Most people think of how they can fit in all they want to be, do, or have into the framework they call their life right now. There’s a real catch 22 in that. You cannot generate and create new possibilities from your current limitations of thought, you will think you are doing something different to get something different but only go back to exactly where you started from. Groundhog day, eh? Anyone experience that? I sure have and with all the best intentions. It’s exhausting. Where have you set up your life from limitations rather than possibilities? Where do you maintain having as a limitation rather than a possibility?
Think of all the background secret agenda’s you blindly bought as real, right, and true that you might be operating from. Give it up, don’t bother, you’ll never have that, no way can you achieve that, not smart enough, don’t deserve to have it all, no one in my family ever has done that. Where do you justify and hold the rightness of your points of view to maintain the limitations that are your current reality? What if there were no limitations? What would it take to generate and create a future of having from unlimited possibility? It all can be yours!!
What can you do differently today that would change things right away? Just go out and do something, anything different today!! So often we have a conclusion about how we want things to look. If only it could be like that…. If only I can see things change this way…… So to create ‘that’ we have to do ‘this’ and there is no room for anything else. We silly humans want it to be ‘this way’ because that is what we think will make us happy. By thinking this way we stifle the immense possibility of something even better showing up. When we make conclusions we stop the joy of creating and the fun and excitement that comes with generating new possibilities. Not doing and waiting for the perfect and right thing to do rarely makes us happy. “If you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten” Ouch! Again, we can’t possibility generate and create new things when we have already determined what it looks like before we act. So think of something you would like to see change and just do something different. And that will lead to a something else and then another something else and then you’re different and your life is different! I sound a bit like Nike, but Just do it!
If you find yourself in the same internal conversation about what’s not working that you were in 6 months ago, you’re stuck!! Your mind has a way of perpetuating stories and beliefs that keep you comfortably, uncomfortable right where you are. I find the best way to getting unstuck and moving forward is to first recognize and allow yourself to feel that icky, yucky feeling inside. Some ways you might recognize those sensations are by noticing how you’re trying to prove your story right and someone else’s wrong, or by your clever excuses, justifications or defensive behaviors. Recognize and allow the sensations then ask a moving forward question. Such as, What else is possible here? How does it get any better than this? What would it take to …….? Believe it or not you actually don’t have to have the answer right away, cause if you did already know the answer you wouldn’t still be stuck. Asking the question is the beginning of opening up the energy for some other ideas to come to you that are more in alignment with moving forward than aligning with your old stories. Ask questions from complete curiosity for a few weeks on a stuck topic and I mean every time you start going down the rabbit hole into the icky yucky stuck feeling of your story and in a few weeks let me know what’s different. My buddy, Einstein say’s “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. Ask a question, let it go, you will be amazed at how your answers or better yet your new choices show up.
The key to progress is innovation. In President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he made it clear that we will need to make different choices to grow. Innovation was the order of the evening. In order to innovate, we need to entertain all voices to know what will be the best ideas for growth. To have new choices that create the change necessary for growth in any situation, we need to develop the art of dialogue. Dialogue is not debate – making one side right and one side wrong – that would exclude a voice or idea. It is not discussion – when one person is expressing themselves and the other one is evaluating other ideas based on the validity of their own idea. Dialogue requires listening to another’s ideas, giving it value and suspending for the moment all thoughts except the focus on the words being presented. One does not have to let go of their side, but is imperative that one puts it completely aside while listening to another’s word.
There is no way to fully comprehend another’s word if you are listening to how it overlays on your own. This is the beginning of true listening and understanding. Only then can you start to see the whole of what may be happening and what possibilities may be emerging. Of course, we know the problems of the United States and of the world are not simple, but to understand the complex living systems, we must commit to the art of dialogue and listening.
Check out this amazing You Tube video that illustrates where good ideas come from.
Intentions equal results 100% of the time. If you want to know what you intend and are committed to… look at what you have in your life. Your consensus reality is a mirror of your thoughts and actions.
For example, if you’re truly committed to wealth and prosperity, you have it already. If you desire it, but are truly committed to staying the same (safe and familiar), you’ll have that too. There are many other necessary attributes to getting what you want such as; desire, focus, commitment, and what you take action toward.
Let’s start with desire. I believe there are other words such as want, intend, have, but desire… ahhhh that lustful word is the one absolutely necessary component to getting what you want. It is our desires that get translated into its physical equivalent. Desire is such a powerful emotion because it takes in the sensations of having experienced what you want already. When you can clearly feel what it’s like to possess what you want, your vibration creates a wake for success to sail into port. We are masterful manifestors. In fact, look at your life and everything you have masterfully manifested into it. Even when we can consciously create that which we want, we still begin with a spark of desire. If you can feel it, you know what it is like to have it and therefore can create it.
What desires do you have for your future? Share your desires in the comments below.
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