Change Agent: Wayne W. Dyer

Be Inspired. Be Empowered. Be Transformed.

AN EXCERPT (Page 177-178)

THE POWER OF INTENTION
Learning to co-create your world our way.
The Art of Allowing

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The universal mind of Creation is in the constant state of supplying. It never shuts down, it takes no vacations, there are no days off, and it’s perpetually giving forth. Everything and everyone without exception, emanates from this universal mind we’re calling intention. So if everything comes from this infinite field of invisible energy, why is it that some are able to partake of it, while others seem so separated from it? If it’s always giving forth in an endless stream of abundance, somehow there must be resistance to allowing it to come into your life if you’re experiencing shortages or scarcity in any way.

Allowing this all-giving Source into your life means becoming aware of the resistance that you may be placing in the way of the abundance that’s always being supplied. If the universe is based on energy and attraction, this means that everything is vibrating to particular frequencies. When the frequency with which you’re vibrating is in contradiction with the frequency of the universal supply, you create a resistance, thereby inhibiting that flow of abundance into your life space. Your individual vibrations are the key to understanding that art of allowing. The non-harmonious vibrations are largely in the form of your thoughts and feelings. Thoughts that emphasize what you don’t believe you deserve set up a contradiction in energy. That contradiction puts a stop to a holing up of identical energies, and you’ve created a field of disallowing Remember, it’s always about being in harmony with your Source. Your thoughts can emerge from a beingness that’s in rapport with intention or in contradiction with it.

Keep in mind that you’re a part of the universal mind, so if you see yourself in a harmonious way with the seven faces of intention, the universal mind can only work harmoniously with you. For example, suppose that you want a better job with a higher salary. Imagine yourself as already having it, knowing in your thoughts that you’re entitled to it, with no doubts about the job showing up because you can see it within. The universal mind now has no choice in the matter, since you’re a part o that all-creating mind and there’s no vibrational contradiction. So what can go wrong here? the art of allowing gets hampered y your habit of disallowing.

Change Agent: Rasha

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Chapter 16 (Page 139)

AN EXCERPT

“The sacred science of manifestation. Transforming possibility into probability. Overcoming Karmic conditioning. Manifestation as an emerging art form. Building a foundation for mastery.”

UnknownAs you journey ever deeper into the transformation process, you will become intensely aware of the signals provided by your life circumstances and by your state of physical health as to your vibrational levels relative to all that surrounds you. It will be quite easy to determine where you stand in your own process, at any juncture, simply becoming aware of the ease or the difficulty you experience in manifesting your hearts desire in your day-to-day life.

You will find that you have become the observer and the object of that awareness simultaneously. And the process of assessing your state of beingness and modifying your choices accordingly will become an integral part of living. This approach is what many term “conscious.” For, under the conditions now well under way, there is not the luxury of random action unsupported by focused intent. Every action, every thought, and every nuance of every choice each add their measure to the vibrational whole and contribute to the creation of the reality you experience as your life.

You will begin to feel pressed to access your life direction again and again as the process intensifies. And you may find yourself feeling compelled to make radical changes in your life circumstances that would result in the severing of ties with situations that no longer serve your highest purpose, both professionally and interpersonally. It will become obvious to you that certain relationships and certain activities have become obsolete, in terms of your spiritual evolution. And it will continue to become clear to you that you cannot continue to justify perpetuating situations that leave you drained energetically.

Change Agent: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Be Inspired. Be Empowered. Be Transformed.

Restoring the Balance Through Realignment (Page 46 – 50)

AN EXCERPT

516aV03YIfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_When you balance the way you want to be with the way you’re being received, there’s a distinctly pleasurable feeling of being in harmony with life. It’s not that you’re seeking approval or groveling for respect or love. It’s more that you’re in the world in a way that’s congruent with your inner desire to be that kind of person you are.

            You accomplish this by first noticing when you’re feeling misperceived, than determining if your words and actions match the truth of your inner thoughts. This alignment check will eventually and almost automatically give you a reading that compares what you’re projecting outwardly with what you’re inwardly wanting to express. Lets take a look at some of these indices, keeping in mind that every thought you have about yourself has an energetic component.

