Don’t settle for more

Happiness is less about the law of attraction and more about the art of recognition.

Getting what you want will not compensate for an underdeveloped ability to appreciate what you have.

The same blind spots that stop you from seeing how good it already is, if left uncorrected, will be right there to prevent you from enjoying yourself when you successfully attract what you think you need.

Instead of trying to magnetize what you want, try magnifying your perception of what you have.

Don’t mistake this perspective, however, for apathy-based contentment.

The art of recognition isn’t about settling for less. It’s about awakening to the fact that you already possess more than you’re currently conscious of.

Don’t settle for a life of manifesting more stuff. Aim for an understanding of the Universe that does away with the belief  that you are separate from the abundance and well-being that you seek.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

The Law of Attraction ends with “action”

“When we make a beginning, we get out of our own way and allow the angels to come in and do their job.” – Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

There are discoveries we make and treasures we gain from being actively involved in the creative process that we simply can’t get by sorting things out inside of our heads.

There’s a magic that is unique to action.

When we set things in motion, we disrupt the patterns of inertia in our lives and we create ripple effects which give rise to new options and opportunities.

The power of the undivided self

We create our own reality, but “we” refers to our multidimensional selves.

We are not brains in a vat and a purely mental life will never satisfy us. We are psychosomatic entities who were created to experience life with our hearts, minds, and our bodies.

It is when we engage the world with our complete and undivided self that we realize our full creative potential.

In the absence of resistance, action is natural

Physical action is not opposed to faith in the creative power of thought.

Physical action is what we naturally do when we release limiting, disempowering, and resistant beliefs about what’s going to happen to us when we dare to grab life by the jugular.

When we know that our activity is supported by the Universe, we no longer suppress our natural tendency to take action on our dreams.

Play like a pro

The amateur attempts to figure out all the answers before he acts. The professional begins with the knowledge that answers are invented and improvised along the way by those who create their own path.

The amateur looks for guarantees before he acts. The professional moves forward with confidence that the Universe will expand in order to accommodate the faith he expresses in his vision.

We are professionals in this game of life. There’s no need for us to play with timidity.

Take a shot at your dreams. It’s time to step out there and be the champion that you know you are.

I’m rooting for you.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

Action or Alignment?

In the fields of self-help, personal development, and spirituality, there are two schools of thought concerning how desires are most effectively manifested; Action & Alignment.

Action is usually understood in terms of physical discipline. It involves doing the work and taking the practical steps necessary to bring an idea into fruition. This perspective is brilliantly represented in such books as “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield and “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin.

Alignment refers to the process of selecting thoughts that are in agreement with ones desires. It can also be expressed as a state in which one focuses their attention in an empowering or encouraging way. The notion of alignment typically coincides with the ideas of “emotional guidance” and the “law of attraction.” Emotional guidance is the notion that your feelings function as a feedback mechanism or internal navigation tool which lets you know if you’re focusing your attention in a life-giving way or not.

When you feel resistant emotions, that’s an indicator from your guidance system that you are thinking in a disempowering or discouraging manner. Since the Law of Attraction teaches that we attract what we predominantly feel, the best way to manifest a desire is to habitually entertain thoughts which induce positive emotional states. This perspective is beautifully elucidated in books like “The Astonishing Power of Emotions” by Esther & Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham), “The Vibrational Universe” by Kenneth James MacLean, and “Thought Vibration” by William Walter Atkinson.

In some circles there is a debate as to which method is the preferred way to “get stuff done.” Should we follow the “no pain, no gain” mantra or should we focus mostly on alignment and allow the law of attraction to deliver the results to us?

As an avid student of metaphysics, I have a huge soft spot for words like the following:

“We do not create through action. Action is how you experience and enjoy what you attract through the alignment of energy.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham)

BUT….

Is that really all there is to the story? What about old fashioned hard work? Isn’t there SOMETHING to be said about excercising initiative and making things happen? Isn’t there something we all recognize as noble when a parent wakes up really early to take care of their child even though they don’t feel like it? Isn’t there something admirable about the person who “forces himself” to get out there and go jogging because he’s committed to being healthier?

What are your thoughts?

In tomorrow’s post, I’ll give you a few of mine.

The Law of Attraction and The Principle of Recognition

What we attract into our lives and what we recognize as opportunities are two different things.

“Attraction” refers to what comes to us as a by-product of what we ask for and focus on.

“Recognition” refers to our ability to see the evidence of what we attract.

This distinction is humorously illustrated by Chris Gardner’s son in The Pursuit of Happyness:

There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said “Do you need help?” and the man said “God will save me”. Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said “God will save me”, then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, “God, why didn’t you save me?” and God said “I sent you two boats, you dummy!”
 

The man asked and it was given, but he failed to recognize the opportunities in front of him because they didn’t fit his preconceived notions of how The Universe would deliver the goods.

There is never an instance of failure as far as the law of attraction is concerned. We always get the essence of what we predominantly focus on. The only “failures” are the moments in which we overlook a blessing or underestimate an opportunity because we were uncompromisingly wedded to the idea that our desire would manifest in a very particular way.

I define “Failure” as a perceptual phenomenon created by the temporary inability to recognize existing elements of harmony, abundance, and wholeness in one’s experience.

Conversely, “Success” or “Fulfillment” is the logical outworking of one’s ability to “connect the dots” in rich, meaningful, and satisfying ways.

We have the power to successfully create new realities through our thoughts, but we have to be open-minded and know what to look for in order to recognize those blessings when they show up.

That’s my two cents for the day, but don’t surprised if I revisit this topic in my next post.

Do you have any thoughts you’d like to add?

T.K. Coleman

My life is financed and funded by the rich substance of the Universe

“There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.” -Wallace Wattles

My inner spirit of prosperity is a wealth magnet attracting abundance, in all of its forms, into my experience.

