Sunday, May 1, 2011

9. Choosing your intuitions and global life's metaphors



Creative visions are probably closer than what we think to intuitive ideas. Probably it is the visual language of the intuition.

Creative visions are as the blue prints of buildings , cars,  devices,  software , artefacts etc before they are actually manufactured and made real.
It is at the very early phase of the process of creation. That is why they are so important. They have flexibility , many degrees of freedom, and are not limited by obstacles of the current and local conditions of the reality.
No intelligent, inspired, and successful plan towards a goal can be realized without many virtual simulations in the creative fantasy at first. The future cannot be shaped successfully without good creative visions.
The ancient wisdom of Solomon states it clearly: "Without vision, people perish" (proverbs 29:18)

It is the same  for the individual and for the collective too.
Life metaphors are also intuitive visions that apply to the totality of our life experiences , thoughts emotions and activities. 
Metaphors have a disposition power on reasoning, feelings and decisions. So it is important to choose them so that they empower us, make  us feel happy, and lead us easier to success, and good experiences.
Examples of such metaphors are 
1) Life is a journey
2) Life is holidays
3) Life is a game
4) Life is war
5) Life is acquiring experience and learning.
6) Life is a dream.
7) Life is a vain hellish struggle for survival (agonizing hell)
8) Life is an exploration in creativity
9) Life is a devoted path to God.
10) Life is sacred.
11) Life is a gift.
12) Life is human relations.
13) Life is a dance.
14) Life is love and hate (or pleasure and pain)
15) Life is a theatrical show. (roles)
16) Life is a sequence of activities and achieving goals (volitional action)
17) Life is duty.
18) Life is joy (hidden or expressed).
19) Life is exploring and discovering.
20) Life is a clockwork.
21) Life is the celebration of the spirit

Some metaphors are negative some positive and some in between; but all of them act in a hidden and predisposing way to shape the way we respond to events and reality, choose the meaning of the experiences and even they lead us to choices and actions that make us experience life the way we believe it is. That is why they are important and primary. We may utilize more than one metaphor for life. Make sure that you choose the right ones. You may experiment for a week with a few of them and see what happens. There are also global metaphors for the relations, identity, business work, etc.




According to Charles Faulkner in his mp3 seminar "Create irresistible Influence with NLP" (see 

http://www.nightingale.com/prod_detail~product~Creating_Irresistible_Influence_NLP.aspx)  there are 5 major life purposes that people adopt in their life's metaphor:
1) Accumulating (wealth, things).
2) Accomplishing (actions).
3)  Belonging (people).
4) Experiencing (being).
5) Learning (information).

Maybe a person has a combination with various degrees of each of them. But for some people their global life's metaphor is centred to only one of them. A simple test to recognize which of the 5 life purposes seems to work for you is to record what do you first notice when you enter in a room that you have never being there before (e.g. a party or a restaurant etc). Do you notice the things first (accumulating), do you notice the people first (belonging), do you notice what is going on first (accomplishing), do you notice first, anything that is according to the information you have for the place or where to get information in this place (learning) or do you just jump in and try to experience the place (experiencing).

Of course peace of mind , planetary prosperity  and happiness comes also when we feel that we accomplish gradually our true goals. And there minor and major goals in life. We might say that our existence has no other goal than to exist. Or that we may have many different goals, according to the scale of relevance in our existence. But one of the most beautiful and meaningful goals in life is to develop more of our soul consciousness. So all other minor goals like social success, money, fame, knowledge , creativity etc are to serve this major goal of developing more of our soul consciousness.

CONSCIOUSNESS BODY AND THE WORLD 
IMPERSONAL THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS AND OUR THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS.

You are consciousness. Your body is in your consciousness, not the other way around--you are not consciousness inside of a body. consciousness has formed the body necessary for your needs and lessons while on earth. When you realize this you will find that you are no longer quite so subject to world beliefs that say you are at the mercy of your body.



Your whole world is within your consciousness--the weather, friends near or far, family, beliefs. Everything exists in consciousness and nothing exists outside of consciousness. Each must ask; "What do I entertain in my consciousness? What beliefs, what concepts, what ideas, etc do I hold?"
Thoughts that pop into your head are impersonal until you claim them as yours. This is why there is no reason to believe you are a spiritual failure if some negative or even violent thought comes floating into your mind when you least expect it. The clearing process of the bodies within the consciousness often brings outgrown beliefs and thoughts to the surface. No need to react with shock or resistance, simply acknowledge them for what they are, giving them no power, and moving on.
Thoughts have only the reality and power they are given. The human mind can only draw on what is already a part of consensus consciousness--that which is already known. New ideas-- inventions, art, science, technology, and deep spiritual insights etc, must bubble up from deeper levels of creativity within where they are then brought into manifestation by the receiver and become part of consensus consciousness and available to all. This is how evolution takes place and how your every insight is adding to the resonance of an ascending world consciousness.
Many yet remain unaware of who and what they really are or that the energy they radiate effects those around them as well as adding to the universal energy of the planet as a whole. This is why it is important to be aware of your thoughts and beliefs or of thinking that your thoughts are hurting no one if you don't say them out loud.
You carry your state of consciousness wherever you go because consciousness is what you are. Your resonance can lift and open another who is receptive to it without your awareness or can cause someone to dislike you. Because energy seeks to align with like energy (oneness) it is important to keep yourself in compassion and not sympathy when helping those who may be drawn to your energy seeking help.
You are creators but have not known this. The consciousness of a sleeping mankind has for eons been forming the world in which you now find yourselves--consciousness manifesting as form and building upon itself to where the world is now. Through centuries of struggle and evolving awareness, mankind is now ready to move beyond the illusion.

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