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The metaphor that comes to mind when thinking of my life and what is being accomplished is: Phoenix. Why “Phoenix?” Because it feels like I’m just beneath the surface and need to break free by rising up and stepping up and into the person I’m meant to be: My best self.

I’ve spent too much time acquiring knowledge and not enough living life based on what I know. I’m gifted; creative, to the point where I’ve lived years in “imagination” vs. the present. The promise of a better tomorrow for some can be very seductive and addictive and I’ve experienced both.

Now, I’m stripped bare; faced with real changes and opportunities that no amount of wishing or dreaming can accomplish. There is real work to do and that work must be done in the present, right now.

Objective: Point blank: I want a Future that I’d want to live in.

Why is this important? It’s probably obvious to most people doing personal development work: I’m awake and can’t pretend not to know what I know. Once I learned (and accepted) that I create my own heaven or hell – that’s it: you then have to go about the business of creating that heaven or hell. I want to experience what a great life looks and feels like.

Why now? It’s like the Universe has said: “He’s still not getting it. Take away his rose-colored glasses; in fact, shatter them.” Okay, message received: choose.

I choose to fight for it…

Bob Doyle asks: “How have you been stopped before? (what are the blocks?)” I almost laughed out loud at that question, but I sobered up and wrote it down in big fat capital letters.

The “blocks” have been many: not really being grateful for what I have; not really operating from a place of love; FEAR in getting x result – FEAR in not getting x result and finally the big “B” (now, not the 5-letter word but the six-letter one: BELIEF).

The other blocks were: Relying too much on my Intellect and Getting access to great information, learning and knowledge – WHILE NOT APPLYING IT in my life.

“Who looks outside; dreams. Who looks inside; awakes.” – C. Jung

What do I want from the readers of this blog: Well, if the spirit moves you and there is a thought or suggestion that comes to mind that you think might help me, then I would appreciate hearing about it. My primary plan this year forward is to keep myself open to helping others – with no agenda or reciprocation necessary. It’s about energy right now, and the fastest way for me to get this done is to help others – at least this is my belief. If I can do this, I should be able to attract the right things in my life.

Namaste,

Chris

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Love and Forgiveness
As I go through this creative destruction, making room for the wealth and abundance that is eager to flow into my life, I have sought the counsel of several people I consider mentors: U.S. Andersen, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, Stephen Covey, Stephen Pollan, Deepak Chopra, Don Miguel Ruiz, Carlos Castaneda and my Grandfather.

Each, at various points in my life have nurtured me, have shaped my thinking and help me discover my power and wisdom. And as I call on them, reflecting on where my life is now and soon to be, all respond back to me to say simply: “Love and Forgive.”

When afraid, breathe. When weak, love. When in doubt, trust. And when angry, forgive.

Despite the physical difficulties of my life right now, mentally, spiritually and emotionally I am as strong as I’ve ever been. This strength I can feel at the core of my being, and it’s intensity can be seen physically. I am losing weight, gaining energy and getting physically strong from the core outward.

In some ways I’m older than my years and in other ways I am still that developing child whose spirit and imagination hasn’t been killed off by the grind of life.

Recently, I’ve found a lot of value in practicing forgiveness, mainly with people that have directly or indirectly harmed me in some ways. I came to this naturally, because I haven’t the energy or the interest any more in carry the burden of the past, so I am quick to forgive and let go because I’m making room for the fantastic things that are flying into my life.

This year, I’ve decided to allow myself to become free to love and forgive – with no hidden agenda or reciprocation necessary on the recipient’s part. To love and forgive trumps hate and resentment, and I believe that resentment, hurt, jealousy, envy, greed, fear and pride are possibly the greatest blocks one can have in their lives preventing them from even brief moments of joy and bliss. Joy, bliss, pleasure, happiness are states that every human soul has the right to experience – if they remember and can back to that god-like state we are all born into the world with.

I have a mother and a father (now past) and I can say with absolute certainty that they, like me are/were imperfect beings and struggled (like all parents must) with learning exactly how to be a parent. At best, being a parent is a privilege and an honor, and at its most basic it is a responsibility. But just as children come into the world with no operations manual – parents are lacking a manual too.

In my quest to free myself from the burdens of the past, it was my parents who were 2nd and 3rd in line to receive my forgiveness. Who was first? Me. Forgiveness has to begin with the self – taking responsibility, owning it and finally being strong enough and wise enough to give and receive the ultimate gift – forgiveness.

