The difference between “for” you and “to” you is significant. Does life just happen to you, or does it happen for you? You can learn how to make life happen for you. The right mindset is the key to finding meaning in life.
It doesn’t matter if you believe your life results from fate, random chaos, or some divine intervention. The general way you “believe” everything is happening is key to walking in anticipation of curses or blessings. When you have a positive attitude, believe that things will work out for the better. You have the perspective to see and attract the good while fostering strength to learn the lessons when things don’t go your way.
Does Life Have Meaning?
If you believe our Universe is a positive place, chances are you have either a survivor or a victor. That means, no matter what happens, you find the lesson. You learn from things and use your experience to make things better. If you succeed, you remember how you got there and how to handle the victory. If you fail, you learn the lesson and how not to do it again.
You will also become more aware of synchronistic events and omens. It will feel like the Universe has your back. What do you think? Does life have meaning for you?
Does Life Just Happen To You?
If you believe this is how everything is and you exist to get knocked around, then chances are you have a victim mentality. It’s more than just a pessimistic attitude, and you try to prove life is out to get you.
There are many good reasons to transition from victim to survivor. But these are not enough. You need to know how to change your thinking. Otherwise, you will stay stuck with the mantra, life is always happening to me, and it’s terrible.
Link to the law of Attraction
One of the overlooked keys to the law of attraction is your attitude toward living. You can say a million affirmations, but they won’t work. If you perceive yourself as a victim of life and not a victor in life, affirmations will be ineffective. You cannot use affirmations to cover up negative programming. It will only reinforce the mindset of a victim. Does life just happen to you? If so, this is the mindset of the victim.
Yes, even if you attract great things and situations, you can miss them because you see yourself as a victim of circumstances, negating much of your positive thought and mantra. It’s as if you are trying to “overcome” the fabric of life by seeking things. Study the operation of the laws of attraction. An abundant life isn’t about monetary wealth. It’s about always being grateful for your current state.
Abundance is the attitude you have towards your life. Think about that for a moment, and you’ll understand that living a fulfilling, abundant life is about your attitude, not about what you have. It’s about being alive itself, not the things or situations.
Remember that your words shape reality which includes your self-talk. Your experience is life is happening to you as a curse. Many of the things you receive are because you expressed permission and invitation. Not everything comes by invitation, but many things do. Some of it is karma, and some of it is chaos. In some cases, you can tell why something happens, but it’s just a mystery most of the time.
How To Make Life Happen For You
So, the bottom line here, you need to change your philosophy towards being alive. If life is not happening for you, you need to change your goal. If the answer to the question, does life have meaning for me is no, then it’s time for a change. It’s time to make a shift in your perception. But, we must first acknowledge our current state.
Gratitude is another powerful key. Find things to be grateful for, especially during times of turmoil. If nothing else but thankful for the lessons. Then all the affirmations, mantras, and sutras will manifest what we need. So, how do you make the change?
You’ll need to learn how to see the bright side of things. Expect good things. See the Universe as operating on your behalf, especially when things aren’t going your way. The Universe and your mind respond to persistence. Keep asking yourself the question, does life just happen to you?
It doesn’t mean being fake, nor does it mean ignoring losses and sadness. It means learning to shift your perspective to see them as experiments and learning opportunities. It helps to shift your mindset from victim to victor. Here are three tips to change your perspective.
1) Ask yourself, “what is the lesson you need to learn?” Do this, especially when in uncomfortable or harmful situations. Be grateful for the experience of being alive. Don’t adopt a victim mentality. Ask yourself, is life happening to you or for you?
2) If you are using affirmations, start them all with the mantra “everything is happening for me!”
3) Practice as many spiritual technologies as possible. These processes will support your change in perspective.
These are time-tested methods for exploring consciousness and developing our potential.
These methods are vastly different from beliefs in religious mythology. Anyone can use those methods to increase their full potential. Think of it like baking a cake. If you follow the recipe, you’ll end up with a delicious cake.
Generations of people have used these techniques. They stand up to the rigorous exams of modern science, which are repeatable methods with expected experiential outcomes. Some produce measurable results on our physiology, such as expanded brainwave coherence, decreased heart, respiration, and even skin resistance charges. These physiological changes prove these states of awareness are notably from our default states of waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
We divide them into four categories:
The arena of spirituality seems like an odd place for Analytical and logical tools. However, they are essential tools for every spiritual explorer.
