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Do you know the difference between knowing and thinking? Knowing will drive real self-development and personal growth while thinking is a mind trap that will sabotage your efforts to real change. Purposeful Vision will show you how to develop your sense of knowing step-by-step. How to live your life on your terms, living your dreams, manifesting your reality, sustaining it and multiplying it without the monsters of sabotage, fear and doubt snapping at your heels. You will be free now to run toward what you want, not stroll in the world of ambiguity living in the crippling demotivating mindset of what if?
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See Your Vision, Know Your Purpose
By Linton Bergsen
Balboa PressCopyright © 2014 Linton Bergsen
All rights reserved.
The reality of your vision will lead to the realization of your dreams!
You cannot create anything you want from life if you cannot see it as a possibility. Period. It's never going to happen.
In order for your dreams to manifest into reality, you must have a distinct vision to help you navigate through life. Having a vision is also critically important to substantiating the meaning of your life and validating the reason you are here.
Every single one of us has a vision. We may each call it by a different name—a dream, a wish, or a hope. But how do you get from having a dream to seeing it come true?
The long answer? Many things need to be set in motion and accomplished before your dream manifests itself.
The short answer? It begins with imagination.
THE IMPORTANCE OF IMAGINATION
Imagination is the only state of mind that allows us to be free from the limiting reality we live in. Allowing our imagination to flow freely liberates us from the restraints of regular life.
Imagination creates a vision for us to see what could be. Imagination gives us hope in the face of adversity because it has no limits. It allows us to believe in possibilities that would not otherwise exist. It allows us to feel invigorated, alive, optimistic, and enthusiastic. It connects us to a deeper part of ourselves.
Imagination is the essence of sustained motivation toward the accomplishment of any goal.
Imagination connects you continually and sustainably to a tangible outcome. It determines your behavior.
Did you realize that your imagination has an actual physiological impact on your emotions, allowing them to be evoked positively or negatively? When you imagine, you physically feel what might transpire if the situation you are imagining becomes a reality!
Let me give you an example. We have all had the experience of constantly imagining a negative outcome of an event and immediately feeling our hearts begin to race as anxiety rises up within us. Perhaps you were in a tense situation and wondered:
What will the medical test reveal?
Will I embarrass myself at this presentation? What if I forget what I'm going to say?
Are those police lights flashing behind me?
We've all been there—but entertaining negative thoughts produces the same stress and anxiety as if the potential outcome actually happened! The body is reacting with physical symptoms to the images provided by our minds.
The reverse effect can also be achieved. If we imagine a positive, uplifting experience, don't we feel excited, elated, and energized? What a difference!
The fact is, your body is simply hardwired to respond to your mind, and your mind responds to the pictures you feed it. It's the same for all of us.
Now here is where things get very interesting. Your emotions and behavior are also tied to the images you visualize. Though often underestimated, this is a very powerful combination.
Understand and internalize this truth: your imagination is a reference point. It will help you find your life purpose and future as you visualize it. It is all about the mental pictures you create.
Let me ask you something. How many times have you really had your imagination roam in the recesses of your mind to come up with a huge idea, and been spurred to move forward on that incredible idea, only to be told by others that it is impossible?
Don't they ask you why you would even think or imagine such a thing? And if you don't have the education, finances, or resources, they really give you grief! Regardless of their intentions, they try to ground you before you even take the first step toward flight.
Sound familiar? If so, I want you to grab hold of the following truth:
No one has created a life of one's dreams by fulfilling the wishes of others.
You may be motivated to please others or look for fulfillment through external affirmation, but do not let go of your dream or your vision simply because someone says it's impossible. You have the tools and the resources within yourself to help make your dreams a reality.
THE THREE FACETS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Every experience, every conversation, and every reaction to each circumstance in your life is recorded, registered, and played back to you in your mind.
Sometimes this constant replay results in a negative outcome. It may keep you from turning your dreams into reality. It may not allow your dreams to manifest.
Believe it or not, much of this happens without conscious thought. Our responses to our situations are subconscious. The way we live our lives, the people we associate with, and the input they give us form the belief systems we cultivate within ourselves—and these beliefs form the habits and responses we live by. Naturally, sometimes this is good and sometimes it is bad.
The opinions of others are stored and ready for automatic playback. We don't even have to think about a response. We simply act from our previous conditioning—and all conditioning begins and ends with our subconscious.
