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Re-Learning to Trust My Intuition and Ignore My Mind

Re-Learning to Trust My Intuition and Ignore My Mind
Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

Person thinkingI will remain present when making decisions. Rule 1. When I don’t know what to do I do nothing. Rule 2. All my decisions are instinctive. The result I get is the one I need at the time. I win or I learn. Mistakes along the way are just course corrections similar to any journey. I have clearly defined where I want to go so all decisions I reach will help me get there. When I don’t do this I get to a blurred vision of my future which will not be what I wanted. So I always remember that clarity is essential in this area.

I only move forward when my logical mind is forced to move forward. Appropriate procrastination is ok. When I come to the point where I see pain, discomfort and risk in remaining where I am rather than moving forward, then I act. This is how I make powerful and correct decisions, and eliminate doubt. My instincts have a direct connection to everything I do and are therefore in tune with every possibility. Whereas my mind is limited to what I already know. If I just use my mind to decide things, then I am repeating the same mistakes over and over again. When it comes to creating the life I desire my mind will sell me out, my intuition will not. So I trust my intuition and ignore my mind when facing decisions about moving forward in my life. So I take the time to observe my decision making process and see if my mid is making the important decisions or my intuition. If my ego is in charge, it believes I will lose out or even lose everything if I follow my intuition. If I am not living the life I desire then I’ve let my mind decide too many things and its time to start trusting my intuition again.

I can do this stuff. I’ve done it before so I just need to make sure I remain present and listen to my intuition and make decisions from there. Any mess-ups from the past don’t matter. What has happened has happened – it is what it is. If I apply any effort to it or thought to it will bring about more of the same. Now is the only moment that will ever matter, so it is only what I think and do now that can help bring about the life I desire. I am here for a purpose, if a thought can change the world, then I can contribute to the world in a far more powerful way that I would otherwise have.
If I feel stuck it is an illusion. Step 1 is to accept what is and that it is an illusion. If I have not moved on it is because I have not learned something, or not accepted and surrendered to something. Life will not progress because it needs me to figure ‘a bit’ out. So I become present, relax, and ask what it is I must learn. I keep doing this until I have my answer. The answer always comes – but not from my mind. When I stop listening to my mind and start listening to my intuition (my heart) it will never let me down. If it seems like it has, then that is because I have not learned the lesson I’ve been given, or that I have not set out my desires clearly enough. I regularly sit and listen to my intuition and by doing so I find my purpose. It is important that I remember to always love myself, treat myself well and not create any more bad stuff in my life. If I want my desired outcome, then I spend more time getting to know myself better and continue the process of looking at my decision-making process. I re-tune regularly until this becomes a habit.

I stop thinking bad stuff about myself. I observe my feelings and recognise what is going on inside. In observation and acceptance, I am growing new habits, new thought processes, I am thinking differently. Future change has just happened. Presence and observation changes my results, changes my outcome. Judgement and self-criticism is not required and not helpful.
There is nothing to fear from myself, the deeper I look at myself the more I learn, the more will be revealed to me, the more I will enjoy life, enjoy the journey. The only right way to think about anything is not at all, or to see a positive outcome to whatever the situation is.

This is a process of change and I am breaking down the barriers I have created by seemingly insignificant incorrect thought patterns, which stop the creative mechanism in its tracks. If a thought doesn’t help me then it pulls me in the opposite direction. So I cut the noise. I do not feel sorry. I can help and give money or support to a person or a cause without feeling sorry for them. Seeing a positive outcome is key. No thought stands still. I listen to my intuition in silence. I use the tools I have learned to lower the volume, cut out the noise. When I master this I can ask questions and receive answers. I can use this to feel what having my desires is like, before they arrive. This is the creation engine. My intuition is my best friend.