Each of these tools includes emotional checks. It’s essential to keep your feelings neutral when dealing with anything that requires critical thinking. The methods in this category include Logical Reasoning, Comparative Analysis, and The Enneagram of Personality.
Logical and Rational Thinking
Logic is the application of common sense and rational thinking. These tools assist us in searching for the truth. You’ll use these tools every day. They come in handy in subjects like politics and religion, even social media like your favorite news broadcasts.
We separate these critical thinking tools into three categories. The first is Logical and Rational Thinking Skills, which summarize common sense in language. It shows how we use language to promote ideas. Next is a tool for recognizing Logical Fallacies. This module provides examples of the most used logical fallacies. The last module is the Spiritual Axioms. These core spiritual technologies help us stay on track by identifying the most used ploys for undermining rational thinking.
Comparative Analysis is a scientific approach to comparative religious study. It is a technique of evaluating worldviews by comparing your own with others. You can create a core values worksheet to help you understand your values. You can use this process alone or in a group setting. We highly recommend you go to the public library, where you can access a wide variety of resources.
The Enneagram of Personality
The Enneagram of Personality is a psychological methodology that helps us understand Ego, personality, and instinct. This system is easy to use and understand, yet it is deep enough for clinical use alongside any other method. It makes the Enneagram an effective system available to everyone.
Modern psychology and the Enneagram share the same authors and path of development. The early developers of psychology like Freud and Jung borrowed extensively from the tradition of the Enneagram for their work. For instance, Jungian psychology parallels the structure of the Enneagram with its nine processes of consciousness.
If you mention “spiritual practices” or spiritual technologies, most people will think of seated meditation. However, meditation involves various techniques, from traditional sitting forms to moving forms.
Meditation is a well-documented mind hack that uses mantras, sutras, and affirmations as equipment. These gadgets open the doors of awareness and consciousness.
Seated meditation is the primary method of spiritual exploration. Seated meditation consists of a continuum of practices starting with a simple two-step approach. You can progress through a range of Mindfulness Meditation techniques, including Japa or Transcendental Meditation (TM). It also includes advanced methods like the Siddhis Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
The seated form of meditation is only one dimension of mediation. Moving meditation includes any movement with a heightened degree of recognition; to perform an activity while simultaneously holding a meditative state involves a high level of mind-body coordination. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a form of moving meditation. There are forms of the Shamanic Journey that involve dance.
This modality improves thoughts and frame connection. In turn, this has a tremendous impact on our fitness and health. This development consists of strength series modalities like Qigong and Tai Chi. Moving meditation often involves the concept of grounding, and it helps us connect with our source, with nature. This category includes Sun Gazing, Forest Bathing, and Tree Grounding.
Awareness Expansion Tools
This category of methods deals with the bandwidth of our perception. This continuum of practices consists of the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation, Lucid Dreaming, Third-Eye Awakening, and a host of strategies to enhance memory like Learning How to Learn.
The Shamanic Journey might be humankind’s first tool for exploring the subconscious mind. We can find this technique in many indigenous cultures, and it serves as proof of the historical significance of the internal quest.
There are many versions of this theme, including Aboriginal Dreamtime. However, all forms use the same formula to combine rhythm and creative visualization. The rhythm regulates heart rate and breathing, and then the imaginary landscape provides the gateway to a lucid adventure. A Shaman is someone who guides us on our spiritual quest. However, you may take this inward adventure through yourself using a drum or recorded drum track.
The Shamanic Journey has been renamed or rebranded in Western cultures to make it marketable. You will see it advertised as “guided meditation” or “creative visualization.” These terms are apt descriptions of the process.
Modalities for Healing
This group of spiritual technologies includes Pe Jet, from Indonesia, and Reiki and Shiatsu come from Japan. We use Vedic medicine in conjunction with different conventional recovery forms. Self-care is an integral part of this category. Because to assist others, we should be in most fulfilling fitness.; Our typical fitness and health affect each component of lifestyles.
Think of living as a “great spiritual experiment.” There are some interesting rules. If you don’t know what they are, then follow this link. Does life happen for you? ― Or is life happening to you? Both can be equally true. One has better benefits, and you get to choose.
You can learn how to make life happen for you. It starts by changing your perspective on what is valuable. Ask yourself does life have meaning?
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(1) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia