The biggest conspiracy in the world has to do with self control, and the worst offender is the New Age Movement.
They take the concept of being in control of your life, that is, getting your dreams, and reverse the order of achieving this, so you feel like you are moving towards your dreams, when in fact you are as still and as comatose as a rock. New Agers say the way to get what you want is to believe first (wish, hope, pray), then you will have what you want (money, time, talent), which enables you to do (pursue your dreams). Nope. Doesn’t happen that way! It is DO and believe, but always DO first. And after you’ve done a lot of doing you may have what you need (your dream come true and all its perks). It gets easier to believe the more you do. And of course you get closer to having the more you do.
God is not going to write that novel for you, no matter how much you believe. Getting up at 4 a.m. and writing will get your novel. All the blood, sweat and tears of writing, rewriting and getting it published and marketed is on YOU. Ditto for that university degree, that new job, that vacation, losing weight, whatever you dream of. The believing part comes in where you trust yourself to be disciplined to work and leaning on divine help when you are not. That you will succeed. That you can do this. The good news is some supernatural assistance will come your way once you start to take wholehearted action.
Divine help comes in the form of giving you the strength of perseverance, day in and out. To get you up at 4 a.m., to stop you craving sweets, to prevent you from overspending, to give you energy to clean the house. All the things you cannot do because willpower is a fickle god. It comes and goes and is so moody! You need God to get you past and through your weaknesses. He will also give you the right information you need, insights, wisdom and inspiration that you can’t get yourself, and get this – He will give you favor!
I used to be so caught up in the believe, have and do movement that I wasted decades of my life, when I could have been making stuff! I could have been having enormous fun creating! Because I am now an ex-New Ager I harp on taking action as much as I can, so that others don’t fall into these traps.
The only persons getting rich from the New Age are the people promoting it. All get rich quick schemes prey on your presumed laziness (but you will find when you take action this belief in innate laziness is not true!), and your belief in lack (don’t have enough money, time, talent, whatever). If anyone says you can get your dreams with little effort “Buy my plan today for the low price of $500”, run, don’t walk away! The self publishing industry is rife with this sort of thing. Forget this – just write!
There is only one way to get anything you deem worthwhile, make the effort. Roll up your sleeves and get working. Every single day. And watch! Whatever you are creating will evolve, and before you know it, you’ll have something others don’t have – your university degree, your novel, your masterpiece, your laundry done! As a bonus, you will lose your frustrations, depression, anxiety and anger. Just from DOING!
I started taking action for an end result and discovered I do because I love what I do! It is the process I enjoy. The finished products are just proof of my action, a bonus for hard work. I am not a success in the worlds eyes. I’m not a best selling writer or artist, except to myself – I’m the only one who buys them! But I have something others only dream of, and more. Things have changed within me since I now do instead of dream, things I could never have imagined.
So I encourage you to get up, put away your magic potions and chants, stow away the candles and magic wand, roll up your sleeves and DO your dreams. Time is running out!