The Vibration (s) of Our Lives

The Vibration of our Lives
Everything that manifests in your life or anybody else’s life that
you are observing, is nothing more than an indication of your
vibrational frequency.  It is an INDICATOR.  Indicators are
manifestations of what you have been doing vibrationally. Period.
So if wonderful things are happening, you are receiving
indications of the vibrations you have been sending out. If things
have been out of control in your life, then you’ve got negative
manifestations of what you have been offering vibrationally.

Indicators are just that – indicators.  You don’t want to kill the
messenger. You don’t go to the gas station when the gas gauge is on
empty and lay your head on the steering wheel in utter despair and
say, “Oh look at what I have done. The gas gauge is on empty but I
kept driving. My life is a mess”. The gas gauge is an indicator and
you know you have to do something about it.  You don’t paste a
happy face sticker over the gas gauge because it is depressing to
see you are on empty.  And you don’t usually wait until you are
completely out of gas and standing on the side of the road. You
fill it up don’t you?

That’s what we are talking about here. We are talking about your
indicator that lets you know what your habit of thought has been.
And if you have been feeling pretty crummy lately then it is time
for a fill up. If things are not going the way you want them to –
it’s time to change your thoughts about it.  It’s time to offer
some more deliberate thought. It’s time to seek a better attitude.
It’s time to stop blaming yourself and others, stop feeling sorry
for yourself and become more positive, even in the smallest way.
Don’t blame your “indicator”. Instead, train your mind to look for
the good things in your life and you will find them.

Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation
that you are making progress – IF YOU LOOK FOR IT!  No matter how
large or small, please record it in your Evidence Journal. It will
only take a few moments and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.

DJS

 

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The Matrix: Blue vs Red!?

The Matrix: Blue vs Red!

There’s a crucial scene in the Matrix, where Neo is presented two choices.

One, a red pill, and another, a blue pill.

The red pill will remove the scales from his eyes, so he sees things the way they really are.

The blue pill is so he goes back to sleep, blissfully unaware of the evil around him.

The red pill / blue pill dichotomy was “borrowed” from Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) who no doubt “borrowed” it from many stories from before, in various forms.

When they say that “ignorance is bliss,” what to do they mean?

By taking the “blue pill,” and staying safely unaware of what’s going on, you don’t have to worry about too much.

Now, this is fine if you happen to be in safe place, with enough resources to survive, and enjoy some free time once in a while.

Showing up to work on time, doing what you’re told, in order to collect a paycheck that’s just enough to cover monthly expenses.

To be certain, the blue pill life isn’t exciting, it’s not glamorous, but it’s safe.

Right?

This is the great paradox of risk.

We “think” we’re “playing it safe,” but we’re really not.

Sure, in the short term, it might feel safer to do what the boss says without much question, not rock the boat too much, not mess up a good thing.

But in the long term, playing it “safe” might be the riskiest thing you’ll ever do.

Why?

If something happens, and somebody “pulls the plug” on your comfy lifestyle, what then?

Being able to stay safely on auto pilot without rocking the boat isn’t such a marketable skill.

It’s not something you can proudly show off after a lifetime of “achievement.”

The good news is you can start to take control, even if you don’t think you need to.

Meaning if you just spent a little bit of time working on some translatable skills, things that you could take with you ANYWHERE, you’d be much better off.

I’m talking about the deep “meta skills” that most people tend to lack.

Public speaking ability, decent social skills, persuasive skills, and having the confidence that you can learn anything, to get anything.

Most people have a couple of skills.

Even better would be to have several skills

But even better would be to have the deeper confidence that you could LEARN any skill.

That way, no matter WHAT happened, you’d be able to step back a couple paces, take a look at the situation, and figure out what to do.

And not merely survive, but THRIVE.

(D.J.Saker)

Becoming Fully Actualized…Is That Possible?

Becoming Fully Actualized..Is That Possible?

What does it mean to “become” fully actualized?

Most of us imagine some guru who’s finally achieved enlightenment, and they are no longer concerned with worldly issues. They can sit on some mountain top and meditate, and not worry about anything.

But is that even possible?

Think about that in terms of Maslow’s famous “Hierarchy of Needs.”

At the “bottom” there are basic things like food, shelter, safety.

Then further up you’ve community, sexual and emotional satisfaction.

Further up you’ve got self expression and finally self actualization.

Meaning you are operating at your highest capacity.

I think that metaphor a bit misleading. The trouble with metaphors is that they are only a representation of the deeper reality they represent. They are NOT the reality themselves.

Maslow’s description was his attempt to describe the human condition. The better we are at satisfying our “lower” needs, the more likely we’ll satisfy our “higher” needs.

