The Power That Lies Within14 Nov 2017/by Maria Erving/in BrillianceTopics:Guidance, Power, The Divine, Truth
If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
In my teachings, the one message that I really want to emphasize is that there is nothing more important than to stay connected to the Power within.
It doesn’t matter what you call it; infinite intelligence, divine mind, God, Presence, it’s all the same, and it is within each and every one of us, waiting for our recognition of it.
When we are connected to source, to the infinite wisdom within, there’s inner peace and a feeling of safety that no beliefs in material or outside powers can ever give you.
Tune into the guidance by stillness and meditation, but also by talking with it, ask it questions and write to it by journaling, and most importantly, listen to it.
When we do this, when we go to source for everything, it brings us to the right place, the right people and you to them, and whatever you need will be given to you, whether it’s money, ideas or other resources that can help you evolve in life and expand in consciousness.
But we have to make a choice and once and for all decide what to have our faith in.
Truth is that there is no lack; only ignorance of our true nature, so when we are aligned with the power within and when we only listen to its guidance and promptings and completely ignore the world that’s talking about doom and gloom, statistics and work economy reports and what not, then things will begin to shift for the better.
The more we go within for guidance the more apparent it becomes to you that this power that guides all our ways always has our best interest in mind.
It loves us and wants only what is good for us and humanity at large.
It’s our true source of supply and everything else good, and once we acknowledge it the guidance and direction to a path of fulfillment will be shown to us and then it’s for us to follow that inner guidance no matter what seem to be happening according to mass consciousness.
Facts of life is not Truth. Truth is that there is a way out of any challenging situation and that is to go within and ask for help and it will be given.
When you make the connection and you stay true to it then no recessions, lack consciousness, or people talking about hard times, will be able to impact you or influence you, because you no longer buy into mass consciousness thinking.
Instead you’re aligned with Truth and have decided to agree only with that.
The Truth of who we are sets us free, and the Truth is within you, and it will show you what to do, bring you things and take you places you would never have imagined once you trust it and let it guide you in all areas of your life.
I invite you to close your eyes right now and ask it to help you with whatever you wish, if you have a a challenge, or a dream or vision for your life, whatever it may be, ask for guidance and direction, sit in stillness and listen and then follow the promptings you receive.
Answers and solutions may come up immediately or later on, but the most important thing is to know that if you have heard your prayer, then God has too, because you are One, there is no separation.
The power within knows exactly what to do. Trust it.
Maria Erving is a Transformational Coach and Healer. She is the creator of mariaerving.com membership site where she writes about spiritual awakening, transformation of consciousness and much more. Maria is the author of Energy Awareness: How to Use Energy to Change Your Life and The Power of Aligned Thought: How The Mind Works and How To Use It and have co-authored in several other books as well as being a contributor as an author on several sites on the Internet. Originally from Sweden, Maria has enjoyed the privilege of living and traveling in Norway, Finland, USA and India and currently residing in Costa del Sol, Spain. She is educated in a variety of alternative therapies such as Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Coaching, Reiki Healing and more. Maria’s work is intuitive and highly transformational.
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Would you like to discover the power to create the life you want rather than the one you have settled for? You may be surprised to learn that you already have considerably more power than you may have realized, and the source of that power is already within you. Last week's article on perpetuating your own problems set the table for this discussion by focusing on the omission side of creating your own life circumstances. Voltaire's famous quote, "Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do," helps point the way in terms of thinking about what you might have done in your life contrasted with your actual choices along the way.
Choosing not to do something, as in Voltaire's focus on good not done, is a choice in itself from which consequences appear, or, in this reference, fail to appear. Failure to choose or act proactively often leads to people blaming someone else for their negative circumstances rather than acknowledging their own role in the outcome.
Of course, many people struggle with the failure to choose because they can't see a way to produce that which they truly want in life. The primary challenge, as noted in several earlier blogs, is that you can never get enough of what you don't really want. Even if you get that one clear, you may still be struggling with how to imagine the real possibilities of improved circumstances, much less the actual choices you will need to get there.
