Sunday, March 10, 2013

JOEL'S JOURNAL: LIVE FROM YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL


A few years ago I began studying channeled material from Archangel Michael that I developed into a training program I call Life Mastery, A Guide for Creating the Life You Want and the Courage to Live It. Michael's messages were channeled by Jeff Fasano, a co-founder of the Angel News Network.

I had presented life/career programs in corporate America for years, but Life Mastery goes deeper into our psyches than any program I had worked with. It continues to raise my consciousness. Life Mastery has changed my life forever.

Life Mastery is about realizing our full potential as human beings.

I believe in synchronicity and pay attention to it. Last week i attended a Sunday service at the Center for Spiritual Living in Ft. Lauderdale and heard the pastor quote the church's founder, Ernest Holmes:

"You are an individual expression of spirit. Therefore, you have a responsibility to live from your highest potential."

Mr. Holmes is right. I believe each of us has chosen to come here with a mission, and we should not squander this opportunity.

I know life can present enormous challenges. I have encountered many myself including several career endings and, hardest of all, losing a beloved partner in the prime of our lives.

These are hard economic times with millions of people unable to find jobs. Millions more are underemployed or stuck in jobs that they dislike. Add to that the countless people in retirement limbo, and we have a pretty depressing picture of much of mankind, at least in the United States, living nowhere near their potential.

So what can we do about it? This is the subject for a book, or, shamelessly, a training program called Life Mastery.

Here is a snapshot of Michael's guidance captured in some of the lesson titles:

. Break Old Habits and Patterns That Keep You in Lack and Limitation.
. Release Attachments  That Do Not Serve Your Highest Good.
. Shift Your Focus to the Inner Self as the Creator.
. Develop Discernment to Make Choices that Serve Your Highest Good and the Highest Good of All.
. Think with Your Heart.
. Harness the Power of Intention and of the Word.
. Find Your Joy.
. Decide What You Want.
. Set Your Boundaries.
. Let Your Gifts and Talents Reveal Your Joy
. Create Your New Life with Joy.

Yes, it takes commitment, perseverance, and passion to keep working through this process of living to our full potential.

Where do we get the strength and will to keep going and find that joy (notice it is mentioned three times)?

"It is the love and truth within that is most important," Michael says. "It is this love and truth that powers your courage to be you."

That great metaphysician, William Shakespeare, had it right when he said, "To thy own self be true."

So did our contemporary metaphysician, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Corp., when he advised:

"Your time here is limited. Don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living according to other people's thinking. Don't let the opinions of others drown out your own inner voice. Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Somehow they know what you truly want to become."

So there you have it: Archangel Michael, Ernest Holmes, William Shakespeare and Steve Jobs all urging the same thing: Don't squander this opportunity. Create the life you want and the courage to live it. Go for it!

Remember: We are individual expressions of spirit.  We have a responsibility to live from our highest potential.