The Ramblings of the Titanium Don

Explorations of Conscious Reality Creation and Other Matters

Month: July 2015 (Page 1 of 2)

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Keeping to the plan is easier said than done.

I am working rather diligently on consciously creating my reality at this time, and I have found that planning the plan is one thing, but executing it is quite another.

Last week I wrote about getting tripped up by my need to figure out the how. Manifestation is about idea, emotion and inspired action, but once you start taking action that is not inspired it is surprisingly easy to get off track.

The process of manifesting what you want should not feel like a chore. It should be a joyful, positive experience. That is how you know you are working WITH the Universe to make whatever it is you are after manifest.

When the process feels forced, makes you feel disconnected or unhappy or any other negative emotion – then you are not taking action in accordance with manifestation.

Oh come on, it takes tons of effort to get anything. Yes, it might take effort, but there is a major difference between effort and struggle. When you feel resistance, and you do not know if pushing past that resistance is a good idea – it is time to reevaluate your actions.

When you are trying something new, something that might be outside of your comfort zone, there is a good chance you will feel resistance. But you can tell when it is resistance against something new and different versus resistance against something you should not be trying for. The former you can sense is old habits, old fears, old ways of doing things creating an artificial barrier that, once past, you will make a gain. The latter you can sense is foreboding, dis-ease, that feeling that once past that barrier the gain may actually be a loss, or have some other price.

I’m going to share something I am working on to illustrate this point. I want a new car. Not just a random new car, a very specific car. I want to put this out there and work with the Universe to manifest the new car I desire.

Last year when I needed to replace my dying car, I was not specific. I set out that a sequence of events would occur, and I would have a newer and better car. Matters did occur almost exactly as I envisioned that they would, and my goal was made manifest, and I had the newer and better car. I combined thought, feeling and inspired action and I have no doubt I manifested my desire.

Fast forward to today. This time I am much more specific. I want the car I want, and I have set out my intent, how I will feel when I make it manifest, and I have begun to take inspired action.

But then I sabotaged it. How? By trying too hard to figure out HOW I was going to get from point ‘a’ to point ‘b’. How was I going to go from my current car to the shiny new car?

I did not trust that I could make this manifest. Last year I had no idea how I could possibly go from my dying used car to another car. I, like far too many people out there, have made financial errors over the years. My credit score is not impressive, I have other financial obligations I have not managed well, and other similar hardships. Yet I saw only the outcome, and gave no thought to how I’d get from where I was to what I wanted…and it worked.

So I started to take steps.   Inspired steps included test-driving my desired car and envisioning what it would be like to have that car. I felt what it would be like to pack the car with my gear for events and to drive a piece of new and modern technology that I would relish.

But I was still caught up in the how. I could not fathom where I’d get the money to make this manifest. So I checked if I could get a loan from my bank. I started to explore what my current car is worth in trade, knowing I would need to likely roll some of what I owe on it into a new car.

This all began to unravel right about here. Exploring this showed me I could not get a loan nearly large enough to get the new car I want, and on top of that my current car is underwater (she’s not worth what I owe on her). Well, I said I’d have a new car before this week, so I took additional steps and began to look at other options.

The car I would have preferred when I acquired my current car is available used. I can probably get one of those. And I can probably roll forward what I will owe after trade on my current car into another five to seven year loan on a lower-mileage car more along the lines of what I want. Sure, I’ll have a bigger car payment in the end, but I will have a newer car.

Then I thought about it. What am I doing? In what way is this taking inspired action? I will find this other that is not what I actually want because it’s an action…but is it inspired? Nope. In fact, on further analysis, I am hating every aspect of this search, and the used car sales people, and the indecision because this is not what I set out to manifest. I have met the resistance I mentioned earlier, and I feel moving past it I will not make a net gain. I will, given the higher payment this would incur, in fact take a loss. This feels wrong, and I am going with that feeling…and stopping this process.

Last year I got to the dealership, looked at three cars on the lot and made a choice. I did not even test drive the car I took. Foolish? Possibly – but I was inspired. I knew my choice was completely right, I felt it to the core of my existence, and I was utterly certain I was acting on the manifestation I intended. A year later and the car gets better gas mileage than she’s rated for, is mechanically sound and pretty to look at and I am deeply grateful to have her. I do not regret my choice.

