You have a Genie inside you that often lies hidden. As is revealed to us from one of earth’s most well known wisdom traditions, in Matthew 7:7-8 it tells us “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” So, that is STEP 1, ASK.
STEP 2, BELIEF. Jesus continues the parable latter in the Book of Matthew, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
The fact that these ideas have become core concepts of a major “religion” is not surprising because “science” could not accept such theorems until recent revelations about the nature of reality. Bruce Lipton’s best-selling book “The Biology of Belief” presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. This new research is clearly establishing that “our thinking makes it so”.
The most magnificent part of this revelation is that it means your “genie” is not limited to giving your three wishes. You can have as many as you want. You don’t need to do anything special to deserve them, you just need to make the request and then have faith that all the pieces that need to be put in place to make it a tangible reality will begin to move into place. This is where, with faith in the process, you activate STEP 3, ALLOWING.
Last, STEP 4 is RECEIVING. Key to success with the last step is to stay focused in your now moments and pay attention. This is where you will find “inspiration” comes in. Maybe it will be a “feeling” that you should go somewhere in particular or contact someone. Maybe it will be a “chance” meeting or some other unexpected coincidence. The clues will all come – things may happen that seem like magic and pieces will often even fall into place with seemingly no effort on your part. But if you are lost somewhere in past disappointments or fears about the future you will miss the clues that will be right in front of your eyes.
The magic formula for working with your genie is application of the emerging laws of consciousness and energy. Your consciousness shapes energy patterns and transmits them out to the Universal energy field in which everything exists. Every transmission affects all of physical reality. This gives us a moment to make clear your connection to all of the others inhabiting the same physical space as you. ALL of their thought vibrations are contributing to a whole that you are inseparable from. For this reason, any area of distress on the planet is like a short circuit in the planets consciousness electrical grid. The best thing you can do to help sooth these stresses is have compassion and spend some time imagining positive changes to these situations. It is important to realize that solutions come not from “fighting” something they come from inspired actions to implement solutions and allowing new realities to emerge.
As you move into the day ahead, your intent should be on focusing how you want the day to progress. See yourself achieving those things you want. Stay focused in the present moment and pay attention so that you don’t miss the clues and opportunities that offer themselves. You might ask your genie to help you stay alert and in the moment as a daily request.
This brings us to what we are going to do right now. There are two easy ways to help you get focused in the moment. Breathing and meditating. Breathing you have to do no matter what to stay alive but if you spend some time “consciously” breathing, in other words paying attention to your breath. This will naturally help balance and stabilize your body mind systems. It is very simple. Find a comfortable place to sit down where you can have some peace and quiet. Now, just take a slow deep breath, noticing the expansion of your lungs and abdomen. Then, slowly release that breath and mentally let tensions and stresses in your body relax and flow out of you with that breath.
Now repeat this process for a couple of minutes picturing pure energy flowing into you with each new breath and stresses and dis-ease flowing out and away from you with each outgoing breath. In Hindu philosophy including yoga, Indian medicine and Indian martial arts, prana is the Sanskrit word for breath and means “life force”, or “vital principle” that permeates reality on all levels including inanimate objects. Any time in your day that you are feeling a little overwhelmed or nervous, this should be your go to exercise. This should also be your preface to a daily meditation break ideally as you are starting your day before breakfast. Keep focused on your breathing – you may want to utilize a conscious breathing technique known as pranayama. The simplest method is “alternate nostril breathing”. This just entails closing off right and left nostrils alternately with thumb and forefinger as you take each slow full out – in breath. Two minutes of this will usually be plenty of time to stabilize your system. We’ll give you some time right now for this.
Now, one more very important step to creating the day you want for yourself, some time spent with a mind body tuning technique called meditation. This sometimes is called mindfulness. All it really is an intentional quieting of your minds activity. You normally have a non-stop monologue – for some it is an internal dialogue – that provides a running commentary on whatever you think is going on. We shall discuss this in more detail at another time but for now let’s just say that it is the voice of what we refer to as ego. This is the persona of the character you have created to play this Time Space Adventure game. Your ego is a very valuable ally. First and foremost it is the basic operating system for the physical being you are experiencing everything through. For most aspects of your life there is nothing wrong with leaving everything in the capable hands of your Ego – it is your “auto-pilot”. The only downside is that the Ego, like a standard computer, does everything based on past experience. The reality you believe in is the sum of all the experiences your ego bio-computer brain has absorbed. Therefore, when you want to go somewhere you have never been before, it is going to take that “genie” higher self getting involved by helping get you to the right place at the right time and drawing together of necessary components.
