Nov 14

The Importance of Thinking Big and Believing in Yourself

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes 

You’re on the path. You’re headed in the right direction. You are getting there. This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes

 

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

 

It’s easy to feel beaten down by life’s challenges — the grind; all the responsibilities. But you have to remember you are so much more than all that. You have believe that it’s all worth it, that you’re working for something bigger and that your true potential is beyond anything you can imagine.

You’re on the path. You’re headed in the right direction. You are getting there.

I’m here to remind you of that in this 5 Minute Friday, Episode 558.

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Aug 06

The Blue Songbird: Finding Your Voice and Coming Home to Yourself

From BrainPickings

“This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?” young Tolstoy wrote in his diary. A generation later on the other side of the Atlantic, pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell wrote in hers as she contemplated the art of knowing what to do with one’s life“To know what one ought to do is certainly the hardest thing in life. ‘Doing’ is comparatively easy.”

How we arrive at that secret and sacred knowledge is what Brooklyn-based artist Vern Kousky explores in The Blue Songbird (public library) — a lyrical and tenderhearted parable about finding one’s voice and coming home to oneself. With its soft watercolors and mellifluous prose composed of simple words, Kousky’s story emanates a Japanese aesthetic of thought and vision, where great truths are surfaced with great gentleness and simplicity.

We meet a a young blue songbird on a golden island, who listens to her sisters’ beautiful songs each morning. Unable to sing like they sing, she anguishes that there seem to be no songs for her in the world.

Her wise and loving mother counsels the blue songbird to “go and find a special song” that she alone can sing.

As though animated by Nietzsche’s proclamation that “no one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,” the blue songbird sets out to cross land and sea in search of her singular song.

After tireless and courageous flight, she reaches a faraway land where she meets a long-necked crane and asks him whether he might know what song she should sing.

The crane, bereft of an answer, points her to the distant mountains perched at the horizon, home to “the wisest bird,” who might know.

She soars over the peaks and finds the wise old bird in the depths of a dark forest. But the owl hoots unknowing, and the blue songbird flies forth on her quest.

Across varied landscapes and foreign lands, the young seeker inquires all she meets whether they might know where her song resides, but no one has the answer.

Kousky writes:

One wintry day, she met a bird who looked a little bit mean and more than a little bit hungry. Even so the songbird bravely chirped:

“Please don’t eat me, Mr. Scary Bird. I just wondered if you’ve ever heard of a very special thing — a song that only I can sing.”

The scary-looking stranger, who turns out to be a kindly crow, finally offers the glimmer of an answer — he doesn’t have her song, but knows where she will find it: She must fly West as far as she can.

And so she does, across the sea, past lighthouses and storm clouds, against mighty winds, until she sees the warm glow of an island “like a jewel on the horizon,” beautiful music flowing from it.

Elated to have made it to her destination, the blue songbird feels a surge of new strength that carries her faster and faster toward the yellow land. But as she swoops down, she realizes that she has returned home.

Just as disappointment is swelling in her chest, she sees her mother and is overcome with the urge to tell her of the crane, and the owl, and the crow, and all the stories of her journey.

But as she opens her beak, what pours out is a song — a song of her very own, about what she had seen and experienced — a testament to Werner Herzog’s conviction that all original art “must have experience of life at its foundation.”

Complement The Blue Songbird with a Pulitzer-winning poet on the trouble with “finding yourself” and an astrophysicist’s enchanting real-life story about the Möbius strips that lead us back to ourselves, then revisit The Fox and the Star — a very different yet kindred-spirited illustrated fable of self-discovery and belonging.

Illustrations © Vern Kousky courtesy of Running Press Kids

Original Post at BrainPickings

Jul 28

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Oct 26

5 Essential Qualities for a Fulfilling Creative Life – The Mission – Medium

I’ve spent more than half a decade immersed in creative projects of various kinds ranging from writing books to hosting a podcast, to…

 

I’ve spent more than half a decade immersed in creative projects of various kinds ranging from writing books to hosting a podcast, to producing animated shorts and even live events. I’ve worked on things that exceeded all of my expectations and on things that have let me down. Through all of it I’ve realized there are certain essential qualities to living a fulfilling creative life.

1. Focus

In an incredibly distracted world, the ability to focus, to do deep work, and immerse yourself in periods of uninterrupted creation time is essential. If your attention constantly shifts from one project to another, one idea to another, or one interruption to another, it becomes near impossible to experience any traction. To be truly focused you have to have the ability to say no to everything that’s not aligned with your essential priorities. Focus results in traction, which results in momentum, the lifeblood of every creative endeavor or startup.

