Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, spiritual pioneer and founder of the renowned Agape International Spiritual Center, offers several practices for manifesting the kind of life you want. He explains that letting go, shifting your vibration and living with intention are all keys to unlocking the blessings that the universe has in store for you. Michael also discusses the four stages of unfolding, an intensive process of spiritual alignment with your life’s purpose. Michael says, “Your potential is always bigger than whatever problem you’re going through.”
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I'm over Winfrey welcome to supersede conversations the pod cast. I believe that one of the most valuable gives you can give yourself is time taking time to be more fully present your journey to become more inspired and connected to the deeper world around us starkness right now, Michael Bernard back with founded the southern California based gotta international spiritual, sinner nineteen. Eighty six blending, boldly eastern and western spiritual principles, the nine thousand member a copy community, focuses on a core message of peace, unconditional love and our unique oneness with God he
just at the vision we set for our lives, begins as sacred process of unfolding that unlocks everything that is unique, mighty and magnificent inside each of us. I'm excited I get an hour of you to myself, not in a pulpit on a stage just a pro beer mine about how we all can create a life vision for ourselves, but I think about people who have circumstances that are as good as minor yours. Is it possible to life vision when you're at the bottom not always possible? That's probably the best time to do it.
When circumstances in situations are pressing upon us, the only way we can overcome them is to go within to actually begin to ask very empowering questions with the awareness that this universal presence and its law will answer any question that you ask. So if you are in a situation that is pressing on you and you ask which trying to emerge in my life, what is my gift to share? What is my purpose? Why am I here on the planet? Not just? How can I pay my red? Not just? How can I stop? the pain which are bad question and not even not just even what should I do not even what should I do not? What should I do, but the universal questions you ask empowering questions. The universe will answer these questions, in a language and in a way that you can understand, they'll be inner, prompting there'll be intuitive, hits nudges signs, symbols, dreams, it'll, come
language of their own, individual soul and heart. The difficulty is that when people in tough situations they ask disempowering questions, will they say what's wrong, Who is to blame yeah? Why me ass? Those are the disempowering questions the universe will answer those two it'll pull on the database of human experience and say you were born on the run try it signed the tracks? Are you were born on the right side? The tracks are you this happened or that happen I'll. Give you a bevy of excuses. But if you ask empowering question, you get an answer to rise above the mark, so it's all about the question, the sincerity of the question and then the ability and willingness to to really listen to really be available, that that's where the juices and that is available to every. Wendy, weather and individuals in prison where their individuals imprisoned by circumstance.
Imprisoned in their own mind about an event that happened in their past, it doesn't matter when you ask with sincerity the universal answer. That's that's the way it operates. I actually had my first to copy is experience recently and it was like church, but also not like church. So is that how you envisioned it? So when you come to a guy, because you ve seen everybody's there right old, young black white straight gay Christians, Muslims, jewish people, everybody's their worshipping, the one God and in the field of love and the gospel that you preach is based on the gospel of the teachings at TED, Jesus? Yes, absolutely, we believe in the teachings of Jesus. We also embrace all of the other great teaches on the planet. We thin religiosity, and when you
deep enough into those teachings there. No contradictions. You know it's interesting as raising the church Baptist Church, where every first Sunday, they passed around the grape juice you take. The communion of this is my body and I never actually felt a sense of communion when I was a God pay. As I looked around what I felt was. This is what communion is yes, this is what it means to come you and into come together. Like my like spirit, and Oh the words, people speak to each other and the way you are embrace at is what communion feels like, and what does that impact of communion have on our souls? Do you think, First of all, you can only be in communion with something that your similar to water and gasoline can't communed, because their difference census, so we can communicate God, because our life is is the essence of God
so we can commune with God. So I'm communing with God and you come here with guy- we can compete with each other. We can deal with the deepest part of each other, very intimate and personal relationship in prayer and in meditation. So the essence of communion is one this and so ass. We go forth from their place in a deep sense of communion. Then, when you go out into the world, we have the privilege, in that capacity, to see that same beauty and other end jewels, the same love the same potential. We greet each other differently. That is the only way they were gonna actually build a kind and just global society from that sense of communion with the presence. Absolute, that's, never
absence, so I know one of your life. Tenants that you speak about in life visiting is teaching people to participate in what you call the unfolding death the unfolding, and you talk a little bit about this in super so sessions. You tell people there's something unique mighty and magnificent within each of us, and it is our job to let that unfold from with in us. How does that journey began? It goes back to asking the question, but it also goes back to understanding that presents God has never made a mistake, doesn't do do overs and doesn't repeat itself there for each of us our unique expressions of the infinite. Therefore, the way the infinite gets to express its infinite nature is through its uniqueness. Therefore, I have a man. To discover myself find out who and what I am, what my purposes and to express it. So in that, and that idea within is infinite.
