Insight Course: Lesson Five
Be The Change
Page Two of Two
Bless those who challenge us to grow, to stretch, to move beyond the knowable, to come back home to our elemental and essential nature. Bless those who challenge us, for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open. ~ Navajo saying
Every one of us has had powerful, meaningful moments in our lives. Even (and sometimes especially) the homeless and the downtrodden have experienced moments where they touched their own deepest essence. The poems and stories in this lesson help us to let go of the many superficial layers and remember the radiant inner essence and unlimited potential that lies within each one of us, no matter how buried it may be.
As people open to their inner essence, they begin to awaken to the power within. It is a power that is born of the deep heart connection that is always available when we are willing to seek it out in all we meet. Every person in the world has a heart...
Thankfully, there are an ever-increasing number of books, films, poems, and other materials which give guidance not only on how to tap into our inner potential, but also on how to use that potential in very practical ways to be the change in our lives. One popular film along these lines is The Secret. Before continuing, please watch the first 20 minutes of this empowering video at the link below.
The Secret reminds us of a powerful principle of manifestation: the law of attraction. What you focus on with thought and feeling is what you tend to attract into your experience. When our minds hold a crystal clear focus on a thought or intention and our heart resonates with deep passion around this, the probability of manifestation for this thought or intention is greatly increased.
The law of attraction does not, however, give you what you want every time. Unconscious processes can also play unsuspecting roles in this process. Yet don't be surprised if by consciously using this principle, you become ever more effective at being the change you want to see.
The Secret was successfully designed for mass consumption, and therefore appeals to the common desires for more health, wealth, and power. We all know that these things do not necessarily bring happiness. In fact, some of the most wealthy, powerful people in the world end up forgetting about the deeper meaning of life and lose touch with joy as a result.
Participants in the Insight Course are more likely to use the law of attraction to powerfully focus on attracting whatever is best for ourselves and for all in our world. By holding strong to this focus and finding ways to bring passion to it, we can change our lives and world in impressive ways.
This is not to say we shouldn't use the law of attraction to manifest specific things or events in our lives. Yet in doing so, let us also consider what's best for all in our world as we set our intentions.
There are times when in attracting something into your life you may feel certain that you know what's best for all involved. Yet there can be unforeseen consequences or reasons why what you're attracting is not what's best. By always holding to the intention, "only if this is what's best for all involved," you allow powerful, unseen forces to enrich your life and the lives of those around you in unexpected ways.
There are times when what's best for all involved is not necessarily what's easiest or most enjoyable. If we always focus on the positive, we may end up repressing shadow forces which can actually be powerful teachers leading us to personal growth. Sometimes unwanted or unexpected challenges, difficult situations, and even pain can teach us important lessons that in the long run help us to more powerfully be the change in our world.
By choosing at times to consciously explore difficult emotions which arise with the intention of positive change, we can develop a deeper understanding of ourselves. Sometimes choosing to move into fear and discomfort can actually lead to powerful growth and greater compassion and understanding.
When we choose to see all experiences as opportunities for growth and understanding, we open to a deeper level of meaningful change. Let us use the law of attraction for the highest purpose in our lives.
Consider the term creative surrender. The law of attraction can facilitate limitless creative abilities within us. Yet surrender to something greater than ourselves can also allow powerful miracles into our lives. Surrender is another powerful principle of manifestation which inspires us to dance with the unknown while allowing the universe to bring us gifts we may not even have imagined.
When we surrender fully to allow the unexpected a place in our lives, we become ever more creative agents of change. From this place of deep surrender, we can become powerful creators in our lives and world.
For two short, inspiring essays of miracles created by surrendering to an inner calling, please read the stories at the link below.
www.personalgrowthcourses.net/stories/ttinspiring... - Two inspiring essays
Remember that desire for money and power can be a trap which causes us to forget about the deeper meaning of life.
Now, for a powerfully inspiring video which shows one man who truly embodied both the law of attraction and creative surrender throughout his life and made a big impact on our world, watch the moving video below. In this amazing 10-minute clip from the Oprah show, Prof. Randy Pausch talks about his own impending death and the powerful wisdom he gained on his wonderful journey through life.
Randy died on July 25, 2008, yet his amazing spirit continues to inspire millions beyond his physical passing. More information is available at his website listed below. Take some time to breathe in the inspiration of this one man and his words, and remember that every one of us can be the change we want to see in the world.
Ask with pure intent, and it shall be given unto you.
Knock with pure heart, and the door shall be opened unto you.
Image by Teka Luttrell of soulconnection.net
Take Action: Suggested Activities to Be the Change
- Be aware of your thoughts and the quality of your thinking as you move through the day. Notice how what you are thinking affects your experience. Notice when you might want to change or shift your thoughts in order to have a more empowering experience.
- Recall a few key times in your life when you surrendered to something greater than yourself. Open to the possibility of dancing with the universe by surrendering yourself more to what's best for all and from that place of surrender creating the change you want to see in the world.
- How has tribal mentality impacted your life? Where have you compromised your own core values in order to be accepted and go along with the tribe? Examine what "tribes" have influenced your values and behavior. Open to the possibility of changing old conditioning or programming to move towards greater love and empowerment for yourself and all around you.
- What is it that you really want in your life? What matters most to you? About what are you most passionate? Spend some time contemplating these powerful questions and consider how you might use the law of attraction to create the life and world in which you want to live.
- Are you afraid to step fully into your power? Explore your fears of what might happen if you truly moved with full integrity, courage, honesty and power in your life. Consider opening to these fears and inviting them to teach you about yourself. Then work to shift these fears towards love and greater connection with yourself and with all around you.
- Do your best to see and support the unlimited potential not only in yourself, but in all you meet. Even when you see a person living in contraction, imagine the deep potential within and see if you can't find ways to support that person in being the change.
For Those Who Want More
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of... - Wikipedia on the Law of Attraction
A description of the law of attraction in the Wikipedia with links to related articles and resources. Learn more about the history and principles of this law and explore even some of the criticisms listed. Each of us can find a way to use this information to more effectively be the change.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch - Inspiring webpage of Randy Pausch
For lots of engaging videos, a book of wisdom, and other information on Professor Randy Pausch, don't miss this webpage chock full of inspiration. This amazing man was just as comfortable with life as he was with death. For a best-selling book about his life and death, click here.
http://www.marianne.com - Website of Marianne Williamson
Most well-known for her amazing poem "Our Deepest Fear," Marianne Williamson is a powerful creative force for love who has inspired millions for many years. She is an author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. Enjoy her inspiring website.
http://www.thesecret.tv - Website for The Secret
Watch the full version of this inspiring 90-minute film for $2.99 online or order a DVD to share with friends and family. Remember that the film was designed to attract a consumer-oriented public. Consider taking these principles deeper to support the change you want to see.
http://www.amazon.com/Road-Less-Traveled - The Road Less Traveled
This landmark personal growth book by M. Scott Peck melds love, science, and psychology in a way that leaves most readers deeply inspired and better equipped to deal with the challenges life presents. Dr. Peck's willingness to reveal his own life challenges as well as to share the intimate stories of his anonymous therapy clients creates a compelling and heartfelt narrative. This highly insightful book helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how every one of us can be the change.
The Insight Course is designed to support you in ever more fully being the change you want to see. Lesson six will introduce some exciting information about life outside of our planet. Thanks for being who you are and for making a difference.
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