As you'll discover soon, there are MANY spiritually minded people who honestly believe that being aware of "spiritual concepts" alone will provide them with the tangible and measurable results that make the "physical aspects of life" abundant, whole, complete and overflowing.
That's why so many are "waiting for God" to provide them with whatever their hearts desire might be. As those who believe in and have "tried that way" of DOING things will tearfully tell you, "God said NO" or it "must not have been in God's will."
Before we get into the meat of Reality Check, I have 2 quick questions to ask, that I hope you'll give some consciously focused and serious thought to.
1) Where are you right now and where do you truly desire to be?
2) If where you are is "seemingly stuck" in a place that you're not experiencing the kind of life you "Truly Desire", whether tangibly or intangibly, what do you think is keeping you from it?
As individuals (and on a larger scale, as a human species), we're each in different places. I'm not referring to "places" in the geographical sense of the word, but rather in a "belief and thinking" place that we all occupy 24/7/365.
The quality of our beliefs and the predominant way in which we think is what determines our mindset.
Because of this "believing and thinking space" that we ALL DO occupy ALL of the time, we find ourselves in "seemingly different" places in life. The sad reality is, MOST are "seemingly stuck" where they don't WANT to be, all the while hoping, wishing and praying that something or someone would change, so they could be somewhere else, have something more, or do something different, so they might "finally arrive" at where they think and believe that they "truly desire" to be.
Beneath all the superficial desires of "more money", a "better job", more wholesome and fulfilling relationships or more time freedom, lies the Real Reason WHY we WANT these things.
It's because we THINK that acquiring these "things" will enable us to be happy, content and fulfilled.
That's a backwards approach that the "unaware" often strive to reach. Some spend their entire lives DOING that, yet never receive or experience even a fraction of what they "think and believe" this way of "doing things" will provide.
Granted, HAVING these "tangible things" can and no doubt does make life more exciting and wholesome. But in order to HAVE THEM and KEEP them long term, it's necessary to align and harmonize what's going on INSIDE with whatever it might be that you desire to SEE on the outside.
Then you must TAKE ACTION and DO THINGS on the outside, in such a way that aligns and harmonizes with what's going on "inside."
If there's one thing that Reality Check will reveal, it's the fact that your AWARENESS is were EVERYTHING begins. The expansiveness or limited nature of your "awareness" determines how much you'll experience. Our level of awareness not only determines the quality of our beliefs and thoughts, it also determines what we do, how we do it as well as the quality (and quantity) of that doing, ALL of which determine the kind and quality of tangible results that we experience as we go through life.
In that way, it "seems as if" we are EACH in "different places", but we're not. The destination that we're headed toward as well as where we end up is really one and the same. What we have and receive as we're walking this ONE PATH together, is a direct reflection of what we're BEING.
The reason WHY a multilevel form of awareness is so important is because in the world, there are those who use their "mindset" to create darkness and shadows, just as there are those who "shine their light." Darkness and shadows are just as real and just as prevalent in the tangible world of shape and form, just as The Light is.
How we perceive that light or darkness humanly speaking, is the determining factor as to how much light or darkness we'll go through.
Here's what many "spiritually minded" people have difficulty grasping...
The shadows, darkness and less than desirable events unfolding in the "world" are just as "spiritual" as the good, which is often referred to as "Light."
Put another way, EVERY event, condition, circumstance, person, place or thing in the world is sacred. It DOES NOT matter how you view, judge and label him, her or it, the Higher Truth is, EVERYTHING is sacred.
That's bound to raise some eyebrows and maybe even generate some hate mail. Regardless, it's true. Immutably, unwaveringly and eternally "true" in fact. The reason WHY is simple, even though it may not "seem that way" right now.
Here's WHY that's true...
The GOOD, the BAD and EVERYTHING in between is the result of "consciousness."
We can "choose" to become and remain ignorant and blind to one, just as easily as we can "choose" to become keenly aware and informed of the vitally important role that BOTH play in our lives.
That applies at both the physical and spiritual/metaphysical level.
The quality of your "consciousness", which you, I and EVERYONE else "chooses", determines the kind and quality of your "chosen way" of BEING.
How can you KNOW what you're BEING?
If you have ANY form of lack and limitation in ANY area of your life, you are in essence, either ignorant and blind to the ways, means, answers and solutions that resolve it, or you're NOT applying what you DO already know.
You CAN BE spiritually literate in an "intellectual kind of way", yet materially poor. You CAN BE materially well off and spiritually bankrupt. You can also become the kind of person who effectively blends physical, financial and spiritual abundance, and experience a quality of life that MOST never will, simply because they have no idea HOW, or that they even can.
Regardless of which path you're on or which you'll choose at some future point in time, it all boils down to how "aware" you are. How much are you "allowing" your mind to expand, or how are you limiting it. That "choice" plays a MAJOR ROLE in, and IN FACT determines what you're BEING, believing, thinking, speaking and DOING.
