding you deeper to your truth, your Higher Self, your authentic self.
Give meaning to each breath and every breath becomes an encounter with the Divine.
SUCCESS - a word with many meanings and many emotions attached to it
What do you feel when I say... "SUCCESS"? Where do you feel it in your body? Note that. You can come back to it later when you're working on your prosperity consciousness.
I was having a conversation with a friend today. We were talking about trauma and birth, when he asked me "how have your past traumas influenced your life now (in relation to someone who can't find their way out of the destructive patterns)?"
Our past traumas can and will MAKE OR BREAK YOU. You can approach a past expereince as a lesson and use that experince as a Divine motivation towards a greater purpose OR you can give that experience all your power to break you down. Once you're down, there's only up (said the optimist ;))
I told him (referencing the vividly unfolding series of traumatic events from my childhood and adolescence), that I choose to use my pain as medicine for my soul. I allow the hardship, trauma and pain (whatever you wanna call it) BUILD me rather than retreat into the "wound pool". That's the difference between people who "make it" and people who "fail". People who MAKE IT learn from the pain. They are already one step ahead because life IS and WILL throw you the ball, so when the ball is in your quart, you are already mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to receive it, digest it and release it.
An example of this, I observed both my parents "check out" through alcoholism. As a child, I was terrified, I felt alone. I told my friend, "I DON'T have an addictive personality today because I witnessed my parents numb themselves and turn into a monster (from the eyes of my 12 year old self) and I told myself that I never want to be like that." I opened the gate for healing and change when I gave my inner child permission to feel the pain, but not identify as the pain. My experiences serve me in the highest of vibrations for motivating me to take inspired action. My pain is a tool for empowerment to live an enriching and fulfilling life. Feeling my emotions (and receiving rebirthing breathwork sessions) liberated me from the potential loop of self-destruction.
The 3 emotions that usually result in action are fear, guilt and hope. Fascinating.
Knowing how and when to RESPOND is the secret (for all my generator types). Sometimes the response can be as simple as an internal response or energetic shift into GRATITUDE. BECOME GRATITUDE. Affirm to yourself "love them and let them go" or "Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe."
Your authentic self is emerging with every breath. The exhale is symbolic of our trust or surrender to life, a "death". The inhale is symbolic of our excitement for life, opening up to new energy and new life, a "birth". The outcome (your life) depends on the meaning you give to that experience. Tony Robbins said it best, "Life has no meaning, except for the meaning that you give it." Imagine that every breath you take, you are given the golden pass of the ride of your life to make it GREAT. Make it what you want to make it.
Be nice to yourself. You have time.
One breath at a time.
Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica
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