For example, if you had a bad experience in a relationship, that experience is stored. Then, when you meet someone new, any behaviors similar to those you experienced in the past will cause the old ones to be replayed, and the behaviors will seem like "red flags" in your new relationship. Your subconscious has a memory of the previous relationship, and similar events act as triggers.
But shouldn't a relationship be based on the present and not the past? As you might expect, the subconscious does not let go of memories or conditioning very easily.
The only way to shake off the old way of thinking, to purge your subconscious mind, is to diligently reprogram your responses. You decide what is useful to store and you decide what is detrimental to your growth and well-being.
Essentially, your subconscious is storing, playing, and developing new habits that etch grooves in the brain and, just like with an old record player, the needle gets stuck and plays the same old tune over and over. You know the feeling of being stuck in a rut, and that is essentially what's happening when you just follow the leading of your subconscious. It's the same old song.
Your habits can be useful to your well-being as you grow and develop, but they aren't always useful. You have to consciously decide which tunes you want to play, when, and how.
Does your taste in music change over the years? Your clothes? Your preferences for foods and environments? These are all external. Doesn't it make sense, then, that your habits should also change over time?
Habits are internal, and internal changes tend to be more challenging than external changes. If the correct habits are made permanent, they can change the course of your life when applied correctly. External changes—like a bigger car, a promotion, a brand-new house—can sometimes give a false sense of progress, but external changes very rarely have any effect on habits or conditioning.
Understand and apply this:
Changing your habits is the essence of behavior change.
Changing your behavior requires changing your attitudes toward the situations and circumstances you encounter in life. Change in attitude and change in behavior go hand in hand.
It comes back to you! You have the choice to create your own reality in the deep recesses of your subconscious, ready for playback. Creating your own reality allows you to live your life on your terms and manifest your vision for you.
Going with the flow of past conditioning can do only one thing: keep you tied to the status quo. The cold, hard truth that affects us all is this:
Our state of mind affects our outer reality.
Really let that sink in. We all live primarily in the conscious state: we feel and see things on an everyday level and are influenced by them. This includes everything that we can touch, taste, smell, see, and hear. Our senses are, by definition, restricted to the body. The body and the senses are inextricably tied to our conscious state, so we tend to believe that everything around us is real.
As a result, when we allow our imaginations to soar and when we believe that things are possible, the superconscious mind takes over because it deals exclusively in the limitless realms of possibility.
When you are not in the conscious state, you are not limited by your senses. You are unlimited. There is no reference point to yourself as a being who is sentient (having the power of perception by the senses) in the realm of the imagination. Your senses don't limit you in any way.
This concept of three facets of consciousness—the subconscious, conscious, and superconscious—is vital to your understanding of the importance of imagination. If you fail to realize that you are working to move yourself forward in three different areas of reality at all times, you are essentially failing your life's vision.
You have to get all three facets of consciousness working together, much like a symphony, to reach the potential of your life's vision.
Vision is the aspect of yourself that allows you to find your purpose, but you can move forward only when you understand that you are an integrated being. You are not trying to manifest into reality only one aspect of yourself. You have many different facets that require full integration.
One example of this internal complexity is our possession of a human nature and a divine nature. The superconscious state allows deeper realizations to percolate from the spiritual or divine part of our nature; we can then manifest them into reality, if we allow this process to occur.
However, if we exist only on the single human plane, we can only bring to pass (manifest into reality) that which seems very tangible. The difference is that our imagination presents intangible possibilities that are waiting to be acted upon and manifested into reality. This process is often referred to as innovation.
You need to be the originator and innovator of the plan of action in your life. You are hardwired that way. Don't you want to act upon your life and not have your life act upon you? Don't you want to be proactive, not reactive?
Without question, you want to breathe deeply and become fully intoxicated by the elixir of your divine nature being expressed, soaring to heights that exceed your wildest imagination!
Here lies a deep and profound truth:
Do your part and you will be astounded at the outcome.
For example, everyone knows of the great "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. When he gave the speech, do you think he envisioned that America would one day have a black president? Probably not—but he took action on his own dream, and that dream had its own impact on American society as a whole.
You can do the same. King's dream was not tangible at the time, but through much effort he was connected to it, he felt it, and it was his passion. He was connected to it internally, and this internal connection moved him emotionally and motivated him until the dream was manifested into reality by his human effort.
The dream came from his superconscious or divine spiritual awareness. The manifestation of his dream was a combination of the superconscious, conscious, and subconscious all integrating and working together to bring about a beautiful symphony of vision becoming reality.