Here are some of the most obvious qualities that describe the ways you feel about yourself. Review these elements, keeping in mind that your objective is to balance what you send out in your daily interactions and behaviors with the truth within you. This alignment check calls for self-honesty along with a willingness to experience radical humility in the process.

I am a loving human being. If you both desire and believe this to be true about yourself, then you’re two-thirds of the way toward being in balance in this principle. Your desire to be a loving person, and at the same time your truth that you are a loving person, leaves only the third element: how others perceive you. If you’re feeling misunderstood or unloved, then before you can perfectly balance the scales, you need to determine whether the loving human being you see yourself as, and want to be, is seen by others.

Here are some ways of being that are counterproductive to being perceived as a loving human being and create an imbalance:

  • A strong position of hatred toward anyone or any group of people—you’re out of balance.
  • Violence in any form, including aggressive verbal outbursts — you’re out of balance.
  • Support for weapons designed to produce megadeath explosions – you’re out of balance.
  • You enjoy being entertained by films portraying hatred and killing—you’re out of balance.
  • Verbally belittling others’ beliefs and insisting that your beliefs are superior – you’re out of balance.

In order to realign yourself to create the balance you desire, seek the feedback of significant people in your life. Ask them if you come across as the loving human being you believe yourself to be. Then begin the process of monitoring your thoughts to see how they line up with your self-portrait. And finally, let your thoughts of love become the driving force behind your unloving behaviors. This is true alignment.

Begin looking at the world as a vast mirror reflecting back to you exactly what you are. If you truly are a loving human being, the world will look like a loving place to you, and this will be how you’re perceived. You will have restored balance, and consequently, there will be no discrepancy between how you see yourself and what the world is reflecting back to you. If the world continues to look like an unloving and unlivable place, I urge you to keep examining the kind of energy that you’re projecting outward.

Change Agent: Charlotte Parnell

Be inspiredBe EmpoweredBe Transformed.

Self-Healing (Page 42)

AN EXCERPT

9780760732175_p0_v1_s260x420Love heals. It heals not only our emotions but also our physical state. It is the light that casts out the shadows of darkness, of fear, of illness, of disease. To live one’s life with love flowing freely is the perfect state of being. “But of course we cannot do this, “I hear you say. We can, and every day we can make a new start, a fresh start at it. We have to practice the practice of letting in the Light, letting in this Divine Love. It is so powerful and beautiful and with it comes wisdom and truth.

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You can send this light, this love, this energy, anywhere, even around the world, with your thought, by just sending it wherever you want in your mind, and it will be so. This is called distant, or absent, healing. I have (without prior knowledge of it being sent) received absent healing from other people and I have been able to say the exact times at which they were sending it because I have been able to feel it so strongly. Some of those sending it were delighted and astonished at my confirmation of their efforts – they had only hoped their loving thoughts would have some effect without ever being given precise confirmation before. What a different world it would be if we all practiced this for each other. I do not believe this is fantasy, some hippy dream. Having seen and felt the power of this love, I know it is real.

We have all seen love in action. You cannot scientifically measure it: there is no “loveometer” yet, but we know it exists. Even the most cynical person is not immune to the emotion of love and understands it has an “energy” of something. We have all seen its healing power in action: the child with a cut knee is comforted in the arms of its mother, who pours out her love to it, and within a minute that child is desperate to get down and be off playing again. We know that we feel better when surrounded by love.

Change Agent: Eckhart Tolle

Be inspired. Be Empowered. Be Transformed.

AN EXCERPT

51AVzHlPI6L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_So when you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in. As you listen to the thought, you feel a conscious presence – your deeper self – behind or underneath the thought, as it were. The thought then loses its power over you and quickly subsided, because you are no longer energizing the mind through identification with it. This is the beginning of the end of involuntary and compulsive thinking.