Regardless of whether they are higher or lower, your “needs” won’t stay satisfied for long.

We eat, but then we’re hungry again several hours later.

We’re safe, until something happens that shakes up our safety.

We’re emotionally and sexually satisfied, but unless we’re willing to work at keeping that particular relationship alive, it will vanish like a poof of smoke.

Keeping our needs satisfied takes effort. It takes work. It’s not like showing up a hotel, checking your bags and relaxing at the pool once you’ve finally “arrived.”

Most people don’t like to hear this. Most people don’t like the idea that “self-actualization” isn’t the automatic result of doing a couple of daily mantras and isn’t permanent.

Which is maybe why so many of us aren’t really “self-actualized.”

Not even close.

It’s not something that somebody can “give you.” It’s not something that comes in the night while you’re sleeping on top of your book of affirmations.

It’s a process. A process of getting out there, every single day, and chasing your dreams.

Because it’s only in the chasing that we REALLY feel alive. It may feel pretty relaxing by the pool at that hotel, but it’s going to get pretty boring.

Truth is you can ONLY feel “self actualized” when you are OPERATING. The process of creating is when self-actualization happens. Not in some mythological mountain cave safely removed from reality.

What are you creating?

Are you sure it’s big enough?

Make it bigger, and get going!

(D.J.Saker)

The Diary That Changed The World

The diary that changed the world

On the morning of August 4, 1944, a teenage girl living in Amsterdam was arrested by Nazi soldiers and sent to a concentration camp. She was one of 107,000 Jews deported from the Netherlands between 1942 and 1944; only 5,000 survived. She did not, dying of typhus eight months later.

She was one of six million victims of the Shoah (as Jews often refer to the Holocaust). Her father was the only member of her family to survive; many of her friends were murdered as well. A family friend gathered up the scattered papers of her diary after her arrest, and gave them to her father when he returned. Her diary was published in the Netherlands in 1947, in Germany and France in 1950, and in the U.K. and America in 1952.

The world knows it as The Diary of a Young Girl. Its author was Anne Frank.

Her story nearly defies belief: as Nazi oppression escalated, the family pretended to flee to Switzerland before hiding in secret rooms they entered behind a bookcase. In total, eight people hid from the authorities for more than two years before they were betrayed by an informer. Anne and her sister were taken to Bergen-Belsen, where they died just a few weeks before British troops liberated the camp. Their bodies were buried in a mass grave at an unknown location.

Her diary has now been translated into 70 languages and published in over 60 countries. More than 30 million copies have been sold. It has introduced generations of young people to the reality and horrors of the Holocaust. In 1999, Time magazine selected her as one of the 100 most important people of the century.

Reading parts of her diary is an extremely emotional experience. She describes her mounting despair: “I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep turning without me, and I can’t do anything to change events anyway.” But she refused to abandon hope. Just two weeks before she was captured, Anne wrote:

“It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.”

Anne Frank was right: it is impossible to build our lives on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. Seventy years after she was arrested, God still offers “liberty to the captives” (Luke 4:18). Why do you need his freedom and hope today? How will you share them with the world?

(D.J.Saker)

Who’s Bricks Are You Carrying?

Who’s Bricks Are You Carrying?

Have you decided what you want yet?

Many people struggle in life, at least in part.

Now, don’t get me wrong. A lot of times “struggling” is actually pretty good. Nothing emotionally or financially rewarding is going to be easy, or simple.

In fact, if you’ve ever gotten something that literally “fell into your lap,” then you might have worried that it was a mistake or something. Like some hand was going to reach down from the sky and say, “Hey! Gimme that back!”

If you look at pretty much ANY success story, you’ll find plenty of struggles, obstacles, setbacks, doubts, and points of near surrender along the way.

So in a sense, if you ARE struggling, that’s a GOOD thing.

But only if you’re struggling in the right direction, or on the right path.

The unfortunate truth of human nature is that we are incredibly easy to con.

Meaning our shortcomings, fears, raw desires are pretty easy to manipulate.

It’s all too common to live a life of struggle, only to find out you were toiling ceaselessly not for YOUR wants, needs and desires, but for somebody else’s.

Sure, you may be getting paid, and you may have a roof over your head, and enough food in the fridge to last a couple days, but this really isn’t living.

To be FULLY in control of your own life means you OWN EVERYTHING. And I’m not talking about material things.

I’m talking about choices, beliefs, and actions.

When you fully own these, your thoughts, actions, AND struggles, then you’ll have a deep feeling of purpose that few people ever know.

Think about it this way. Let’s say you’ve got a job unloading bricks from a truck. Some guy watches you, and screams bloody murder if you slow down.

