BUSTING THE FUTURE MYTH

BUSTING THE FUTURE MYTH

“I’ll get to it later…I’ll do it tomorrow…the time isn’t right…when xyz condition changes, then I’ll do it…”

This kind of self-talk is a sign you’re stuck in the future myth, putting life on the layaway plan, waiting for some future condition that’ll allow you to take action. Maybe you’re in a job you hate, but tell yourself that when you have a better job, or get out of this one, you’ll be able to be/do what you really want. Or you’re in a relationship that hasn’t worked for a while, but you tell yourself that, eventually, if you give it/them some time, things will come around and you’ll be able to do/say/have what you really need. Perhaps it’s a lack of some material thing and you tell yourself you’ll start that new project, plan for that dream vacation, or look for that new home when the economy turns around, your debt is paid off – or you find that lucky lottery ticket!

It’s always ‘Someday I’ll…when things are better/different.’

But ‘Someday Isle’ doesn’t exist on any map.

When we talk to ourselves this way, we’re caught in the illusion of some mythical future where things will be better, biding our time until lightning strikes, our luck turns around, or someone comes to save us – not because of anything we’ve done, but because that’s how the future works. It sometimes just gets better, right?

Wrong.

The future never ‘just gets better,’ because there is no such thing as a future. As Gandhi said, “The future depends on what you do today.” There’s only now. And the real ‘power of now’ is that nothing can show up in your future that isn’t being generated in this moment, in consciousness and/or action.

If you don’t activate your greater potential now, it can’t show up in the so-called future. Consider the seed: all the growth that becomes that plant has to happen right where that seed is planted. You can’t grow yourself, your business, your talents, or your consciousness in the future, you can only grow it in the now. Henry Ford put in practical terms: “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” If you’re not activating your potential now, there’s no way for it to appear then — because time is just the mind’s way of tracking the emergence of eternity, which is already here in its fullness.

Your tomorrow is just more of God’s today.

To Your Emergence!

The Desire Path

The Desire Path

There’s an apocryphal story about a landscape designer who convinced campus planners at a major college to leave out the paved paths the first semester, and allow students and faculty to reveal where the paths should go. They resisted the idea at first, fearing that people would get lost, take all manner of shortcuts, create a maze of different routes with no order, and ultimately destroy the existing terrain. What’s more, they were sure to receive many complaints about people having to trudge through dirt and mud as they stumbled their way to classes. It would be chaos.

The designer reminded them that previous experience had proven that people take shortcuts and create their own paths anyway, often leading to redesign, repaving, and increased expense. They couldn’t deny that fact. So, following some debate, they relented and gave the designer a short time to prove his theory. After a few weeks, the results weren’t good.

As the planners had feared, the students did appear to be creating all manner of arbitrary routes, the grounds were in disarray, and the complaints were pouring in. The designer urged the planners to trust him. Finding the true path takes time and patience, he explained. But the result can save time, money, and create the optimal path – the Desire Path – which reflects a greater congruence with the surroundings, flows better with the natural gradient and weather, and gets people where they want to go in the quickest, most efficient manner. Again, the planners gave in, and gave the designer more time.

By the end of the semester, clear and distinct paths had emerged out of the chaos of choices, paths they couldn’t have predicted but which more elegantly and effectively served their purpose. The pavement was laid. The designer moved on…and the paths remain to this day.

THE PLANNING PARADOX

One problem with traditional planning is that it often comes from our limited mindset and historical perspective. We plan based on what we think we want and how we think it should be done. But just as designers can’t predict the best path for people to take in an area they haven’t yet walked, it’s difficult to plan a life – to predict where we should go and the best way to get there – if we haven’t been there yet.

What’s more, in true emergence fashion, the person doing the planning will not be the same person when the vision unfolds, just as the caterpillar is no longer there when the butterfly spreads its wings. The perspective, needs, and desires of a butterfly arise from a whole new world of possibility, beyond what the caterpillar could ever conceive.

The same is true as we emerge – so how can we plan for a life we can’t imagine? This is the planning paradox. We might visualize a superficial picture of our future, but the path that ultimately emerges out of the chaos of transformation is outside our knowledge—and is rarely what we expect. Like a butterfly, our future self will see the world from a higher vantage point, which will color what we want, how we move forward, what shortcuts we’re now able to take, and where we land.

