Welcome back to our wind-up to the 4-Week Challenge. Are you ready to make some changes in your life? And if not now, then when? On Thursday of last week as we went through with you our “Today Is It” process, this one was struck once again by the sense of urgency he felt – not urgency in the sense that there was something that had to be done right away, but urgency in the sense that he was standing on a threshold, and there was nothing in the world that stopped him from stepping through that doorway into something totally new and exciting. So why not? And if not now, then when? Let’s talk about some powerful reasons why you might choose this right-now time in your life to make some changes.
Reason #1: Joy. Let’s face it, most of you would say yes to having a little more fun in your life. And if you’re thinking that having a bit of fun is sort of nice occasionally, but there’s more important things you need to take care of, we say, you have the cart before the horse. If you believe you have to struggle (which means doing things that are not fun) to get where you want to go, you cannot get to that place, because the struggle of the journey contaminates the end result. When you get there, you discover you’ve set yourself up for .. more struggle. It’s not .. “when this happens” or “once I get through this, I’ll be there”. It’s .. once you BE there in your mind, the Universe conforms. And when the Universe is conforming, life is fun.
Reason #2: Power. Now we know that spiritual philosophies don’t normally talk much about personal power. If they do talk about power, it’s in the sense that some God-like entity has it, and you need to get yourself to the place of saying “Thy will be done”, finding out what that will is, aligning yourself with it, and then all will be well. We say, the power is yours, and we don‘t mean power in the sense of controlling or forcing your will on others. It’s power in its most fundamental sense. The simple truth is, how you choose to think creates everything you experience. Your power is enormous. That’s how everything exists. You think it into existence. We want you to know that power, feel that power, and revel in that feeling.
Reason #3: Peace. In these four weeks, we not only want you to know who you are, we want that “knowing” to be instilled into every fiber of your consciousness, on-going and ever-present. And out of that comes an unflappable calmness. It’s like installing an immovable barrier between you and whatever shows up. It’s not like you cease to engage in the game. It’s just that when you encounter some of those things that are unwanted, they’re not devastating, they’re interesting. They don’t take you down, they spur you on. They don’t send you into despair, they bring up a flashing neon sign in front of you that says “What do you want NOW? That’s unflappable calmness. That’s peace.
Reason #4: Freedom. So if you’re standing on that threshold, which door do you choose to step through? Answer – any of them. Another answer – all of them. What dictates to you which door you should choose? Answer – nothing. What suggests to you which door to open first? Answer – whichever one feels best right now, whenever “now” is – one whim today, another whim tomorrow. What does that feel like? Answer – absolute freedom. So in these four weeks we’re going to practice standing on that threshold together, looking at all those doors, picking the one that feels right there and then most like ecstasy, and then walking up to it, pushing it open and stepping through. That’s freedom.
Reason #5: If not now, when? It’s interesting is it not, how often you hear us saying .. if we were in your shoes we would .. and then we offer another process, or another way of looking at things, and what we’re really saying in all of that is, if you were seeing things from our perspective, we think you would choose to pivot away from that. We think you would choose a better feeling thought, choose a new belief and create something more to your liking. Of course in different versions of you, you’re doing all those things, but as we engage with in this version, we encourage you to get over the hump. Now we also often say, you can never miss the boat, but why not make 2016 the year that your life changed? Why not indeed?
We’ve often said the truth of who you are and why you’re here is elegantly simple. And, as you might expect, it is. Over these four weeks we’re going to be making sure you get it because you don’t have to spend years studying theology. There’s no inherently complicated spiritual structure behind it all. You don’t have to go through life after life to progress towards enlightenment. There’s no “old souls” or “new souls”. There can’t be, because time is something that only exists in worlds like this physical stage you’re currently choosing to play on. You’re all infinitely “old”. You’re all “simultaneously” occupying infinite versions of you playing in infinite games in an infinite variety of realms. One version of you is us.
When we say that, some of you think .. well that’s not simple, that’s mind-blowing. Well, yes, we’ll grant you that you have to start thinking outside the box of your old ideas. And yes, you could describe that as mind-blowing, but that doesn’t make it complex. You’re a time-less always-connected extension of the collective consciousness of All That Is. Your thoughts created you and continue to create you and the matching world that surrounds you. That’s it. That’s the whole shooting match. That’s the basis of EVERYTHING. If complexity exists, it’s because you created it. You can, and do, make up complex stories. But at the core of it all, it’s simple.
So if it’s that simple, how come we’re intersecting here once again today and answering your questions about how to create things differently? Because in some versions of you, perhaps the particular version you’re consciously inhabiting right now, you’ve become so engaged in your story, so caught up in the details and the apparent reality of this space/time world you’ve created, that you’ve forgotten who you are. Then your mind might jump to .. well if that’s true, then how come almost nobody around here understands that? We say, don’t look to the world “around here” for answers, because that world will always be your matching creation. Look within. That’s where the story comes from.
