Okay, so here’s the thing…..
I don’t have a problem with taking massive action in my business or for any goal.
I just believe it’s taking the “cart before the horse” so to speak.
Let me back up a bit…..
Now you’ve probably heard all of the statistics about network marketing or about new businesses….
97 percent of network marketers fail….
95 percent of new businesses fail after the first 5 years… yada- yada- yada-
There is a slue of reasons for these numbers, but I can say with a certainty that none of those reasons are due to a lack of knowledge or skill.
Because nowadays you can learn any skill with just a click of a button or hire any kind of business expert for a reasonable price, to get your business off the ground.
The real issues, whether you’re a small brick and mortar biz owner or network marketer, is due to lack of clarity of vision, direction and those “inner blocks” that seem to sabotage your efforts at every turn.
What do those inner blocks look like?
They look like fear, uncertainty, confusion, lack of confidence, procrastination and any other emotion you can think of that has ever tripped you up.
If you’ve ever asked for advice on how to get your Network Marketing business off the ground and running, and you were told to just take “massive action,” or “just go find 10 people to talk to today,” then you may have felt a little irritated.
I know I sure did….
See, the problem most people are facing in their business is not that they won’t take massive action, it’s not like they don’t’ know what to do…
It’s that they don’t understand why they CAN’T take that massive action needed to see those results in their business they’ve been working for in spite of the fact that they already know exactly what they need to do.
Does this sound at all familiar?
In other words, we know what to do but often times we just can’t find the motivation or inspiration to do it.
How do I know this?
Well, because I’ve experienced it in my own life, in my own business.
See, the reality is that as humans we develop certain internal blocks that keep us from our success in many areas of our lives, however, we are usually not aware of them until we are faced with new challenges. (like trying to start a new business)
Success Tip: Changing your viewing point.
One way to overcome these internal blocks is to change how you see them in your life, don’t judge them as good or bad. Remember, anytime we are faced with something new we have to grow and expand into the new idea or vision.
One tip that I would like to offer is to see these seeming obstructions in our psyche as transitional periods that we need to pass through. We are transitioning into new ways of thinking. If you stay the course and get to the other side of it, you will be amazed at how much clarity you have about whatever was blocking your way and you will be able to truly take massive action.
So, if you’ve been struggling, if you’ve felt overwhelmed and ready to throw in the towel because you can’t seem to take “massive action”…
….Don’t give up just yet….Success needs time to grow.
So tell me….
We’re there any instances in your life where you were told to just take massive action but you were blocked by a lack of motivation, fear, doubt etc.?
How did you get through it.?
Did you give up or push through?
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There are 2 major instances in my life which led me, ultimately to metaphysics, though I didn’t know that that was what it was called at the time. The first was a feeling or memory that I carried as a little girl that I had been “here” before. It was a kind of “knowing” that I have always existed and I would always BE. I couldn’t tell you why, my family had little spiritual connections let alone religious.
My first introduction to God was through the Catholic Church; the only reason for that was because my mother wanted my sister and me to go to a private school, so I was there up until about the 2nd or 3rd grade. If you know anything about Catholicism, you know I didn’t get the “belief” I have now from there.. lol! My experience with the Catholic Church wasn’t bad at all, like I said, I call it my introduction to God to which I’m very grateful.
The second instance was when I was hit by a car as a pedestrian at the age of 19.
I won’t go into detail here, but while lying in the street I had an out-of-body experience that was very real and very vivid.
From then on, I started asking questions…….
If you’ve ever asked the questions:
Who Am I really?
What am I doing here?
Where did I come from?
Am I more than my body?
What is my soul?
What happens when I die?
Have I lived here before?
How can I find inner peace?
And most important of all: Who and what is God?
Then I would say that Metaphysics sets out to answer these questions in a very specific way….You may have heard the term “metaphysics” and while you might have an idea of what it means, you may not fully be able to explain it or define it. That’s because metaphysics is not a term that is easily defined.
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines metaphysics as, “a division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology.” In case that makes no sense to you, let’s define some of those words within the definition: ontology is the study of reality; cosmology is the study of the origins of the universe; epistemology is the study of knowledge and belief.
What all of that means is that metaphysics is a study that goes beyond science, and attempts to understand the workings of the universe that cannot usually be explained by science. It is a very spiritual practice, but without the structure of religion.
There are those that want to lump together Metaphysics with the New Age movement, but that would be a mistake. If you’re talking about Crystals, ESP, Astrology, Psychic Ability etc., then you’ve moved from Metaphysical study to New Age. There is nothing wrong with these concepts; however they have little to do with true spiritual enlightenment and tend to have a distracting effect on the new seeker of truth.
