PARADISING MY LIFE - HEARING OUR INNER VOICE[PLUG IN formula]
Happy birthday to me today! I have a very special birthday wish. I want to be
born! I want to give birth to a life that I love living all the time - I want to be
constantly paradising my life! I want to live it [paradise], and of course part of
living it, is to share it with others [that's where you come in]. Even though it's a
birthday wish, it's not a new wish. I've been working on it for years. It's so easy
to get sidetracked. There are so many 'second best' things to do that come up,
and before you can blink an eye, you're stuck doing something good, but not
something you really want to do. That's the nature of 'Ratzon' [primal will or
simply really, really doing what you want in life]. It's the most elusive thing in
the world. I suppose it's that way because good things don't come easy and
Ratzon-ing is so crucial to us - - if we're really living in Ratzon, we're really
doing what we came into this world to do!
Anyway, what I originally and ultimately had in mind for myself and any of
you who wanted to join in, for this summer's weekly email presentation, was to
try to achieve some type of level of paradising our lives. We are trying to
connect to this through 3-week topics, excursions or explorations into various
aspects of 'Paradising consciousness'. Our present exploration is a holistic look
at the inner Divine Voices that are potentially available to us with a bit of
spiritual investment. In order to not fall prey to losing our original elusive
Ratzon of Paradising our lives and at the same time, not lose track of the
'Voices', I propose the following;
1. Let's reframe the inner voices [some of those that we have collected last week
and perhaps will continue to collect, along with other ones that are more
directly applicable] into a framework of Paradising our lives.
2. The paradising framework that I have in mind is a formula that I have come
up with over the years, and is expanding all the time - -I call it P.L.U.G. I.
N. appropriately enough. [see below for an elaboration of what PLUG IN is and
how to begin applying it]
3. The main goal involved in hearing our inner voices, is to be able to RECEIVE
from the deepest parts of ourselves, the inner Divine guidance needed to live
the lives we truly want to live. If we can't hear what Hashem wants from
us, which is ultimately what we want for ourselves, then how can we live in
Ratzon or paradise?!
4. Therefore, I'll present to you the basics of the PLUG IN formula, and get you
started with a few of the inner Divine Voices
needed to start the PLUG IN process... and it's up to you and I to take it from
there, and open up ourselves to more voices and maximally PLUG IN [... I
won't recopy the 'voices' list that I brought last week because it's too lengthy,
but I would suggest referring to the list as an added resource to open up each of
the PLUG IN categories]. I am as usual also adding last years Parsha Tools
essay at the end...
HEAR AND P.L.UG. I.N. YOUR INNER VOICE
Learn to maximally open up the ability to hear your inner 'voice' speaking to
you from all parts of your psyche, as it addresses itself to your ability to
P.L.U.G. I.N. to living a life that you love. Here's a taste of what we'll be
P=PRESCENCE - - - - - Be 'present' with all that is going on right now, all
that is immediately in front of you, all that is deep inside of you and what
is all around you.
The type of inner voices that can help you to be in a state of Presence, are first of
all, the voices brought above, focusing you on all that's going on inside and outside of
yourself right now....in addition, try to hear the voices inside of you informing you of
other people's effect on you as well as the inner part of yourself that corresponds to
other people.........try to hear the strength of your presence-ing - - -when is
it stronger and weaker, and how it grows and matures with time...
L=LOWER SOUL - - - - - Integrate into your conscious life your lower self in
a healthy way.
[i.e. .... we are definitely not referring to the part inside of ourselves
who's very purpose in life is to destroy us, sabotage us, throw us
off... etc… sometimes referred to as the evil inclination or 'Yeitzer Hara']. If this
lower self or inner child is left out, squashed, blinded...etc. ..., then any and all
attempts to be great and high and paradised will fail due to a constant inner
struggle, not to mention the fact that if we successfully integrate the lower self,
then we empower a huge amount of energy into all the rest of our psyche....
The inner voices to focus on here are all those objecting voices that are holding us back
from doing what we think we should be doing....On the positive side of the picture, we should
be listening to all of the voices that are calling us to be open and wild and adventurous and
fun-loving...etc. ...when all of these ways of being would benefit us...
U=UNIFY - - - - - - connect together all the disparate components of your
life into one powerful unified unit.
The types of inner voices that can help you out here, are the voices constantly
urging you to be one-dimensional, yet not to leave anything out...also hear the voice
informing you of your interconnectedness with all that exists [referred to also as
microcosmic power] and how all that you do affects always some corresponding aspect in
the universe....hear your core motivation as often as possible which will naturally
unify all the other motivations that you have under it's umbrella....hear the
voice informing you in any given situation, what is the unifying, essential
G=GROOVING - - - - - - - take pleasure in all aspects of life, people
and Hashem, who's making it all possible
The voices to awaken are the voices of natural delight that you feel as well as the
isolated delight that you can feel in a less than delightful situation....for example dig deep to
hear the most redeeming and pleasure point in difficult people and hard situations ....also
hear the voices of delight of the past 24 hours and week and month and year, that are often
subconscious and need to
be recalled with a bit of concerted effort....
I=INFINITIZING - - - - - - - open up, expand, liberate and eternalize all
constricted, finite, enslaved and temporal aspects of your life
The voices to listen for are all tose that direct you to expand and maximize your
capacities and that call for you to say yes to what you normally say no to...similarly hear the
voices that propel you to achieve the miraculous and the impossible, not neccessarily with your
own ability, but rather on the strength of the ONE ABOVE...
N=NITZUL [TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL YOUR RESOURCES] - - - - - -
- Salvage and take advantage of all of the resources and abundance available
to you from the past, in the present or potentially in the future.
Hear the voices calling on you to not lose a drop...hear the voices calling
on you to remember all that you can about a given subject....hear the voice urging
you to trust in yourself and your ability to draw down tremendous abundance, just as
you have in the past....hear the voice calling in you to take great pleasure and feel
great gratitude for all the abundance that already exists inside of you.....