Thrive in your Natural State!

Getting back to our natural state is the goal of the spiritual journey. We’re born into this world with such hope and enthusiasm glistening in our eyes; this is why people love babies─they see their higher nature gazing back at them.

After a few years of experiencing the ups and downs of the world around them, the divine spark diminishes as the conditioning of the ego begins to form. During the first seven years of our lives, the brain is in a significantly more receptive state than it is when we’re adults. Theta waves are hypnotic; they turn the brain into a recording device. 

Through observing the habits and attitudes of their parents, siblings and others, children become programmed with the same beliefs and behaviours to help them adapt to their society. By the time they’re adults, they usually have a mask over their face that prevents their true self from expressing itself. 

The good news is that our natural state is ever available to us; all you have to do is embrace the present moment without resistance. You see, your natural state, the bliss of the soul is eternal, even if it feels like it’s gone forever. The still-waters of the divine has always been there, waiting for you to sip on its heavenly spring. When you taste the divine elixir within, you’ll realise that the joy you’ve been searching for in the world was within you all along. 

Everyone desires peace, love, and bliss. I don’t care if you’re Saint Francais of Assisi or Al Capone; what drives them is the desire to go home─back into the comforting arms of their natural state. The difference between the saint and the sinner is that the former knows where to find their peace while the latter conspires to cheat themselves and others to get what they want.

Most people wholly focus on the outer world. They solely define themselves through their senses, emotions, thoughts and desires. Unaware of the goldmine inside, they chase 1001 things with the unconscious motivation of rediscovering the wholeness of being they believe they’ve lost. The moment they realise that nothing in this transitory world can give them the satisfaction they seek─they look within.

The awakening begins

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

─Matthew 6: 19-21

When every atom of your body vibrates with divine fire; you experience a peace independent of outer circumstances. In this state, you’re God-united, one with the peace of the divine that passeth understanding.

Embodying your natural state brings everything in your karmic blueprint (the soul’s plan for your life) to you in perfect timing. You’ll feel inclined to act when you feel the inner-nudge, and will no longer be dependent on the automatic ramblings of the mind, as you’ll see through its distortions at an increasing rate the more you embrace who you truly are. 

The ever-new bliss of the soul is a fire that burns away the old self; hence why in Christianity it’s known as the fire of the Holy Spirit.

Awareness of the conditioned self is the first step to transcending it. The more aware you are of the misperceptions, fear-based beliefs and self-sabotaging habits that are the residue of the past, the more you’ll be capable of realigning with your natural state of being. 

When you’re aligned and inspired, you thrive; allowing synchronicity to guide you down the yellow brick road, as you align with your purpose. You’ll feel as light as a feather as you ‘innerstand ‘that your Higher Self (the nonlinear aspect of your nature) is taking care of all the complicated details as you deal with what the present moment contains. 

There will, no doubt, be times when you’re pulled out of the true self by the emotions of the old self, but fear not; this is a natural aspect of the process. When you realise you’re misaligned, accept what is, integrate what’s not true for you, and then move back into alignment.

As 2020 approaches, the energy is intensifying and will continue to do so as we progress into the new decade. Christ defined your natural state as the Pearl of Great Price; you’ll have to sell everything you own (the limiting beliefs you’ve allowed to define you up until this point in your life) to realise it. Only by getting out of your way, by dropping the identity you’ve unconsciously allowed to define you can you obtain the keys to the kingdom of heaven. 

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A Change of Perception is a Change of Destiny

We’re living in exciting times. The latest scientific research is blowing our beliefs out the water with its findings; especially in the field of epigenetics. The word epi means above in Greek; thus, epigenetics implies above our genes or in layman’s terms, the forces that oversee the function of our genes.

Dr Bruce, H Lipton PhD, author of The Biology of Belief, discovered decades ago that our perception regulates our genes, and that the moment we alter our beliefs we also change the expression of our genes. The environment, or in other words, our reaction to the outer world signals our genes to function in specific ways.

What is the significance of such findings? Imagine being born into a family where there’s a history of cancer from generation to generation, only to eventually watch some of them pass away due to the disease. You’ll most likely believe that you’re doomed to experience the same fate. According to epigenetics, however, and there is sufficient evidence to prove that 99% of diseases aren’t hereditary, but the result of our unconscious beliefs.