So as you create or rework your plan for this year – or for anything – it’s important to keep two principles in mind: First, plan as if you are doing all the work, but live as if God (Divine Intelligence) is. This keeps you open to what really needs to unfold next. Second, remember that you control the actions, but God (Source) controls the results!

To Your Emergence!

The Secret Language of Desire

The Secret Language of Desire

Desire has gotten a bad rap in the spiritual world. Perhaps it started with Buddha who supposedly said desire is the root of suffering. I say ‘supposedly’ because I have serious doubts he ever taught such a thing, at least in the way that we think. What he did teach was that ‘craving’ and ‘aversion’ were the root of suffering; in other words, the compulsion to ‘get’ or ‘get rid’ of something.

The reason this creates suffering is because it comes from a belief that we are lacking something or that something is wrong with us, which is a fundamental illusion when you understand the true nature of being – that you are already whole, perfect, complete, and indestructible.

This mischaracterization of desire has led to many teachings that imply that desires are not spiritual and we should strive for a desire-less state. But desires aren’t the problem; our misperception of them is. The word desire actually has a deeper meaning. One definition is ‘of the stars’ or ‘from the heavens.’ This could be interpreted as something coming from above, from a higher source.

Another interpretation is “of the sire,” as in father or Creative Principle. In either case, when you understand the emergence model of life, you realize that your desires are not a sign of something outside that you must get—they’re a sign of something inside – from a higher place — trying to get out.

That burning desire you have for a better life—in whatever area—is something you’re pregnant with.

When you understand this, you can celebrate your heart’s desires just as you would if you (or a significant other) were pregnant with a longed-for child. You can begin to nurture that idea growing within you, feeding it, strengthening it, preparing the outer space for its arrival.

The process a pregnant woman goes through to cultivate the inner and outer conditions for the arrival of her child is very similar to the stages of emergence—it’s one of the most powerful examples of how human nature and Mother Nature operate the same.

The secret is to reverse your relationship with desire. The burning desire you feel is a clue to what’s already inside trying to emerge; it’s telling you what you need to nurture. So what are you desiring in your life right now? I don’t merely mean those surface desires for a bigger TV or a new pair of shoes – although there’s nothing wrong with that and it may, in fact, be pointing to another level of life expression – I mean those deeply held desires..

If you were to give yourself total permission to give voice to everything you deeply desire in each of your life structures – wealth, health, work, relationships, spirituality, personal development, and service – what would they be?

I invite you to take some time right now to delve into that. Pour your heart out on the page (or computer screen). Let yourself be so honest with your heart and soul’s desires that you might be mortified if anyone saw them. That’s a clue that you’re getting to it! That’s a clue of what the Universe is really trying to express through you.

After you do this, ask yourself which one of these is the most important to you right now; which one has the strongest pull or charge. And then ask what you would need to let go of, embrace, or do in order to take the next step into that larger life.

Then take that step…and another…and another…and watch what emerges over the next couple weeks. (I also invite you to share your discoveries on my Facebook page, so we can all be inspired and illuminated by your journey.)

This is your time. Something is stirring with you. Feel that life kicking inside, breathe, and give birth to the next stage of your destiny!

To Your Emergence!

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The Soil of Your Soul

The Soil of Your Soul

There is a Divine Pattern within you. And, like the acorn, when the right conditions are created, it naturally, even effortlessly, emerges. But whereas the acorn is indigenous and, therefore, can only thrive in certain external conditions not within its control, human beings are endogenous, which means your conditions are internally derived or generated.

It doesn’t matter what external conditions you’re planted in, your soul is your soil, and if you generate the right inner conditions—mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—your seed will have the right nutrients to thrive. What’s more, whereas most seeds require external light to grow, human beings are self-effulgent, meaning you generate light from within (this is not only a spiritual fact discernable through meditation, scientific instruments have now detected that human beings ‘glow’ with a measurable light).

No matter how thick the clouds may be outside or how dark the night, the light is always shining within, ready to illuminate the seed of your true Self and nourish its growth.