When I spent too much time on how I would manifest what I wanted, I sabotaged myself. Now I am aware of even more than I was before, and I am better equipped to work on conscious reality creation. I am not upset, nor angry, nor any other negative emotion in regards to this. I am seeing that I need to trust my instinct better, and to continue my work to manifest the life I most desire.

Do you choose to get upset about your mistakes, or to learn from them?

 

 

This is the one-hundred eighty seventh entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: You Deserve It!

You deserve it.

I don’t know what it is for you, but you deserve it.

It might be an emotion like happiness. Or love. Or joy. It might be a thing, like a job. Or relationship. Or home. It might be small or grand, but whatever it is you deserve it.

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Too many places tell us how we are unworthy. We are too poor, too fat, too weak, too foolish to be worthy of anything. That is a lie.

You are rich, healthy, strong and wise. You are worthy of everything you desire. You deserve to win.

This should not feel like a lie. This should not feel as though it is untrue, because it is not. We are more deserving and more worthy than we tend to allow ourselves to feel. But we deserve it.

I know what things I want in my life, and I believe one reason I have a hard time manifesting them is because, deep down, I cannot believe that I deserve them. That nagging, negative voice in my head informs me I am undeserving, unworthy, and unable to achieve these things.

That negative voice is not me, it is my fears, my concerns, my doubts. I know that I can believe in myself, and as such I can achieve whatever goal I desire. I am worthy, I am deserving, and I need not have fear nor doubt. I can think it, feel it and take inspired action to bring it into being.

You deserve it. I don’t know or care what it is. It does not matter if the thing you deserve is incredibly huge or minutely small, you still deserve it. You are worthy, you are deserving. Whatever the good thing may be you deserve it.

What you do not deserve is negativity. Nor doubt. Nor hate. Nor sadness. Nor pain. You do not deserve to be taken down or brought low by any force in existence. You did not earn the bad things or the sad things or any other negatives, because you are worthy of good things. If you are in the midst of dealing with negativity and desire positivity, you should know that you deserve it.

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The good things you want, whatever they are, are deserved by you. Period. You are worthy. You do not need to earn or fight or push for those things, you deserve them. Good things should come your way, and you should deserve them to happen. No matter your current circumstances – that good things you are wanting – you deserve it.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that you are worthy and deserving of good things, you can and should realize all the good things you desire. By accepting that you do not need to work extra hard and that you deserve the good things you desire, you can use that to further empower yourself. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the seventy-eighth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

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I find that I get way too caught up in the how of things, and this is where I trip myself up.

When it comes to conscious reality creation and manifesting the things you want in life, getting focused on the how of the process can stop progress. I am starting to think that this is part of how I sabotage my own efforts.

I believe that consciousness creates reality. I have made use of this to manifest things in my life on more than one occasion. I know, in the deepest part of my heart and soul, that this is an unquestionable truth. It is not a sometimes thing, it can be done continuously.

Why doesn’t everyone know and act on this? Lots of reasons, but I think the majority of it comes from a lack of empowerment. Despite efforts that appear to the contrary, our parents, our teachers, our religious leaders, our politicians do not in fact act to empower us. Sure they teach things, show us things, expand our knowledge on a wide variety of topics. But they do not empower us.

What does that mean? We get fed an astounding amount of information. We live in a day and age where you can learn news from across the globe as it happens, not hours or days or months as it once was. We almost get overloaded with information. What we don’t get, however, from nearly any resource, is how to make use of any information to enrich ourselves.

Society is obsessed with the selfish and the unaware. We are constantly creating “celebrities” whom we watch bumble through life with nary a thought about anyone but their own fame, and we are led to believe that this is the norm. On the other side of the scale we see “celebrities” who are incredible givers, donating to charities and being utterly selfless. We then focus on these two extremes – uber-selfish and uber-selfless. If I am not the one then I must be the other.

What does this have to do with empowerment? Selfishness shows no concern for others. Selflessness shows no concern for the self. In the middle however is where reality lies, and rather than taking control of our own awareness we judge where people stand based almost entirely on these two polar-opposite extremes.

