Why did I start Pathwalking six years ago?
When I decided that I needed to blog weekly, I came up with this idea. Pathwalking is the living, breathing process of using consciousness to create reality in order to manifest the life I most desire.
Consciousness creates reality. How do I know this? Because I have done it. I know that when we are aware and totally present in the here-and-now, we can build our existence however we most desire for it to be. We are only as limited as we believe or disbelieve.
One of the largest issues I have faced with this process has been my ability to be in the here-and-now. Often, I find myself thinking ahead or looking back. More dangerous than that, though, I allow myself to become distracted with things happening way outside of myself in the here-and-now over which I have no control.
You don’t have to spend all that much time on Facebook or Twitter to encounter messages of lack, intolerance, hatred, and numerous other forms of negativity. Truth be told, if we spend too much time focused on this, not only will we lose hope, but we will also believe the world is an awful, terrible place going straight to hell in a handbasket.
Yes, there are some pretty terrible things happening out there. Greed, corruption, a lack in compassion and empathy appear to be at an all-time high. Things are difficult for many people in the world today. But the truth of it is…things are not nearly so dire as they may appear.
How can I say that? Because the vast majority of people out there are simply going through the motions and living their lives. They experience triumphs and tragedies along the way, but overall they simply live.
We can start to look for the better things out there.
The news media, whatever form it takes, is going to aim at sensationalism. It really doesn’t seem to matter if there is bias or not, they are going to shout something loud and intriguing to get your attention. More often than not, they will spin negatively, because getting people angry, no matter which side they are on, sells.
Yes, it sells. When the sales pitches are fear, lack, scarcity and us-versus-them, usually we are having something sold to us. And let’s face it, when we are told there is a limited supply or that we don’t want the other guy to have an advantage over us, we tend to buy.
It is for this reason that it’s so important to start being aware of our own lives, right here, right now. Why? Because the only thing we have any control over, directly, is our own lives. It is our individual thoughts, feelings and actions that we can have any true influence over.
Rather than be concerned with things out of our control, we need to alter our focus to those things we can change. What I am thinking about, feeling through and intentionally acting upon is going to allow me to manifest my life.
Unless, of course, I let my subconscious do most of the heavy lifting. When we do not work in the here-and-now and be mindful of how we think, our subconscious will take over, and we will wind up not being where we want to be.
I have refined the process of Pathwalking over the years, but I am still developing it. I expect, because this is how life works in general, that I will always be developing it.
Start now, not later, to change focus.
I recently signed up for an online course by Jen Sincero, author of my favorite self-help book, You Are A Badass. She is witty, clever, funny, and an engaging writer and speaker. The course is in releasing old habits that do not serve for new ones that do.
There are several habits I hold onto which I believe are interfering with my Pathwalking. One of the primary methods for building new habits is repetition. As such, I have created what Jen Sincero calls a “Mantra of Mightiness” that I am repeating frequently, in order to better empower myself.
Conscious reality creation will start to become manifestation when you see only one outcome. You may not know exactly how you will get to the place you want to be, and the total details might be vague. But there is no doubt, no second-guessing, no other option but success in manifesting what you are desiring.
This can be ginormous. It can also be microscopically small. But that doesn’t matter, because the more we consciously create our realities, the better realities we can make for ourselves. This, in turn, can show other people they, too, can do better.
Pathwalking is not just a philosophy, but a practice. The best way to start is to become aware of your thoughts in the here-and-now. Once you have this awareness, you can examine your feelings as well. After that, it gets easier to find intentional actions to take. It is from intentional actions that we manifest that which we are desiring.
Another key factor I need to reconcile myself with is that this needs to start fresh every single day. When I start letting my day go by rote, and routines and patterns set in, my subconscious will be doing the driving.
Start anew every day.
Every single day is new. No matter how similar today may be to yesterday, it’s a new day. There are differences, and variations to everything. Some of these are noticeable while others are not. The really cool thing about this is that no matter how awful the day before was, today has the potential to be whatever you want it to be.
I know things outside of our control happen all the time that can make any given day unpleasant. We are emotional creatures, and bad things happen because that’s the nature of the Universe. Bad things happen so that we will know the good things. When we start by anticipating bad things, we set our subconscious loose to run the show. Right here, in this moment, in the here-and-now, we can sit down in the driver’s seat and take this bus anywhere we really want to be.
I hope that this new year brings you down an incredible path.
What new thought processes will you start today?
This is the three-hundred-fourteenth entry in my series. These weekly posts are ideas for, and my personal experiences with, walking along the path of life. I share this journey as part of my desire to make a difference in this world along the way.
Thank you for joining me. Feel free to re-blog and share.
The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available here.
If you enjoy Pathwalking, you may also want to read my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.