Chris Bourne: How We Can Create Lives That Best Serve Us_Featured_, Intentions, Manifestation, Spirituality Thursday, September 13th, 2012
(By Chris Bourne | Openhand Foundation)
We are still frequently asked about our thoughts on manifestation: how do we create lives that best serve us? From our perspective, in true authenticity, it is not a case of manifesting by mind led intention. Rather, we tune into our higher self, align with the natural energetic flow of the moment and simply allow creative “Right Action” to unfold as a natural expression of who we really are. So if you’re not completely content with the circumstances of your life and you’re interested in creating a more harmonious one, you might be interested in reading this point of view…
Consciousness creates reality
It is not just our thoughts that create our reality, it would be more accurate to say our entire consciousness creates it – the sum total of what we are being and expressing through ALL our bodily vehicles of expression. Herein lies the problem when we try to manifest a particular reality; all too often the ego or small “I” is trying to do it. In other words we are trying to make choices based on our conditioned behaviours, our hopes and desires or alternatively as a result of our worries and fears.
For example, we feel insecure so we try to manifest a better paid job; we’re uncomfortable being alone so we try to manifest a partner; we’re not happy with our house so we effort to get a better one.
This are all hopes, wishes and desires of the ego, the personality – the small “I”. They are based on controlling thought forms prevalent in our society and conditoned behaviours – fixed neural pathways in the brain generated from our upbringing. However this is only a fraction of our consciousness. Our unique expression of divinity is the soul. We came here to connect with our soul, reintegrate it fully into our lives and allow it complete freedom of expression so that it may glorify our true beingness.
In the groove
Authentic creation happens spontaneously in the moment flowing downwards as energy from our higher self – the highest aspect of the soul closest to the source. When we are truly aligned with this, our creative action happens as one with the natural flow of the Universe – the whole Universe is creating in harmony with us. We may call this “Right Action”. It feels like we are completely ‘in the groove’ so to speak – we align to a natural rhythm in life which is blissful and magical to behold.
What gets in the way of Right Action in our lives are all our conditioned behaviours. So as the soul flows through the bodymind, the energy is distorted, fragmented and dimmed. Since our reality is created from what we are being within, this inner turmoil is reflected through our outer lives and as a result, frequently we manifest mayhem! When we realise this, often it seems we may try to create an inner focus by holding a particular vision or intention. This may work for a while, but it is contradicting the natural flow of the Universe and our destined unfolding within it. Ultimately this illusionary vision will break down.
The soul is awesomely okay with all circumstances. It has no particular needs, wants or desires. It has no fear of a particular pathway or outcome. Its purpose is to simply unfold its unique way of being. Our challenge is to align with this sense of centredness, completeness and immortality. The destiny of the soul is to take us into all those circumstances where we do not have this inner peace. In other words, we create on the outside circumstances that reflect our inner state of consciousness. Every single circumstance and moment of our lives presents this continually updating mirror saying “this is what you are now being, does that serve you?” In other words, are you being guided by the soul or the personality? from a sense of completeness or a sense of lack?
Absolute authentic reality
If what we are being feels right, we feel aligned with what we know to be the absolute authentic reality of the moment – that which transcends everyone’s expectations, desires or perceived needs. If we feel totally authentic in this way, then my advice would be to keep on doing that AT WHATEVER APPARENT PERSONAL COST (even your death!). If on the other hand, we create circumstances that make us feel tight and uncomfortable inside, we might then ask “To what am I attached? What particular outcome or experience do I think I need? What am I afraid of from this circumstance?”
“The act of creating is the act of allowing.
In looking within, we see past the distortions of the ego
to find what is meant to be.
When we know what is meant to be,
we become as one with the divine will…
the inner most longing of our highest self;
we become an open channel and
infinite potential is manifested through us,
and through us, the infinite cycle is complete.”
If we keep watching all our motivations for action from the place of the Observer of ourselves, then over time we will begin to realise our attachments within the drama of life. The we can begin to let them go by softening into the tightness they create, and then expressing our higher truth – the purest expression of the true nature we can feel. In which case the distorted behaviour patterns that have arisen from our attachments will dissolve and we’ll become ever more comfortable in our own skin. We’ll align with the authenticity of our soul and this greater harmony will be reflected outwards into our daily lives.
Being IS the change
The important thing to note is that we do not have to manifest or effort to create the lives that best serve us. Our destined reality unfolds around us a direct consequence of us connecting with and expressing our highest truth…
Article Source: Openhand Foundation
About the Author
At the age of 40 Chris was involved in a life threatening car crash in which he thought he would certainly die. This precipitated total inner surrender and a rapid reconnection with the conscious life force through all things.
He found himself suddenly able to experience and contemplate through multiple dimensions of reality to see the deeper purpose of life itself. He began to remember his true reason for being here.
“During the crash, time seemed to slow right down and I was guided back through key moments of my life. I was realising that every moment in our lives has but one underlying purpose – to reveal an aspect of truth about ourselves to ourselves. I was beginning to dissolve every belief and value our society had conditioned within me.”
“This was my initial awakening to the magical unifying consciousness of the soul. Over the eight years that followed, I was guided through four other inner ‘Gateways’ of consciousness. I have since come to know the process as the five key expansions on our journey of Enlightenment and ultimate Ascension into multi dimensional living – our divine birthright”.
Prior to the crash, Chris had a rich an varied professional career in industry, in teaching, as an Officer in the Army and finally as a web development entrepreneur before being initiated on his spiritual path. With a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences from Oxford University, participants in the work are finding his integration of grounded scientific understanding and profound spiritual realisation deeply engaging and transformative.
Catalysing our Spiritual Evolution