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At the core of metaphysics is the study of energy and the idea that everything in existence is made up of energy. God is energy, humans and animals are energy and even inanimate objects and thoughts and words are energy. For that reason, God is in everything and EVERYTHING is connected. The belief that the structure of all matter is comprised of energy is a largely held theory of Quantum Physics.
Do you remember in science class the saying that Nothing Ever Dies, it Only Changes Form?
Another key aspect of metaphysics is that reality is nothing more than perception; therefore we are all creators of our own realities. Taking that concept even further, metaphysics recognizes that everything is an illusion and that even though we live in accordance with a set of universal laws (some of which include the law of attraction, the law of cause and effect, and the law of belief) we have the power to affect those laws and change them, but most of us allow our belief systems to limit such power.
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Metaphysics on Reincarnation
Most, but all Metaphysicians see reincarnation or living multiple life experiences as the foundation of the development and unfolding of the individual consciousness or soul.
The understanding is that the soul grows spiritually by experiencing ALL things. All things include different races, genders, social- economic conditions and domestic roles. However, unlike some Eastern philosophies, it is not a common belief of the metaphysical practitioner that the soul/consciousness would reincarnate as an animal.
In order to even conceptualize the possibility of reincarnation and past lives, one must first believe that consciousness continues on after our physical body dies (in most religions this is true, but how that soul lives on is debated). Without having first having that belief, it negates even the possibility of reincarnation. The bible dictates that we “be perfect even as our father in heaven is perfect”. That is a tall order to fulfill in one lifetime, so the wheel of past lives and reincarnation must continue to turn until we have grown from a consciousness standpoint and are closer to the point of merging with “all there is” or in other words, being perfected.
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Is Reincarnation mentioned in the Bible?
Early references to reincarnation in the New Testament were deleted in the fourth century by Emperor Constantine, when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
The Catholic Encyclopedia itself states, in regard to the Fifth Ecumenical Council of 553 A.D., that “anyone asserting the belief in the preexistence of souls (reincarnation) would be excommunicated.”
Many documents and historical writings have been edited out of our modern Bible, in addition to those deemed inappropriate by the Catholic Church in the fourth century.
“During the first 300 years of the early church, reincarnation was widely accepted by many of the early Christians, including Origen, whom the Encyclopedia Britannica hailed as “the most prominent of the church fathers with the possible exception of Saint Augustine.” In addition, the Gnostic gospel, Pistis Sophia, quotes Jesus as saying that “Souls are poured from one into another of different bodies of the world.”
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Metaphysics on Religion
Metaphysics is the discipline that studies what is beyond the material, while religion involves a system of unbending beliefs that incorporates more of an organizational or hierarchy structure. Metaphysics is more individual in its path, where as religion is more organized and structured by its leaders. Metaphysics in and of itself is not a religion, nor does it denounce religion in any way, it is but a means of understanding the inner, esoteric meanings of life.
Metaphysics on the Bible
Apart from its being a book of great historical and biographical interest, the Bible from the metaphysical standpoint is, from Genesis to Revelation, in its inner spiritual meaning, a record of the experiences and the development of the human soul and of the whole being of man. Every word, every name, every act illustrated within the pages of the bible is a blueprint for the complete enlightenment of the individual soul.
What I have learned on my spiritual journey is that WE have within us a power that is greater than anything that we shall ever contact in the outer, material world, a power that can overcome every obstacle in our life and set us safe, satisfied and at peace, healed and prosperous, in a new light, and in a new life.
“Mind, all Mind is right here. It is God’s Mind, God’s creative Power, God’s creative Life. We have as much of this Power to use in our daily life as we can believe in and embody.” -Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
The study of metaphysics can transform a person’s life, positively affecting his or her health, wealth and overall happiness. With love, creativity and the belief that “anything is possible” at its core, metaphysics can be a fulfilling and worthwhile practice.
Let me say here that I’m not pretending to know everything there is to know about metaphysics, this article is sort of an introduction to the subject and by no means the end all be all of metaphysical science. My purpose in sharing this with you is simply to inform and inspire you to look for your own answers, question old beliefs that may not be working for you, and provide one possible tool to help.
How does your spiritual beliefs help you in your life and business?
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To Your Health- Mind, Body and Spirit!
Sources– Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Phineas Parkhurst Quimby-The Quimby Manuscripts,”In God’s Truth” by Nick Bunick, fromthestars.com/page48.html
If you want to live your life to the fullest potential, take up the practice of life mapping or setting goals for yourself. Goal setting is a way of letting the universe know exactly what you want out of life. It is an extremely effective tool to help you manifest the things you desire.
