SEVEN EASY STEPS TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS
- Hello everyone and welcome back to Transformation Tuesday. Greetings from Ubud, in Bali. I'm coming to you from Ubud, The Hope, the co-working space here in Bali. So you could probably hear a few motorbikes behind in the background. It's ground zero here, it's amazing. There's vortexes of energy, there's opportunity, there's wild, crazy driving, there's beautiful scenery, there's amazing energy. There is incredible business opportunities, entrepreneurs, go getters, healers, all sorts of people in this beautiful city. And it's a pleasure to be here. And tonight's, g'day Mike, good to have you here. Tonight's episode is all about me sharing with you some of the personal practises that I have developed for my own personal life, that I personally use on a daily basis, that I think make a massive difference to your level of conscious awareness, to your level of presence to yourself, to your own being-ness, to your thinking, to your feeling. Good to have you here Mike. Thank you brother, I feel like I'm glowing, this is a very special place being here in Ubud, in Bali. So, yeah this episode is all about the practises that I personally use. And that I definitely, highly recommend you start to integrate these, infuse these in your daily life. And the reason why daily practises are really important is because what it does is it cultivates a habit of well it turns our performance, it turns our being-ness into a habit. So, once we start integrating habits at an unconscious level we no longer have to try or consciously direct our attention to be that, because we just, it's infused inside of us, it has become us. And the more of these daily habits that we can practise the more we can integrate them. The more of our being-ness just radiates from us without us having to place energy or attention on those. So it's cultivating habits of consciousness that's what tonight's episode is all about. Hey Dora, hey Morag, good to have you. The first conscious practise that I want to share with you is a practise that I've just recently been doing. And it's this. It is setting a timer on your phone and it could be any amount of time. Look I picked five minutes. And it's just being present to your environment. Now I've got a beautiful villa here in Ubud. And I've got a pool in Ubud, I've got an infinity pool, I've got this beautiful garden. And I've been doing this practise in my garden and I'd just sit there for five minutes, I set the timer and I just sit, and my soul intention for that whole five minutes is just to be present, it's to be appreciative, it's to sit in gratitude and wonder of, "Wow, I'm alive! "I got given another day. "Look at all this beautiful nature, "look at all these amazing opportunities." It is really just placing all your attention on appreciation for five whole minutes. So, it's a form of meditation which is solely directed around appreciation and gratitude, and it's powerful. And you'll notice that your mind will want to drift off, "Oh what about this? "I've got to go and pick the kids up from school. "Or I've got to send this email, I've got to do this." Notice your mind wanting to do other things. And this is a great practise because it brings to you awareness, all the minute, little, beautiful details in your life. And this could be bringing your awareness and gratitude to the fact that you have feet, right? I had a little bit of an accident the other day on my motorbike, and I grazed my foot. And it just brought to my awareness I've been kind of hobbling a little bit. And it brought to my awareness just how much for granted I took like the use of my foot. So just recently, I've just been looking at my feet and going, "Thank you guys, thank you for walking me. "Thank you for doing your thing, thank you for "just constantly just being there to support me." and so, this is an example of where it doesn't have to be your foot, it could be a tree that's producing oxygen, it could be the water that you drink. It's just everything in your environment, it's just creating a state of gratitude and appreciation for everything in your environment. So this is an appreciation meditation, and try it out. When you do this every single day, for no other reason than just to do it, because it feels good. It cultivates a broader habit of just acknowledging things and being grateful for anything. In a moment like just being grateful for now for the fact that we have the Internet, the fact that we are able to communicate like this and we're able to connect with each other and learn from each other. This is bliss. Let's have gratitude and appreciation for this right now. So I'm in appreciation right now. Now you can bring forward that level of presence and awareness to everything in your day. And all of a sudden, your life is transformed because instead of seeing challenges or the suffering, or, "I have to do this, I need to do this," it adds a layer, a whole new layer of just bliss and just gratitude and just goodness. So, just recognise the amazing ability that that brings, it's fantastic. The next element is, and I've shared this with you before when I've done my daily rituals. That the next element here is your first waking thought. Your first waking thought is a powerful practise that brings you awareness. What is the first thought that's entering my awareness as I'm waking up? And I would highly recommend starting to become aware of the first waking thought, because if a lot of people their first waking thought is, "Oh, bugger, I don't really want to go to work today. "What have I got to do?" For some people that