Is your lighthouse on?
Only when your inner lighthouse is on can life do its magic!
“With text messaging and e-mails buzzing in our pockets, our constant availability for phone calls, and hot new apps and social media on our phones, we are more distracted, more unfocused and more enmeshed in sweating the small stuff than ever before. And this leads to many of us feeling like we’re sprinting every day but really not getting anywhere,” says Dean Graziosi, renowned success coach and author in his best-seller Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity.
On the other hand, we strive for more free time, more quality time, more wholeness, more — life! Clearly, we risk witnessing – if not experiencing – a major crash if our inner lighthouse is not in operation.
Hence, action is crucially needed!
Some light bulbs, please.
The good news is there is no science to asking ourselves questions like: who am I, what interests me, what do I want to become and how will I get there, whereas the more challenging news might be that this – as philosophical as it might sound – is the crucial and necessary first step to getting some ‘light bulbs’.
Honestly, the first question is probably the most philosophical one. It is not only a ‘million-dollar question’, but even more so a ‘life-long search question’. However, if we have at least an idea of what the answer could be in this exact moment, we might get a better idea of further answers we are searching for.
For instance – how will we know where we want to go and how will we get there if we don’t know what our starting point is? So, if we know at least if we are in the West and we want to go more to the Midwest — well, that’s a starting point! If we don’t know if we are in the South or in the North, how do we even know if we want to go somewhere else? Well, maybe we know at least if we’re cold or warm and whether we like the feeling of it – that too could be a starting point. But you get the idea – we need to start raising (inner) questions.
This process starts to activate our inner engines and the wheels start spinning, pushing us towards action. The light bulbs start to give out a faint glow.
Who wants some magic
And why would we even want these stupid light bulbs, one might ask. Well, because you probably don’t want to spend the rest of your adult life on your mom’s couch or at some demeaning job. And because you probably want to know how amazing it feels to achieve something extraordinary, something beyond you, something that brings you bliss and puts a genuine smile not only on your face but also into your heart.
There are no words to express the feeling of seeing other people and animals experiencing overwhelming joy, gratefulness (relating either to some circumstance or to life itself; animals are capable of doing that, people unfortunately less so) or even harmony thanks to something they might happen to be a part of. But this can happen only when our own lives are fulfilled, and we are capable of empathy and altruism on a wider scale. Hence, action is needed!
Once we achieve this, we can not only see, but also experience firsthand how magnificently beautiful human nature can be. And this is the ‘magic beyond’.
A personal touch
You could read this blog as saying that getting rich is the only precondition for experiencing the wholeness of life, but this would indeed be a shallow read. As Dean Graziosi puts it: “Getting wealthy may not cure every problem, but it sure can cure a lot of them.” And we for sure would not argue with that. But I have also personally experienced the bankruptcy of a family company before turning fifteen, the feeling of being completely broke with no roof above my head and with an empty stomach, not mentioning the parental disputes and tensions until the final separation and dissolution of the family — well, all this is very familiar to me.
Nevertheless, this hasn’t stopped my then teenage self from dreaming. She dreamt of a small wooden house away from the city. A house in which the wholeness of her life would be realized next to a loving man and two quirky rescue doggies. A house in which she would have a lovely working space and only do the things that matter to her, and which make her feel completely fulfilled.
Now, this was a special dream. A dream in which the protagonist could feel herself being present in this time and space so strongly that she could even smell the fragrant wood surrounding her. This turned out to be not only a dream, but a manifestation. A real one — the kind they sell courses for. Except that all that time ago, that teenager didn’t have a clue what she was doing — she was ‘just’ in touch with her inner self and intuitively nourished her dream as the apple of her eye.
As I realize now, in my early forties, my lighthouse was ‘on’ the whole time. I knew my starting point (being poor, which also brought with it some loneliness) and where I wanted to go (being well-off and surrounded by love). However, in order to be able to share the love (and to be able to adopt the stray doggies I met while traveling to developing countries), I also had to be loved.
I didn’t know how I was going to make my dream (or manifestation as it turned out) come true; I just knew I would make it. The magic happened by itself, I just let it. And it is happening to this very day. It has led to some strange life turns, I give you that, but overall I can confidently say that I trust in the ‘Universe’ (or however you want to call it), I trust in Nature (this could also be understood as matter in the physical sense) and above all – I trust in myself.
I am deeply grateful to my inner lighthouse and I honestly wish that you, my dear reader, will light yours too. (If you’re not sure where to start, Transformation Lighthouse has some extra light bulbs for you, just reach out to us. ☺)