Posted on | June 7, 2011 | 4 Comments
I promised you last week that I’d reveal this week why following what Bashar calls your “highest excitement” is the way to a life of extraordinary joy and productivity. So here you go:
It’s A Jungle Out There
Imagine you’re standing in the middle of a dense jungle. All you can see in front of you is a wall of moist vegetation. All you can hear are the whirs and clicks of insects and the more disconcerting roars and hisses of critters you’d rather not meet up close and personal.
Imagine you want to get to a temple that’s somewhere in this jungle. You know it’s there because you have this friend who lives on the tallest mountaintop in the land, and this friend can see the temple. Your friend has told you vaguely where the temple is. But you have no compass and you can’t see the temple because it’s miles into the nearly solid wall of trees and underbrush, so you don’t know the best route to follow to get to there.
This imaginary scenario isn’t all that imaginary. It’s a visual of where you stand in relation to the things you want in your life. (And for the record, it’s not my metaphor—it’s one Bashar uses.)
So now think about what you’re going to do to find that temple. You have a couple choices.
Hack And Sweat OR Trust And Follow
Your first choice for getting where you want is to plow straight ahead into all those vines and trees.
To do this, you have to work pretty hard. You need something to hack at the green stuff with maybe a machete or some other sharp implement. You need to put a bunch of effort into it. You need to sweat and strain and struggle.
Your second choice is to establish communication with that friend on the mountaintop, to trust what the friend tells you, and to follow the friend’s guidance.
Since the friend can see you and the temple, the friend can tell you which way to go. The friend can tell you to go left and a little behind you even though what you want is straight ahead because your friend can see there’s a bit fire ant hill on the other side of the tree in front of you. The friend can find you the easiest and ultimately most direct route to that temple.
We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Cell Phone
We live in a physical world, so when we think of communication, we think of things like cell phones. But we don’t need a cell phone to get communication from that friend on the mountaintop.
That friend is your inner guidance, your higher self, your divine spark, or God. That friend is the source energy that is pure knowing, connected to all aspects of the universe.
That friend sees the way from where you are to everything you want.
And the way that friend communicates with you is via your impulses, your whims, and your inspiration. In other words, it speaks to you via your highest excitement.
You & I Don’t Know Squat
If you want to have all your desires, you need to face, once and for all, that you don’t know how to get where you want to go. You may think you do, but you don’t.
If you think you know exactly how to get what you want, you’re as deluded as the male without a map who refuses to stop at a gas station to get directions to Aunt Milly’s house.
The best you can do without some guidance is reason or logic yourself into getting what you want. Reason and logic are machetes. They’re the hard work way of “making things happen.”
The difference between what our physical minds know and what our higher selves or God knows is like the difference between a gnat and an elephant. Genius is the stuff of the divine realm, not the limited physical realm.
I’m not going to repeat what I said last week. If you didn’t read last week’s post about following your highest excitement, or what I call BTIPing, now’s the time. It’s good stuff. Really. It’s about how to make your path through life “easy street” instead of the struggle of a clogged freeway or a pot-holed thoroughfare.
Since I started following my friend on the mountaintop instead of my own limited ideas about how to get where I want to go, I have gone from frustrated, often-overwhelmed and stressed to being happier than I’ve ever been. I’m productive. I’m jazzed. I’m lit up. I’m on my way to that temple; I have no doubts at all that I’ll get there. And the trip will be a pure joy because I have my friend telling me exactly when to take a step and how big a step to take.
The next time you’re tempted to struggle ahead with shoulds or “have tos,” remind yourself of your position in the jungle and remember your friend on the mountaintop. Take a breath and ask yourself, “What do I feel most drawn to do in this moment?” Finding the best path through your life is that easy.
Have you tried any BTIPing since last week? How’s it going? Have you noticed things going more smoothly when you follow guidance instead of making yourself do things you think you should do?