can be a stressful thought. And the interesting thing around that first waking thought is, if you wake up unconsciously not knowing what your first waking thought is, well, you're going to be at a significant disadvantage, you're going to be in a negative state straight from the get-go. So this is a really important concept to really understand is becoming aware of your first waking thoughts, the first bit of information. What's the first intention that's entering your mind as you're waking? And I'd love to know if maybe you guys could share with me, whether or not I'm still coming through to you guys on the broadcast, because it's telling me we've got a poor network connection. But I'm assuming we're still going live and I'm assuming you guys, I'm assuming you guys can still hear me. Morning carol. One of you guys, would you be able to let me know if you guys can still hear me okay? So, that was the first waking thought. The next element is infusing a series of daily alarms on your phone or whatever device you carry with you throughout your day. By setting up a series of alarms on your phone, what you are doing is you're actually reminding yourself of anything that you're likely to forget. Thanks Mike. You're reminding yourself of things like being present, being loving, being appreciative. Right, you're reminding yourself of to breathe, you might be reminding yourself to drink water. Having alarms on your phone is a great way to remind you to be conscious of the things that sometimes as a human is easy to forget. So, whatever you have a tendency of forgetting, maybe it's to love yourself, or to maybe have a level of appreciation, joy, bliss, gratitude, to breathe more, to drink more, to stretch, to move. Whatever you need reminders of, it's a powerful structure to infuse inside your day, to make sure that those things get attended to. You could rely on those things, you could have relied on your memory to attend to those things, or you could facilitate your memory, to jog your memory with a whole series of reminders. Now whether you use post-it notes, signs around your house, sticky notes, or an alarm on your phone, it doesn't really matter. You're designing a structure to remind yourself of what you want to be present to. And they can change every single day. They can change every hour. That is a system that you would want to design to support you to remember the things that you're inclined to forget. I remind myself to bless myself, to love myself, to stay connected, to be grateful, to remind myself to breathe. Whenever you breathe, and this is a powerful awareness, is whenever you breathe, whenever you connect to your breathing, you get taken out of the mind, you get taken back into your body, you get taken back into a deeper level of experience. So whenever you're conscious of your breath, just be aware of your breath right now. Take a big deep breath in right now, and now breathe out. Also, you just brought awareness back to you. You just centred yourself, you've grounded yourself. That's a powerful little practise, and it's something that everyone knows how to do. Everyone knows how to breathe. So, just a reminder of connecting our breath with a sense of grounded-ness, and a sense of centeredness, that is a really powerful conscious practise. Another practise I'd recommend is before you eat any meal or before you drink any water, you actually bless your meal, you bless your food, you bless your water. Now what does that mean? Well you're actually transmitting positive energy. You are acknowledging the impact that that food or that nourishment is having on your body. It's setting the intention for what do you want to extract out of that meal, out of that food. But also then acknowledging it from a perspective of appreciation and gratitude. So feeling good, being conscious of what you're about to eat, and also transmitting some positive energy into that. And what they've actually found is that they actually found that when you actually bless water, there was actually a study that was done on this, was when you set intention, when you bless water the actual structure of the water, the deepest crystalline molecular structure at that level, it actually changes its structure to incredibly beautiful patterns. So what you will realise is and we all know that everything is energy, we all are energy. But intention, emotion, that is energy that gets transformed and it can get transferred into everything. So, bless your water, bless your food, bless the people in your life. Just it's imagine that you're sending invisible packets of energy of positive vibes to people, that's what this is about. And it's a feel good practise. And even if you don't believe it, even if you don't believe that that energy is being transmitted, well, it's still happening regardless of whether you believe it or not. So, recognise that by blessing people and blessing things, hey Ross, good to have you here. Remember, just doing the practise of blessing, that in itself is a highly conscious practise that brings back your awareness to the present moment. And it's a feel good. It feels really, really good. Another practise I recommend is just randomly smiling at strangers. Like just as you're walking down the street, this is one of my favourite things. And is particularly fun here in Bali as I'm driving around on my motorbike, is I'll just give people a nod and smile at them and just look at them and give them a bit of a grin. And you can light someone's day up just by giving them a bit of a smile. Now not everyone is going to smile back at you. Some people have got stuff going on. Some people look sad. Some