Here is Part 2 of Week 13 Summary. This part is just an update on the different areas of life for me and Tones.
I’ve eaten less fat this week and the effects were immediate with my mind slowing mid thought. I even had an episode where I started a sentence and completely lost the rest and it never came back to me.
I ate less fat because of the flu. I was avoiding fatty, oily and milky or creamy foods in order to reduce the amount of phlegm and snot production. What I got instead was a very dull mind. Duller still when you have a blocked nose and limited oxygen to the brain!
Apart from recovering from the flu and going to our favourite yoga class once a week, I’ve attempted a number of things to help improve my physical health. Things including going to sleep earlier.
However, when it comes to physical health, nothing works without long term maintenance and we are just not being consistent.
Despite wanting to get to bed earlier, Tony and I are still up and about at 12.30am 6 out of 7 nights, 3am at least one night a week. I suppose this is an improvement from the usual going to bed anywhere between 1-3am every day but lack of sleep is detrimental to many organ functions as well as something that contributes greatly to ageing and a weaker immune system. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!
What’s the point in taking superfoods and supplements, doing meditation and yoga and sticking with day only jobs if you’re just going to negate it all by staying up to all hours of the night and early morning? And for nothing too. Usually we’re just watching a movie, playing games, surfing the web or reading.
So, for this following week, especially now that it’s daylight saving, I’m going to attempt to be in bed and asleep by 10.30pm each night. What a feat that will be. Even just saying it, sounds impossible.
“Enlightenment is the absolute ability to spontaneously fulfil desire.”
This is a definition of enlightenment that I came across in recent weeks and is a new concept to me. I never once thought that enlightenment would be connected with physical results because to me it was a spiritual, non-tangible thing only accessible to the deeply spiritual (ie vegetarians who meditate all day on mountain tops aka monks).
However, this definition makes enlightenment accessible to all. If one’s desire is something physical, then surely an enlightened being would be able to absolutely and spontaneously fulfil that desire.
In that vein, we have experienced mini periods of enlightenment already. That is, every problem we have had a desire to find a solution for, we’ve found the solution to, pretty much straight away.
For example, Rome broke my computer charger cord, Tony lent me his computer (which we’d been waiting for, for 2 years to receive but happened to have exactly when it was required). We found a spare replacement cord for my computer, in the house, the next day.
Example 2, Rome broke the power board cable, the electrical shop near us was having a sale and power boards were half price! What were the chances? So it was also replaced the very next day.
Example 3 in the last 3 weeks we have not experienced running out of anything in the house. Every thing that runs out or that we need more of, I’ve managed to have ordered just in time so that it gets delivered either just before, or on the very day that we need that item. This has never happened before now. Usually there have been days, even weeks or months of waiting for replacements but not in the past 3 weeks.
Can you imagine living life where you never run out of anything? Take something really simple like, you never run out of ink because there’s always another pen and then apply this to EVERYTHING and that’s pretty much been our life for the last 3 weeks. The universe has become a constant and unlimited supply of everything we desire and it’s happened so often, it’s become normal.
Even just last night I was thinking, “Oh, we’re on the last bag of hay for the boys. I will have to order some more in soon.” and guess what was in the mail that Tony brought in 15 mins later? Discount vouchers from the pet store that I buy their hay from.
Of course we still have to order and pay for things. I didn’t say we got things for free. My point however is that we haven’t had to do without, even when things break, there is always a replacement ready to go straight away and as we never like paying full price for anything, discounts are available all the time to us.
Last night (again) we went to the store to buy milk so Tony could finish the Matcha Green Latte powder we had bought. The woman who used the self service till before us didn’t pick up her receipt or discount coupon. So it was waiting for us at the till when we got there. Guess what the coupon was for? You guessed it, discount off all milk products.
When it happens all the time then surely it’s not coincidence. Is this really what enlightenment looks like??
I wonder if the more enlightened you get, whether your desires become bigger too so if you want you will get a jet plane, or if desire diminishes to complete contentment with nothing but the clothes on your back, the roof over your head and nourishment to maintain a healthy body and a mountain top to sit on… I’ll have to wait and see for myself or meet a monk with a Ferrari.
So this is what it feels like when the universe conspires in your favour!
I had glimpses of this in the past and when it happened, I would cry in overwhelm and my hands would get the shakes like I was in shock or had too much caffeine.
Looking back I realise that the crying and the shock would be because I was feeling undeserving. I didn’t think I was worthy of my super powers ie the power to manifest things into my life.
After each event where this happened, I would feel scared that the ability to manifest would disappear just as easily as it came.
Side note: I didn’t cry or shake after receiving discount vouchers. I was manifesting free tickets to Anthony Robbins’ events for 2 people worth $5000, taxis in rural areas exactly when I needed them who would then give me a ride for free because “I was heading in that direction anyway”, free empty bus rides because an out of service bus just stopped to pick me up and take me where I wanted to go, win tickets to the comedy club off a radio station (when I never entered the competition) right after I thought about wanting to go to the Comedy club that night, free tickets to movies, win every raffle I entered etc etc and all this happened within a 3-6 month period. People said I was really lucky but it literally freaked me out.
After that I’d have even more fear that either my luck would run out or that I’d manifest all sorts of horrors into my life just as easily as I manifested the good stuff. Kind of like how the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man became Godzilla in Ghost Busters. Out of control.
But now it’s different and that is because now I know better.
Firstly, I know it’s not me that’s making anything happen. It never has been. Miracles happen all the time, to all of us, constantly. That is the nature of the universe. I just finally learned how to get out of the way.
Secondly, when they happen, I’ve learned to acknowledge them, accept them and let them be instead of ignoring them, rejecting them, battling with receiving them or flat out pushing them away with fear.
Lastly, I understand now that because it isn’t me, I have no control over it. I just have to allow it to happen and be there to witness it.
The result? No shakes or crying. Just, “Thank you. ” or “Thank God!” or “Yes! This is awesome!” Every single time is like receiving a gift and I really like presents, especially if they’re things I’ve wished for. Those are the best presents!
Mind you, nothing big or expensive has come through lately but then again, I haven’t asked and I’m not going to. Not unless I really desire it. It is a privilege that I must use wisely.
Ask and you shall receive. It really is that simple. The asking is always easy. It’s the receiving part that I needed to learn.
If I was a horse with blinkers, health and spirituality is right in front of me and finances continuously sit in my periphery. Tony loves finance but he leaves household finances to me because he thinks I’m better at it than he is.
Just how good am I? I went to a tax accountant once who asked me to bring “all my receipts” for the year and when I did, he chuckled and said “You have enough paper work to look like you’ve been in business for 10 years!”
He told me to go away and sort it all before coming back to him. I had to sit for 3-4 days doing nothing else but filtering through it all and making sense of it. The process was both cathartic and traumatic all at the same time.
There has been little improvement since. The blinkers have prevented me from finding another way. Instead I just pile the papers up until I get so overwhelmed I stuff them in a box or bag and then shove that box/bag in the cupboard.
So this coming week, I’m going to find another way. I’ve already learned to ask and receive. I suppose, it’s now time to experience “Seek and you shall find”!
I’ll let you know how I get on next week!
Until then, may you receive all that you ask for xx