…I am more a spiritual person than say religious and there is one spiritual teaching that resonants most strongly with me and that’s Ho’oponopono (Huna spiritual healing art). In essence, here is one of the main mantras or cleansing prayers, so to say:

While focusing on your heart, with an image of the person you want to receive your intention:

“I am sorry”
“Please forgive me”
“I love yo.”
“And I love you”

http://www.thereisaway.org/Ho’oponopono_cleaning_meditation.htm

It is shocking to the recipients of this forgiveness, yet I don’t bother to explain why. I’m operating on a completely different level now and to be here I simply can’t carry the past with me-and I’m really okay with that.

And as love and forgiveness embraces me, I am forever changed and blessed by it.

I am, once again–Alive

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Good Morning:

Today, I’m focusing on generating value and attracting financial abundance into my life. In fact, I may spend the remainder of the year doing so. In preparation, I went looking at some of my old journals dealing with abundance and these declarations leaped off the page at me. Since a lot of us are focused on resolving lack and attracting abundance, I’m sharing my notes.

A Gentle Suggestion:

DO NOT READ THESE DECLARATIONS YET. Instead, print out 2 copies of this blog post. Then:

1. Find a quite place where for the next 10 minutes you won’t be disturbed (no emails, cell phones, people, whatever)
2. WIth a pen in hand, take one of the copies and slowly read each declaration.
3. After reading a declaration, make a note if your immediate reaction was (“agree,” “bull,” “no way,” “not me” or “can’t happen”) also pay particular attention to whether or not you have a strong reaction positively or negatively (“this is me” “I deserve this” “I don’t deserve this” etc.).
4. It’s okay if you get emotional – JUST KEEP GOING

When you’ve gone through the list, take a minute and settle yourself, then calmly go back through the list. On the 2nd copy, place a check mark next to any declaration you’ve indicated that you are aligned with. Draw a small square next to those declarations that you had an adverse or negative reaction to and finally place and “X” next to the declarations that you felt you aren’t deserving off.

You’ve just completed a rough roadmap, which indicates the degree that you are aligned to financial abundance.

This is basic, and of course you can create addtional declarations, but this is a good way to test. To resolve, use any number of great methods found throughout BLC – meditation, EFT, Psych-K, whatever. Just close the gap…

Namaste,

Chris

Affirming Declarations to Attract & Benefit from the Presence of Money…

Tap or meditate away. Rinse. Repeat…. :o)

“My inner world creates my outer world.”

“What I heard about money isn’t necessarily true. I choose to adopt new ways of thinking that support my happiness and success.”

“What I modeled around money was their way. I choose my way.”

“I release my non-supportive money experiences from the past and create a new and rich future.”

“I observe my thoughts and entertain only those that empower me.”

“I create the exact level of my financial success!” “I have a millionaire mind!”

“My goal is to become a millionaire and more!”

“I commit to being rich in all areas of my life.”

“I think big! I choose to help hundreds, thousands of people!”

“I promote my value to others with passion and enthusiasm.”

“I am an excellent receiver. I am open and willing to receive massive amounts of money into my life.”

“I choose to get paid based on my results.”

“I always think ‘both’.”

“I focus on building my net worth!”

“I am an excellent money manager.”

“My money works hard for me and makes me more and more money.”

“I am committed to constantly learning and growing.”

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The Twelfth Meditation: Revelation

I turn away from the world about me to the world of consciousness that lies within. I shut out all memories of the past, create no images of the future. I concentrate on my being, on my awareness. I slide deep into the very recesses of my soul to a place of utter repose. Here I perceive fact in the making, am conscious of the one being from which all beings spring. I know that this is immortal Self, this is God, this is me. I am, I always was, I always will be. All me, all things, all space and time and life are here in the depths of my soul. Smaller than small, greater than great meet and unite in me.

That which I thought I was, ego, I never was at all, for it was a changing thing, mirroring the seasons and the tides, a thing to be born and grow and die. I am not a thing of time or circumstance. I am spirit, pure and eternal, birthless, deathless and changeless. I am patient, for I am all time; I am wise, for I contain the knowledge of all things.

I know not pain, for I see there is no beginning and no end, and who suffers pain must see beginning and end. I am rich, for there is no limit to the abundance I may create from my very Self. I am successful, for I need only myself and I am all things. I unite, I fuse, I become one with Universal Subconscious Mind.

