I have had a pretty inspiring 30 days. I’ve been fortunate enough to have attended three trainings in three different cities and a full day TEDx experience right here, front row, in my own city.
I’ve been working with a few clients on their personal growth, and creating content about the brain and change management with some others. I’ve been reading a lot, spending time with some of the brightest, most insightful, most inspired and inspiring people I’ve ever met.
Basically, I’ve spent the last thirty or so days dedicated to filling my brain up endorphins, positive thoughts, and setting goals and intentions.
To say that I’m in a good mood and happy right now is an understatement. A big one; practically a reverse hyperbole, if there were such a thing.
I’m vibrating at an entirely different frequency, and it shows. To everyone. It’s obvious in my smile, my handshake, my step, my tone of voice. So noticeable that in 24 hour period two different people, separately and neither of whom I had previously met, pointed out how much positive energy I’m putting out within ten minutes of meeting me.
I can’t argue with them; I am.
But that’s not my point, actually. The point is, if I can do this, so can you. The point is, that although each of these trainings and experiences has been different, they have also been the same. The message, every time, is really this—
Everything you need to reach your highest potential already exists inside you; your only job, perhaps your only purpose in life, is to unlock it.
And now come the excuses, right? The reasons why that’s not true for you. The limitations your life places on your growth and expansion. A list of the things you don’t have that others do.
Let me just remind you then, that the only things that are true are the things you declare to be so.
Nothing is a thing until you say it is.
If you believe there are boundaries on your possibilities you fail to advance any further. If you see no other way to live but how you are now, then you have decided your life is done.
Really. We are either growing or we are dying, there is no in between.
They say to dress for the job you want, correct? Well, how about your brain? What’s it wearing? Is it filled with positive thoughts and images of the future you imagine or is it bogged down and clouded with fear and judgment?
When you surround yourself with the people and things you want to bring into your life, your brain starts creating patterns. It begins to look for more “things that match” and blocks out things that don’t; these are called scotomas. Your scotomas influence your energy, and you begin to send out a vibration that corresponds; an open invitation to the universe to generate the reality you’re choosing.
What you think about, you bring about.
On the contrary, when you fill up your headspace with negative images, thought patterns, and ideas, whether it’s television, the media, or simply the environment which you continually choose to place yourself the reverse is true.
You see, the brain can’t tell the difference between a real or imagined experience, on a physiological level anyway. Emotion, or energy-in-motion, is the expression of our experience; it’s how we show how we are reacting to life.
If you keep training your body and mind to respond by placing the sympathetic nervous system on high alert, and to seek and retain information that is contradictory to what you want, you will continue to tell the universe: keep bringing this to me, this is what I want.
The take-away practice I’m suggesting here is to choose your line of vision very carefully.
What you put in is what you put out; put in shit then shit is what you’ll produce*.
Think about what you are watching, reading, talking about and doing every day. Decide if it aligns with your highest purpose and what you are trying to attract, or not.
How you feed your future is up to you. What are you going to consume today?
*Personal note — Tremendous gratitude to Firefly Yoga International , Leah Cullis and the Baptiste Foundation, TEDxSacramento and Dr.Charles Ward for their insights, trainings, and outstanding contributions to the fields of personal growth and development.