Greetings and welcome to this magical day together. It has been suggested that I talk about inspiration and those who fill me with the urge and ability to do what I do. This is not intended to be a self-centered journey into my own life. Rather, I want to explore with you a technique that I actually use. I trust you will enjoy and adopt this very powerful tool for achieving the magic you want.
Last week I explained the basic technique for creating your personal symbol. That symbol is incredibly terrific when you want to address a specific issue, event, or feeling. But, what do you do for a daily dose of brilliance or encouragement? In other words, where can you look – outside yourself – for confidence, power, and passion? Here’s a little, magical trick that I use, and which has been wondrously effective with others I have worked with. It’s fun. And it’s easy!
Take a piece of paper and write down the following 12 areas of your life:
3. Personal Growth/Education
4. Love/Relationship with Others
10. World Situation/Environment
11. Paranormal Abilities
12. Philosophy of Life
Now just think about these 12 items. You don’t have to focus on any one of them individually nor any specific event. Rather, just let the list and its import wash over you as you start to direct your mind and heart to the following question:
If I could have 12 people advise me on these various areas of my life, who would they be?
Monarchs, world leaders, and business executives have all had access to their circle of trusted friends and advisers; those who help plan out a course of action, provide knowledge and perspective, or are simply there for support. You are now going to create the same thing for yourself to provide a wealth of information, experience, and comfort.
So who do you choose? This is the fun part! You can choose anyone – living or dead. Anyone – real or fictional. They don’t have to be people you actually know or have met. In other words, if you could sit down and talk about life with anyone at all, who would it be? And, you get to choose 12 different people – you are not restricted to just one person. There are no rules here save one: the people you choose must be empowering for you.
On your piece of paper, just start jotting down the names of people whose advice you would relish. Identify people who excite you – not because of their fame – but because of what they can add to your own life. This is the time to be divinely selfish in your choices. It’s okay. No one else need know what you are doing. For once, this is all about you! Start recognizing those who can fill in the gaps of knowledge in the various areas of your life. Write down individuals who have accomplished the same goals you now want to achieve. Who would you want to be best friends with? Who would it be cool to just be around?
You get to select 12 people – so be creative, be whimsical, and be honest with yourself. If you could assemble 12 powerful and inspirational people around your table and really talk with them and obtain their advice, who would they be?
Once your list is put together, first notice how you feel now – compared with how you felt before the list was assembled. Do you feel more focused? Do you feel a little more confident? Are you more relaxed? Are you excited? Now, close your eyes and I want you to take the time to mentally ask each of your personal advisers one simple question, each:
What do I need to know right now?
Then just listen.
After you receive the input from each of your advisers, write the responses down for review later.
This is the basic technique for using your personal collection of advisers. There are more involved methods, but this will give you a good start. By the way, as time progresses and you encounter new challenges and dreams, you may wish to change some or all of your assembly of experts.
As an added bonus, you might also want to find photographs of the people you have selected. Put together a montage of the pictures so that you can have instant, visual inspiration!
Oh, one more thing. For those of you who are readers, the 12 areas that I listed, above, make a terrific spread or layout with The Deck of Shadows or your favorite oracle.
Just some thoughts. Enjoy.