Hello and Welcome! Creating a new vision requires you have a sense of what you want. This is a challenge if you have spent a lot of your life either swallowing whole what you determined other’s wanted for you or reacting against the image you perceive they wanted for you by doing/being the opposite. Both lifestyles are without an internal connection to yourself. Visioning is an active rather than passive (swallowing whole) or reactive (oppositional) process.
It starts within. The trouble with focusing inward is there is no guide, no perfect step by step process that promises success. It is a feel/know experience.
If you were one of the lucky people, who were modeled this activity by your parents (or grandparents) then you are in luck; you are familiar with what it feels like to trust your intuition and go with the internal flow. Everyone else has to learn how to let go, release, allow, trust and go within to get acquainted with self. In order to develop a connection to self, to your inner guidance you need to develop your allowing muscles.
These processes develop your allowing muscle. Practicing some form of meditation, prayer, Toning, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, or Yoga allows for you to develop the integrated structure of breath and spirit to that mind/body movement, and the aha experiences of see/feel/knowing. School, and general socialization patterning develops your working, focusing, and making things happen muscles – these are only mind/body integrated. This integration patterning is useful in many ways, but is limited to movement within already formed structures, and already formed visions.
Visioning requires integration of spirit, and breathing to develop the allowing muscles. These guide you through your heart center and allow your mind/body to integrate with spirit thereby strengthening you as a vehicle of profound creation.
Being a vehicle of profound creation means allowing your pure self to blossom and develop into your full potential and joy. This active process moves your through all aspects of your life and relationships such that you can create precisely what you want and what you create integrates with your community for success.
- Check into your heart center, are you happy?
- Do you bring the same joy to washing the floor as buying that new _____ (fill in the blank)?
With every action have an internal dialogue of self-love and mindful connection. The attitude of gratitude is great for getting you into that heart center.
- Look underneath whatever ill feeling you have, tip the issue on its head you will find something for which you are grateful. Use that as your single point of focus and joy will erupt through you and be transmitted through your actions.
~ie: I hate washing the floor… shift to I am grateful to have this home, to have the ability, strength and opportunity to be able to wash the floor…whatever is underneath the chore...
~ie: I hate fighting with my child… shift to I am grateful to have the child, what may be going on underneath these fights – from there you can look for ways to align with your child to be on the same side against the problem…. whatever is underneath the conflict – you will find something to be grateful for…
~ie: I hate that everyone always pulls on me… shift to I am grateful to have so many people who love and depend on me… from there you can look to see how to shift the degree of dependency so that you can have more space for yourself…
Gratitude, Joy, and connection these are the feeling experiences that bring you into your center and integrate the allowing muscles, listening to your inner sense of pure love, joy, and gratitude, so that you can vision anew how and who you want to be in the world. This will affect every one of your interactions and actions.
Obligation is a mind/body integrated muscle, it isolates and separates you. Action through love, and joy includes spirit into that muscle to allow your actions to uncover a new vision and connection with yourself and your community. in gratitude, joy, and love, beth