2.Patience

Infinite patience gives you immediate results — Wayne Dyer

When it comes to creative success of any kind, everything will take longer than you think and longer than you want it to.

  • Many of the people who are household names in Hollywood spent decades in the industry before they got their first big breaks.
  • Many authors, musicians, and artists often linger in obscurity, while embracing the notion that their cumulative output will matter more than one thing they do.
  • It took 7 years, a million words, and 600 interviews before I got my first book deal.

Car accidents take place when people are too impatient about where they want to go. When you’re feeling impatient, try to remember that a fast rise often followed by a fast fall. Creative success requires you to play the infinite game.

3. Persistence

You probably won’t’ fall out of the womb, a Pulitzer prize winning author, a grammy award winning musician, or an Oscar-winning actress. Every one of these things takes time and effort. They require you to develop what Carol Dweck refers to as growth mindset. You have to believe that you can improve and be willing to work on your craft.

4. Presence

When you get caught up in seeing your name in shining lights, glory accolades, and achievement, you pull your attention away from what matters most, the actual work. When we’re fully present, we focus on the process, not the prize. In The Self Made Billionaire Effect, the authors said the following about every single person they met with when researching the book.

This trait is almost universal among the billionaires we interviewed. They were focused, attentive, and entirely present as we spoke.

As I remind myself in every surf session, live in the moment while keeping your eyes on the horizon.

5. Curiosity

When people ask me how I choose guests for the Unmistakable Creative, I always say “morbid curiosity. Nearly every creative project I have worked on has start with the question “what would happen if?”

  • A few months ago, I saw Bob Gower write something about his experiencing belonging to a cult. I made a mental note to reach out to him about being a guest on the podcast.
  • I recently read an article on Vice.com about a social scientist named Julia Shaw, who wrote a book on implanting memories. So I reached out to her about being a guest on the podcast.
  • When I asked Tina Seelig what the through line to her career has been she said “curiosity.”

Curiosity leads us down paths that aren’t well lit, to destinations that aren’t clearly marked on any map, and to trust a compass more than a map. Curiosity sparks insight and leads to innovation.

None of these qualities are a guarantee of fame or fortune, but of fulfillment. And when we’re fulfilled the likelihood that work will exceed all our expectations goes up.

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Source: 5 Essential Qualities for a Fulfilling Creative Life – The Mission – Medium

Oct 26

6 Daily Habits That Will Help You Become a More Prolific Creator – The Mission – Medium

As Steven Pressfield once said, the difference between a professional and an amateur is in his habits. Being a prolific creator means you…

As Steven Pressfield once said, the difference between a professional and an amateur is in his habits. Being a prolific creator means you can’t depend too much on inspiration. As my friend Janelle Hanchett said, “if I waited until I was inspired I’d never write a damn thing.” What we can depend on is habits, the spontaneity of artist with the repetitiveness of a mechanic.

1. Write Everyday

One of the fastest paths to becoming a better writer is simply to write every day. And it doesn’t really matter how good you are when you start. Everybody sucks when they start. What matters is whether or not you’re improving. Your cumulative output matters more than any single thing you write, and the secret to becoming a better writer is to become a prolific one.

2. Become a Voracious Reader

Your brain is basically like a gas tank. It needs to be continually refueled with sources of creative ideas. And the easiest way to do this is to become a voracious reader. Even if all you do is read for 15 minutes a day, you’ll be making a deliberate effort to refuel your tanks (aka your brain). Most of my daily writing sessions are informed by whatever I read each day.

3. Turn Things Off

We live in a perpetually interrupted, always on, never disconnected world. Excessive consumption limits our creativity. And for success in life and creative work, we have to turn things off.

  • Turn your phone off for an hour each day
  • Turn your notifications off for good
  • Turn your computer off for an hour each day

Turning things off allows you to control the inflow. Most of the things in our lives are on by default. If you want to be deliberate and do life by design, turn things off.

4. Do Something Unrelated to Your Work

Lee Zlotoff, creator of Macgyver described this as the Macgyver method. When he was writing episodes of Macgyver, he would let his subconscious do the work. He would go build things, work on puzzles, and when he sat down to do the work, words just poured onto the page.

All of my best creative ideas come from my time surfing. When I’m completely stuck and all the words just seem to be coming out the wrong end, I know it’s time for a break. If surfing isn’t an option, I’ll turn on the Xbox and play a game of NBA 2k15. When I sit back down at the computer I seem to know exactly what I want to say.

