The humbling and vulnerable stages of learning your art is the most important part of the first four steps. Absorb information like a sponge and retain the new knowledge given to you. It’s about finding solace and comfort in the gaining of knowledge. Remember this part of the journey will never end and in your last law, number seven, this repeats with diligent action around the dream and vision. It’s not a destination, it’s a journey in which you will learn to love with practice. Ask questions, open yourself up to criticism and vulnerability, and be relentless and selfish in your knowledge gaining process. This is how you really form and scope the way you bring dynamic to your artistic form of expression in law three.
We have built this program for those who want to gain knowledge from all outlets and build their own personal manifestation and art form. This piece of the process needs to be maintained, cherished and carried throughout all the steps for real abundance and success. Identifying resistance is any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term growth, health or integrity is resistance. Expressed in another way, any act that derives from our higher nature or universe instead of our lower nature. Any of these will elicit resistance immediately. Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard or smelled. Instead it can be felt, it’s very strong, stronger than any other force we know.
We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential and progressive state. It’s an absolute repelling force of all real creation and destiny. It’s negative to anything great. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our universal work. Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from serving and fulfilling your life purpose. It will perjure, fabricate, falsify, seduce, bully. It will assume any form, if that’s what it takes to deceive you.It will reason with you like a lawyer or jam a nine-millimeter in your face like a stickup man. Resistance has no conscious. It will pledge anything to get a deal, then double-cross you as soon as your back is turned. If you take resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get.
“THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO LEARN AND WE'RE ALL GETTING BETTER AND BETTER ALL THE TIME.”
- Suji Moon | @inkandhair
Resistance is always lying and it understands nothing but power. It is an engine of destruction, trying to distract you constantly and plants all the excuses of not progressing in the mind. Reduce it to a single cell and that cell will continue to attack, this is it’s nature, it’s all it knows. Resistance isn’t out to get your personally. It doesn’t know who you are and doesn’t care. Resistance is a force of nature, it acts absolutely objectively. Resistance’s goal is not to wound or disable you, it aims to kill. It targets your soul, your genius, your uniqueness and will be something you deal with constantly as you grow and really make an impact. It takes away purpose, shades the light of the gifts you were given. When we fight it, we are war to the death. It tends to kick in high gear when we search for a higher purpose or become enterprising.
It works so strongly against those of us who want true freedom and create huge value. It attacks the higher station of morality and spirituality. It will make you second guess every progression you make. Procrastination is the most common manifestation of resistance because it’s the easiest to rationalize. We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to be an amazing artist and perform the best work of my time,”. Instead we say, “I am going to do all of this, I’m just going to start tomorrow.” Resistance comes in the form of people, sex, gossip, TV, alcohol, sugar, salt, chocolate. It provides immediate and powerful gratification. You can always tell by how hollow you feel afterwards. The more empty you feel, the more certain you can be that your true motivation wasn’t love or even lust but yes, resistance. So, why do we get clear on this subject so early? Because it’s important to identify these things in your life and begin to recognize them as they surface.
Really growing with Scalpa and using this program as a tool will bring up a lot for you in the form of resistance. It’s important to understand that it won’t go anywhere and this will be here to stay but we need to protect ourselves by identifying when this comes up. You will make a huge shift in your life and business when you fight resistance and know when and why it is there. Criticism and Vulnerability: Vulnerability is allowing yourself the freedom to expose your thoughts, fears, wishes, dreams and results, knowing that others might judge and criticize you for doing so. Vulnerability is scary but it is so beautiful. It’s the only way you let the universe know you are ready for the big windfall of new miracles. It’s one of the most amazing and beneficial things that a person can do for themselves. In order to have real growth and follow the Scalpa Law completely we must be vulnerable.
“IN A WORLD OF SO MUCH NOISE STAND OUT, BE GREAT, PERFECT YOUR CRAFT, AND ALWAYS BE WILLING TO LEARN”
- Kechia Taylor | @browsandcompany
We must be open to criticism and be able to open up doors we have never been in before. When we start to accept using the community to judge our work it creates a window and perspective we can’t see ourselves. We give others access and it’s a way that we can connect with each other on a deeper level. When you are open with your work and yourself, you attract fellow artists and mentors in your life. Dissecting Dialogue: Did you know that 1500 thoughts go through your mind every minute. These thoughts and brain waves literally shape the course of your life. They are ideas and perceptions that you have bought. Someone sold it to you, whether good or bad, then you accepted them as the truth. These self limiting beliefs make a huge impact on letting any new ideas be part of a new movement or flow. So, the question lies simply, what is stopping you? Instead of going so deep too soon, let’s scratch the surface and really prove to ourselves a new realization we can buy.
Ready for it? The limiting thoughts you are facing is the same as everyone else around you, just packaged a little different. Different characters, ambience, translations and circumstances but the story lines are all parallel. This is a form of our least favorite word, resistance. Self limiting thoughts are one of resistances favorite tool. It lives inside the ideas you have been sold about yourself and your ability to keep you stagnant. It feeds off the weak moments you let something change the perspective of yourself negatively. So, what is the solution? How do we make change? We get very clear on what these are and we don’t run from it.
When we have clarity around exactly what these beliefs are and we type them out, we begin to see how weak they are. When we look them dead on, they become weak. Even more so, when they pop back up to hold us back, we’ve already had a conversation about this excuse and false perception. It’s not about being super motivated and forgetting our past and jumping into this new state of mind. We need to clean up some of the junk from the stories we’ve bought but here is the best part, it can be instantaneous.
Most people, after following this simple practice, have epiphanies on the spot. In this form you will write down five valid reasons for why you aren’t contending in the arena at top performance. What is holding you back? What circumstances are you in? Who did you wrong? Why can’t you grow faster? Let’s let it all out and put it on the table. This is where we unload, start to take some of the weight off, and shed a layer for diligent action in our road to absolute influence and success.