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What is Consciousness
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- 10 Thing Happiness is not
- Meditation and Prayer
- New Year’s Eve Intentions
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 50
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Days 39-47
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 37
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 35
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 33
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 31
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 29
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 27
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 25
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 23
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 21
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 19
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 17
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 15
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: Day 13 of my 50-Day Challenge: Tribute to an old friend
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: Day 11 of my 50-Day Challenge
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: Day 9 of my 50-Day Challenge
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: Day 7 of my 50-Day Challenge
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50 Day Challenge -Day 5
- Living the 7 Universal Laws: My 50-day Challenge
- The 7 Universal Laws – and my 50-day Challenge
- Spiritual Living… or How to be Spiritual
- The 4th Blockage Preventing full access to Higher Self (Part 4)
- The Four Blockages preventing full access to Higher Self Part 3
- The Four Blockages preventing full access to Higher Self (Part 2)
- Four blockages preventing full access to Higher Self (Part 1)
- Overcoming my doubts
- Creating the Flow of Bliss
- Natural Health and Cancer
- Insights and changes I’ve noticed with the Ascension process
- Raising consciousness
- Yogic bliss and life intentions
- Ascension is just a beginning
- Ascending energies is a level of consciousness
- Reception of information from within
- Moving past the limitation of words or language
- Love Thyself
- Working my way through doubts and fears
- The Well-Lit Path: The benefits of living in connection with Higher Self/Source
- Overcoming doubt channeling Higher Self
- The Power of Staying Present
- Shamanic Journey to Aurora, Colorado
- Releasing daily emotional “jumble” to regain balance
- Starting my Journey: Conversations with my Self
Author Archives: erivynn
I have been busy the last several months, focused on starting my health coaching practice. I am still focused on this but realize I have spent far too much time away from my blog. With that in mind, I thought I would write about my own experiences with discovering something that is very important – and seemingly elusive for many of us: finding life’s purpose
How to Find Life Purpose
Today is the three year anniversary of my coming to Pueblo, seeing it for the first time. A few months later, I made my pilgrimage across country to claim this small city as my own. I came here to discover my purpose, live my purpose. Finding your purpose may in occur in several steps.
1. Happiness is not about having; it is about giving and sharing. Here in America, we are taught to be selfish. We have a “me” mentality – it’s all about me: What’s in it for me? What do I get from this? What have you done for me lately? We are seldom taught to think about much outside of #1 (me). As a sad result, in this me-focused society, we are poor listeners, over-spenders, have lost sight of the value of family, and with it the value of community. We generally don’t care for others, except for how they relate back to … me. Having a successful, meaningful community is about members of that community giving of themselves. When we help another, not just out of our own direct self benefit, it feels good. There’s a little glow inside about contributing toward the betterment of society. We feel a little taller. We feel like we have meaning. When we give something of ourselves, we receive a feeling of value, a heightened sense of self worth. And when we feel good about ourselves, that good feeling contributes to an overall sense of well-being. The more we participate in giving, the greater and more prolonged the feeling or experience of well-being.
My brothers started a discussion about meditation and prayer. The question or thought was that one believed prayer was the same as meditation, while the other believed meditation was quite different and separate from prayer. Following is my interpretation of the two.
In my experience, prayer generally is a supplication to a Divine Being. We send prayers for help, we send prayers for strength, we send prayers for courage, or encouragement. Prayer is usually an attempt to invite in the power of the Divine to help us in some way. I have always thought of prayer as speaking to the divine; it is usually a one-sided conversation or request.
As 2012 comes to a close, more opportunities await us in the shadows of our imagination, our dreams, expectations, awaiting the creative touch of life from the motion of our own deliberate intentions. 2013 looms before me, a clean, blank slate awaiting my command.
Day 50. I’ve lived my challenge, and have emerged richer in my understanding and respect for the 7 Universal Laws for Manifesting and living my desired outcomes. Through the last 50 days, I have learned my experiences really do emerge based on my thoughts and intentions. The trick is to learn to reprogram the mind, the thoughts, into a higher vibrational frequency, which allows access to much greater (positive) possibilities. Programming the mind and thoughts is similar to programming a computer: you only get what you have programmed. If the results are faulty, it is not because the computer (mind or experience) is insufficient, it is because there has been a glitch in the programming (thoughts or intention).
I will be offering my new Master of Being, Master of Reality program to those who want to take the challenge to gain mastery over mind and learn to utilize the power of intention to create the life experiences desired. Over the next several weeks, I will be working with a small number of individuals to whom I will offer this course free of charge while I fine-tune the details for my new mastery course. To those reading this and are interested to participate in this new pilot program, email me at: email@example.com and include the name pilot in the subject line This offer is good for the first 10 people to contact me or until the end of January, 2013. After that, I will offer the course at half price for the first 25 individuals. The benefits of this course is gaining mastery over thoughts and using intention to shape your experiences to the desired outcomes. The first individuals of the pilot program will help me determine the length of this new course. I will also be offering follow-up services through the six months following completion of this course. The details will be posted on my website (www.erivynn.com) under the Tools section.
I’m writing from my road travels. We have embarked on a long road trip covering about 2000 miles. We traveled over 1000 miles yesterday to drop down into Mississippi. I haven’t been this far south since I was a very young child. My father has retired there, and I made it our stop on our way to Florida for the funeral of my mother-in-law.