5. Push Past The Frustration

I had the idea for this article a few days before I started writing it. But when I sat down to write, I had this familiar feeling. “This stuff is all coming out the wrong end.” It was about 4 pages in a Moleskine and 800 typed words of complete crap. But what I knew I had going was focus, and if I could just focus I would hit flow.

According to Steven Kotler, “flow follows focus.” When you try to incorporate one focused hour of uninterrupted creation time, it’s likely you’ll get really frustrated. But the gap between frustration and flow is really small. It might be an extra minute or ten extra minutes. Push past the frustration and you’ll find yourself in flow.

6. Make Something Every Day

Leave behind a vignette of projects, stories, connections, and art that we can’t help but pay attention to, we can’t help but be moved by.

Leave your footprints in our hearts and minds.

Leave traces of who you are and what matters most to you in each and everything you make.

Touch people’s hearts, captivate their minds and take their imaginations on an unforgettable adventure.

Don’t worry too much about the things that suck. Eventually, they’ll be over. In fact, they’ll give you more colors to paint with and allow you to see what you couldn’t see in any other way.

Shape and shift things in the universe, do things that can’t be quantified by any standard metric, and create a ripple beyond any measure. As the author, Neil Gaiman once said: “leave the world more interesting for your having been here.”


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Source: 6 Daily Habits That Will Help You Become a More Prolific Creator – The Mission – Medium

Oct 23

Introducing Dream Warrior Battle Song One

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Jun 16

Mutiny of the Soul

depression and meaning in life

Another Way of Looking at Fatigue and Depression

 

Original Essay by Charles Eisenstein

Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new.

When a growing fatigue or depression becomes serious, and we get a diagnosis of Epstein-Barr or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or hypothyroid or low serotonin, we typically feel relief and alarm. Alarm: something is wrong with me. Relief: at least I know I’m not imagining things; now that I have a diagnosis, I can be cured, and life can go back to normal. But of course, a cure for these conditions is elusive.

The notion of a cure starts with the question, “What has gone wrong?” But there is another, radically different way of seeing fatigue and depression that starts by asking, “What is the body, in its perfect wisdom, responding to?” When would it be the wisest choice for someone to be unable to summon the energy to fully participate in life?

The answer is staring us in the face. When our soul-body is saying No to life, through fatigue or depression, the first thing to ask is, “Is life as I am living it the right life for me right now?” When the soul-body is saying No to participation in the world, the first thing to ask is, “Does the world as it is presented me merit my full participation?”

What if there is something so fundamentally wrong with the world, the lives, and the way of being offered us, that withdrawal is the only sane response? Withdrawal, followed by a reentry into a world, a life, and a way of being wholly different from the one left behind?

The unspoken goal of modern life seems to be to live as long and as comfortably as possible, to minimize risk and to maximize security. We see this priority in the educational system, which tries to train us to be “competitive” so that we can “make a living”. We see it in the medical system, where the goal of prolonging life trumps any consideration of whether, sometimes, the time has come to die. We see it in our economic system, which assumes that all people are motivated by “rational self-interest”, defined in terms of money, associated with security and survival. (And have you ever thought about the phrase “the cost of living”?) We are supposed to be practical, not idealistic; we are supposed to put work before play. Ask someone why she stays in a job she hates, and as often as not the answer is, “For the health insurance.” In other words, we stay in jobs that leave us feeling dead in order to gain the assurance of staying alive. When we choose health insurance over passion, we are choosing survival over life.

On a deep level, which I call the soul level, we want none of that. We recognize that we are here on earth to enact a sacred purpose, and that most of the jobs on offer are beneath our dignity as human beings. But we might be too afraid to leave our jobs, our planned-out lives, our health insurance, or whatever other security and comfort we have received in exchange for our divine gifts. Deep down, we recognize this security and comfort as slaves’ wages, and we yearn to be free.

So, the soul rebels. Afraid to make the conscious choice to step away from a slave’s life, we make the choice unconsciously instead. We can no longer muster the energy to go through the motions. We enact this withdrawal from life through a variety of means. We might summon the Epstein-Barr virus into our bodies, or mononucleosis, or some other vector of chronic fatigue. We might shut down our thyroid or adrenal glands. We might shut down our production of serotonin in the brain. Other people take a different route, incinerating the excess life energy in the fires of addiction. Either way, we are in some way refusing to participate. We are shying away from ignoble complicity in a world gone wrong. We are refusing to contribute our divine gifts to the aggrandizement of that world.

