This picture was taken at the Esalen Institute on California’s Big Sur Coast, as I gazed out over their “Great Lawn” to the Pacific Ocean. I selected the picture for this eZine because the two art pieces nicely demonstrate the typical path one follows living in Spirit and creating a passion-filled life. It’s never a straight line! However, over time, with a consciously engaged practice, there is progress, and often significant, beautiful progress.
One of my favorite quotes from human potential pioneer Michael Murphy, co-founder of the Esalen Institute, is “The question isn’t whether to engage a practice or not, because you’re already practicing something. The question is what are you practicing?” Michael is referring to our ability to consciously choose what we practice in our lives. Are you choosing to practice fear, worry, and concern? This choice, if you can call it that, is typically made unconsciously and by default. Or, are you choosing to practice joy, love, and generosity? This choice is usually made in a more conscious and intentional way.
In this blog we look at one of the most important ingredients for creating your life’s dreams and desires: having and establishing a consciously created daily personal practice. This is Step 8 of the Major Good Mojo System: “Stay connected to Spirit and Passion.”
Read on and enjoy!
How to Stay Connected to Spirit and Passion
Step 8 of the 10 Step Major Good Mojo System is “Stay connected to Spirit and Passion.” Spirit and your passions go hand in hand. As Chris and Janet Attwood, authors of “The Passion Test,” often say, “What you love and God’s will for you are one and the same.” As you deepen your connection to your Higher Self and become more and more adept at listening to and following its guidance, you’ll find you’re led to your passions. You’re led to move and take action on what it is you love. Step by step you’ll be fulfilling your passions, your dharma, and your purpose. This step, Step 8, is about putting in place a practice that keeps you connected to Spirit and your passions day in and day out.
I cannot overemphasize the importance of a long-term, daily practice. It’s inside of this long-term context that your true transformation and evolution will be most powerfully facilitated. In a long-term practice you have the time to experience what does and does not work for you, what is and is not efficient. Then you are able to tune and optimize.
Living and fulfilling your passions is the result of the path of practice, and it occurs and is engaged OVER TIME. Therefore you need to be on a path of regular practice that marks your way, guides you, supports you, and keeps your evolution on track. It’s like creating a groove in a piece of wood with a rock, or perhaps on a piece of glass with a diamond; the first time you practice you just scratch the surface of the wood or glass. But then each time you practice, over and over again, you deepen that groove, and subsequently those things you are working on. Your connection to Source and Heart Wisdom, seeing the good in everything, going with the flow, transcending limiting beliefs, embracing the contraction and low energy times in your life, and expressing and creating your authentic life purpose, all eventually become the natural path for divine energy flow in your life.
It’s also important to note that for your practice to have deep transformational value it must continue independent of what is going on in your life. If you allow life to rule you, you will soon stop your practice. However, if you engage your practice independent of the conditions in your life, you can persist. This means you choose to do your practice for no reason and you do it no matter what.
You can look at your life as your ultimate long-term practice. Over your years on this earth you discover what works and doesn’t work for you, making adjustments, learning and deepening your connection to Source, until you ultimately and literally do dissolve into the oneness. Your long-term practice can be a microcosm of this ultimate and real long-term practice of your life – becoming more free, present, powerful, and joy-filled – while still alive and animating your physical form.
And don’t be afraid to try out different practices. Do what works for you. I’ve engaged many different forms and my transformational practice has continually evolved. Know that something may work for you and be very powerful at one stage of your life, then you grow beyond it and are ready for something else. Don’t feel like you have to select something and stay with it forever. Be free to evolve and engage and create what works for you.
Establishing your own, customized, daily practice that keeps you connected to Spirit and your passions is a major benefit of the Major Good Mojo System. To experience the power this can provide in your life, I invite you to engage the The Major Good Mojo Coaching System.
Your Major Good Mojo Assignment:
Take a look in your life to identify any daily practices you have that keep you connected to Spirit and your passions. If you have some, great, keep doing those. If you don’t, spend a few minutes right now to think of one or two things you might do each day to get more connected. Perhaps you’ll choose to read some uplifting and inspiring words, or start a gratitude journal, or walk in nature, or even meditate. These are all simple things that, if engaged consciously each day, can become a powerful practice in and for your life.
Consciously choosing, creating, and engaging a long-term daily practice is one of the most powerful things you can do.
Congratulations – you are one step closer to Major Good Mojo!