And is always unfolding. So is not a one in done. It's not. I've arrived kids, I'm always on our journey of unfolding, and so does that help answer that question to cause. You know I talk a lot about. Purpose and people are really. I don't know what my purpose is and I always feel your purpose is wherever you are unfolding in the moment. Is it not? You grow where you're planted were you plan to end and then you ask which trying to emerge which, trying to unfold and you'll start to get hints. You start to take baby steps walking in that direction. And you take baby steps, inertia becomes momentum and then possibilities start to reveal himself. Potential starts to be activated in and you find yourself as you look back while I'm changed, I'm different winded then happen yeah. I was just saying this to a friend reach,
We who is stuck in her alive, fan feeling leg. I've done all the things to manifest properly and it is happening and euro and I said well, you have to look at what you're pushing against the point is that you have to be in alignment with it. To be an alignment with it. You have to have a level of practice. You have to give up your resistance to the circumstance. In other words, here it's not arguing and resisting the circumspect circumstance. I notice for this that I prayed. I did that,
Let me answer me: this is the deal. Yard is always answering yes, but are we receiving? Are we listening? Are we available? Yes, so prayer, meditation life envisioning in a tunes us to become an alignment with the vibration, so we actually can hear it. We can actually feel it and then move in that direction. Many people, if their prayers would be answered, they could even receive it. They're, not gonna vibrational ready, So how do we get? This is absolutely this fascinates me. This conversation, cuz there's been times. I known everybody else's experiences where you think about something or you think about a person, and that person calls you to write then there's other times.
That doesn't happen. I remember one day a manifested too made a soup. I was on my farm and comes my neighbour with I couldn't even believe it sounds like. How did I do that? How do they do that? I want to be able to do that again, but it's it's it's it's a space where I wanted it, but if it didn't come, I would also be ok. That's it s called the. Let go that's what it is. You know how people do wishing wells, they throw coin in they forget about it. Yet in the thing shows up, because they had an intention, then they let it go, we need think at any rate, and when she release your grasp, then you give up your resistance. That, which is how you add some aha moment because You wanted wanted wanted, wanted, wanted, wanted. It doesn't show up. Yet if your message to the universe at that moment is I want it, I want it, I want it. I want it which is translating into Idaho.
They don't have it, I don't have it. I don't have it so you can't receive it. So you can't. We see that so you and a blocking your own blessing totally in that way. We didn't you come to know this when did your level of connection spirituality and alignment reach the space that went beyond religion? I had left religion at a young age and so was pretty much agnostic going through college and with more huh. College and I transferred to USC and so, and you see I had a spiritual awakening. I woke up I had a lucid dream in which I was killed: Look up. I could see tremendous, be you everywhere in the love of God, penetrating my being and had to go on a search to discover what had happened to me.
