Notes to Me

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 17:54

I’ve decided to call this section of my website Notes to Myself, because maybe this will speak to someone or maybe it won’t.

This is a place I plan on recording ideas and discoveries that I want to remember.  It would be good if I do this on a weekly basis. That doesn’t mean I will.

1. This week, one of my first discoveries  –  or – “Oh, I finally get it!” moments came listening to an interview with Neale Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series. My Sister gave me his first book before it became popular. Even though she was kind of an atheist; she thought I might like it. I’m lucky to have the sister that I do.

In the interview, Neale Walsch talked about the difference between the words, I want and I choose.

I’ve been intrigued by the Law of Attraction movement along with a billion or so other people. Not the magic thinking aspects of law of attraction, but the notion that things change when we change our internal frequency or “bandwidth” connection. I think fiber optic light channels are an interesting metaphor for our own internal frequencies.  (Some engineers might not think so.)

If you look at the colors around the moon, or the colors around a light bulb in a room full of steam, you’ll see that violet is the color that’s closest to the light. In the visible electromagnetic spectrum, violet has the highest frequency with the shortest wavelength. Red is the color that is most distant from the light “source” and it has the lowest frequency with the longest wavelength. There obviously is no such thing as a wrong color, it’s all good, but it’s interesting to note that the colors that are closest to the “source” are the highest frequency.

Getting back to “I want” versus “I choose” –  There’s a lot of talk of wanting in the laws of attraction writings. Walsch points out that when we say, I want, that’s exactly what we create for ourselves.  For me, when I say, I want, I get a hungry, yearning, vacant feeling inside. When I say, I choose, I get a – “time to get to work” – feeling.

2. Isn’t it interesting that we don’t feel in our heads. We have to be present in our bodies to feel. Our feelings are what tell us when we’re on track within ourselves or if we’re veering off course. It’s good to check-in to our bodies throughout the day and ask how we’re feeling.

3. I think it’s important to notice what themes and ideas keep coming up in a given time. This week, the word persistence has come up a lot. I started another blog geared toward my business and also to “build platform.”

I really love the notion of feedback. I think feedback is one of the ultimate gifts of the universe. I love being open to it, but it’s hard and scary. It’s much easier to go crawl under a rock or the covers than to put yourself out there for feedback.  I submitted a blog post this week that I really worked hard on – two o’clock  in the morning hard. The feedback I received was silence.

I’m in awe of bloggers. It’s one of the most competitive arenas out there for writing. I don’t mean competitive as in stepping-on-heads. I mean competition for eyes and ears. The bar is high.

I’m thankful that I keep hearing this word persistence.

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