If you believe that you’re bound to the same fate as your ancestors, then you will be. But if you manage to change those beliefs with the knowledge that your perception creates your reality, then you’ll change your mindset and consequently, your gene expression.

“A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” ─Neville Goddard

State of being creates reality. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours form our overall personality, which lay the foundation of our perception. Becoming conscious of your unconscious beliefs by being mindful of your mental and emotional patterns is the beginning of freedom. The moment you’re able to watch your thoughts without believing them, then you’re detaching yourself from the programmes that have been downloaded into your matrix since you were in the womb. When a man knows himself; he comes to know the world.

The implications of remaining unaware of the processes in the unconscious are fatal, as discovered in a study which involved adopted children.

Researchers discovered that children adopted into homes where cancer runs in the family have the same probability of contracting the disease as those born into it. What does this indicate? What do the adopted child and the family members have in common? Well, they don’t share the same genes as they came from different families. They grew up in the same environment and consequently adopted the same beliefs and behaviours as their parents; thus, they’re likely headed for the same genetic destiny unless they rewire the nodes in the maze of their minds.

Our beliefs shape our lives. The moment a person changes their self-image, their perception of the world conforms to that change. The worlds within, including biological, also change to match the new state of being they’ve embodied. Adopting a new perspective is the key to freeing yourself from the hereditary curses that force people to experience the same fate as their ancestors.

Aiding people in peeling those false beliefs from their windows of perception was why I wrote my book; The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. We don’t have to experience the same fate our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We can change the way our genes function and improve the structure and function of our body by creating better proteins; which is what genes do. As I said at the beginning, this is an exciting time to be alive, as we’re breaking free from the false belief that our genes control our fate. In the words of Dr Joe Dispenza; science and spirituality are merging to demystify the mystical.

Getting back to our unconditioned self is the goal of the spiritual journey. As newborn babies, we enter this life with dreams and desires. All too often, however, people suppress their soul’s desires and run their lives on autopilot via subconscious patterns. Most spend their day in redundant habits; they can’t seem to shake off.

To be conscious means to be self-aware of the processes in your mind. When you start to change your thoughts and beliefs, behaviour and state of being; get ready because it’s going to feel uncomfortable. Change is difficult mainly because our habits are a comfort zone for us. These habits, however, are anything but comfortable! They devour our consciousness and break the body down. Transcending the patterns we believe form the basis of our identity is crucial to embodying our natural state in the present moment; which is ultimately sat-chit-ananda, (ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new, bliss).

Bliss is your birthright! Please don’t allow these subconscious patterns to deprive you off it! When you embody your natural state, the autonomic nervous system begins to restore and repair the body. Stress breaks the body down as it signals your genes to create proteins that aren’t of good quality, and if indulged in, can lead to disease.

The average person spends 70% of their day living via the hormones of stress, and 90% of the thoughts they have today are the same thoughts they had the day before. Is it any wonder then, why people are dying much earlier than they should? The stress hormones are breaking them down on every level; it’s time to take charge of our state of being.

Embodying your natural state is what Christ meant when he preached on the Sermon on the Mount:

“Seek ye first, the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

─Matthew 6:33

The ancients knew this truth; joy heals, and fear destroys. When you know these truths, and study the new science to reinforce them, you see just how much of an impact your state of being has on the quality of your life. Embody wholeness now; embody love, appreciation, peace, and don’t allow external circumstance to snatch them from you because when you do, you’re only signalling your genes to create more stress hormones.

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The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

Since it’s release in the fall of 2018, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind, has transformed the lives of individuals around the world. Assisting them in becoming conscious of their unconscious perceptions and behaviours, many say it’s been a useful guide for developing self-awareness and helping them live in the here and now─the window or portal to all realities. 

An updated version of the book is to be released over the coming weeks, so I felt inspired to share with you all some of the Amazon reviews the first edition has, the introduction and I’ll also answer a few questions I’m frequently asked by some of my readers. 

Let’s go! 

What inspired you to write this book?

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I grew up believing I was someone or something that I’m not! After much trial and error in my earlier years, experiencing many ups and downs, I reached an all-time low in 2010, I was 23. After indulging in a drug and alcohol binge for almost a decade, I was blessed with a clear perception as I regained my sovereignty.