So then some of you respond with OK you get who you are, and you get the Law Of Attraction and all that stuff, but you’re still not manifesting what you want. Why is it so hard? Well we’re going to be spending time on what it is that you want, and what makes it hard or easy. By Law Of Attraction, every-body and every-thing in your world is a match to what you have chosen to believe and expect. Those choices set the boundaries of the stage upon which you’re playing your game. Your choices are all made consciously. Then they’re stored away super-consciously in what we call your tapestry of expectations.
Your certainties will always show up. Your impossibilities will never show up. Your probabilities and possibilities will be as you have judged them to be – likely or unlikely. Let’s start by looking at what’s easy for you – your certainties. When you woke up this morning, you didn’t wake up into a world that’s external to you. You stepped consciously once more onto your stage – with space and time and gravity and light, and a bed and floor and walls and windows. It was all there instantly, without focus, energy or attention, because you knew at all levels of your being, consciously and super-consciously, with absolute certainty that it would be. You were in alignment about it.
If there’s something you want, and it seems difficult to manifest, it’s always, ALWAYS, because consciously or super-consciously, you have a stored belief that contradicts it. So to manifest something easily and instantly, you could simply choose, at all levels, to be certain about it. How on earth do you do that? Well we’ll be encouraging you to give up on the idea that you decide what’s likely by observing what-is and making rational decisions. You don’t. It’s not the world that shows you what’s probable. It’s your decisions about what’s probable that show you your world. What you believe, becomes.
Once you’ve got that radical idea down, once you’ve consciously locked onto knowing that it’s your belief-choices that create everything, then we’ll have some time to create that same “knowing” in your super-conscious. And the good news is that you can use the same process you used to create that tapestry in the first place. You make a conscious decision, then re-make it, then make it again. Practice. Practice. Practice. Find the processes that work for you and commit to using them. Nothing is more important than that.
Remember you’re creating all of this so create the process that works for you.
Now, very obviously, you don’t have to be certain about everything for it to show up. You’ll notice we said certainties show up easily and instantly. Probabilities show up a little less easily and/or take a little time. Possibilities – even more so. The important thing to be aware of is, are there showstoppers sitting in that tapestry of yours – you’ll never amount to anything, money doesn’t grow on trees, you have to face reality .. and so on? If you ask yourself what you truly believe, and then listen, you will know by how you feel. Listen quietly. Listen deeply. Listen fearlessly (because you have nothing to fear). You will feel when you’re out of alignment and needing some focus.
One of our members once said “but it’s not as simple as you make it sound”. She said that she’d had a long-standing belief about how youthful she looked and yet the other day one of her clients had described her as that “old” person. She was “horrified”, and she saw this as a clear example of how her beliefs were not creating her reality. As we talked with her, she began to see what she really believed. Do you see that if that so-called long-standing belief of hers had been a certainty, she could never have been “horrified”, because she would have known without even thinking that the client was describing someone else. And she would have been absolutely right!
Let’s also talk a little here about what Deepak Chopra calls detachment. If there’s something you really want, notice how you’re holding it. Eager anticipation is wonderful. Doubt and second guessing yourself is going to keep you out of alignment with it and then it cannot manifest. So be detached in a sense from the end result. Allow it to flow naturally. Allow something even better to show up. Settle back into the general knowing that you are the creator of it all, and if you just choose thoughts that feel good, then you can know with certainty that you’re heading towards what you want.
When you really get down to it, knowing the fundamentals of who you are, what you discover is that life IS meant to be easy, that the greatest joy comes from knowing your power to create anything, and using that power – for this today and for something different tomorrow . From Abraham recently: It’s fun while you are in the process of [creating things], and it doesn’t matter how they unfold; and nothing can go wrong, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t get it done, it’s just fun to do it. Your Inner Being feels no limit. So, anything that feels like limits is something that you have self-imposed.
If something happens to you that you “can’t believe”, stop and think, because two things are for sure. One is that you DO believe it, at least that it’s a possibility. And the other is, whether you love it or like it, or hate it, it IS a match to who you are right now. If you love it, embrace it and revel in your creative ability. If you hate it, embrace your new-found insight and, once again, revel in your creative ability. And then from that evolving place of awareness, answer the perennial question, what do you want NOW?
So, are you ready to make some changes in your life? And if not now, then when? Let’s come back to our reason #1: Joy. Once you get into alignment with what you want, once you BE there in your mind, the Universe conforms. And when the Universe is conforming, the journey becomes entirely different. You find yourself flowing with the current. When the Universe is conforming, life is the joyful exciting ride you came here to experience.
Now let’s move to our longer discussion, and to your questions.