Buried dreams, forgotten goals, and underdeveloped potentials will be things of the past if you begin to set your goals for your life. Goal setting is a powerful process that allows you to have greater control over your future and it is a skill can be applied to everything you do.
Life mapping- another term for setting life goals, is like having a map to show you where you want to go and avoid getting lost in the process. With your goals in tact, you can drive straight to your preferred destination without any wasted time or wrong turns.
Life Mapping: Getting Started
Start your goal setting with what you want to be, achieve, and have in your lifetime. Then work your way through a series of lower level or short term goals concentrating on the things you will have to do on a daily basis to achieve them. You will want to have a goal list as well as the action steps that will get you there. By using a structure like this, you will be able to break down the biggest plan you have into a number of smaller daily tasks to reach it.
Seek out books, programs, seminars, training’s and coaches to help you achieve your desired plans. Essentially, setting goals is an easy task to embark on; it’s just a matter of making it a habit and being committed to walking it out. Goal setting can be compared to dreaming and basically, putting it onto paper. Setting life goals is easy – manifesting them is the challenging part.
After setting your goals, make a serious pact to follow it. Keep the process going with the same fervor when you started it. You must refer to your goals everyday so you can modify your short term goals according to your changing priorities and experience, and yet continue on towards your larger plans. Don’t be guilty of writing them down and then placing them in a drawer somewhere never to be seen again.
In setting your life goals, here are a few guidelines on how to make your goals more effective:
- Write it down. Putting your ideas onto paper will help you remember them. These ideas are helpful in reaching your goals. Writing them down will also help reinforce the effectiveness of goal setting as they begin to come to pass.
- Not too high, not too low. It is important that you set goals that are realistic because you shouldn’t be shooting for the moon, at least in the beginning. Just as important is not to set them too low. Set goals that will not make you lazy but motivate you.
- Stay positive. Express your goals in a positive statement. Even with this small detail, it will help yourself to think more positively about your future.
- Be specific. Set a precise plan, including dates, times, and amounts so that you will know everything needed to achieve the goal and take pride from having achieved it.
- Prioritize. Give each of your objectives priority. You will have many goals to achieve but prioritizing will help you from feeling overwhelmed by the things you must do in a certain period of time.
In the process of following your goals, create a support system. This is a critical step. You will need to rally support for yourself in order to keep your focus, and keep you accountable. If you fail to get support, it may probably be the single reason why your goals aren’t realized.
Final pointers on Life mapping
Make sure to select goals that you are passionate about; those that are in agreement with your values; and give them a plan and a support system to make them a reality. You must be the one to decide what to pursue and what direction you want to aim for in life.
Life mapping techniques are commonly used by people who have achieved success in their chosen world, whether it in business, sports, health, entertainment, and so on. If you want to be a success story in your life, start mapping out your life goals now.
The Law Of Allowing
Webster’s online dictionary’s definition of allowing is to forbear or neglect, to restrain or prevent; to make a possibility; (I like that one because it tells me that when you allow- all things are possible), to give consideration to circumstances or contingencies; to let do or happen; permit; to acknowledge or concede.
The law of allowing is a difficult one for many people to embrace because it is the principle of least action. When it comes to relationships, It requires you to allow others to be as they are. When it comes to your or business personal aspirations, it requires you to allow yourself to receive from the Universe, without resistance, whatever you desire.
As humans, we find ourselves judging each other constantly, believing that when we don’t agree with what someone says or does, we are right and the other person is wrong. But the law of allowing says that “I am me and I am pleased with it, and you are who you are and that is also good.” It is important to point out that allowing is not simply tolerating others, because that carries a negative connotation.
The Law Of Allowing has to come out of love, otherwise it is not really allowing.
When you understand the law of attraction and the law of deliberate creation, you know that to focus on what you don’t want or what you don’t like in a person or situation will only attract more of that to you. Nothing will come into your experience unless you invite it through thought. You are not only free but have the absolute power to create the world that you want; just as others are free to create their world around themselves.
The law of allowing is necessary because by not allowing others to be who they are, the world would consist of sameness, and sameness does not stimulate creativity.
The Law of Allowing is essential to the continuation of this Universe and of creation.
Allowing; walking the path of YOUR least resistance, is an important part of creating, and the law of attraction will not work unless you also embrace the law of allowing. This is because allowing brings about flow and flow brings about creation.
Without allowing, you are on your own trying to fight against the world to get what you want, this includes the business that you are trying to build. When you allow, you open yourself up to Universal knowledge, perfect patience and peace.
This is true freedom. When you truly grasp the concept of allowing, you’re no longer in a guessing game.
You know that what you desire is already on its way, the who, what, when, and how is no longer an issue. Expect the best for your life and business!
In my previous article, “How the Law of Attraction Really Works,” we saw that though we’ve all heard about the law of attraction, most of us never really had a clear grasp of how it operates, and as a result, many of us came to the conclusion that it doesn’t actually work at all. One of the main reasons for this is that the law of attraction will never work the way you want it to unless you also put the law of Deliberate Creation into place at the same time.
These two laws works hand-in-hand. While the law of attraction simply states that like attracts like and is always active whether you are conscious of it or not, the law of deliberate creation states that when we give thought on purpose to what we want with emotion, we attract more quickly. That which we think about, we get.
The law of attraction will give you more of what you are thinking about no matter if it’s good or bad. You can end up attracting negative things to yourself by default because it is easy to think about and feel what you lack. For example, if you want more money but you always think about how you don’t have enough, you will only attract more lack or more of not having enough money, why? Because where your attention goes, your energy flows, and your energy focused on something makes that thing grow. By adding the law of deliberate creation into the mix, however, you get to choose what you attract into your life. It’s like pointing a magnet towards you greatest desires.
This law also helps you take the actions that will support your goals, because by deliberately setting your thoughts upon what you want, and letting your feelings, whether good or bad, be your guidance system, you will be led to take the perfect action steps that will manifest what you desire to create.
Understand that how you feel at any given moment is like your alarm system that lets you know if you are walking towards what you want or away from it. In other words, It’s very important that you practice the art of feeling good because that will be your point of attraction. If the actions you take are made from a place of joy, you will therefore attract more joy to you and that thing you desire will come to you faster. If you operate from a place of lack or fear, the opposite is true.
Action without joy cannot lead to happy endings, so if you find yourself trying really hard and getting really frustrated trying to make something happen in your life, it is time to take a step back and start attracting and creating deliberately. Remember, YOU are the creator of your reality all day- everyday!
If you’ve been feeling down and less than positive about your life, there is a way that you can help yourself by simply serving those in need around you. The most selfless act you can do in your life is finding a way to help others. You may be saying, isn’t there an ulterior motive if I’m doing it to help myself? In the beginning, maybe, but understand that in this life you can not truly grow without helping those around you grow. In every generation, many have found their greatest personal reward by using their innate talents to impact the lives of others in a positive way.
Don’t think that you have nothing to offer because we all do, help can take many forms. It can be the teacher who opens the door to a lifelong dream or career to her students. It can be the volunteer worker who provides meals to the homeless or financial aid to the poor. The possibilities are almost endless. You are sure to find a need in your community which you can fulfill, and which will bring you true inner rewards.
A place many people look to volunteer is with those who are dependent and often helpless. Children need mentoring by patient, helpful adults. Seeing their growth and development becomes a reward for you. Knowing that you are helping to form a constructive, positive child in out society can lift your spirits now matter how down you may be feeling about your own life.
The elderly is another group that often needs help from volunteer workers. This may be as simple as an hour of companionship each day, helping with their shopping needs, or maybe you’re good with your hands; a skilled laborer is a precious commodity for the elderly.
Another place to do volunteer work is with animals and abandoned pets. The local animal rescue is always looking for volunteers to care for its animals. You may also find an opportunity to care for injured wild animals, nursing them back to health. If you’re an animal lover, what a reward it would be to see a baby eagle with a broken wing be able to fly again and live because you have nurtured it!
When talking with neighbors or friends, be aware of the needs they may have but are hesitant to ask for help with. Offer help if it is something you can do. If not, try to find someone else who can do it. Be sensitive to peoples’ pride. Dependency is intimidating. So try to make the person feel at ease about receiving help.
It is said that “Charity begins at home”. Don’t forget your own family’s needs. It is sometimes hard for parents to ask their grown children for help. But you know how much they did for you when you were a child and dependent upon them. Try to be aware of their needs and the tasks they are no longer able to do as they age. You don’t want them going up on the roof themselves to fix a leak!
Educate your own children about helping others. Make it a family event to help cook and serve a Thanksgiving dinner for the poor, for instance. Groups like the Salvation Army or the Red Cross can always use volunteer help. You may be surprised at how much your children will enjoy the experience. You may plant the seed of a lifelong enjoyment of reaching out to those in need. It may even lead them to a career, such as a social worker or school guidance counselor.
Taking the time to help others has many rewards; being a witness to someone becoming better off and feeling their gratitude is an awesome yet humbling experience that not only serves them, but helps you put your own life in perspective, and makes you grateful for what you have as well.