The Tremendous Importance Of Alignment - Body, Mind & Spirit
Body, mind, spirit.
It used to be that when I heard these words, I would envision a beautiful woman bent in some pretzel-like yoga position on a picturesque mountainside. Peaceful, but not enough to get me to contort myself like that in my living room. Body, mind, spirit has turned into sort of a catch phrase for yoga and spa treatments.
These three words are more than an advertising tag line. In fact, these words may be the most important three words next to “I love you.” The truth is that they are not just a peace inspiring notion, but a call to action, action that will change your life.
You are a multi-dimensional, energetic being…a Divine Being. You are so much more than just a physical being. Aspects of You actually exist in ten different dimensions! But we are focusing on three of them; the dimensions of the body, mind and spirit.
You have your physical body, which exists in the 3rd dimension, your mind exists in the 4th dimension, and your spirit exists in the 5th dimension and beyond. Many of us have never given any thought to the connection between these three parts of ourselves and our current life circumstances.
We spend so much time learning…learning history, mathematics, language arts in school. Learning how to ride a bike, cook, make the bed. We learn how to drive, perform job tasks and how to advance in our careers. And yet, we neglect to learn the one thing that affects every single aspect of our lives. The one thing that innervates every thing we think, feel and experience day in and day out. It’s the communication between our body, mind and spirit.
There is a communication loop between these three aspects of our “selves.” When these three parts of you are incongruent, your life will feel chaotic, and you will find it difficult to move forward and manifest your dreams. If you want to take charge of the direction of your life, you need to learn how to get them into vibrational alignment.
Not only are you a multi-dimensional being, you are an energetic being. You and everything else in existence have an energetic vibration. Because the Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, everything in your current environment is a vibrational match to your own vibrational frequency. You are always broadcasting a vibration out into the universe, and therefore, you attract to you, only that which is of the same vibrational quality. Everything you experience is a reflection of your vibrational state.
So, take a look around. Do you like what you have created…your finances, relationships, health? It is all a reflection of what is going on in your vibration. If you are completely and utterly happy with every part of your life, then you are in alignment…pat yourself or your “selves” on the back!
But, if you are like 99% of the population, there is something in some area of your life that you can’t seem to manifest. Maybe it is the loving relationship, or the income, or new entrepreneurial venture. Whatever it is, you want it, but you don’t have it. If what you want does not match what is showing up in your experience, then you are NOT in alignment.
Let’s take a look at how communication happens between your body, mind and spirit on any given day.
You are comfy and cozy, wrapped up in your comforter, sound asleep and your alarm wakes you up…way to early, of course. Your thoughts begin to gravitate toward all the things you have on your schedule at work that day. “Ugh, I wish I didn’t have to go to work” you think. You have just initiated vibrational communication with your higher self. You have just communicated a desire. A desire for something different.
Your higher self in the 5th dimension, your spirit, receives this desire and in response, sends you other thoughts and inspirations that vibrationally match that desire. You will perceive these as your own thoughts. You may begin to think about your true passions, or careers that would bring you joy, not dread. Maybe you will find your self imagining what it would be like to have total financial freedom, so you could spend your days enjoying your hobbies. The more you think about these inspirations, the more your vibration starts to align at the level of the mind.
But then, you will do one of two things. You will continue to entertain those thoughts that are a vibrational match to your desire, or you will begin to think of all the reasons why that desire cannot possible come to fruition. Most of us do the latter. So we drag our butts out of bed for another day at an unfulfilling job.
I’m going to tell you something that may be difficult to wrap your brain around, but it is imperative that you allow this truth to penetrate your belief system. Here it is:
If you experience a true desire, any desire, now, then it is absolutely available, for you to have in your life experience, now. Anything that you can imagine, already exists. If you can imagine it, then it is within your power to have it! Period.
Let that sink in for a minute. If you can imagine it, you can have it! If you couldn’t have it, you wouldn’t be able to imagine it!
The brilliant spiritual teacher, Neville Goddard said it best, “The whole of creation exists in you, and it is your destiny to become increasingly aware of its infinite wonders and to experience ever greater and grander portions of it.”
If it isn’t available to you, you wouldn’t conceive of it in the first place!
Einstein has been noted to say that he would go into a sort of daydream, in a trance-like fashion, and that is when he would receive ideas, theories and scientific equations. He received these inspirations from his 5th dimensional self. By the way, the 5th dimension is also where we have access to our spirit guides. Perhaps some of Einstein’s scientific theories were channeled to him from spirit guides with this advanced knowledge. Either way, it is inspiration from the dimension of spirit, received by the mind.
What is the difference between us and Einstein? Nothing. We have the same capability to receive inspiration and ideas from our spiritual aspects. It is what we do with that inspiration that differentiates us. Einstein took that inspiration, those ideas received by his mind, trusted in their accuracy, and translated them into physical action. He took the ideas, and set out to prove them.
