You haven’t dared yet lose faith – so how can faith grow in you?
You haven’t dared yet risk your heart – to what can you see of reality?
You’re obsessed – still! – with the carnal screams of your life.
How do you hope to step into the Mystery of the King?
You are a sea of gnosis hidden in a drop of dew,
You are a whole universe hidden in a sack of blood.
What are all this world’s pleasures and joys
That you keep grasping at them to make you alive?
Does the sun borrow light from a mote of dust?
Does Venus look for wine from a cracked jug?
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
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If your mind stays stuck but the world around you evolves, then you will be stressed. That stress will display itself in the form of relationship drama, mental health struggles (can't stay happy), business downturn, social issues, financial struggles and of course, the worst of all Spiritual stress which results in lost hope and vision for the future.
Evolving means unlearning. We spend half our life following religious or cultural models all built out of fear. Those models are dysfunctional. There comes a time when those judgements we hold against people from the past get us bogged down in muddy, foggy water. Often we'll change everything, except our thinking before we realise that blame, anger, vengeance and jealousy don't work. Victims stay victims forever.
All of us. Everyone reaches their level of incompetence where the old tricks just don't work anymore. We might struggle for a few years before the energy sags and our luck seems to run out. Then, EVOLVE is the answer or serious illness like retirement might be the only option.
Ideally it's proactive. Before the mess starts it's wise to be challenged and move on from old thinking and beliefs. An identity crisis is best self imposed but rarely are we aware that we're needing one. Stress is a great sign from nature that some proactive intervention would help. Of course, if that doesn't happen, reactive intervention can also be a great help to get back up, clear the fog and move forward.
Do it in your privacy. Not a big group workshop or retreat. It doesn't happen in Yoga, meditation, tai chi, marbles, Church or therapy. All that is about something completely different. Evolving is about you and your contract with the universe, no one in between. That's why we suggest and teach you to use nature as your guide. So profound yet absolutely simple.28 Day Online Course to Put Your Life Back on Track
The Back on Track 30 day Challenge is probably one of the world's more intense personal development programmes. It is designed specifically for those who want to use their life to make a global impact, global change, rather than self absorbed indulgence.
In Back on Track, if it doesn't result in a better world, improved environment or greater compassion for those in need, it isn't worth doing.
Our world has become too self absorbed. We read books, listen to tapes and follow guru's who advise us to be self aware when the real end to true self actualisation is to consider others.
Just for today, before you act, choose your bread or do your work, ask: will this thought, word or action result in a better world, better environment or greater compassion for those in need? if not, don't do it.
Sometimes the road gets bumpy. It's surprising how little it can take to get us off track or out of balance. It's a tight rope and for the most part we do great at dealing with the wobbles that happen.
But every now and then life can throw us a curved ball and put us on the back foot and cause us to revert to patterns of response that are unhealthy.
Here are a few things to be mindful about during those ugly times:
1. Nobody does to you more than you do to yourself. If someone puts you down or is critical they've done you a favour by doing on the outside what you are doing on the inside. Don't run and blame. Instead thank and grow (grow means to dig in a work out why you are doing on the inside what somebody is doing to you on the outside) - don't run, evolve.
2. Ugly things don't signal you are on the wrong track - often they mean you are on the right track but you are growing through a self set limitation. So, again, don't blame and run, stop, evolve and grow.
3. Time and space - have you noticed that the further you get away from a problem the closer you get to a solution. The more instantaneous your choices, the more likely it is that you are acting habitually and potentially in a repeat cycle. So, avoid making big decisions when you are in reaction, blame or anger mode, because the likelihood is, you are not thinking in a healthy way, long term.
4. Watch your diet. During ugly times and when we are in repeat cycles of stress or reaction, we revert to food and substances as a mechanism for self medication, whether it is good diet or bad a sudden over emphasis on food - too much or too little can be a big sign that we are in reaction ( includes alcohol and coffee). Such signals are warnings that our choices are not coming from a good place.
5. Go back to purpose - the difference between living from ego reaction and living from your true self, your heart, is the amount of emphasis you place on feelings. It's hard but feelings are driven by ego and ego will make decisions based on pieces of incomplete data. Do you know your purpose? How does this ugly period like back to your purpose - Do you know your values? How does this ugly period demonstrate that you are not living according to your true values? Remember, nature destroys anything that is not fulfilling its purpose so the ugly time might just reveal that you were off not linking what you were doing to your purpose and values. This can be a great and positive way to approach any healing.
The Back on Track - 30 day challenge is a city retreat designed to work you through any ugly patch in your life, resolve it and teach you the process of getting Back on Track
quickly for the next time.
