If you are living a life of lack and not fulfilling your creative potential, you are unconsciously creating your reality through the message you feed your subconscious mind. Now is the time to reflect and take stock of your life. Easter is a time for rebirth and renewal. Reinvent yourself by taking control of your subconscious mind and the messages you feed it, by activating self-awareness and your super-conscious, intuitive mind that is your zone of genius. Be the creator of your new destiny: one that is filled with abundant love, wealth and well-being. This article will tell you how to do that.
This article explores ikigai not just as a 4-step process of discovering purpose, but as an attitude and philosophy of life – a way of living.
It’s about a positive, easy-going attitude and a high degree of emotional awareness. Positivity is connected to mental and emotional resilience – a type of serenity that detaches from resistance. It’s a particularly important philosophy and attitude when the going gets tough (as Viktor Frankl discovered).
We can learn much from the residents of Ogimo – the town of Okinawa, which has the Guinness record of life longevity. They create moments of micro-flow: carrying out small, unhurried ritualistic tasks that calm the mind, seeking fun and joy in their daily activities, and embracing a community spirit that nurtures, supports and provides relevance and meaning.
As children we believe in the magical and mystical. As adults we’ve stopped believing: we’ve become sceptics, anchored to the 3D realm of science, facts and physical matter. However, what if we truly believed we are a genie, simply by harnessing the power of praise? Praise not of the conventional sort (aq reverence, a petition or supplication), but of a type that is connected to exalted gratitude, faith and expectation that we are entitled to live a life of health, wealth and happiness.
I talk about my own battles with shyness and how I came through certain challenges to become stronger in my own self-worth and confidence. Confidence, even if you believe some are born with it and some without, is a skill and capability that can be nurtured – a muscle that can be flexed and strengthened. It requires effort to push through the initial fear barriers of not being good enough, fear of failure, fear of being criticised, fear of being judged. Once you break through, the exhilaration you enjoy makes it all worth while and you find it easier to break through the next fear barrier. Thus, confidence, self-belief and self-esteem grow in the actual doing rather than in the contemplation of doing.
Sometimes we know what our life’s calling is from a young age. Our soul has already progressed to understand what it needs to be liberated; to live in full energy flow or alignment (Kriya energy). However, sometimes we don’t know from the outset what our Dharma is or even that we’re here on this planet to reveal and express it.
To unravel and connect with our Dharma, we have to acknowledge, understand and embrace our passions, gifts and life’s experiences (to date). To help you complete this exercise in recognising your own Dharma, I share with you my passions and gifts as well as my top 5 life’s lessons. From these I’ve interpreted my life’s calling (I’m now 56, so it’s never too late). You can do the same and if you need help interpreting this, simply book a call with me to discuss.
Our one true journey, or mission in life, whilst on this planet is to move ourselves from darkness to lightness of being. This is what I call an awakening and stirring of the soul to shine its light.
When we’re truly living our Dharma, our life or soul’s purpose, we enter a lightness of being. We are doing something that uniquely expresses who we are, we are energetically in flow (Kriya energy). We are experiencing unbridled egoless passion and enthusiasm (which literally means God within). We have also distanced ourselves from our fear-based ego and we live to expand the energy not just in our own microcosm, but positively influence the lives of others through the ripple effect in the quantum universe.
The darkness is what Eckhart Tolle, German-born spiritual teacher and best-selling author, calls our pain body. This article further explores what this is and how we can transform the pain or darkness in our lives and embrace a lightness of being in living our Dharma (soul’s purpose).
Covid has taught us that there is no such thing as job security. The only thing we can be sure of is that we are the only ones who have control over our lives, no one has that responsibility. We make of it what we will! If you’re searching for more meaning, more fulfilment, know that we all have an inherent potential and calling to be more than we think we are. When we learn to let go of the fear and surrender to the process, we can really begin to uncover and fulfil our life’s purpose – embrace our true Dharma and embody Ikigai.
In Part I we learn that comparisonitis is a conditioned response. In this Part II this phenomenon is examined as a poverty or scarcity mentality.
In this third and final part of the comparisonitis blog series, we see that comparisonitis can (often unwittingly) be caused by a behaviour of conditioned merit and love.
This article also gives some prompts or methods for overcoming the scourge of comparisonitis in all its guises, including journaling, meditation, gratitude, Energy Alignment Method.
In Part I we learn that comparisonitis is a conditioned response. In this Part II of the blog sequence we talk about this phenomenon as a lack mindset. This poverty mentality is founded on two core beliefs that: 1)
resources are limited – that there’s never enough to go around; and 2) there’s something missing in us to achieve success – that we have to look outside to up-level our skills, knowledge and capabilities.
The negative energy associated with limiting belief perpetuates through the quantum field and the Law of Attraction a condition of more lack and an embedded belief of not enough (externally and internally).
Comparisonitis very often stems from a feeling of not being good enough, of not valuing ourselves, of not being satisfied with who we are and what we have. It is closely associated with the desire to be perfect in everything we do.
We are so often conditioned by a society that places merit on external validation, on recognisable achievements and awards. We get a “pat on the back” when we’ve done well in our exams, we get promoted when we’ve been the top salesperson, we feel honoured and validated when someone has taken the time to recommend us for a job well done.
I’m not immune to this type of conditioning. My mother was a German perfectionist – nothing less than top notch would do. My father was a free-spirited entrepreneur, less of a perfectionist, but still he valued a degree education and top grades as a mark of a distinguished, capable and erudite person. He prized intellect, knowledge and learning.
Comparisonitis can have a crippling effect on us if we don’t break its cycle.
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