At the end of the day, you get barely enough money to pay the rent and buy something to eat.

If you’re lucky, you get a couple days off work each week.

Pretty disappointing, right?

Now consider this. Same scenario, same physical labor involved, for the same amount of time.

But only in this scenario, you’re not unloading bricks. You’re unloading gold. Gold that you get to keep.

Now how do you feel about your “struggle”? Do you curse under your breath every time you pick up a brick? Or do you say to yourself, “Sweet.”

When you fully OWN your struggle, and you struggle for YOU instead of “them” (whoever they are) you will finally understand the meaning of your life.

Because it won’t be “their” life, it will be YOURS.

(D.J.Saker)

When/Then Game

When/Then Game

There’s a game we play. It sounds so reasonable that almost everyone agrees to play it with you – which is largely because they play it too!

It’s called the “When/Then Game” – and it will eat your life away, if you’re not careful.

Of course, you don’t know it by that name and you don’t think of it as a game.

Most of us think of it as being intelligent and rational, but the cumulative effect of playing it year in, year out is pain.

Sometimes that can even become real, physical pain too.

Let me give you an example of what I mean…

A woman loves to paint and she’s a good artist. In her teens and early twenties lots of people encouraged her to exhibit her work.

She tried a few times, had some moderate interest and then … along came love, kids, her thirties, a home to look after … and her art gathered dust, literally and metaphorically.

One day, she’s talking to a friend who’s knowledgeable about art. With a little persuasion she shows him some of her work and the friend enthuses wildly.

He urges her to pick up her professional career again.

The woman’s passion is rekindled. But what does she say?

“Oh, when the kids are a bit older, perhaps…” Or maybe she says, “I don’t know if I’m good enough. Maybe if I took some more classes…”

How many ways do you play the “When/Then Game?”

When … some money comes in … my parents have gone … the kids have grown up …” On and on we go, never quite living our dreams.

Tony Robbins called procrastination, “the thief of time.” You will not get your life back, solive it today.

Here are my top 5 things to do before time steals the chance away from you:

1. Find some way to live your dream today. In my example, the woman could get a website made to exhibit her art, for example. No need to even leave the house!

2. Jettison emotional vampires. Some relationships just cling to you because the people feed off your positive energy – but they don’t replenish you or reciprocate. They just take up your time and energy with the result that they feel better after connecting with you, but you don’t.

3. Find your spiritual path and get comfortable in it. You don’t have to be religious to be spiritual, but as you get older, the inner nudges from questions about who you are, why you’re here and what will become of you once you’re gone get stronger. What is your relationship with God?

If you’re still singing the same old tune, such as, “Oh I don’t believe in any of that claptrap,” as you were when you were fifteen, just because it’s easy to trot out whenever the subject comes up…

…Check in with yourself and ask yourself if that still feels good to you.

4. Start looking after your body properly now. You don’t have to work out five times a week to stay healthy, but if you want your body to last a long time don’t just treat it cosmetically – nourish it with good foods, avoid excessive toxins and move regularly, even if it’s dancing round your living room or walking for 1/2 hour daily.

5. Give something back that makes you feel good every day. The most fulfilling feeling in the world is doing something good for somebody.

You don’t need to be a saint. You can give free stuff, like kindness, praise, thanks and even hugs if appropriate.

Just make it your intention that everyone you encounter is going to feel better than before they bumped into you – even if they only serve you coffee or petrol (gas).

My desire is for you to be a lot more aware of when you’re playing the “When/Then Game”

Catch yourself doing this. Because now is the time for your happiness. You will not get your life back… so live it today. (DJS)

It’s Time For The Blossoming!

It’s Time for the blossoming!

One thing I absolutely love about Israel is that fruit grows everywhere in abundance. Delicious citrus fruit, mango, pomegranate, grapes, cactus fruit, avocado — and much much more! It’s common to see people people pick and eat it as they walk by. And it doesn’t taste like your average western fruit either. It seems to be especially sweet. It must be because God has blessed the land it’s grown upon!

Today marks the Jewish holiday of Tu B’ Shvat and the beginning of the new year for trees. It is customary to plant trees and partake of the fruits of the Land to commemorate the occasion. God has declared that fruit shall blossom from the desert of our dry land in Israel and boy, has it ever!

I love this special day. It reminds me that even the dry desert areas in our lives can come to life! The Lord declares that He will restore the years the locusts have eaten! No matter how desolate we’ve been, this is the time to blossom!

Our lives are meant to flourish in the Lord! Let’s ask Him to touch us in a special way this season. May we spring to life and blossom abundantly. May that which was once dead spring to life and may everyone around us may see the evidence of the glory of God!
(D J Saker)