I truly believe that every person is a divine creator, that there’s a power within each of us that is common to every human being…and we’re all connected to it. This refined mindful energy is conscious enough to support, maintain, protect, and heal us every moment. It keeps our heart beating hundreds of thousands of times per day, creates over 60 million cells every minute and organizes hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions in one cell every second. It is also the same intelligence that keeps the planets rotating around the sun, creates supernovas in distant galaxies, and loves the lily into bloom.
When we take the time to develop a relationship with this mind, when we use it to create desired events in our future, and finally, when we express this power, love, and intelligence through us; we become more like it…we become divine.
In 1986 I had the privilege of getting run over by a truck in a triathlon. When I received the diagnosis that I broke six vertebrae, had bone fragments on my spinal cord, and probably would never walk again, I had to make some important decisions. After I decided against a radical surgery recommended by four different experts, I left the hospital with only one conviction: “The power that made the body, heals the body.” My mission was to make contact with this innate intelligence, then give it a template with very specific orders and surrender my healing to this unlimited power.
I learned some pretty profound lessons as a byproduct of my injury. I think that we are defined by our adversity. When we are confronted with lifetime trauma and crisis, we must change our mind to truly address that situation. In difficult times, we must look to see what piece of philosophy or intellectual understandings that we know, but have not experienced, and apply that knowledge to create a new experience. The persistence, conviction, and focus on any potential future lies within the mind of a person, as well as the mind of the infinite potentials in the quantum field.
Can we take the time to ask ourselves one question in the morning before we engage in our life? “What is the greatest ideal of myself that I can be today?” If we were patient enough to wait for an answer, we would begin to think and feel differently than if we just woke up and remembered ourselves as the same person. According to neuroscience, mind is the brain in action.
If we can commit to not arising to face the day until we feel like that new ideal, we would be conditioning the body to work together with our new mind. And when we have mind and body working together, we have the power of the universe behind us. And then when we walk through our life that day, something different should be different in our world as a result of our efforts… and no one is excluded from this phenomenon.