Science is proving these ideas in rigorous studies. Research in cell biology, as documented in Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief, shows how our genetics do not determine our mental, emotional, or physical outcomes; rather, it is the environment that the cell is in which dictates its health and growth. And this environment, as described by Dr. Candace Pert in The Molecules of Emotion, is created by the activity of our mind, which causes a cascade of electrical impulses and chemical messengers that speak to our cells, making them turn various functions on or off.

The scientific proof of the mind-body connection is irrefutable. And with the understanding that our consciousness, not our genetics, creates our outcome, the ‘sins of the father’ no longer have to be visited upon the son (or daughter).

Quantum physics has taken this further with ‘the Observer Effect,’ (also related to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle) which states that the act of observation changes what is observed. Taken further, it states that the observable phenomenon doesn’t even exist until it’s observed; it’s in what’s called a superposition, meaning it’s neither wave nor particle, neither here nor there, it’s just ‘a possibility.’ At this deeper level, our mind and emotions seem to not just impact—and even create—our body, but potentially our entire experience of the world.

In Genesis it says, “God created man in His own image.” This principle is stated in different ways by most religions, and it’s sometimes interpreted to mean that we have the same physical features as God. It’s like the metaphysical joke: God made man in His own image, and man has been trying to return the favor ever since! In other words, we keep trying to understand God in human, material terms, like some anthropomorphic being sitting on a cloud. But this is an overly literal interpretation of ancient teachings. Even the bible says, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Or from the Tao Te Ching, “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal Name.”

Mystically understood, being ‘created in His own image’ doesn’t mean we ‘look’ like God, it means we posses the same constituent qualities — which have been described as Spirit, Truth, Love, Beauty, Power, and Intelligence, among others — just as the wave contains the same elements as the ocean. Psalms 82:6 says, “You are gods, children of the Most High.” So put another way, we’re just chips off the Old Block.

This divine inheritance includes our ability to decide what we focus our awareness on (free will) and the creative power of our consciousness. And because our focus determines what’s in our consciousness, and our consciousness determines our experience, we ultimately have a godlike power over our world!

As the powerful poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley states, you are “the master of your fate, the captain of your soul.” No matter what side of the tracks you were born on, what kind of childhood you had, what current challenges you’re slogging through, or what race, color, creed, or age you are, when you create the right inner conditions, the great purpose for which you were born must emerge.

To Your Emergence!

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The 7 Gifts That Give You Everything

The 7 Gifts That Give You Everything

Nothing enters into this world except through the process of giving. If we don’t give, there can’t be more. If you want more to come into your life, you must let more life come out of you!

You are a divine power plant, and a power plant doesn’t receive energy, it generates it. Even the word human comes from a Sanskrit term for ‘man’ that means ‘The Dispenser of Divine Gifts.’

That’s who you are, that’s why you came here — you really are God’s gift to this world!

But there are many forms of giving. And you must engage all of them to fully activate the Generator in that divine power plant and create unlimited abundance in your experience.

The 7 Gifts of the Divine Dispenser
Giving Forth: Share your time, talent, and treasure
Giving Away: Circulate what you no longer need/use
Giving Up: Release habits, criticism, complaints, judgment
Giving In: Let go of resistance, surrender to what’s emerging
Forgiving: Free yourself and others from emotional debt
Giving to Yourself: Give you what you seek from others
Giving Thanks: What you appreciate, appreciates

I invite you to activate this divine power plant like never before — to tune in, turn it on, and let it shine! To do this, look at each life structure (Health, Wealth, Work, Relationships, Spirituality, Service, Personal Development) and notice where you’re still trying to get something.

It could be love, approval, respect, validation. Or if it’s something material, ask what it symbolizes for you, what it stands for. For example, money might equal ‘safety, security, power, worth.’ Translate the physical into the spiritual quality.

Then actively give these to yourself each day, by asking: What would it look like to totally respect/love/approve myself? etc. — and follow the guidance!

If you’re really ready to activate your unlimited wealth and fulfill your destiny,
I invite you to join the —

The 40-Day Giving Challenge

To be part of this, every day for the next 40 days, ask where you can give more in one of these life structures and/or in regards to one of the 7 Gifts above. You might pick one area to grow each day, or each week.

