Did you know that the heart is surrounded by a neural network nearly as big as the brain (70%) ?
This has been proven as a scientific fact since more than 40 years!
It means literally that we can think with our heart as well as with our brain.
For example, when someone does not treat us well, our ego has a tendency to generate negative thoughts and emotions toward that person.
But if we switch our thinking from mind to heart, we become able to send love and light to that same person, as we know that she is suffering and is just a messenger to reflect our own points of improvements.
And for this, we are in gratitude.
Easier said than done?
Yes, until we learn how to « switch » our thoughts from mind to heart.
And all we need for this is practice, practice, practice!
Do you ever met a person who never felt guilty in their entire life? Personally, I don’t !
Usually, guilt appears when we think we did something we shouldn’t have done, or when we didn’t do something we thought we should have done…
We feel guilt because we have been programmed since our birth to feel it…do you remember what your parents told you when you didn’t want to do your homework? Or when you did something you loved to do but didn’t please them?
Long after the parents are gone, most of us continue to create guilt towards themselves each time they think they could have done better than they actually did.
But can you see the great gift in this?
The other side of guilt is always an unaccomplished, often subconscious desire.
And now we have a great way to extract from our subconscious mind anything we truly want in our life!
Let’s be happy!
I heard the expression « moving the goal post for happiness » for the first time in week 18 of the MKMMA program, but I was aware of its meaning since I am 34.
One day, I got a flash vision of myself going through the milestones of my life : elementary school, high school, college, marriage, military service, job, family house, children (1st, 2d, 3d)…
And I felt a strange mixed feeling of uncompleteness and frustration that the accomplishement of my next milestone would again not bring me the full happiness I was longing for…
That vision triggered a powerful desire to change something in my way of life, but it took me 15 more years to discover the right alternative to « moving the goal post ».
And that is…happiness is in the NOW, and I AM ENOUGH!
Did I say enough?
To save many years of happiness, earnestly working the MKMMA training until week 18 and beyond…is a great strategy!
How could we give ourself permission to access our true power, practically?
The first step is to accept the idea that we are more than just a personality, but we also are an individuality connected to the collective.
Until our personality becomes aware of the existence of our individuality, it exhausts itself trying to control our outward circumstances (the World without), blocking most of the power emanating from our individuality, literally strangling our spontaneity and natural talents.
The personality was programmed according to the rule once expressed by Earl Nightingale « we behave according to what we think the other people think about us ».
So, the next step in « giving ourself permission » is to stop our personality controling the virtual image it believes other people have of « us », and to educate it to behave according to the impulses of our individuality (intuitions, hints, spontaneous actions, etc.).
Aren’t you excited by this idea?
A well-known story tells that the best way to catch a monkey is to put a banana into a jar with a thin neck.
The monkey takes the banana, but now he’s trapped with his hand in the jar and he has lost his power and his freedom all together…unless he let go of the banana !
That metaphor perfectly illustrates why many people are living a life of quite desperation rather than expressing their true and full potential : they are under control of their personality (ego/old blueprint) which maintains the belief that the personality is the only thing which exists and that it must be protected and perserved as it is.
And this belief IS the banana !
Letting go of the banana is giving oneself permission to let go of that belief : it set us free and allows us to liberate our full potential!
Most people have been trained to believe that “success” occurs when they have reached a definite goal.
For example when they win a competition or each time they get what they wanted.
However sticking to this belief is actually preventing them for achieving most of the things they come to desire in their life !
Here is how it works : suppose that they have a well defined goal in mind and a plan, but an unexpected obstacle occurs (so far, nothing unusual!)
Now, doubts and fear to not reach the goal come into their mind.
Finally, they fail to reach the goal and they believe that they don’t deserve success !
Truly successful people have a definite major purpose, or ideal, and feel happy to strive for it every day, day after day.
By doing this, they turn success into a daily state of mind which becomes the cause of their achievements rather than an effect of it.
The difference between the Personal and the Individual in us is the difference between ‘below’ and ‘above’.
The Personal is our ‘little me’ and the Individual is our ‘Big I’.
The first is connected to the physical and is the expression of life, whereas the later is connected to the spiritual and is the source of life.
Both are intimately connected through the subconscious mind.
A mental Blueprint charged with all our memories, beliefs and programs has shaped our Personal from birth until today.
For most of us, the Personal ignores the existence of the Individual until the day it has accumulated so many troubles and sufferings in the daily life, that it triggers a massive action to change the Blueprint.
From there on, the quest of the Personal is to become a faithful servant of the Individual, and the Individual reveals its role of friendly and patient guide to the Personal.
That’s when our Hero’s Journey starts !