The abundance of life surrounds me on all sides. I can never get away from it for I am always located in the center of it. It is the very space in which I reside. As a fish swims in water, so my being is bathed in this invisible and limitless sea of supply.

I live continuously in a recognition of this supply and I confidently acknowledge its responsiveness to my thought.

While I am grateful for my job and all other visible means of provision, my faith is firmly rooted in that omnipresent spiritual substance out of which all physical things are made. This is the true and lasting source of my wealth.

From this place of awareness, I boldly declare:

My life is financed and funded by the rich substance of the Universe!

T.K. Coleman

Money & The Musical Universe Pt. 2

This is a continuation of my last post. To read it, click here.

II. The Emerging Paradigm:

 A) The Universe is an open system comprised of pure energy. The Universe does not merely contain energy, but the Universe itself is a limitless unquantifiable Energy Field.

 B) This energy, by its very nature, cannot be the object of ownership. This energy can be thought of as the Life-Force or Animating Principle expressing itself through us and experiencing itself as us. To own this energy would be tantamount to a Wave trying to own the Ocean. This energy is “free” in every sense of the word.

 C) In order to obtain a desired good, one needs to harness, synchronize with, or tap into this limitless energy field in a way that brings about the organic manifestation of that desire. In this paradigm, we do not function as consumers of material goods but as conductors of non-physical energy. Life does not center around earning enough money to buy things. The focus shifts to mastering the art of orchestrating this ocean of energy in a way that harmonizes with our highest intentions.

D) Since this open system of energy-based economics is all-inclusive, Money and other visible forms of currency ARE STILL VALID. Money is neither an inferior or superior manifestation of energy. However, they are not the sole means of procurement. “Alignment”, the state of being a vibrational match to the experiences you wish to create, is an invisible form of currency good for anything one might desire.

 E) In order for one to obtain goods or fulfill desires, the cooperation of external conditions is NOT a strict necessity. To quote Esther Hicks, “you do not need the agreement of others in order to manifest what you desire. The only consensus that is needed is the vibrational consensus of aligned thought.”

While the cooperation of others may be a major part of how our manifestations come about, it is not our job to MAKE the cooperative components assemble themselves. Even if the entire world formed a committee and decided to dedicate their entire existence to shutting you out, you still retain the power, via your own alignment, to create the results that matter most to you.

As long as you do not give away your power by buying into the assumption of your own powerlessness, The Universe must present an experience to you that matches your dominant vibration.

Concluding Thoughts (for now):

Regardless of our economy, regardless of other people’s opinions, regardless of the seemingly limited amount of existing resources, regardless of anything anyone calls “reality”, each and every one of us has access to this energy field. This energy field knows nothing of shortage or lack. A right relationship to this energy field has the power to revolutionize our economy.

More importantly, however, is the fact that this current economy doesn’t have to be revolutionized in order for anyone to thrive. The Energy of Source is recession proof and through harmonic resonance with these amplitudes of abundance, we can know this as an experiential reality.

We literally live in a Musical Universe of vibration. As we learn to conduct this energy with our thoughts & feelings, the cosmos begins to play a unique personalized song of affluence, opulence, and prosperity for us. And there is no mute button.

Love, Light, and Limitless creativity to all,

T.K. Coleman

If you liked this post, check out:

1. You ARE the opportunity: Moving beyond ideas of scarcity & competition

2. The productivity of play

3. The Coin of Heaven

Money & The Musical Universe

Lately, I have been delving into something called Sympathetic Vibratory Physics AKA The Physics of Love. I have been inexorably sucked into Dale Pond’s website called “It Really is A Musical Universe.” It’s somewhat of a “heady” site, but if you’re up for the mental stimulation, The link is below. I’ve found it to be a rewarding read;

 It Really is a Musical Universe!

http://www.svpvril.com/musicuni.html

I really dig the site because it’s a very ambitious attempt to account for various aspects of human experience through energy-based physics. While the site itself doesn’t talk about money or economics, I started to think for a bit about how the idea of a Musical/Vibrational Universe could affect our ideas about money and the role it plays in our work, relationships, dreams, etc. This note is the first of some of my meditations regarding Money as seen from a vibrational understanding of reality. 

In the next two post, I will contrast two Economic Paradigms, The rules that govern them, and the way in which those rules affect our ability to create the results that matter most to us.

The 1st Paradigm is what I call the “Old Paradigm” because I believe humanity is collectively evolving beyond understandings of the Universe that center around what has been called by some Quantum physicist “The Myth of Matter.”

The second Paradigm I refer to as “The Emerging Paradigm” because I genuinely feel this way of seeing is beginning to enter into the mainstream consciousness in an unprecedented way.

  I. The Old Paradigm:

 A) The Universe is a closed system consisting of a finite amount of goods at any given time.

 B) All or the majority of the world’s goods are “owned” or “possessed” by someone.

 C) In order to obtain a desired good, one must do so by getting the owner of that good to part with it through an act of charity or through an act of exchange.

 D) In the case of an exchange, Money or some other visible form of currency must function as the medium of exchange.

 E) In order for one to obtain goods or fulfill desires, the cooperation of external conditions is an absolute necessity. In this paradigm, you cannot get something you want unless you can get someone else to give it to you. Even if you have enough money to exchange for what you want, you still cannot have it unless that entity is willing to sell to you.

The paradigm just described is the familiar way, but I do not believe it is our only option. In the next post, I’ll provide the layout for what I call “The Emerging Paradigm” and how it offers us greater hope, freedom, and possibility in an area that has often been know for causing anxiety and stress even in the best of us.

I hope you’ll join me.

In the meantime, create a great day.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

To read Money & The Musical Universe Pt. 2, click here.