Then share your experiences and breakthroughs on our FB pages. This is just the beginning of a life of awakened wealth and abundance.

To Your Emergence!

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From Cause & Effect to Grace

From Cause & Effect to Grace

World religions, when interpreted from a literal perspective, sometimes teach that we’re at the whim of an external God who rewards or punishes us for good and bad deeds, like Santa’s naughty or nice list—or just acts in capricious, mysterious ways that we’re not intended to understand.

But a more spiritual or mystical interpretation of the Christian teaching “as you sow so shall you reap,” the Buddhist teaching of karma, or the metaphysical law of attraction suggests that there is no external power; it is the seeds we sow in our own heart and mind—the overall quality of our consciousness—that cause us to reap the rewards and punishment we experience.

While this is a liberating truth, it can be an overwhelming realization. If all the things we’ve thought, said, and done in the past, over this lifetime and possibly others are creating our present and, ultimately, our future, won’t it take the rest of our lives (or many more lifetimes) to undo the mess we’ve created? A lot of causes (karma) have been set in motion—how will we ever reverse all their effects?

Mercifully, there is a higher law: Grace.

The law of Grace says that no matter what has come before, no matter what you’ve set in motion, in a moment of Grace, you can wipe the slate clean and start anew. From this consciousness, your past does not determine your future—neither past mistakes nor past lives. The bad seeds you’ve sown are uprooted no matter how deep they’ve dug in, and the good seeds you’ve failed to tend take root and bear fruit.

Under the law of Grace, the things you’re struggling with lose their power; cause and effect, karma, even Newtonian physics, which once operated as absolute, immutable laws and masters of your fate, become the servants of your destiny.

The discoveries of quantum physics have begun to reveal how, rather than living in a linear, material world that reacts in a logical cause-and-effect fashion (as provided in Newton’s third law of motion, which says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction), we exist in an indivisible Unified Field, out of which all creation arises.

On the surface, things appear separate and solid—and at that relative level, there appears to be cause and effect—but as we dive deeper, we discover that the “solid” world is in fact completely made up of invisible energy and information; the atom, once believed to be the building block of all material reality is, in fact 99.999% empty space.

At this subatomic level, reality doesn’t operate the way it does at the grosser material level. Things are not linear or bound by space and time. This underlying intelligence seems to be simultaneously everywhere (omnipresent), with a knowledge of everything (omniscient), and is the only power there is (omnipotent).

In short, it could be described as an omni-active intelligence with infinite organizing power in a field of unbounded potentiality. That also happens to be how many mystics, prophets, and, to some extent, religions have described God—and how many cutting-edge scientists are now describing what they call Consciousness.

Rather than there being interactivity among all things—the basis of cause and effect—there is an omni-activity, One Action. Einstein must have been aware of this when he said, “Our separation from each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.” At the deepest level, Something is emerging—and as it breaks into time and space, it appears as if things are causing other things to happen, but that’s a trick of the senses.

Here we arrive back at our central idea of Emergence: inside the seed of you—indeed the seed of the whole world—there is a design for its fulfillment.

Things are not unfolding by chance. You’re not the effect of other causes—there is an underlying order or pattern that is already perfect and is seeking to emerge from within your soul, waiting for the right conditions. And everything is conspiring to create those conditions, regardless of what you’ve been through or where you currently are. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The dice of God are always loaded.”

And this is where Grace comes in.

Grace is the realization that no matter what appears on the surface of life, no matter what has come before, or what appears to be lost, when you tap back into this perfect seed pattern It will emerge again, fresh, vital, overflowing with new possibilities.

Whereas the rules of karma say you’re destined to live out the effects of your previous causes, the realization of Grace is that, in a “Holy Instant,” as A Course in Miracles calls it, your life can be made new and “though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow.”

Furthermore, whereas the rules of cause-and-effect say you are limited by the causes you can personally set in motion at a human level, often determined by external conditions seemingly beyond your control, when you align with this Source within, and the perfect pattern seeking to emerge, It will unfold as the next stage of your evolution—not just moving you personally into right action, but moving your entire world where necessary to reveal your greater purpose.

To Your Emergence!

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