What We're Feeling, Doing, Having and SEEING is ALWAYS in ALL WAYS a Direct Reflection of What We're BEING
Our diverse ways of being range from being extremely busy, cynical, "life is a grind" pessimists, to optimistic, informed and truly fulfilled realists who consistently experience what I like to refer to as a truly liberated quality of life.
Put another way, each one of us has our own unique way of SEEING and BEING in the world, resulting from a unique, deeply ingrained (and habitual) pattern if you will, that speeds up, slows down, or keeps the materialization of our "heartfelt desires" from happening at all.
In addition, we each have our own unique views, beliefs and perceptions with regard to what's necessary or not necessary to manifest the greatest possible results in the simplest, quickest and most efficient way possible.
Some have a preference for more of an esoteric understanding for evolving and expanding our spiritual passion and power. Others prefer a more intellectual "scientific" approach. There are also those who choose to remain TOTALLY unaware of and oblivious to the fact that there's far more to be known and understood about life and how it all works than what we're taught in our education systems, our places of worship, via news venues and CERTAINLY what our "governments" CLAIM is true.
There's DEFINITELY far more to know, understand, experience and benefit from than meets the eye. That's one of the biggest problems health and success seekers face. They have a tendency to enable and allow what they hear, learn, believe and see to determine their realities.
ALL physical THINGS FIND THEIR ROOT IN what we'll be referring to as the spiritual/metaphysical realm. The quality of our experience as we navigate down whatever our chosen life paths might be, is determined by how "aware" we are of this space/place.
Some have their head so far in the clouds that they can't seem to take the "tangible steps" which are necessary to arrive at where we ALL truly desire to be.
Others have their feet so firmly planted on the ground, they overlook the importance of DOING what truly needs to be done to enable and allow their "physical actions" to become as effective as they can, and provide what they "think" their DOING will create.
The Reality Check is intended to reveal, in clear, simple and easy to understand language, how, both 21st century cutting edge scientific discoveries and a more esoteric understanding of HOW and WHY life turns out as it does, aren't nearly as different, divided or separate as many "think" they are.
The FACT is, they BOTH play a vitally important role in dissecting, examining, and becoming "keenly aware of" how to enable and allow life to BECOME all that we hope it CAN become.
Perhaps the single most important (and transformational) thing that Reality Check will do, is assist you in seeing and understanding the difference between what 21st century science (quantum physics) refers to as a subjective and an objective reality.
This is a significant thing to grasp, understand and become "keenly aware" of, because, what are often thought of and referred to as "timeless esoteric philosophies", actually support and validate the accuracy and significance of what many 20th and 21st century scientists have discovered regarding the nature of reality.
In the same way, the latest, greatest and most cutting edge scientific discoveries support and validate what the ancient's have been writing about and conveying for thousands and thousands of years.
"Our realities are NOT objective but SUBJECTIVE and are "subject to" how "Aware" or unaware we are."
It's also WHY the ancient text clearly states, "Judge NOT by appearances."
It's not a law or "wrong" if we do, but rather provides results that align and harmonize with what our SUBJECTIVE beliefs, thoughts, emotions and actions create in physical form.
While it's true that things can be and often are "thought of" and "perceived as being" one way on the surface, based on our unique observation of it, what's "truly going on" at a level that we can't see, hear, touch, taste or smell, and often times are "unconscious of", is oftentimes quite different than we "think" it is.
The "difference" can be clearly seen and understood once we're "aware of" and clearly understand the differences between perceptions of truth and what I often refer to as a Higher Truth.
Should we make the choice to become aware of and clearly understand that our "fear based" perceptions of truth are learned, inherited and oftentimes "INTENTIONALLY programmed" into our minds, the "subjective and OBJECTIVE" reality that we experience becomes quite different.
What does that have to do with life and what you experience as you go through it?
Absolutely EVERYTHING...and then some.
A subjective reality is "subject to" and it's quality dependent on, our individual views, beliefs, as well as how we "feel" about and what we see, hear, touch, taste, smell and DO in, our "objective reality."
It's the "objective reality" that we place labels on and make our judgments about, both of which stem from our unique beliefs and perceptions regarding ANY outcome.
These factors are what determine our individual "paradigm."
While many "claim" (and in some cases even "honestly believe") that something is "true", the fact of the matter is, VERY FEW things are "definitively true."
It's only our "perceptions" that make things "seem true" to us.
The Reality Check is intended to reveal and assist you in making the shift to from a paradigm of "less than you want" to as much as YOU can conceive and imagine.
It does so beginning at the foundational level, aka the "unseen aspects of life" where all physical events, conditions, circumstances and experiences stem from.