The mask of vanity and ego I shall never wear again. I perceive the magnificent Dweller at the center of my consciousness, and I know Him to be my very self. Time and space, shadow and substance, what matter these? I am God, I am Spirit…

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One of the big challenges we face when trying to transform our lives is that it’s contrary to our nature.  We’re wired to operate from the status quo – our biological systems are design to sustain a certain level of normalcy, whatever the hell that is for you.

One way to break free of this and shake things up is to “look in the mirror”so to say.  To take a really good look into the soul of that unique being that is you.  We can do this through questions.    What follows is a set of questions that may help.  They’re tough:  you may want to have a close friend nearby to ask the questions of you (less inclined to “lie” in the presence of another).

Personally, I run through these questions every year-using them as a temperature check.  Here they are:

  • What am I pretending not to see?
  • What are the top three challenges that I have faced that I perpetually experience? What will it take to overcome them?
  • When I look in the mirror,what do I really see?  What is the first emotion that comes to mind as I stare at my image?
  • What were the key or significant events that define who I’ve become?
  • What am I great at?
  • What do i most enjoy doing?
  • What three things am I most grateful for?
  • What three things am I most fearful of?
  • What is my biggest regret?
  • What power(s) do I have that I am not using?
  • If I were fearless, what actions would I take today?
  • What am I waiting for?

As you go through these, try to record the first thing that comes to mind (might help to record your answers verbally).  A few days later, go through the questions again, making note of the changes.

Get at the truth.  Go for it…

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The Eleventh Meditation: Immortality

I know that I am pure spirit, deathless, birthless, changeless, and eternal. I am not body; I am not Conscious Mind; I am not ego. I am sense of Self only, consciousness, awareness, unadulterated being. The presence that animates all life is within me, is altogether the real me.

I am using my body for a purpose, as an expression of an idea, and when the idea is fully expressed, through my work and my mission, I shall return again to unity with universal Self, leaving body and ego behind. I do not confuse my body and my ego with what I truly am. My body is simply an instrument for my expression, and my ego is simply memory of physical experience.

Returning to infinity and unity, I shall need neither body nor ego. I am free of the domination of the ego. It is not my true self, is simply an illusion necessary to finiteness and the perception of space and time. I turn away from the ego, withdraw into the depths of my being to the immortal consciousness that lies within. Here in this magic center my word is law. I need only speak it with faith and conviction, and it will manifest in my life. I am calm and serene, sure and unfaltering, for my roots are in eternity.

All the things of life shall change and pass away, but I shall never pass away, for wherever life is I shall be, one with Universal Subconscious Mind. I need not strive or strain to attain immortality, nor fear punishment, nor aspire for reward.

The Kingdom of Heaven awaits all, the wise, the foolish, the sinner, and the saint, for we are all one in reality, clothed in different forms in this moment of incarnation. I do not fear death, for by it, I attain the consciousness of higher Self. Neither do I invite death, for it must wait until my work is done. I forsake the ego, perceive self in Self, see the majesty, the grandeur, the immortality of the power that dwells within.

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The Ninth Meditation: Prosperity

The infinite creative power of Universal Subconscious Mind lies within me. I attune myself, remove all barriers from my thought, and become receptive to the purposes of Spirit. I know that my life is great and good when I perform service with love. The right ideas are delivered to me, I accept them, and Subconscious Mind provides me with the means of bringing them into my world.

I know that all things spring from Universal Mind, which is infinitely abundant. Lack and limitation are errors of thinking, and I banish them from my consciousness. There can be no lack. I need only let Universal Mind express itself through me, and my world is filled with creativeness and achievement and prosperity; my goals will be delivered to me, for they will be the goals of Spirit, who never fails.

Whatever my task I perform it with love, for I know that when I serve another I serve the purpose of a greater design. All about me I see the law of mutual exchange; therefore I give as I would receive.

I know that abundance and prosperity are mental conditions; I create them on the plane of mind with complete trust and confidence that they will manifest in my life. I refuse to accept undesirable circumstance as having final reality. First cause is mental and is never found in the world about me. A mighty truth is at the center of my consciousness, where no work is difficult, where peace always reigns, where all things are possible.

I know that life is a journey which must be traveled step by step, and I am patient, enjoying the wonder of the way, with unshakeable faith in my destination. I submit my will, knowing that success will come when I fulfill the indwelling Self.

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