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Volume VII: The Reflecting Pond

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“it has become our truth, but it is not of truth”

If I where to take you from where you stand, to high above where you perceive to see a sky of blue, we will quickly discover that the blue in which we think we see, does in fact not exist.  It is only from where we currently stand on the earth, that we perceive the sky to be that which others have taught us to understand as the sky, and then prescribed the word blue to express what they felt to be its reflective color.

Yet the sky in which we think we see is not there, it is merely a reflection of a vibrational interpretation as experienced through our physical sense, known to us as our vision.  And from a long-ago desire to communicate with each other, we formed vibrating sounds into what we now know as our vocabulary, and in the process assigned our beliefs to all that we think we experience around us.

One of those beliefs is that we think on a clear day, the sky is blue.  It is only showing up to us as a reflection of our beliefs.  It is but an accurate reflection of what we have accepted as our truth, and therefore it has become our truth, but it is not of truth.

We now walk into a world few have dared to venture, a world where we consciously know that all we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell, is but a vibrational interpretation of what we are receiving through our physical senses, and all based upon what we have accepted as our reality.  What we are transmitting through our beliefs is how we understand it to be, it is what appears to us each and every time as a perfect match to our vibrational offerings, again based upon our chosen beliefs.

The world in which we reside is a flawless reflection matching what is our offering as a vibrational being.  The words that we have prescribed to have meaning and value, are but tools in a realm created from a world once without the use or need of such tools.  This realm as we know it is responding to what we mean, what we feel, not what we speak through our words.  To further the point, how many times have we spoken words we know we don’t mean?  For in truth what we mean is what we feel, and what we feel is what we draw into our experiences.

All the world is reflecting back to us what we have either been taught by others to accept and believe, what we feel must be true because we have seen it to be, or because we have chosen to see something from a certain perspective after concluding it must be so.  In all these circumstances, everything seen and experienced is perfectly reflecting back to us what we are first transmitting through vibrational offerings.  Through the laws that permeate all existence, these laws reflect back to us what we feel about most.

If all things are a reflection, or let’s say a vibrational interpretation that is being manifested based on our beliefs and the equivalent emotional frequency transmitted, then from where does the reflection come from?  If something is responding to our beliefs, then what is responding or reflecting these vibrations?

First, it is not a question of if things are a reflection; it is that they are a reflection, a harmonious equivalent to the vibrational frequency emanating from within, and more accurately identified, as through us.

Then it may be presented that the responding medium reflecting our vibrational offerings, originates from a superior unnoticed aspect within us that is the creative birthplace of all things.  There are many names, each attempting in vain to copyright a fabricated ownership as if the name were the valued possession.  Nevertheless the name only points in the direction of what it references.  How might we define something that is beyond our physical senses to comprehend?  That which creates us is unparalleled in scope, and still remains a part of us, and us a part of it, but we are wise to remember, we are not all that it is.

“there are many names, each attempting to copyright a fabricated ownership”

“we are the ones responding within the singular creative medium”

In part, we are the ones responding within the singular creative medium.  Not the physical blood, flesh and bone parts of us, but the ultimate truth of who we are; a limitless individualized vibrational entity interconnected to the infinite creative energy source of the whole.

Mankind sees itself as separate from that which constructs the worlds in which they reside; yet it is impossible to be separated from that which creates and supports our physical life.  It is also unreasonable to think we might be divided from that which is creating the very us that we know our physical self to be.

Therefore when we perceive of a thought and that thought becomes our belief, and a belief is simply the repetition of a particular thought, then simultaneously as we first conceive the thought, it is given vibrational birth in a realm yet seen by us, however exists very much as a reality in the state and laws of creation.

It is then our opportunity to ‘be’ an equivalent match to the vibrational place to where our desiring thought is held in repose and contained within the unseen realm of creation.  I say carefully here ‘be’ not become, for to become something holds a belief that a part of us is still not that in which we desire and must remain to become transcended into something that we are not already a part of.

To understand this fine-tuning of thought brings awareness that we must know ourselves to already be, and as we are, we become that which we think about with the most frequency, thus creating a reflecting match to our deepest desires.

As a vibrational match, the desire appears to the ordinary individual as though coming from thin air, but this is never the situation.  Everything comes into being first from a place of nothingness, to then the place of an idea born in the mind of creation; then when the physical part of our being aligns with the unseen part of us that has given birth to the thought, then it must, then it will, by law, appear before us in the physical form matching perfectly the vision, the feeling, for which we hold it to be.

