Action is The Best Affirmation
Beliefs are overrated.
They're important, of course. In fact, your life experience is nothing more than the outpicturing of your core beliefs. But most of what we think we believe, we don't actually believe – we just believe we believe! And this illusion keeps us stuck in limitation, not understanding why our life isn't changing.
Your consistent actions are the truest barometer of what you believe. If you say you believe you are abundant, but aren't circulating your abundance and investing fully in yourself, then you don't really believe you're abundant. If you say love is all there is and we're all one, but you are harboring resentment toward someone, blaming someone, or not forgiving fully…you don't really believe it.
But here's the good news…
You can generate a stronger belief through action. We often think that we have to first believe it to do it, but if we do the thing and act the part consistently – and work with whatever comes up and keep going – we will activate the energy of that belief and embody it.
You don't have to believe it to achieve it, you just have to go for it!
Remember, you're a divine powerplant. A power plant doesn't receive energy, it doesn't even have energy -- it generates it. If you want to be inspired to write your book or create whatever you want, don't wait for the muse to come knocking -- act like an inspired person would and you'll activate the inspiration. If you want to exercise, don't wait to 'feel like it' or have the energy, just start doing it, and you will activate the energy. Whatever you can imagine and dream of, don't wait to believe it's possible – take action, act 'as if' it's true about you, and watch what gets activated.
The other important aspect to embodying a deep positive belief is to understand and practice the principles behind whatever result you want. For example if you didn't know how to swim and every time you got in the water you sank, you wouldn't need to believe in floating, you would need to learn and apply the principles of buoyancy. Once you understand that, you don't need any belief to float! The same is true about all of life.
Once you understand the principle, and practice it, you have a direct encounter with its expression. You don't need to resolve all the experiences around it in order to live that – you don't have to heal all the years of sinking, you just have to start floating and swimming.
In nature, animals don't sit around and teach theory on how to go out and catch prey or fly -- when the baby bird is ready, the mother kicks them out of the nest, and the bird learns how to fly on the way down. The bird can't stop to affirm its belief in flying, it has to start flapping its wings, it has to take action -- then it has a direct experience of flying and doesn't need to work out its belief about flying
When you do the thing and experience the result, you have a tendency to learn and grow and a lot of the unconscious or even conscious fears and limited beliefs around that action start to dissolve or come up for healing. You may still have to work on some of the material coming up, but you don't want to wait to work it all out before you start taking bold actions in the direction of your vision – otherwise you will be waiting forever. Remember, whatever you're waiting for is what you're waiting with
If you look at the greatest thought leaders, innovators, inventors, and creators, they were all individuals of action. Jesus didn't just sit and meditate, he walked over hill and valley, preaching and teaching and healing to get his message out. Gandhi did his work in a similar fashion. As did Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Einstein, and Oprah. There are many more people in the world with great ideas and visions, but if they're not people of action you'll never hear about them
Which kind of person do you want to be this year
I'm a stand for you to take things to a whole new level moving forward – to becoming a person of bold action, a person of true power, a person who gets sh*t done! Can I get an amen?!
I love and appreciate you.
To Your Emerging ACTION!
Reprinted from The Emerging Edge, January 2017
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