Ask yourself what you are crying out for,
fame, fortune, love, health, wealth, spiritual awakenings, wisdom, peace, joy, or a combination of things.
When you get straight on what your heart desires,
you can be fulfilled with the outcome of the goals. Marla Stone, MSW
People may be a little more complicated than we actually realize. I like to think of people as Souls wrapped up in bodies that allow Soul to be productive and creative in the Physical World. I recognize Soul as always happy, untouched, and indestructible. Souls are creative sparks of light.
Let's say we have four spiritual bodies along with our physical body to keep Soul protected and recognizable in this life. Besides our clay shell we have an Emotional body, a Memory body (which holds all of our past experiences), our Mental and our Primitive body (which contains all of our thoughts, and ancestral knowledge), and all these bodies can see, experience, and help us live out our life with a higher perspective.
All bodies can be moving together or working against each other. For instance, when our Physical body gets broken or sick, we may not fulfill the ideas and thoughts that come from our creative mind or our mental body. When we have a primitive notion to procreate, yet emotionally we don't connect to others, having children could be out of reach. When there are memories of traumatizing past experiences, it an impact our ability to concentrate.
Our organizational skills may conflict when our lighter spiritual bodies are in conflict. When we go in too many directions to stay focused on what we thought we wanted, keeping an organized home and business will seem difficult. So, therefore, your space may look and seem disorganized when all the aspects of self are disconnected or in conflict.
Your Primitive (Ancient Beliefs and Experiences) with your Mind (Focus and Discipline), along with Past (Memories and History), mixed with your Emotions/Desires and Actions and Physical Functions, want to be aligned to move your dreams, ideas and goals forward. When the physical experiences are unpleasant, and your dreams are not fulfilled, know you still will change, no matter what. Nothing in this world stays the same for very long. None of the five bodies remain the same, ever. You are constantly fluctuating and altering. Therefore your self and space are constantly changing and transforming. So the organization of your space is something that is always taking place, as well. People and their lives continuously flux from organized to disorganized and vice versa. How long you stay in an organized or unorganized state depends on the alignment and connection to all aspects of yourself.
One minute your mind and physical body are staying on track, your room is neat and organized, and the next minute emotion steps in, or a life-altering event, your attention is now off organizing and creating a new life experience, and disorganization can easily set in.
Having purely great experiences and a great environment will not take place one hundred percent of the time. A good ratio of organized to disorganized is about 70/30. And if you are at a higher percentage in the organized state, you may not be having enough fun or engage in things like friendship, travel, or hobbies.
There is a balance in the life of positive and negative experiences. The outer and physical experiences are temporary, and you can perceive them as positive, negative, or neutral, yet life's surprises still happen daily. I like the unbiased view, no judgment, the narrow road, the path of least resistance. It feels comfortable like fuzzy slippers since the reaction does not involve emotion. I also get most of my work accomplished when I feel neutral. Too much happiness and excitement, and I can't focus, and too much anger or sadness, and I'm left with no motivation.
You can ask what Soul gets out of the whole experience here in the Physical World; well, it gets to create, and sometimes depending on the cooperation of all the bodies or lack of collaboration, it gets a mess or a masterpiece.
The concept of the world you see, feel and experience every moment while staying in the now is a fundamental task. Remaining focused, having down-time, and resting periods is key to allowing creative thoughts to drift into your mind and being. I dream, think, and speak about a future, but I cannot be there, I can only stay in the now, and that always grounds me. Writing a to-do or goal list is the first step in manifesting your life experiences. The next step is to make the experiences successful according to your values. Being true to your values is a real test of how happy you will be with what you choose to do and or be.
Is there an insurance policy for having our goals turn out the way we dream them up? No, yet can we have a successful turnout of our dreams, ideas, and goals with persistence and will, as long as they are realistic? Yes. Most of the time, we can fulfill our dreams, although the goals, objectives, and ideas are better when they align with our most authentic desires.
You can re-think the desire when you find out the desires are not lining up with your values. So the first step is to identify what your most genuine desires are. The second step is to see your wishes align with your physical capabilities, emotions, history, mentality, and destiny. With each step to aligning yourself, you become more and more aware of who you are and what you want.
For some, the practical ideas are "I want to go back to work," and some thoughts are "I want to be a better wife, husband, friend, or partner," or some ideas will be to have a better house job or level of success. But the dreams, ideas, and goals I am talking about are your secret ones. For instance, being a famous writer, a well-known public speaker, a doctor, teacher, poet, inventor, athlete, or a business person may be your secret dream goal. If you have a secret dream goal, keeping it a secret is probably the way it will not be fulfilled.
Get your mindset straight and your emotions in alliance with what you want to accomplish; think of the number one thing you want in life. Decide what the top dream is, then everything about your world will change towards that goal. When you dream about being a famous scientist, designer, or anything you can think of, it is possible; if you are physically, emotionally, and mentally able to accomplish that goal, it is possible. It does not matter how old, poor, or uneducated you are. Dreams that are dreamt well are dreams that become real. When you don't see signs of achievement towards your dreams in a reasonable amount of time, re-evaluate whether the dream is aligned with your true talents, mind, and physical gifts.
It is exciting that some people think it's imperative to create a brand new situation in life to be safe, happy, or protected. Creating a new world is not essential in a day, month, or year. Taking small steps to alter your life is the basis of change. Creating a safe, economically sound world in harmony with your goals and dreams takes discipline, determination, planning, and follow-through.
Thinking about your values is a creative process. Do you value family, fun, friends, money, work, health, sex, affection, children, or religion? Find out what you love most in life and create goals that will keep you aligned with your values. For instance, you could lose your home when you've dreamt of a home and then bought one yet did not consider the financial aspects and responsibilities of keeping the house. There are many variables to affording a home that people do not understand, and they make foolish decisions. Some folks wake up every day blindly going through it, with no thought about their ideas and dreams, losing sight of what makes them happy, and they end up depressed and confined to their lives of misery. Crisis and mundane life situations do not happen by accident.
You can become new every moment as your thoughts stay focused on your dreams and goals, and you keep a schedule, pointing you towards those dreams and goals. You can draw new experiences to you every day. Maintaining new ideas that are fresh every day, building on idea after idea. Refresh your value list regularly, come up with new ideas, solutions, and projects, and stay excited about life and change when you don't follow through on them.
Know that when you feel sad or unsatisfied and think thoughts that trigger guilt or rage, that is what you will draw towards yourself. When you hold onto old negative experiences, it is never a good idea. We can't be positive one hundred percent of the time, yet focusing on the positive is something we can always choose to do. It's the best side road to take.
Will positive thinking or experiences ensure future negative experiences won't occur? No, but having fear, emotion, or any mental thought about negative aspects will alter our course. So stay positive, focus on the goal, and follow through with behavior that will get you to your dreams and goals.
Having a mentor or a coach is always a good idea when you get stuck. Letting someone peek into your self and space and give you an objective opinion opens up new doors and ideas within your self and space.
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