This is the case each and every time, for each and every person, for each and every experience… no exceptions.

Therefore, when we comprehend the nature in which the physical world expresses itself, then we become the artist of our own reality, the painter on the canvas of our lives, the one for whom first dreams the desire, creates the desire, and then lives in the experiential existence to experience the results of our desires.

Life experience is an ever-expanding expression of chosen beliefs and values.  Broaden our foundational beliefs and our experiential outcomes will follow.

Change the vibrational frequency within, and the outward reflection of what our physical eyes relay to the understanding of our senses will change accordingly.  Many first see with their eyes and believe what they experience is happening to them, when in fact we would not be able to experience it, if at first we did not believe it to be in the realm of possibilities.

“broaden our foundational beliefs and our experiential outcomes will follow”

“we are not here to accept the creations of others as our only reality”

From a higher perspective we abide in the wisdom that it is with exacting certainty that all things are in perfect synergy to their respective causation. With consistency the synergy manifests, for there is a law that governs and this law is that which brings forth all things in perfect alignment to our emotional frequencies offered into this law.

We are not here to accept the creations of others as our only reality, for in doing so we forgo our unique individualized creative power and become subjected to the conscious or unconscious controlling forces of others and the ways in which they deem the only path.

We have come to this place with a deep reverence to create our own experience, individually and collectively.  We exist to create our world, a new world expanding from what has previously been demonstrated.  Each of us constructs reality not through the default thinking and beliefs of others; but as the infinite creative artesian we are individually brought forth to express.

Therefore, we ask ourselves, in what areas of our lives have we surrendered our creative intelligence, and accepted what others have deemed reality?  And to what honorable degree are we willing to advance beyond the status quo of current existence?

In Volume VIII of Magazine AAI, the dialog expands to the studies of foundational belief and value structures, and how what we stand upon, is in direct and equal proportions to the strength of what is built above.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success.

Volume VI: Building On Sand

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“we stand upon a stable foundation anchored in bedrock”

Why does there appear to be an experience of instability woven throughout the foundations of so many of us, and what is it that would produce a reliable metric in order to navigate the more calm and consistent waters of life?  To discover a proven path wherein the understanding that to create a strong foundation is paramount, is a key to overcoming the instability that demolishes the aspects of ourselves we attempt to build throughout our lives.  As we stand upon a stable foundation anchored in bedrock, would we then not be able to navigate with ease as we withstand the challenges encountered along the journey of life?

1st century BC Roman writer, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, respected as one of history’s most preeminent architects, penned in his De Architectura about the architectus sayng that,

“His personal service consists in craftsmanship and theory.” And also goes on to warn that the architectus who relies solely on theory and ignores the craftsmanship skill of building with his own hands follows “a shadow and not reality.”

Furthermore, Vitruvius establishes a triad of guiding principles of good architecture, which can accurately be translated to also be three guiding principles of living a rewarding life.

Noted in the first of his three principles is that architecture (life) shall contain “firmatis,” implied to have solidity and strength and having the components to withstand the tests of time, otherwise be sustainable to the natural elements of the environment.

Such is also accurate for the structural principles of living a quality life.  Let us state that architecture follows human life, or it may also be that, human life follows the path of quality architectural principles.

Second of the Vitruvius triad of principles is that of “utilitas,” or containing the ability to retain over extended periods its usefulness and service to those which come in contact with that which has been consciously constructed.

Such is also accurate for the structural principles of living a quality life.

The third of the Vitruvius triad of principles is that of “venustas,” or beauty and that the architecture’s relationship to a standard of aesthetics shall be pleasing to the observer’s visual interpretations.

Such is also accurate for the structural principles of living a quality life, and that when we strive to create our lives to the best of our abilities to reflect the beauty inherent in all of us; we construct life experiences in harmony with our true nature.

All in order to live an extraordinary life of sustained beauty and power.

The biblical story in Matthew 7:24-27 of The Wise Man and The Foolish Man emphasizes the importance of building upon a solid foundation and not upon the shadow and not reality:

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

“containing the ability to retain over extended periods its usefulness”

“let us ask ourselves the question; what is the foundation of our life?”

And so the story goes…

There were once two men, and each needed to build a house.

The first man was foolish, and chose to build on sandy soil

where it was easy to access and easy to dig the foundations.

 In a few short weeks he was almost finished.

The second man was wise, and chose to build his house on a rocky hill,

where it was very hard to access and to dig the foundation.

He spent many months building his house.