I love the way nature guides us, contraction is not an option.
Sometime we hook our purpose onto fixtures hoping to create something special. But nothing in nature is fixed.
Sometimes we invest in something that fails to live to our expectations but in nature our expectations cannot halt the evolution of our master plan - where there is conflict between our expectations and nature's destiny, expectations lose.
We sometimes think that we are off purpose but we are never off purpose always learning lessons, if we are thankful for that we don't always need to repeat the same lessons, bitten by the same dog twice isn't essential.
Sometimes we invest in possibilities that don't manifest. This is the heart of the visionary and he or she has to get ised to the fact that some dreams do not manifest as they were hoped. The visionary can see what others can't and therefore sometimes the visionary sees the future while others resist. In nature there is a vision and those who tune to it create with a good heartedness.
Stress reveals a conflict within. That stress is 99% intuition arguing with hopes and dreams. In nature, intuition is the whole art of survival. It is wise to hone this art of intuition and save yourself wasting time, effort and resources and getting stressed.
The Back on Track 30 Day Challenge focusses 100% on your intuitive natureteaching you the skills to trust it, and understand nature well enough to hone that intuition (inspiration is a higher form of intuition) into vision and purpose.
Five things you need to know about intuitive awareness:
1. Pragmatism kills it
2. Disobeying it leads to physical and mental health problems - grave illness.
3. Doubt and fear are the result of following intuition (fearless is not a good sign of intuition)
4. Emotion is not intuitive - gratitude shifts emotion in the right direction (elation and depression shift it in the wrong direction)
5. Love is the only true space where intuition can rise to inspiration
A love filled home. An open heart. An urgency for life. An obsession with freedom. The courage to sacrifice your self comfort for a bigger cause.
Start with this and you cannot fail.
Bondi beach is a hectic place it runs at a hectic pace. What happens emotionally at bondi beach would take months or years out in the isolation of the countryside.
It's easy to get left behind at Bondi Beach. Information blasts across the streets, people run to and fro, emotions are triggered at every angle.
The lucky ones go to the city to work. They find offices and companies that create routines and boundaries, expectations and grounded performance targets. But there are those who don't leave the pace and who will be accelerating, stimulated by the environment itself, to go faster, do more and feel like the world just doesn't understand.
In every environment there is a pace and if we live slower we get overwhelmed and if we live faster we get ahead of the curve and people don't get us.
Finding the right pace to grow and evolve is a big clue for a happy healthy loving life.
The greatest weakness is strength. Staying strong prevents adaptation, it's pure ego. Let go and flow - that's strong.
Einstein once said "most people give up when they are 99% of the way to the finish line... " he claims that in his observation the difference between getting what you want and losing it, is the willingness to suffer the hard times when doubt, fear, uncertainty and confusion overwhelm us with a desire to run away.
The frist step of the Back on Track 30 Day Challenge is to note down your intent. This may be a great thing to do today for yourself. Mapping your intent is important because it is this map that can guide you across the line and into success, love and health when you feel a bit like abandoning ship.
Ask yourself "What do I want to experience and feel in your WORK, RELATIONSHIP, SOCIAL LIFE, HEALTH, WEALTH, SPIRITUALITY AND MENTAL WISDOM. List those down the left side of a page at least like this:
I want to feel youthful
I want to feel light and energetic
I want to feel strong in my body
I want to be able to swim easily
I want to feel love and loved by my partner
I want to feel devoted and tender with my partner
I want to feel trust and trusted
I want to feel like my partner values me
Then, go down the right side of the page - and opposite each one of the intentions, write the opposite.
I am going to feel old sometimes
I am going to feel heavy and lethargic sometimes
I am going to feel weak in my body sometimes
I am going to be unable to swim easily sometimes
I am going to feel unloved and unloving toward my partner sometimes
I am going to feel not devoted or tender with my partner sometimes
I am not going to trust or be trusted by my partner sometimes
I am going to feel devalued by my partner sometimes
Go down this list of opposites and think to yourself -- what am I going to do when I feel this opposite experience in my INTENT? Do I have a process to deal with it and to bring me back on track?
This is the key that Einstein and the Universal laws of nature advocate, learning to adapt is wiser that reacting because there are always two sides to your intent: The one you want, and the opposite... If you set this up well, your reactions to the opposites will not dishearten you at all....
You have either done the Back on Track 30 Day Challenge or have attended one of my corporate training workshops so you will be familiar with the graphic opposite.
But awareness is only half the story. Action is the real deal.
