Month: October 2016

Week 5: Giving, Enough Said

giving-1Giving:  to cause or allow (someone or something) to have (something, especially something abstract); provide or supply with (Definition from Google).  I love this.  I mean how often do we think about how we can get something, or what do we need to get, or I need more (Fill in the blank)?  Countless times right?  Well the new paradigm (not new, but new to many), is giving, or giving more than I receive.

What a concept!  Give more to get more.

Haanel says, ” This power is from within, but we cannot receive it unless we give it.  Use is the condition upon which we hold this inheritance.  We are each of us but the channel through wiich the Omnipotent power is being differentiated into form;  unless we give, the channel is obstructed and we can receive no more.  This is true on every plane of exitence and in every field of endeavor and all walks of life  The more we give, the more we get. ..The financier who wishes to make money must use of the money he has, for only by using it can he get more.”

So our power, is only ours as long as we are giving it.  What?!  Giving my power away?  No giving, giving of your time, giving of you resources, giving a smile, a gift, whatever it may be.

I am reminded at this time in history with the elections coming up soon of all that people want to hold onto;  their opinions, their righteousness, their dignity, their point of view, and in the process there comes anger, hate and even violence.  You do not have to look far to feel the angst.  What if for one minute we gave each other the gift of understanding, listening for no good reason, just a gift.

Living without giving opinions is challenging, especially at this time. Someone today accused me of living in a bubble.  I suppose if living in a bubble where I want to spread only love and understanding and keep my opinions to myself then this bubble I wish to stay in. You know the old saying, “Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one.”

So today I choose to give more than I receive, and I am starting with love and understanding. So to all of my followers and to all the people full of angst, and everyone else, I hope you can let in and allow this swoosh of love and understanding to penetrate straight through to your heart and that it provides at the very least a moment of warmth and understanding for humanity.

So if that means I live in a bubble, then let it be.

 

Week 4 I did it!

Life is a journey for sure!

Since I began this leg of my journey in the last four weeks, life has gotten really interesting.  There is life, death, sickness and health.  I have felt it, I have connected to it, and I have realized that it is just life lifing.  It really is extraordinary for me to have discovered, once again really, that life just keeps lifing and I get to say how it will go for me.

I have felt the connection of being one.  I have felt the feelings, the sadness, the anger of people around me. I feel it as they are mine.  It has been unsettling.  Not bad, just unsettling.  Learning to separate from the I am sad, I am unsettled, I am (fill in the blank) has been powerful. I can have these feelings and not be impacted by these feelings, not take them in, not let them overtake me.

I know there are powers much bigger than myself which is awesome and thank goodness really because if I am what I have to depend on then, yikes…but then again, what is the “I” that I depend on?  I have looked at this “I” in the past to really discover that there really is no “I”.  I mean if you were to cut me open, but please don’t, you would not find some little me inside, please trust me.    There would not be Georgiana the business owner, or Georgiana the woman, or Georgiana the sister, or Aunt, or friend or any other way in which I say that “I” am inside of me.  But “I” has real power.   The “I” that is Universal power that when connected anything is possible.

So that is really great news right?!  That means we are never just stuck with anything there is no fixed way that you are.   Haanel says in the Master Keys, “When you say “I think” the “I” tells the mind what it shall think; when you say “I go” the “I” tells the physical body where it shall go; the real nature of this “I” is spiritual, and is the source of the real power which comes to men and women when they come into a realization of their true nature.”

So discovering my true nature as  human being connected as one to the Universal Mind, when “I” connect I can create and achieve anything.  Not only can I create anything but this is where all the magic happens.  When I give up that I “know” what is possible or not for me and my life the magic is gone, but when I just give it up, and trust, and listen, and connect to the real power within all of us, the Universal Mind, God, Krishna, Jesus, whatever resonates with you, magic and what we call miracles happen.

The only caveat here, when I say magic and miracles it also makes me think of I had nothing to do with it.  But I did.  I let go, I connected, I created, I trusted and I did the work that was shown on the path for me to take.  So I know I cannot just sit and connect and create, but I must also and always take action.  I once heard someone say there is action in attraction.  So I say if you can dream it, trust, listen and take inspired action, anything is possible.

