The Need for Inspiration

I am currently taking a success masterclass and am learning a great deal about myself , my dreams and my goals.  In this weeks lesson, the subject of inspiration was discussed.  A lot has been said about inspired action vs. random action and finding inspiration within ourselves, but I now believe in something more.

We need inspiration to get anything truly productive done.  So where do we find it?  Especially when we just can’t seem to.  The answer is in each other.  Everything we desire has been done in some way by someone.  But there is a factor that is often ignored.  That is reinforcement.

We all have seen, read or heard of someone accomplishing what we may be dreaming of.  We feel the excitement within and vow to start doing what they did, only to let it fade away as we fall back into the same things we’ve always done.  For example, new years resolutions.  We say we’re going to eat right and exercise.  We may even join a gym and start, then we stop going as often and go back to eating fast food, citing we don’t have the time or we didn’t expect the challenge to be as difficult.

The reason we fall back isn’t we don’t really want to accomplish it, but we lose our inspiration.  Once we find inspiration in something, it needs to be visited on a daily basis.  We need to go back to the success story and reinforce it in our subconscious mind.  We need to see how others have overcome the challenges and know we can too.

I am committed to my dreams and goals.  It is the inspiration of others that ensure I can do it also.

Michael

 

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Twilight Under a Palm Tree

I have blessed to have traveled to many parts of the world.  I often remember the places and people, and even some of the experiences while there.  Of all the places I’ve been, the island of Guam is a source of many memories.  It was there I sat on a hillside looking out at the vast Pacific Ocean and admiring the sheer power it possesses.  It was also there I remember sitting at the beach under a palm tree watching the sunset.

I have come to believe that when we become aware of ourselves and the universe, it is like twilight.  That time where you can see the light of the sun while darkness is slowly setting in, like having one foot in the physical and one in the ethereal.  For me, it’s a time of confirmation that beyond the light is the field of infinite possibility.  That our reality is the illusion and we belong to the universe.

I believe we come here to experience what we call life by choice.  Time is never a factor because we can do it as much as we want.  Just like a video game where our avatar is killed and we restart the game and try again as another avatar.  Each time learning something new to move forward.

Michael

 

Doing Your Part

Ever since the move “The Secret” was released in 2006, the law of attraction has become a focal point for personal development.  While life coaches, teachers, philosophers and gurus expound on it, there are still so many who misunderstand how it works.  I believe this is due to people hearing what they want instead of hearing what’s being said.  The law of attraction can’t be activated, its a law, it’s constant.  It’s not about using it, but understanding it and recognizing it.

Understanding the LOA is as much about doing as it is thinking.  We’ve all had those moments when we think the right thought, we feel it and just know it’s going to happen, then it doesn’t.  Why?  If the LOA is what they say, then what happened?  I know this from personal experience.  When I look back on those moments and follow it forward, I always, always come to a moment when it was presented to me and I didn’t do my part to get it.  For a lot of us, it has to do with how we think it should happen.  The truth is that we are often so intent on how something should happen, we miss the opportunity.

Being aware and open to ALL possibilities is the key.  Then it’s up to us to do our part, which is recognizing it, taking the action and receiving it as it is.  Life is magical when you realize that you can have, do or be anything.  Doing your part ensures it.

Michael

Changing Paradigms

I want to share a lesson from the masterclass I’m currently taking.  Most all of us have heard the term “paradigms.”  In a nutshell, they are adopted beliefs from someone elses point of view.  One of the biggest and most adopted paradigms is the have-be-do.  It is the belief that we must “have” money to “be” in a position to “do” the things we want.  It sounds logical, but it doesn’t work that way.  In fact, the people who do have money don’t think that way.  Their paradigm is be-do-have.  They act like they have enough and do what they can and then more comes.

I was introduced to this while in the military, I just didn’t know it.  I was talking with my Chief about my career and he told me, “You have to think two pay grades ahead of where you are to get promoted.”  In other words, as an E-4, I had to think (and act) like an E-6 to get to E-5.  It worked, I got the promotion but I didn’t know enough to apply it to the rest of my life.

