No matter what’s happening in your life around you…
It’s. All. Relative.
Let’s be honest…
There’s people who seem to have nothing and they struggle against all odds, yet have so much love in their hearts and so much passionate energy they want to give to the world.
At the same time, there’s people who seem like they have everything, yet they’re full of resentment, misery and self loathing. Recognizing this, it’s easier to connect the dots and see that your inner state of being (emotions, thoughts, perspective) can be totally independent of anything going on in your world around you.
But then, things like financial mishaps, people taunting us, struggles with authority figures, and other disappointments seem to drag us out of our comfort zones and force us into a negative state of being we don’t want to be in. Most people think this is just how it is.
Consider this: You, right here right now, are infinite consciousness experiencing this moment of reading these words. When you find yourself in a state of chaos, where it feels like you’ve merged with the chaos around you — you feel overwhelmed or victimized, for example — it’s time to take a step back and relax back into your infinite self.
You are consciousness. You are not the contents your consciousness creates. Those are your experiences. Not you.
So when it’s time to detach from the chaos around you, follow these three steps to be the eye of any storm.
Even if it’s necessary to take immediate action based on what’s transpiring, you still need to be the eye of the storm. Being the eye of the storm doesn’t mean you’re disconnected and disengaged.
It’s the opposite.
Only from your own point of power — your internal source — can you access the energy, focus, gut instinct, inner guidance and clarity to do exactly what you need to do.
1: Connect with your breath
When you’re aware of your breathing you’re aware of yourself. That’s why applying all your focus to your breathing is the most common technique used for meditation.
It increases your self awareness. It also calms the body and mind while improving focus, bringing about a state of relaxed alertness.
This is the best state from which to take action if you’re ever in a bind or any troubling situation.
Whatever you’re doing or wherever you are, simply become aware of your breathing. Follow the breath, gently guiding it to a calmer, slower, deeper rhythm.
2: Connect with your inner vision
No matter how powerless you feel in the face of the world around you, you are always in control of your inner world.
Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Because your imagination is an aspect of your consciousness where you can manifest things in real time, and affect your entire consciousness.
It’s like a place you can always go to create the reality you do want and improve your experience — right away.
Not only does your imagination change your mental experience in real time, but also it sends out intentions (like planting seeds) for what will manifest in your physical experience.
The more you focus on the life you want to be living in your imagination, the more doors will open for you in your physical reality, through the Law of Attraction (“like attracts like”).
You might feel imprisoned in your physical reality.
But there are an infinite number of places you could go in your imagination. The peak of a mountain… a sailboat in the ocean… a beach resort in Fiji… the stage of an auditorium where a raving audience is enjoying your performance. Start accessing this superpower!
3: Connect with your self talk
When shit hits the fan, it’s easy to get disconnected from yourself.
To start listening to thoughts that don’t serve you.
“That wasn’t supposed to happen.”
“This isn’t fair.”
“Everything is fucked up.”
Knowing that “thoughts become things,” you gotta take control of your self talk.
Don’t try to shut out the negative thoughts. Overwrite them with positive ones. That’s where affirmations can come in.
Affirmations are positive statements you can repeat over and over. Saying them out loud is more powerful, and changing your physiology to match the meaning of the words. Your physiology affects your emotions. Your emotional energy is the energy behind your words and actions. So take heed not only to what you’re saying to yourself, but also how you’re holding yourself when you do.
Here’s my favorite affirmation I use to be the eye of any storm. I got this from Robert Bruce’s book, Defense Against Psychic Attack.
“I am loved and I am worthy.
I am safe and I am free.
I am powerfully protected.
I am master of my body and ruler of my mind.”