Freedom From Unhappiness (77 – 79)

AN EXCERPT

Do you resent doing what you are doing? It may be your job, or you may have agreed to do something and are doing it, but part of you resents and resists it. Are you carrying unspoken resentment toward a person close to you? Do you realize that the energy you thus emanate is so harmful in its effects that you are in fact contaminating yourself as well as those around you? Have a good look inside. Is there even that slightest trace of resentment, unwillingness? If there is, observe it on both the mental and the emotional levels. What thoughts is your mind creating around this situation? Then look at the emotion, which is the body’s reaction to those thoughts. Feel the emotion. Does it feel pleasant or unpleasant? Is it an energy that you would actually choose to have inside you? Do you have a choice?

Change Agent: Shakti Gawain

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Contacting you Higher Self 

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When you first become consciously aware of the experience of your higher self, you will find that it seems to come and go rather sporadically. At one moment you may feel strong, clear, and creative, the next moment you may be thrown back into confusion and insecurity. This seems to be a natural part of the process. Once you are aware of your higher self, you can call on it whenever you need it, and gradually you will find that it is with you more and more of the time.

The connection between your personality and your higher self is a two-way channel, and it’s important to develop the flow in both directions.

Three Necessary Elements 

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There are three elements within you that determine how successfully creative visualization will work for you in any given situation:

  1. You must have a true desire to have or create that which you have chosen to visualize. Ask yourself, “Do I truly, in my heart, desire this goal to be realized?”
  2. The more you believe in your chosen goal and the possibility of attaining it. The more certain you will be to do so. Ask yourself, “Do I believe that this goal can exist:” and “Do I believe that it is possible for me to realize or attain it?”
  3. You must be willing to accept and have that which you are seeking. Sometimes we pursue goals without actually wanting to attain them. We are more comfortable with the process of pursuing. Ask yourself, “Am I completely willing to have this?”

Change Agent: Jeremy Dean

Making Habits,

Breaking Habits

Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick

An Excerpt

Making & Breaking Habits

“What if” type questions, or “counter-factual statements,” can be used to help us escape from habitual ways of thinking. Research led by Keith Markman from Ohio University has studied counter-factual thoughts in a series of experiments. They found a vital distinction between additive and subtractive mind-sets. Additive mindsets focus on the addition of something to a situation; for example, say you are wet after getting caught in a shower; you might wish you had an umbrella. Subtractive mindsets take something away: in this case, you might imagine a world where it hadn’t rained.

It might seem like a very subtle distinction, but across three experiments, the research found that each promoted different ways of thinking. The additive mind-set encourages people to think in a more expansive way, allowing them to generate more ideas. On the other hand, the subtractive mindset makes people think in a narrower, more analytical way, focusing their minds down on the relationships between the problem’s components. Both styles are vital in creativity, but at different stages. Sometimes, it’s necessary to think expansively while looking for new components and connections, while at other times, typically later on, it’s about working out how to fit the components together to make a working solution.

Returning to the TV program “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” it’s easy to see how the format uses constraints and ‘what it’ questions to break the performers out of old habits. What the contestants don’t have, though, is time to come up with better ideas. We laugh at improvisational comedy partly because we knew it’s just been made up. Our standards are much higher for scripted comedy. Creative solutions to difficult problems need time to gestate, and psychological research agrees. Unfortunately, our first instinct is to follow a path we’ve explored before: habitual thinking once again. This can be a mistake.

The classic study on creative preparation, conducted by Jacob W. Getzels and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, asked art students to create a still-life painting of an object, which was later professionally evaluated. The study found that students judged to have created the best work were those who spent the longest preparing-thinking about the object itself and how they were going to use it. When Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi returned to the same people at 7 and 18 years later, he found that it was these measures of problem identification and construction the predicted the artist’s long-term success. Even 18 years later, artists who spent longer constructing the problem were more successful. This research, along with other findings, not only suggests constraints can benefit the creative process, but also that we need to give ourselves time to analyze the problem.

Unfortunately, the temptation with creative problems is to use habitual responses to get started on the solution immediately. Since problem construction seems like a waste of time, though, it may be the most important part of the creative process. The choices made in the early stages have a massive impact later. That’s why spending longer thinking about the problem before you dive in is likely to lead to higher levels of creativity in the final product. Like the art students painting a still-life, when the options are almost infinite, we need time to ponder the possibilities, and we will likely do better if we take time to consider them. Fools rush in where the more creative dare to tread.