The Reality Check is intended to assist you in becoming more keenly aware of this "unseen all pervasive level" and at the same time, learn (and integrate) some rational, logical and practical steps that MUST be taken if your "tangible and measurable" OBJECTIVE REALITY is ever to become extraordinary.
Although not often looked at in this way, and certainly not understood by MOST, what the masses refer to as LOSING and WINNING are BOTH "subjective" and entirely voluntary!
Reality Check reveals many things that will enable and empower you to reach and experience what is referred to as WINNING at will, if you'll allow it to.
You can, although, if you believe as most do, and those "beliefs" have you thinking and feeling in the same way that most are MOST of the time, a Reality Check may be necessary to assist you in breaking through the restrictive, illusory and "subjective" barriers that so many "honestly believe" are blocking their way.
The "blocks" I'm referring to aren't as "REAL" as MOST think and believe they are. The Higher Truth is, they are "subjectively imaginary", and although "common terms" that are "commonly used" by those who SEE themselves and honestly believe that they're "common folks", few understand how to recognize, acknowledge, overcome and do away with these "illusionary blocks" forever.
What are these "common" imaginary barriers that "needlessly" keep so many from experiencing what they "truly desire" to BE, DO and/or HAVE in life?
3 VERY simple words that describe and determine a "less than empowered" way of BEING...Fear, Doubt and Worry.
Although I've chosen to title this section Reality Check for a number of reasons, it's really a multilevel approach that encompasses the spiritual, mental and physical realms of existence. You could view it as a sort of Foundational Life Transformation Guide to assist you in understanding what FEAR truly is so you might eliminate the DOUBTS that hold you back and banish the "less than desired and life draining effects of "worry" forever.
Stop for just a minute right here, right now and think. What desires do you hold and what do you HONESTLY believe to be true about having or NOT having your "heartfelt desires" fulfilled?
What do you honestly believe is available or NOT available to you RIGHT NOW?
There is no "right or wrong" answer, yet it's of vital importance to understand that whichever you choose to "believe", think about, focus on and give ATTENTION to the most, you'll GET TO experience...unconditionally.
That's what determines WHAT you'll experience in life, REGARDLESS of the kind or quality of the WHAT.
Although the many WHAT'S that we experience are believed to be "Objective and unchangeable", the Higher Truth is, they are "subjective" and appear in the various aspects of your life just as we choose...just as YOU choose.
Although unbeknownst to those who "believe" that worry is just a part of being an adult, it's the one thing that needlessly keeps the multitudes from discovering, tapping into and consciously using their own power, wisdom and enhancing their capacities to the degree which enables them to get to and remain in the "state" where ALL desire to be, which is a place of happiness, joy, fulfillment and trust.
Happiness and trust (subcategories of Love) as well as a sense of Unhappiness and distrust (subcategories of fear) are equally "subjective." Yet it's our "choice" as to WHICH we'll experience.
Although a state of happiness and trust is where we all WANT and would LOVE to be, the REALITY is, most "unknowingly and unintentionally" sabotage any chance of reaching (and remaining in) this "more desirable" and highly sought after state, by enabling and allowing the learned and programmed "fears" to dictate HOW we think, speak and act.
They "unintentionally and unconsciously" enable and allow fear, doubt and worry to fill their mind and in essence, keep themselves from EXPERIENCING the kind of happiness and trust that opens doors to an infinite number of "extraordinarily pleasing possibilities" and provides life changing opportunities that MOST remain blinded, oblivious to and never see.
That's perhaps another one of the greatest gifts the Reality Check will provide...the understanding that what MOST depend on combined with how MOST DO THINGS, desired results of extraordinary proportion, "seem to be" more the exception than the rule.
The reason WHY that's true is because MOST of us have been "programmed and conditioned" in a "fear, doubt and worry" kind of way. We're literally hard wired to become and remain BEINGS who consistently DO things at the "subjective and objective" levels which only serve to consistently create the polar opposite of what we CLAIM to want, which has us, and keeps us from DOING what MUST BE DONE to produce the "desired result."
Because of that, we use the "amazing tool" we all have in such a way that consistently provides the polar opposite of what we think we need and claim to want.
A Reality Check was necessary for me, many others who I know and connect with on a day to day basis and if you're anything like us, it MAY BE (and more than likely is) going to be necessary for you too, if you're sincere and serious about consistently and "consciously creating" a happier, more trusting and fulfilling quality of life for yourself.
Doing so requires an above average understanding as well as "conscious application" of both esoteric, as well as what might be considered as being VERY logical, rational and practical concepts.
Reality Check will be exploring, revealing and assisting you to effectively merge these "concepts" I'm referring to in such a way that provides the greatest possible result in "tangible and measurable" form, while at the same time, not compromising at the intangible level.
I'm Finished with Reality Check Part 1