Divine downloads, you’ve heard that term perhaps. It’s a rush of ideas that seem to come from on high. They are divine, but they come from deep within you. And you can access that place more often than you think. It’s not a rare occasion. It’s a continuous flow that you can step into at any time.
If you spend most of your time spinning your wheels, you aren’t in a receptive mode. You need to slow down and listen and then go out there and take inspired steps to bring the idea you receive to life.
How do you do this?
You need to get out of your own way. Step aside, turn your brain down and listen.
Here are some ways you can do this.
Watch Kitty TV - Stare out a Window
This stare-out-the-window method helps you get into observer mode. It's relaxing and opens up some space in your mind. Observing is akin to listening. We allow the world to pass by and so our minds loosen up. You can also do this outside in nature or at an outdoor cafe. Let yourself drift for a while and soon ideas will begin to float to the surface.
Dance with a Vacuum
You can also do the two-step with a broom, mop or sponge. The point is to engage in a task that takes no thought. Your mind is free to wander. Be careful to not let it wander into a highly focused state. If you do, bring your mind back to the task. Don’t make your focus rigid. Relax your mind and slowly let it drift again. The point is to keep a soft focus. You’ll know you’ve gone astray if your body tenses up. You can’t dance well by thinking too hard about the next step. Your body will tense up and the dance won’t be fluid. If you can maintain this gentle focus long enough, your mind will open up to ideas.
Sit Down and Shush – In Other Words Meditate
The point of mediation isn’t to receive divine downloads. Often it’s used to train your mind to come back to the present moment. Our minds like to zoom all over the place. It’s what they do, so we train it to stay in the now in order to have greater control of it. But mediation is about sitting in the silence and being open. In this receptive mode divine downloads often appear.
Envelop Yourself in Music
Put on your head phones and listen to some mood music. Find music that makes you float, and then do just that. Relax into it and see what comes to you.
Sometimes these methods don’t work in the moment, but if you stay in a relaxed state for a while afterwards, ideas will find you. Often we’re too busy, too tense, too stimulated to allow a divine download to come through. We always have the answers or ideas we need.
Give these a try or find other ways that you can suspend your conscious mind in order to receive some divine downloads. Become like a cat. The ancient Egyptians revered cats because they are so good at hovering at the edge of relaxation and alertness. It’s the state you need to be in to create, be open to ideas and allow all that you’ve dreamed into your experience.
I invite you to share some of your ways of opening up to receive in the comments. What you share can help someone else.
Too often we watch our friends who have found their soul mates or dream jobs and wish we could experience that as well.
I think us humans like to wish for things because we’re afraid we’ll never have them or that we don’t deserve them. If we took steps towards our dreams and things didn’t work out, then what? It’s too scary, so we simply wish and daydream our lives away.
But what if things do work out? Even if they don’t at first, you can try again. There is no failure really if you continue to do. The only real failure is in giving up altogether or never trying at all.
By doing, I don’t mean only actions in the world. Doing also includes inner actions like gratitude and envisioning. I talk more about these in my ebook Discover and Live Your Dreams, which you can get when you sign up on my list.
So here are some things you can do to have your dreams come true.
Whether you’re looking for love or to live your dream you need to know you are worthy. You can begin to do this by learning to love yourself just as you are. One way to do this is via mirror work as described by Louise Hay.
Become more aware of how you are by starting a mindfulness meditation practice. Also, you can ask yourself some questions. For example: What do I enjoy doing? What do I want out of life? How do I want to feel?
Really get to know yourself. These questions apply to both finding love and doing what you love.
Spend Time Communing with Spirit/Nature
Go to your favorite place in nature or spend some quiet time with Spirit via prayer. The relationship you build with Spirit or nature will help you know your worth and fill you with wonder and love. All things that will help you live your dreams.
I’m offering a Teaching and Soul Healing Session on finding the love of your life.
I know many of you have found love. It’s wonderful to share your life with someone, to grow and learn together. I didn’t so much find love as it found me. Looking back I can see how it came about. There were certain things I did to prepare that I didn’t even know were preparing me at the time. It’s about being as well as doing.
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We can either clutter our life or cultivate it. And by cultivating it I don’t mean going to the symphony or reading great literature though those things can help. To cultivate our life is to spend time alone and discover what is there. What do we think and feel? What do we want from life? How do we affect life and how does it affect us?
The inner and outer worlds are not two separate things. They are intricately intertwined. As you spend time with yourself, your thoughts and feelings, you’ll come to see that this is true. It’s really just as important to cultivate relationships and work you love. To ignore one affects the other. Focus too much out there and you begin to lose yourself. Become too self-absorbed and your outer world shrinks. As materialism rose, the inner life got pushed to the side. We began to focus on immediate gratification without any self-reflection.
What happened is we began to clutter our lives, both inner and outer. Cultivation itself became ignored. We became consumers no longer the gardeners of our lives.
To live a mythopoeic life is to understand that everything matters. To leave materialism behind is to make matter matter from the inside out, and this takes cultivation. It takes time to see the essence of all things and beings, to realize we are all one as well as unique individuals. It is both inner and outer work. It takes no time at all to consume, but to cultivate our lives, it takes eternity. It is not something we ever finish. It is becoming, a flowering into an ever greater sense of being.
The ancients understood all is connected. The principle of correspondence in the hermetic tradition states, “As is above, so is below. As is below, so is above.” Hermes Trismegistus also stated “…as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”
When we cultivate our inner and outer lives we are living by this principle. To live this way brings balance to our lives and so to the world around us. Cultivate a life that moves the world and you’ll find you are ever more moved by the world. You are a gardener not a blind consumer. Remove the clutter and unearth the rich soil of your soul, work and relationships. It is here you plant the seeds of a meaningful life. It is from here the world becomes a garden again.
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