Empowerment comes with awareness. How many people do you know who are to all intents and purposes completely unaware? Asleep at the wheel? How many people do we all know who simply let life live them and they cast blame about but only empower others and never themselves? How many people believe lies they are fed and then profess to be their own knowledge despite no study or research?

It is this lack of self-awareness that dominates too much of our society that is the reason why not everyone acts on conscious reality creation. We have not been empowered by mainstream society to consciously create reality, we have been told things are out of our control and the like. We are shown that those who seemingly can do conscious reality control are either selfish or selfless, so there is no need to do anything but let life live you.

Pathwalking is about not accepting that societal norm and taking control of the destiny I want.

The paradox of course is that on the one hand this is incredibly simple. On the other it involves complexities of focus that can be alien. For me, the problem I have been tackling recently is my need to understand the how of manifestation.

I know I cannot just blindly expect that if I wish for something hard enough it will just happen. You cannot just use consciousness to create reality in a total vacuum. It is a matter of combining thought, feeling and inspired action to make this happen.

Where do I get tripped up? I know what I want to create. I have given it a lot of thought energy, given it feeling energy, am taking inspired actions to make it go…but I still cannot see HOW this can possibly work. I am too OCD to just let it happen, I want to take the watch apart and understand its workings. What makes this tick? What components go into this? How does it all come together at the end?

When I am building a computer from scratch I need to know the how. I can tear open the case and replace power supplies and drives and motherboards…and I have a fundamental understanding of how it all works together to allow me to surf the web and word process and play games and so on. I don’t necessarily know how each component functions individually, I just know they are a necessary part of the process.

When it comes to conscious reality creation and Pathwalking I often look for too much detail in the how. If the universe is a giant computer that will let me surf the web and play games and such, it is a matter of choosing the icon and launching the app. This is where the focus should go. It is unnecessary to understand all of the components that go into the computer prior to that app being launched.

Worse, when you focus on the how, you do not focus on the desired outcome. When you do not focus on the outcome and get caught up in all the minutiae of the process all you have is process. This is the computer booting but not loading your app, so now you are stuck diagnosing the problem – but the problem here is that you didn’t create what you were after, you created a problem to be solved instead.

If the computer analogy of this doesn’t quite work, it might be simpler to think of it this way. Conscious reality creation is driving the car from point ‘a’, where you are starting to point ‘b’, the desired thing. Rather than just getting on the road and making the drive you stop along the way to examine the car for damage, the road for potholes and other obstacles. You don’t reach point ‘b’ because you get caught up in writing a letter to the state about the pothole that wrecked your tire.

Taking the long way around, my point today is that I need to simplify my pathwalk. I need to see what it is I want to achieve, I need to give it thought and focus, then feeling energy, and then take inspired actions. I don’t need to know the mechanics of HOW to get from where I am now to where I want to be…I just need to know it can be done, and take the actions that inspire me, know that they are aligned with my thoughts and feelings, and make it happen.

Are you aware of the world you want to live in?

 

This is the one-hundred eighty sixth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Vortex Pilgrimage: Available TODAY

Have you ever wanted to step outside of yourself, in order to better get inside your own head?

Have you ever wanted to explore your core being, and uncover who you are, and what makes you tick?

Have you ever wanted to take an adventure that would bring you understanding, peace and joy?

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This is the premise of Vortex Pilgrimage. Set in an alternate reality, the protagonist takes a journey of self discovery and works with masters of the mind, body and spirit to truly understand himself and along the way gain greater perspective.

I took a great deal of inspiration for this tale from the works of Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist, The Valkyries, Manuscript Found in Accra and his many other books are modern fables that tell timeless stories in a way that draws the reader in and opens the mind to new avenues and possibilities.

I find inspiration in Paulo Coelho’s storytelling, and have strived to build what I hope is an inspirational story of my own. I enjoyed writing this story so thoroughly that I had to rebuild it to be shared.

This is a departure from my regular genre work and style. Inspirational fiction, modern fable, literary fiction, even to some degree fantasy – this particular story told from the first person perspective is difficult to classify.  However, I think it is a unique adventure and I am very excited to present it to you.

Vortex Pilgrimage is available TODAY. Read, enjoy, review, and please if you like it support my work by letting your friends know so they can get their own copy. Available here in print and digital formats.

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Positivity: You Set the Tone

I get to set the tone for my day.

