Introduction – A Little About How and Why this Blog Started
“This would be my first official blog post, the article was originally posted on Facebook on December 28, 2015; that was just after I began the journey of sharing my thoughts with a wider audience. About 3 years ago, in early 2013, after I had long achieved a dream I had set out for myself, I began to have this discontent in me that I had set my dream way too low and when I began to search for answers (internally) an impression came upon me that said: “Go back to the basics“. I did not understand the meaning until sometime in late September 2014 after we moved to our new house, and I was unpacking some boxes that I had not opened since I moved to Canada in 2005. We did not have enough space in our former place.
As I opened one box after the other, I came across my collection of personal development books and audios that I had not read or listened to in 9 years. As I picked each book and looked at the title and glanced through the content an intuitive feeling came upon that said this is the “Going back to the basics“. You see, I have been an avid Personal Development student for over 30 years after an experience I had during my University days. I would be sharing this experience in a later article.
After we moved to Canada and due to the challenges of settling in a new country I lost touch with my Personal Development Studies. When I perused those books, I had studied in the past, it dawned on me that I had to get back to studying and not only that, it was also impressed upon me that I need to share those ideas with a wider audience.
I did not mind the idea of getting back to studying on my own, but the part that I need to share these concepts with a wider audience did not sit down well with me because I am a loner and a highly independent guy. But the impression became stronger that I need to break out of this label and begin to share ideas with a wider audience.
Honestly, this is the least thing I would love to do, but I do trust my intuition and have slowly stepped out, and this was the first article that I felt led to share with the world posted via Facebook on December 2015.
I did not know much about blogging until Jordan Flynn on Facebook whom I had shared another article posted on Twitter about Shyness asked me if I have a blog and I said no, this prompted me to research what blogging was all about and here I am with my first blog using WordPress.
As I was posting this blog I realized that I am living the principle I shared in this article about Expectation. I practice what I share, ideas will come to us once we begin to live a life based on eternal principles and for me the idea came from Jordan, and I immediately explored and implemented it which therefore moves me in the direction of my higher Dreams.
Dear reader, I hope you will find some ideas on this website that will ignite the Infinite Possibilities locked within you that is waiting to emerge for the world to see!
How To Have The Best Year in 2016
As we begin preparation for the crossover into the year 2016, I would like to share some ideas on how to achieve the best ever year in 2016. I’ll be using the passage in 1 Kings 18:41-19. Here, Elijah Prayed for Rain after the drought. There are three main characters in this passage viz. Elijah, Ahab and the servant. I invite you to assume all these characters are within you, and the drama is taking place within and not outside of self as we explore the deeper insights of this passage as follows:
Set Your Intention
Have a clear idea of what you really want in 2016 in the four core domain areas i.e. Health, Relationship, Time and Money Freedom, and Vocation. For those who do not have clarity on what they want. I would suggest listening to your longings (what you want more of) and discontent (what you want less of). This is the deeper part of you seeking an expression in the outer world. When you have a clear and definite idea of what you want, you must then send your Ahab on an errand.
Ahab is that voice within that whispers that what you are seeking is impossible or not achievable. Once there is a clear intention which is deeply felt you will know that Ahab has been sent on an errand. Any trace of doubt means Ahab is still around; continue to work on this until you have achieved a definite clarity on your intention for 2016 before moving on to step 2 – Attention.
In this step, you need to now focus your attention on this WANT to the exclusion of any conflicting concepts or ideas.
This can be quite challenging as depicted in the earlier Bible passage, “Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel …” Let’s try to break this down on this level; say for example your want is in the area of time and money freedom and you would like to triple your income for example from $33K to $100K/annum. You have to focus your attention on the want, $100K, to the exclusion of the current $33K. On this level $100K would look like a mountain, but you need to climb this mountain in your mind’s eye.
You achieve this by coming from it, what does this mean. It means you begin to see yourself already earning this income level. You put this new concept on as you put on a new garment. If it fits then, you have climbed Mount Camel but if it does not fit. You continue the process until it feels natural. The next thing is to keep on wearing this new garment (concept) in the face of what your current reality dictates.
You can relate this to the passage “Elijah bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.” The garment (the $100K idea) might feel unachievable or uncomfortable. You need to hold on and be faithful to this new idea day in day out. When you brush your teeth you behave as someone already earning $100K, when you are at your current job you show up at work as someone already earning $100K, you get the drift! The next step is expectation.
You complete the cycle with expectation; this is where your servant comes in as indicated in the bible passage “Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.” You have set your Intention (you WANT rain i.e. $100K), you have set your Attention (climbed Mount Carmel; live as someone already earning $100K in your mind’s eye). And now what else do you want but the physical rain in this land of time and space which is accelerated by your expectation. Here you begin to use your higher internal faculties in conjunction with your five senses.
Begin to develop your intuitive higher faculty, pay attention; you might see an advertisement for a job that you had not noticed before and if you are moved to apply; do it right away. You might overhear some people talk about a business opportunity and if you are moved to pursue such opportunity, do it immediately. As the saying goes “Inspiration without action is just mere entertainment”. You need to be sensitive to your environment, and act accordingly has led by the Spirit of God.
This is where some people miss it, and the secret to victory is revealed in the passage…. “Seven times Elijah told him to go and look” we are told Elijah sent is servant seven times to go and look. Do you just put on the new garment of $100K for seven times? No, the number seven is perfection or completion! You continue to wear this idea day in day out until the result is seen on the physical plane. If this process is followed faithfully, just as harvest follows seed time, your faithfulness to the desire or want will surely bring it to physical manifestation.
Remember the law of gestation; it takes nine months for a child to be born; the want or desire has its own gestation period as well. Your obligation is to stay FAITHFUL to this desire, and the Father that knows how to bring it to pass will move on your behalf because this is what pleases HIM. If required, the whole vast world will be moved to bring your desire to fruition.
Celebrate Your Success
Now is the time to celebrate. You can relax and Ahab can show up as Elijah said “Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’” It doesn’t matter now because it’s too late for your doubt to do anything. No power in the world can stop what you have birthed through the aid of the Father for “soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm”. Remember the statement of Isaac to Esau when he came back from the hunt. “Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
Know for sure once the Father has appended the seal of blessing. No power in the world can stop it “Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Hab. 2 v 3.
I wish you all the best in 2016. And if you need some motivation to help stay the course. I invite you to check out the foremost American personal growth expert Bob Proctor here – Book Club or Free Video
To your Infinite Success!