As I took my daily walk, after completely thrashing my neighbour at a very competive game of tennis, I started to think of our current lockdown status and how it is impacting everyone. The need for change, the need for new skills and new mindsets is the key but some people and business will not survive the ‘New Normal’ that we will eventually step into.
Walking around among the Olive and Lemon trees in my gardens or along the roads in and near my home here in St Paul de Vence near Nice, I am always amazed at the bright colours, the purity and the enormity of the fruit on the trees.
Increasingly, people are becoming aware that we need to change our way of thinking, being and acting in the world when we enter the ‘New Normal’. We need to Transform our focus from developing the Material, and ‘the Outer’ to developing the Spiritual, ‘the Inner’. The fruit is always the answer to me.
Each of us has a success blueprint already embedded in our unconscious mind. This blueprint, more than any one other thing, will determine our destiny.
We live in a world of duality: good and evil, up and down, light and dark, hot and cold, in and out, fast and slow, left and right.
These are a few examples of the thousands of opposite poles. For one pole to exist, the other pole must also exist. You cannot believe in God without believing in the devil, and vice versa.
Consequently, just as there are outer laws for Transformation, there must be inner laws. The inner laws include things like knowledge, Skill, state management and belief strategies. These are essential. These inner laws are super-important.
How do you think? What are your thought processes? What are your habits and traits? How do you really feel about yourself? How confident are you in yourself and your ability to adapt in the future? How well do you relate to others? How much do you trust others? How do you rate your ability? How do you rate your ability to act in spite of fear, worry, inconvenience and discomfort? Can you act or function at your highest level even when you are not in the mood?
The bottom line is that your character, your thinking, and your thoughts are a critical part of what determines the level of your success and how your blueprint pans out…
One of the Keys to success in anything is to raise your own energy, vibration and attraction; when you do, people will naturally be attracted to you, they will tune in to your frequency.
Most people do not reach their full potential. Most people are not successful in what they choose to do. Research shows that 80% of individuals will never be free in the way they would like to be. 80% of people will never claim to be truly happy.
The reason is simple. Most people are on autopilot. They are asleep at the wheel of their own life and looking in the rear view mirror at where they were in the past too often.
I am not saying any of this to make you happy, I am saying it to HELP you.
They work, think and behave on a superficial level of life – based on what they can see. They live in the visible world.
Looking around me I can see lemon trees with beautiful, gigantic lemons on them waiting to be picked, sliced and dropped into a variety of cocktails or used to garnish succulent dishes. Orange trees with big round juicy oranges waiting to be picked.
So, why don’t you imagine a tree. Let’s suppose that this tree represents the tree of life or living. On this tree are fruits. In life, our way of life is called ‘the fruits of our success’, it’s how we measure our results or experiences. So we look at the fruits (our results or experiences) and we don’t like them; there aren’t enough, and they are too small, or they don’t taste good.
What do we tend to do? Most people put more attention and focus on the fruit, the results or experiences.They will clean the fruit, spray the fruit and nurture the fruit.But what is it that actually creates those particular fruits?
It’s the seeds and the roots that create the fruit.
It’s what’s underground that creates what’s above ground.
It’s what’s invisible that creates the visible.
But what does that mean?
It means if you want to change the fruits (your experiences or results), you have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible. If you want better fruit, better results, bigger fruit, tend to the roots of your tree!
In my experience, what you cannot see in this world is far more powerful than anything you can see.
Try electricity. You can’t see it, but you can see its effect when you turn on a light. How do you know electricity exists? Because of the light?
Put your finger in the socket and test if it really exists. I guarantee your doubts will disappear.
You may not agree with the statement about what you can’t see being more powerful than what you can see but you will suffer if you don’t apply this principle.
The law of nature determines that what’s underground or inside creates what’s above ground and outside. As humans, we are a part of nature, not above it. Consequently, when we align with the law and work on the roots, our inner game of our life flows smoothly and we are a magnet to opportunity. We bear fresh fruit.
We do not work or exist on just one plane of existence. We work in four.
Physical – Mental – Emotional – Spiritual.
Most people never ever realise that the physical realm, what we call reality, is only a printout of the other three.
Let’s suppose you have written a letter. You want to change the font or a colour on the letterhead. You turn it Purple and into a flashy font that you like. You hit print and out it comes. Whoops…no change!
You try it again and out comes the letter without the change.
Whoa! I just changed that, so you check and…it has reverted back to the original version.
You now study the six hundred page manual called ‘changing fonts and colours’. You now have the tools and the knowledge you need. You make the changes again but this time you hit the button APPLY. You hit print. You look. Success!
Things cannot be changed in the printout, the physical world; they can only be changed in the program: the mental, emotional and spiritual world.
Whatever results you are getting, be they great or bad, positive or negative, always remember that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. If things are not going well in your outer game, it’s because things are not going well in your inner game.
It’s that simple.
What you hear, you remember; what you see, you remember; what you do, you understand. Forget the magic bullets, punches and pills you seek. You are just victim of Loch Ness Monster disease.
‘I have heard of this phrase but no one has seen it. It’s a great close which, if you say it, you get everyone to buy from you. If I could get hold of that I would make it’.
Wrong. Once you sort out your inner game and realise that you control your energy, your state and your focus then you will get what you want in life. You will have your cake and you will eat it. What is the use of having cake if you can’t eat it anyway? What are you supposed to do with it? Put it on the mantelpiece and look at it?
There is a major difference between the people that ‘get it’, the people that are not sure they ‘get it’ and the people who think they will never ‘get it’.
1. ‘Get it’ people believe `I can have my cake and eat it’.
2. ‘Not sure I can Get it’ people believe `Cake is too rich, so I will only have a little piece’
3. ‘I can never Get it’ people don’t believe they deserve cake, so they order a donut, focus on the hole and wonder why they have nothing’.
Which one are you? Now go and tend the roots of your future. make plans, set goals, change your mindset and may you NEVER be the same again!