“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Today I am moved to complete the series of posts on Deepak Chopra’s magnificent 82-page book, entitled The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, climaxing with my interpretation of the Law of Pure Potentiality.
I am both so moved by this principle that I have more content than I can share in one post. I, therefore, have divided the post on The Spiritual Law of Pure Potentiality into two parts.
The posts will complete my discussion of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Just as I have reread Deepak’s book for many years, I have no doubt that I will revisit these laws in future posts. Outside of being an honor student in ‘the school of hard knocks’, reading this book had the greatest positive impact on my spiritual growth and self-actualization.
I highly recommend that you read or reread this book!
9 Characteristics of Self-Actualized People – By Kendra Cherry – Updated November 27, 2018
In psychology, self-actualization is achieved when you’re able to reach your full potential. Being truly self-actualized is considered the exception rather than the rule since most people are working to meet more pressing needs.
- They Have Peak Experiences – They Have feelings of limitless horizons
- They Possess Self-Acceptance and a Democratic World View – They fully accept themselves. They also embrace other people for who they are
- They Are Realistic
- They Tend to Be Problem-Centered – They are motivated by a strong sense of personal ethics and responsibility.
- The Self-Actualized Person Is Autonomous – They don’t conform to other people’s ideas of happiness or contentment
- They Enjoy Solitude and Privacy – Taking time to themselves is essential for their personal discovery and cultivating their potential.
- They Have a Philosophical Sense of Humor – They have a thoughtful sense of humor.
- Self-Actualized People Are Spontaneous – They tend to be open, unconventional, and spontaneous.
- They Fully Enjoy the Journey, Not Just the Destination
I have been writing and speaking about the truths described in this book for about 20 years. I passionately embrace its spiritual philosophy and strive to live closer to embodying perfection in it every day.
Here is a photo of the inside cover of my tattered version of the book. This copy was meant for my nephew who was in jail at the time, and who had repeatedly made bad decisions. He was in his 20’s at the time.
I remember explaining the principles to him, but I guess I forgot to give him the book. I found it one day when packing to relocate, either from San Antonio, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana or from New Orleans to Denver, Colorado.
Just as sincerely as I intended to present this book to him, I now present it to you with the same message, typed below.
But I will only break down my interpretation of this spiritual law after explaining my process for writing poems, songs, stories, or posts. Armed with an understanding of my creative process, my words may become more vivid to you.
“If you read this book very carefully, word by word, and read it until you understand it, your life can be changed positively, forever. Try to be open and receptive to the message. It will begin the transformation process. You can do this! Just choose to turn your life around!” – Luv Kevy
My Process For Turning My Emotions Into A Poem, Song, Story or Post
The other day someone complimented me on my writing and my blog voice. I appreciated the compliment but did not feel that it was totally sincere, not in the way that I prefer sincerity.
You see, I realize that my blog is full of errors and typos. But it does not bother me. I am imperfect. The errors unexpectedly give me a way to gauge other’s sincere feelings about my message. If they focus too much on the errors, and nothing more, that says one thing. If they disregard the errors as though they don’t exist with high patronizing, that says another.
I try to catch as many as I can, but often miss them for several innocent reasons, which includes using three often conflicting spell checkers, composing on my smartphone, and simply not seeing it as it is written, but seeing what I am communicating with my mind.
When giving feedback I lean to being sincerer, mentioned high points, and constructive points, such as the typos, and specifically where. I try to be helpful, not just patronizing. I had another person tell me of the typos as the only comment about the blog, but never revealed where they were so that I may correct them. They vehemently refused to when asked! They disregarded commenting on the fact that I posted about 150 posts in five months, but instead beamed in on my errors.
Ironically, I am a copy editor for a nonprofit newspaper, but don’t have time to copyedit thoroughly for my own projects. In the newspaper, content is reviewed about 7 or more times before it is finalized. In my case, maybe once or twice.
Life Is A Teacher, is a one-man operation and I am pretty stretched to keep producing, keep up with social media, write books, and learn media simultaneously. I am at a challenging phase of blogging, trying to keep it all together, while remaining authentic, and working on a shoestring budget. But I am committed to keep writing, even if only a handful appreciates it.
One firm policy that I maintain firmly is that when and what I write is what I feel in my heart, at that time. My writing is soul-inspired in a variety of areas. My posts are not scheduled or preprogrammed for the crowd.
The same person also mentioned that, based on industry suggestions, I should post on a regular and scheduled basis so that followers would know when to expect new posts. I told her that I was familiar with this suggestion. This is a recommendation for going viral and making lots of money. That is not my intention.
If I had the bandwidth to follow the protocol, I probably would for the sake of being more organized. But I don’t want to become so mechanical that I am forced to spit out content on a schedule, on which I have not had time to reflect, or haven’t given it a chance to move with me.
If I become successful, or even generate enough income to make this operation and presentation better, I would certainly be grateful. But this is not my intention. This should be clear to followers based on the tremendous amount of effort I spend on producing videos, posts, and doing research. I don’t profit from this effort. It is a true labor of love. Ask any blogger.
