Mike Dooley - Playing the Matrix
I spent a day at an awesome event presented by Mike Dooley of 'The Secret' fame. It was part of his World Tour of - Playing the Matrix and Getting What You (Really) Want.
He continues to tour, speaking on life, dreams, and happiness. If he comes to a city near you, I highly recommend going along.
The matrix by Mike Dooley is an elegantly simple chart illustrating his model of the true nature of reality and the flow of creation. It totally resonated with me and gave me a whole new perspective on setting and achieving goals.
Everything is based on the belief that THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS. If you do not believe that what is in your life has been created by the way you have thought in the past, then this is not for you. If you do accept that you do manifest your reality and want to be able to do it consciously, that is what the Matrix is all about.
I have always had great difficulty with traditional goal setting methods. Life is divided into five or sometimes seven areas. You are supposed to set goals in each area for one year, three years, five years, ten years etc.
Most of these goals seem to revolve around stuff and the point of setting the goals is to get you excited. I sit down to write them and I feel depressed. I need to make a list of about 42 things and then read the list several times a day.
Well, 42 things is just too many to think about and I don't even want most of them anyway. But you have to do this process or nothing will happen.
Then there is the question of do you keep focusing on these things or do you visualize and emotionalize them and then let them go. There seems to be some disagreement among the self help gurus.
The matrix takes care of all this. You get to decide what you REALLY want, which is not actually the stuff and you can express it in a few short phrases. These are the big picture end results that you are looking for. They are general enough that you can last a lifetime without having to change them. These are what you are attached to.
Then you can get down to some of the details like the house or the car or the zero gravity chair (that's one of mine). These, you get pictures of and stick them on your fridge. Visualize them as if you already own them. Feel what it is like to use them and get excited. This is where you put the emotion in. But this is not what you are attached to.
You leave it open to the Universe to provide something so much bigger and better that you couldn't even imagine it. And when all this is in place, you take action. It doesn't have to be a perfect action. In mike's words, 'Do whatever you can, with whatever you've got, from wherever you are.
It may not seem to leading towards your dream, but just choose the least worst option and get started. Do all the nonspiritual, boring, basic stuff. Your job is just to pitch the balls. You never know which one the Universe is going to knock out of the park. But you've got to be in the game.
The more things you do, the more opportunities there are for one of them to lead somewhere. The trick is to not be attached to the details. The path that leads to your big, general goal might be an entirely unexpected one, but who cares. If you got the first part right, you are getting what you really wanted, not just the shiny stuff.
I probably haven't put this across very well at all. You needed to be there. It is a day that is intriguing, inspiring and insightful. It is laced with humour and mike's famous 'Notes from the Universe'. It is not one of these Tony Robbins style events where you come away totally pumped, but it just wears off after a few days.
I left with a quiet certainty that I know what I am doing now. I know how to work with the flow of the Universe to get what I REALLY want.
Rhonda Byrne and the producers of The Secret did a good job in bringing the law of attraction to a wider audience but they only scratched the surface. Mike Dooley gives you the tools to put it into practice. The best part is that it doesn't seem like a chore. It can be fun and you don't need to obsess about it.
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