Will it be a good day? Will it be a bad day? Will it be a productive day? Will it be a day of total time mismanagement? It’s entirely up to me.

It can be really easy to forget that we are in control of our emotions. Yes, things happen that trigger an emotional response in us, but we get to make the choice about how we are going to feel.

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Often this begins with how we feel upon getting out of bed in the morning. We have a chance to set a tone for our day. What do you choose?

Despite whether you climb out of bed stiff and sore or rested and refreshed, you still have a choice as to how you fill face your day. Will you begin with distress, annoyance and negativity, or will you choose peace, patience and positivity? You get to set the tone, you get to choose how you will approach the day ahead.

I know that this seems ludicrous to some people. You feel what you feel.   But that’s not the truth. I know there are things that cause us to feel a certain way, but the choice about whether to let those feelings linger or to move on to different feelings rests with us. We have the power to make a choice, even when we don’t believe that’s true.

Take for example why I started this Monday Positivity thing in the first place. Rather than be inundated by various post on social media griping about the start of the work week, political and economic extremes and awful things happening across the globe, I wanted to find something positive to look at. Why let all that negativity set the tone for my day when I can choose instead to find positivity?

I know that I don’t like to feel aggravated, annoyed, angry or disempowered. Do you? So instead of letting all those negative posts set the tone for my day, I choose to offer a positive post, and let that set my tone. It certainly beats finding fault and problems to latch onto and thus energize further.

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Everyone has bad days. We all face situations that are not going to be negative, some of which are the result of our environment and outside influences and are thus largely out of our control. But for the things that we can get a handle on, we are all far better served when we make that effort in order to find more peace, more happiness, more contentment.

New day, new opportunity. Positive or negative? The tone of the coming day is yours to choose.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that I can choose the tone for my day, it is wholly up to me whether I expect a good and positive day or a bad and negative day. You can use this opportunity to set a tone for the day ahead that will empower you. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the seventy-seventh entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

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Dreams are not just an involuntary act of the unconscious mind during sleep.

Dreams are bigger than that. Dreams are far more powerful. Dreams are the reason to be awake and aware and to choose to walk your own path.

I have frequently commented about my lack of dreaming during sleep. Yes, I am aware that scientifically EVERYBODY dreams during sleep. I almost never recall my dreams, whereas many of my friends can vividly recall what they dreamt of in the night. I have learned to interpret other peoples’ sleep-time dreams through my inability to remember my own.

But that is not all that dreams are. Dreams are also the stuff that gets us going. Dreams are the fuel that ignites our passions and sets us on different paths to build bigger, better, more fun and exciting lives.

When we are aware of ourselves, when we are awake and consciously creating we are in point of fact making our dreams real. We all have desires, wants beyond simple needs, and we all want to find things in life that bring us happiness and joy. These are things we might not have yet, but would like to discover in our lives. These are dreams.

Abundance, prosperity, peace, love, happiness, joy, wonder, creativity, fun. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t desire to have more of these. These are dreams. Worthwhile dreams that we all have the power to consciously create for ourselves.

The stumbling blocks we encounter in this process are often the product of outside influences, but not always. We work jobs that do not fulfil us, we read about the economic issues around the globe and complain about the price of things like food and gas for our cars and such. What we call reality we often blame for our inability to realize our dreams.

If consciousness creates reality – and time and again I express my utter certainty that it does – then this so-called reality was of our own making. This means that those outside influences we are allowing to interfere with the dreams we want to realize are our own undoing.

This means that the real stumbling blocks we face are ourselves. Our doubts, our feelings of insufficiency and unworthiness, our beliefs in how the world works. We have manifested the world as we live in it already, whether we recognize this for what it is or no.

Hold on a moment. I didn’t ask for my car to break down or my rent to be increased or to break my toe on the steps. How could I possibly be responsible for that? While consciousness creates reality, so too does unconscious thought create reality. This is the part a lot of people cannot reconcile because “life happens” and a myriad of other mundane outside reasons. This is the hard part to accept about this concept, this is the part many people dismiss as bull.

We are energy. At our absolute core we are nothing but a ball of energy. Energy vibrates at a frequency, and like frequencies attract like frequencies. As such, when we consciously create we are aware of and focused on making our dreams into reality. But we also have numerous unconscious thoughts, and many of these are negative or self-deprecating or otherwise uncomplimentary. These also attract reality, and can do us harm and bring in negativity.