Summary:
• When I don’t know what to do I do nothing
• I always get the result I need at the time
• This points me to where I need to go or to learn
• I get clear on my desires
• I get in touch with my intuition and wait until I am impelled to move forward
• The past doesn’t matter
• Now is all that matters
• My thoughts can help change the world
• Life will continue with a lesson until it is learned
• Presence and observation changes my outcome
• I listen to my intuition in silence and get the answers to everything

Gerry and Martine

Until Next Time

All Things Considered

Gerry

How to Kill Off Overwhelm for Good

How to Kill Off Overwhelm for Good
Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

overwhelmed2Being overwhelmed is the same as doing nothing, and far more unpleasant. I remove myself from this mental disease as soon as possible. It is something that exists not on the outside but on the inside. So it can only harm me if I allow it. I am creating new pathways and patterns in my mind and as they become more established then it becomes harder for the older patterns to return.

First I become selective and start doing less. This is the path of the productive. I focus purely on the productive, important few tasks and ignore the rest. Things won’t get done, the unimportant will get missed and some unimportant people will get upset. This is all part of the process of killing off overwhelm. My ego attracts these unimportant things and people in an attempt to keep me in the old patterns and prevent change.

However, while many unimportant things did not get done, the important few got my full attention and got completed in a timely fashion and with a good result. These are the tasks which help me create the life I desire and stop my old ways from affecting me. When considering important tasks, I pause and refuse to rush. I ask questions of myself slowly and observe my ego’s reaction to them. I observe how it all makes me feel and then I reach a decision. I always remember…I can’t lie to myself…my ego will attempt to, but I always know it. This makes sure I don’t allow my ego to prevent me moving towards the life I desire. I re-tune and re-read frequently to ensure I have established a new thought pattern.

When I do something I slow down to ensure I am not rushing, I still go as fast as I can but without that feeling of being in a hurry. The Law of Least Effort is all about the ease of allowing. When I know that I have allowed myself to become busy I stop and smell the roses. I relax and enjoy the moment of control I now have over rushing. I know that a minimum of 80% of my results comes from 20% of my efforts. If I apply the Law of Least Effort I will only ever need to be doing the 20% which leaves the other 80% free for me to create the life I desire. This is very similar to the 4-hour work week. I know I don’t need to work hard to create a huge success, I don’t need to work 40 hours on it. Anyway, when I am doing what I love doing, it is not work. I regularly ask myself; am I being productive or am I just being active?

I have a short must-do list. I just drop stuff, if it’s important it will keep coming back and then I’ll know it and do it. I take the time to practise this as it is an essential skill. I just keep asking myself – is this in the 20% that gets me results? If I only accomplish this today will I be happy with my day? I am no longer afraid to let things go. I no longer care what others think about this. I always ensure I accomplish at least one must-do task every day as this eliminates any feelings of overwhelm. It replaces it with a feeling of satisfaction. These cannot exist side-by-side at the same time.

Here is how I see financial success:

1. I see myself as a financial success but don’t figure out how I got there.
2. I let go of getting there and how I will get there.
3. I find something which works for others which I love doing and I have decided to do that.
4. I expect this to be successful and I am an expert in this technique for making money.
5. If others can do it so can I.
6. I know this to be true – my ego tries to undermine this knowledge but I am aware of this and do not allow it.
7. I continue to delve into it and keep going, keep learning and growing my expertise.
8. When my emotional guidance system compels me to act, I don’t hesitate and I jump in.
9. Mistakes are inevitable and a path to becoming an expert.

I constantly read and re-read my subject because life tends to get in the way otherwise. I know financial success comes as a by-product of me doing what I love doing. I am content now and eagerly anticipating more and better to come. I know everything works out at the right time and in the right way. I am not in a rush for any specific goal. Nothing will be missed as anything I don’t notice at first will come back to me until I do. I accept how everything plays out without stress or anxiety. So in a nutshell once I have designed what I desire to happen, nothing will be missed, nothing can be lost and nothing can be forgotten, so I can just relax, have fun and enjoy my hobby now. I know this with certainty!

I do not put deadlines on my Internet Marketing work or my blog. To me this is all a pleasure to do and I can spend as much time as I want doing it. It will finish at exactly the right time when it’s good and ready. Why would I interrupt it? That would turn pleasure into pain.

I don’t have emergencies in my life as I decided I didn’t like them. What used to be an emergency is now a slightly larger obstacle than usual. These obstacles happen less and less and become less of a problem as they do. As a rule, my problems solve themselves or disappear, so I actually don’t have any problems.

