Clear the Path to Creation

Path to Creation - Mari Ji Coaching
Last month I wrote about the 3 levels of creation and the feedback was overwhelming. I noticed that in the process of practising the path to creation, people often get stopped by roadblocks.

Before getting into to how to clear some of the common roadblocks, let’s review the 3 levels of creation: thoughts, words, and actions.

3 Levels of Creation

Level 1. Our thoughts are reflections of our inner world and how we view the world.
Level 2. Our words describe our thoughts, and through describing, we activate our feelings, which makes the world we describe more real.
Level 3. Our actions will then be aligned by the feelings, which in turn create the world we thought into physical form.

Our nature is to create that which leads to a more fulfilling life experience. It’s all connected. By working on one level of creation, you will also work on the other two.

Roadblock #1 – The Past Dictates the Present Moment

Holding onto the past consumes our thought energy, which is the first level of creation. It separates us from the new possibilities that are available now. Healing is not possible without the willingness to let go of the past.

The holistic healer Louise Hay, who transformed numerous lives, healed her cervical cancer by choosing to let go of resentment for her childhood rapist and abusers.

Forgiveness brings darkness to the light and it sets our creative energy free, and that is why all forgiveness is a gift to oneself.

Practice this:

– Write 3 letters to speed up the process of forgiving:
Letter 1: In this letter, write out everything you are angry/sad/resentful about. Give it all! Honour your feelings.
Letter 2: In this letter, write out everything you could be responsible for, to have arrived at your current position. Remember: it would be difficult to write this letter if you haven’t said EVERYTHING there is to say in the first letter.
Letter 3: Acknowledge and thank the person whom you wrote letters to. If you have little to say, go back to the second letter.

– To reset your thoughts by using the power of words (level 2 creation):
Recite this affirmation when you notice your thoughts go back to the past.
“I recognize that I chose the past thoughts. I choose again. I choose forgiveness and it sets me free.”

Roadblock #2 – The Monkey Mind

Clients often ask me: “How do I get to my goals fast?”
My answer is always the same: “Slow down.”

Our mind often lives in regret for the past or anxiety for the future. Our speech and actions then focused on either trying to fix the past or strategizing and controlling the future. It keeps us busy from being present.

The path to presence is to become aware, not to fight the thoughts.

Practice this:

– Notice when you are not present, and take 3 deep breathes. Pay close attention to how your body expands and contracts with the breathing. Do this at least 3 times throughout the day and you will notice your level of stress reduces and your creativity increases. Set alarms to remind yourself.

– Follow guided meditations to help to train the ‘monkey mind’. My all-time favourite is Insight Timer App, which can be downloaded for free.

Be patient and consistent.

As with learning any new skill, increasing your level of creativity which leads to a fulfilling and satisfying life, takes practice.

See You at the Top – Thru the Path of Commitment

What is commitment?

I was listening to the motivational speaker Zig Ziglar’s audio program the other day, and he was talking about one time, right after he had finished a speech when a lady approached him and asked a question: “You must make some good money by giving those speeches.” Zig Ziglar smiled and said: No no no! I’m gonna put rumours to an end, Let me tell you the truth: I get paid a LOT of money to give those speeches.”

What Zig Ziglar didn’t tell her was that there were many mornings when he would get up very early and talk to the truck drivers, so they could give him a lift to somewhere he would give a speech; what he didn’t tell her was that he spoke in churches, prisons, community halls and many other places for free; what he didn’t tell her was that there were many times he had to drive a couple hundred miles just to speak to a dozen people, then drive back the same night because he simply couldn’t afford to stay at a motel. He did this because he believed that he had something to say, and he practiced and learned to say it in a way that people would hear him.

That is commitment.

I once met this amazing person who was very inspiring. I partnered with her and we drew her vision together, and she got present in the future she wanted to create. There were sparkles in her eyes, and she was lit up. It was magical. She was excited, and I was excited. We decided to work together to get her there.

The next day, I got an email with a list of the many reasons why she couldn’t work with me. She backed out. It was painful to see her throw away the dream she had had for many years. Her light dimmed away. Sadly, she has not been the only one who has backed out in my coaching experience.

Just the other day, I got two separate text messages. One was from a client who said “Thanks for another great session. Seriously, working with you is the best gift I’ve ever given myself”, and another client’s message was telling me that he completed his master’s degree 6 months ahead of time, which saved him over $7000, and he’s going on vacation to celebrate.

Everyone has a dream, a vision, a life purpose. So why do some get to live their dreams, and some don’t?

It’s about commitment. No matter how hard, scary, or how impossible it seems, they JUST keep going. When they get stopped by fear or hear the voice of “IT’S IMPOSSIBLE” in their minds, they ask for help, get support, take on a partner, cry, scream… they do whatever they need to do, and keep going.

They recognize that we all have fears and doubts, but that’s not who we are. We are our dreams, our visions and our life purpose.

Commitment is based on possibility. It can be filled with love and joy. With commitment, there is nothing wrong and there is nothing to prove or fix. When we are committed, we create life experiences and see results because they are an expression of who we are and what we are called to be and do, beyond the limits of our fears.

Don’t stop. Keep going, because the view at the top is breathtaking.