The desire for knowledge of the future is the strongest motive in human life.
Every human eye is turned to the future. And this is the purpose of Innerwealth Future Seeing.
Future Seeing is an exploration of the “Self” – the inner workings of the mind, diving deep into knowing you, understanding you, breaking inherited toxins and celebrating what has been gifted to you.
1. Recognise the Hype
Rather than be addicted to the information that feeds our fear of the future, which is a ridiculous and self fulfilling prophecy, we can look at matters with the eye of a detective. We must first become aware that there will always be those who will appeal to our innate appetite to worry and have anxiety by creating this fear of the future and creating doomsday predictions. Some of these will motivate you to buy something to cure your fears of the future: a medicine, a book, a bank account, a submarine or to indulge yourself in such distractions that make the anxiety about the future evaporate. But this won’t work.
2. Mind Layers
The vast majority of people do not think for themselves. They think that they think. It is easier than ever to extract information about the future from google search or some book written to inspire a change in human behaviour but not necessarily founded in fact or subject to academic scrutiny.
Let’s begin by understanding this differentiation between thinking and thinking that we’re thinking. So the mind is capable of many layers of thought – we’ll divide them into three groups.
- The first layer of thought is purely emotional and is of little more than passing interest to us. The nervous and anxious person lets in the wrong things and bars out the thoughts that would create clarity of the future if they were allowed in.
- The second layer is the storehouse of memory. The third is deeper than memory. The power of this mind to repeat pattern is incredible. Time and time again it has been shown that the anxious or stressed individual is operating from a fear of repeating old experiences, and addicted to doing what they believe caused happiness in the past. This is mostly false.
- The third layer of thought is the layer that grips the very being of a person and becomes reality. It is refered to as the subconscious layer. This layer is where the faculty of future seeing exists, is the seat of every great idea, it therefore must be fully understood. The function of the subconscious mind to the ordinary individual is chaotic but for thousands of years, monks, shamans, charlatans, scientists, religions, healers, leaders: those who wish to harness its gifts, have sought the power of this subconscious layer to better predict and cause the future.
Thus the habit of which layer we use for thinking leads on to our choice of happiness or misery, anxiety or certainty about the future.
Choosing the right layer is a habit that can be cultivated.
“what a person thinketh, so shall they be.”
3. Why Deception is Easy
Deception is easy. The ambient noise we are dealing with can add to the challenges of gaining access to the third layer, making this inner world harder to hear as we are bombed daily persuading us to change direction, follow a certain ideal or do certain movements of our body or breath in order to satisfy our anxiety and worries about the future. But this will not do it.
We are fed through media channels the doom and gloom of the future, the anti-everything mindset, which has emerged as the dominant force in social media and life. Anti plastic, anti meat, anti drugs, anti whale killing, anti eating, anti synthetic, anti genetic modification. All done in the name of “saving the future” and in this there is nothing more than an accelerating anxiety about a future we cannot envision. We are more and more defining ourselves by the first layer, thinking it is a true prediction of the future, knowing what we don’t want and therefore, inherently, with anger about the way things are going.
4. New Thinking
Imagine that no preacher, priest, teacher, no books exist, no podcasts or YouTube existed. We would be left to think on the meaning of life and death for ourselves. Then, if love is real to us, the the first loved one who dies would compel the question: “will they live again?” With no other answer available, the first person to make a reply to the question and make the reply plausible or satisfying would be made the leader of the people. Thus a religion would spring up at once. Cults might thrive. Books be sold and choices made. But what if that person, who came up with a plausible answer was just simply filling a need with a plausible solution? Like coke does for thirst. Nobody would be keen to trace back the origin of the plausible answer because so much sprang from it, including the whole structure of societies that to question it, and find it wanting, would be a disruption to everything. To begin a real process of visioning for the future we must question the assumptions that have been made about “will they live again” in order to shake the shallow visions that create anxiety.
5. YOUR VISION, INSPIRATION AND PURPOSE
You own it. It’s simple. It’s portable and it’s inside of you. It affects your productivity, your health, your happiness. It affects your relationship, your friendships, your children and your P&L at work. If you tap it, there’s no stopping you, if you don’t then it’s all just hard work and struggle. Your Vision, Inspiration and Purpose affects everything important and it is without doubt the single most important ingredient in determining the quality of your life, work life balance and the essential exchange in relationships. It’s not fluff, just try being without clarity of the future for a day and see how it feels and how many people want to invest in you. Future Seeing is the great gift of Innerwealth coaching.
To achieve this state of interconnectedness to what we call the Third Layer of thought, we must make the resistances transparent. We must know ourselves well enough to see where emotion, memory and ambition are robbing us of access to the deeper core, the subconscious mind.
The monk in the Himalayas, see the future. They will advise regarding risk and do so based on unfounded information. A doctor will use predictive tests but also they must trust themselves in predicting the future. We know our destiny long before it manifests.
An individual knows their greatness long before anyone else doesEinstein