I’ve noticed that people, myself included, tend to be drawn to disastrous events. Natural disasters are fascinating. The misery of others are attention-grabbing. And often, I tend to want to exaggerate my own problems to feel better about being upset about them. That makes no sense – right? Why should we humans, from which the basis for ‘humanitarian’ is derived, feel drawn to misfortune – which is a lowering of vibration and energy? Why do I sometimes feel compelled to magnify the negative? Perhaps this is a form of negative programming. If I read about others having misfortune and hardship, I can feel better about my own circumstances being undesirable. Perhaps I can use the disastrous results of others to remind myself to feel “grateful” for what I have, even if it is not what I desire. (I am using “grateful” to indicate being satisfied with what I have while being afraid to seek my true desires). Perhaps I use this “gratefulness” as an excuse not to take responsibility for my own circumstances!
Growing up, I learned that I was generally powerless to change my circumstances. As part of a minority race, it was drilled in my head early on by my parents about how my position in society (as a minority) was going to make my life harder, that I was generally seen as undesirable, and to be suspicious of others (outside the minority) trying to help me. I was taught to expect less, which meant in order to have more, I had to work myself twice or three times as hard as the next person. I learned to always be on guard. In a sense, I was programmed to take a dim view of the outside world. I learned to be cautious with what I wished for. I learned the world was a dangerous place that I had to work my way through carefully.
I am planning for my trek across country in a few weeks. I will look on this event as my final test to Master of Being, Master of Reality, as we will be spending a lot of time in the car traveling, and meeting relatives over less than ideal circumstances (due to death in the family). It seems as though these types of events bring to surface many interesting characteristics in family members. I will be putting to test my understanding of the Law of Allowing to keep myself from getting drawn into mini dramas that so typically accompany such events.
Of all the laws for moving smoothly through the day, I find the Law of Allowing quite powerful for not getting too caught up in other dramas, especially with my spouse. I am finding that when I give respect for other points of view, or another’s wish for creating or participating in drama, I need not get entangled in it. I can maintain my peace of mind. For me, this takes lots of practice, however, as I am so used to being concerned with what is happening around me, and to attempt to assert my own control over circumstances. Allowing is simply letting things happen as they will. Of course, I’m not speaking about sitting back and watching while another is endangered. I am describing the everyday course of living experiences when another may (choose) to create drama over small things because a certain concept doesn’t fit their preferences, and instead of working constructively to solve the issue, choose instead drama displays of emotions and/or actions. It is invthese that I work on not becoming involved. By reducing downward spiraling energy in my life, I am able to keep more upward movement of energy around me. It becomes easier to raise my vibration, to think along more positive lines, and see life overall in much brighter prospects. And these activate the more positive qualities of the 7 Universal Laws for manifesting what I desire. Contrary to the mindset in which I grew up, if I expect great things, great happenings are much more likely to occur than if I went around preparing for the worst. I used to be the one who thought she needed to prepare for the worst. What’s more, looking back, I realized that I used to spend so much time thinking and preparing for the worst, that I failed to recognize positive events and opportunities. Now that I am learning to tune into opportunities, like a dial tuning into a particular frequency on a radio, I am much more likely to receive what I am tuning into loud and clear.
I’m noticing more changes about myself. They seem minor at this point. It seems my voice is changing a bit. Last month I had started recording my two books for audio downloads. Yesterday, as my husband worked on the final touches, there was need for me to re-record over some areas. My voice sounded different… kind of more… lighter. This was not just a case of different time, slightly different acoustics. I had voiced over previous pieces before with no voice change. I’m yet completely in my new patterning yet, however. I still have to be vigilant over sliding back into my old way of thinking. But I am empowering myself more, expecting more.
Today I had a small slip where I had trouble grappling with the Law of Sufficiency and Abundance. This Law affirms that I am enough, which means I need not be so attached to specific wants or desires. Hmmm – this also addresses the Law of Detachment. I have been finding myself getting a little too attached to the Trollbead jewelry. What is it exactly that has my emotions hooked in on this product? After the disappointment of missing my UPS delivery (I was looking forward to my first look at the silver beads… and just looking forward to wearing my leather bracelet) I found myself emotionally low. I tried to reason with myself about the additional wait, found myself upset that it would mean hanging around the house another day waiting to sign for the package. Evidently, I am still having to work on the mind re-progamming for positive thoughts. Or maybe not. I called UPS and insisted on being able to contact the actual delivery office. UPS contacted me back and, after explaining my dilemma, I was given the choice of picking up the package later tonight from their warehouse, waiting to see if the UPS driver had time to make a 2nd trip, or meeting the driver in the vicinity of his location at that time. It was only about a mile away! So my story has a happy ending, with my “house arrest” for tomorrow lifted.
I have encouraged my husband to participate in my challenge of living the 7 Universal Laws to manifesting desired outcomes. In his first week, he has noticed he has moved from dreading his job to experiencing job peace of mind. Working in a call center, he handles angry and demanding customers. Using the mind reprogramming methods, he is typically able to take angry calls and transform them much more smoothly into happy or thrilled customers. I have noticed him arriving home much less tense and angry. Life is improving!
We are in the active process of allowing family members to be during our continued and extended family crisis from death of a family member. Right now we are in a holding pattern as we await details on when burial can be arranged. We (my husband and I) are looking at a 2-day drive, which we are planning to enjoy. If I have learned anything from my now deceased mother-in-law, it is to enjoy life and its experiences. She lived her life to the fullest, and she has my admiration for that. I plan to live more for the experiences, and shape each one for enjoyment. Death teaches us to treasure and enjoy life more.