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Energy and The World AS You Know It

One of the biggest mistakes one can make along the path of spiritual growth and consciousness development is the belief that we live, move and have our being in a world of objects.

The world as you know itYou don’t.

You live in a world of energy.

Objects are separate. Energy is continuous.

Objects have gaps between them; they can appear to be apart and not touching. Energy is always connected to itself; it is always in touch.

Objects can sit still. Energy is always moving, even in apparent stillness.

If you work at a job you dislike and exchange your energy for bits of colored paper or for more digits in a computer database, you are mistaking objects and numbers for energy. You could be much, much happier if you aligned your working energy with your inspiration and participated in an even greater field of positive and flowing energy instead of trading your energy for dead and lifeless numbers combined with a flow-back of unaligned energy.

If you feel stressed or bored at work, you’re missing out on the wonderful benefits that come from aligning your life energy with the flow of inspiration. You may exist, but you’re not really living.

If you cling to a relationship that isn’t flowing and growing, you’ve made a similar mistake. You could be much, much happier if you replaced that object-style relationship of mutual exchanges and compromises with a positively aligned and flowing one that is constantly refreshing its energy in new and exciting ways. You could feel limitless channels of love passing into and through you from all directions instead of fixating on a person as object and choking the flow.

To begin changing modes, start acting on your instincts and intuitive impulses immediately instead of squashing them.

Some impulses may be too big and scary for you to trust at first, like the impulse to quit your job or to donate all your stuff and go travel, so if you can’t accept those yet, begin with the small ones, and build up from there.

If you’ve made many decisions from the reality-as-object model, you may initially find yourself in a field of mostly dark energy when you begin to wake up. You will notice this in the form of negative emotions flowing through your life such as fear, stress, worry, anxiety, dread, doubt, sorrow, grief, pain, loneliness, jealousy, envy, inadequacy, disappointment, frustration, anger, overwhelm, and so on. Believe it or not, this awareness is a positive step — a big leap beyond feeling apathetic or numb.

To realign yourself with the light, begin to notice this dark energy, and start consciously turning away from it. Keep doing the best you can to realign your energy with lightness, peace, ease, creativity, happiness, fun, laughter, excitement, passion, love, compassion, empathy, caring, and wholeness.

Keep the energy in your life flowing, and do your best to align this flow with ever greater sources of inspiration.

The objects in your reality are temporary forms that express the energy flowing through your life, but ultimately they are of little consequence. If you do have many objects present in your life, love them, appreciate them, and feel as much gratitude for them as you can summon.

Feel gratitude every day — every hour if you can. Appreciate. But don’t appreciate just objects. Appreciate the flow of energy in your life, even if it seems dark at first. Appreciate the lessons. Appreciate the experience. Appreciate the freedom. Appreciate the vastness of possibilities. Appreciate the pain (your teacher and ally). Appreciate the scars. Appreciate the most dreadful parts of your life as best you can, and the dread will soon evaporate.

You are here to learn, grow, create, be inspired, and most of all — to be ridiculously, disgustingly happy and fulfilled. You have the freedom and the ability to enjoy a life that is filled to the brim with delicious experiences and adventures, deep love and connection, and delightful acts of creative flow.

You’ll find it ten times easier to enter into and immerse yourself in this flow state if you release the notion that you live in a world of objects. You live in a world of energy. You are energy. I am energy. Everything is energy. And we are always interconnected. We can forget or deny our connection, but it remains strong nonetheless.

In every moment there exists the opportunity and the invitation to uplift and elevate your energy, to tap into the flow of inspiration, and to be happier than you were just a moment ago. Can you sense the presence of that invitation in your life right now? Are you saying yes to it?

Even if you read this as text, this article isn’t just words. It’s energy. The words are merely the envelope. The message is the energy. Did you receive and feel the energy from it?

Alignment With Your Desires

How to Become Aligned With Your Desires

Oneness is the state of being free of resistance towards what’s arising within your reality, which in subjective language we can call the simulation. Oneness is a sense of cooperation between you and the simulation. It means that the simulation is delivering what you desire — and that you desire to experience what’s currently being simulated. Another way of saying this is that you have what you want, and you want what you have. Other words that mean essentially the same thing as oneness are harmony, congruence, and flow.

Your alignment with oneness is not all or nothing. There are degrees of alignment. You could be very poorly aligned, which means you’ll be noticing a lot of conflict between you and the simulation. You’ll be experiencing a great deal of what you don’t want. Or you could be very strongly aligned with oneness, which means you’ll be noticing a delightful sense of harmony and flow. You’ll be experiencing just what you desire.

One way to assess your alignment with oneness is to notice how you feel about your life overall. When this alignment is weak, you may experience feelings like sadness, anger, frustration, overwhelm, guilt, regret, or apathy. On the other hand, when your alignment with oneness is strong, you may frequently notice feelings like gratitude, appreciation, compassion, peace, joy, and unconditional love.

 

Practicing Oneness

How do you create oneness? The objective approach is to act upon the simulation itself. Try to make changes in your physical reality, so that you’ll experience more of what you desire and less of what you don’t.

Suppose you’re having a personal conflict with someone in your life like a friend, family member, or coworker. An objective way to handle this situation would be to discuss your problems with that person and see if you can come to some kind of resolution. And if that doesn’t work out, you may distance yourself from this person and spend less time together.

This approach also covers any changes you want to make to your physical body since your body is part of the simulation too. So if you’re not happy with your body, then an objective approach might be to change your diet and change your exercise habits to help create the changes in your body you desire.

Now what’s the subjective approach to creating oneness? In this case instead of acting on the simulation, you seek to make changes within your consciousness first and then let those changes ripple outwards into the simulation.

Start by imagining what it would feel like if you were already enjoying a sense of oneness with your simulation. I recommend that you start with feelings of gratitude and appreciation. Look around your simulation, and notice things that you can appreciate. Allow yourself to focus on those feelings of appreciation and to deepen them.

When I do this, I might start by looking at my watch and noticing how much I like and appreciate it. I might appreciate the computer I’m using and all it’s capable of doing. When I’m at home I often look at my couch and think of what an awesome couch it is — so soft, cozy, and comfortable.

Life And Your Comfort Zone

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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
– Neale Donald Walsch

I find it quite ironic that the comfort we strive to seek, when achieved, can seemingly lull us to sleep. That is, we have a tenancy to want to just stay there and maintain a comfort zone. We forget that life is about the journey along the path of self-discovery and not the destination.

As flowers grow, sometimes the growers cut off the tops of the flowers, which they believe causes the plants to invest more energy into flower growth and less into seed production. This practice is called topping. The expected result is flower buds that will produce higher quality flowers.

This is a nice analogy for personal growth as well. Sometimes when we produce preliminary results in a certain area, it can be helpful to cut them off and discard them. This can free up energy for a stronger attempt elsewhere instead of settling into the comfort zone of satisfaction with the old results.

Do you want to settle where you are right now? If so, then topping is unnecessary. But if you’d like to do better and believe you have a good shot at improvement then topping is a sensible practice. To free up time and energy for future growth in new directions, you have to drop the merely satisfactory. This gives you a shot at the truly beautiful.