That’s the energy you want to bring to the physical.
Today, I found out something that put things into perspective for me and I hope for you as well.
I’ve studied all the motivational speakers I love most. I see there financial success. I believe there spiritual and emotional success and have wondered what it was about them that brought them the success they have.
I’ve heard all there stories. Steve Harvey was homeless living in his car for 3 years. Les Brown was abandoned by his biological parents. Eric Thomas was homeless as well.
Napoleon Hill mentioned in “Outwitting the Devil”, that in the midst of a horrible challenge he had in life, he found what he called “his other self”.
Through the challenges of horrible life circumstances, Les Brown, Steve Harvey, and Eric Thomas all found there other selves as well.
In all actuality, it wasn’t there other selves. It was there true selves.
I can tell you from experience, that adversity pushes you in the direction of who you truly are. It’s uncomfortable and at times extremely painful but that’s why it’s so beautiful.
Your pushed and pulled in so many directions because of life that you literally forget who you are. It takes divine planning to bring you back to yourself. That in itself is a blessing.
Today, when I was listening to certain speakers, dreams and imaginations were the topics.
If you think back on your own life, everything you accomplished started as a thought. That thought enhanced your imagination and when you saw yourself doing a thing in your imagination, it made you believe you could do it in your reality, so you did.
The coldest part of that is, even if you failed to do something you imagined doing, with the experience you gained, you later learned.
Dreams. When you sleep at night, do you truly understand that whatever you accomplish in your dream state can be performed in your reality?
Some folks dream of literally flying. Now because gravity is a law, its hard for a person to fly in a conscious state (while there awake). So I won’t touch on that.
But what I will share of what I discovered today is, the person whom I’ve wanted to be the most my whole life, was the one I dreamed about when I laid down every night.
The fear of failure has no parts of my dream world. I’m completely courageous and brave. In my dream world I’m always sure of myself. I make decisions quickly. Whatever I think about doing in my dreams, I don’t even give it a second thought. I just do it. I’m a great rapper in my dreams without writing anything down. I’m a great, great fighter in my dreams.
I have all the answers in my dreams. I can have any experience I desire in my dreams.
But the most important thing of it all, was what I first mentioned of my dreams. I don’t have a fear of failure.
When I realized that whatever I dream, I can actually have in my present state, I realized that I found my other self. My true self.
This is why dreams are so important for EVERYBODY!!! There the blessings, signals and confirmations from your higher self, God, universe, or what ever you look to outside but most preferably, inside yourself as your source of spiritual power. You are limitless.
If you CAN’T fear in your dreams, your not supposed to fear in life. The person you truly want to be is the one in your dream world. It’s time to reveal him or her on this plain. Your other self. Your true self.
It’s taken a bit, but unraveling the limiting beliefs is a process in itself.
Depending on your upbringing it could be tough. I mean, if you were raised in a gang culture and one day you decide to go to college, who knows what resistance you can be met with.
Yes, that lifestyle is definitely challenging. Black and brown folks have been decimated by the choices of individuals who give there lives in exchange for blocks they don’t own, drugs, colors, and loyalty that’s only understood by the participants themselves.
So to be involved with that and want to change in another direction, peer pressure is the number one reason (in my opinion) that many stay involved until the end. That end being jail or death.
I could have used any other analogy to illustrate my point but I had to grab you in a way that makes you understand the gravity of what I’m about to explain.
When I bring up an interesting topic to my therapist he calmly tells me, “let’s unpack this”. I go into my issues and one by one we lay them on the table.
Dealing with limiting beliefs has a similar process. The influences by your environment. The influences by your family. Influences by the teachers at school and entertainers and athletes also influence us. Especially if those are the ones you look up to the most.
When you begin to question traditions, religious beliefs, or educational routes and start to buck the system if you will, the hinderance is the emotional impact of each separate subject.
If an individual came from a family of doctors and they were next in line to be in that profession, but in their heart they wanted to be a poet, they would sift through there whole being trying to justify why it is they feel led to that direction.
They could be thinking, my mom is a doctor. My dad is a doctor. This is what they want me to be. I have other family members who are doctors as well. The pressure of that can be an extremely stressful situation.