It is interesting as I have known all this for a long time, and have even dipped my toe in practicing this many times.  But the “I” that “knows” (and is cynical and resigned) would take over and stop the action.  By trusting, diving in deep, and playing full-out, 100% all the time, does make incremental and sometimes huge jumps in reality.

So I continue to let go, to trust and take inspired actions!  As the saying goes, “The future is so bright I gotta wear shades.”  Let my dreams come to reality!

 

 

Week 3 Is it really OK to celebrate?

Week 3 Is it really OK to celebrate?

“It is the best of times and the worst of time.”  Charles Dickens wrote in the Tale of Two Cities.  This is how it feels right now.  With friends with Cancer, people dying and the uncertainty that life is, since being so connected to one mind I feel that I have been feeling a little more impacted by this than I actually thought.

It is my birthday on Saturday and I have been in a celebratory mode, with dinners and plans for getting together with friends, yet I wonder, with all that goes on, is it really OK to celebrate.  I mean I know that life is meant to be celebrated and enthusiasm and excitement is  what we put into all of our readings.  But this week has been challenging.

On one hand things are completely different, and on the other things are completely the same.  I know, how can that be?  People get sick, people die, and we always move on and get through it and mostly I believe we can learn so much about ourselves in the process. It is, that is life is, one big lesson.

In Part 3 of the Master Key, Haanel says, “Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make them what you would like them to be.”  Well I want my friends to not have cancer, and for my father in law to not have died.  Yet, there does not seem to be anything I can do about that and that is how I want them to be!  So now what?

Well for me, I had to sink into my body and listen to the wisdom of the Universe and here is what I heard.  “You cannot do anything about certain circumstances, and feeling helpless will make you sad, even angry.  But finding the joy in every moment no matter the circumstances is your opportunity to make your life and those around you more beautiful.”

So there is my lesson.  Joy!

What will the next lesson be?  Who knows.  But what I do know is that I will be bringing joy to it.

Week 2 Savor the Oneness

Week 2 Savor the Oneness

I have been hearing this for years and years now, “we are all one”.  I remember being in Church and hearing Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, and getting it, well not really if I am honest.

Diving into the Master Keys has been clarifying.  I finally understand the oneness that we are.  I mean,  if God or the Universe (or whatever word empowers you), is everwhere, everything, than how can we be seaparate?  But not only separate for ourself, but separate from every other living thing.  So we are connected to this “mysterious” mind as Og says, but at first I heard that to mean we humans, but it is more than that.  It is everything with life.  That means, plants, bugs, snakes, eww ick, but ok.  Everything, mean everything.  It is the plants, the animals, it is the person that scares you, the person you don’t know, it is your lover.  Everything, everyone, everywhere!

This has been such an eye opening experience that I can only explain as the world occurs new. This “new” world has made me recognize just how much judgement I have about everything and everyone.  I do not know about you, but I have noticed that the majority of my judgements are not all warm and fuzzy, they are negative.  Prior to this I really related to myself as quite a positive person.  WOW, nope!  If I had to put a percentage to it, I would have to say more like 60/40 or maybe even 70/30.

We all know that we have thoughts flowing through our mind all the time, and when you begin to take notice what those thoughts really are it can be shocking, at least it was for me.

As a Performance Coach I got really interested on how this impacted my performance and the performance of my clients.  So it is interesting.  No matter who it is, from the most successful to the start up, the thoughts we have impact our performance, from the beliefs that we have to just the simplicity of taking actions or not.

So what I am challenging myself and my clients to is just to notice the negativity in our speaking and thinking and in that moment to do something to cancel the thought and change it.  For myself I like a good physical shake of my body, as if I am shaking it out my fingertips.  For some it will be thinking of something that feels good, or watching a silly cat video (you know the ones all over Facebook). Whatever it is to alter your thinking in the moment.

There is science behind this.  Shawn Achor, Author and Harvard Professor on Positive Psychology says “You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body”.

Previously, science believed that our brains were more of a fixed way.  So you were unable to change it.  Science now shows that our brains are malleable, so just like Shawn says, you can train your brain to positive, which should be great news for all of us.

So here is to a week of altering my neurons to be positive and to leave the negative judgements behind and to allow myself to smile and acknowledge people for the beautiful wonder they are.  After all if they are a beautiful wonder full of life, well then so am I!