As time passed a huge storm broke upon the houses of these men.

After much rain, a flood swept through the valley

and the man's house that was built on the sand was swept away.

But the second man who had built on the rocky hill was safe.

No matter how hard it rained or how fierce the floods were

his house remained solid and immovable.

Let's ask ourselves the question;

What's the foundation of our life?

Are we like the foolish man, are our lives built on sand?

Or are we the wise man, for whom first built his house on bedrock

and set in motion a life of sustained power?

In every example amongst the ancients, those that embodied the Master-Builder’s mindset prevailed.  This mindset is defined as one in which both conscious choice and constructive action reside.  Knowledge and the demonstration of such knowledge, known as wisdom, is when knowledge is applied to the inspired actions of our desired achievements, thus producing the demonstrated manifestations of wisdom.

Knowledge is conceptual, whereas wisdom is the demonstration of knowledge.

Within the strong foundational mentality of the Master-Builder as defined within this story as the courageous individual for whom commands decisive authority of and over the thoughts, inspired actions and subsequent creations of their life, there exists the following contributing attributes:

  • To humbly rise above the status quo and assume 100% responsibility for the stewardship of and over their personal and professional lives and all the contained creations along the path.
  • Responsibility for demonstrating expert craftsmanship in the conscious building of their lives; knowledge about beauty gained from actual experience, leadership, organization, supervision, financial accountability, and artistic discernment.
  • The knowledge that there exists an inclusive, not exclusive, nature to all creation and that nothing exists separate from the whole.

“broaden our foundational beliefs and our experiential outcomes will follow”

“knowledge is conceptual, whereas wisdom is the demonstration”

When considering these attributes, one is able to see why this highly trained individual, the Master-Builder, was so favorably respected in ancient society.  They differ greatly from today’s stewards, in breath, scope, and depth of personal accountability.

Spanning thousands of years into our past, the ancient Master-Builder held influence as the distinguished and skilled individual responsible for the built environments for which surrounded them.

As we embody the very same skills and mental clarity of the ancients, yet instead of building structures, we build our extraordinary lives to reflect these values. It is then and only then that the individual rises above the norm of mediocrity, and excels beyond as the powerful individualized expressions that we have each come forth to actualize through the demonstrations of how we consciously chose to live our lives.

And so the question remains, have we built our foundations on sand, or have we built our foundations on the sustainable stability of bedrock?  The answer and choice is up to each of us to decide.  In looking at the current outcomes of our experiences, we will find an indication as to what has been our previous choice

If we desire another outcome, then simply choose again.

In Volume VII of Magazine AAI, our stories unfold as we gain the knowledge that what lives within the thoughts of our minds, reflects in perfect harmony what we choose to see in the outer world of our reality.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success.

Volume V: Change Vs Creation

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“change is a byproduct of the process of creation, not the root cause”

Change is often spoken about as the means to a desired end.  However, change doesn’t happen, only creation does.

The something we don’t want, and wish to move away from, or the something we do want, and desire to attain, is commonly believed to require change in order to get what we either don’t or do desire.  I don’t want this, so I need to change it, is often times uttered when desiring different results from an existing condition.  Such is the same for wanting something that we do want, which we still feel the conditions must change order to get the more we desire.

Yet what already is may never be changed, for it already is.  If what currently exists could be changed then it would already be something else.  A bit heady I know, but stay with me here and kindly remember it took me years to comprehend the power of this knowledge.  Today I simply plant the seed to a tree that never stops growing, both in depth, girth, and height.

Change is a byproduct of the creation process, not the root cause of the expansion.

Although we certainly accept the use of the word ‘change’ in many of the ways we communicate, we are specifically speaking about change in the manner of going from where we are, to where we wish to be in living a more fulfilled fully expressed life.

With the acceptance that we live in a vibrational universe as we are guided to believe through the study of science, then we begin to understand how things materialize from so-called nothingness, into manifested being.

Renowned scientist Nikola Tesla is quoted as saying, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”

The importance of this statement is that it points in the directions of two valuable insights.  The first is when Mr. Tesla states that if you want something, in this case to find the secrets of the universe, he mentions to first do one specific thing, and that is to “think”.

Therefore, the understanding that by the use of our thinking is ‘how’ we find that which we seek.  In addition, it is imperative to mention that the mechanisms through which we do our thinking, our brains, are but only a receiver to that which first transmits wisdom and inspiration.  Wisdom and inspiration are key aspects of what propels us forward on a path of personal success.