Yes, from time to time things are going to happen to us. This is all part of the life experience. And we have a choice as to how we will react to them. Will we get angry and stomp and shout? Will we get depressed and mope? Will we use the experience to grow and to learn and to build better dreams?

We tend to let a lot of things just happen in our lives. This is where choosing to walk your own path takes this back, and puts us in the driver’s seat, so to speak. The more we choose to be awake and aware of how and what we are thinking the more the consciousness gets control and the unconscious thoughts are shunted into the background.

This takes patience, and practice, and self-esteem. If you think you are unworthy or undeserving you need to realize that you DO deserve to have your dreams made into reality. You are worthwhile of love, peace, happiness, joy and all other positive emotions.

An important caveat in regards to making dreams into reality. It’s not that there are limitations, per se, but there are paths from point to point in the creation of reality. If, for example, you want to go to the moon, you can’t just expect to make that happen unless either you take steps like joining the military or being a scientist or engineer that might be needed by NASA or a billionaire who books a flight on one of the yet-unfinished private options. There is a logical progression and aspect of the reality of your previous and current life choices that have to be taken into consideration.

A new book I have been listening to recently describes this as fantasy versus dreaming. Dreaming is possible. You can realize dreams with conscious reality creation. Fantasy, while not impossible, is impractical. I choose to write fantasy, which is how I live it for myself. But I digress.

Dreams are the reality we wish to consciously create. They are important to our growth, our creation of bigger and better things, and making our lives more interesting, more fun and exciting and full. We should pay them more heed, and we should work with them to empower ourselves and help us to see what all we are truly capable of. This is Pathwalking.

What do you dream of?

 

This is the one-hundred eighty fifth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

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I think everyone at one time or another goes through the process of finding themselves.

On more than one occasion I have taken that journey. In fact, as evidenced by my weekly blog posts, I am still in the process of such a journey now – and since we change frequently, I will likely always be on this particular trek.

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There are numerous works of non-fiction in what gets lumped as “self-help”. Some are extremely practical and organizational, while some are more spiritual and metaphysical. People turn to these works in order to better understand themselves, and to live happier healthier lives for the most part.

There are in addition to the non-fiction writings out there works of fiction that also inspire and expand on the journey to create a life that excites us. A prime example, and the inspiration for my own such work, is Paulo Coelho.

I was introduced to The Alchemist a number of years ago now. I have re-read it a couple times, and listened to it as read by Jeremy Irons more than once. Its story of a boy following his “personal legend” is very much in line with my own concept of Pathwalking, and partially inspired my work on this notion. It has been on the New York Times’ Best Seller’s list now for 361 weeks and counting.

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While some of Mr. Coelho’s works have been autobiographical or semi-autobiographical, he writes a new book pretty much annually. I have read over a half dozen of them, probably more. His ability to blend reality and fiction intrigues me. So much so that I used the goal of National Novel Writer’s Month several years back to write a story in the same vein.

Vortex Pilgrimage began with multiple trips I have made hiking through the energy vortexes of Sedona and takes the incredible sensations I experienced therein and embellishes them. While I’ve experienced a deeper level of meditation in these places than anywhere else, the journey my alter ego takes in this story is far more expansive and detailed.

This has become a labor of love. Not my normal style or genre, I still felt such deep affection for this story that I edited and published it. It is my hope that others will appreciate the experience my character has, and maybe relate it to their own journeys of self discovery.

Vortex Pilgrimage will be formally available on Amazon as of next Tuesday, 7/21. I will share the links here on that date.

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Positivity: You Are Amazing

You are an amazing individual.

No, really. I might not know you in the slightest, but I can honestly tell you that you are an amazing person. We may disagree about any number of topics, we may have totally different and diametrically opposed backgrounds, but I can still tell you that you are an amazing individual.

We tend to not give ourselves enough credit. We look for our faults, we work on the things about ourselves that are flawed…but this is backwards. Working from the negative does not help to build more positive.

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American culture in particular stresses how inadequate our lives are. We need the better car, bigger home, fitter body and so on. We look to all of our flaws, our shortcomings and the things that are lacking, and we give that a tremendous amount of energy and thought, feeling and even action.

