Monday, May 28, 2012

Unpacking that word ' Service' - Why it is sometimes really not about you at all

I hate the word ‘service’. Hardly an enlightened stand, but I have never been able to understand it. It seemed forced on me, as if somehow to qualify as spiritually advanced I needed to be living a life of service. Ugh! Why ? What was it I was supposed to be learning from being in service ? To subjugate my ego ? Perhaps! I get that argument, but it still seemed to be missing something. Instead of easy acceptance, the rebel in me came out and I just flat out refused to play the game just because everyone else was.
Why be in service ? What was the point ? Because so far on my journey everything has had a point and in most cases, it only made sense when I was ready to learn it. That is perhaps the problem these days with the spiritual journey – it is so accessible thanks to the media that we forget that it is a learning journey and what that means. You can only learn what you are ready to learn but because we have so much access we are expised to steps on the journey that are way ahead of where were are now. To become an expert acrobatic pilot you first have to learn how to fly, so become an advanced soul there are essential building blocks you have to first acquire, experiences you have to live. Instead of relaxing into our path we instead buy into the ever popular belief that you can mimic some-one else’s journey. But here is the thing, there is no-one like you. Your journey is unique simply because where you are starting from and what you are starting with is unique. Yes, there are common markers on the way, common lessons that I suspect need to be learnt in sequence but mimicking an advanced lesson will not teach you that lesson. You have to get there the hard way. The further I get on this road the more I think that practice without understanding, practice for practice sake can actually be harmful, trapping you in a place you are not ready for and preventing you from learning what you need to learn to get there.
But back to that word, service. I strongly suspect that this is a rather advanced stop on the journey and that for it to really make sense, for the act of being in service to have the value it was intended, then you need to be ready to learn the lesson. What is the lesson ? What is the point of being in service ? Well, what if there comes a time where the experiences you are living are no longer for you ? What if not every experience or lesson is your lesson ? What if there comes a time where the other person’s lesson is the point of the experience ? To get that, there has to no longer be so much for you to learn, in fact, to get that, the only way left to learn and grow is to assist the other in their lesson.  Without even trying the ego is subjugated simply because, it has not survived the experiences that got you to here, where the only way forward is to be in service.
Just the thoughts…of a soul on her journey… learning to let go and just flow J

Monday, May 7, 2012

Why the Universe can’t Hear a ‘No’ – Becoming a Visionary who Consciously Creates Their Experiences.

Have a problem ? How are you framing it ? In terms of what you don’t want ? Or in terms of what would actually want ? Yes, I know, this is not a new topic for, but stay with me, because this might just help you understand why focusing on what you don’t want only brings you more of that. It talks to whether you are an observer or an active visionary, a conscious creator of your own experience and I don’t know about you, but to be able to consciously create my experience is definitely something I am interested in learning.
To master your life and create your dreams you have to claim yourself and that requires you claim your thoughts!
“When you see something that you would like to experience and you focus upon it, shouting yes to it, you include it in your experience. But when you see something that you would not want to experience, and you focus upon it, shouting no at it, you also include that in your experience. You do not invite it in with your yes and exclude it with your no, because there is no exclusion in this attraction-based Universe. Your focus is the invitation. Your attention is the invitation.
And so, those who are mostly observers thrive in good times but suffer in bad times because what they are observing is already vibrating and as they observe it, they include it in their vibrational countenance and as they include it, the Universe accepts that as their point of attraction – and gives them more of the essence of it. So for an observer, the better it gets, the better it gets or the worse it gets, the worse it gets. HOWEVER, ONE WHO IS A VISIONARY THRIVES IN ALL TIMES”
It is not your judgement or opinion of what you are observing that is important, it is the fact that you are paying attention to it! When you make an observation, you associate it with a belief and with that belief comes a set of feelings. They create a very personal and very real relationship with the events that happen to them.
“Deliberate creation is about deliberately choosing.”
Just because someone else has placed their attention on what they don’t want and created the experience they did not want, does not mean you have to. And it all boils down to whether or not you are an observer, allowing your thoughts and feelings to just run randomly as they always have...or if you are a conscious creator, someone who deliberately chooses how they feel about things and so choose the thoughts that generate those feelings...independently of the events and other people’s opinions there-of. You may be powerless to change what you are observing but you are never powerless when it comes to choosing who you are in that situation and how you will react or act.

“Most people do not deliberately offer thought, but instead they let their thoughts gravitate to whatever is happening around them: Something happens. They observe. They have an emotional feeling response to what they are observing. And since they usually feel powerless in controlling what they are observing, they conclude that they have no control over their emotional response to what they are observing.  
Are you an unconscious observer ? Or are you a conscious creator ? What would change if it really were true...that you can change your feelings by consciously choosing thoughts that create the feelings you want to be experiencing ?