If we think we don’t have the answer, it is because it is true, we don’t; something else does and we are merely the conduits by which with proper understanding, may access this knowledge and therefore receive that which we seek.  And from where our brains ‘receive’ will be reserved for a future topic of discussion.

The second valuable insight mentioned is to ‘where’ this that we seek is found.  And that is that it is not something that we do per se, but something that is first experienced in the realm of energy, frequency, and vibration.  If we look to where something is, by logical explorations, we shall find it.  By contrast, if we are looking to where something is not, then again by logic, how are we expected to find it?

The value of this insight then brings to mind the question; if we are to look where something is, and not someplace where it isn’t; then why are so many individuals looking in the wrong place, or more specifically, where what they seek is not found?

“by the use of our thinking is ‘how’ we find that which we seek”

“we do not wish to change something, we desire to create something new”

Which brings us full-circle to the concept of change verses creation.  If we are looking in the direction of change as we seek to experience something new, and in the context of this discussion, an extraordinary life, then we may wish to consider that we are looking in the wrong direction if we have yet to feel we are not living life on our own terms.

If we are seeking to fulfill what it means to live each day as a fully-expressed individual within the collective whole of humanity, then it may be as simple as looking somewhere other than where we have been looking, in order to find what we desire to experience in and through our lives.

Recall the words above, that if what already is may never be changed, for it already is, and if what currently exists could be changed, then it would already be something else.  Because in truth wish not to change something; desire to create something anew, by which change becomes the byproduct of the laws of the creation process.

The legendary Athenian philosopher, Socrates, noted that the secret of change is to focus all of our energy, not on the fighting of the old, but on building the new.  So if we indeed desire ‘change’ then we cannot look at the old, or what is, but what it is that we desire.  Through the understanding of how creation manifests in the physical realm, we cast our focused energy, frequency, and vibration through the energy, frequency, and vibration of Creation.

Cast our sights on what it is we wish to change, and run the risk of creating more of what it is that we do not want.  Focus only on what is desired, letting go of what is and was, is when the elevation of expansion follows.

Change is reversed focus; creation is forward focus.

The subtle shift in this perspective brings forth profound results and outcomes.  As we accept that the conditions and experiences we currently find ourselves in, are simple a cause of the effects of yesterday’s thinking, then genuine and sustainable “change’ happens.

The single focus is upon creating what it is we desire, not changing what it is we don’t want.  Looking to experience something other than what currently is may be the catalyst, but not the forward focus.

To live an extraordinary life of passion and purpose, we do not require anything existing to change, only to look deep within our hearts and ask the following questions; how much do I want it, and what am I willing to create in order to live that which I desire?

Today we begin to review where our focus is and how we think and speak about where we wish to go.  Do we speak in terms of wanting to create something new by speaking about what it is we don’t want and wish to change?  Or is our thinking followed by words reflecting what we desire to create from this day forward?

“change is reversed focus, creation is forward focus”

In Volume VI of Magazine AAI, the structural dialog continues in determining as to what must one create as their foundational platform in order to achieve and live an empowered life of passion and purpose.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success.

Volume IV: The Grand Illusionist

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“more often than not, we accumulate this information unconsciously”

The human journey as experienced through the individual is a collective series of thoughts, each one connected to the next, each one creating our personal values and the perspective lens in which we see and therefore experience our own world.  This foundation of values and relating perspectives dictate the myriad of choices we are presented with and are required to make throughout our lives.

Who we are currently is represented in direct and equal proportions to the sum of our foregoing decisions, actions, and inactions that culminate to bring us to where we currently stand.  No truer statement can be made as to the fact everything we have done has lead us to precisely the moment we find ourselves currently.

As we venture from infancy through to the advancing stages of life, we collect information, either through our own curious investigations, or through others in the form of social and educational venues and the like.  At times conscious, yet more often than not, we accumulate this information unconsciously, accepting what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell, as the five basic sensors transmit the corresponding frequencies of information to our brains without our active participation of self-awareness.

In turn and in general, our thoughts respond to what we are experiencing as ‘reality’, when in fact, it is all a mere series of transmitting signals being ‘read’ within a deciphering mechanism we call the brain; an unbiased response system programmed by previous experiences that shape our view of ‘reality’, not the so-called reality of another.

Yet how can it be that two individuals experience the same situation and have two completely separate interpretations of the same experience?  And how do we utilize this understanding to guide our own lives to heights of unprecedented personal success?