Negativity begets further negativity. When you are looking for the imperfections, the problems and the flaws – you will constantly find more. Does this strike you as backwards as it strikes me? Why give the energy to negativity when what we in fact want is positivity?

We all find ourselves alone from time to time. When we are alone, we tend to look at the problems we have faced, the hardships, the issues that need to be repaired and worked on. But what we really should focus on is our abilities, our skills, good things we do for ourselves and our friends and loved ones. We should put that energy not towards all the negative things we find in ourselves, but rather to the positive. Focus on what an amazing individual you are, all that you are capable of doing and achieving, and don’t give that energy to your perceived shortcomings.

The trap that we often fall into is the feeling of selfishness. We have become so self-conscious about things we do being perceived as selfish that we take selflessness to a place where we often do, in fact, lose track of the self. We get so concerned with how others might perceive us that we instead look for the imperfections and flaws in ourselves so that we can actively avoid anything that might come across as selfish.

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Consciousness creates reality. I cannot stress that point enough. When you look for and give power to negative perceptions of the self, you actually get even more of those. It is time to step back, and recognize ourselves for all the amazing things we have to offer. This is not an act of bragging or selfishness, it is an act of recognizing the positive, giving that more energy and attention so that we can drive out negativity and feel good. Because when all is said and done isn’t this what we most want? Don’t we prefer to feel good, to feel happy? Are these positive or negative feelings?

Please take a moment not to look at the money you need to find, the weight you need to lose or anything else negative about your life, but instead recognize, acknowledge and give energy to the amazing individual you are. Your talents, your creativity, your strengths, your ability to love and be loved. Explore the positive about yourself and energize that rather than the negative.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that you are an amazing person, you can build off of that premise. Examine your strengths, your talents, your abilities, your capacity to do everything you can do and more to empower yourself. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the seventy-sixth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

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How do you apply Pathwalking to your life every day? How do you consciously create your own reality and make your choices for the destiny you desire to create?

There is, unsurprisingly, no one method for this process. Different things will work for different people. There are some generalities, though, that can be tweaked to work for just about anyone.

Be aware of what follows the words I AM. You would be amazed just how easy it is to sabotage your intention with the words I AM. When you are feeling sad or down or otherwise not in the best head space, following I AM with negative statements such as a loser or broke or hurting or in pain or a failure or unloved or whatever else you might use can become a reality creator. Consciousness may create reality, but when you allow your unconscious mind to have control it can also create, and usually this will not be a creation you want. This also will bring your thought process to the conscious process, and as such put you in control of it.

Ask yourself questions. Don’t know how you are feeling? Ask. Unsure what to do? Ask. Don’t know what you are thinking? Ask. It amazes me how often I just let me thoughts and emotions run wild, and as such I cannot get ahold of them. Simply asking myself questions causes me to focus, and when I focus I gain control over my thoughts and feelings. As such I can better equip myself to walk the paths of my choice.

Express gratitude frequently. Everybody appreciates being thanked for the things they do. We all love the feeling of appreciation when someone says thank you. We also know when it is being done by rote, and there is no feeling or emotion behind it. Having gratitude for the things we have already, feeling and saying thank you is one of the most powerful ways to gain control over conscious reality creation. Gratitude, not just saying but feeling gratitude, puts you in a place where you can be more clear on what you have and at the same time the things you might want for yourself.

When we are not grateful for what we already have and for the little things life gives us, it is exponentially harder to gain new and better things for ourselves. Thinking, feeling and saying THANK YOU is an astoundingly powerful creator, and is ultimately harmful to none. Gratitude is a key step to conscious reality creation.

I try to write out three to five things daily that I am grateful for. When I write this out I also work on FEELING the gratitude, and I say aloud THANK YOU. This is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool to Pathwalking.

Journaling. Pathwalking began when I set out a New Year’s action to blog weekly. I chose a day, and on Wednesday January 4, 2012 Pathwalking came into being. Before then I would post to my blog sporadically with no frequency. Three and a half years later I look forward to coming up with new topics every week as I continue to walk my own path, and share ideas to help you in walking upon yours.

