Why you should culitivate awareness of your infinite self

Your infinite self: Tao Te Ching verse 4 week 6 Saturday Morning Mastermind

Connect with your infinite self

In chapter 4 of Change your thoughts, change your life, Wayne Dyer suggests that Verse 4 of the Tao Te Ching is telling us the best way to tap into the source of limitless creative energy is to recognize and connect to your own infinite self.

When you let go of who you think you are in this physical world and cultivate an awareness of your infinite self, you elevate yourself to living an inspired life where all the resources you need will be made known and available to you.

Your infinite self is part of the omnipresent Tao

Becoming aware of your infinite self removes doubt and fear because you realize that everything you need is already available to you.

Remember that you, like the infinite tao from which you originated, are part of an eternal reality. ~ Wayne Dyer

Think about your infinite self or the spiritual aspect of the creative energy that is you. Observe your life from that vantage point. See that nothing can harm you or those you care about. What happens to all the worries, frustrations, and struggles you think are making your life difficult right now?

IF you live from an infinite perspective, you’ll relinquish the idea that your only IDENTITY is the physical body in which you progress from birth to death. In your totality, you’re an infinite being disguised as a person existing in the world of ‘sharp edges’. ~ Wayne Dyer

My Infinite Self from Colin Perini

What do you think verse 4 is trying to tell you about your infinite self?

 

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This is week 6 of our Saturday Morning Mastermind study of “Change your thoughts Change your life
by Wayne Dyer

Read Chapter 4 – Living Infinitely

Then Meet us here for a LIVE discussion January 23rd at 10am EST

 

Read the verse and chapter 4 of Change Your Thoughts, Change your life then tell us what you think the Tao Te Ching is trying to teach us about your infinite self.

infinite self

 

Tell us what YOU think.

Here’s some questions to get you started.

  1. What do you think the Tao is trying to tell us in this verse?
  2. How can knowing the limitlessness of the Tao help us in our life?
  3. Do you think it’s about recognizing our infinite self? Why or why not?
  4. If it is about recognizing the infinite self, how does that help us?

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  • Sandy Root

    Well, since I’m having issues connecting, I’ll watch and type a bit here, based on what I got out of the verse, and what the panel said. I liked what Katherine said, how we step out of ourself, like Katherine as her self as she knows herself in this body, and step back and see things from the infinite self. Like Wayne said, worry is transitory… is what we worry about gonna be important in an hour, a week, a year, a million years??? Helps to get perspective.

    I like the “Do the Tao Now” section. I realized I’ve started practicing this with my mom, who was here to visit this week. Rather than respond in the way I have in the past, very reactive, I now step back and listen more, and hold the reactions in and transform them in me, look at within why am I reacting, rather than spurting it out .And then when I do respond, it’s from a more love space.

    And congrats to future grandmother Samantha! <3

  • Karen Lohof

    Thanks, Samantha! The image of strangling my computer or something was helpful with comic relief.

    All I did was copy Colin’s slides to a new Google drive I created for myself so I could
    review that often, and also write from them (each paragraph) as there was so much meat. There was so much I could relate to and I enjoyed the way he relayed it so much.

    I would be happy to repost my comment but I don’t believe I wrote it somewhere else
    first. I wish I had because I really felt good about it.

  • Jason Roberts

    Good morning everyone! terrific to be here, alive, well, and aware. Thanks for joining us!!

  • Good Morning Everyone!!

  • Karen Lohof

    Mornin’, mornin’. I posted (or I’m in a parallel Universe somewhere) a couple of nights ago and then I read Colin’s piece and spent considerable time making a personal slide show of it as I thought it absolute genius. I’m sorry my post did not show up.

  • I believe that when we focus so much of our energy on every single negative aspect of our lives we don’t allow ourselves to be at a standstill to see, feel and be in the present moment of what is good in our lives. We have take the time to listen to the words we say, the thoughts we think. Having faith in yourself, in your abilities, finding your purpose and aligning to your beliefs (spirit) will lift you beyond what man can do for you! From my personal experience I believe it’s very important that when you’re learning something new it has to be aligned with your belief. For me, it’s the Gospel. If it isn’t then it has to be tossed to the side because it will bring anxiety, worry, fear and stress. As it states in this verse “Stay with that which is the father of all things, the creative Source of all. It will work with and for you, as you have it in your thoughts, then in your feeings, and finally in your actions.”

    Know who you are! as our external factors and environment cannot define it. Only you can!

    • I agree with you Julia, after having read this chapter first once the other night and then again tonight before. I learn that in my worry and trying to keep things in control, that I learn that I can’t control it all and then by wanting it all to be just the way I want it, I’m not making room for those times when I should be silent and at a standstill that I will hear (God, Infinite intelligence or The Tao telling me that I need not worry cause and listen to the spirit of my (God, infinite intelligence or Universe) that it will all be ok.