And so that a lucid dream, a lucid dream. I was awake in the dream. Three men came after me and this dream had been going on a year and a shortening. The story here culminated with two other men holding me down when men dad me in the heart the pain was physically and emotionally in tents, Scruciating does your drink. This is my dream, but I can feel it in my physical body I screamed out. I woke up the beauty everywhere I mean animate, inanimate objects, brilliant shining, the light everywhere. The love I was feeling from God, just penetrating my entire being. I was like in the dream. I woke up now now numb awake you I'm awake and I knew something it happen. So I
to do my research now to discover what had happened to me and that's when I buy back into the teachings of Jesus, and all the other great teachers who talked about this luminosity, that light that lights up every man and woman that come into the world, the true light that was that was his went again. Yes, it was totally shifted, my hope, reception and I was considered weird- I was considered Enow Microsoft rocker, visas, free. What happened to him because the guy they went to bed at night without the same person I woke up and my life has been on an unfolding. Arc of falling more and more and more love with his presence and being more more of service, and you know,
We don't want a hypothesizing, theorize philosophize. We went to realize this and that's what these teachings do. We help you realize what many people are philosophizing about. So let's talk about that on the folding, you say that that journey comes in four stages of spiritual growth, the first stage of something you called victim consciousness. Can you explain that to this victim conscious is where many people live yeah. Somebody did it to me. The reason why I am not happy is because he just make you know my ex boyfriend. My laws, the world is unfair world. Isn't fair they're doing it to me. The reason why I am not happy as somebody else's fault. God did it to me. The devil did it to me. My astrological signed it together, the new numbers numbers my mother, my karma yeah. Ok, that's the victim stage. Every victim has a view.
TIM Storey. You ask somebody a victim what's going on, though, give you a list of complaints about what's wrong, who get it Fannie, Lou Hamer's once said, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired, yet one of my favorite quotes. So when you get sick and tired of being sick and tired, something happens and you start to open up The possibility that maybe maybe I'm in my own way, maybe there's something more than they would meets the eye and would you say that if you are stuck- and you are sick and tired of being an entire if you're in that space, where There's no movement and you ve tried everything that it means you need Virgil momentum. All you need an awakening. Yes in aid, you're gonna need something
That is not within your little mind in your little perception and that's where prayer comes in. That's where meditation comes in. This were life vision, incomes in so he just said: help I'm open I'm available to something new now you're, on your way, help is a prayer. Help help is I say when I use the word help I hello, eternal, loving presence. That's what help means to me. Yeah hello, eternal love, loving present, while its Goodwin recently, I had to say that we would like and and then think start to come to you, I can remember walking into back. In the day when the body tree existed in a book fell off, the shelf just walked in, and the book just slammed on the floor of the show. And it was exactly what I needed to read at that time in Seoul. Learned about manifestation, I learned about the second stage, which is how to manifest, which is steadily.
Intention, beginning to see visually the kind of life you want to live beginning to have. Precision above that kind of life. I tell people you have to talk about it. Wasn't you talk about your problems because at the end of the day, if you complaining more than your team about your vision, then you're in inertia. So this is a shift that takes place. We actually talking about the possibilities more than you talking about your issues here, but you don't deny the issues that things have happened to people, we not denying that those things have happened, but it's the energy that you give to it. There is a definite true fact: if you start talking about somebody or you engage in conversation with your gossiping before long eulogists you're. U yours fire! Your smiling down energy goes into those lower frequency. Yet doubt worry, fear
all in now you in your in that sediment you're in that dynamic. But if you start talking about possibility you, even if you don't know how to get there in your energy starts to go up in what? If you ask me what, if question, would it what if all my needs were met? What would I be doing in my life? What if everything is really working together for my good, what if all the bad things that have happened in my life are like bring me to activating some great potential in my in my experience? What, if God really is on my side yeah, you know you ask what if question, and you start to notice little tiny miracles happening in your life. Thanks are to manifest you don't know how they got their yeah. What about this dark night of the soul is about everybody's heard that phrase a dark night of the soul. There are people who have that dark night
kind of abide in that space is named, ever really get past it, but the dark night of the soul is therefore what the darkness of the soul is is is a couple of stages to it to primary. A guy. The soul is when you're losing your identification with your previous identity, but you don't. You haven't identification with what's new emerging you're in, let's go the dark, No you you! You knew this is who used to be here but you're, not that anymore, but who you're becoming you're, not that either. So it's dark. It's really, and sometimes it's excruciating. Sometimes it's a lot of fear a lot of disconnect, and I tell people that, when you're going through that tell them to ask this question if this experience, which last forever what quality would have to emerge for me to have peace of mind. So if you ask that question and he's oh, if I am I
this is it this particular experience will last for ever, I would need I witnessed some strength. I would need some from peace. I would need a little bit. More name would have equality and what happens? Is when your attention starts. Focusing on that quality, rather than existing the dark night. Then the process is speeded up, and your identification through it, does it through a faster than the other, not you're, not like hungering in on the suffering of right, and you also say, pain, pushes until a larger vision or falls right, as one of my favorite statements is pain pushes until the vision pulls so life is progressive, you're, good good that we are trying to make the universe is progressive, yeah.
