I feel an exciting, welcomed consciousness change in our midst that is having an apparent effect on people. I’ve been reading articles and blogs discussing significant changes taking place in people’s lives, starting with making big changes to their environment. Lots of people are moving and/or clearing out stuff that has been hanging around for years, like a “spring cleaning” of sorts – but this stuff was previously left untouched by past spring-cleanings.
Why are people radically organizing, throwing things away, reevaluating their life, and clearing space now? Why are they changing behaviors, questioning negative beliefs and clearing out the past. It feels significant and liberating, way more so than just an average, annual spring cleaning.
As above, so below. The message is clear, – a long-awaited, important change is coming so don’t be surprised if your life starts shifting in a powerful way.
People feel change well before it actually filters down to the physical, whether aware of it or not, it does effect our behavior. Most times the signs get missed because our lives are busy, but something within us is aware and starts preparations. For example, when a shift in energy is coming, I find myself rearranging the furniture or cleaning out closets and getting rid of things I haven’t used, whether springtime or not. It’s all in preparing for a change – getting rid of the old and making space for the new. We get tuned into the vibrational energy that comes ahead of physical change and start doing things to make ready the way, almost as if natural and innate.
That’s how things manifest in our world.
Personally, I have received the message that it’s time for a major transformation: You need to know your past is a lie, it’s not who you are, it’s a lie, one which you can no longer operate from. Who you really are, who you need to know yourself as, won’t manifest if you believe yourself to be the lie that is your past. It’s impossible to get a camel through the eye of a needle if in fact I am the eye of needle believing in and operating from my past. It won’t work, the eye will never open.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein
You can’t transform if you continue to reference the past to define who you are now as if it were truth.
I can’t imagine what this transformation will be like. Transformation happens in one second – and is always spontaneous. I’m giving up the old and replacing it with something completely unknown and new. It’s a creation from nothing. How do I do that? We live each second of our lives based on our past so the same patterns and cycles repeat, haunting us over and over again. It’s like being in a box, trying to get out of the box, thinking we are out of the box, but then only to find we are in another box that over time starts to look like the original box. What is needed is transformation.
Werner Erhard, founder of the est Training (now Landmark), used to say in the training: “You don’t know the difference between your ass and a hole in the ground.” Well, he’s right because how we present ourselves in the world and who we know ourselves to be is based on our perceptions. Events are all perceived through our filters therefore our perceptions are not real. Nothing perceived is real!
Your presentation is your manifestation of yourself: it includes your act, your personality, your point of view, your beliefs, your body, your feelings, your manner, your posture, your speech, etc. – everything which has form.
I told this story in one of my past posts but I find it’s very appropriate now: I was a kid riding home on the school bus. On one particular day, as the bus stopped in front of my house, I had the thought: I wish I could go home and be happy. I, however, was unwilling to change my presentation, unwilling to have a transformation which was available to me in the exact moment I had the thought.
I could’ve made the choice to walk into the house and be happy, to create myself anew and be transformed in that moment. I could’ve been cause in the matter of my presentation, being free to fully express myself as I wished, and if that meant being happy then so be it. But that’s not what I chose at the time. I was too invested and identified with who I presented myself to be and unwilling to change. I had a major chip on my shoulders, very guarded, angry and stubborn. I was not going to let that go – at all cost. I believed the lies and became what they were telling me.
I am no longer that hopeless kid looking out from the bus window and I no longer believe the lies. Knowing this though, I have the power to transform myself now.
By taking a stand on ourselves, by declaration, by bringing forth, you and I have the power to create a future which cannot be predicted. This is transformation, and to participate in this transformation is a great privilege. ~Werner Erhard
- I am willing to transform and have the past no longer define who I am.
- I am willing to see the past as lies.
- I am willing to be the cause in the matter of who I am and be a channel through which I can express myself fully in life.
- I am willing to express myself as someone who is making a difference in the world – because after all, that’s why I’m here.
So prepare for the new, it’s coming!
For more posts on Werner Erhard and/or transformational technology –
- Werner’s quote and philosophy on company’s attitude towards employees: Let’s Cut Their Tea and Coffee From the Budget – That’ll Surely Make a Difference in the Bottom Line
- Werner speaks on compassion: Finding Your Humanity in Times of Stressful and Uncertain World Politics
- Moving forward from the future: Creating a Future of Possibility
- Werner speaks on being authentic: Authenticity: Being True to Yourself is the Greatest Gift
- Accountability and personal experience as a 6 Day Advanced Course staff member: How Paying Attention to Your Words Can Increase Your Life Force and Vitality
- Transformation of Fear: Moving From Fear into Action and Engagement: An Account of Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking