“Bizarre Headline reads: Superior Man Arrested for Trespassing on His Own Property” by Dr. Lance Wallnau
Bizarre Headline reads:
Superior Man Arrested for Trespassing on His Own Property
This Deluth Minnesota Newspaper headline caught my attention. Evidently a man was going hunting in Superior Iowa, when he saw public utility workforce digging across the front acreage of his property. As he approached the worksite and stopped the workers a policeman came upon the scene and arrested him for interfering with a public project. He tried to explain that this was his own property but the officer was adamant that he would have to tell his side of the story to the court. I could not help but think about that headline and seeing parallels to life.
First, whenever you start to establish a new skill or pattern in your life your first resistance doesn’t come from something on the outside, it always comes from your own property. Your mind, emotions and body all have habits and those habits treat any major new change with resistance. Professional coaches in athletics or other fields call this “homeostasis,” which is the status (stasis) you are most comfortable and at home with as a human (homeo).
Homeostasis is probably most obvious in physical things, for instance, as soon as the alarm goes off to get up earlier than usual for your first day workout – your body rebels. The moment you change your eating program the only thing that changed is your decision- your body still craves the old pattern. The same is true with emotions. Your nervous system gets accustomed to whatever neurons you fire off and link to your feelings – including negative feelings! If you get a neurological charge in your feelings from spending money- you spend. If you feel more secure by being angry- you’ll live in rage. Whatever gives you an emotional payoff- bad or good- you will keep doing. Your body literally manufactures a chemical called a ‘peptide’ to make sure you repeat the feelings! It’s weird how we form and sustain this wiring, but its true.
It’s a verifiable truth that does not change with age or nationality- if you want a superior income, superior relationships and superior health you will have to realize that your mind and body are right now conditioned to a certain income, health and level of intimacy. You can change this when you possess all your territory, which leads to my next point.
Second, make sure you own 100% of your property. I used to derive a certain amount of comfort by rehearsing to myself (and others) the never-ending obstacles I encountered in my labors to build a non-profit corporation. I would tell people that my setbacks were all part of a divine plan and that God was teaching me something. He was, but I didn’t ‘get it’ till someone challenged me to see that everything that I had in my life was in some way a reflection of my own choices. If my non-profit wasn’t growing it was because of decisions I was making at some level consciously or subconsciously. The universe was not imposing a cosmic delay upon me as I once thought. What I needed to do was take “personal responsibility” for the results I was getting and stop identifying with the role of a “victim” OUCH! That hurt.
The good news is that it opened my eyes to the fact that the “Superior Man” inside me was well able to walk across every square inch of the territory of my life and begin taking responsibility for how things looked. In fact, I am also in hunting clothes, because I have made it my quest to hunt down and stalk the secrets to the “Superior Life.” Only this time I am fully aware that I need to not only find insights that lead to new wiser choices, I also need to prepare myself for resistance – homeostasis, the opposition I will encounter on my own physical, emotional and mental property!
Third, if “homeostasis” is simply the resistance built into the program you created and “personal responsibility” is the starting point of reclaiming your life, what steps can you take immediately to liberate the superior man?
Here are four practical steps that can help you right now:
- “Feelings that fire together wire together!” The right training experiences will help break down the power of homeostasis and strengthen a whole new set of superior programs- but they need to be emotional emersions in order to break up the old patterns. So ask David Wood what he and I are cooking up for you in 2010!
- “Thinking is taught but feelings get caught!” That’s right. The latest research from Daniel Goleman on emotional intelligence states that feelings are as transferable as germs. If you’re going to unleash the Superior man within, you are going to have to hang around people who are contagious about living a superior life. Make a list of your top 3 relationships and send them this article-now-before you forget.
- “Your state of being reflects your seeing!” In a future article we will get into this in depth, but for now it’s important for you to know that a simple routine of writing out who you really are and what you really want to be, and rehearsing it in the morning and night for 30 days will seriously scramble your old patters. More on that later!
- This holiday season is a great opportunity to practice giving those around you the gift of a superior you!
Finally, I am thankful for you.