You are 'this race', 'this religion', 'this role', 'this social class', 'this look' – the list of definitions go on. And each one can become yet another bar on our own self-imposed jail. We continue to think within these definitions until someday we realise (or become forced to realise) that it’s all an illusion of our perceptions.
One common ‘box’ is when we are in debt. It might be time or money debt, or another form of lack such as knowledge or energy – but it is a box we somehow found ourselves in and are unable to escape from without great suffering.
Some people put curtains on the inside of the box – pretty it up – bring some positivity in. “It’s not so bad in here.” But a box is still a box.
The problem with being in the box (of your perceptions) is that you try to think up solutions within the confines of that box. For example, if you search for money debt on Youtube or read money management books – you will find the majority will talk about saving and scrimping what you can. Solutions are a long arduous process, much like the long, painful process of denying self to reach nirvana.
While saving and budgeting is not necessarily bad advice, especially if you are a reckless spender, the underlying theme is an experience of lack. Minimalising self, controlling self – in other words, boxing yourself in.
And this is one of the classic downfalls of humanity – rearranging lives and systems within the same box of outdated constructs. Consider the Maoist era of China when communism was established – a new definition (the revolution) to befall China with a vision of equality and removing social class. The hope was to remove the violence and injustice caused by the oppression of the Imperialists. And yet, when communism came in to take away that oppression, it enforced evenutally a new oppression of the opposite – no individuality, no creativity unless it is for the people (i.e. only expressions that support the communist view). A box restyled.
This revolution led to many deaths (mainly starvation), violence/death for those who opposed the political view and economic decline.
In fact, I remember the feeling of China in the late 80s. My mother specifically told me that I could not wear my colourful clothes when we visited the mainland, much to my confusion. She told me that “people did not stand out – this is China.” Back then, everyone else seemed to follow this rule.
The Box of What’s Possible
Most people think that the way to overcome debt is to save and scrimp incrementally until the debt is overcome. Or give up and claim bankruptcy. This is working within the confines of ‘what’s possible’.
These are processes of the dark ages. Incremental movements within a self-imposed cage and then feel like you have gone on a journey. You see it over and over again – those that have overcome debt this way are so proud of themselves – they made it through the suffering to freedom. But nothing has really changed – except that the time spent overcoming debt was more imprisoning and confining.
Is this the way you dreamed of living life?
Outside the Box
When you step outside the box, you step into endless possibilities. And of those endless possibilities, is at least one possibility that you would deeply love – one that stirs your heart, uplifts you, creates the feeling of the wonder in the life around you.
Why must it take you years to pay off your debt, if in your heart, this isn’t what you’d love?
Or perhaps you would love this, paying it off silently in the background without you needing to think about it anymore.
Perhaps you would like to go through a painful process, like a rite of passage.
Outside of the box is no right way or set answers. But there is heart and truth. There is choice.
Moving out of the box is expanding into your greater selves. With this comes your ability to create magically, cause synchronistic events, expand beyond old limitations. This is manifesting.
When I talk about manifesting, I don’t mean the law of attraction as it is known in the mainstream, although it can involve that. This is in fact not particularly mystical although it can feel magical. It involves working with natural laws and the rest is magical and unexplainable – but it works.
For example, take the Wright brothers’ dream to fly. Rather than denying gravity or affirming that they were birds over and over again, they instead manifested their dream to fly by creating a structure that negated the seeming limitations of gravity. And there was a process – they perhaps were not conscious that they used it – but they would’ve used all the 6 key parts required to manifest.
It's a simple process and the first step is an awareness of where you want to go in relation to this outdated box of perceptions that you live in. But once people think they might go outside the perception (box) of money or time debt, they immediately think “But how?”. Another fallacy of humanity.
Ironically, like money and time, knowledge is just another resource.
They might think “who’s going to support me through the process?” (i.e. human resources).
And once they figure out the technique and support, they think: “How will I find the energy or motivation (resources) to follow through?”
And so, the ‘box’ continues... Seeking for the resources that you believe you fundamentally lack.
It all starts with what you would really love. Forget building and accumulating resources for the sake of it or for safety & security or for image. These outdated mindsets are continually used today – no one really learning from it. In the end, it creates a wasted life.
The first step, instead, is to move outside your current perceptions of what’s possible (dropping it) – essentially expanding beyond the box into what you’d love in your heart. This is the power of love - this is using the resonate frequency of your greater self.
Resources come second. The journey, the manifestation needs to be fuelled with heart (love, joy, passion) and it must be unique to you.
This is one of the 5 natural laws – the law of vibrational resonance. Not completely dissimilar to the work of Abraham-Hick’s Law of Attraction & some teachings in The Secret – but also not quite the same.
So, what's next? Imagine and discover what your unique version of wealth is - that's the first step. Ask: what kind of life you want to live, what is in it and what are you doing? But most importantly of all, what do you love about that?