The Core

I have often touched on the subject of limiting beliefs and the need to change them but it wasn’t till today that I truly understood what that meant.  I thought I could just somehow acknowledge a belief I had and change it, however, today I learned that I’ve never really gotten to the core of my beliefs.  For the first time I realized that I have only been “consciously” aware of just a few things and thought I was changing them.  I now know that core beliefs or those beliefs we have that we don’t even realize we have.  They are those automatic responses and thoughts that occur.  I can now see that while awareness is the first step, it takes daily effort to “weed” them out, then correct it.  It is important to understand that these beliefs are from years of reinforcement and can not be eradicated in a day.  It may take me years to completely change them but it’s worth it.  There are many but as I confront them I begin to feel better and in more control.

Gabriel,

 

Oh No, Not Again

In this journey called life, there are many things to overcome.  First, to become aware of your spiritual self (consciousness), second, find your purpose, and finally, reflect and learn.  Okay, so number one is a check.  Number two is a little harder.  Number three, oh crap.  Why am still in the same situation?  After all, I am aware and feed my soul with education, gratitude, and love.  I have changed myself so much, what is it I’m missing?  Scrolling through the wonderful, inspirational posts on FB I come across one that reminded me, change starts within but it has to finish on the outside to be complete, or in other words DO Something Different just don’t think about it.

 

Gabriel

 

The Connection of 3

In my last post (3 Sides Not 2), I alluded to all situations having 3 sides instead of 2.  After reading and studying a bit further I have found another revelation pertaining to the number 3.  In my studies I came across a lesson that described mankind having a higher and lower self.  The higher being our spiritual and lower being our physical, however, I believe there is a missing piece.  We have all been exposed to the reference of spiritual,  mental, and physical or conscious, subconscious and superconscious.  I believe that our mental self is the conduit (like) that provides the connection between the higher and lower selves.  Without the mental capability to recognize we have a spirit we would just function mindlessly based on perceived stimuli.  There is support for this in spiritual texts like the Bible referring to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  I believe we are all born with the intuition that we are more than just a physical being and it’s in our mind.  I also believe that every person comes to face that at some point in their life be it from a teaching, a life changing event or even at the point of death.  Once it is fully accepted, like a muscle that’s exercised, in time that connection grows stronger until our higher self becomes more visible.

Gabriel

 

3 Sides not 2

Have you ever wondered why the pyramids have 3 sides?  In all that I’ve read, I never came across any reason other than having to do with the afterlife.  It occurred to me that maybe it is a sign that has to do with the living.  You see, we have all been brought up to look at things in 2 sides, pro/con, for/against etc…  But as I continue to look at things I see there is a third side to everything.  We don’t have to be either for or against, there is a neutral position and that position is the key to harmony.  It’s not always about being positive but removing yourself from the opinion of the situation.  I don’t know how many times I’ve been brought into a discussion about something or someone and was expected to take a side, but inside I could feel that they or it was neither right or wrong.  I’ve come to the conclusion that this is where the acceptance of what is lies.  This is where we can move our attention to ourselves and be happiest.  If we no longer gave attention to those things that happen to others and focus on our experiences and lessons, we are truly free.  I find myself doing this more and miraculous things are happening.

Gabriel

 

Be the Artist You Are

We are all born with a “right and left brain”.  The left is predominantly logic and reason while the right is artistic and creative.  As we gain more skill in what we do, the performing part becomes more artistic.  For example, A CPA is good with numbers and filling out forms but as they become more skillful and adept they soon are able to see and feel things on a different level.  They become able to look at a persons return and just know the best possible way to file their return.  They perform the tasks with ease and confidence.  They are now artistic in their work.  Another example is a musician who learns to play an instrument.  They learn to read the music then play the corresponding notes on the instrument.  As they continue to play and develop skill they began to inject feeling into the playing the music and thus go from just a musician to artist.

To learn, practice and become is life.  It is what makes living so enjoyable.  When you become what you want, share it and repeat as often as you like.

 

Gabriel

Nothing to Say

I’ve been sitting here for nearly an hour trying to find a spark to write about something.  Usually when I get writers’ block I just get up and go do something else until I come up with it but today is different.  I really want to write, I just don’t know what.  I started a couple of topics and quickly discarded them, so what is it exactly?  Maybe it’s just a feeling that isn’t easy to put into words.  It’s a warm day with the sun shining.  There’s a few clouds in the sky but there is something in the air.  I can hear the music playing in the other room, it’s a nature music station on Pandora.  It’s soothing and melodic.  I feel the connection to everything.  It’s a magnificent feeling as if everything is perfect as it is and nothing needs to be said, just felt.

Gabriel

 

Taking Time

It’s such a cliché, “Take the time to…” but have you ever really tried to take time for something?  I don’t know if it’s just me but I seem to have a hard time being able to take time for much of anything I really want.  Between work, attending to the wants of a wife, transporting my step-daughter and her children until she gets her car, it seems nearly impossible to actually do something.  I get the inspiration to do something and as I get myself ready, the phone rings and the all too familiar “Can you do me a favor?” is heard.  I realize that it is my choice whether to say yes or no but the consequence of denying a favor to whoever may be more sufferable than just getting it over with.  I do know that I have an abundance of stored ideas that when the time is right will flow out of me like a broken fire hydrant.  Until then I will keep looking for the positive aspect of every situation and take what time I can.

 

Gabriel