We do so by embracing the knowledge that to dispel an illusion makes us wiser than finding a truth.  As we perceive something to be real, we must remember it’s simply a decoding of vibrational signals within our brains.  For in truth, our perception of experiences has nothing to do with the actual truth, and everything to do with how we interpret the ‘reality’ of the situation, once again, based on our past experiences.

Albert Einstein, a recipient of the Nobel Prize is noted as saying, “Reality is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”   Which is to be understood to mean that each individuals version of reality is based on how we each perceive the experience of the situation.  And how we perceive the experience is based on the cumulative thoughts that create the values and subsequent perspectives we utilize to gauge our interaction with our personal ‘reality’.

Is the glass half-empty or half-full exercise comes to mind, wherein how we perceive a situation is telling of how we experience the world.  Those that see the glass half-full tend to experience the world through more optimistic perspectives, and those that see the glass half-empty, in general experience the world through a more pessimistic lens.

Once we embody the acceptance that our reality is formulated upon the perspectives in which our deciphering brain experiences the world, we become more diligent in reviewing the thoughts in which dictate the beliefs, values, and perspectives through which we engage with the world around us.  A world in which we ourselves create by the very perspectives we choose to believe.

“to dispel an illusion makes us wiser than finding a truth”

“which perspective is chosen, remains entirely within our power of choice”

In the world of creative artwork, the artist creates their work through the medium in which resonates with their style and vision of what they wish to create.  Yet, the ultimate interactive experience begins when the random viewer gazes upon the finished work of the artist for the first time.  For then the vision of the artist is complete, and the experience for the viewer begins.  The experience and vision the viewer has, is separate from that of the artist, for the art does not reveal what the artist created, it exposes the mind of the viewer in how and what they see in the artwork.  In this sense, the reality of the artist may vary greatly from the reality of the viewer, both valid, yet simultaneously worlds apart.

The ability to create an extraordinary life follows the same blueprint found within the story of the artist and the random viewer.  Within the storyline, one creates the medium and another views the medium.  While one sees it one way, the other may see the same artwork in an entirely different light, and thus the commonality of experiences diverges.

Conditions in the world are no different, wherein one may perceive a problem; another may perceive the identical situation as an opportunity.  Which perspective is chosen, remains entirely within our power of choice, which in turn remains in our control.

The grand illusionist lives within the confines of our own mind and yields its mystical powers by the very thoughts we choose, thus providing fuel to the engine of the illusion.  As we understand the importance of the choices we make in observing our current reality, and the actions or inactions we elect to respond with to these observations, we interrupt the unconscious patterns of our experiences and begin to exercise conscious responses to our lives.

What is experienced today is a product of yesterday’s thought.  Therefore, if the desire is to change the outcome of tomorrow, one begins with the self-observations of where their thoughts are today, thus mastering the grand illusion called life.

When we begin consciously thinking about the conditions in life where we allow the outer world to control our inner world, we take the first transitional step in becoming more self-aware of how we default our power.  Once we become aware of these conditions, we open our minds to solutions and commence taking control of our thoughts, beliefs, values, and perspectives that shape our personal reality.

“what is experienced today is a product of yesterday’s thought”

In Volume V of Magazine AAI, the conversation continues to encompass the subtle difference of our language when speaking of change verses creation, and how this subtle alteration in how we speak opens the opportunity to release the past and live a future that is most desired.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success.

Volume III: The Art Of Letting Go

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“if the vessel is weighted, does it not sail slower”

To simply pause for a brief moment to observe the message she lovingly delivers, Mother Nature speaks to us of a knowledge blueprint for life.  In observing her patterns, she guides us to know more fully the ways in which yielding to the art of letting go, may enrich our own lives.  By releasing that which no longer serves us, or is no longer a part of our life, we may travel a pathway forward free of the pain and suffering caused by our attachment to what once was, but can be no longer.

What is it of loss, of the cycles of life, of the changing of the seasons, that may cause our stride to stumble, and how might this understanding lead us to living a more extraordinary life?

If our desire is to become more than we currently are, does it not make sense to then let go of the parts of us that no longer support our forward path?  If the vessel is weighted, does it not sail slower than one that has streamlined its cargo? In our desire to become a greater version of ourselves, and yet do not seek to travel lightly, how far can we travel before the weight of all that we have become burdens us in actualizing our greatest desires?  And if this is so, how do we best release these aspects, or more specifically know what to carry forward, and what to lovingly leave behind as the purpose has been served?

Attributed to the Second Noble Truth of Zen-Buddhism, is that at the root cause of all suffering is attachment.

