Make Friends With Change
Empowerment is a frequent topic these days and I think it is reflective of where we are in our evolutionary growth as humankind.
It seems pretty obvious to me that people are looking for answers other than business as usual.
One thing for sure is that we cannot solve some of our current challenges by looking in our current memory toolbox of how to solve problems. The consciousness or "mindset" that got us here will not be the same ways of thinking that help us to change the world.
I don't equate change with "bad". Why not just see things as evolving to the next level, especially when it comes to individual growth? Now here's the dilemma - the Universe is still expanding and unfolding, yet, because of the way that we have as a whole conditioned our brain we tend to fear change.
We are still "unfolding" just as the Universe is. While there is more to us than meets the eye, meaning at our core we have a spiritual essence, a "True Self", we still live and experience life as human beings living in a physical body.
Without this body, you cannot effect change or be alive as we generally think of it relating to being on the earth. So, while I've heard the saying "we are spiritual beings having a human experiences", we need to learn how to skillfully live into both aspects of our natures.
We need to become aware of how to manage our human body's sensory/perception system - the brain and mind. Otherwise you can be so "heavenly bound that you are no earthly good". Enter Neuroscience.
What I love about the expanding field of science is that while it is not infallible by any means, and while there is often not black and white consensus to the outcome of research (why would there be considering scientists are human also the last time I checked), the information and insights gained in the past decade can go a very long way with helping humanity to consciously begin to switch gears from a fear-based/competitive paradigm of the world to a more love/good for all paradigm.
A new paradigm could come from a place of developing the talents of individuals to be contributed to the whole. People could thus become more self-actualized and self-sustaining while at the same time society can move away from lack focus and keeping the "next guy" down. What is good for individuals will be good for the whole and the planet if approached from a higher level of awareness.
You see, we are all making up the story of the human drama anyway, so we may as well give the chapter a happier ending than we have historically been doing in the past few thousand years. Given all the chaos both within us and in the outer environment, I think the new science as arrived in a nick of time. Why?
We have been so out of balance in the way we use our brains that we generally are stuck in the "logical" brain, and this side also tends toward fear and separation. It is time to learn how to change with conscious intent not only how we see ourselves but also how we see others since again, this is due to perception and the stories that we wire into our nervous system. Most people believe that "reality" is a solid "out there". Einstein said decades ago:
"Reality is an illusion; albeit a very persistent one"
The more science I've learned and blended with my intuitive mind and ancient success principles, the more I have been able to dump my own self-limiting beliefs and cast off a sense of low self-image. This is critical if we want to experience world peace. Why?
It is because we cannot have compassion for others until we have it for ourselves. Until there is self-acceptance, just because we breathe and no other reason, we will continue to struggle with comparing ourselves with others, greed, envy and a host of other negative emotional experiences.
No one can tell me otherwise, as from my point of experience, it has only been since I've become aware of how I was negatively wiring my brain and nervous system with self-limiting, deprecating beliefs and stopped doing this that my quality of life has sky-rocketed. Since I've learned how to release these negative cellular memories my peace of mind has been on a trajectory upward.
I'm all for ending human suffering and I think that we will take a giant step in this direction when we learn how to embrace change and this can really only be done when we learn how to set ourselves free from the tyranny of the fear-based stories we unwittingly have wired into our own brain. Train your brain to win from the inside out. It is more than possible; it can simply become your new "reality" if you open your mind to change. What do you think?
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Valencia Ray MD shows women entrepreneurs and professionals how to eliminate blind spots that block their true potential and limits their vision for business success, happy relationships and good health. Every week she gives uncommon tips and strategies in her Mind Muscle Minutes and blog, to expand your vision for your business, relationships and a healthy lifestyle, and how to make it happen!
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