SOS BOOK (Chapter 3.15) A radical plan & 7 secrets to finding our way!
A PLAN ACTS AS A MAP TO HELP US FIND OUR WAY!
In Chapter 3.14 we explained how using specific strategies can help your personal development. But it also helps to have an overall PLAN! A powerful plan can help ensure our success!
The plan below might seem quite radical. It’s transformational even though its quite simple! It helps us choose a direction and find a specific path! The below secrets will help you to better follow the plan.
7 SECRETS TO FINDING YOUR WAY:
#1 - WE NEED A ‘KNOWING’ OR ‘FEELING’ OF WHERE WE WANT TO GO.
We need to know where our journey will ideally take us! This deep insight & guidance is derived from our own inspiration & imagination. It’s what we really dream about being & doing! It’s the ‘knowing’ we have from the deepest or spiritual aspect of ourselves. This is not purely some shallow or materialistic fantasy of wealth & indulgence. It’s what we profoundly believe will make us whole, complete & fulfilled. We need to have contemplated this very deeply! We then commit fully to the transformation that will get us there! That commitment conveys how powerful & important this underlying ‘knowing’ really is. It provides the motivation or drive for our personal transformation!
How do we find the way to our destination? That’s the second secret:
#2 - WE CAN ADJUST OUR PATH BY TUNING INTO OUR INNER GUIDANCE.
This SECOND part of the plan is empowering our higher self; not micro-managing everything! Its tuning into the inner guidance, higher wisdom and hidden ability we all have. It’s taking the time to learn that skill. This involves making that inner connection a top priority in our life! We can still utilize the experience of others and our own understanding of the process.
How do we then avoid getting lost or ‘bogged down’ along the way? That’s the third secret in this plan.
#3 - ACHIEVE CLARITY BY AVOIDING RUMINATION & MICRO-MANAGEMENT OF THE DETAILS!
It’s important to appreciate the details of our life, but not be trapped or overwhelmed by the drama. But how exactly do we achieve the right type of clarity? Focussing on the right type of detail is another big secret to success in our master plan! We should appreciate every moment as being special, but not get attached or trapped by ego in the drama of the storyline.
How do we access the ability & capacity we need for this journey?
#4 - WE TAP INTO THE MASSIVE COMPUTING POWER OF OUR BRAIN & THE UNIVERSAL MIND.
The FOURTH SECRET is learning to tap into our own inner talents & abilities. We can learn to harness our hidden capacity, ability & inner knowing. We have already started to explore this, and will continue in further chapters.
What then do we do with our success?
#5 - BEING GRATEFUL FOR THE JOURNEY MAKES BEING OF SERVICE FEEL NATURAL & EASY.
The FIFTH SECRET is understanding the importance of dedicating our success. It’s appreciating our achievements and our journey. We become more grateful for all we have experienced & achieved. Eventually, it’s holding this appreciation in every moment. Progressively, we give more & more of our talent & ability, to help all those around us. All humanity could benefit from our work & achievement. This gratitude & service helps make our journey worthwhile.
Success achieved purely for the sake of fame, money or power feels hollow. This form of satisfaction does not last: There is no real contentment or fulfillment! Disappointment and disillusionment slowly build. This devalues our success and leads us back to needing even more. Then we become more fearful of losing what we have. Without gratitude & being of service, our path is much more difficult. So, gratitude and giving is the best way to go and another big ‘secret to success’ in our overall plan.
#6 – RELEASE OUR HIDDEN RESENTMENT BY FORGIVING OURSELVES & OTHERS.
Many people go through life with a big open wound from a real or imagined injury. This is often hidden and can bleed & fester if it’s not properly dealt with! The resultant disease & suffering will slowly bring us down. This wound & resultant ‘disease’ is our resentment of people & past events. It’s important to address our hidden resentment!
Our resentment can be for any situation! It’s especially our lack of forgiveness of certain people in our life. This includes forgiving our self for all that we have done to harm our self or others.
#7 – WE CAN HEAL & BECOME STRONGER ALONG THE WAY
This healing ALSO means addressing any ABUSE or TRAUMA we have all experienced in our life. This can be deeply hidden or repressed! The triggering event could have been gross & apparent, but it could also be subtle & subjective. The hidden effect is often long lasting & profound. This is what we need to heal so we can become healthy & whole.
Healing can only be achieved through loving forgiveness of our self and all others involved. This is an important part of a transformational life journey. It’s another SECRET to success in our PLAN to do this.
These SEVEN SECRETS for inner transformation are valuable components of an OVERALL PLAN for personal development. This plan acts like a MAP to help us navigate our way. This is further explained in subsequent chapters of this SOS Book.