Attachment to what might be asked?

Attachment is to that which we crave to be another way, or our attachment to not want something by avoiding its presence.

Along my own journey, I have come to understand my own suffering is when I believe something could have happened another way, or at another time, or both.  For in the midst of the suffering, I may utter the words, I am not in the right place, it is never the right way, or this is not the right time.  And in the uttering of these words, my suffering relentlessly continues.

If we attach ourselves to the beauty and good of life, must we not also experience its loss if we remain attached to its existence?  Is the journey taken in order to offer us the opportunity to appreciate more fully the temporal nature of existence, if our hearts remain open and unattached?

If we also attach ourselves to the sorrows of life, and yet find the path of detachment, is the journey all in order to experience the rebirth of beauty, once we have traversed the fires of our sorrow?

For in nature, she points to a proven path, a passageway of surrender and detachment.  All in order to love fully in the only place we are ever given, and this is the brief singular moment in that which we define as the now in the concept of time.

Nature shows us the cycles through the creation and destruction of her power, all in order to continually move forward in an expression of balance and harmony with the forces of life.

Born from the raging fires deep within the forest, comes forth the emergent cycle of continued life expression.  All without attachment, all with a grace and ease in the acceptance of what is, and what is not.

“and in the uttering of these words, my suffering relentlessly continues”

“the dawn may not appear unless the darkness of the night is released”

In the observation of the land, we see the power in the ability to continuously let go without attachment to outcome, in order to live freely.  Yet it is not to say there is not intention of outcome, it is to say, there is no attachment ‘to’ the outcome.

The dawn may not appear unless the darkness of the night is released.  The morning must surrender to the coming of the afternoon.  And the late rays of the afternoon sun must succumb to the approaching nightfall of the evening.

Each letting go of what came before, in order to embrace what currently is and what is to become.

Even in the glorious heights of the bursting colors within the leaves of fall, the mighty oak must relinquish its attachment to the life of the leaf, and surrender its temporary nature to be carried away by the winds of change.

And for the leaves that fall in honor of their journey, to be laid to rest at the foot of what once offered life, they lovingly surrender to the soils of the earth in order to nourish the very roots that first drew the waters upward, to sprout forth the miracle of the new leaf.

Yet, there are those leaves that hold on, even through the brutal forces of winter, refusing to let go, only to be tenderly pushed to surrender when the new leaves command their place in the sun.  Or could it be that it is the tree that holds on to the leaf, all in order to appreciate one last moment of physical connection before willingly letting go?

In either case, the process of letting go surrenders to the beauty of what is yet to come.

Therefore, which is the path; to surrender willingly and let go to the forces of continued life expression, or to hold on, until that which is meant to come forth pushes through to remove our attachment to the cycle for which has no beginning and which has no end?

Either case is that of the magnificent power of choice, each leading to the inevitable and persistent cycle of life.

And so it is the same for each of us as we embark upon the journey of continually desiring to express the greatest versions of ourselves.  We alone must decide what to carry forward, and what to leave behind.  For in the end, in order for the roots of our foundations to grow deeper, supporting the heights to which we reach for the sky, depends upon our ability to remain detached to all that has been, and to all that will come to be.

“either case is that of the magnificent power of choice”

In Volume IV of Magazine AAI, the conversation continues as to the power of our chosen thoughts to either live in the mundane shadows of reality, or to go beyond the status quo, into living a life of astonishing individualized expression.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success.

Volume II: Bridging The Arc

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“a beckoning abyss destined to become my future self”

I find myself standing here, and yet, I desire to be over there.  I have achieved this in my life that I currently am, but seek to achieve, to experience something anew.

The distant horizon of where I desire to travel is dimly lit and shrouded in a dense drifting haze, all the while I know from where I stand I no longer wish to remain any longer.  A yearning dwells deep within my heart, reminding me that I have outgrown the existing skin of my conditions, as it pulls me forward into a beckoning abyss destined to become my future self.

Straining to focus into view the distant skyline of my future, there appears a vast darkened chasm before me.  By which necessary steps I am to traverse this uncharted terrain remains invisible to my current state of mind, as the temptation to see a multitude of possible pathways emerge.  Yet, I am uncertain as to which way forward will be the most productive to take as my first course of action.

How do I bridge this daunting and unmapped chasm outstretched before me, linking where I stand, to the desired destination my heart longs for me to travel?  Is there some invisible arc in which will carry me to where I desire to go?  And if so, how do I choose the most productive steps in reaching the destination?

