“Health, wealth, beauty and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind – that is, your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true”
In the first chapter of Dr Wayne Dyer’s book Wishes Fulfilled, he discusses the idea of your Self Concept and in particular, the distinction between ‘Ordinary and Extraordinary’. Dr Dyer writes :
“There is a level of awareness available to you that you are probably unfamiliar with. It extends upwards and transcends the ordinary level of consciousness that you are most accustomed to. At this higher plane of existence, which you and every human being who has ever lived can access at will, the fulfilment of wishes is not only probable – it is guaranteed.”
Do you get what he’s saying? Have you heard of this or experienced this level of awareness yourself or do you at least think that it could be a possibility? Dr Dyer states that the fulfilment of your wishes is guaranteed!!! Powerful words, but I am totally 100% an advocate for this perspective. After about 4 years now of intensively learning, reading, studying, meditating and actually experiencing what it is like to be in this awe inspiring awareness that Dr Dyer refers to above, I have finally decided, it’s time to really put it out there about exactly how I believe that you can have your own wishes granted and THIS is the very first step – To change your concept of yourself.
(Of course, I live and breathe the principles of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) as this is something that I was introduced to many years ago and therefore it is now just a subconscious way of being for me, however it’s almost as if those principles really sit on top of a foundation that is based upon a worldview as discussed here by Dr Dyer. So, in plain language… this here, is the basis then the NLP rules and principles are what I live and breathe in addition to this).
Specifically, in this blog post, I wanted to focus on only one snippet of what Dr Dyer goes into in the first chapter and this is the distinction between an ordinary self concept and an extraordinary one:
Ordinary is when you do all of the things that your culture and your family have programmed you to do… you fit in, do what you’re told, follow rules, pay your taxes, do your job, retire, play with your grandchildren and then you ultimately will die. Dr Dyer emphasises that there is absolutely nothing wrong with this way of living out your life but if this scenario were acceptable to you, it seems strange that you would be here, reading this blog post, searching for more, interested in how it is that you can change your self concept.
Something tells me you are looking for the shift to The Extraordinary?
Extraordinary is associated with your soul, the idea of your soul, the thing that it yearns for, is not more knowledge. It’s not interested in comparison, winning, light, ownership or even happiness. The ideal of your soul is space, expansion and immensity. What it needs more than anything else is to be free, and when you think about it, deep down – you already know that don’t you?
Aren’t the most awesome, memorable, inspiring times in your life, those times when you were feeling the most free? I surely know that this has been the case for me – flying overseas, travel experiences with friends and family, absolutely rockin’ parties, being at the beach, eating out at a great restaurant. It isn’t the flight, it isn’t the food, it isn’t music, it’s how those things make me FEEL and that is that :
- the overseas experiences and learnings about other cultures is essentially an expression of expansion
- the rockin’ parties, where you let your hair down make me feel truly free
- the beach for me, equates to immensity, openness and space
- experiencing new flavours and cuisines is again the concept of growing and expanding our awareness
When you take nearly any of those big dreams you have for yourself, those ideas about how you’d like life to be better for you, if you think about it for a moment – can you see how they might drill back down to that desire for your soul to be free? To expand, to be immense and to have that space to evolve?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this so please go ahead and leave me a comment to tell me about how your goals and dreams are an expression of your soul’s desire to expand!