*Burn the Ships
Welcome to day 6 of the 40 Day Spiritual Practice!
21 days – Science shows that it takes 21 days to break old habits and create new neuro-pathways.
40 days – The universe and spirit creates in 40 day increments, re-birth. (Solar Year)
This program is a 40 day program where you pick one new thing you would like to create in your life. You will be doing this one thing consistently for 40 days. If you miss one day, you must begin again at day one.
Today the topic is commitment. What commitment do you have to your beliefs? Do your beliefs serve you or are you a slave to your beliefs?
There is a famous story about commitment….
‘Burn The Ships’
1519 was the historical conquest of Mexico and the Aztec Empire by Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortez.
At that point in time, the Aztec Empire ruled Mexico, with over 5 million people.
Cortez brought with him only 508 soldiers, 100 sailors and 16 horses.
As legend tells us, Cortez motivated grand commitment of his army by commanding them to’ burn the ships,’
which they had sailed in from Spain.
He declared that they would “Succeed or Die.”
He took away any option to retreat.
There was only one option, win.
By 1521, Cortez and his army had conquered the Aztecs,
proving commitment as the value that wins in victory.
What are you committed to? What are your ships? What actions can you take in your life to close all options for failure?
All or nothing mentality gets a bad rap in our socially reformed culture, but I am here to say……..BE BOLD! This isn’t dress rehearsal, this is your life. If not now, when? It is your birthright to know the truth of abundance. You are one with the source. Anything you desire is already here. Your only job is to know the truth and get out of your own way by releasing all limited beliefs. When we release our limited beliefs we can begin to practice the art of allowing.
It is our beliefs that hold us hostage. Somewhere along the way we decided to believe we weren’t good enough or worthy. Our work here, in this 40 Day Spiritual Practice is to release those old limiting beliefs and know the truth.
You are not your beliefs,
you are the believer.
Beliefs have no power.
You are the creator of the beliefs.
The power is in the believer.
You are the power.
No ‘thing’ has power over you. We create what ever circumstance we need in order to learn what we need to learn. When we find ourselves in situations that don’t feel good….ask, ” What do I need to learn that would have me create this circumstance or bring this person into my life?”
Spiritual Truth: Nothing can stop me from the truth and the light. I can pretend that it doesn’t exit, but that is a lie. Deep down inside of me, I know the truth. Even I can’t take away the abundance and love everywhere!
‘The Law’ and the universe works in exact accordance with our needs and desires. Some times we need to learn something, other times we step into the commitment of what we desire. The universe has intelligence for our highest and best good. It is always working for us, through us. So there are two choices, learn through suffering or get committed to what you want. Either way, it is all good. Your choice!
“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”
And when you have learned all your hard lessons and are finally committed to getting what you want……..You will be set free!!!! One of my favorite quotes is…
“Commitment is God”