Are you familiar with the story of Padre Pio? I’m sure you are aware of the thousands, if not millions of people having been given a terminal diagnosis who went on to recover completely. History is full of scientists, performers, entrepreneurs, writers and all kinds of talented individuals who were written off and went on to excel on the world stage.
My background in NLP is based on the premise if one person can do it, anyone can do it. Even Jesus said something very similar two thousand years ago:
“Even the least among you can do all that I have done, and greater things” (John, 14:12)
For most people there will be an immediate scramble to find reasons why they cannot do it and why “it” is too much. Falling into this category myself it is unlikely I could run 100 metres in less than 9 seconds at the age of 67. Li Ching Yuen lived from 1677 to 1933, he died at the age of 256. Again the most common reaction to this would be disbelief.
Most readers of these pages will know that our first seven years of life are critical, when our lifelong “programming” mostly takes place. This programming is reinforced at home and in our institutions and is underpinned by endless repetition primarily through the media. Especially today we live in fearful times. If you research the effect fear has on the body, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that we shrink at a cellular level. The shrinkage can have a devastating effect. The combination of a pretty much “standard” worldview reinforced by repetition set in a backdrop of fear creates a somewhat predictable set of beliefs, values and ideas. And from that flows our behaviour.
I’m sure somewhere someone has addressed this phenomenon. I’m sorry but I can’t even be bothered to research it. The BBC in this country is obsessed with precedent. The hottest day of the year, the first four-minute mile, the quickest goal, the youngest politician… It goes on and on. It can be amusing and appear to be no more than a distraction. But again what underpins it is the mind-set of rarity and scarcity. In other words “precedents” happen very rarely and when they do those establishing them are scarce (and very special) people indeed. Jesus was clearly a con artist.
When someone we know or someone we know knows of someone else who has experienced a “miracle” it certainly helps to bring the possibility of a personal miracle that bit closer. Again we look for ways in which the person experiencing the miracle differs from us. And if we can find criteria we have no control over then so much the better. S/he is much younger, healthier and fitter, has no family history of illness, and has “bought into” this way of thinking for years. We can’t close the age gap, our genes are different and we can’t make up a couple of decades of a different mind-set. There are many other reasons we give ourselves to make our transition to becoming a living miracle impossible.
Another fruitless avenue of denial is to apportion all blame (even though there is substantial evidence that these things do adversely affect us, often severely) on EMF’s, Glyphosphate, vaccines, diet and lifestyle, our neighbours and global warming.
We are at the stage now where one word is all we need. Belief.
Cue Henry Ford:
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
We need to know, if we are open to believe we are amongst “the least” and can therefore align with Jesus, how to do it. I’m going to suggest you look up my favourite spiritual teachers, Wayne Dyer, Gregg Braden, Carolyn Myss and Bruce Lipton to name just a few. I could give you a few lines but to get into the right mental state and not least fully buy into what these people are saying you need more than a short blog post.
Yes my friends we are powerful beyond measure. It is possible, it can be done, it has been done, it is being done and it will always be done to secure a miracle for ourselves. There are other factors of course which have a bearing on our potential success. Principal amongst these is how much those close to us also subscribe to being a member of that elite group. To paraphrase Neale Donald Walsch, unless they don’t…
The elite group? The least of course.
Pretty much covers everything doesn’t it?
Blessings to you all.
Jack Stewart, August 9, 2019.