people are just in their own world and they might think you're weird or they might appreciate it. So, get into the habit of it doesn't matter whether someone smiles back at you. Have a philosophy, I'd recommend having a philosophy of being the one that's always the first to smile. Be the one who smiles first. That's my philosophy in life, is I'm always just going to keep smiling even when no one else smiles back, why? Because it makes you feel good, why? Because it's just a nice, great, fantastic thing to do. And when you carve out a habit of smiling at people well, I just naturally tend to walk around the street just making eye contact with everyone, just smiling at them, just acknowledging them. And, some people might think that's weird. Some people might think that's crazy. I think it's kind of cool. I think it's, maybe it's a little bit quirky, but I think it's a loving thing to do. So again, it's just another practise of conscious, another conscious habit that helps you connect with people, that helps you activate a level of joy and appreciation. Saying hello to strangers as well, just randomly walking along and saying hi to people. It's another great one. It's a practise, it's a habit. And as you're doing this, I also recommend for anyone in a career, anyone in business, anyone in life, that whenever you're about to connect with someone, whether you're about to call them on a phone, whether you're about to have a video conference with them, whether you're about to have a meeting, actually send them positive energy, send the energy to that person you're about to meet with of the positive intention you want to create for that conversation. So for example, if you're in sales or if you're about to go in for a business meeting, you know you're about to have a conversation with a client or your boss or someone. Well, send them positive vibes, create an intention for what it is that you want them to experience? What's the best outcome you want for both of you in that relationship? And set that intention and send that energy to that exchange, to have a relationship with that person with that energy and with that intention in mind. So send it to them before you pick up the phone. Bless the person on the end of the phone before you pick up the phone, before you send an email. Bless the person on the end that you're sending an email to. Get into a habit of transferring this conscious energy around the place, and you'll start to notice regardless of whether or not you believe it. It starts to become true. It starts to become a reality. You'll start to notice like I do this all the time now. I'm sending energy all around. I'm sending them, I'm connecting energetically to you now. And, for some people it might sound a bit woo-woo, but we know from quantum physics that your energetic field can be measured. We know you can actually detect your electromagnetic energetic signature from around the body. They've done studies on it. They can actually sense the energy from the body being transmitted. So, practises and disciplines like reiki and all sort of modalities of energy healing. There is energy travelling all around this reality at the speed of light and maybe beyond. So realise that this phenomenon is happening and if you're not tapping into it well, you're perhaps missing out on one of the deepest most powerful elements of experience that you could be experiencing. So, try it out and see what you can discover. Another powerful conscious habit that I really love is just acknowledging people and complimenting people when you actually meet them. Now it doesn't have to be, it's not, "Blowing smoke up someone's arse," as we say. It's generally acknowledging someone and what they're good at, or what you like about that person. And it's doing it for no other reason than just to make them feel good. And it's not doing it for the sake of people pleasing or wanting to get a plaque on the wall, or wanting to say that you walked away and that that person now likes you. So you're not doing it to get liked. You're just doing it because it feels good for you. And it's going to feel good for them. So, a lot of these practises, you're just doing it because it makes you feel good. But it's also bringing awareness and presence to you and how you operate. You and your habits and your attitudes are around just how you're interacting with people and yourself in life. So, just get into a habit of acknowledging people, just sending people random text messages, or giving someone a call and just saying, "Hey, I just want to share with you. "I really appreciate this about you." It might be a skill or a skill set that they've got or a particular experience or knowledge they've got. Just share that with them, and just say, "Hey, I really value you in my friendship, "and I'd just wanted to express, "I'd just wanted to let you know, "that I think you're really good at X, Y and Z, "and that's all, lot's of love." So, get into the habit of just sharing, 'cause it feels good. A powerful habit to get into. Another powerful conscious practise, is whenever you greet someone, now whether you shake their hand or whether you hug them, I generally prefer to kind of hug people these days just because it's just my thing these days, it's just a more of an intimate connected exchange. But whenever you're connecting with someone, actually also as you're connecting with them imagine that there's a this is what I do. Imagine there's an actual, a golden stream of energy connecting your heart with their heart. So when you're connecting with someone or giving them a hug imagine that there's this invisible force that's actually