After a spiritual experience which led to my drug addictions, literally falling off me overnight, I still had to confront my shadow, however. I had to dredge into myself to discover why I’d been unconsciously perpetuating such a detrimental lifestyle for almost a decade. 

Self-awareness can be scary at first, especially to those who are new to the awakening journey. Becoming conscious of what’s always been inside of you can be a shock to the system. You discover many programs that have had you at their mercy since you were a child. They often amplify when you first see them, but fear not, my book is designed to help you get through that initial shock. 

I delved in various religious, spiritual, and mystical traditions such as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, New Age thought, Zen, Kriya and Kundalini Yoga, Astrology, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and more, only to discover that they all lead us to the same place: the eternal now! 

Although I was fortunate enough to realign with my integrity, I still see many around me still immersed in those kinds of patterns. Since that night, when everything shifted, I’ve felt driven to share this life-changing information with the world and especially those who are near and dear to me. I hope to inspire, and prove to people that no matter how much of a hole they’ve dug themselves into, they can always climb out─if I can do it, anyone can!

“Why do you believe this book is important in our present society?”

 That’s a great question. Take a look around you. Like I mention in my book, the year 2020 has brought people’s demons to the surface like never before, and the energy is only going to magnify. The bushfires in Australia, the global coronavirus pandemic, and maybe even more conflict on the horizon with the presidential elections taking place in November stateside, the storm is only going to get worse. 

My book helps people be defined by their inner world, and not the forever fleeting scenes of the cosmic drama. When you know how to retreat into the eye of the storm and embody your natural state, you can take whatever life throws at you as you know, all circumstances are transitory

The world needs this book. Too many people are walking around with a blindfold over their eyes. It’s time to take this blindfold off and perceive reality with crystal-clear windows of perception. Only our beliefs separate us, at our core, we are one─this book helps one find their way out of the maze of superficial separations, into their centre of oneness. 

Introduction

The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind is not a book you read from cover to cover; it is one you keep with you at all times. Anytime you’re triggered into an undesirable state, flick to the section relevant to what the present moment contains. This guide is nonlinear; you can jump in at any part you prefer. I hope it benefits you throughout your awakening process until you no longer need to use it.

I’ll be covering various metaphysical concepts that are generally misunderstood by society. There are two ways to define an idea: in an expansive or limiting way. In The Labyrinth, I’ll be redefining these concepts so they can prove beneficial to your development. Changing these perspectives will enable you to not only embody them but also dissolve the limitations you believe the past has inflicted on you.

Most people unknowingly conform to a fear-based worldview; they’ve bought into a plethora of beliefs that unconsciously dictate their lives. These unconscious perceptions convince them to perpetuate behaviours that don’t serve them because everyone around them is doing the same; monkey see, monkey do.

Adhering to society’s limiting beliefs creates a bitter, resentful attitude toward life and living in such a state attracts more negativity. When people identify with a persona that is moulded by their past experiences, they lose touch with their timeless self.

The good news is that we can change our state of being any time, but most only decide to when the proverbial monkey throws a wrench at them. It usually requires a dreadful experience to convince one change is necessary; in this book, however, I aim to help people bring their limiting beliefs into consciousness, empowering them to change without needing to hit rock bottom.

It is a scientific fact that between the ages zero to six, children are significantly more receptive to their surroundings than during adulthood. Their brain is locked in theta brain waves, which are akin to a recording device. They absorb beliefs, behaviours and reactions merely by observing those around them. Their family, friends, schoolteachers, pretty much everyone, has contributed, in some way, to conditioning them to fit in with their culture.

“A third story concerns the plasticity of the youthful mind. I heard my mother remark occasionally: ‘A man who accepts a job under anyone is a slave.’ That impression became so indelibly fixed that even after my marriage I refused all positions. I met expenses by investing my family endowment in land. Moral: Good and positive suggestions should instruct the sensitive ears of children. Their early ideas long remain sharply etched.”– Sri Yukteswar (Autobiography of a Yogi)

No one is to blame; this book isn’t about pointing the finger at others, as you chose your culture before you were born. The limitations you’ve inherited are the challenges you’ve agreed to overcome in this life. You incarnated on this world to play the game of self-discovery, to unveil your true self amidst a plethora of darkness, limitations, and illusions. Physical incarnations are self-imposed on a level of consciousness your thinking mind cannot fathom; acceptance of this reality, however, can work wonders.

