Home' Nova National : NOVA NATIONAL FEBRUARY 2012 Contents Embrace this fact wholeheartedly to
liberate yourself from the chronic fatigue
and frustration that is influenced by the
daily biochemical baths of your emotional
turbulence. When you fail to be enthus-
iastic about growing from every experience,
you learn very little.
Often, it is not challenges that are
daunting, but the tightening, resistance
and fear of facing something you believe is
beyond your capability to transform in your
favour, that immobilises you. To free your-
self from these unwholesome translations
and responses to life's inevitable ebb and
flow, know that no difficulty is really a
problem, unless you choose to make it so.
When you acknowledge your biases,
you free yourself to perceive reality in a
healthier light, which then enables you to
consistently turn your experiences into
reliable and productive knowledge. This
helps you immensely to stop making the
same mistakes repeatedly and advances
you steadily towards your most cherished
It helps to understand that learning
from experience isn't automatic, because
although experience is inevitable, learning
is not. Learning requires profound
skills. Experience only provides data,
not knowledge. It offers only the raw
ingredients for learning. You can turn it into
knowledge only when you know how to
evaluate the data for what it truly means.
So, rather than fleeing the moment
when things seem to overwhelm you,
seize the opportunity for perfecting your
responses towards things that unsettle
you and gather whatever treasures you
can from them. Be aware of the fact that
it is not people or circumstances that
cause you grief or trepidation -- it is your
own estimation of these realities that
creates turbulence in your heart and
mind. By fathoming the blessings in the
minutest details of your existence, you flow
gracefully through life's peaks and valleys,
and everything in-between.
Nature equips a bee with everything it
needs to fulfil its intended destiny. In the
same way, life provides you with every-
thing you need to achieve your highest
potential. Every incident, big or small,
joyful or painful, reflects divine perfection
because you are guided in spectacular
ways by unseen forces that govern and
control every aspect of the universe. As you
become wiser, you see just how profoundly
these mysterious workings facilitate your
personal growth and fulfilment.
Consequently, whichever tasks are
there before you, maintain your equipoise
no matter how daunting your situation
may appear to be. Because this life, after
all, is the indispensable training ground
for all that you are, and all you can ever
be. There is really no greater joy than for
you to excel at being serene, as you tame
your 'dragons' and harness their power
for unveiling the sacred in all things. What
would you be like, if you started today to
really make the most of the rest of your
Financial planner and
life coach Catherine
Smith offers her advice
on avoiding the
crippling debt trap.
'Feel the happiness and sense of success as you cleanse yourself of
this negative energy that is sweeping across the world.'
How do you feel when you think
about money? Stop and think
again, how do you really feel
about money? What is money
to you? Do you feel good when you
think about money? Do you think, "I have
plenty", or does your heart sink, as you
think, "I don't have enough"? Does your
energy rise or does it fall?
Many people are being controlled
by their fearful thoughts about money.
Through these thoughts, they are reducing
their opportunity to live the free and
happy lifestyle they truly desire.
There is a behaviour in the community,
which I refer to as the sheep syndrome, or
"keeping up with the Jones's", which has
a major impact on creating the addictive
buying behaviour around money and
Credit cards are out of control, but I
find it interesting that the banks and
financial institutions are being blamed
for this. These institutions are the tool
manifested by the group consciousness
across the world that thinks, "I do not
have enough, I want more." This is a low
energy, negative way of thinking and it is
creating the major disharmony in family
I watch the news as people rally across
the world against 'corporate greed'. I feel
that if mankind's desire is to stop corp-
orate greed, then we all need to first look
within ourselves and take responsibility
for our own internal fear and greed.
Ibelieve that, when we avoid or
resist life's inevitable challenges, we
place ourselves beyond the reach
of wisdom, and all the beauty and
magnificence it holds for us.
Do you suffer from a hostile takeover
of your body and mind, by stress horm-
ones? To gain personal mastery, you must
decide, once and for all, to scrutinise the
biases that cause you to represent your
experiences in a negative light and instead,
see the value in everything that comes
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Through clever marketing, direct and
indirect, in all forms of media, we are being
manipulated and coerced into believing we
need many possessions. This is an illusion;
we simply do not. Marketing, including
the pervasive images of glamorous celeb-
rity lifestyles, has become an art form,
brainwashing people into negative belief
systems that are destroying their ability to
think rationally when managing money. If
you know you hold this energy, recognise
and acknowledge it within you, and ask
the universe to help you release it. Think
twice before going into debt.
If you need more money ask the
universe for more, and ask for what you
need. Be specific and don't let your mind
try to control how the universe will bring
it to you. This is a fearful energy, which
overrides the positive energy flow. But
if you realise you do this, seek healing,
spiritual or life coaching, natural therapy
in some form or meditate to release this
destructive energy and thoughts.
Use your visualisation skills to see your
loans and credit cards with a nil balance.
Feel the happiness and sense of success
as you cleanse yourself of this negative
energy that is sweeping across the world.
Be more conscious of what is driving
you to spend your money. Ask the hard
questions -- "Is this what I truly desire for
my highest good?" -- and you will receive
the answer immediately. Your higher self
will answer either "Yes" or "No". Listen!
And follow your true self.
There is no getting around it, we live in
a time of extreme stress -- or so it seems.
But, can you really hope to enjoy your
moments by living in some kind of silken
cocoon? So, dispel your desire for a
"wrinkle-free" existence and work towards
meeting the challenges of the moment in
ways that are astounding.
Be open to accepting people and
circumstances for the way they are and
you will no longer be perturbed by them.
Excel In Being
In facing our challenges rather than running from
them, we open to the sacred, says Behram Ghista.
'Learning from experience
isn't automatic, because
although experience is
inevitable, learning is not.'
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