The individual can also believe that something is really wrong with them for being so different.
Mentally this could have been a challenge for some time and they haven’t even had the courage to utter the words “I want to be a poet” out loud to themselves, let alone sharing that with their families. Major unpacking has to be done.
We all have to come to a place where we want a particular life for ourselves but the tug of war of outside influences makes the transition difficult.
The challenges I’ve had the biggest problems with are the ones that had the most emotional impact. Just like the individual I’m describing above.
When your dealing with your subconscious mind, you’re dealing with the emotional motor of your being. From what I’ve learned, the most effective way to switch a belief in your subconscious mind is with repetition.
But that could be a problem within itself because your conscious mind sees everything as it is.
If your broke and trying to convince yourself you’re a millionaire with affirmations, you can have the vigor and confidence for a few days but if a bill unexpectedly hits your bank account and drags it to the negative, that literal and emotional blow can knock you off your focus. Trust me. I’ve been there.
It takes time to change limiting thoughts. This is why my life and many others who have aspirations of profound success fall more than fly.
Changing limiting beliefs are by no means impossible. Especially when you have the influences around you that cultivate the ideas of what you really want to be in life.
At first, I had the problem of simply knowing what I wanted. I’ve always been a scatterbrain if you will. So focusing on a single thing has always been a challenge.
Creating a plan that you stick by for better or worse is also difficult because life happens. If you don’t have an alternative route to get to your goals, setbacks can diminish any progress.
My books are real. My Purpose is true and my goal is simple. Get this book in the hands of as many people as possible.
Looking for those who can join my journey with me. Ultimately, I want to stand on stages sharing my story of how I’ve overcome dark moments.
Life is hard at times but I keep pushing because ultimately my time will come when everything I see in my imagination and mind will be in my reality.
Within 3-5 years I want to open a youth center that focuses on the elements of Hip-hop for the mind and soul, boxing for the fitness and discipline, and classes for studying Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill.
I want to help the kids so they don’t go through I went through. That’s the future.
My book is for folks my age. 30s, 40s and 50s, that went about life with no real blue print and found themselves in trying times.
I figure, Help the folks my age so we can heal and guide the young folks so they won’t have to read books like mine for encouragement.
Hip-hop will have there spirits right, boxing will have them physically fit, and think and grow rich will give the direction of how to create there own wealth.
I’m definitely not looking for a hand out. I’d like to find an individual or a team of individuals who want to stand behind a great idea that will benefit many. ✌🏿&🖤 Folks.
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In a span of 5 years I left organized religion, separated from my wife, fell into a deep depression and a horrible mental state.
I got evicted from a house I loved and had to sleep on my wife’s couch for 9 months. This was after our separation. I clawed and scratched to get myself back together and now here I am.
I guess its ground zero for me. Anyone else out there going through challenging circumstances where everything fell apart and now its just you and this fragile existence your living?
If I can say there is a blessing in all this, it’s the fact that starting over, no matter how uncomfortable it may be, may just be the best thing that ever happened to you.
The key is your state of mind and using it to tap in to this resource you have that’s always been available to you. However, with things like jobs, careers, relationships, and children, you’ve put it on the back burner.
You’ve actually always been using this resource but never intentionally. Because it was free and always on a default setting you have never valued it and what it could actually do for you to make your life so much easier.
In fact, its so easy to use that one of the main reasons its unused is because many think that using this resource to there advantage is too good to be true.
When you were a kid, you constantly tapped in to this resource. Especially if you were an only child. Quite possibly while your mom was in the kitchen, and your dad was at work, you either played in your room or outside by yourself. Do you remember how entertained you were able to make yourself?
I was a huge wrestling fan. My mom would by me wrestling action figures for Christmas and Birthdays. I would actually reenact wrestling programs I saw on TV.
Sometimes I would take this big teddy bear I had. Ernie. I would have wrestling matches with him for hours. Pretty soon he would get holes that I would beg my mom to stitch up so we could keep on wrestling. We had fans to entertain.
I won’t go into who won those wrestling matches for the sake of protecting myself from the onslaught of judgement. However, looking back I’m amazed at the creativity I had to make something out of nothing.
