I tend to be a person that has a lusting for ideas and concepts and likes to understand ideas intellectually.
Even inspirations I receive in very good states of mind, that beckon me to take some sort of physical action, I can rarely bring myself to apply the inspirations that I have been given.
I was listening to a Bashar conference and have heard him speak many a times of action. His way of communicating it is that inspiration/visualisation/intention is fully incomplete and insufficient if there is no action backing it up.
He likens the formulae of action as grounding a circuit of electricity, whereas the thought/idea is the element of electricity, action is the part that grounds it and makes the entire circuit properly complete.
I have always been hesitant and shy of taking action in my life, period. I am very good with routine things and I am ok when life forces me to make and create changes, but when it comes to taking action as a by product of an inspiration I get scared, hesitant, or apathetic and cannot be bothered.
How can I become a long term action taker in my life so I can complete my circuits of inspiration?
The brute force approach is "Just Do It" :) ...it's an emotionally painful way to live but that's what many choose.
There is, however, a more elegant approach.
The elegant way is to understand that...
All human behavior is driven by moving towards pleasure and moving away from pain
Bashar calls this "The Motivational Mechanism". You'll see this idea referred to in other knowledge sources as the Pain/Pleasure Principle.
So if you are resisting doing something you want/need to do, it can only be because you've associated more (relative) pain with doing it than not doing it.
When you change/neutralize the association so that there is more (relative) pain associated with not doing the thing than doing it, you'll automatically do the thing.
Simple as that :)
To figure out what (relative) pain you've attached to the thing you are trying to do, just ask yourself Bashar's Questions then apply your favorite "clearing method" to deal with whatever you find.
These ideas form the basis of Manifesting Experiment 4
answered 13 Jan, 04:39
I have had the same question and I have once run into an article that stated that this is related to masculine and feminine energy that is in everything.
The feminine energy is related to inspiration and receptivity, the masculine energy to acting on the inspiration
The key, according to this article, seemed to be that the more you give unconditionally the more the masculine energy increases, the more you receive gracefully (without guilt ) the more the feminine energy increases. This two energies should be balanced ideally and making sure we both give (related to the masculine energy ) and receive (related to feminine energy) unconditionally on a daily basis does this trick.
I actually can tell that in the periods of my life when I was more engaged in unconditionally give/help other people sincerely and without expecting anything in return, I was also acting with confidence and power more, according to the article this means that my masculine energy was higher.
Maybe you can also try to give and receive unconditionally on a daily basis for a while and see if anything changes regarding this. (The giving can be also compliments and receiving can also be "Thank you" but both should be unconditionally)
I also run into this audio, the seventh part of it explains this thoroughly : Divine Magic: The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation (Hay House Classics)
I hope this helps you too.
answered 13 Jan, 02:59
In every moment we choose who we are, what we want to be, and what energies we would like to experience. we define ourselves in a conscious way or not.
we can live in a limited environment or have experiences and so develope habbits that does not belong to us without even knowing...but our heart always knows and feel the uncomfort.
you started with: "I tend to be a person that has a lusting for ideas and concepts and likes to understand ideas intellectually". and thus you define yourself. you choose to be that! every single moment you think that this is who you are then - this is who you are!! A person who likes it intellectually.
it all starts with a deep cutting choice. and with the understanding of what we truly want. but not just understand it , also know it , BE!! it because you know it. live it because you know it (not because you have to!! , but because you're sure 100% that this is who you are now).
you are brainwashing yourself every milisecond that you are not an action person, so why would the results whould be otherwise? just brainwash yourself with somthing else! you already know how to do it!! it's just that you did it with something you didnt want. but it helped you to figure out what you want.
answered 09 Feb, 06:57
Seems like a good mantra:
"I act now. l act now. l act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words again and again, each hour, each day, every day, until the words become a habit as my breathing and the actions which follow become as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every act necessary for my success. With these words I can condition my mind to meet every challenge." - Og Mandino
But for balance, Abe talks about the positives of procrastination: https://trans4mind.com/counterpoint/index-success-abundance/shafer20.shtml
answered 11 Feb, 20:37
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