Changing the paradigm is simple, not easy.  It takes practice by changing habits, sometimes people and maybe even a place, or all of them.  The only question is what do you want?  Again, simple but not necessarily easy.  We all have multiple dreams.  For some it’s not about having a mansion, but their first house.  Others may have the money but not the health or relationship they dream about.  It doesn’t matter what the dream or even goal is, changing the paradigm is the key.

Michael

 

The Learning Investment

I am making a confession.  For years I’ve read many books (mostly from the public library), listened to and watched free videos, and taken advantage of numerous free training offers.  They all have helped me tremendously, however, I found myself at a point where I just couldn’t seem to make any more progress.  Since money was a big obstacle (perceived), I always said I just couldn’t afford to spend the money for the full program.  That is until recently.

It was in one of those free emails, I was led to a letter from a person, like me, who did the exact same thing.  Their letter would’ve very well been mine except for the end where they finally invested in the course and the results they got.

Since I don’t believe in coincidences, I knew I was meant to read it.  I decided to take the leap of faith and purchase a full program with all the bells and whistles.  While I’m still taking the course, I have already seen and felt the difference.  I now have accountability ( a good thing) and motivation to get the most for my money, which I am finding out is part of my procrastination and limiting belief to my dreams.

I do believe in due diligence with what we receive, but there is that fine line between being responsible (I did have enough and didn’t compromise any bill payments) and the fear of losing what we have (limiting belief).

I am writing from my heart when I say, do what it takes to clear the obstacles from the life of your dreams.  Invest in your happiness and dreams.  You can never be disappointed.

Michael

 

Particle or Wave

I love reading or listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza.  He’s great at breaking down the science of the brain and applying it to our consciousness.  In one of his talks, he refers to thinking in either particle or wave.  Particle being our physical dimension and wave being our conscious being.  To back up a moment and explain, science has proven that everything can be reduced from an organism down to a cell to an atom to energy (or light) vibrating at a certain frequency.  Particle is the atom up to the organism and wave being the energy.

When we have thoughts, they can be from the particle view or they can be from the wave view.  Particle thoughts come from our past experiences and learning, beliefs we have adopted in our physical being.  They usually are limiting and are attached to an emotion.  On the other hand, thoughts that come from the wave are unlimited and come from the view of infinite possibility.

I recently experienced the difference as I was met with a challenging situation.  My limiting beliefs kept telling me I should not or could not do what I wanted.  As I thought more, that phrase came to mind, particle or wave.  I instantly knew I was looking at it wrong.  I started meditating to let go of the fear and it wasn’t long when I started seeing and feeling that everything was possible.  It didn’t last a long time, but even for a second, I knew without any doubt that it could be done.

Needless to say, the situation changed.  It was never what I thought it was and I am moving on in a better direction.

Michael

The Fine Line

Living a life of awareness, you will find yourself in what I call the third position.  What I mean is that you will see both sides of everything and notice what each side is for and against.  In most cases, you will see that both sides want the same thing but it’s the way of getting it that differs.  This is especially true in the world of self-help and spiritual guidance.

I recently watched a video of Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley, talk about how he views himself as an activist for unity as opposed to just an entrepreneur.  I have a lot of respect for him and agree that world unity is indeed a worthy desire.  However, in his talk, he brought up the issue of the pubic being “lied to” by large corporations promoting their products.

This is where the fine line comes in.  It is great to support the desire for world unity and peace and even promote products to enhance knowledge and awareness.  But it cannot be dictated.  It can only happen when each individual decides they want to live in peace and harmony.

As for the lies and propaganda that comes from corporations, when no one is buying their product, they will go away.

The fine line is between desiring something worthy and living it versus trying to persuade others to see it your way.  Observing both sides is a neutral position, once you voice support for or against something, you’ve taken a side.

As I mentioned before, everyone has choice, it is a universal law that cannot be violated, no matter the circumstances or repercussions.

I realize that even this post may be a fine line but I do intend it with Love and Gratitude for mankind.

Michael