I had no brothers and sisters and went through stretches of times when TV got boring. It was before the wave of video games. It came down to just me, my love for the squared circle, and my most lethal resource. My imagination.
It was free. I took advantage of it. I suppose if technology as we have it now, was back then, my mom would have probably recorded some of those classic matches I had with Ernie, shared them to her social media, and quite possibly would have gone viral.
Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is the preview of life’s coming attractions”.
Answer this. How did you get the information from your brain to paper that created that love letter you sent to that childhood crush?
You were probably shy and inexperienced and too scared to just go up to this person to ask to go steady.
So in your mind you created scenarios that were attached to your feelings and that combination poured from your mind that directed the pen in your hand to write all this gushy, mushy, love stuff.
If you wrote this letter the night before school, you probably were so confident that you would have this happily ever after scenario in your mind, that the possibilities of them not liking you never arose.
As you get to school the next day, still brimming with confidence and having a plan that you’d simply walk up to this person, give them your letter, and be joined with bliss, the moment you saw the target of your affection, you immediately came down with the feelings of nervousness that some would call butterflies.
Then a cold reality could possibly set in. What if I give he or she this letter, and they say no? What if they don’t even like me? What if they share this sacred letter with classmates and they make fun of me?
Fear and anxiety sets in. You either push through that and muster up enough courage to give the person the letter, or you tear it up and throw it in the trash.
The only person who knows all of this is you. Well, unless you gave the letter to that person and they kept it to themselves.
If all they did was simply read the letter and kept it to themselves, it would be a big chance they probably said no to your invitation of steadiness.
But if they read the letter, came back to you, and said yes, in most cases, the two of you and a select group of your close friends would know. Or you’d just simply tell everybody in your state of euphoric happiness.
The point of all this, is to give an example of the most important resource we have as human beings. Our imagination. It could be used to great benefits or great disasters.
It could be used to write that book that could change our lives for the better, or it could be used to devise a scheme to rob a bank that sooner or later, we’d be apprehended for. That has a much more negative change in our life. The loss of freedom.
Recipes for delicious dishes, techniques to fix cars, combinations of colors that create different visions when used in paintings all came from the imagination.
The way a man proposed to his wife started in his mind. Careers and opportunities used to create incomes started in the imagination.
On the negative end of the spectrum, if a person has challenges in there relationships, they replay bad encounters over and over in there minds.
They think of ways they should have responded during arguments that they didn’t say while in front of the person they had the problem with.
They can create feelings of unworthiness which inflames a low self-esteem.
A person could want a job or position in a company they seek to work for and talk themselves out of simply filling out that application or creating a resume. These too are creations of their imaginations.
Because freewill is involved in our lives, we have the freedom to do what we want and how we do it. But the what and the how is fueled by the thoughts we produce which are creations of our imagination.
It could be our most blessed gift or our most treacherous curse.
As I’m sharing this information with you, I’m a witness to the blessing of that gift as well as the treachery of that curse.
During the past months, time has went by that the majority of it I’ve spent alone. During this time alone, I’ve taken advantage of reflecting on a new direction for my life.
I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired. I finally got the courage to not be a victim of a wrecked marriage but a liberated soul with a new chapter in my life.
I shook the bitterness and anger in my heart and picked my pen up and started to express myself that ultimately turned into a book.
Then something happened to me. The universe began to show me things about myself to help discover a gift and a purpose.
If you’re a religious person and something similar happened to you, it would be that “come to Jesus moment” people have often described.
It actually happened to me while I was listening to motivational speakers and preachers who were expressing the value of identifying your gifts.
What ever your spiritual or religious beliefs are, one thing that we all have in common are gifts. No, we don’t all have the same gifts but we all have gifts.
There is one thing we can all do at our best with the least amount of effort.
Some are writers. Some are cooks. Some are teachers. Whatever your thing is, what ever THAT thing is that you possess and can put your own unique stamp on, that’s your gift.
I’m a writer. I use my imagination and memory for words and expressions that are designed to do everything from entertain, educate, draw out emotions or simply create humor.