King's subconscious self-talk conditioning did not talk him out of pursuing his vision. Rather, his superconscious and subconscious were in sync, and the result was the manifestation of his dream to reality. It was a conscious realization of a dream. This is full integration at work—and you can accomplish the same!CHAPTER 2
Turn intangible dreams into tangible reality through intuition.
We all want to live extraordinary lives. We all want to make the best contributions to our family, work, and elsewhere. To do so requires an integration of intangible dreams with tangible reality.
The shift needs to happen ... but that is where the disconnect begins for most people.
As we imagine an event or a situation, many things come into play. Our emotions are triggered, our fears begin to arise, our self-talk begins to talk us out of certain possibilities, and our logic begins to take over. When this happens, we lose the most important aspect of ourselves that could have helped us make our dreams come true.
This is a very natural reaction, yet its crippling power is often underestimated.
What happens is that the subconscious mind automatically selects stored files that have never been deleted from our memory banks. When we subconsciously press the Search button for situations and circumstances that are similar to what we are facing, the subconscious mind goes to these preexisting, automatic default settings.
Wouldn't you rather the Search button download new software that would actually help you shift into a new way of thinking? Of course you would! We all would—but it's not going to happen unless you deliberately choose it.
The superconscious state, one of the three states of consciousness, comes back into play with the manifestation of your purpose. Because the superconscious state is where all creativity originates, it is responsible for the feeling, intuition, and sense that there is something happening that you cannot explain.
LEARNING TO TUNE IN TO YOUR INTUITION
Have you ever had the feeling that something just wasn't right? You couldn't put your finger on it, but you felt uneasy about something or someone. Looking back, maybe you said, I knew something was off about that individual, but I didn't listen to myself. I pursued the situation anyway.
Sound familiar? We've all had those feelings that we look back on and say, I wish I had listened to my feelings.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, maybe we wish we had acted upon something or taken advantage of a good opportunity. We missed a really great opportunity and may say something like, I knew I should have acted upon that. I just had that feeling. But the opportunity passed us by.
I often describe the process of manifesting anything in our lives as magic or alchemy. One definition of alchemy, originating from ancient times, is simply a magical power or process transmuting base metals to gold—a transmutation of the seemingly impossible to the possible.
There is magic or alchemy resident in your imagination. You have the ability to bring forth your vision into reality. That magical power is intuition. It is the feeling that something is possible; it is the sense of something greater; it is the understanding of your innate spiritual awareness that requires more expression of yourself in this world. There is no limit.
Don't dismiss your intuition. The intuitive part of the process is the most important to understand when it comes to manifesting vision into reality. To help clarify, substitute the word vision for purpose. Everyone who has ever been on fire with purpose has had a vision, sparked by the imagination, of what they could accomplish.
This vision prompts them to act from a place of feeling or intuition, does it not? Some people refer to this as a "hunch."
Learning to trust this hunch or intuition is an integral part of developing the skill of listening to the still, small voice that resides inside of you. If you prevent this process from occurring, you feel stifled and unable to connect with yourself or with others at the level you desire.
For most people, this disconnect can manifest as unhappiness, frustration, or lack of energy and drive, and that causes depression. In turn, this depression is a sign that we are out of balance and not at ease with ourselves (dis-at-ease). It's a signal that something needs to be addressed—because that still, small voice inside of us is crying out to be expressed to the world.
If you do not allow that magic to occur and interact with the world, you will sense a disconnect inside of you. This dis-at-ease can also manifest itself as stress, which can cause health issues if continually ignored.
Listening to this voice is a skill; like any other, it needs to be developed and honed so that it's sharp, clear, and precise, so it can be used as intended: to be the guiding voice of your life.
In order to develop a strong sense of intuition:
You need to be able to act on the information that you are constantly receiving from inside of you.
Excerpted from Purposeful Vision by Linton Bergsen. Copyright © 2014 Linton Bergsen. Excerpted by permission of Balboa Press.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The reality of your vision will lead to the realization of your dreams!, 1,
Chapter 2 Turn intangible dreams into tangible reality through intuition., 11,
Chapter 3 Effective communication—your self-talk—matters more than you think!, 21,
Chapter 4 Live with positive expectancy, access your intuition, and develop courage., 33,
Chapter 5 Your personal culture will determine how your dreams and goals are manifested., 47,
Chapter 6 Your happiness will be found through the choices you make and your ability to live in the present., 63,
Chapter 7 Cultivate a positive effect in your own sphere of influence: your relationships., 75,
Chapter 8 Find the freedom to manifest your dreams through self-discipline., 87,
About the Author, 93,