How many times have you had an idea, and you felt inspired in that moment? What followed that initial excitement? More often than not, it was followed by resistance. Resistant thoughts. Thoughts about all the reasons why it can’t work out for you. This is resistance from your ego. Your ego has been keeping you alive and safe all your life. That is it’s primary purpose, to keep you from harm or perceived harm in most cases.
As soon as you start to imagine a new course, something different than the norm, something outside of your current comfort zone, your ego kicks into high gear! Even though chances are that the idea, if implemented, would not cause your imminent death, your ego still perceives this unknown, unchartered path with the same protective vigor as it would if you were faced with a real threat to your well-being.
So, the inspired thought is immediately followed by fear-based thoughts. Your idea for a new business would inevitable be followed by your fears about money and survival. Your mind is out of vibrational alignment with your spirit. Our spirit is vibrationally aligned with our desire, but our thoughts at the level of mind, are not.
Now, let’s say that you recognize those fear-based thoughts as what they really are…resistance from your ego, and instead, you remind yourself, “hey, I wouldn’t be able to have this idea if it wasn’t attainable and aligned with my highest path and purpose.” What would happen then?
You would continue to allow yourself to imagine your desire. As you imagine it, you would attract even more thoughts that are in vibrational alignment with that desire. Then, you would begin to feel something. The inspiration has come from the spiritual dimension (5th), into the dimension of your mind (4th), and now is penetrating the dimension of your body (3rd). The doorway between your mind and your body, is emotion.
Your emotional body is like a membrane between your physical body and your mental body. So, it exists on the boundary of the 3rd and 4th dimensions. Emotions are what translate our thoughts into physical sensation at the level of body.
For example, take a minute, and remember an event in your life. An event that was extremely sad, like the death of a loved one, or maybe a happy event, like the birth of your child. Let yourself remember it, just for a moment.
You could feel it, couldn’t you? Did the mere thought of that event, bring back the rush of emotion that you had at that time? Where did you feel that emotion? You felt it partially in your mind, and partially in your physical body, right? Maybe you felt it in the pit of your stomach, or felt tears come to your eyes. At the same time, your initial memory would have been followed by thoughts related to and matching the vibration of that event, compounding the sadness, or fear, or happiness.
Your thoughts inspire emotions which cause a reaction in your physical body. So, now you can see the connection between your body, mind and spirit, right?
Heres what it looks like if your body, mind and spirit are in alignment:
You think a thought - have a desire - your higher self gives you inspiration on how to manifest that desire - you receive that inspiration in your mind - as you think about that idea, you attract more thoughts that are in vibrational alignment with that thought - you start to have feelings as you imagine the desired outcome - the feelings take the inspiration from the level of thought into the level of the physical - you take inspired action - you are in vibrational alignment body-mind-spirit - you attract your desired outcome into your physical life experience. Voilá! Magic!
If misalignment occurs between the spirit and the mind, it looks like this:
You think a thought - have a desire - your higher self gives you inspiration on how to manifest that desire - you receive that desire in your mind - you immediately let your fear-based thoughts take over - you start to feel fear or disempowerment - you feel uncomfortable - you abandon this idea and go back to your comfort zone. Nothing changes!
Example: You hate your job - you form the desire for a new job - your higher self gives you the inspiration for a job that aligns with your highest path and purpose - you tell yourself it’s not possible to do something you love and make enough money to pay for your house, car, kids, etc. - you feel discouraged - you go get ready for work - nothing changes.
Here is what it looks like when you are out of alignment at the level of the physical:
You think a thought - have a desire - your higher self gives you inspiration on how to manifest that desire - you receive that inspiration in your mind - as you think about that idea, you attract more thoughts that are in vibrational alignment with that thought - you start to have feelings as you imagine the desired outcome - the feelings take the inspiration from the level of thought into the level of the physical - you wait for something to happen - you take no action - nothing changes!
Example: You hate your job - you form the desire for a new job - your higher self gives you the inspiration for a job that aligns with your highest path and purpose - you imagine it - you attract more thoughts about doing what you love and making a ton of money doing it - you begin to feel excited, motivated, giddy - then you get up and go to your job, telling yourself that if it is meant to be, the universe will bring it to you - you do nothing different - you don't take any new action in the physical - nothing changes.
So, as you can see, when any part of this trio is out of alignment, you will not get new results. You need to send out a consistent vibration for your desire in order to align with it and therefore attract it into your physical experience.
If your spirit is saying “hey, this is what you want, and here is a way to get it,” and your mind is saying “nope, too scary,” those are too different vibrations, right? If your mind is saying “Yes! Great idea! I can see myself doing that!” And your physical self says “Eh, that sounds like a lot of effort, and I am pretty darn comfortable sitting right here on my couch.” Those are two different vibrations you are sending out. The dominant one will attract your experiences.
