Acting Your Life.

There is a certain way you can act that is powerful. Acting is that which receives. It is a tool of creation, the others being thought and words. Thought, words, and action are the tools that you use to create your world.

Thoughts create on one level, the highest vibratory level.

Words step down that vibration into a realm we can begin to sense.

Actions finally bring the vibration of that which we thought up into a realm we can touch and see. Actions, therefore, are the stage at which we receive our creations.

Let us look at actions for a moment.

Actions are the last stage of creation, and are only effective to the extent that they are in line you’re your thought and word, and your state of being (the source of the tools of creation).

When you act, first know why you are acting. What is it for? What is your goal? By your goal shall your fruits be. Then go ahead and act. In your acting, have no doubt, no regrets, and no hesitation. Act all the way to the end. Then take responsibility for your actions, for responsibility is what puts you in a position of power because by owning your actions and their effects, you are in a position to respond. Responsibility gives you response-ability.

Act with the joy, passion and finality of a person acting as if that was the last action they were performing on earth before they pass on. It may be. Unless it isn’t. How would you perform your next act if you knew it was your last? With careful consideration, with full presence and engagement, relishing it, and not attached to the outcome (since you wont be around to see the outcome). Your main concern would be to really enjoy your last act, enjoy the process and not the end of it. And you would act as if it was your last stand, unwavering. You would fear nothing, for at that point all fear would clearly be False Evidence Appearing Real. Act for the sake of acting. Not for the goal, not for your personal reason or expected result. But simply for spirit. Act for the universal sake of All That Is, What You Are together with all creation. For while you may be the one doing the act, you may not be in a position to know the true purpose of that action. You may have a goal for it, but that is just a motivator.

For example, say that your goal in an action is to make a certain amount of money. This goal came from a thought, did it not? And where did that thought come from? It came either from your ego (in which case it was a fear masquerading as something else such as a desire to get rich so as to have acceptance) or it came from Your Spirit, in which case it has an effect and sequence of events that may be beyond your imagination. If it came from ego, let spirit correct. If it came from Spirit, Spirit knows the big picture and the exact sequence of events that would lead to the best outcome for you (you are Spirit, even though part of you may not be aware of this). So Spirit, Your Higher Self, inspired you by dropping the thought in your mind, along with a goal as a motivator. Just act on the inspiration. It has built in its own intelligence and pathways that you may not know.

So don’t get attached to the outcome – have a goal, but don’t get attached to a particular outcome in the moment of Now. Let What Is be. What Is Right Now is Life, let it Be. Don’t say ‘I am failing now because right now things are not as I expected.’ That is attachment and it can only lead to more negativity. Learn from it, accept it, then choose different for the next moment, but for Now, accept it as it is. What you resist persists.

Do you know how you get into trouble? By labeling something as wrong, bad, shameful, guilty, and so on. The moment you do that, you disown a part of yourself. And sooner or later, you find yourself in a spot in which you are faced with that which you labeled as bad right in the middle of your life! And it sticks around until you accept it, love it. Then it lets go. Understand that no part of creation is bad, and you will be free of judgement and then free of pain.

Before the act, calculate everything, know why you are acting, and for what goal. During the act, just enjoy the process with full presence, infusing your love into it, for the emotion is what gives it power to produce good fruit. After the act, let go. Don’t worry about the result at the present moment. Be detached. Move on to your next act. Things will fall into place, as they should on their own. Your input was required only before and during the act, not after.

Another benefit of detachment is that it leaves you free. When you have nothing fixed as an outcome in the moment of Now, no one can hold you hostage, not even your own mind. You give no power away to external forces, not even to your ever-in-crisis-about-what-next ego. (DJS)

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COMMITMENT…THE NEXT STEP!! – Part Two

Our values determine which emotions are most important to us. For example, which of the following emotions are most important to you?  Put another way, which do you want to feel on a consistent basis?

Fun
Adventure
Security
Freedom
Integrity
Achievement
Connectedness
Personal growth
Faith
Love
Pride
Health/vitality
Energetic

Now, ask yourself, what do I need to do to feel these emotions? For example, what do you need in order to feel love? The answer to that question becomes a rule we define for ourselves, telling us what needs to happen for us to experience the desired emotions. Action/circumstance = Desired emotion

Our rules can support us, as in, “To feel freedom I need to work for myself in a business that I love,” or they can hold us back, as in, “To feel freedom no one can ever tell me what to do, so I can never work in a team.”

