I often think of what it must have been like for the disciples of Jesus to have been frighten in a perilous storm while fishing. Then, they see Jesus walking toward them on the water. One apostle is so excited he wants to walk out to greet him. Peter walks out a few feet, but fear plunges him into the water.
In most cases in life, fear keeps us from walking on water, as well as pursuing the best for ourselves.
The etymology of the word Enthusiasm is two words; en, meaning “within” and Theos, which means “God.” So, enthusiasm actually means being within God. We can’t actually be enthusiastic about anything unless our hearts are open to the love of God—that lives and moves and has our being—not fear.
Nashville has had a prediction that we are to have wild winds at five this evening and possibly tornados. The rain has fallen sideways all day. As I got out of my car for church, I stepped into a puddle deeper than my shoes. My lack of enthusiasm about the weather kept me from walking on the puddle as Jesus did, I guess. I plunged right in like Peter and never looked back.
The truth about my life and most people I know: we spend a great deal of time in fear, popping in and out of the miraculous, healing waters of God. Most of the time, though, we flop down head deep and struggle breathing. How can we be so amiss in our thinking? Do we truly believe that as children of God, that the Creator wants anything less for us than what any earthly parent would want for his/her children?
I believe that fear dwells in the state of the Ego mind. Is it our faults, that the default mechanism in each of our brains is fear? Fear does have its purpose in the human life. If we had no fear, we would all be rock climbing, diving off of bridges, and seeing what it felt like to jump from an airplane without a parachute. Fear has its purpose. But the wiring of fear in our brains also can get reprogrammed for other important things that should be wired for enthusiasm, such as living life.
How many people are stymied by small things like talking in front of people, singing, writing a resume, applying for a job, or making that first contact with a perspective intimate partner? Adrenaline, like a cocaine junky rush causes paralysis-like symptoms that keep us from the very things we want. If God is “without,” instead of within, everything outside of you has the power. We must stay within the spiritual boundary of God’s presence in our lives to keep the sense of security and safety within reach and, more importantly, to keep fear from paralyzing us.
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A Year to CLEAR Challenge:
(Please Know: You Can Join Us At Any Point in the Year Challenge.)
The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
A Year to CLEAR Challenge!
The acronym CLEAR stands for (Compassionate, Loving, Enthusiastic, And Relationship-Ready). The goal of this project is to engulf readers in a weekly study that will transform them by removing blocks, promote self-growth, and give them wings to fly freely into daily life. Each week, by going to BoSebastian.com and choosing the Year to CLEAR Challenge tab, a new challenge or thought to provoke conversation, growth, and group functionality.
My vision is to make Finding Authentic You the book to have in your Kindle or on your computer. The book is a comprehensive look at growth—spiritually, mentally, and physically.
As a yoga teacher and student of the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring to the table understanding of physical challenges, the ability to overcome mental problems with Life & Health Coaching, as well as hypnotherapy, and expertise in meditation and spirituality as a minister.
The combination of all three in one book with an interactive connection to like-minded readers, for one year, is what makes this Year to CLEAR Challenge a must-do for every spiritual seeker.
The One-Year Approach to Change
No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.
Every aspect of FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU fulfills this constant need for diffusing the negative past and dreaming of a fulfilling future.
Step 1: Recognize That Change is Inevitable
Step 2: Release from Resistance to Change
Step 3: Understanding Change and Allow Spirit to Define It
Step 4: A History Lesson—About You
Step 5: Look at Your Past with Compassion
Step 6: Making a Strong Commitment to Change
Step 7: Dream Your Fabulous Future
Go to www.bosebastian.com for Week One to Four Challenges:
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• Weight Loss mp3
• Hypnotic Lap Band surgery Mp3
• Insomnia mp3
• Eternal Om mp3
• Meditation Music mp3
• Guide to Meditation mp3
• Healing the Body mp3
• And my “Lessons from the Heart” book ready for your download purchase.
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Also, look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!
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