#Possessions: You Can’t Take Them with You

As I lay on the couch, my puppy perched above me on a pillow, a blanket nestled around me, the wind lashed at the trees outside. Without reason a wind tunnel swept under my carport and blew the roof right off. In one second, much of my roof was destroyed, my car had shingles and drainpipes on it, and everything in my storage shed got drenched from the torrential rain. In 5 second, everything in the front of my house was gone.

Ten years before that, I sat in my front room playing the piano. Again the wind lashed out at my windows. I could feel the pressure almost break them. I opened the curtain to see outside. Porch chairs, trees, and plants swirled in funnels swiftly down the street. I rushed to the bathtub. In about a minute, all became silent. As I walked outside, everything from my side of the street had mangled the opposite side of the street. Roofs were blown off, houses damaged, trees uprooted, and devastation lay waste all around. I just a minute.

Children have a tendency to take possession of all the gifts you give them. At some ages they simply won’t share. “Mine!” they say.

Adults tend to want to help them understand that the toy is for sharing, even though it may have been given to you. But, it is from the deepest part of the ego that the soul longs to take possession of objects.

When you buy a brand new car, your biggest fear becomes the first ding or dent. You park it in remote places to protect your new ego pride. Yet, you go to your doctor’s appointment and park on the street. While the doctor treats you a hailstorm passes through. You come back to your brand new car with it now looking like it has a bad case of the mumps. Nothing keeps us from maintaining the personal possession law. Spirit will always show us that what appears to be ours on this earth, we truly borrow from God.

If this remains true, then why do we hold so tightly to the possessions we work hard for and the accolades and honors we achieve? I remember a time, when I first began in the performing arts, how much I enjoyed getting applause and standing ovations. The ego thrives in this environment, which is often why artists can become egotistical. But it doesn’t take long for anyone to know that possessions are just things. They hold no spiritual value, only worldly value, and simply can’t buy you peace. If you want peace, you have to let go of the value you put on your ego life and take complete possession of your spiritual life and goals.

23And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”…


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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
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