Monday, August 22, 2011

Awakening to Freedom: Some Concepts

Life coach, energy healer and massage therapist Algernon Williams has recently published his first book, Awakening to Freedom: A Metaphysical Approach to Life Coaching. Al's words on the healing journey really resonate with us, so we're very pleased to periodically share excerpts of his book as part of an ongoing series. Enjoy!

Let's begin with some groundwork of the primary concepts that will be contained in almost every aspect we'll discuss.

Many of you have heard about or worked with certain concepts and tools that help develop different states of being, certain states of mind that allow you to understand more clearly who and what you are as a person, as a being, as a personality.

Understanding the structure and the nature of yourself as a person and as a being will allow you to make changes, make shifts in your reality in the manner that you desire more effortless, with more joy and less pain.

These concepts are paramount now that we are in the "Age of Transition," the "Age of Awareness." These tools and concepts that I am presenting can hopefully be easily understood and applied, so that you can see the results in yourselves and in your physical reality relatively quickly.


The first and foremost concept is that of self-valuation. I have come to understand from my personal experiences, as well as the experience of many of my clients, that one of the most difficult things that we have to do is learn to value ourselves. We have forgotten our connection with the infinite, partially because for many years we have been taught to think of ourselves as less than worthy, as undeserving, as possessing little or no value. Without an understanding of our worth, without an understanding of our value, no tool would really be effective.

Only when you begin to learn, behave and hold true that you are a worthwhile aspect of the infinite, that you are a beautiful and unconditionally loved and supported aspect of creation, and hold yourself in the same value that all of creation holds you in, only then will the tools be effective in the strongest way possible.

Physical reality as a mirror

Another concept is that physical reality is really just a mirror, that it can only reflect what you put out. The energy, the vibrational frequency you give off based on your beliefs, your emotions, your behavior, is what determines the kind of reality you experience. Simply put, physical reality doesn't exist except as a reflection of what you most strongly believe is true for you. That's all that physical reality is, just a mirror.

If you're looking in a mirror and you see your face with a frown on it, you know that you don't try to force the reflection to smile. You know that if you want to see the reflection smile you must smile first. When you decide to smile, the reflection has no choice but to return the smile.

Stretching this into our physiological reality, understand that we all have been trained, and taught to insist that we only base our behavior on the things that happen to us, on what is happening, on what is. We say things like "Get real," "Can't you see it's true?", "It's happening right in front of my eyes so how can I do anything about it?"and "I'll be happy if . . . I'll be happy when" - does all this sound familiar?

When you understand the principle you will realize it's more a matter of "I'll be happy because that's what I want to be!" When you choose to be happy simply because you can be, because that's what you want to be, the instant you choose to be that vibration of happiness the reflection in your physical reality has no choice but to reflect a reality that corresponds to the vibration of your joy. Because the universal reflecting mirror doesn't have a mind of its own, it can't contradict you, it's not going to argue with you. It's simply the reflection of what you put there, that's all. So if you are the vibration of happiness, you will get the reflection in all the ways that are reflective of your happiness; to the degree that your happiness vibration is turned on, you'll get that reality.

However, here's the fine print - this is what trips many of us up and gets us into trouble: We're still placing a condition on our happiness even when we think we're not. You might say, "Oh, yes, I'll be happy because I know that if I am happy then I'll get this happy reality, then I'll get what I want, then I'll get what I desire." If . . . then, if . . . then. You are still making it conditional on what happens outside of you and there is no outside. In order for the principle to really work, in order for reality to reflect back to you the true reflection of your happiness, you have to be happy, with no expectation that you will get a reflection back.

That's how it works. That's what makes it effortless. That's what makes it flawless. That's what makes it pristine. That's what makes it beautiful. That's what makes it awesome. You don't even have to think about what will come back, you simply can take it for granted, you can know, you simply can have gratitude towards the infinite, knowing that when you are happy nothing else can happen but happy reflections, and that will automatically bring you all of your desires.

Text © Algernon Williams 2011

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