Just a thought, and these are my beliefs. You don’t have to accept them. But maybe a little seed will connect with you.
We are all born enlightened. The diagram above is one that we teach in our Soar2Resilience program. In the center, the heart represents the I am presence. That spark of the Divine within us that never dies. We love babies for this reason. They are perfect, whole, pure. They don’t have life experiences that cover that beautiful light that they are.
But alas, we are born in a world of matter and the more we live, the more we merge with that matter. The goal is to get back to that light, the formless, the spirit that lives within and is all around.
The goal here is to understand that our perceptions are not the same as everyone else’s. An abusive upbringing, an illness or accident that caused you trauma, a teacher who was not understanding, a life experience that weighs on you; all of these things color the lens of your world. You can see the world as all loving, or just the opposite. This is based on what goes on between your ears.
Have you ever known someone who is happy most of the time? Who tries to see the best in all people? And do you have someone in your life, who just can’t get past the divorce, betrayal, childhood trauma; who sees the world as an evil, awful place. Which one is the truth?
That answer is, they both are. The world is a magical place and it is also tough, unkind and broken. But it all starts with the mind. What is inside of you, is what you see. Period.
I know that sounds harsh and because of my life experiences to this point, I can comfortably say that it is accurate. Like many of my students, my story involves trauma, health issues, loss, etc. And I am so grateful for them all. Why? Question, do we grow when life is perfect?
No, we grow in the goal of it. We grow in trying to be better today than we were yesterday. Setting the stage for making tomorrow better than today. I can honestly say, that I wouldn’t be half of the person, or experience half of the joy that I do, if it weren’t for what I had and continue to go through. We are here in the material world to understand what feels good and not. We seek pleasure and avoid pain. But what happens if there was no pain, no displeasure, no disease. We wouldn’t understand how it would feel to be in joy, even if the world around us was suffering. To be in appreciation, even if we see things that we don’t like. It is a choice.
So, the next question is always, how? How do I do this? How much time will it take? Here are some of the answers. The diagram above is based on yoga philosophy. It shows that when we have imbalances in any of the layers of our system, we suffer. The only place that there isn’t any suffering is in the center, that light that you are. Merging with that, each day improves your immune function, teaches your body how to be free of pain, elongates your breath, and clears your mind. In this space, your personality and emotions get an upgrade.
We dive deep into each one of these areas so that you will have the tools to heal any challenge. For instance, if you were in a car accident and are sore, you will have mind tools, breath tools, and physical tools to heal that injury the quickest way possible.
Here are a couple of easy to incorporate suggestions to make your day a little brighter.
Set up your day. Meditate every day. If only for 5 minutes. Meditation doesn’t have to be OMMMing in a sacred space. Go outside. Connect with nature.
Choose something to connect with, what is the greatest version of yourself. If you want to be a star athlete,
What does the person that you admire most do? If you want to be the CEO of a corporation, who do you
admire? Learn about them
Visualize stepping into that being. How would you feel, when you are the CEO, the star athlete? How do you walk? What is important to you?
a. Expanding on this a bit, if you are the CEO of a multinational organization, will you have someone to help you with laundry/cooking/household chores. Will you have a chauffeur, a house, a secretary? Really let your mind go here.
b. Mentally rehearse this each and every day.
c. Then let it go and connect with something higher than yourself to move you into an elevated state of being.
The goal here is for you to really merge into the greatest version of yourself. When you come from this place, there is no separation. You don’t feel lack. You only feel whole. And little snippets of this every day, start building the muscle to your amazing future.
Remembering, that you can only feed the field that which is inside of you. How you show up, who you smile at, how you react or respond affects those around you. So be a beacon of light and love and watch how great you feel.