  • Donna Allen

    Being infinite with what brings to balance of what we cannot see yet feel and know it’s there. Seems to me he is referring to the spirit of us all.

    In the time we are from birth in the space of the present moment we are, more of a spirit soul than human doing things. In the undesrstanding that this is the preparing of a type of dust to settle.

    We should look forward each day to find solitude and rest in our spirit. In this bottomless feeling. We are not listening to it. It is hidden but always reminds us that it’s wanting us to be still and rest a spell if you will. “Slow Down ” connect with the inner spirit you cannot see. Listen to the wind of the soul. It’s our compass and direction!

    • I think you’re right Donna! Slowing down and listening is a huge part of it!
      How can we ever expect the ‘dust to settle’ in our chaotic lives if we never make the effort slow ourselves down? No wonder there is so much turmoil in the world.

      • Exactly <3

      • I agree with both you and Donna. This is something I need to learn how to be better at, is slowing down and listening.

  • Recently I’ve been reading “Women who run with the wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes and I found a passage that kind of sums up what we’re talking about related to the infinite self.
    I’m going to quote this direct from the book but remember this message is true for men and women alike.
    “When we loose touch with the instinctive psyche, we live in a semi-destroyed state and images and powers that are natural to the feminine are not allowed full development. When a woman is cut away from her basic source, she is sanitized, and her instincts and natural life cycles are lost, subsumed by the culture, or by the intellect or the ego- one’s own or those belonging to others”

    The infinite self, basic source, and instinctive psyche are all the same thing. What ever you call it, when we are out of touch with this eternal creative energy, we are limiting ourselves in more ways than one.

    In one of my meditations this week I was given a message. It said ‘The work is done in the space between’

    I was asking “How may i serve?” with the thought of ‘What actions should I take in the physical world?” and I was reminded that this physical world is just a manifestation or reflection of our inner world. – IT COMES AFTER, not before. It is the result not the cause.

    This is mind bending! It’s telling us the work can’t be done in the physical realm, it MUST be done in the infinite space of the TAO. The Space between…

    Wayne writes about remembering that we are ‘Infinite beings disguised as a person living in the world of sharp edges”

    He suggests that we rearrange our thoughts about who we are and remember we are infinite spiritual beings capable of tapping into the limitless creative source of energy that surrounds us and permeates the whole universe.

    When we think that this physical world is the only place that ‘work’ can be done, we limit ourselves to this tiny little speck of our existence.

    If we instead remember that we are infinite beings connected to the limitless creative energy of the Tao, endless possibilities open up to us…

    One of my favorite teachers that shares this same lesson in simple to understand terms is Neville Goddard. He talks about doing the work via ‘Feel it real’ sessions in our wonderful creative imagination. By ‘Feeling it real’ as he says, we connect with our own infinite creative self and literally manifest the right circumstances and the resources we need in order for the things we desire to happen naturally in our lives.

    Here’s a great article that talks about the ‘doing’ ‘not doing’ conundrum.
    http://freeneville.com/do-something-or-do-nothing-i-am-so-confused-free-neville-goddard/

    In this article he talks about the things you will do (in the physical world) will happen naturally instead of you planning ahead to do them.

    “All that befalls you, all that is done by you – happens.” “Many people get the first part, “all that befalls you” – that is what is beyond your body and your mind. But most people totally miss the second part, “all that is done by you – happens”.

    When you are connected to your infinite creative self “You no longer make decisions as the old you would, so you can’t help but start doing what the new you would do.”

    In Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now, he says when you are connected and simply allowing, you will just suddenly ‘find yourself doing’ – it will happen naturally, effortlessly.

    • Donna Allen

      Samantha, “Women who run with the wolves” I like the title of that without reading the book! Which of the Wolf Spirit will we allow to make things happen?

      The one with all the noise? Or the one with silence and let it be, natural? Good stuff (Smile)

    • That is one of my favorite books Samantha! Love it!! <3

  • I Love that slide share poem Samantha! This verse speaks of the infinite Mystery! It is and has always been and although it cannot be contained it flows through us in each breath. It is God, the force that animates us and it comforts us through every hardship and experience that we face. It is that infinite Father/Mother always looking out for us and there to give a hand when we fall. When we can learn to respond to life with our infinite self instead of our infant self we find a lot more Peace!

    • Thanks Katherine!
      I love the example infant self vs infinite self!

    • Donna Allen

      Katherine, the animate of us I like that word!

    • I love that slide share poem also!!!