Journaling is an amazingly powerful tool that people neglect to apply. Whether you are doing a public or private blog with LiveJournal or Tumblr or WordPress or something else – or writing in a diary or other blank book – putting thoughts on screen or to paper is a powerful creator.

It can be empowering and grounding to write down your thoughts, your feelings, your ideas, your intentions and your plans of action. Journaling, as such, is a great way to consciously create reality through combined thought, feeling and action.

Study. Read. Learn. Seek out different sources of information, look for wisdom that speaks to you. I doubt that everything that I write here resonates with every one of your who reads this. My ideas and thoughts on conscious creation of reality may only be a starting point for you, or it may even seem frequently crazy and overblown. Whatever the case, there are numerous authors, texts, blogs and other resources that you can turn to and read or listen to (I am VERY fond of audio books) for guidance, ideas and even direction.

I am constantly seeking new interpretations of this idea. My concept, Pathwalking, is how I have put together many different ideas, philosophies and abstract concepts into a way to consciously create a reality I would most desire to have. It is an ongoing process, and I am frequently amazed by both the simplicity and complexity this notion represents.

There is always something new to learn. That is one of the most exciting facts of life, and how we are capable of change like no other animal on this planet.

Take Intentional Actions. It is insufficient to apply just thought and feeling, you need to take actions. Not just random actions, not just distracted actions in order to create motion. You need to take actions full of intent to consciously create reality. Intentional action is action with purpose. If I do ‘x’ I will achieve ‘y’. Even when it is not wholly clear what ‘y’ is, the power of intentional action is an astounding creator.

These are a few suggestions for ways to apply Pathwalking to your life every day. The more you practice Pathwalking, the more you work with the conscious creation of your reality, the more empowerment you gain. This will let you have control over your thoughts, your feelings and your destiny.

I am working on putting this into practice more frequently. What practices do you like to use for the conscious creation of YOUR reality?

 

This is the one-hundred eighty fourth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Coming Soon – Vortex Pilgrimage

I know that people are waiting for me to complete the editing of Finder – The Source Chronicles Book II. I am still on target to release the sequel to my first fantasy novel in November, so never fear.

I am, however, a writer who dabbles in multiple genres. For the most part I stick to the root of sci-fi and fantasy, though I consider The Source Chronicles to be a viable YA (Young Adult) series, and while Steampunk is its own genre, my Vapor Rogues series mixes in some sci-fi AND fantasy. I have done journalistic pieces and business writing professionally…and from time to time I play with other genres.

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More than once I have used National Novel Writer’s Month (NaNoWriMo) to work outside of my ‘comfort zone’. Some of the results of this can be viewed on my website. A humorous narrative/memoir about the reason WHY I am the ‘Titanium Don’, a technothriller, and a modern fable akin to Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.

Vortex Pilgrimage was inspired not only by The Alchemist, but by The Valkyries and Aleph and probably every other work composed by Paulo Coelho I have read. I follow him on Twitter, and I find him deeply inspirational overall.

If you regularly read my blog, you can probably see that I am a somewhat spiritual man. I see a world of potential and possibility, and I try to share what I see. I strive to practice regular meditation and I learned the energy healing modality Reiki. I firmly believe that Consciousness Creates Reality, and I wrote a fable that gives that very emotional journey a fantastical play to alight.

From the back cover of Vortex Pilgrimage:

What lengths will we go to in order to find ourselves?

There comes a point in everyone’s life where they want to really get to know their heart, mind and soul. Some of us take journeys of discovery – some literal, some metaphorical. All have the same goal – to better understand who we are and what we are meant to do with our lives.

Sedona, Arizona is known for its unique energy vortexes.   People have had some amazing experiences in these sacred places, and have sought them out to further their own self-understanding and connections to the world around them.

On a pilgrimage to Sedona, a man crosses the gateway at the vortex, entering an alternate reality where he is his idealized self. There he meets masters who take him on a journey of self-discovery through trials and lessons as he works to become a stronger, wiser and better person.

A fictional adventure of the spirit relatable to everyone in the here-and-now, Vortex Pilgrimage is a fable for the modern age.

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Vortex Pilgrimage has captured MY imagination for some time, and I think it is worth sharing. The novel will be available in paperback and electronically the week of July 20th. More specifics coming soon!

 

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