Through life we’ve acquired responsibilities. It started with school. When your young, school is fun but as you progress in grade levels it becomes more work oriented. Test and exams have to be passed. Reports have to be turned in on books we were assigned to read.
We learn parts of history, variations of math and science, and other things that may or may not be useful after we graduate from high school. Then were unleased in to a cold, unpredictable but sometimes beautiful world.
Somewhere along the line two things happened to us. One, we stopped using our imaginations that brought us some much joy and company as children.
Two, because we stopped using our imaginations, we’ve found ourselves further and further separated from our gifts.
Then relationships, children, careers, and 40 plus years have passed and you struggle to figure out what the hell just happened.
Possibly you made a few right decisions and were blessed to learn a few skills that brought you anywhere from decent to great incomes when you were in your late teens and early twenties.
However for most of us, struggling with finances and other areas of our lives because of decisions we’ve previously made, can have adverse effects on your mental health and well-being. Life happens.
The cool part is that its not what happens to you, but what you do about it.
For myself, I created “The Life After 30” program.
I realized that the decisions I’ve made in the past, affected my current present in many ways.
Some good and some bad. I also realized and learned that if I tweak a few things and changed my mind set, my life will have a dramatic change for the better.
Life after 30 doesn’t mean life after the age of 30. It’s taking 30 days to reprogram your mind and shift it from lack to abundance.
Get off the default setting that its currently on and move the needle to positive intentions.
Many of us go through life and accept life as it is. Bad relationships, low finances, horrible job with a boss who isn’t even qualified to be in charge of himself, let alone another human being.
Our popular go to statement that justifies this mediocre life is, “It is what It is. Then we leave it at that.
To change all that, set a goal, focus on what you want, target a destination, and move in that direction. Never, ever stop until you reach that destination.
Take 30 days and remove yourself from social media, negative company, and bad influences. Then replace that with an exercise regimen, a positive change in your diet. Read and listen to personal development materials, affirmations, and intentional positive thinking.
You create your own programs but that’s where it gets tricky.
Depending on your age, you can have a life time full of patterns that don’t serve you. Habits you’ve acquired as a result of stress and life traumas.
These patterns have to be broken and new mental paths have to be created but those new paths can only be created with consistency, persistence and a positive mind set.
After coming across an Earl Nightingale video on YouTube called “The Strangest Secret”, it turned the wheels in my mind and set in motion a chain of events that changed my life.
I set a financial goal, a new career path, and spiritual disciplines that were designed to tie my gift with a purpose that not only would be a benefit to myself, but to all in the universe.
I turned my goals into personal affirmations that I say in the morning when I wake, at night before bed and many times during the course of my day.
I monitor the thoughts in my mind and if negativity arises, I simply redirect those thoughts to something I want instead of something that was, or don’t want.
I focus on the future and what will be, instead of negative experiences that weighed on me and ultimately crushed all possibilities for abundance.
It was hard work, but I knew if I were to get through those 30 days consecutively with new thought patterns, a healthy body, and positive intentions, my life will be forever changed.
Its all on you. You hold the key. You have the resource. You have the most valuable resource in the whole universe. Your mind and using that imagination that you’ve drifted so far from.
Set a goal. Identify your gift and challenge yourself for thirty consecutive days to think about only what you want. Believe its already yours and with consistency it has to be transferred into your physical possession.
Use meditation to quite the thoughts and ease stress. Then think. Don’t try to think, just let it happen. Through repetition and believing in your own power, you can attract all you need.
Your plan doesn’t have to be definite at first but your goal does. Learn the art of patience and flexibility. Understand that your more than worthy of whatever it is you desire.
You probably wont get rich in 30 days but you will definitely begin to think like the 1% of individuals who are. That will attract the ideas for your goals and dreams to come to fruition.
It’s only 30 days. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
As a side note, its best to under take this challenge as a personal one. You don’t have to advertise what your doing and tell everyone about this new found direction your changing your life towards.
The worst thing a person can do is share their big dreams and aspirations to small-minded individuals.
More than likely, all your friends and family are living on that default life setting. This process is for everyone but seems to be hiding in plain view.
Use it for yourself first and when results come all your friends and family will notice anyway. Protect your energy and cultivate your mind to produce the results you want.