Many people exist in a state of discontent. They aren’t happy with their job, the things they have, the car they drive, the house they live in, maybe even their spouse.
How many of you think that once you attract all the things you “think” you want, you will be happy?
How many of you are happy NOW? How many of you are content with your life just the way it is?
Do you find yourself wishing you had more than you do? You see someone with something that you’d like to have and wish you had it? When you find yourself in this state, you may actually be experiencing envy. Envy is a negative emotion. Maybe you don’t think you have envy. But when you see someone driving a new car that you’d like to have, and you say, “I wish that were me driving that car right now,” or “I really want to be driving that car right now,” you have envy. Maybe, it is the latest electronic game or a new HD TV and you really want to have it now.
Let’s look at the definition of envy to be really clear. Dictionary.com says that Envy is a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc.
So, you see, if you are not careful, you may actually find yourself being envious.
Now, let’s say, you see someone driving a car you would really like to have and instead you say, “That person absolutely deserves to have that car. I’m looking forward to when I will have one too and will be grateful to receive it.”
In this instance, you are acknowledging that it is okay for the other person to have something you would like to have. You also acknowledge that you are content and have gratitude for what you will receive, and that you are now ready to receive it.
Why bring up this topic anyway? Because this is part of the Letting Go process. When you are in a state of always wanting more, you are not content. You are creating a maelstrom of emotional stress within your body as well. When you can exist in a state of contentment, you will be in a position where you will attract the things you desire. More correctly, you become “attract-ive” to those things.
When you have envy, you have feelings of lack. Lack does not exist in the Universe. There is only abundance. When you can Let Go of this “lack” way of thinking and feeling, all potential is within your reach. You become “attract-ive” to all that IS. Because you are not perceiving lack, the full potential of the Universe begins to become visible. You cannot realize the full potential of the Universe in an instant or you would become overwhelmed.
Let’s go back to Prayer for a moment. When You Ask for something in FAITH, you do so with a KNOWING that it will come to pass. If you don’t KNOW that it WILL BE, often times that prayer will go unanswered. It goes unanswered because You didn’t bring it into BEING. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Rom 11:1) Evidence is proof. Substance is real and tangible. Quantum physics has shown that when a person thinks of matter, matter – visible atoms – will appear in what is otherwise “dark space.” You can bring into BEING whatever you desire. But remember, things do not make one happy or content. Happiness and contentment are States of BEING. It comes from Within You not from Outside of You. When you are content, everything is possible.
“The attitude of the praying mind is one of intense concentration. The feelings which are the motive power of all men, have been wrought up to a state of tension. The nerve-currents are all being carried up to the brain and there converted into thought-power. With each exertion, whether mental or emotional, there is an outgoing current of magnetism. There sets up a stress in the ether [universal energy]. The entire organism is subject to Self-Magnetization. The psychic atmosphere around the praying soul is throbbing with his thought-forces. The aura – the photosphere round each form is bathed in living light, sending forth waves of golden yellow color and scintillating with unimaginable splendor. The finer forces of the super-physical planes have been attracted to you. Your mind is opened to the influx of Divine Help. Receive it. It is yours for the asking.”
A.P. Mukerji, Yoga Lessons for Developing Spiritual Consciousness
Chap 15, p 126
“Now understand, once for ever, prayer is willing. It leads to the accomplishment of your aims on the spot…In this sphere Will is the basal power of influence. It draws all your finer forces into a focus towards the thing willed for. The result is that the thing is done…The Great Law operates always and everywhere…By prayer you come into rapport with the spiritually conscious side of yourself. You are a needle pointing to the magnet –- the more faith…you put into the task, the sooner you will adjust your forces, the quicker shall be the response; the more lasting and powerful the reaction. Here, then, you have all the switches and levers of energy and inspiration. Therefore pray ever and believe that your prayer shall ripen to fruition. Build up faith in the unseen and the invisible. The self in you is your guide, philosopher and friend. It is the Rock of the Ages – the Eternal among the Transient – the Source of All-Power, Wisdom and Activity. Lean on it for it is Strength – Invincible Strength.”
A.P. Mukerji, Yoga Lessons for Developing Spiritual Consciousness
Chap 15, pp 128-129
“I have said, you are gods; and all of you are children of the most High (the Eternal, Source, Universe).” (Ps. 82:6)
“For in him, we live, and move, and have our being…For we are also his offspring.” (Acts 17:28). That is an incredible statement. You ARE because the Eternal (Source, God, Universe) IS. Without Him nothing would exist. Because He is Omnipresent, He is all and is IN all. Then He must be IN you and YOU IN HIM.
“We have assumed the existence of God, of an intelligent, creative Mind-power that is able to cause to be, and…to bring into existence mind-centers to be the expression of its own nature or, in other words, mind-centers through which this Universal Mind expresses itself.”
Hiram Butler, Science and Revelation, pp 85-86
The most powerful expression in the Universe is YHVH – I AM THAT I AM or I WILL BE THAT I WILL TO BE. (The literal rendering of this expression is the future tense, rather than the present.)
