Enthusiasm, from ancient Greek: “possessed by a god, inspired, in contact with the Absolute”.  Whereas fear is connected mainly with the past, enthusiasm is linked to the future, to the unknown, to what is yet to come, to all the open possibilities.  The attitute we have towards the future is paramount! If I fear something, I will increase the possibilities that it will become a reality. If I act with a enthusiastic attitude I will increase the positive outcomes of my future!  But, again, it’s essential aligning my subconscious belief with the conscious desire. Only if I am honestly enthusiastic I can create a positive future! 

The tree is aligned

Yesterday I was on the tram and I saw a tree. How many times you see a tree and don’t actually see it? Well yesterday I saw it! And something clicked. I saw the trunk and the leaves and the branches. But then I imagined the roots. And bam! It clicked right there. It’s the image I was looking for to align the subconscious with the conscious mind. Ok, let’s step back. So, briefly, we all know that we have a subconscious mind, right? (thank you Sigmund!). And we all know that we have a conscious mind. Now when the two are not aligned we are unhappy. Eg: we really want to be rich (conscious desire) but somewhere in our subconscious there is the belief that we will never be rich. There it is a misalignment!  But when the two are aligned a flow of energy channels into the reality and the universe. So I drew the picture above (left hand side) to make it clear. But when I saw the tree I realised that it was the perfect example of what I was trying to represent. The roots represent the subconscious (hidden under the soil). The nutrients are extract from the soil and channelled into the trunk (that is naturally aligned!). From the trunk (consciousness) the lymph goes into the branches and from there to leaves and flowers (=reality but also what we are projecting into the future!).  That is why I was so happy to see the tree from the tram 🙂 !!! Through my work and life I am personally trying to align my trunk with my roots. But what we generally miss in this natural equation is the branches and leaves and flowers. We could potentially have amazing and thick branches but we are satisfied with one or two green branches. I will go more in depth in one of my future posts but I’ll briefly explain what I mean.  We grew up in a society that mainly thinks in cause-effect terms. If something happens today the cause must be in the past. In reality everything changed last century when a terrific group of superheros…sorry, of scientists discovered how classic physics doesn’t apply to the subatomic world. The deeper we go into reality the weirder things get! An example is the “Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle”. Basically we can’t do any experiment with subatomic particles without affecting their behavior!! I am still surprised how all these amazing discoveries didn’t change our perspective on the world! Yes, because what Heisenberg discovered is that our consciousness is affecting the reality! Yes because guess what is the universe made of? Exactly, subatomic particles!! Consciousness is not just an abstract concept, it is a practical and concrete thing!  So, Nadin, what all this has to do with the tree?  Oh, yes, so basically we are affecting the reality. But practically that means that we are creating our own future! Time and space are part of our universe. The universe doesn’t distinguish if it’s future or past or present. It is our brain that, through the evolution and to make sense of the reality, created this vision. So we think that a certain cause created a certain effect only because we can see it before our eyes. But what we are doing is exactly the opposite. Our consciousness (that is a real thing, remember!) is creating negative or positive thoughts, fears or desires,etc.. and all of this is affecting the reality that will be (Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle + Universe doesn’t distinguish time). The Universe doesn’t distinguish between negative and positive either so it will realise whatever thought was most prominent in our mind. Booooom!!! So it’s what we throw into the future that is dragging us towards it and not what we did in the past that is pushing us! Here it comes the analogy with the leaves and flowers. You can have amazing and thick branches, but that is up to you. You project and throw your desires into the universe/future. But careful, only if they are aligned with your true subconscious believes they will be strong enough to blossom! I have explained all these concepts very briefly. The book where I found all these infos is written by Fabio Marchesi, an Italian physicist but unfortunately there is no English translation. But I will find something similar in English 😉  Happy thoughts!!! Nadin

“What I am doing now, I will be doing it in the future”

What I mean by that? I mean that if I react negatively to a situation now, I am setting up a series of reactions in the future that will be similar when a similar situation will happen. That is because our brain is designed to survive. If we survived in that situation reacting that way then it is most likely to react that way the next time and so on. And it will be very hard for us to change unless someone else is pointing at it. It is like building train tracks. If you are building them in a direction where the terrain is not even then your train will have a hard time . If you build good tracks it’s good for your future journeys 😉  So isn’t it best to react with positivity?  Example. I am working on a project (CP3) and my tendency is to be completely absorbed in my work. But this makes me anxious and I am so eager to get to the end that I can’t seem to enjoy the process. I found that a certain point I lost the joy of working. So what is the solution? Should I keep working no matter what I feel? (Un)Luckily I had two weeks of a virus that gave me fever whenever I felt stressed. That meant that I couldn’t be anxious. I found that whenever I slowed down and I was aware of my movements and lived in the present moment the fever wouldn’t arise.  The fever taught me how to enjoy more the present moment!! So going back to my point if I live the present moment now while I am working I will most likely do it in the future!