I am simply interested in sharing my voice with others, particularly sharing a different perspective on life, based on my real experiences. I am sure that ‘my voice’ will not resonate with everyone. That is okay. I don’t have the sort of opinions that would click with the masses. But I am also sure that ‘my voice’ will resonate with some.
I am also interested in delivering sentiments and creative works that I have held inside for too many years, over 20. I want to release these journaled thoughts and move forward to a higher purpose, one that is still under exploration and observation.
When I write, I am writing my own legacy so that it is not written for me, when I am gone, by someone who does not know my soul, as well as I do. – Kevy Michaels
As for the suggestions for ‘going viral’ I am not aiming in that. …The Spiritual Law of Least Effort…
I only write when my soul sings to me and I am moved to reduce those songs into writing. This is why for periods of time I don’t post at all.
Though I may not post, I am always writing and creating in some way in the background. I currently have a list of maybe a hundred topics from which to choose. On each I will post an article, but only when my soul tells me it is time to express my voice on that said topic.
Deepak Chopra’s Seven Laws of Spiritual Success
The last law that I present here is actually Deepak’s first Spiritual Law of Success.
I presented the laws in my chosen order, based on what resonated with me at the time of writing past posts. The book does not require that you read it in the order that it is laid out.
I placed the first law last because it was one that I did not fully appreciate when I first read it. I did not know the revelations to be unfolded in the remaining six chapters back then. But, after I read the other chapters, I went back to the first and understood it much better.
So I took the liberty and audacity to reorder how I presented the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success on the blog.
Today, my soul has led me to post about The Law of Pure Potentiality.
It states that:
“The source of all creation is pure consciousness . . . pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in nature.” – Deepak Chopra
Kevy’s Explanation of The Law of Pure Potentiality
The Law of Pure Potentiality is based on the belief that in our most spiritual state of being we are Pure Consciousness.
Pure consciousness, therefore, is our spiritual essence. It is our nature, just as it is the nature of birds to chirp, grass to grow, and the sun to shine. And if we are in tune with our Self, which is our soul, then we can harness what we desire, because we will gain access to a fertile field of energy, call the field of Pure Potentiality. In other words, we gain access to God’s abundance of power.
Here are but some characteristics of Pure Consciousness in know your true self, in knowing your soul. These are what we should strive to experience always:
The law states that in spite of the universe’s magnificent diversity, there is one prevailing divine spirit that unifies us all. It’s God...Like a golden thread from heaven that connects us to each other and to nature.
There is nothing that separates us from our true selves and from the field of pure potentiality more than ourselves. The problem for most of us is that we haven’t discovered our true selves, therefore we are separated from the unifying energy field and therefore separated from the universe, and from true God spirit.
Being your true self is a prerequisite to accessing the field of pure potentiality.
To reach your true self, you must make your reference point, with regard to all things in life, relative to our own internal spirit, your soul. You must move from making the common mistake of living life relative to your ego, or to external objects. This is living a life based on fear, acceptance, and receiving a response to every action.
The theme of the Pure Potentiality principle is in this blog’s tagline: ‘Life Is A Teacher’.
As Kevy Michaels, I am finding who I am, being transformed into my true essence, by evaluating Who I am against Who I am not. I am striving every day to know my true self better by viewing my life experiences from an internal reference point, from my soul’s point of view, not from an external one.
Steps To Implementing The Law
To embody the law there are three important covenants that you must make with yourself and with God. You must accept that you may not reach perfection on each of these promises, but you must commit to forever try to.
- Commune with nature – This is very important because nature is intrinsically connected to God. God subtly communicates and thinks for nature. It is critical that we become immersed in this exchange. For me it is as simple as taking a hike on a nature trail, soaking in natural hot springs, or just sitting under a tree while reflecting, meditating, and praying. I also like to connect with the Earth by walking barefoot on grass and soil.
- Practice Non-Judgement – We all judge no matter how many times we read the Bible or say clichés against it. Some are as simple as who we may sit next to on public transit. In other more brutal cases, we judge others by their appearance, wealth, education, and skin color. Judging is resisting the universe as God created it. It takes away our energy and ultimately separates us from the field of pure potentiality. I am learning to see those people, places, and things that are different than I am as tools for discovering my uniqueness, and therefore finding my true self. I use opportunities to judge instead, as opportunities to clearly define who I am, but distinguishing who I am not.
- Meditation and Prayer – See meditation and prayer as listening and speaking to God, respectively. The most valuable aspects of meditation and prayer are that it requires a peaceful mind and tranquility. To achieve the optimal level of calm we must surrender. To surrender is to denounce the ego’s power. The ego separates us from God and the field, therefore pray and meditate often. My meditation and prayer periods are most wonderful, namely because I combine these rituals with other protocols. I meditate in mineral and essential oil baths, while in nature while doing moxibustion or acupuncture, and while soaking in a jacuzzi, sauna or natural hot springs. In every case, my meditation and prayer extravaganza reset my spiritual clock, and ‘clean my slate’.
This is where I deviate a bit from Deepak’s book. I place the Law of Pure Potentiality last simply because I do not believe that one can reach this spiritual plateau without adhering to all of the other laws.
Before I was able to reach the realm, I had a significant amount of soul searching and spirit work to do. This resurrection of spirit took me through a deep examination of each of the other laws: Detachment, Giving & Receiving, Intention & Desire, Least Effort, Dharma, and Karma, leading me ultimately to abide by these principles.
After years of living according to these six principles, I could feel that I was changing. I could feel my world, my thoughts, ideas, creativity, and affluence popping in my life ‘like water drops on hot grease’. I embraced miracles, the impossible, and defying odds, and I did.
Through abiding by the principles I lived according to a higher vibration than most and had my share of encounters with others whose energy clashed with mine, often for no apparent reason. They clearly knew ‘something was different’ about me, and I felt it too.
Living according to the Seven Laws of Spiritual Success for over 15 years, along with facing seemingly insurmountable challenges, were key elements to my spiritual transformation.
Three Of The Other Six Laws of Spiritual Success
Here is a recap of three of the six spiritual laws that I’ve covered so far. They are obviously in a different order than is presented in the book. I feel that you must progress on the second through seventh laws presented before moving the Pure Potentiality. The good thing about the book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, is that you can read it in any order and as many times as you desire.
The Law of Pure Potentiality will be the focus of the remainder of this post. If you follow each of the laws below, including finding and striving to sustain your life in a vibration of pure potentiality, you will be poised for a joyful life.
That’s where you want to be, in the field of pure potentiality!
Kevy’s 6th – Deepak’s 7th – LAW OF DHARMA – The Law of Dharma refers to one’s duty in this life. Your dharma varies according to your class, your family, and the time of your life.
Here are the 3 Components of the Law of Dharma
- To live ‘Dharmically’ you must first discover your spiritual self. This is your true self. This requisite is important because divine spirit defined our purpose and leads us to fulfill it. Our ego-self will be misguided by money, control, and notoriety. Our spirit self-will calibrates us in the direction that God wants us to go. Meet the spiritual version of you through meditation and prayer, regularly.
- Then, with this spiritual sense of yourself reflect on your talents and the things that you enjoy. Think about the things on which others repeatedly compliment you. What about those hobbies, tasks, or projects that cause you to lose your sense of time, what are they? Your Dharma will lie somewhere in this reflection. Ask God for the answer.
- The most important aspect of Dharma is evolving from ego or self-reference to one of compassion for others. When solidifying your Dharma, it has to meet one final test before it becomes official. You must ask yourself, ‘Given my spiritual growth, and acknowledged special talents, how can I use this talent to help others?”
The third step in the process is critical.
LAW OF KARMA – The Law of Karma is NOT an eye-for-an-eye type of petty justice, but rather is a divine intelligence which governs and guides. This divine intelligence keeps a constant watch over all our deeds good and bad.
Kevy’s 4th – Deepak’s 3rd – Law of Karma:
The Law of Karma is NOT an eye-for-an-eye type of petty justice, but rather is a divine intelligence which governs and guides. This divine intelligence keeps a constant watch over all our deeds good and bad.
“I see the law of Karma the way I look at banking. I make as many deposits as possible, and few withdrawals from the Karmic Bank. Eventually, my balance increases, and I’m paid with dividends and interest.” – Kevy Michaels
LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE – The Law of Intention and Desire asks that you make a list of all your desires, and carry this list with you wherever you go. Look at this list before going into silence and meditation. Look at it before you go to sleep at night. Look at it when I wake up in the morning.
Kevy’s 3rd – Deepak’s 5th – Law of Intention and Desire:
The Law of Intention and Desire asks that you make a list of all your desires, and carry this list with you wherever you go. Look at this list before going into silence and meditation. Look at it before you go to sleep at night. Look at it when I wake up in the morning.
“Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment . . . intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.” – Deepak Chopra
LAW OF GIVING AND RECEIVING – The Law of Giving and Receiving states that the universe is in a constant state of exchange and flow, and that Giving and Receiving works within this constant state of exchange. They both expend on the outward flow of each other. Giving and Receiving are actually contrasting aspects of the same energy flow. One should not be separated from the other.
Kevy’s 1st – Deepak’s 2nd – Law of Giving and Receiving:
The Law of Giving and Receiving states that the universe is in a constant state of exchange and flow, and that Giving and Receiving works within this constant state of exchange. They both expend on the outward flow of each other. Giving and Receiving are actually contrasting aspects of the same energy flow. One should not be separated from the other.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38
1st spiritual law of success by Deepak Chopra – 170 views – Link Media – Published on Mar 23, 2017
From the smallest to the largest, from the atom to the cosmos, the Universe operates through the Seven Spiritual Laws. Learn how to apply these laws in your daily life and make all your dreams come true 🌟 For the next seven days, let’s apply the first law: the Law of Pure Potentiality to gain access to the field of infinite possibilities 🌈 (content extracted from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra)
Deepak Chopra The law of pure potentiality If you know this you fulfill any dream you have – 357 views – Hattie Pierce – Published on Aug 2, 2017
Deepak Chopra – The law of pure potentiality – If you know this you fulfill any dream you have ————————- About Deepak Chopra: Deepak Chopra.
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