“But when we take the meaning of the word “Yahveh” as “I will be what I will to be,” it brings to us a potentiality, a power, all unknown to the world, even at the present time; for the name carries with it the thought that he who spoke the word and caused the world to form and to produce itself by the potency of that Infinite Mind, did so by the power of his will, and when we as creatures of earth muse much upon the signification of that name, the “I will,” and the second part of it, “to be what I will to be,” or “as I will to be,” we get a realization of that unlimited power, and a certainty that there is no power in the world, nay, in the universe, but the power of the will.
Since it is accepted by the Christian world that man is the offspring of the Almighty, it follows that man, being made in the image of God, has attributes similar to those of his Creator, his Father. When man’s will has been surrendered, yea, rather has been united to the Divine Will, then man and God become one, for the mind of man is nothing; it has no power of action without the will.
Man always does that which he wills to do, although sometimes there are found in the man two wills active at the same time—the will of the flesh, or the will arising from the impulses, desires, and passions, and a will that arises from the conclusions of the reasoning faculties. But whatever will controls the person, that the person is for the time being; for the will decides all that a person is.”
Hiram Butler, Science and Revelation pp 90 – 91
Now, You see through a mirror darkly. It is not clear what you will be…or… what you are. You were created in the Image and Likeness of the Eternal. Your FULL POTENTIAL is yet to be realized. (ICor 13:12)
Realization of Full Potential
What gifts were you created with that will bring benefit to the rest of humanity? We were all created with gifts – “talents.” Some have more “talents” than others. But we have all been given something.
If you are not sure what your “talents” are, think back to when you were a child, what were you most naturally drawn to or what was it you really loved to do? Or maybe at this time in your life, you are drawn to doing something, you see a need in the world and you have a desire to contribute.
It is expected that we will DO something with that “talent” that will help others. When we do this, the purpose of all that is can reach its full expression; like the gears in a giant machine, if one isn’t working, the machine grinds to a halt. Or like the human body, when something doesn’t work correctly, the rest of the body has to bear the burden and will eventually cease to work. The body is a physical expression of your spirit. The body is a tool that the spirit uses in the “physical” world to express itself, its wishes and desires and creativity.
When you do not Respect your body, you are not respecting this tool that was given to you (the spirit) to make manifest what you desire. If you destroy, cause to breakdown, the tool that was given to you to manifest, it cannot manifest. This is why life can seem like a struggle, as if you are trying to force things into being what you want, rather than accepting what they are. Some people walk around in a constant state of anger, bitterness and resentment. They constantly ask, “Why did my life have to be like this?” “Why was I born into a family that…” “If only this could happen, my life would be different.”
“The mind which follows the rambling senses makes the Soul as helpless as the boat which the wind leads astray upon the waters.”
Why? Why should any of those things matter? Does your family – other people outside of you – really make you who you are? Or do YOU make YOU WHO YOU ARE?
It really all starts in the mind. When we are small children, what we learn comes from outside of us. As we grow, we reach a point where we should begin asking ourselves – why do I believe what I believe? Do I believe it because someone said I should? Have I proven it to be so for myself? What is the Truth? If you Seek the TRUTH – the Truth will set you FREE.
When you are full of negativity, you are full of negative energy. You block the flow of your energy, your vital life force. It is dammed up inside of you. Your mental attitude creates constant emotional stress, triggering a constant cascade of chemical reactions that manifest as physical ailment – a state of being not at ease. This is why it is so CRITICAL that you learn to LET GO of negative emotions; exist in a state of being that is at equilibrium. It also vital that you learn how to release stored stress from your body, so your body can heal itself. When you do this, You are Releasing your energy, your vital life force; you are allowing it to flow. It can flow back out to the Universe and return to you like the ebb and flow of the tide of the ocean. When you remain connected to Source, your Attention is on your greater purpose. When you put your Attention on your Intention, it will become Manifest.
Happiness does not come from outside of you. It comes from within you. Happiness is a state of BEing. You are a human BEing. The full expression of who you are can be experienced when you Give of Yourself to Others. The eternal Law of Reciprocity will bring back to you more than what you Give. If you only ever take (seek things to make you happy), the Law of Reciprocity cannot work because there is flow in only one direction. Circulation is eternal. Flow is not stagnant and never goes in just one direction; it flows in a complete circuit, ever being.
If there is something you want in your life, practice giving it to others. It can only come back to you in an even greater expression of its fullness. The most common example of this is Love. If you want love, show others love. Most people do not understand what love really is. The world has confused it with many other emotions masquerading as love. Love is the outward expression of peace and joy and acceptance.
If you want others to respect you, show others respect. If you want others to listen to you, listen to others. Listening is not just hearing the words, it is coming to an understanding of what the other person is feeling or trying to express through words. If you want to be understood, try to understand others.
“Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person’s
feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more
of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel”
— Maxwell Maltz
Finally, life is a journey. It is a journey that begins when you are born. There are seven stages of spiritual development – newborn, infant, child, teen, adult, middle-age and elder; the eighth stage is spirit. The end of the journey is the Return to the form from which you were created. Seek your full potential with your whole heart. Seek Truth. You will not be disappointed in your life’s journey.
[If you are looking for a guide to reconnect to Source, for help clearing your energy blocks and releasing your vital life force energy flow, for help getting rid of stress or chronic pain so your body can begin to heal itself, email Antonia@metatranspiration.com for a one-time 30-minute coaching session.]