“There Is No Way Around It, We Must Work For Our Growth”

“There Is No Way Around It, We Must Work For Our Growth”
April 7, 2013 Siobhan Ciresi




If one is serious about their growth in any area of their life, one will need to do the work. Just like exercising the physical body, the mind, the mental faculties, must also be exercised if one wants results. And, the mind is operating at such a pace that it needs to be exercised daily until your new perspective and new way of being becomes a habit to you and feels like what is normal for you.

During the transition period one must fully participate and be fully invested in their growth in whatever area of life they are working on. It is a commitment to oneself and if it is important one does what it takes to get the job done. Consider it divine work. It is divine work – you are consciously taking your perception and re-wiring it from within and thus watching your ‘without’ fall into order and into alignment with your inner wiring, maybe with some bumps in the beginning and then more harmoniously as you progress.

As we become more balanced and definitive in our thinking we gain direction. Direction is KEY. Here is a metaphor: Consider your body to be a ship, a vessel on the high seas, your will, your volition, your awareness and consciousness is the force that steers, directs, moves and animates the ship. Are you in control of it, do you know where it’s going, do you care? Are you content to let others steer and direct it for you or are you clear that you want to be the director of all operations within your ship? If you are not paying attention to where you are going it is quite easy then to unconsciously or consciously permit others to pay attention for you and steer your ship for you. Are you governing your mental, (govern-mental) faculties? Ideas can be unconsciously adopted by us and unbeknownst to us, be the thought/belief platform that we operate from in our life. When one commits to seeing and facing this unconscious platform and sees it for what it really is, miracles happen – the inner life and outer life transforms and you become the decider of what platforms of thought and belief you will now operate from and thus manifest your physical experience from. The life you live will reflect your new way of thinking and being, period.  It is just the way of it, if one commits and follows through shift happens.

In Napoleon Hill’s works he discusses this great power. The power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire. He says that “this profound power is the gift of the creator and it must be the greatest gift because it is the only thing which man has complete and unchallengeable right of control and direction.” This apparently is the only thing we have any control over whatsoever. It is entirely up to us to change our inner and outer lives and we begin to do that by assuming our status, claiming our right to act as captain of our own ship in any area of life and eventually all areas of our life…this is self mastery.

Hill goes on to share to this brilliant metaphor: Every one brings over with him at birth the equivalent of two sealed envelopes one of which is clearly labeled the riches you may enjoy if you take possession of your own  mind and direct it to ends of your own choice. And the other is labeled the penalties you must pay if you neglect to take possession of your own mind and direct it.

 In the envelope labeled Riches is this list of blessings:

Sound health, Peace of mind, A labor of love of your own choice, Freedom from fear and worry, A positive mental attitude, Material riches of your own choice and quantity.

In the sealed envelope labeled Penalties is this list of the prices one must pay for neglecting to take possession of his own mind:

Ill health, Fear and worry, Indecision and doubt, Frustration and discouragement throughout life, Poverty and want, And a whole flock of evils consisting of envy, greed, jealousy, anger and superstition.

Isn’t time you opened the envelope labeled Riches and not just survive but actually Thrive in all areas of your life? It seems almost too simple that it could be only two different states of mind but the differences in the life lived are monumental. We can give ourselves permission to no longer engage with the contents of the envelope labeled Penalties and give ourselves permission to accept and step into our birth rights instead; our right to exist, to be, to thrive in this life according to our own script, according to our own map. What a gift, a treasure chest of life, let us accept it – go ahead…open the envelope labeled Riches, it’s been waiting for you your whole life.


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About the Author:


siobhanSiobhan Erica Ciresi is the founder of Operation Humanity Transcending and is with the purposes of inspiring herself and others to live out our highest potential in the here and now. Siobhan practices self-mastery and supports others in living the same. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister with the New Light Sanctuary, a Spiritual Life Coach, a certified Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, an author, public speaker, workshop facilitator, a student of life, contract law and freedom. Elevate with the Humanity Transcending Radio Show every week on Revolution Radio 12-2pm Eastern Time, transcend the limited thinking and ingrained belief systems that have kept humanity from living out its highest potentials. This time of self-imposed limitation is coming to an end and we are expanding into a new consciousness. Get on the ride and let yourself go there!! Visit Siobhan at her online home at www.HumanityTranscending.com




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