Today’s blog post is about something I feel is Incredibly Important. It is about shifting — not just shifting one or two beliefs, but it is about changing the way you see the world, your role in the world, and how to better serve.
I have been a Wayne Dyer fan for quite some time. I have followed his various publications on psychology, spirituality, and various ideas about business and life. But, it wasn’t until I watched the movie, The Shift that I fully resonated with every word that he spoke.
Dyer speaks about “shifting into a life of meaning”, and the various attributes of this change. We are no longer motivated by ego, materialism, or even prestige. We crave solitude, peace, and our whole way of being changes, too. This is exactly what I have experienced in my life, and want to share some of Wayne’s powerful lessons with you.
A Strong Desire to Be Alone
“Being Alone with Source is not just about feeling good, it’s about a new awareness of my own divinity and what it’s capable of achieving.”
I firmly believe in order to tap into our own creativity, we must be able to spend time alone. In this time, we can get away from what the world wants from us, and get closer to our own inner thoughts and desires to create what comes through us.
A Pull to Spend More Time In Nature
In nature, we become very aware of the intricacies of the Universe. Every time I go for a run, or spend time in the ocean, I feel as though I am touching divinity. Dyer explanes that part of our shift will lead us towards a new awareness of our own divinity.
Realizing that we came from divinity helps us to understand our role we are playing here, and allows us to realize that we, are in fact part of the divinity we see all around us.
Communing With Divinity
“Do you think divinity has any limits?”
Dyer speaks about the importance of meditating, or having quiet time every day. Regardless of your religeous or spiritual beliefs, we all have the ability to communicate with the divine source that is always available to us. Being grateful for what we have, and spending time focusing on what we want, or what we need help with will always make us feel better.
And, getting in touch with our ‘limitless divinity’ allows us to see resolution, have faith, and keep going in our darkest hour.
Changing Your Attitude About Life
I was raised in America where the motto might as well be: Go out and see what you can get from life.
I grew up hearing sayings like:
“The squeaky wheel gets the grease”,
“The early bird gets the worm”,
and “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
All of these imply that you need to get out there and force your way into the world and push until you get what you want. Having lived that way for many years, I can now admit that I have a much simpler, softer approach to life that is much more peaceful. And, I absolutely love what Dyer hast to say about it:
“Let yourself be lived by life.”
Changing Your Attitude About Ambition
Now, this doesn’t mean we need to just sit on our butts and do nothing.
But it does mean, for example, that we can put Peace higher on our list. Living a peaceful life has become the most important thing to me. And while I could be out forcing myself on every opportunity available, I’ve found more recently, that I actually really need to care about each new acheivement and it needs to fulfill some greater aspect of my being.
“As we move into the meaning phase of life, it’s not as though you no longer are ambitious it’s that you have ambitions with meaning, you’re ambitious about other things.”
Letting Go of Ego
As we begin this shift, we invariably need to move away from our usual motives for doing things. Moving away from ego…
“… competition, being right, basing who you are on what you have or what you do, needing to win, doing things for alkilades, needing people to like you.”
And moving more in the direction of inner peace and having a life of meaning.
Shifting Into a Life of Meaning
Many of you may have had what Dyer calls “Awakening periods”, moments of realization where clarity comes through, and our inner knowing takes over. He explanes these as “monumental vivid moments of realizations”; and I know just what he means.
I had one of these several years back when I awoke in the middle of the night, cleared off my dining room table, and wrote out my entire consulting program from start to finish. I have since spent the last 7 years teaching this to other people around the world, and while some of the methods have changed slightly, the overall system has not.
Once you have dedicated yourself to a life of meaning, it then becomes overwhelmingly important to share it with others.
Sharing Your Greater Purpose With Others
Eventually, what will keep you going will be this feeling that is stuck in your gut. It drives you. It tells you that you are here to do something big, that you have a purpose, and you are here to determine what it is and find a way to share it with the world.
You may or may not know how you will make money from this, but that will not stop you. You will continue to give, and serve, and showcase your talent to the world…
No Matter What.
In that process, you will realize two things:
You Are Divine!
“So, the fundamental truth is that you must be like what you came from. If you came from divinity, you must be divine. If you hold your hands up and say these are the hands of god, then what does God do whith his hands? God is just giving, that’s all God knows how to do.”
Once you accept that you are divine, then you realize your own importance. This is the breakthrough moment when you realize fundamentally that…
You Have Something Important to Offer
“You shift your thoughts from what can I get to how can I offer: How May I Serve? If your attention is off yourself, and about giving, the Universe will respond by giving back to you. The Universe will say ‘How May I Serve You?’”
And this is the point where the Universe realizes that you are for real. And, you will be supported. It is not logical, but I have experienced this time and time again. Each time I begin to feel the fear set in of how I will be taken care of, I go back to service, and I ask myself:
How can I give more?
What do I have that I can offer right now?
And, just as I am writing this now, I know that it is truth… when you are in a place of service, you are taken care of.
“…you have to be in a place of service, yourself. That’s when the transition is complete.”
Have you started to experience “The Shift”? Please share your experiences below!!!
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