Lately, my dancing has been challenging because I’m letting my mind get in the way of the joy and freedom of what is supposed to happen on the dance floor. ‘Thinking myself’ into a better performance, or precise footwork and technique is important, but it becomes a problem, not a solution, when it’s out of balance. My body cannot respond and becomes disconnected with the creative process when there is too much analyzing. Overthinking has compromised my performance in several directions. I’m guilty of an overactive mind!
Because we put so much dedication and energy into doing the things we love the most, it’s always the best place to practice our spiritual principles. So, quieting my endless thoughts and spending more time in stillness is my new goal, and a huge lesson from The Oneness Gospel. Click here for your free copy today!
We have to enjoy some space between thoughts to be successful. A calm mind is not filled with automatic thinking. In stillness, the mind is temporarily shut off. When we sit in emptiness and calmness, we are receptive to our inner voice. My friend Louis Soma, a dance instructor from Michigan, says he meditates before dancing, and encourages others to do the same.
When we are in stillness, even when the body is moving, we can enjoy space between thoughts.
No matter the activity, it’s easier to receive inspiration or help this way, because our inner voice doesn’t have to shout. We’re open to receiving. Our inner voice reveals the root of a problem, and possibly a solution, too. We can’t think ourselves into stillness, however, because it’s not achieved through the process of thinking. Stillness must be experienced.
The Oneness Teachings say that a mind that is too busy or focused on the material and physical aspects of life is not being used properly. Sure we need mental focus, which is a state of awareness we need to manage the mind, but we cannot have our thoughts wandering around aimlessly. We need to be decisive and clear, and align our thoughts with the right intent. When we have passion for what we do, we create our reality.
So, if you want beautiful relationships, and you put your mental energy into a state of loneliness, and constantly thinking about lack, you have competing energetic priorities. You are not fully aligned with the idea of a beautiful relationship. You have no clarity about what that relationship would look or feel like, and have not experienced it in your mind first, except through an inner struggle that will never manifest your desires. The same principle applies to anything you want to create: a prosperous career, a new car, a new apartment, a physical healing. Or beautiful championship level dancing that woos the crowd.
To design situations the way we like, we need to rethink the thinking behind it… step out of the way… and let Spirit do its work.
Today, I’m giving away my Kindle version of The Oneness Gospel: Birthing the Christ Consciousness and Divine Human in You for free. The Oneness Gospel will teach you how to manage your thoughts and a busy mind, through quiet and loving detachment. Like you, I’m still learning to manage my own mind! Let’s do it together. Click here for your free copy and let me know how this wonderful book has made a difference in your life.
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