Self-expression: what is the Self you are expressing? Updated

comfort-zone-paulo-zerbatoPeople throw around the words: self-expression, but I have never found a person who knows what it means... and if it means what THEY mean.

Most people look how you express yourself not what it is you express...

Meaning: I am letting my hair down... I am loud and obnoxious, I am funny, I am demanding... these are all how expressions.

This article is about "what" not "how"...

What is the Self you express with everything... your life, your job, your relationships, with your music, poetry, and your life.

There are two selves, and the reason life doesn't work for most of us is because the two selves are not connected in any way.

  • Self 1: your genes, your desire to survive and procreate.
  • Self 2: your human desire to be higher than just your genes... to live your higher self.

Self in the expression of the higher self, is the evolved self. The self Shakespeare means: To thine own self be true.
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Updated: When you don’t hurry, time doesn’t hurry either. When you are prepared you can afford to not hurry

there is no hurry on the creative plane... hurry and mistakes go togetherI am updating this article I wrote four years ago, to include the distinction "fixed mindset".

An article I wrote about IQ and your inability to see higher than 1 degree above your level, and about 5 degrees below your level fell on dead silence. Hm, interesting. It seems to have violated something unsaid, and got caught in the filter the mind mounts to stop disturbing news to enter your consciousness.

I shared this with the woman who drives me to do my errands on every Tuesday, and watched her emotions (remember, I am a True Empath!)... the emotions were "holding your breath, playing possum: I am not even here... Nobody home, I didn't hear you..."

I pondered it until I saw it: we don't like our bubble burst. We want our self-image to stay the way it is, so all of life can stay the same.

This, in spite of all the wants to be more, live more, do more, have more. In spite of the desire to raise your vibration. Why? Because it's scary. It is scary to hear that our worst fears are true. Or maybe even worse than we feared them to be.
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Persistence is one of the top five character traits of successful people… Why is it so rare?

I did something today I had never done: I listened to the same 67-step the second time. Step 66 on persistence... (The Persistent Widow...)

And I heard something differently this time.

The rapper, @50cent says that people don't stick with anything, because they get bored easily. He calls going beyond boredom devotion. 1

This is what today's article is about. The phenomenon of getting bored... or getting devoted.

Bored is the result of an attitude... the attitude of being aloof, being separate, not giving oneself fully over.

In the beginning, if we are lucky, right after we are born we are reunited with our mother and there is a bonding.
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The allure of what vs. the how that is the difference between misery and abundance

Your vocabulary, the number and the kind of words you use, is a dead giveaway of the level of your spiritual evolution... simply put your vibrational frequency. If I could not measure it accurately other ways, I would use that to tell you what is your spiritual vibration, your level of consciousness.

How? What? Are you kidding Sophie?

No, I am not kidding.

You have a billion words for "what"... much like apes, by the way... and only a few, imprecise words for "how". How words are adverbs...
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The ability to be in awe… how will it matter for your life?

aweSometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine~Alan Turing

I watched yet another movie about Alan Turing and how his machine won the war against Nazi Germany.

I would not be around without him. And you would live a totally different life... The book (and the Amazon series) The Man in the High Castle approximates...

I am in awe. With what he did, with who he was, with genius winning, with goodness winning.

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Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something

discover-the-oceanWith some movies I ponder for years why I liked it.

One of these movies is The Princess Bride. Why do I love The Princess Bride? Why do I watch it a few times a year, especially when my energy level is low?

Because, for me, the movie is about persistence. It's about working towards something remote and maybe even impossible, and yet...

There are a ton of amazing quotable sayings in that movie... here is one:

Buttercup: You mock my pain!
Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

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Spirituality uses different tools than the mind, the world

approximationSpirituality, finding your way, finding your self, the path to living a life worth living use different tools from science, schools, the mind, and ordinary thinking.

Not just different tools, but tools used differently.

If you haven't found what you are seeking... if your seeking has taken you on a wild goose chase only to find nothing of value for yourself... then you owe it to yourself to learn to use the tools and to use them in new ways.

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Your two brains… have you been trying to be a creator with the first?

kelli-in-the-rawYesterday I got a request to review Kelli in the raw (Kelli Coffee Sessions - Kelli In The Raw TV)

She is quite charismatic, and looks and acts different than most of the people who are duping people. I went and experienced one of her youtube sessions... an "activation" session.

She generates and moves energy around with her hands, and talks. The energies felt very strong, very unpleasant, in the upper chest and the throat (greed).

Not Source energy. She taps into a "plane", a reservoir of human imagination created energies. I have heard this plane called the Fourth Plane... gods, angels, spirits belong there. And evil.

Her, Kelli's vibration is 170. She uses the 18 spiritual capacities she was born with. (World average is between five and six spiritual capacities).

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That which does not kill us, makes us stronger

strongA few years ago I lost my sense of smell.

Then I changed my diet and the sense of smell came back.

Surprisingly I often smell things that didn't seem to be there... Bringing up memories of the times I smelled the same... good smell, bad smell, neutral smell.

It's hot here, unseasonably hot, and to accommodate it I am taking cold showers and I am eating differently.
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Possibilities in Landmark Education equal DNA capacities… but does declaring a possibility turn a capacity on?

possibility-of-being-lovingThe Landmark Education shortcut that doesn't work:

"the possibility I declare for myself and my life"
"the possibility I invent for myself and my life" 1 you are taught in Landmark Education. Declaration is a verbal way to speak something into being... being... not feeling, not action, but being. But it doesn't work, unfortunately. Why? Let's find out...

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The problem with Landmark Education

Landmark Education is the watered down brainchild of Werner Erhard.

I started participating when Werner was still part of it. He said things it's taken me 30 years to get, but he said it. He himself was struggling with them.

Werner had 20 being capacities, which means that most of what he ever said came from thinking. Yet, 20 capacities of being is rich. In comparison, a good Landmark Forum Leader has 10 being capacities.

Joe DiMaggio has 23, Nancy Zapolski has 30 being capacities. David Cunningham: 10.
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