A Million Dreams!
People ask me: “What is the purpose of your Divine Intelligence Process”? I can’t really ask you to think about what you might get from my process without telling you what it has done for me. Put simply, I can now hold my own in a storm.
Psychologists call it Internal Locus of Control. Also called Internal Focus, or source, it refers to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control their reactions to troublesome events in life. Or as my Pilates coach says: “Stay connected to your core, Jayne!” Yoga calls it the connection to the one mind. It is one of spiritual writer, Don Miquel Ruiz’s, Four Agreements to not take life so personally. Rumi, the 17th-century poet says it is our freedom: “The world is a prison and we are the prisoners: Dig a hole in the prison wall and let yourself out.”
To be truthful, I still have my moments of digging my way out of the holes I fall into, where my early conditioning pulls me into someone else’s business and I get disconnected from my real self. The difference is I know now what a hole feels like and I can dig my way out quickly and efficiently.
Today I want to share with you one tool which pulls me back up to the surface of my own truth almost instantaneously. It is called a Positive Anchor, and we teach you in The Process to recall a picture or an image of something which will pull you back to your inner core of strength. Here is my image:
My granddaughter is four years old and already has being strong in a storm down to a tee. When she was two years old, she was diagnosed with a cancer so serious the doctors told us she would not live long. In the past two years, she has beat those odds again and again. She has gone through more chemotherapy treatments than I can count including one round of radiation, along with hundreds of doctor and hospital visits involving some very painful interventions. I have watched her in the off weeks of treatment get happy for a few days, only to be tortured again the next week with rounds of treatments. She is so resilient, she bounces back with happiness and joy every time, but since a picture is worth a thousand words; let me give you a mental picture.
She has a scan every 6 weeks to determine if the cancer is back. They used to have to sedate her as the sound scared her so badly that she could not be still long enough for them to run the scan. She calls it “going inside the washing machine”. She has to drink what she says is a “horrible tasting” oral contrast medication first. Then she lies down and the tube pulls her in and out a couple of times before letting her stay in for several long minutes.
But lately she needs no sedation and faces it with: “I am brave now that I am 4, Gramma.” This latest time she had just seen the musical: The Greatest Showman. She had memorized all the songs in that musical, including A Million Dreams. Well here is the picture I want to give you for a Positive Anchor.
Imagine her in your mind’s eye – enduring the full body scan in the tube (the washing machine) with that harsh sound you have with this procedure – watch her put on her headset and not only listen to the song but hear her sing it! A Million Dreams. I can hear her small little voice singing away while, for all she knows, all sorts of danger is lurking outside. Listen, I know you can hear it too!
This is the perfect example of Internal Locus of Control, weathering the storm. Well, I think we all want what Nola has, the ability to be resilient in the face of adversity.
I cannot yet snap my headset in place and start singing as quickly as Nola can but it is what I work on every day of my life—to go singing along in life knowing a million dreams are still out there for me, no matter what is going on outside of me!
Thank you universe for giving me the biggest challenge for practice to attain that goal – a granddaughter, who by the way is named after me—and who had cancer. To know no fear even when facing that “worst thing you can ever imagine” happening to you, that is the goal—to know only love, gratitude and the joy of life.
Thanks to The Process, I learned how to access my inner strength and I am holding my own as cancerous storms may rage outside of me.
No matter what you are facing today, put on your headset, remember who you are, and sing away knowing there are a million dreams out there waiting for you!
And if you want the grace to do just that, give yourself the opportunity to take The Divine Intelligence Process yourself.