That is why the conventional approach of fixing the problem so that we can return to normal life will not work. It might work temporarily, but the body will find other ways to resist. Raise serotonin levels with SSRIs, and the brain will prune some receptor sites, thinking in its wisdom, “Hey, I’m not supposed to feel good about the life I am living right now.” In the end, there is always suicide, a common endpoint of the pharmaceutical regimes that seek to make us happy with something inimical to our very purpose and being. You can only force yourself to abide in wrongness so long. When the soul’s rebellion is suppressed too long, it can explode outward in bloody revolution. Significantly, all of the school shootings in the last decade have involved people on anti-depression medication. All of them! For a jaw-dropping glimpse of the results of the pharmaceutical regime of control, scroll down this compilation of suicide/homicide cases involving SSRIs. I am not using “jaw-dropping” as a figure of speech. My jaw literally dropped open.

Back in the 1970s, dissidents in the Soviet Union were often hospitalized in mental institutions and given drugs similar to the ones used to treat depression today. The reasoning was that you had to be insane to be unhappy in the Socialist Workers’ Utopia. When the people treating depression receive status and prestige from the very system that their patients are unhappy with, they are unlikely to affirm the basic validity of the patient’s withdrawal from life. “The system has to be sound — after all, it validates my professional status — therefore the problem must be with you.”

Unfortunately, “holistic” approaches are no different, as long as they deny the wisdom of the body’s rebellion. When they do seem to work, usually that is because they coincide with some other shift. When someone goes out and gets help, or makes a radical switch of modalities, it works as a ritual communication to the unconscious mind of a genuine life change. Rituals have the power to make conscious decisions real to the unconscious. They can be part of taking back one’s power.

I have met countless people of great compassion and sensitivity, people who would describe themselves as “conscious” or “spiritual”, who have battled with CFS, depression, thyroid deficiency, and so on. These are people who have come to a transition point in their lives where they become physically incapable of living the old life in the old world. That is because, in fact, the world presented to us as normal and acceptable is anything but. It is a monstrosity. Ours is a planet in pain. If you need me to convince you of that, if you are unaware of the destruction of forests, oceans, wetlands, cultures, soil, health, beauty, dignity, and spirit that underlies the System we live in, then I have nothing to say to you. I only am speaking to you if you do believe that there is something deeply wrong with the way we are living on this planet.

A related syndrome comprises various “attention deficit” and anxiety “disorders” (forgive me, I cannot write down these words without the ironic quotation marks) which reflect an unconscious knowledge that something is wrong around here. Anxiety, like all emotions, has a proper function. Suppose you left a pot on the stove and you know you forgot something, you just can’t remember what. You cannot rest at ease. Something is bothering you, something is wrong. Subliminally you smell smoke. You obsess: did I leave the water running? Did I forget to pay the mortgage? The anxiety keeps you awake and alert; it doesn’t let you rest; it keeps your mind churning, worrying. This is good. This is what saves your life. Eventually you realize — the house is on fire! — and anxiety turns into panic, and action.

So if you suffer from anxiety, maybe you don’t have a “disorder” at all — maybe the house is on fire. Anxiety is simply the emotion corresponding to “Something is dangerously wrong and I don’t know what it is.” That is only a disorder if there is in fact nothing dangerously wrong. “Nothing is wrong, just you” is the message that any therapy gives when it tries to fix you. I disagree with that message. The problem is not with you. You have very good reason to be anxious. Anxiety keeps part of your attention away from your tasks of polishing the silverware as the house burns down, of playing the violin as the Titanic sinks. Unfortunately, the wrongness you are tapping into might be beyond the cognizance of the psychiatrists who treat you, who then conclude that the problem must be your brain.

Similarly, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, and my favorite, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) are only disorders if we believe that the things presented for our attention are worth paying attention to. We cannot admit, without calling into question the whole edifice of our school system, that it may be completely healthy for a ten-year-old boy to not sit still for six hours in a classroom learning about long division and Vasco de Gama. Perhaps the current generation of children, that some call the Indigos, simply have a lower tolerance for school’s agenda of conformity, obedience, external motivation, right-and-wrong answers, the quantification of performance, rules and bells, report cards and grades and your permanent record. So we try to enforce their attention with stimulants, and subdue their heroic intuitive rebellion against the spirit-wrecking machine.

