The Faces of Limiting Beliefs

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Faces, deep in your subconscious, create your world by whispering into existence the drama in your mind and heart. Choose stories of love, ease, prosperity and peace and allow them to whisper these into existence.

Light up the limiting beliefs and case them out. Nurture the beliefs that empower you and your world must change to conform.

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It’s Okay, Poor Dad!

Have you ever read the book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki?

It is a brilliant book on the principles of wealth building as taught to him by his friend’s father, “Rich Dad”, a very successful and wealthy businessman.  He juxtaposes these wealth principles against the typical thoughts of his father, “Poor Dad”, a professor in a university.

As I read this book,  I definitely identified with Poor Dad, an employee with the typical philosophy that success in this world meant going to school, finding a job, going to work everyday to save money for a house and eventually retiring with a comfortable pension.

The book made me feel like s&%t about having a job instead of building a business and working towards financial independence.  The book appealed to my desire to give my family every break possible in life.  Financial independence was the yardstick of success.

So I studied the book and tried to do what the book recommended.  I got into a business model that was endorsed by Robert Kiyosaki, studied a lot, talked to a lot of people, attended a lot of sales and motivational meetings and did my best to make money.  I dreamed of one day leaving the “rat race” inspired by a never ending parade of success stories.

In the end I spent thousands of dollars with a return of less than a hundred.

I was an utter failure in business. I gave up the business and focused on my job.  Was the failure in the business model and Kiyosaki’s principles?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  The “fault” lay within me but not for the lack of trying.

In the years that followed,  I finally came to  realize that the book failed to tell me something truly important – that success comes with work that you are truly happy with.

And there lies the cause of my failure – my heart was not in it!

That’s true whether you have a job or are in business for yourself.  Truly, there is nothing wrong with a job.  But, the job, the work, or the business, has to be something you are passionate about.  Your heart must be in it!  The tycoon’s passion is creating wealth just as the rocket scientist is driven to create giant rockets to reach the moon.  It’s their passion.

I was being sold dreams of mansions, Cadillacs and paid vacations but they just didn’t TURN ME ON!  I’m one of those few(?) who needs a purpose or a goal that transcends money.  For some of us, we get turned on by humanitarian service and the betterment of humanity.

And, my friends, not only is that okay, it is commendable!

So I abandoned Rich Dad and just embraced my Poor Dad way of life.  I’m in a job that pays extremely well and allows me the joy of creating technology that will one day allow us to grow beyond the confines of our world.

Furthermore, it allows me the freedom for this blog and for the opportunity to contribute to making this world a better place.

So to all Poor Dads out there, embrace your nature because you are just as valuable as the Rich Dads.  Your path is where your passion is and that may not involve material wealth building.  We each have a valuable role to play.  And once we find that happy work that each of us is perfect at, our true wealth will follow.

A Period of Growth

I’ve been gone a while.  But what a while it was, a roller coater ride of emotion and manifestation that merely strengthened my understanding of the Law of Attraction.

Life is cyclic, but only if we allow the cycles to occur.  We have our ups and downs but only because we believe and accept it.

After my last post, I found myself in one of those incredible lows.  I found myself in a depressed state in a relationship, at my work and in my business.  I found myself believing reality and forgetting that I, like everyone else, am a creative creature with the ability to influence “reality”.

There are times in our lives when the past catches up with us.  It is the manifestation of our previous thoughts and emotions.  Our thoughts and emotions are, in fact, one because the two are inexorably linked.  Our thoughts create our emotions and our emotions color our thoughts.  I wondered if one can exist without the other but I find no evidence of that in human beings.

I allowed myself to feel the negative pole of emotion and paid the price.  I allowed myself to fall into a pit of despair.

I know better.  But that doesn’t mean I always do the right thing.  Just like all, I make my mistakes and learn from them.

I am an introverted intuitive and I have a strong sense of others’ feelings.  While it allows me to relate to others, I oftentimes absorb others’ negative emotions as well.  Then, in a continuous feed back loop, my negative state reinforces the negative state of others after which they, in turn, reinforce my own negative state.  It is a dangerous spiral that leads to destructive depression.

It took effort to turn things around. 

I began to focus on the positive outcomes I really wanted <i>regardless of what happened outside</i>.  I detached from the “how” and just focused on the end result.  That is the true lesson of “detachment” as preached in religious and spiritual disciplines.  Detachment allows the Universe, Source, to choose the best way to provide the result with us still be open to receive the gift.

It’s like my asking a Philanthropist for one million dollars but only if I can pick it up as a money order at the corner 7-11 (that’s attachment)!  We focus on specifics without realizing that there are better, easier ways for manifestation to occur.  Meanwhile, the Philanthropist has a million dollars waiting for me to pick up in one of a thousand banks at my convenience, with a limosine waiting for me at my house while I wait in line at the 7-11.

We try to impose our own wisdom on Source.  The skin cell tries to tell the quarterback how to throw a touchdown!

I started to realize that Source was like me.  I watch over my kids’ bank accounts (both in school) to make sure they have enough money for their needs.  They don’t even need to ask.  I just watch and provide.  My kids don’t have to think of how the money gets there.  They don’t have the resources for that while I do!

If I can do that with my limited resources and wisdom, how much more can Source with Infinite Resources.  What makes it so hard to believe that I will get what I ask for?  If Bill Gates can spare me $10,000 without blinking, how much more Infinite Source?

It comes down to this – what we ask for we get but we have to actually extend our hand and be at the right place to receive it.  We have be open to many possibilities because we are in a chess board where we, the chess piece, can only see left, right, front and back while Source, the player, sees not only up and down but all the pieces on board as well.  Then, getting from point A to point B is it’s only a matter of time and a series of chess movements.

We are responsible for receptive thought.  But even more important, we are responsible for receptive feeling.

We create the <i>feeling</i> of the end result and the Universe creates the whole drama to get there.

It’s almost like watching a movie from the inside-out knowing that in the end, everything will resolve itself to our satisfaction.