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A Lifestyle Lesson to Have More Faith

One of the best books on being human is called Metahuman by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

The primary message is rooted in the idea that we all must become more “meta” – or above and beyond our physical selves. And the main argument is the idea that at the heart of our human existence is consciousness – an all-knowing, ever existing being that has created us and all lifeforms simply by observing itself.

Simply put, our individual selves are part of something greater that spans the laws of space and time. In fact, it created them along with everything else in existence.

Chopra cites powerful examples of consciousness in action, such as how a baby’s brain prunes the majority of its neurons to tailor the little human to be the person they will become far before anyone knows that they will become it.

This demonstrates a Universal intelligence: there is a part of us all that knows exactly what will happen and what we will need when we get there.

As Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow.”

This kind of trust isn’t easy to muster, but only because we’ve been programmed into denying the inner knowing with which we all have been endowed.

Instead of walking our lives using faith, confident that our next step will meet solid ground, we humans have been programmed into believing that meticulous planning, responsible spending, and predictable decisions are what will keep us safe, happy, and whole.

But this isn’t how humans work.

Humans are naturally inclined to practice faith – to leap forward into the unknown without cognitive recognition of what is going to happen next. And we can do this because we are from and of consciousness. Everything we need is already waiting for where we’re about to go.

Here are three ways to demonstrate your God-given faith.

SEE: Notice all the ways you rationalize yourself out of risk.

Risk is important in living a human life, because taking risk is the only way we receive reward. But most of us feel a ton of hesitation whenever we are presented with a possibility out of the realm of what we’ve been taught is a well-paved path to success.

So any time we have a desire to do something “outside the box,” usually we have a very good reason not to do it.

The most common rationale is usually money.

Simply notice the ways your brain rationalizes your desire and the messages you receive about what’s “responsible” and what’s “frivolous.”

STOP: Avoid using other people’s comfort zone as a gauge for how comfortable you’re meant to be.

Most of us make our decisions based on the comfort of those around us. We stick to a normal, easily recognizable way of life because this is what we’re used to – and more importantly, it’s what others are used to seeing us do.

On the one hand, this is important. Collaborative creativity is life-affirming and is what keeps us all connected as a human family.

But if we continue to leave our fate up to the decision of others and use their tolerance for risk as a measure of who we are to become, it’s unlikely we’ll blossom into the being we’re meant to be.

Stop turning to others when trying to decide what you want.

START: Bring your awareness inward whenever you need to decide what’s next.

Consciousness created you and already knows everything about you. It knows what you want, what you’ll do, who you’ll meet, which mistakes you’ll make, and how you’ll live out your life. The beautiful thing is that you – in your individual body – can access consciousness whenever you need to.

Because you are it.

Whenever you’re feeling lost or need to decide what to do next, rely on your faith. Faith is a human tendency that has nothing to do with religion or even spirituality.

Faith is a physical process of letting go of what we experience with our five physical senses long enough to surrender to the greater world around us, trusting that we will be held in love.

We don’t need to be religious to be faithful; we just need to trust that the molecules around us have our back.

Try this: find a quiet place to sit, place your hand on your heart, and name the feeling you have.

“I’m unhappy with the work I’m doing.”

Next, simply state what you need.

“I need to know what to do about it.”

And then listen to your “thoughts.” Write down what you hear in your mind.

These thoughts aren’t coming from your individual, physical cells. They’re coming from the part of your mind that knows all.

The next part is the toughest, because the last step requires you to actually do what you’ve been told.

Just remember, as you do the thing, it’s not fear you’re feeling. Fear is what we’re feeling when we’re actively avoiding something, but it is not what we feel as we finally do the thing.

The sensation you’re feeling is courage.

MAGIC MANTRA: Consciousness gives me courage.

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