When a problem presents itself, I take 17 seconds to remember what a wonderful life I have and then I go on with my day. The problem is no longer a problem and goes away or becomes an easy task.

Like all other mental ailments, overwhelm is my creation. The cure is, I stop creating it. I remain present. I systemise my life where possible. I determine my priorities in advance. I don’t fight overwhelm as anything I fight gets bigger, it is an illusion and I drop it.

Time

When I state to myself that I have no time, it is real to me. Therefore, it is real to my subconscious, it perpetuates the perception of a lack of time. The act of not ‘wanting’ this state creates it. I kill this off by noticing that I’ve created it, by becoming present. This state cannot exist if I am present, my ego creates it to keep me busy. Feelings of being busy or rushing are things I create every day if I am not present. I accept and surrender to the fact that I’ve created them. Nature again is the teacher here. I observe nature and let it calm and soothe me, I then observe my ego and see what I am creating. When I do this, feelings of rushing or having no time, dissolve. Hard work creates more hard work. Having no time creates more having no time. I stop forcing things and things get better.

When I use the Law of Least Effort I create less to do thereby creating more time. I do less and create more. I have to know this works for this to work. I go out of my way to do time-consuming and enjoyable things to demonstrate that I have an abundance of time. When I think I have enough time, then I have enough time. When I think I have more than enough time then I have more than enough time. What I think I create so I know I have plenty of NOW to do all I desire. I remove all the barriers, one at a time, observe them and remain present. I know I will accomplish all I need and want to do.

Summary:

• Overwhelm is a mental ailment and I am creating new neural pathways and patterns in my mind to deal with it.
• Overwhelm is the work of my ego to keep me busy.
• I start by dropping unimportant things and allow them to not get done. I allow the consequences.
• I focus only on the small number of important things that get results, the 80:20 rule.
• I watch my feelings carefully regarding these tasks, I take them slowly and deliberately to completion.
• I observe the Law of Least Effort. I do less and create more.
• I get more of what I am doing, what I am giving my dominant attention to.
• If I drop something important, it will come back to me. So I never miss anything important.
• I accomplish one must-do task every day.
• Life gets in the way, so I regularly re-read and re-tune.
• I know everything works out at the right time and in the right way.
• Nothing will be missed, nothing can be lost or forgotten.
• I don’t have emergencies.
• I don’t put deadlines on things I love doing.
• I systemise as much as possible.
• I never rush, I am never busy. I have an abundance of time.
• I know this works.

Gerry and Martine

Until Next Time

All Things Considered

Gerry

Doing Less And Creating More

Doing Less And Creating More
Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.

Woman meditating.“Create Rules and People Will Break Them”

The less I do the more I create. This is the answer to having an abundance of time. This is a new thought pattern that needs to grow until it becomes dominant. Then everything gets easier. I do less and less and create more and more. This is the Law of Least Effort.

In nature, there is no effort; trees just grow, rivers just flow, fish just swim, all without any trying or effort.

The harder I work, then the more hard work I get since the Universe “thinks” I want more hard work. The hard work is all actually done in my mind. It is actually a lot harder to create poverty and disease than it is to create health wealth and happiness because these are the natural order of things the way they should be.

I simply decide what I desire, I know I have the ability to get it, and I let go of how it is going to happen.

I fully expect what I desire to come to me but I let go of how that will happen. I know that whatever I desire, it desires me too. After I decide on my desires, I give them up. Because I know they will come to me, my knowing passes to my sub-conscious and then it also “knows” it is true and takes over bringing them to me in the perfect way and at the perfect time.

At times when I don’t know what to do I do nothing. I wait until my emotions move me in a particular direction, my mind will lie to me, my emotions will not. I give my expectations of how things should be before I experience them.

My ideas can come to me at any time as long as I am present and in touch with my subconscious self. My subconscious know what is best for me and what I am truly capable of, so I do my best to be guided by my instincts. Therefore, I now look forward to whatever happens to me…..whatever slows me down…..since I know it will have been sent to help me. Even obstacles. If I fail to learn the lesson they were sent for, the lesson will be sent again, until it is learned. The more I trust my instincts the quicker the lessons are learned.