Pushing you until you get pulled by larger vision. So when you have a vision that you can article, eight ok so paint pushes you, so it get it's hard. It's harder, its harder its harder, and it's trying to force you into having asian vision. Yes, that's bigger than than than it pain, and that's a principle. Potential is always bigger than the problem potential is always bigger than the problem. Your potential is infinite and has always bigger than whatever problem you're going through. So when you begin to have a vision of this is good, I'm a shout and men, You begin to have a vision about the possibility who you start to be pulled by it and then once you really sincerely embrace it in your life begins to be ok. When I wake up this morning and we walk in the direction of my purpose, I'm gonna walk in the direction of my vision
their work is wretched. That possibility and the potential yes, instead of allowing myself to go, woe is me, or I can't believe, I'm gonna walk in the right. This is this. A good decision today do not pushed preach it. This free, open, told me to asian freezes, so you walk in the direction of the potential and the possibility, instead of being stuck here, I was pushed us much. The cosmic to buy for does need to hit you as much All this is being pulled more by joy and it's like I mean, pull thy son, something now it doesn't mean. I could have challenges, of course, that we were not praying dilemma challenge for life were praying that the challenges it come activate late and potential. So this is how you learn to manifest, which is the stage too, is my understanding that principle of the push in the pool understand the pain pushes into vision, pause. Ask what, if question
yes begin to see visualize the kind of like you want to live begin to talk about it began to write it down began to dream. But it and then when I would, I teach, is you talk about? It doesn't mean you talk to everybody, because everyone is not trustworthy. That's you talk to selected friends about it about it. You talk to it. Talk actually talk to division, talk to the possible they talked and love. You talked a piece. You talk to prosperity, I see you everywhere. I see you prosperity and the law on. I see you, but then in the grain of sand. I see you everywhere, you talk to it and then, after a while you talking from Let's talk, well they wishing you use it a lot in your teaching and I noticed like everybody. They got there, is on a on the same Vibrational free Greece
using that language, and I dont know what it was. I first got it that there is a energy and frequency to everything and that your all role and goal in life is to line up with whatever is the frequency that is, allow you to move in the flow of your your own life Well, how did you discover this aspect in the eighties? I started using the terminology because became aware that we are vibrational beings. You know we're not just flesh and blood, you know, you put anything under a microscope and intense microscope. You can We see that everything is by in and as the scientists do not. Bring us there's information there, but it's not solid, always moving so we're vibrational beings so, as you were just saying, when we lift our vibration to what we want to experience, it happens first on a vibrator
and then it shows up and manifest in our life, so people who are click on to rancor animosity, slowing down their vibration. Just had an ah there you're. Actually when you lose, literally the vibration- that is most drawing in to yourself all the time, literally, the vibration that is most like wet year, putting out right, correct right. You cannot. Another way of saying, as you cannot have, which are not willing to become vibrational ie. If you do get it you lose it. This is why people that win the lottery and they lose everything but they'll finally get the person they think they want to be with. I can't keep that can't keep the relationship or go get a modicum of success, but can't hold on to it, because it
they weren't vibrational aligned? They really hadn't become it. So you can temporarily manipulate and get things, but to have it completely. You have to lift your vibration and become that in vibration of that so good, you need to repeat it says so good, you're, really radiating. It's really a radiation cry right now. I think I felt that so strongly. That is. That's gonna resonate with a lot of people It's really a radiation cry right now. I think I felt that so strongly. That is that's gonna resin with a lot of your radiating from within out it's, like of, I become the vibrational frequency of love. Harmony,
peace am radiating there. That's the key skills shop in my life. That's a key! That's the word you're, not attracting it. You have to be it in radiated and then, if it comes, it is drawn to you write them, you too, so that the work then becomes about you workin on yourself. Yes, you have to like yourself when you buy yourself, you have to like yourself Emmy when you, when you're by yourself, you have to look at those thoughts, the beautiful thoughts the crazy thoughts embrace yourself. You have to forgive yourself, you have the love yourself and when you can fall in love with yourself in like yourself, when you buy yourself now, you can be with others
oh, like yourself, when you buy yourself, then your pulling on others to make you happy correct. You see, you also talk about wealth in the way that you know I'd I'd. The idea of manifestation can be confusing to people, because a lot of people think you know, I'm manifested my wealth or I manifested my husband, my possessions, but you say that you limit your true spiritual path. So if you get attached to those things right, those are wonderful signpost along the way, their yonder blessings, but at the bottom line we to unfold, our sole bottom line, Why would you do this so much God with, and that is that the purpose of human experience and purpose of human experience is it worth stage about. Evolution weaken where we can think about what we think about. We can actually think independent of a circumstance and shoes.