From where I sit in the world of personal and business change, the challenge most people face with change in their work or personal life is that they cherry pick in order to solve problems and therefore deal with pain relief. That's just short term gratification, not problem solving at the source. So, for example someone might have a relationship issue so they sort it out and find a better place but never really address the cause because they blamed the problem not their consciousness.
This issue fixing cherry picking has serious ramifications. The biggest problem with not following a sequence like the Back on Track sequence is that fixing a problem in one area of life will always shunt the cause of the problem out to be experienced again and again and again either in relationships or in another area of life.
Step Six in My Back on Track Process is to Change Your Self Talk. Here is an excellent article by my friend and colleague , Dr John Demartini... I hope you love it.... apply this, after steps one through 5 are complete otherwise it's cherry picking and will cause serious kickback.
To read this in its original format link here
As we go about our daily lives, many of us can be our own worst critic, where negative self-talk creeps in and we constantly tell ourselves that we can’t accomplish our goals or that our efforts are simply not good enough. How do we defeat these thoughts?1. Question: What are the most common forms of defeating negative self-talk?
The most common forms, which I call the ABCD’s of negativity, are:
- You have internal Anger and internal Aggression where you Blame yourself and you feel like you Betrayed yourself
- You internally Criticise yourself and Challenge yourself
- You feel Despair, Despondent and even Depressed
These are the ABCD’s of negativity, which we keep doing to ourselves.2. Question: How damaging can these thoughts be to our overall happiness?
Our dreams that we strive for can be eroded every time we have those feelings so we would be wise to make sure that we transform those feelings into opportunities.
A lot of people will feel the ABCD’s of negativity almost every day in their social life or work life.
They can show up in any area of life. Any time we set unrealistic expectations on ourselves or set objectives that aren’t really truly important to us, we’re going to experience these states. These states are actually feedback mechanisms to help us set realistic expectations. 3. Question: Placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves is a core problem. What do we need to do when setting goals?
It is wise to set goals that are truly meaningful to us and really important to us. Make sure they are not somebody else’s goals. They have to align with our values; meaning they need to be congruent with what’s important to us, our priorities. It is important to chunk them down into small bites so you will tend to act on them and not tend to feel overwhelmed by them. It is wise that you set goals in reasonable time frames. In addition to that, it is wise to set goals that show evidence of being really important to you. Otherwise you are probably going to set up a temporary fantasy and you will experience the ABCD’s of negativity.4. Question: I am looking at this as a lot of setting goals. Do we have to sit and write those goals out? A lot of us are too busy to sit down and write goals.
I would say a short pencil is better than a long memory. Many of our goals are running around in our heads, but when we write them down, we crystallize them. It helps us make sure that we are setting goals that are true to ourselves. If we set a fantasy goal, an unrealistic expectation, some delusion about how we want our life to be and it doesn’t match what is truly important and what we are willing to go after and work on; we are going to set ourselves up for the ABCD’s of negativity.
I have been studying these ABCD’s of negativity for years. They are feedback mechanisms that we must set goals in real time that have real meaning so that we can have real lives. Dr John Demartini -
I love this article from Joshi's clinic.
.. so I've reproduced it for you.
When you say you love somebody, there should a much greater motivation than simply those spoken words.
Try to be constant so that they will understand the core of your personality and from that understanding gain strength and security that you are acting as you. You may falter with your moods. You may project, at times, a strangeness that is alien to them which may bewilder or frighten them. There will be times when they question your motives. But because people are never constant and are as changeable as the seasons, you should try to build up within them a faith in your fundamental attitude and show that your inconsistency is only for the moment and not a lasting part of you. Show your love now. Each and every day, for each day is a lifetime. Every day we live, we learn more how to love. Do not defer your love nor neglect it, for if you wait until tomorrow, tomorrow never comes. It is like a cloud in the sky, passing by.
If you give kindness and understanding, then you will receive faith. If you give hate and dishonesty, you will receive distrust. If you give fear and are afraid, they will become afraid and fear you. You need give out what you need to receive.
The degree of love you give is determined by your own capability. My capability is determined by the environment of my past existence and my understanding of love, truth and God. My understanding is determined by my parents, friends, places I have lived and been. Each experience is fed into my mind from living.
Love is universal. Love is the movement of life. You can love a boy, a girl, your family, friends, art, nature. All things in life are beautiful. No human being or society has the right to condemn any kind of love you feel or your way of expressing it, especially if you are sincere; sincerity being the honest realization of yourself, without hurt or pain for your life, or any life your life touches.
Become a truly loving spirit. Let my words, if I must speak, become the restoration of your soul. But when speech is silent, don’t you still project the great depth of your sensitivity.
When you touch them, or kiss them, or hold them, you are saying a thousand words.