“If you are not consciously choosing to live a life of abundance, wealth and health, than you are subconsciously choosing to live a life of poor, unhealthy and limited.”
Wallace Wattles said that and I’ve come to relate, comprehend and adhere to that principal in my life and the lives of the clients, groups, organizations and corporations I work with. We cannot live a life of greatness on the outside until we learn how to come from the place of greatness within. It just won’t work in reverse.
What a great segue, from the “Freedom from Struggle” article in the August, Magic Happens Magazine, to opening up great levels of expansion in life! Almost like I planned it that way. (lol) To be honest though, my monthly messages come to me. I don’t go out seeking to find them. They show up in examples or insights for me and all I have to do to receive them is remain open. Not always an easy thing to do!
My hope for this month is that I can inspire you to spend some time going within, acknowledging that giant within you. That entity that holds all the power to create whatever you would love to be, do, have, experience, receive and give in your life. In doing so, pick one area of your life that you would love to improve.
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Maybe it’s your health and well-being. That yoga class, or massage you keep putting off. Or maybe it’s that doctor or dentist appointment that you just can’t seem to find the time for. Or maybe for you, it’s love relationship that you desire or that you crave more from your present relationship than your experiencing. Maybe it’s your work, and you just don’t feel the passion in what your doing. Or it could possibly be your time and money freedom. I had a CEO once tell me, “Joseph, make sure your always planning for your next adventure.” What’s your next adventure? Maybe it’s time you started planning for it.
In order to bring about expansion in your life, it’s an inside out job. Nothing fulfilling can happen on the outside, until the inner expansion has taken place. And I’ve come to recognize that inner work is, in a large way, the expansion of our paradigms, patterns and “Upper Limits” according to Gay Hendricks in his book: The Big Leap.
One of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein is:
“You cannot solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it in the first place.”
One of the greatest blocks to a life that you would love, is your thinking. Have you ever started out on an endeavor with excitement and passion, only to find your thoughts minimizing the possibility, until there isn’t much excitement left? We have the candid ability to take our own dreams and visions and squash them to smitherines before taking a single action to bringing life to them.
That’s how so many people live their lives, with scraps of real love, real happiness, real joy, real love for their life. And I find most people don’t even realize they are doing so.
I believe I mentioned last month that I bought my son, Joey a new car over the 4th of July. One of the agreements he and I had was that he would sell his current car, to cover a portion of the cost of the new car. He and I spend some time setting a vision for how effortlessly the car would sell, to the perfect person, who would love the vehicle.
While I was in the process of delivering the car to Michigan, Joey called me and very excitedly told me that “Someone was coming to look at buying his car!” He was really lit up about it and how closely it matched the vision he set for the selling process. Then, in his very next sentence he stated, “but he is a mechanic and will find any little fault in the car and only offered me 25% of what I’m asking.” I’m not kidding you when I say, his excitement went from 100 to 10 in less than a second.
I asked Joey to pause for a second and to look at the facts of his situation.
FACT NUMBER 1: He listed the car for sale
FACT NUMBER 2: Someone had enough interest to set up a time to look into purchasing the vehicle
FACT NUMBER 3: the person going to see the vehicle was a mechanic
The rest of Joey’s minimizing story was non-fact based and completely made up by his imagination. Once he could see this, he understood how he was utilizing his imagination to create this downgraded potential reality. We were able to work on the initial vision Joey created for selling his car and I’m excited to share with you that the mechanic who came to look at the vehicle did purchase the car and a reasonable $200 reduction from asking price.
So let me ask you, for this month, are you willing to expand your life? To see what’s possible beyond what you’re currently experiencing in your life?
If so, what area of your life could apply you begin to “notice what your noticing” and when you realize the minimizing process happening, break it down to the facts you have in front of you and then purposely bring your thinking to the expanded vision you would desire.
We are each creating every day of our life. Are you going to choose to consciously create, or subconsciously? I hold a strong vision you choose the first option!