We can choose and let our sole unfold, and this is very important, because either people are in reaction or their in choice, choice comes when you expand. Your awareness reaction is, if you have limited with awareness, so in other words, we both know this. You take it. Take us up somewhere, like his holiness the Dalai Lama Doktor King, yet which used to love in the face of hate, where many people would react in the face of hate. Through prayer and meditation, their spanned, their awareness and they could choose so here in this human dimension, we learned to have learned to choose regardless of conditions now,
we're participating our own unfolded, I can actually choose to be better, so you teach the power of life visioning. What is the difference between visionary and visualization My question visualization that stage to that's manifested level that me, I actually see the life that I want to live. I see it and visually. I feel it an emotional bond with it until it manifest vision, is different vision. It says: there's something within me that I at sea? Beyond my imagination, I want that to come forward its life force. Yes, if it's the life force, it's my unique pattern. Ok, it's beyond societal fantasy! It's me on parental fantasy, and the word your mother may have had a dream about you and wanted you to be a doctor. Yet this is,
I want you to act a certain way with this, something that's been placed there by God and when go into the vision in process. You actually opening yourself up to that which is unique to you to express so you're, not a physical vision. Visualization like visualization is, like I imagine myself to be in Hawaii. Imagine yourself to have this house there are no. It can include that when it transcends that you actually. You actually becoming in tune with your purpose that it it's a higher level, is a higher loves. The next level of unfolding and level of everything. That's what it is that it is the next level. So it's it's like channeling, which is the next level unfolding being a channel, is the third. It is I realise that I am a place through which the infinite expresses. This is good. You see I'm available.
So we use words, like surrender, mildly, allowing letting opening opening I'm available. I'm surrendered. Now what happens? We come in to frequent encounters with his own weather. Oh yeah, you know he's gettin the flow and you didn't plan something in it. It's not a part of what you try to do something. Take you over that stage. Three, you in a flow! Now it's like what happened. What did I say? they turn out so well because beyond your imagination, Sutton took you over and and and suddenly got Something tat makes them. You allow yourself to be the channels through which the infinite right close to say to you, cut our teeth on stage two new visualize. You say what you want. You do you affirmations you say your intentions, you have to do that and, as you become a master at that level, vanished
to find yourself in a moment. You think not well something happen in a moment. You think not become available become a channel for for such beauty and greatness in love and giving, creativity and then, by stage for using light over all these years, I got on a son. It's for you feel it. When we heard one would god you know it and it doesn't take away from God matter fact to limit the presence of God is the last being the present you see, so you eases feel connected it's a connection in that's stage. Four is my life.
Is the life of God, because there's no other life outside of God? God is infinite. Who can live in that all the time I love it. I have had a moment longer. Glimpses I've had moments, I've had you know like little, but they did feel it, but just to be there all the world being there. All the time is a part of this claim. Is it I think that you just get to higher levels of it? I would agree with that. In the end, you find yourself today at a higher frequency menu for ten years ago absolutely and had we not then you're right or not evolving right,
ten years from now and will be at a higher frequency than you are now. Thank you thanks for blessing us with your words and your presence here, I'm over Winfrey and you ve been listening to supersede conversations the pied cast. You can follow super soul on Instagram, twitter and Facebook. If you haven't yet go to apple pod catches and subscribe rate and review, this pledge guess join me next,
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