As I write about the “wrongness” against which we all rebel, I can hear some readers asking, “What about the metaphysical principle that it’s ‘all good’?” Just relax, I am told, nothing is wrong, all is part of the divine plan. You only perceive it as wrong because of your limited human perspective. All of this is only here for our own development. War: it gives people wonderful opportunities to make heroic choices and burn off bad karma. Life is wonderful, Charles, why do you have to make it wrong?

I am sorry, but usually such reasoning is just a sop to the conscience. If it is all good, then that is only because we perceive and experience it as terribly wrong. The perception of iniquity moves us to right it.

Nonetheless, it would be ignorant and fruitless to pass judgment upon those who do not see anything wrong, who, oblivious to the facts of destruction, think everything is basically fine. There is a natural awakening process, in which first we proceed full speed ahead participating in the world, believing in it, seeking to contribute to the Ascent of Humanity. Eventually, we encounter something that is undeniably wrong, perhaps a flagrant injustice or a serious health problem or a tragedy near at hand. Our first response is to think this is an isolated problem, remediable with some effort, within a system that is basically sound. But when we try to fix it, we discover deeper and deeper levels of wrongness. The rot spreads; we see that no injustice, no horror can stand in isolation. We see that the disappeared dissidents in South America, the child laborers in Pakistan, the clearcut forests of the Amazon, are all intimately linked together in a grotesque tapestry that includes every aspect of modern life. We realize that the problems are too big to fix. We are called to live in an entirely different way, starting with our most fundamental values and priorities.

All of us go through this process, repeatedly, in various realms of our lives; all parts of the process are right and necessary. The phase of full participation is a growth phase in which we develop gifts that will be applied very differently later. The phase of trying to fix, to endure, to soldier on with a life that isn’t working is a maturation phase that develops qualities of patience and determination and strength. The phase of discovering the all-encompassing nature of the problem is usually a phase of despair, but it need not be. Properly, it is a phase of rest, of stillness, of withdrawal, of preparation for a push. The push is a birth-push. Crises in our lives converge and propel us into a new life, a new being that we hardly imagine could exist, except that we’d heard rumors of it, echoes, and maybe even caught a glimpse of it here and there, been granted through grace a brief preview.

If you are in the midst of this process, you need not suffer if you cooperate with it. I can offer you two things. First is self-trust. Trust your own urge to withdraw even when a million messages are telling you, “The world is fine, what’s wrong with you? Get with the program.” Trust your innate belief that you are here on earth for something magnificent, even when a thousand disappointments have told you you are ordinary. Trust your idealism, buried in your eternal child’s heart, that says that a far more beautiful world than this is possible. Trust your impatience that says “good enough” is not good enough. Do not label your noble refusal to participate as laziness and do not medicalize it as an illness. Your heroic body has merely made a few sacrifices to serve your growth.

The second thing I can offer you is a map. The journey I have described is not always linear, and you may find yourself from time to time revisiting earlier territory. When you find the right life, when you find the right expression of your gifts, you will receive an unmistakable signal. You will feel excited and alive. Many people have preceded you on this journey, and many more will follow in times to come. Because the old world is falling apart, and the crises that initiate the journey are converging upon us. Soon many people will follow the paths we have pioneered. Each journey is unique, but all share the same basic dynamics I have described. When you have passed through it, and understood the necessity and rightness of each of its phases, you will be prepared to midwife others through it as well. Your condition, all the years of it, has prepared you for this. It has prepared you to ease the passage of those who will follow. Everything you have gone through, every bit of the despair, has been necessary to forge you into a healer and a guide. The need is great. The time is coming soon.

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May 17

How to do your dream the spiritual way

How to do a project the spiritual wayAt some point you are ready. Ready to do your work. But the task can seem so daunting that it can seem totally impossible. We’ve reached this point on our path where we know what to do but how to do it? No matter what your project is I would like to introduce you to a new way of bringing it into form. It is at this stage that we will be tempted to run back to the old fearful ways of the old world. But, don’t forget it was because we realized that those fearful pushy ways didn’t serve us that we started on this path in the first place. That is why it is vitally important that at this stage of living our purpose we don’t run back to the old ways of the past. For many of us we will then be left in a quandary ” how to get our work done.” All we’ve been taught is fear based pushy coercive techniques to get anything done. But there is a better way. It’s a process of allowing instead of forcing.