Last week, we addressed the core premise that how you respond to the issue, is the issue. Obviously, you are going to encounter unanticipated circumstances in your life, many of which will have negative attributes. The more you let the circumstances take over, the more trapped you will feel. The more you feel trapped, the more limited your thinking and perspective will become. The more you tell yourself that there's nothing to be done, the more evidence you will find that you are trapped. Sound familiar?
If you do even a little research into how your brain filters information, you will discover all manner of evidence that your brain filters information based on the perspective or focus you choose. Just look at your own life experience: Haven't you ever told yourself something like, "This is really bad?" No sooner did you tell yourself this than your brain found even more evidence of just how bad it is, and then your brain screamed at you: "OMG, this is worse than I thought!" And worse it gets. The only problem here is that telling yourself that it's worse than you thought doesn't mean it's actually worse, it's just that you begin to create an even worse experience of the circumstances.
Unless you are the quintessential fear-motivated person, harping on how bad something is will not move you very far in terms of taking positive action.
This is where the power within comes into play. Actually, it already was in play the moment you told yourself that things were hopeless and getting worse. You shut your brain down every time you repeated that story line to yourself. If you can make the subtle shift from how it's bad and getting worse to something along the lines of "I may not like it now, but it will get better," your brain will fall into line and start looking for evidence that there is a better way.
The Power of a Positive Focus
By holding a positive focus, you can begin tapping into a deeper power or ability to create the life you want rather than the one you may have settled for. However, there's a huge gap between simply daydreaming about a better life and doing the work necessary to turn your imagination into reality.
From my own life experiences, I know all too well the challenges of holding a positive focus in life, whether from experiencing family bankruptcies while growing up, being homeless for a time, or having business opportunities melt during tough economic times. Along the way, I learned that holding a positive focus is an invaluable key to overcoming adversity. Invaluable is not the same as easy, however.
As we dig into this deeper power to create the life you want and the role of holding a positive focus, you might want to read an earlier blog of mine titled "Why Positive Thinking Just Doesn't Work." Obviously, positive thinking on its own won't produce very much, but positive action will, which begs the question: How do you take a positive action without a positive thought in the first place?
How Micro Steps Help Get You on the Way
As you practice holding a positive focus, your brain may only come up with a couple of micro steps at first, and micro steps clearly won't take you from zero to hero in one sudden leap. Micro steps just get you moving. Much like driving a car, it's a lot easier to steer once you are moving. In order to get anywhere meaningful, you also need to have some idea where you are heading. So, start with that positive focus of an improved experience of life and take whatever micro steps you can.
As you begin moving, keep reminding yourself that you are moving and that things are becoming just a little bit better. From there, you will then find your brain filtering in more opportunities, more choices, and more micro steps that you can consider taking. The more opportunities and choices you perceive, the more your mindset will begin to shift from bad and getting worse to good and getting better. And the more you make that inner shift, the more you will find yourself making real world choices that begin adding up a real difference.
There's a lot to this notion of the power within, more than can be addressed in a simple blog post, but hopefully you are glimpsing the possibilities.
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If you would like to learn more about the spiritual or soul-centered aspects of this power within and explore techniques that can help you create more of the life you want, please join me Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. PDT, 8:30 p.m. EDT for a free tele-workshop, "The Power Within You." To register for this free event, just click here or paste this link into your browser: http://www.msia.org/info/tele21. I will be leading this live, interactive telephone or Skype audio workshop, basing much of the session on the book, The Power Within You by John-Roger.
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Russell Bishop is an educational psychologist, author, executive coach and management consultant based in Santa Barbara, Calif. You can learn more about my work by visiting my website at www.RussellBishop.com. You can contact me by e-mail at Russell (at) russellbishop (dot) com.
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