What are your rules?  Are you using them to push yourself forward, or to hold yourself back?

What we commit to do is where the rubber meets the road. It’s our actions that propel us toward our desired outcomes. Thinking about it, planning it, wondering about it are all parts of the process, but not the whole package.

You must act. Without action, there’s too much room for fear and doubt. Have you ever thought, “I’d like to do that,” about something challenging, then had too much time to think about it? Did you talk yourself out of it?  What did you focus on? How easy it would be, or on what could go wrong?  How many times does fear stop you?

Commitment to action is the only way to get where we want to be. Action becomes a habit. The more we do it, the more we get used to it, the easier it becomes, even with the challenging stuff.

What are three actions you could commit to today, that would propel you towards your desired outcomes? If you want more joy in your life, what is something you can do today that will make you smile? It doesn’t have to be a huge thing. It can be any little something that allows you a secret (or not so secret!) smile of pleasure.

The quality of our life is determined by how we choose to conduct ourselves, what we choose to believe in, what we value and what we commit to doing. We have the power to choose all of these things. That is the most valuable power there is: The freedom to choose, in each instant, who we want to be.

Ten Tips for Using the Law of Attraction

1.  Your thoughts create your reality. If you think thoughts of lack, self-doubt, poverty, poor health, etc.,  then that is what you will experience.

2.  If you are not sure what your thoughts are, then simply ask yourself  “How do I feel?”  If you feel unsettled, it is your indicator that your thoughts are not aligned with creating an extraordinary life.

3.  If you notice too many negative thoughts and don’t know how to change them, get started by writing down as many things as possible that you are grateful for. Each day reflect on this list with genuine gratitude.

4.  Appreciation is the antidote of fear. Appreciate each and every day, and everyone in it.

5.  Take responsibility for changing your thoughts. I found this very difficult in the beginning, because I was so used to thinking negatively. I was kind of hooked on them, because I got to play the victim! When I chose to take responsibility for my thoughts, no exceptions, they started to change.

6.  Write down your goals very clearly. Use the SMART model if it helps:

                      S – Simple, specific
                     M – Measurable
                     A – Attractive, stated ‘as if’ you already have it
                     R – Realistic
                     T – Timed – when will it be in your life? 

For example, “It is Christmas 2014 and I am standing on the balcony of my beach house with my family.  
I’ve  enjoyed an exciting, fun and rewarding year.  I have banked $__________, invested $__________, and I feel wonderful.”

7.  Think about your goals daily, and with feelings of appreciation for them being in your life – your mind does not know the difference between the reality outside of you and the reality in your mind.

8.  Never, ever, ever give up on your dream. Get more determined each day to experience your goals in your lifetime.

9.  Read everything you can on how others achieved their goals, and if it suits you, do what they did.

10.  Take action!  Nothing can replace action. One step each day towards the achievement of your goals will bring them into your life. Don’t have ‘spurts’ of action then nothing for days or weeks. Do something every day.

Why Use a Life Coach?

Can you remember when you were a child and everything was possible, when no goal was unattainable?  Working with a life coach helps you rediscover that level of possibility and brings any goal within your reach.

Do you wonder why you set goals – maybe even the same goal – over and over and never reach it?  Did you know that there are several levels to goal setting, and each one increases your chances of success? 

If you have an idea, you already have a 10% chance of making it happen.

If you make a conscious decision about when you’ll do something, you have a 40% chance of doing it.

If you create a plan, you have a 50% chance of taking action.

If you make a commitment to someone else, you have a 65% chance of carrying it out.

If you make an appointment to report back to that person with a progress report, you have a 95% chance of going through with it.    

If you do all this, plus have someone to cheer you on, hold you accountable, and keep you on track…YOU CAN’T LOSE!   You can’t win the race if you don’t know where you’re going!  Christian life coaching helps you train for the race of life. It helps you to clarify your goals and remember where you’re headed and why.

“Throw off everything that hinders and the sin that easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus … so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Heb 12:1-3

Click HERE to read about the benefits of using a Life Coach.