Laws of Success: Spiritual Understanding is the Root Cause of All Success

Would you choose to live in presence today?

Behind everything in the physical is the spiritual.  Often we spend too much time working in the physical to “make things happen” in our lives.  The root cause of all success in relationships, health, and abundance is spiritual in nature. 

To be clear, I am talking about an experiential spiritual understanding, not an intellectual understanding, although the latter can be a starting place that leads to the actual experience.  Oprah calls such moments of understanding her “Ah hah!” moments.  It is a deep level of intuitive knowing.  Knowing that a particular person is going to play an important role in your life, knowing that in your essence you are healthy, and knowing that simply by being and acting from your presence that you have no doubt that “I am well taken care of.”  That knowing is what I am calling spiritual understanding.

Examples of making things happen rather than allowing them to happen through spiritual understanding would include:

In relationships: Attempting to convince someone to go out with you.  Convincing is mental, not spiritual.  Love is allowing the other person to be what they are.

Another example?  A physical connection with someone is meaningless without a common spiritual understanding and connection.  This connection has been symbolized artistically by the picture of a naked couple embracing in the middle of a lotus flower.  “Having sex” is physical connection by force, while “making love” is about the complete connection of two people, ultimately spiritual in nature.

In health: Taking a drug to force a weight reduction.  Take away the drug and the weight comes right back.

Taking antidepressants while not investigating the root causes of the depression is using medical “force” to make someone happy.  Take away the drugs and you have a depressed person again.  I do feel there is a role for anti-depressants in those not ready to face themselves, but it’s still happiness by pharmacological exertion.

In abundance: Working three jobs to make three times a small amount of money.  This would be a loving act if it were done without fear for the purpose of a family’s survival.  This would not be a loving act if it were being done due to greed or attachment (for example,  to own the latest electronic equipment etc.).

Beating a competitor by lowering prices to unnatural levels until they are driven out of business is another example of success through force.  And there’s karma to pay back whenever we use force in the world.

All of our good flows from spiritual understanding.  Working or thinking hard without that understanding causes us to spin our wheels and sweat a lot often in a state of fear.  If instead of thinking hard, we think intuitively and get it right in the spiritual realm, the work we are called to do may appear great to others, but we have no resistance to it, so it is easy for us to accomplish.  Our life’s work and the good of our life show up together.  This is true success.

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Would you choose to live in presence today?

NOTE: This is an excerpt from my book on raising consciousness that will be further edited prior to publication. If you have any feedback, please send me a comment via the “Contact Me” page above. Thank you.

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