1) Listen for the voice of Mahana in your head:
Notice your fear of failure (in other words, the possibility that you will not be respected or loved). Notice that to prove you are lovable "as you are" you tend to test people to see if they will love you even as you play small. Finally, notice your fear of success (It's very scary to have to leave all of your buddies; failure, compromise, desperation, resignation, being out of shape, broke, panic, undisciplined, disorganized, late, lonely, etc.- These are friends you've known and taken care of for a long time).
2) Continuing on last week’s theme, ask God two questions at least a few times this week.
a) What is it that I need the most, or in other words, where does it hurt the most? (Agreement 5)
b) How or what am I hiding? In what way am I not showing up in my excellence and what steps can I take in fully showing up (in fully coming down from the tree). (Agreement 6)
3) Start listening (daily) to Joel Osteen or Tony Robbins, or Louise Hay or anyone that can assist you in waking up from your Mahana dream. You can start with the videos below. We also strongly recommend purchasing the audio version of Joel Osteen - The Power of I Am.
4) 30 day Affirmation Flood!
Clarify & flood your mind with positive affirmations! (Tell yourself the truth!)
Start with getting clear about the top 1 to 3 ways you are “hiding up in the tree” (compromising your excellence) i.e. in money, fitness, health, attitude, communication style, dating, intimate relationships etc. (Hopefully you already have these listed on your vision board or todoist.) Example: If you are struggling with what Dr. Phil describes as a “bad spirit” (i.e. nasty tone of voice etc.), tell yourself the truth i.e. “I am patient, loving, and calm in all conversations at all times.” etc.
Pick 5 to 10 more emerging truths from the list below to add to your affirmations.
Post it all on your vision board, and/or bathroom mirror and/or refridgerator and/or phone.
Spend at least 5 minutes a day declaring the truth about yourself (the real you) for the next 30 days.
Remember, to not push or effort these possibilities into existence. The affirmations above (in addition to the ones you feel inspired to include in your vision board) are the blueprint you came with! Simply be present to them - completely still. Allow theses truths and possibilities to reach you.
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5) Honest Feedback
Honest feedback can inspire you in your journey down from Mahana’s tree and toward the excellence your soul yearns for. Avoid shaming yourself and let this honest feedback inspire you toward possibilities.
Ask a trusted, gentle, friend if he or she would be willing to give you some honest feedback:
Question 1) In general, in what ways do you think I am playing small? (Please speak freely)
Question 2) To what degree (1 to 100%) do you feel I am showing up as pure man (or pure woman)?
Graciously and non defensively receive the feedback. [Note: in understanding question 2, above, have your friend consider the “pure man” / “pure woman” archetype descriptions below .]
Pure Man - Archetype:
*financially stable - able to provide
*Leader (takes charge when necessary)
*Protector / Strong
*Open to an intimate relationship
Pure Woman - Archetype:
*Showing up in your womanly beauty the best you can
*Open to the an intimate relationship
Note: Obviously the above is a simple, general breakdown. This is a vast subject.
6) Agreement 6 - Overarching Declaration
Coming down from the tree is about the joy of service- the joy of love- the joy of life!
Find a window. Look out at the whole world around you. Think of your family. Think of your loved ones. Think of your neighbors. Think of all who God has and will put in your path- all who you can touch, inspire, lead, or assist in whatever way you are called.
Hold your arms wide open, as if holding out everything you are to everyone you can and then read the following:
“I am a child of God and I’m here to serve you. As comfortable as it’s been up here, I’m coming down from this tree and will show up as my real and best self! I will show up competent, organized, selfless, in physical shape, financially stable, committed, hard working, connected, present, fun-loving, affectionate, sexy, patient, talented, creative, courageous and kind.
I will let my light shine- not to get love, but to give it! I will stop protecting myself and I will step forward into your life as the best version of me possible! I will do this because I pass this way once and have this one opportunity to touch and lift you. There is no time to be hesitant. I will stop testing you to see if you will love me in my compromise and I will start loving you in my excellence.”
Let these words stir you and move you down to your toes. Feel the power of what your willingness to serve can create in this world.
7) "I Am a Child of God" awareness.
Read scriptures, pray and meditate. Take this time to feel God’s love every day.
Try Brian Taylor's 30 day exercise: Write down and say the words "I am a child of God" 10 times a day, for 30 days, or as long as it takes to really get it.
Flood your mind with possibilities, with the truth of who you are and what you are here to do, in your relationships, your health, your career and your spiritual journey. God will never give up on the good and right dreams you have. Don’t you!
Dr. Joe’s video (from Agreement 1) reappears here as the heart of “showing up as you real and best self.” It’s going to take some focus Mahana! Let Dr. Joe talk you down from the tree.