Friday, January 5, 2018

Another Year, More Advice, Resolutions Abound ...Now What?

In the last week or two you have received much advise, tools, opinions, steps, goals and calls to action in blog posts, emails, tweets, newsletters, posts and Instagrams, Tumblrs, videos, mp3's or memes of one or another; describing what to do now that it is the new year, 2018. We hear it's the...
Year to come clean!

Best year to be seen!

or you should be...
Loud and proud - livin' the dream!

Slogans, sayings, quips, affirmations and quotes have been coming at you for days telling you what to do, what to say, what or how to think, affirming your ancestry and touting the inheritance of your prosperity. You're told that you are perfect, whole and complete right now, you're Divine Intelligence incarnate and individualized, and if you change your thoughts, you'll change your life. The Pope said to get rid of useless baggage (and he didn't mean the luggage in the garage). Deepak Chopra wants you to detoxify, meditate, rid yourself of self-judgement and choose to live in balance. Mike Dooley of TUT fame, is knowing we need to transcend, rise above, and live happily in abundance, health, and harmony...and that we all have the tools within to do so. Jim Lockard, the New Thought Evolutionary, encourages us to be part of a New Years Revolution. He wrote:
The key role of spiritual community today and in the future is to be places where such deep transformational work can be done in a safe and supportive environment. What the world needs now is empowered and realized evolutionary souls to contribute to an expanding consciousness of compassion, love, and service.
Dennis Merritt Jones talked about the seven practices that will shape your new year:  opening your mind to new possibilities, forgiving, writing down goals, challenging old patterns, being mindful, getting or being your own cheerleader and setting aside time to connect to the Presence of your Higher Power

Yes, ministers, preachers, philosophers, investors, parents, teachers, trainers, coaches, friends and enemies all have the secret to your 2018:  

buy this
avoid that
support them
stop doing something
start thinking something your best!  

Advice is everywhere:  the folks at published the article...
And Forbes, Vogue, Business Insider, HuffPost, AARP, Dr. Hollywell, Mark Cuban, Fortune Magazine, Tony Robbins, Marianne Williamson, and soooo many others have shown you how to have the best investments, health, sex, fitness plan, anniversary destination or diet in 2018; and how to refresh your career and de-clutter your closet, office and life in 2018 or just simply how to be happier this new year the Gregorian calendar calls 2018. All great stuff. All fabulous reminders. All ideas to incorporate into your life. And not much different than you were told in 2016 or 2015 or too many other years.


And what does the New Thought Guy want to tell you about 2018...

and a week into the game, no less?

Sorry, nothing new, nothing that I haven't told you before - nothing that you don't already know, though it may be hiding in the recesses of your mind and/or you aren't consciously and intentionally using It. I am here to joyfully remind you of what is already there, what you get to work with, what is all you need to be in your life to have all those things and activities that were listed in the first few paragraphs.  I don't mean to discount the tools the others have informed you or reminded you about - I like the reminders, too. What I want to remind you or inform you about is who and what is using these tools.

You (we, all of us) are always at choice, always have volition (conscious choice) and always get to decide what to resolve, transform, transcend and transmit. It is not something that needs to be put into any of us, though one might be required to re-ignite it now and again for purposeful / intentional use. It is not a secret kept from us, for even if one is intellectually ignorant of It, It reveals Itself everyday, if you care to listen and observe. It is something we were each born with and which can't be removed from us. It is the greatest gift and power of them all:
Divine Love
This is not some mushy, New Age-y, greeting card kind of love. This is that unconditional, non-judgmental, omniscient, omnipresent Love:
All Life is bound together by One common law of Love, and Love is the Self-Givingness of Spirit, manifested in and through all that is visible and invisible. It was the realization of this One Presence that illumined the saints and sages of the past.     ~Ernest Holmes
This unlimited, infinite Power that created everything, call It what you may, is that which empowers you. It is that which is beyond the physical, but is in your physicality. Is that which all the tools and goals and advise that is taken must be worked through, if they are to work consistently.

It is the Divine Matrix by which you are powered and empowered. It is the triune nature of your belief and manifestation process - the engine to create your best thoughts, plans, decisions and action. It is that holistic confluence of the creative force of your thoughts, feelings and perception. It is the balanced use of your mind, heart and gut (your imagination/intuition), that which molds your beliefs and then manifests into your experiences.

As I said in my November blog, SHOW ME THE GOOD, most have the mind thing down:

...the intellect and logic functions are always at play, the synapses are firing and the electro-chemical workings of the brain are flowing with the "I declare this in my life!" or "I reveal that in my life!" instructions. Other affirmations, prayers, declarative decisions are said, thought, contemplated and meditated upon using or starting with this mental function.

Some have the gut thing, the intuition and imagination thing going steadily:
...knowing what you want looks, smells, tastes, and sounds like and what its texture is. They use that intuition and constructive creativity, which is a direct infusion from the Divine, to create a symphonic symbiosis of the senses, describing and bringing to life, through this synesthesia, goals, desires, health, things, etc.

But the main connection....the one that matters most is that which we usually only think of as that muscle which pumps the blood through the circulatory system of our bodies.  But it is this often misunderstood organ that plays the greatest part in the Divine Matrix, the triune nature of that which is truly going to bring you the best 2018 that you could have: 

...the heart. 

And more specifically, the heart-brain connection.  

From the HeartMath Institute:
In the new field of neurocardiology, for example, scientists have discovered that the heart possesses its own intrinsic nervous system—a network of nerves so functionally sophisticated as to earn the description of a “heart brain.” Containing over 40,000 neurons, this “little brain” gives the heart the ability to independently sense, process information, make decisions, and even to demonstrate a type of learning and memory. In essence, it appears that the heart is truly an intelligent system. Research has also revealed that the heart is a hormonal gland, manufacturing and secreting numerous hormones and neurotransmitters that profoundly affect brain and body function. Among the hormones the heart produces is oxytocin—well known as the “love” or “bonding hormone.” Science has only begun to understand the effects of the electromagnetic fields produced by the heart, but there is evidence that the information contained in the heart’s powerful field may play a vital synchronizing role in the human body—and that it may affect others around us as well.
To have intentional conscious creation - to be consistent in your power to accomplish those 2018 goals, use those new or renewed tools, heed the great calls to action you have been reading about these last weeks for a great, love-filled, prosperous, and vibrant 2018 - tap into the triune nature of your being. Use your birthright of that Divine Matrix in you and around you to inform and empower your every move, thought, feeling and belief. I am constantly reminding all of us (myself included) that thoughts + feelings = belief ... and belief = experience. These thoughts and feelings are informed not only by the brain, but that of the heart-mind and the constructive intuition/imagination that is directed by the creative energy of the Universe. So, before, during and after you start using these recommendations from your favorite experts....
Put Your Hand on Your Heart

And Listen

The Universe is calling you to your greatness and is there to assist in whatever old, new or renewed plan or goal or call to action you have to live a prosperous life in every corner of your life.

Many blessings beloved reader and a joyous 2018!