Let’s say the you have managed to align your spirit, mind, and body. You have received the inspiration from spirit, you have aligned your thoughts with it, and successfully squelched the resistance from your ego. You have even taken some new action toward your desire. Bravo! But then, you look around you, and your desire hasn’t shown up yet. In fact, you have manifested the exact opposite of what you wanted! This makes no sense, right? Before you throw in the towel, and run as fast as you can back to your comfort zone, let’s expose this little known phenomena that causes us to sabotage our results more often than not.
Once again, it’s just a matter of energy. Actually it’s a matter of matter and energy. When you translate that new vibrational thought into action within the physical dimension, you are introducing a new vibration that is different than the current dominant vibration in your environment. Although you can change the vibrational frequency at the level of spirit and mind immediately, things take longer when we try to change the vibration in our dense, physical world.
So, there is a period of time between when you have taken inspired action, which introduced the new vibration into your physical world, and the appearance of the physical things and experiences aligned with that new vibration. During that grace period, things aligned with your old vibration continue to show up.
I call it a grace period, because as awesome as it sounds to be able to have what you want to manifest show up immediately, thank goodness it doesn’t! Think of how many times you change your mind. Think of how many different thoughts you have in any given 10 minute period of time. Imagine what it would be like if all of those thoughts instantly physically manifested! For one thing, you would drive yourself insane trying to keep yourself from thinking about anything “bad”! Imagine having to have that level of control over every single thought you have.
Unless you are some kind of Tibetan monk or guru, you most likely haven’t devoted the time and practice it would take to be in so much control of your thoughts that you could safely produce instant manifestations. It is possible, but it takes a level of complete mental control, complete trust, total faith, and a complete lack of egoic resistance. The majority of us cannot currently pull that off. But, there are those that can, and have in front of hundreds of witnesses.
For the rest of us, we have to wait out this lag time. It’s what we do during that waiting period that can make or break our success.
Let’s say you are trying to manifest more money. You have successfully recognized the inspiration from your spirit. You have been given inspiration to create a Facebook ad that will drive people to your website where they can then sign up for whatever it is you are selling. It feels right. You have kept your resistant thoughts from getting in the way, your mind and spirit are in alignment. Then you actually took physical action by creating the Facebook ad, selecting your target audience and actually launching the ad! Your physical self is now beginning to align with your mind and spirit. Remember, it takes longer for your physical vibration to change only because the 3rd dimension of physical matter is denser than the dimension of thought or spirit.
You are feeling pretty optimistic though! You are sure that prosperity is just around the corner. Then… your furnace breaks. Crap. Now you have to spend $300 to have it repaired. The next day, you get your credit card statement and are reminded of your huge balance and your larger than normal minimum payment due. Ugh. It certainly seems like this is the opposite of the prosperity you were expecting! Just when you think it won’t get any worse, your start to have technical issues with your website. That’s it! This must be a sign. Obviously, this isn’t going to work out…everybody abandon ship!
Sound familiar? This opposite reaction to what you are trying to manifest is a real phenomenon. It happens to everyone (unless you are one of those monks or gurus mentioned before). It is an uncomfortable inevitability. You will feel the discomfort of the dissonance between your old stuff aligned with your old vibration, and your new vibrational thoughts. But, on the other side of that discomfort, is the attainment of your desires.
You just have to keep your head down and stay the course. Continue to take action aligned with your new vibrational thoughts and inspiration. Don’t let yourself get knocked out of alignment! Don’t let this seeming lack of evidence sway you from your faith. If you give into it and let your thoughts shift back into alignment with the current physical reality, you will stay there.
Although you will feel more comfortable with your old way of thinking, don’t allow your thoughts to go back to the vibration that matches what you are currently seeing in your environment! Just wait and know that your environment will catch up to match the vibration of your thoughts. The shift will occur, only if you stay in alignment.
I love this quote from Abraham Hicks “The more in vibrational sync you are with who you really are, then the more you are allowing only those things that you’re wanting, and the less resistance there is. And the less resistance there is, then the less delay between the idea of the thought and the receiving of it.”
The inspiration you received from your spirit is in sync with who you really are as a divine being. Keeping your thoughts and actions aligned with this will always allow those desires to manifest. If you let yourself start to focus again on “what is”, and “what is” is only a physical manifestation of your past vibrational frequency, then you will be in resistance with the new vibrational frequency that matches the new manifestations you hope to see.
Vibrational alignment - resistance = faster manifesting.
Resistance will show up, but if you don’t feed it, it will go away. Acknowledge your resistant feelings, see them for what they are, and keep going. Keep moving in the direction of your dreams. You will get there!
So, are you in alignment - body, mind and spirit?