Meditation allows that input – also known as “inspiration” – to come through by using a process to quiet your mental activity. You need to switch from being a creator of direction to a receiver of direction. As you may be well aware, your ego is likely to reject this idea as illogical. It is of course illogical because logic is based on past experience and current appearances from which you predict future outcomes. There is a theorem that is credited to Albert Einstein that, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. That is all your ego basic operating system can really do. It can learn over time what does not work but all of its action choices are going to come from the options it already is aware of. It takes inspiration to come up with that bold new approach, the one you are suddenly curiously confident in – whether it seems logical or not. In meditation, the mind is intentionally quieted by a focus on something that really gives your mind nothing to think about or analyze. It could be a candle flame or the droning sound of an air conditioner. Most common is a mantra. This is basically a sound drawn from Hindu Sanskrit. They are often defined as sound whose effect is known.
Meditation does some very scientifically verifiable things to your brain and nervous system so this is not simply something that is relaxing and helps take your mind of any troubling issues for a few minutes. That is the main purpose though. It’s a re-boot of your bio-computer. It shuts off or pauses some of those often undesirable programs that you unconsciously may let run all the time. For your genie to hack the system so to speak and do some essential re-programming, meditation is a very easy and effective way to distract your bio-computer ego since it does not know how to respond to you irrationally focusing on some sound that offers no assistance in doing all the things it thinks it must get done. It will keep trying to interrupt your system soft shutdown with a question about what to have for lunch or the need to go to some meeting. All you need to do when you notice it has resumed control is gently go back to repeating the mantra in your mind. As you become a more adept mediator, this process will become easier and you will likely be interrupted by your ego as often. There is no need to effort though. The process of focusing attention on the mantra even for only seconds at a time will have a growing effect. That effect will be the key to opening you up to new perspectives on your own reality.
You are at your best first thing in the morning. That bio-computer brain of yours goes into maintenance mode while you sleep so you have had a few hours of peace and quiet from the usually non-stop concerns of your normal day. This is why it is so useful to spend 20 minutes or so meditating first thing in the day – before you read any emails, take any calls or check on the latest news stories. The frame of mind you start the day with will shape your outcomes all day. If you are relaxed and hopefully enthusiastic about the possibilities of the coming day, you will find a much better world out there. This is because you will be open to the inspirations that flash into your awareness and alert to those apparent coincidences that are integral to the materialization of your dreams and desires.
You are a being of infinite potential. You have access to the wisdom of the ages – it runs through every cell and atom of your body. Relax and let peace of mind stabilize you before you venture out. Find a comfortable place to sit where you can be undisturbed to 15 to 20. Sit. Relax. Now take a slow deep breath in, noticing the rise of your chest and stomach. After a slight pause, release that breath and with it feel any tension in your body relax. After another slight pause take another slow deep breath and let the energy and oxygen flow in nourishing your body and mind. Take a couple of minutes to repeat this process – energy in, stresses flowing our as you encourage all of your muscles to relax.
As you introduce a mantra to the focus of your awareness, let your breathing return to normal. Now gently begin repeating Aham Brahmasmi silently in your mind. Aham Brahmasmi … Aham Brahmasmi … Aham Brahmasmi is one of the four “Great Sayings” from the Hindu text The Upanishads. It can be translated as “I am the wholeness of universal existence”. Just repeat in your mind, Aham Brahmasmi… Aham Brahmasmi… Aham Brahmasmi. Any time you notice your focus has wandered, gently bring it back to Aham Brahmasmi. We will let you know when the time is complete. Aham Brahmasmi… Aham Brahmasmi…
Aham Brahmasmi. You can now let the mantra. Take another couple of slow deep breaths and you can open your eyes when you feel ready.
So, good morning. You are going to make it a great day. There is fun, adventure and achievement in the hours ahead. What do you want to happen? You will find it useful to write down or at least get a clear vision in your mind of how you want any specific events you know are ahead to work out. Like a top athlete see yourself delivering the gold medal performance in your mind. If you don’t already know it, you will come to realize that everything that happens has happened already in your mind.
Make it a great day and enjoy the adventure.