It was once noted by the celebrated visionary Albert Einstein, that we couldn’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  From what I have come to understand, Al was a pretty good thinker, and therefore I desired to comprehend more deeply as to what he was pointing to when he originally uttered these words.

What is the meaning that we can’t use the same kind of thinking first utilized to create the problem in relation to discovering its solution; and how might this perspective be expanded to include a broader blueprint to life’s conditions, one spanning the full spectrum from problems to solutions?  And what is the correct kind of thinking required to solve the problems or conditions in which we desire to move away from, and arrive upon the seemingly distant lands in which we so desperately long to reach?

In first understanding what is meant by the same kind of thinking first used to create the current situation, verses the kind of thinking necessary to find a desired solution to the condition; a pattern emerges wherein the observation is noted how the mindset of thinking always precedes the current wanted or unwanted problem or situation.  Following the thinking that ultimately creates our own reality, emerges the materialized results or outcomes we subsequently experience as either wanted or unwanted conditions.

Therefore, if the thinking we used created the outcome, and the outcome is something we do not desire, a problem of such, then what must be done in order to experience a different result?

This is where the opportunity of transformational life changing proportions takes flight.

For the answer resides in the understanding we must literally become a different state of mind, no longer being who we were in a sense.  Once this altered state of consciousness is achieved, the outcomes from which manifest from this new way of thinking reflect the new thinking of the mind, and not the old, thus creating elevated pathways of solutions from the minds thinking that first created the undesirable condition.  A portal of solutions appears before us by means of first allowing our thinking to expand beyond the limitations of the old, bringing clarity to the most productive steps to first travel.

“opportunity of transformational life changing proportions takes flight”

“far too often it nourishes the ego to play the role of victim”

Therefore, the next logical question presents itself; how do we change our thinking to embody a pattern of thinking that positions us in harmony with the creation of our desires, and not within the disconnected experiences of seemingly continual problems?

This transitional step in thinking requires the individual to first embody an unbiased attitude that assumes 100% responsibility for their thoughts, deeds, actions, and ultimately the outcomes in which arise from the thinking that created them.

As humans, we don’t necessarily enjoy taking responsibility for our outcomes, and in many situations simply don’t know how.  Far too often it nourishes the ego to play the role of victim to our experiences, bringing a chaotic condition of normality to our lives that is never questioned by the self, let alone the consideration that there might indeed be another way.  Positioned firmly as the conscious or unconscious victim, the ego is certain that our own thinking is never the creator of the problem, and by no means contributes to the subsequent experiential conditions of our lives.

The individual that does not first assume 100% responsibility for all aspects of their lives, experiences these unwanted conditions as separate and detached from their own way of thinking, and thus determines the outcomes are never any fault of their own.  Resolute to defend the separateness between their outcomes and the thinking, the battered flag of victimhood is hoisted high above their almighty castle.  As the rage of pointing fingers outwardly is justified as reason for the unwanted problems, only to perpetuate a vicious self-defeating cycle.

In reaching the once distant horizons of our desires, we must first accept that the thinking that created the conditions in which we currently stand, is solely in the control and power of our own minds, and the perspectives which form from the manner in which we think our lives and the surrounding world into being.

The acceptance of this personal responsibility thus opens the opportunity to allow the empowering perspectives necessary to emerge within our thinking.

At long last the haze that once shrouded our destiny dissipates and we are transformed to fully experience the clarity of the dream, and the certainty of the next step comes perfectly into view, as we walk confidently forward in knowing through the power of our thinking in which direction we choose our destiny.

“the next step comes perfectly into view, as we walk confidently forward”

In Volume III of Magazine AAI, the dialog expands as to the inclusive importance of mastering the ability of letting go of what once was and no longer serves.  In order to experience fully what is desired, we review the choices we make, and learn to consciously guide the creative force shaping our reality.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success

Volume I: The Architekton

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“Without A Captain, A Ship Drifts Aimlessly Upon The Open Sea"

Who, or what is an Architekton?

It has been said, “We are the creators of our own reality.”  Then if this is so, why do so many create their realities from fear, pain, and scarcity?

And who are the ones that go beyond these conditions, and live a life of extraordinary means and experiences?

If one is deemed ‘lucky’ then must the other be categorized as ‘unlucky’?

And what does it truly mean to ‘create’ our own reality, if indeed this is the case?

If thinking positive thoughts creates a positive life, then why do seemingly bad things happen to good people?

