Luke Broad -
Do you believe that life is a series of random events? Do you believe that some people are just ‘lucky’ to have a joyful, satisfying lifestyle whilst others are just ‘unlucky’ to have a hard, stressful lifestyle? What is your willingness to learn? What is your willingness to change your current belief system and adopt a new outlook on life?
Many people consider stress and hardship as normal because they repeatedly affirm to themselves “That’s life”. On a mass scale, normal is something that is believed to be true by the majority of people. But normal is not always right! It was once normal for black people to have fewer rights than white people. It was once normal for women to have fewer rights than men. It was once normal for women to stay at home to cook and clean for the man. And in some cultures, it is normal for men to marry young girls against their will. These are just a few examples of how ‘normal’ can be wrong!
If you are driving a car and you come to a parked vehicle, most people will indicate to go around it. However, the official law is that you do not indicate around a parked car, but most people do so because they are following the actions of those in front of them. So if ten people drove around a parked car and nine of them indicated and one did not, the nine people who indicated would have been perceived as correct because they outnumbered the one. But the person who did not indicate is actually the correct one. Similarly, we tend to follow the beliefs and actions of those people who we are around the most. So if we are surrounded by people with limiting beliefs and a negative outlook on life, we will also have limiting beliefs and a negative outlook on life. That is until we become aware of our negative habits and are willing to change.
Luke Broad -
In 2007 I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease - an inner ear disorder that causes violent attacks of tinnitus, which is so loud that I was virtually deaf in the affected ear. The tinnitus then causes dizziness, which results in vomiting. Attacks are unpredictable and can come at any time anywhere. The specialists told me that there was no cure and that the illness could result in permanent deafness in the affected ear. All they could do was prescribe me the strongest medication possible that supposedly helped to reduce the frequency of the attacks. This illness dominated my life for two years. During this period, I was backpacking and my enjoyment would often be interrupted by violent attacks of this illness. Attacks became so frequent that I had to return home. When I arrived home, I was bedridden for a number of weeks with one attack after another.
When I first began learning about the Law of Attraction, two years earlier, I was depressed and living undesirable circumstances. I felt trapped by my contract in the British Armed Forces, so much so that I developed a desire to commit suicide. If I had not come across the Law of Attraction, I would probably not be here today. I began imagining myself on the beach in Australia and I trained my mind into a state of belief and positive expectation. Just three months later, I was on a beach in Australia and I was a qualified fitness instructor!
So, two years later, when I reached the point where I was bedridden for a number of weeks because of my illness, I decided to change my mindset regarding my illness. I threw my medication in the bin and I began visualizing myself back in Australia, in a bar with my friends sipping champagne. I visualized myself as healthy and I imagined myself telling a family member the story of how I used my mind to heal myself. I believed in my vision and I imagined it with conviction and clarity. I trained my belief and expectation and I began feeling optimistic, excited and eager, even whilst I was bedridden with dizziness and vomiting. One month later, my attacks stopped. Three and a half months later, I was back in Australia, in a bar with my friends sipping champagne!
(Excerpted from Let Go and Live in the Now, Red Wheel/Weiser, 2004: 2600 words)
Just as a storm in the atmosphere of the earth is born of conflicting fronts of different temperatures colliding with one another, so too must there be conflicting forces within us in order to form a mental or emotional storm. Our task is to become conscious of these unseen forces that dwell in the unenlightened parts of us. As we grow to realize that no disturbance can remain within us without our granting it the force it needs to sustain its fury, we realize that we have at our disposal two great powers. We are empowered to dismiss storms when they appear in our psychic system and, with time and practice, we can learn to dismiss these disturbances before they begin!
What are these invisible conflicting forces at work within us that cause so much foul weather? We uncover the first of these unconscious forces by recognizing that the storms in our lives all share a common cause. Each storm, large or small, centers on something that happens to us that we don’t want to be happening for whatever reasons. A few quick examples prove this insight, but best success is assured if you will fill in the blanks from your own experience.
By now you are no doubt familiar with the principles of Law of Attraction and Conscious Creation, and have seen or read The Secret—and you are aware of using the power of positively directed thought to improve your life.
But let’s be honest…How often do you remember to apply these? Maybe once or twice a month? Or when you come across something you really want to manifest—so you get busy visualizing? Have you really made it a way of life? Are you impatient to see things become reality, but the slowness of the process is making you crazy?
Author, Navy SEAL Michael Jaco, says power of perception can save and enhance lives.
For all intents and purposes, what you actively imagine is authentically and undeniably already here, so you can absolutely change from self-defeating excuses to self-enhancing actions.
Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear.
. ..be willing to move in a direction different from what you planned or expected.How would you like every moment of every day to feel like one miracle happening after another? How would you like to accomplish your goals and realize your dreams without undue struggle or strain? It's possible. It's called living life in the divine flow.