A blind drive for achievement makes all the beauty around us turn to heaviness in our minds, bodies, and hearts. This pulls life and heart down-to-earth, and by that, everything becomes limited. When spirituality is gone all sense of fun and play is gone. The child within has no room to breathe, tension mounts and humour is lost and then we often try to achieve without the essential rhythm of spirit. Ignorance can attract a person but cannot hold them. Ignorance can build assets but it cannot sustain them. Ignorance can attract attention but it cannot sustain it. Building wealth can build a fortress but how does it feel to live in there? Ironically, there is no need to expend such energy, because success, wealth and abundance are the natural principles of your true nature. To flow with nature’s laws, you can have both abundance and spiritual awareness – they are connected through your intrinsic values.
If you actions reflect your values you feel inner spirit. If your intrinsic values cause your actions your actions are filled with spirit. So, either through authentic living or through spiritual awareness you can create quite a degree of harmony in your life.
When my client said “after that emotional experience i felt totally exhausted” what they could have also said was “once the emotion went away, I knew my real energy and it wasn’t much.” We do spend a lot of time living in hyperspace. A place where we are forced to find energy, usually through synthetic means, to build a greater life than otherwise possible.
In more simple language that means that we have a resource of power that comes from our connection to the universe and we also have rocket boosters that come from sugar, beer, attention and superiority that can launch but not sustain performance.
This is why I believe it is important to give as much attention to your connection to the universe, and the energy that comes with it, as it is to getting what you want in life. If you keep wanting more and more but don’t fill the real fuel tank, you start to live on vulnerable energy. It comes sometimes and goes at others. This can’t leave you secure can it?
So, we start to build and we do the practice and we are humble to the universe and then we feel “ahh, I’m on track, I don’t need to get up and do that stuff, I deserve a few days off. And then you wonder why it’s not like it used to be. This is very typical. We start to think the energy is coming from us rather than through us and we miss the point completely.
It’s so important to get a spiritual practice that stays with you day after day. Whether it is your yoga or your meditation or as I teach, the Walkachi, it is critical to feel that energy is flowing through you each day in greater and greater volumes.. This may mean more focus and concentration or improvement in technique. Either way, it is a secret to build this energy irrespective of whether you feel you need it or not. It’s your secret. Your confidence so that you don’t eventually become vulnerable and stretched. To know you have some life force in reserve.