Hi There, it's me again. For those of you who where following my Recovery from Addiction Series and waiting my next blog, I appologise for the delay.
An area I am passionate about is the Law Of Attraction, as I do believe that it works, even by default, so its very important for all of us to up the anti and heighten our own self awareness and belief to make ourselves happier and hopefully our World a better place, if not for us but those to come.
Why Self Development?
Well an area I'm really passionate about is Personal development. In this I mean emotional and spiritual development. I suppose as I am in recovery from alcohol this would be something that would have attracted my attention when I first got into recovery.
In the beginning:
God or the Universe in all perfection, created each and every one of us as a completely unique being. In other words WHO you are, is exactly WHO you are meant to be. You were created “In God’s image”, by the ultimate high good. End of case……but…….then why are we so desperate and constantly trying to improve on creation.
If you take a look at nature, everything fits, everything is perfect and works as it should be. Nature is fine tuned and works like clockwork, every Ying has its Yang, up has its down and North has its South. You couldn’t match it and you couldn’t improve on it, no matter how advanced science gets. Whenever I watch David Attenborough on BBC I am always in awe just at the beauty and power of nature and how it just works. Having lived in Zambia I saw nature work with my own eyes, and you can never tire watching an African sunset.
I know this heading goes against the title, though we are a part of nature, and I always wonder if God, or whoever created us, knew exactly how we as a species would turn out, would they have even bothered. We have done more damage to this planet than any other species, the term parasite comes to mind. Is trying to better ourselves leading us and the planet to our doom, the evidence is there, just look at Climate change, Global warming, Extinctions on the increase……..the list goes on.
The Universe is all about balance, what you put out is what you get back. Awareness and Global consciousness is on the increase, despite the insanity and chaos of our modern societies. I believe it is part of our evolution as a species, it has to be. We cannot continue down the path we are going and as we are growth seeking beings, lying down and dyeing is not an option to us. Fight or flight is instinct and we all have it and have a desire to survive, if not I’m sure that nature will step in and make the necessary changes, as the planet also wants to survive.
We are “Spiritual beings having a human experience” and are inherently good. No baby was ever born bad or evil, babies are pure Love. We came from a state of pure love, so it’s not a strange concept to return to that state. You don’t have to die first either to experience this Unconditional Love, we all have it and feel it.
As I mentioned already, we are growth seeking beings thus we are constantly evolving like the whole planet is. This is not a physical evolution or mental but a conscious one. Our awareness of self and everything around us is expanding. Spirituality has been around for as long as mankind so it’s not a new concept, though it’s not religion or dogma either. Society has been controlled throughout its whole history and still is, but independent thinking is on the rise and with this people are beginning to take a look at themselves, not in a bad way, but looking at the potential each and every one of us has internally. We have been led by society for so long that we have all been made to think inside the box and conform, or else….
Throughout history there have been enlightened people, Lao Tzu, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mohammad, and countless prophets, saints and sages. These people enlightened their followers at the time but more so now in the 21st Century. Many during their time where persecuted and even put to death for their enlightenment, ironically it was due to their untimely deaths that we still follow their messages today, or they might have vanished into obscurity. When I read or hear of their enlightened messages, they are all for our own good and for our own growth. Some of these writings are thousands of years old, had society back then embraced Taoism, or teachings of Buddha or the Gospels then could society have been different today. Could you imagine if meditation was the first subject in school, or self acceptance and development where key subjects like Math’s and English.
Blame & Excuses:
We all blame and make excuses for everything. It is always someone or something else’s fault. “I can’t because…..” you fill in the space. “If they/ my situation changes, then I will”. “It’s far too hard”. We all have it wrong, we have got it back to front and lived by that mantra for so long, that it is engrained in society. Just look at politics, one big blame game and when things go wrong it is always the other guy.
Aspiring to change the World and everything around you will just lead to extreme frustration and just won’t work. It never has and never will. The only people who got other people to do things that they didn’t want to, were dictators and bullies. If you want change you have to start with yourself first. You have to look within and not nitpick on what’s wrong with you, (society has done an excellent job at doing that), but what is right with you.
All good, said and done, but every ancient teacher, prophet, saint and sage did just this. They didn’t have supernatural powers, just incredible inner belief and faith in themselves and even the goodness and potential of mankind in their hearts. If their lives where so enlightened, then why not just enjoy it, why did they go out and write and preach this enlightenment. You can’t keep it unless you give it away. That is the message and that is the gift. If you are selfish and greedy, yes you might get financially rich, but you will never feel content or happy and your value will be on what you have, not who you are.
Instant gratification is what today’s society tells us, see it, want it have it, NOW. We have become insatiable creatures with very little gratitude for what we have. You look at a child, he sees an add on TV for a new toy, he nags you until you get it for him, then a day later he has forgotten about it. Sounds familiar, we all do it and the advertising industry know this, that’s why we are bombarded with ads telling us that if we don’t have their product we are incomplete. On the other hand fear is used to manipulate us, Lies and bullshit. Happiness is and always has been an inside job and we are responsible for our own happiness. We do not need anyone else to make us happy, but we do need help to get us there.
We are blessed in the 21st Century that we have free speech and freedom of thought as there are hundreds of modern day self help guru’s with thousands of different methods to enable self enlightenment. Although many of the approaches are different they all have the same common theme: to help us look at ourselves and unlock the immense potential that we have within us. To make us better happier people, isn’t that what everyone wants, no matter what the method is.
Law Of Attraction
My personal favorite is the Law Of Attraction or as some know it as the “Secret”. It is a very simple and powerful ideology “What you put out is what you get back”, but very hard to consistently do. It takes a lot of persistence and patience, but with action, it does work. I will be writing more about this Law in further blogs, as like you I’m also on this journey and will be on it for the rest of my life. It’s not the destination, but the journey that is enlightening.
To Sum Up
Everyone has dreams and we all do want to better our lives in one way or another, so it is important to start to put those dreams into reality by creating achievable goals which can be reached in time. although I had dreams, I wasn’t aware of creating goals and my life unfolded by default. It turned out well for me, but had I had clear goals, I do feel that it would have been even better.
I do try to learn from my mistakes, and that is why they are little miracles in themselves that happen for a reason. I am a growth seeking being I will continue to seek change in myself. What motivates me is the Pain – Pleasure, which moves me away from my pain points (a lack of finances, time & peace of mind) to my pleasure points (freedom of finances, time & peace of mind). The way I have found to achieve this freedom and to move away from the “Groundhog Day” of life is through on line marketing. I have taken this step into the abyss, I’m not tech savvy at all, and with the support of SFM, I am working my way through it. The internet is here to stay and is the future for all of us, so don’t get left behind because it is gaining momentum. If you want to learn what I am learning and are in a point in your life where you want change, then I offer you, through my mentors, a no obligation FREE 7 day video series to watch.