If one is willing to go beyond the simplification of just stating that we are the creators of our own reality, the rabbit hole of questions spirals endlessly into space.

Yet, ultimately we must each choose in which direction the vessel of our life will sail, or else without a captain, the ship drifts aimlessly upon the open sea, and inevitably will one day find itself crashing upon the jagged rocks of the approaching shore.

The Architekton, for the purposes of this story, is also defined as a Master-Builder for who masterfully constructs the individual components in which collectively, create the life in which they consciously desire to live.

They assume responsibility for their actions, and inactions, and position themselves to have total decisive authority over their creation, and in return they persevered all odds of opposition to achieve elevated levels of personal greatness.

Greatness is defined by the terms of the Architekton, not by those of a society screaming in desperation for control and conformity.  These personal terms are developed through a series of conscious parameters, each outlining moral values that guide the individual through their everyday decisions and actions.  Therefore resulting in the ability to consciously create their own reality my means of the chosen mental perspectives that stem from demonstrating the embodiment of a clearly defined set of personal foundational values.

In each right inspired action undertaken by the Architekton in constructing a life worthy of the Master-Builder, life is viewed as one in which both conscious choice and constructive action reside harmoniously.  With the resulting newly formed perspectives viewed through the clear lens of having defining contributing values, and the personal beliefs about ones self and the world that subsequently follows, will thus produce a guiding metric supporting the sustainability to stay the course in creating a life grounded in the personal power and greatness only known by the ways of the Master-Builder.

The current predicament of modern mankind is this; when conscious life-building skills do not reside in the creator, then one’s experiences tend to descend to the level of mere vain, unsatisfying, and ego-driven results.  These continuously disappointing outcomes become completely unresponsive to the genuine needs of those desiring to experience an extraordinary live well lived.

Today the things we strive for as the prize of the victor, have come to be the definition known as modern man, or the modern desired lifestyle, and represent a meaningless, unsustainable, and often times even an immoral preoccupation with an external world appearance.  One in which contributes to a false and illusionary sense of happiness; yet continues, moment after moment, as we each attempt to influence on another, and ourselves, new definitions and distraction that only live within the shadows of success, but are not deemed worthy of success as experienced by the Architekton.

“Conscious Choice And Constructive Action Reside Harmoniously”

“Distractions That Only Live Within The Shadows Of Success”

Yet by our own choosing we unconsciously refuse to look into our own reflection for these forgotten metrics, and even have the overconfidence of our egos to justify our exceedingly synthetic existence.  We claim through inaccurate metrics that the modern man requires something additional to enhance increased meaning to our lives, by virtue that we are lacking in some form or another.

Mankind has become detached from the self-responsibility of the co-creation process of their lives, and in divergence from the skills of the Master-Builder, has fallen off course. Drifting aimlessly, we grasp at any form of distracting dysfunction entertainment, and accept fate as the resemblance of what must be our destiny in life.

The transitional moment has indeed dawned upon us as to ask the single question that has plagued humanities journey; who am I?

Do we remain to live in the challenging shadows of success, or might we elevate our conditions through the conscious development of a series of metrics to guide our thoughts, deeds, and actions, and become the Master-Builder of life, the Architekton of the individuals chosen existence?

Therefore, how does one consciously begin the journey of being the co-creator of their reality, and begin walking the steps of the Master-Builder?

The first step begins with the embodiment of accepting 100% responsibility for the creation of their lives, and the beliefs, values, and perspectives that contribute to living this extraordinary life known by the Architekton.

Developing and subsequently embodying the personal foundational values in which guide our actions, is paramount to being the Architekton of our own life.

Beginning today, create a list of what values you are willing to embody that contribute to living your best life, and be prepared to release the false beliefs and perspectives unconsciously diffusing your true power.

The ultimate adventure of the Architekton is to venture valiantly forward into the great mystery of the unknown.  The epic opportunity in life is to consciously create reality and live as an extraordinary example of human achievement.  By releasing the limiting beliefs of the status quo, the Architekton demonstrates mastery.

This is the first transitional step of many in becoming the Architekton; one who commands decisive authority of and over the creation of their lives, and assumes full and total responsibility of their thoughts, deeds, and actions within the experiential aspects of life.

“The Epic Opportunity In Life Is To Consciously Create Reality”

In Volume II of Magazine AAI, the dialog expands as to the critical importance of constructing a stable foundational structure grounded in bedrock in order to live an exemplary life of individual power.

Until then, continue to rethink, reimagine, and redesign a life of extraordinary personal success.