A self–fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.
That’s the amazing and also scary thing about self-improvement, which is really another term for truth-seeking; when you have the courage to face the truth about who you truly are, your life will change in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways.
When I look back at some of the things I wrote down years ago, the power and truth of it takes my breath away. I was intuitively prophesying my own future. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been immeasurably meaningful.
I don’t totally know how the Universe and synchronicity works, but I experience it more and more. At least, I’m noticing it more. It’s weird!
For example, I was at a drug store that’s across the street from my apartment about a month before I moved in. At the time, I was stressed out because I was contemplating moving away from my dad. I parked at the store to take a nap and didn’t realize that soon I’d be moving into an apartment across the street (and it wasn’t an area that I usually frequented).
Another example is the job I just got today. It’s in an area of town that I’d visited months ago, but never went back since. I didn’t realize it until I showed up for the interview.
There are so many of these kinds of examples that I can think of. All of the big events in my life I’ve usually had a gut feeling or premonition about. Often, no matter how I may want the situation to go, it still ends up the way I “felt” it was going to be.
Are any of you intuitive, sensitive, or psychic?
In 2010, I wrote about believing in yourself. Here’s a short excerpt from that article:
Believing in yourself is the seed…You’ll be amazed at how you grow, and what you can accomplish, once you plant this seed.
Back then, I had the intuition to write about believing in yourself, and now I’m living and knowing it. That’s the idea behind self-improvement; you’re always ahead of the curve. I could tell that I needed to believe in myself, so I planted the seeds of self-belief and self-confidence years ago.
At the time, I had the approval of certain people, and now that approval has seemingly gone away, but I’m able to believe in myself. The seeds I’m planting now are about allowing and being unconditional – being aligned with our True Self – which is way ahead of the curve. While the approval of others may come and go, we can remain true to ourselves.
I like to write and talk about things that I’m an example of, or wish to be, or know that I am. Sometimes there’s a feeling that I’m not quite there in my self-improvement – at least in terms of proving it to others – but I’m learning to be comfortable living in the world of potentiality. What we imagine and envision eventually comes into being.
I have a mishmash of thoughts this morning, such as:
I know it’s quite possible for my ex to realize that I really am a great man, that I truly love her, and that I’ve always been sincere. Maybe I’ve had some personality “issues”, but that can be transcended with self-improvement and compassion. I’m also realizing that although all of those things about me are true, I still want her to do what’s right for herself. I think she does know my qualities, but I understand that she wants to know what her qualities are. In any case, it’s better for me to focus on what I’m doing.
I think intuition is really about being at the right place at the right time. I see people giving out advice on how to make things happen, like how to make someone sleep with you, or how to make money, or how to make yourself look, think, or feel differently than you already do. It’s as if people are trying to make time conform to their fears, but the motivation behind these changes leave out intuition. What happened to knowing who you are and what you want, and following your inner guidance?
Following your inner guidance isn’t the path of most popularity, but it is the path of least resistance. I’ve always liked getting a positive response from others, but now I’m enjoying the positive response I get from myself. I think we all have voices in our heads, and for some of us the voices are very distinct. If nothing else, we get to keep ourselves company.
I feel better, and one thing I’ve learned is to never underestimate the power of feeling better.
We humans are interesting creatures, because we’re able to deny and resist our true powers. No other creature does that. We’re able to pretend to be lost and confused, although we have inner guidance. We’re able to pretend that people who are 99.999% just like us are somehow so different we must hate them. I can only assume that this is a condition of the human mind.
Something I’ve intuitively known for a while is that life is a paradox. Basically, everything you think you know is actually the opposite, so that the more you think you know, the less you actually do, or what you think makes you weak, is actually what makes you strong. There are countless examples of the paradoxical nature of the universe.
I kept having fleeting ideas about what to write all day, but I wanted to see what it would be like if I waited for my intuition to guide me. There are so many exciting things I want to share with the world. It’s fun just having ideas, even if I’m not exactly sure how to convey them.
These days I’m enjoying being myself. My intention is to make it easy to be me. How strange that I’ve resisted myself all this time. What a breath of fresh air it is to finally be comfortable in my own skin.
It’s been a journey — and still is — to get to this point, and I want to share all the amazing things I’ve learned along the way. Now I’m learning to understand the universal laws that govern our lives. I love how everything is being revealed; how it’s all fitting together. It’s breathtaking!
- Being a Great Man (gettingbetterman.wordpress.com)
I was startled awake by a visceral dream this early morning. In the dream, I was having a terrible argument with my girlfriend, J. It got me thinking that I still have intense emotional energy from the past aka ‘baggage’. That’s what my intuition tells me.
Memories seem to trigger emotions, and vice versa, but it’s more like the memories are recurring, perhaps obsessive, energetic thought patterns. In other words, I think the emotions we feel from our memories are intense because they’re new, fresh, and happening right now. The memories themselves, these ‘thought patterns’, are also new, but they’re matched against other patterns, and if they’re similar enough, the mind says ‘that’s how it is’.
After a while, you can end up with a mind full of ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts), but what if you can become mindful of APTs (Automatic Positive Thoughts) instead? I’m sure I can’t be the first person to coin that phrase, but in any case, I’ll accept a cup of coffee in appreciation.
Here are some examples of APTs, if such a thing exists, according to me:
I can make…
I am willing to…
I am letting go of…
I have the power to…
I am open to receiving…
- Let’s see what happens when we start our sentences with more empowering words.