Choosing “FAITH” as my word of the year for 2017 AND deciding/resolving to begin mastering the mechanics of manifestation has made all the difference in my ability to work more actively with co-creative energy.
Prior to this, I would say I believed in manifestation, because I wanted it to be true for me. But it wasn’t. At least not in the direction that I wanted it to be true.
I had an old, conditioned belief that was still active in me…
I believed the only way to make (decent) money was to work as a salaried employee or as an independent contractor, as I had in the past.
I didn’t let this belief stop me from no longer working in those capacities, but I did let it block what I was able to create on my own (the ability to generate decent money doing what I enjoy).
I learned to accept that I could be free from the 9-5 by making a lot less money. And my reality reflected this.
This singular belief held me back for many years. In some ways, it still does, but no longer to the …
This morning my dear friend and spiritual mentor, Waris Faridi, departed this world to continue his soul work on the next turn of the spiral. He was my greatest living spiritual influence.
We met a little over four years ago at a metaphysical fair where I was selling my book, A Call to the Heart, and he was selling gemstones. He came up to me, was intrigued by the book I’d written, and then immediately jumped into things that went way beyond my scope of spiritual understanding. They resonated. So I listened.
He just let his table go unmanned for quite some time as he engaged in a passionate spiritual discourse with me. This was Waris…spiritual sharing took precedence over EVERYTHING…even the thing that was serving as a source of income for him, his table.
Regardless of where you were in your spiritual journey, if you showed an interest in wanting to learn more, he made this a priority in his life and met you to the degree that you were willing to be met.
For some, that meant he woke up early on Saturday mornings …
It’s easy to be positive and loving when things are going our way.
But what about when life squeezes us in stressful ways?
It’s in these moments that we have to decide if we want to be someone who spews love or anger.
However, what often happens is we fail to see this choice and automatically react with frustration and anger.
If we’re not careful, the frustration from this one particular stressor can begin to influence every area of our life, causing seemingly minor things to quickly become major annoyances.
The only way to change the compounding ripple effect of this pattern is to recognize that it was our choice to react to the initial stressor through anger and frustration.
The stressor didn’t cause the frustration (or anger), our reaction to it did. Therefore, the power to respond differently is still in our hands (and always has been).
When we own this choice, we can make a new one. One that has the potential to make peace with the initial stressor.
Or if we’re unable to do that, we can still own how we decided to react to the stressor …
I’m not motivated by security for the sake of security itself. Do I desire financial security? Yes.
But am I willing to do something for a prolonged period that I do not enjoy in order to obtain that security? No.
So I’m willing to sacrifice it for other freedoms. Ideally, the goal is to create security through things I’m passionate about but sometimes that takes time.
So I set my non-negotiable as not being tied to a long-term job I don’t enjoy.
And because of this I’ve found myself doing various odds and end things over the past few years.
I get that going this route isn’t for everyone. However, I believe the lessons I’ve learned over the last six months about manifestation are helpful regardless of your threshold for security, since creating without a specific thing to rely on really forces you to notice and shore up your bad manifestation habits (i.e. fear, doubt, clinging, etc.).
In only six months of focusing on beginning to master the mechanics of manifestation, I’ve noticed monumental changes in my energy (i.e., my ability to hold faith by wrapping my energy around new …