Repetition programmes the subconscious mind. You don’t have to think about how to open the refrigerator door, for example, because you’ve done it so many times that it has become automatic. The subconscious is the habit mind; it’s not a bad thing in and of itself. It also contains a multitude of mental and emotional patterns which have a considerable impact, on not only your behaviour but also the kind of people and situations you attract in your life.

The reprogramming of the subconscious becomes a challenge when a person develops a whirlwind of patterns that sabotage their experience. This book aims to help them transform these automatic processes.

“Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of six, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That’s why the power of positive thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change.”– Dr Bruce H, Lipton PhD

Emotions reflect your perception of the environment; it is fundamentally your beliefs that must be changed if you wish to start perceiving differently.I don’t expect you to agree with everything in this book, as life is a matter of perspective; we all see some things differently, and that’s all well and good. What you do agree with, however, I want you to memorise to such an extent, that you don’t need to pick up the book to apply it to the circumstance at hand.

For example, a situation triggers you into depression, sadness or anger; instead of wallowing in the emotion, respond with awareness as these triggers are opportunities for the expansion of your consciousness. Apply the information you’ve learned in this book as soon as you’re able. Every time you return to balance after being triggered, you’ve overcome an aspect of the old self.

Knowledge doesn’t teach anyone anything. The words in this book are merely doorways of opportunity; it is you who must walk through them by applying it. When you use this knowledge, it becomes wisdom. You can only know these truths through experience; there’s no point in just memorising these teachings and not applying them; their application is essential.

“Let us not love in words or speech, but with actions and in truth.”– John 3:18

You’re already everything you desire to be. This book isn’t about becoming anything; it’s designed to help you drop those ideas that contradict your true nature. In doing so, the light of your soul can shine unrestricted; be ready to embrace your innate perfection.

Also, this book may seem repetitive, but that’s because I want to drill this information into your subconscious. You’ll soon come to know the book inside out; and the more you know it, the easier you’ll be able to put it into practice. Memorisation is an essential aspect of the doing process. Finally, I wish to extend my appreciation to you for having the courage to not only face that which contradicts your truth but for also being brave enough to express it. In love and gratitude, I hope you find this book beneficial to your development.”

Amazon Reviews

“I whole heartedly recommend this amazing book. As many of us have belief systems and thoughts that do not serve us, it is an excellent book for anyone on the spiritual path or anyone looking for more self awareness. It is inspirational and easy to understand, as Craig Woods uses many quotes from the Bible to Buddha that reiterate his message. His book is divided into sections that are easy to reference when a challenge comes up, for example, criticism, emotions, relationships, habits… I have the paperback to study and the Kindle to keep with me. Enjoy!”

“I absolutely loved this book!!! One of the best spiritual awakening books I have ever read, and that says a lot from me. Lol! It was written in a way that allows you to go much deeper in the understanding of what your higher self already knows. It’s broken down into every imaginable subject matter. I will see myself referencing it as a reminder of subjects like: compassion, forgiveness, stillness, criticism etc.”

“Very heartfelt thank you to the author Craig Woods for compiling such wisdom. This book is not meant to be read cover to cover (although you could and it would be a spectacular read). However it is meant to be opened spontaneously to a page and for the reader to receive the wisdom specific to them in the now moment. Every time I flip it open I receive the perfect message. The wisdom and truth resonate at such a deep deep level. I hope this becomes a best seller! It should! It’s timeless wisdom!!! Bravo!!!”

“If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. Excellent easy read book filled with wisdom for the discovery of the true self. The format of the book is what makes it understandable and easy to read and refer back to. Craig Woods did an outstanding job providing food for thought and spiritual guidance for daily living and for the awakening process of the higher self.”

“Amazing read! Highly reccomended. This book and the writer along with The Power of Now, saved my life and guided me through some of my darkest times. A kick start to my spiritual journey. This is not a book you read once and leave on the shelf, more of a guide you can refer back to at any time! Do your self a favor, get a copy for you and your loved ones.”

“Wow , what a beautiful book , I bought the hard back version twice . When it arrived the first time I decided because I loved it so much I would give it to a friend for her birthday , then of course ordered another for myself. It looks and feels beautiful , and when you open it , wherever you open it it absolutely speaks to your heart . I would highly recommend it ❤💛💚💙💜”

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