Do you have choice? Are you able to align your will, your thought, your word, your deed with your choice? And what is your “choice” based on? Look closely: if your choices are based on “wanting to do or not wanting to do”, “wanting to be or not wanting to not be”, it’s a limiting place to live from. And if the message isn’t clear look at Hamlet – he was so tormented by his inability to be with the limited choices open to him “to be or not to be”, that he killed himself. What a waste of human potentiality – and maybe the world was better off without him!
If those are the only kinds of choices you have you are in service of your past and living in the domain of ego. What opens up from your past is simply the perceived choice to “do or not do”, “be or not be”, “choose or not choose” from want, need or desire based on ego perceptions. Sometimes that is sufficient, and more and more, it’s a prison with no true original creation taking place.
Now let’s look at will: will is based on the ability to follow-through on your vision. It’s an igniting force; a great source for creation and destruction. Who’s will are you in action of?
Authentic action opens up when you have access to authentic choice – natural intelligence which is connected to and aligned with the infinite natural intelligence of all of Life, and choose to apply your will – that igniting force – in service of that choice. Here you have access to more than your past – that which the mind already knows. Authentic action lies in the domain of the unknown; it is the ability to tap into that option which never existed before and choose to do or not do in service of that option. It lies in the domain of the “impossible” – that which the mind cannot know, because it has never been done before.
Living from this place means you are living with passion and urgency, serving something far greater than the next orgasm, the next house, or the next passport to success. There is an urgency when you live in this place to express all of the unique expression of the 75 to 100 trillion cells that you are: a once in a forever expression!
The awe of it! And every day you get up ignited to take that next breath, connect to that person next to you – another once in a forever expression! When you live here every person holds a secret for you that you can’t wait to decipher. Life is a party, a game, a puzzle – all of it!! You relish the “good times” and you equally relish the “bad times”. Life flows for you. Things seem to align themselves to serve you – to serve your vision, and not just sometimes, because you are in service of Life.
An awesome place to awaken, emerge and act from each moment, each day, where every breath is living, loving and dying fully…and being re-born in the next. There is a newness about each moment and there is no mistaking the urgency – like two lovers that are madly in love – except that you are the lover and the moment is the beloved.
So – are you living here? If you’re not, then you’re stuck in the past and creating from “not having authentic choice”. And if that’s the case I won’t mince my words: you are a burden to society, a burden to this planet, and a burden to Life. You slow down the very expression of Life – the reason you are here.
No need to get “deep and metaphysical” – it really is that simple. Like a layer of dead skin that has served it’s purpose – which you have in that you have been born into potentiality. And then, if you are not becoming and living your potentiality every moment of every day, you are stopping the flow of Life expressing itself through you…and you know what happens to dead skin when the pedicurist gets his hands on your feet!!!
Yes, it’s not your fault, you were born into a world, a society, a family that “conditioned” you to be dead. And the fact of it is: you’re still a burden, waiting to die, filling your emptiness with all those things which just prolong the inevitable: the moment of death. There is a term for this in Stephen Norval’s teaching and in evolutionary emergence teachings: “the inertia of the ego”.
So the bad news is – that inertia is bloody strong and will keep you trapped forever…. Unless somehow you tap into that urge to emerge and make a choice: to “want to be free more than you want anything else”….Stephen’s words. Then, you are able to muster enough momentum to break through into freedom.
You know exactly what I mean by wanting to be free. Except that generally you choose to want to be free when it suits you, when you are desperate, when there is no way out, when it all gets too much…and some of you even try to end it (you’re reading this so I assume you didn’t succeed even there!).
Choosing to want to be free sometimes won’t cut it. You have to choose to want be free more than you want anything else, “at all times, in all places, through all circumstances, without exception”…more of Stephen’s words! Need some support with that? Stephen Norval’s unique series of perspectives are set up exactly to do that: to direct and support you in that journey to set yourself free so that you awaken, emerge and act from authentic choice…So that you live in a state of being ignited and igniting others to live their full potentiality, each moment, of each day and the world becomes a blazing place!
Am I urging you to enrol? Absolutely! Will I gain monetarily? For sure! However – that is the by-product. The truth is: I’m urging you to emerge and act authentically because I have every thing to gain and everything to lose in how you “choose” or “not choose” – how you live your life and how you express on. Your every choice or not choice impacts me – directly. And if that’s the “isness” of it, I’d like to ensure that you are making decisions from being aligned with authentic choice, word, deed and action. By doing your choice is altruistic: it serves you and it serves the whole.
The next thePoint Perspective will be held in Johannesburg from 24th – 27th February, 2011, with an investment of R4000. Very inconvenient I know – and can you still choose to want to be free above all else (more than that dress or golf club), just this once? And again, and again, and again…. Until you are that which you seek.