In our society right now most things are done in a fearful pushing manner. A manner that is out of sync with the universe. A manner, where you feel you have to make something happen. What we are going to discuss is a new way of getting things done by allowing them to happen. In this process you will use trust and faith, prayer and intention to set things in motion. Or rather, to get in tuned with what is already in motion. The goal here is to align yourself with that which is already happening and to be a catalyst for it’s unfoldment on Earth. This is totally different from the old way of trying to will something into existence. Whatever your project or work is, realize that ultimately it’s God’s project. Please remember that no matter what the form, be it a book, a business, a film or an invention. Don’t start to think that it is your project alone. Because when you start to think that way you feel alone and then you feel that it is up to you to make it happen . Then you get stressed out and fearful and start to use pushy coercive business tactics to force it into existence. Pretty much 99.99% of the business done today in our world is accomplished in this manner. It is a highly inefficient way to get things done. Which is ironic, because to most of us this new method will appear at first to be the inefficient one. Why, because most of the time you will appear to be doing nothing of consequence. But that is only because we normally think being busy and running around is doing “work” when in reality most of that activity is just wasted energy. This is especially true when the business or project is going against the flow of the universe, which unfortunately happens to be most of the time. In the future, which is upon us, we will complete projects using this new method. The heart of this method is trust.

synchronicityWhen you do a project in a spiritual way, you realize you are not alone and your main goal is to get in alignment with that which exists already. You want to get in tuned with what is already happening. When you do this you because an instrument and things come into your awareness and start to happen synchronistically. You don’t follow mental “to do” lists; instead you will be intuitively guided moment to moment. Sometimes these inspirations will not make any logical sense at all. But it all starts with the question, “God what would you have me do today.” Of course you will have needs, wishes and desires but you will give those over to God. Then you will seek to get in alignment with Gods solutions to what appears to be your problems. This is the proper way. All the solutions already exist. It is only man today who believes himself to be separate from God that thinks he must make things happen using his own will power. But the power of Love is so much more powerful. And, that’s what we are really talking about. For this new way to work you will only seek to do things that are in alignment with the higher order. So that means things that are in alignment with the higher good. There will be no more destructive creations.

Anyway back to your project. The first thing you must do is, sit back, relax and enjoy the show. I.e. watch the process unfold. You will have thoughts such as:

“But God cannot handle such a big project. I’m going to have to jump in there and make it happen!”

But if you think about that for just a second you will realize how silly that thought is. I mean we’re talking about God here. And if it’s the same God that created us that that means he handles much bigger projects than yours every millisecond. In every moment whole universes are created and destroyed. So don’t you think he can handle this? Ahh but now you say:

“Well yes but not my project. I’m not worthy of god’s help.”

But you are. And he is helping you. God’s help is available to everyone. It’s not that he doesn’t want to help people or that people are not worthy, it’s that we choose, consciously or sub consciously to reject him and his help. We are like children who want to pretend we don’t have any parents. But God being the loving parent that he is will let the children believe in this delusion as much as they want to. Constantly protecting them from themselves, but in the process letting them learn the lessons of separation. Eventually they wake up and want to come back home.

Dump all your old ideas of how things get done in this world. It will not happen from your will power, your fear or your separate actions and ideas. Take all your concerns to God as you have been. Then trust that it is happening in the background. Be open to the signs when you are nudged to take action or when someone is brought to you. You are already very good at this so there really is no problem . For you it’s just a matter of really believing that it can happen this way. But all that is required is your effort to believe and this you are doing. Soon your project will be done and you will be able to teach this new method to others. Yes the old world is being destroyed but a new world is being created and you are a part of it so do not fear. All you need do is set back, relax and enjoy the show.

You have many compasses to help guide you along the way, they are:

Does it feel right?
Are you at peace?
Is it effortless?
Does it flow?
Is it joyful?

When you’re about to take an action use these compasses to guide you. This is how you will know if you are in the flow or not.

“But what about money?”

Trust, you already have everything you need right now in this moment to take the next step. All will be provided for in the right time and place for your project to come into being. Know that. Accept what is happening. Stay out of fear. If you could see all the blessing coming to you, you would be so overjoyed but instead you look at your drab world and let that tell you what to believe. Don’t listen to it. Stay focused on the spiritual. Stay out of worldly dramas. Know that you do have the money. Just have fun with it, trusting that the means will be provided for you. You must trust in this process. Do not worry about how you’re going to make it happen. You are not going to make anything happen. Instead you will discover what is already happening and go along with that.

May 14

Should you give up on your dreams?

Should you give up on your dreams?

Anna Akana tells a really funny story and gives some really good advice about giving up on your dreams.