What do you want?
Do you believe you can have it?
Are you willing to do what it takes to get it?
What would you do to have it?
Climb the tallest mountain, scour the seven seas, work out till you drop, dig a deep trench with a teaspoon? What if I told you that you don’t have to whip yourself into a frenzy of…well anything, in order to fulfill every desire of your heart? And what if I told you that beneath every desire lies the urge to expand and be happy.
1. Ask yourself why
Why do you want to be successful?
Why do you want to know the greatest love you’ve ever dreamed of, why would you like that flashy sports car, why do you want the big corner office, oodles of money in the bank, to look like a super model, win the lottery? Be a super successful being?
Why do you want anything?
We might be looking for less tangible goodies like peace of mind, respect or to be valued, appreciated, validated…heck we might even want to be famous. But it all boils down to the same thing.
We want all these things because we believe they’ll feel good…we’ll feel happy. Everybody wants to be happy. Everyone wants to live that contented, all’s well with the world, life. Everyone wants to feel so great that, frankly my dear, they don’t give a damn.
The Dalai Lama said that the purpose of life is to be happy and that we experience this state of being through our inner development. So it isn’t something we get, or something we seek…it’s something we develop, which takes practice. A spiritual practice.
2. How it works in real life
We are the centre of our own web of personal reality and as we are, so our life is.
We think that our feelings are caused by the outer events and circumstances of our world. Which, of course, is why we believe we have to have that new car, or better job, or more validation to be happy. All the while, our outer reality is just a reflection of all our inner feelings.
Success, whatever your definition, has to begin within. There are no outer things we can do to experience and retain success, without living in the consciousness of it.
Whatever we do in our outer physical world can only last as long as we have the mindset, the conscious awareness that goes along with it.
And that’s something we need to set up in a persistent and determined way, in order for it to stick around.
Think about all the lottery winners, who a year or a few years later are flat broke. Consciousness.
Think about all those who’ve at long last found their true love, or reached their ideal weight, and before you can say Jack Robinson, everything’s back to where it was. Consciousness.
Ultimately, everything is determined by our consciousness. Consciousness being an accumulation of our feelings and ideas, our imagination and the beliefs we have, that we rarely give a second thought to.
Think of consciousness as a river flowing between the spiritual and physical realm turning the invisible inner reality into the visible physical world we occupy.
What is the concept you have of yourself?
It’s a really important question to answer, because this is arranging your consciousness into a picture which is being mirrored by your world.
Being rich or poor, being sick or healthy, being loved or unloved, the consciousness is the same.
Being ‘successful whatever that might mean to you, or determining yourself as a failure, it’s the same consciousness. There’s only one consciousness. What’s different is the way it’s arranged or directed if you like.
Arrange it one way, we get a certain picture which is then reflected as our outer reality. Arrange it a different way, up pops a new picture, and we get a new reality. Not too shabby a system wouldn’t you say? Ah but, here comes the blooming but; we then have to deliberately work the system. We have to learn to live on purpose.
3. Spirit and desire
Spirit, God, The Universe, Source Energy, The Creator…whatever term suits you best…is all about expansion and greater expression. Hence we desire to experience the next thing, whatever that might be.
Desire is the machinery that leads us to grow, it’s a blessing. Neville puts it this way:
Desire exists to be gratified in the activity of imagination.
Through imagination man escapes from the limitation of the senses and the bondage of reason.
There is no stopping the man who can think from the end. Nothing can stop him.
He creates the means and grows his way out of limitation into ever greater and greater mansions of the Lord.
It does not matter what he has been or what he is. All that matters is “what does he want?”
Life is a controllable thing. You can experience what you please once you realize that you are His Son, and that you are what you are by virtue of the state of consciousness from which you think and view the world.
4. What gets in my way?
For starters try doubt? Sometimes, great big humongous doubt. Who doesn’t experience it. I know I do…it’s less than before…but still raises it’s sweet little head every now and then. Except, now I have the releasing technique to deal with this little devil.
Then we’ve all got those self images…some of which, we are soooo not aware, of that it defies all logic.
They show up all the time in our outer world and still we don’t see them.
Maybe there’ve been times when you felt like a fraud, go on, you can admit it here, no-one’s judging.
Unworthiness is another fun image we have of ourselves.
Feeling frustration and regret can put a big damper on all the good stuff showing up.
Judgement…now that’ll slow everything down…including and especially judging others. You’ve probably got a few more you could add to the list, but who wants to spend a lot of time thinking about what’s not working. Not me.
Whatever gets in our way, doubt, fear, worry, wanting approval, you name it, they’re all low vibrational, negative feelings. And that’s part of living life, the contrast between a great feeling place and one that’s sort of sucky.
What we want to do is feel the feelings, and use them as a course corrector. It’s all useful to us, even the things we deem negative, because they can be used as colossal spiritual ahas, leading to greater awakening of consciousness, giving us a sort of spiritual jump start.
So don’t be so quick to knock those days of ‘blah’.
View those challenging times as an opportunity to step into a new state of mind, an opportunity to rearrange consciousness and grow your way out of any current limitations and straight into the arms of stupendous success.
If you’re waiting for success to arrive or something to happen so you can be happy, stop it right now.
Make the most out of your life as it is today, safe in the knowledge that you’re using the gift of creation that you’ve been given and all will be manifested in the perfect time.
Let us know in the comments below what your tips and techniques are for rearranging consciousness to reflect the magnificent you. What you have to say could make all the difference to someone in our lovely community.
Encourage one another.