connecting both of your hearts. Now, this doesn't matter whether you're connecting with someone, shaking their hand or giving them a hug or whether you're doing a presentation or public speaking, imagine that that invisible bead of energy that it's like a golden band of energy that's connecting your heart to their heart. Could be going round the whole entire room connecting everyone's hearts. But just imagine that connection, just feel into it. And again, it creates a very special sense of connection and closeness. And again, this is all done with intention. This is all done with awareness in mind. So, you can do this also when you're walking into a new venue or a new room as you walk through a doorway. You imagine this almost walking through an energetic force-field. And you now become whatever the intention is you want to set for the person you are entering that room. Now it might be you want to have greater amount of energy or enthusiasm, or presence, or love, whatever it happens to be. You can set an intention as you walk through a door which is another little ritual to remind yourself. Okay, who do I want to be now? What being-ness do I want to project into the world? So, that's another little pack that I use before I walk into any room, and particularly when I run events and seminars. That's something that I do, I actually I will consecrate the space energetically before I do a presentation. I'll actually walk into that room and I'll actually set an intention, I'll actually create some energy in that room before I get in that room. And it's me consciously choosing what experience am I wanting to manifest here? What am I wanting to create? Again, this is embracing our role as a creator. We are all the creators of our life. And we can either create with intention or without intention. You can create unconsciously or you can create consciously. And this whole episode is on how to create your life consciously. By having all of these attitudes, these philosophies and tools, you start to infuse consciousness throughout your day from the moment you wake to the moment you go to bed. That's in a nutshell, they're the ones I wanted to share with you that are really, really simple and elegant. There's obviously, a whole lot of other practises like meditation, I've got a whole lot of deeper style meditations and things like soul connections which are a far deeper energetic practise which require training and skill set which I teach in the higher programmes that I run. But these are some really, really simple elements most of you already probably know about. And if you don't know about them, they're really easy to implement. So, this really comes down to when you actually become conscious of these little things and when you start to infuse them throughout your day, you naturally become more conscious, you naturally become more aware of how you're holding yourself. What energy you're projecting into your reality. Another key consideration here is, when you're interacting with people, what energetic signature do you want to rub off on them? What impact do you want to make on other people? Because you've got to be aware that your energy is actually impacting someone else. Now whether you're aware of it or not, the degree of, the amount of smile that you project the amount of positive energy that you're holding, your body language, your posture. Right, whether you generally ask someone how they're doing, or whether you just go through the motions because it's a polite thing to do, it all makes a difference in terms of how you're going to engage with and interact with the world. So, bring to awareness a lot of these practises and see how you can infuse these throughout your day, and start to implement these, start to infuse these so you can carve out a habit by doing a lot of these. They take a little bit of time to infuse. But after a while, you start to do them more and more automatically. And I highly recommend that you create a list of these conscious practises. A list of these things you can regularly review and go through. And so you know if how well you're actually implementing these, how many of these you're actually doing. And then you can set reminders on your phone, you can set daily reminders, hourly reminders, weekly reminders, to make sure you attend to all these various elements of enhancing your consciousness of being more present to yourself. So, those are the main ones that I recommend starting with and I'm going to be sharing a lot more of these with you guys as we go through the journey. So, this is all I wanted to share with you for tonight's episode. And I wish you guys all the best in applying these, infusing these throughout your day. And as always, it's been a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with you all. I love you all very dearly. And I look forward to connecting again with you next Tuesday for another episode of Transformation Tuesday. Until then, for those of you that haven't already followed me on Instagram, I'm on Instagram @chrisjacksoncoaching. I'm also obviously here, on Facebook, and I'm also on YouTube. And I also have a channel on iTunes as well. So, for those that are interested in further study, further development, please check out my website we've got the new project Limitless being launched very soon. This is going to be a new and improved transformation online programme for those who are looking for the next level of personal development. You're going to love this experience. Anyway guys, I'm going to leave it there tonight. Hope you enjoyed the episode. As always, lot's of love. And I'll see you again next week. Bye for now.