I know I can find people and empower them, and they will do a far better job than I would. I only know something if I am applying it. I regularly review my use of the word “know”. When I use it correctly and apply what I know I become a person who creates success in all things. I let go of struggling and believing as all they get me is more struggling and believing.

When I stop thinking something is hard, at first it will be less hard, then it becomes easy.

Lao Tzu
“In the study of The Way, each day something is dropped. Less and less do I have to force things until finally I arrive at the place of non-action. Where nothing is done and nothing remains undone.”

I create through my thoughts, not my actions. Purposeful creation only happens when I am present, in the moment. Action is the means by which I collect what I have created in my mind. I continue to reduce my actions until my emotions push me to act in a specific, logical and obvious way. Practise of this gives me the power to change the parts of me that need to be changed and keep the good parts. It also allows me to recognise procrastination and instinctual waiting and the difference between the two. Either way it is impossible to always have perfect information every time before making a decision, so mistakes are inevitable and part of the learning process.

If I create a thought process that doesn’t support me i.e. depression, then I can create another one to cancel it out by simply deciding to. I remember to accept and surrender to everything and apply what I’ve learned, remain present and enjoy life to the full, always reaching for the thought that feels the best. Just the act of looking for one will always enable me to find one.

I never struggle to get what I desire, I know I have enough time and all the skills necessary to receive it in the right way and at the right time.

I consciously stop being busy. Even if I am under pressure to get stuff done, I stop being busy inside. Busy is a feeling, and I choose not to feel it. I do what needs to be done without resentment and expending little effort. The reason I have work I do not like is because I am not accepting it. So I observe it and don’t judge it, accept it and move on. Now when I have a task that needs doing and I don’t want to do it I use this checklist:

1. I become present.
2. I observe my feelings.
3. I remember only good thoughts get me where I desire to go.
4. I don’t have to feel good or bad about this, I just have to do it.
5. I am not busy; I am not rushed.
6. I am now going to do the job knowing the sense of satisfaction after it is done will be good.
7. I am going to appreciate doing the job now because it is giving me an opportunity while doing it to focus on ways of doing it quicker and easier or ways to not do it at all.
8. I am relaxed and know I create a better outcome for myself because when I change the way I look at things; the things I look at change.

Acceptance means I can have a lot of crap in my day but still have a great day. Acceptance leads to freedom.

When I find myself in a hurry it means I am no longer present and the universe gives me what I am asking for, more of being in a hurry. The universe is neutral and gives me more of what I am asking for. If I want stress, pressure, rushing, I’ve got it. If I want ease, relaxation, happiness, I’ve got it.

So the answer is to interrupt the destructive patterns, do the opposite…..slow down deliberately, ‘I have plenty of time’ , ‘I enjoy doing this’, ‘I accept I have to do this but I choose how I feel about it’, ‘I accomplish more by doing less’, ‘most things make no difference’.

Being busy is a form of laziness and my ego can easily fill my day with ‘stuff’ I can do without thinking.

Summary:
• The less I do the more I create
• There is no effort in nature
• Whatever I am thinking and doing the universe gives me more of the same
• I decide what I desire, I know it is created and I let go of how it will happen
• Whatever I desire it desires me too
• When I don’t know what to do I do nothing
• I remain present and my subconscious will guide me to the best thoughts and actions for me
• Everything comes to me for a reason. If don’t learn the lesson, it will keep showing up until I do
• I trust my instincts
• I create success in all things
• “In the study of the way, each day something is dropped. Less and less do I have to force things until finally I arrive at a place of non-action, where nothing is done and nothing remains undone” Lao Tzu
• Purposeful creation only happens when I am present
• Any anxiety present is an indication that it is not time to act
• I never have perfect information before making a decision
• I reach for the thought that feels the best and I always find one
• Busy is a feeling and I choose not to feel it
• The universe is neutral and gives me more of what I am asking for
• If I want to have it, I first have to have it!

Gerry and Martine

Until Next Time

All Things Considered

Gerry