Issue 173 – The Way to Raise Your Life Level

The Sure Way to Raise Your Life Level

By Guy Finley

Almost every kind of unhappy feeling is the result of mistaking the partial for the whole. What this means is that when we don’t see the whole picture, we are likely to act in a way that is self-defeating. One example of this would be that terrible sinking feeling that comes with learning too late, after you’ve become upset, that things weren’t the way you were so sure they had been. That, in fact, it was you who had misjudged or misunderstood the person or event; and now that you can see the whole situation, there is no reason at all to be angry or sad, anxious or afraid.

How many times have we regretted some thoughtless action on our part once we found out all of the facts? This is what we must do: gather all of the facts. I promise you that everything can be explained. Nothing that happens to you or through you need ever go without your understanding why. You can be self-enlightened instead of self-frightened. You have a choice. This discovery that you can always choose in favour of yourself is real excitement.

You do not have to accept your present life-level. Life-level is what determines whether you sail through this life or sink in it. At present, it may seem to you as if there are times when you don’t have much choice in your own life. I want you to know that this is a lie. This temporary feeling of being trapped is part of your current life-level, where you sincerely feel as though your choices are limited. Again, I want you to know this is simply not true. There is always a choice.

The problem is that most men and women insist upon their choices. You must see this. Your present life-level has been determined by the choices you have already made. Why go back to the same field of choices? You already suspect that it will yield no real harvest of happiness. Go ahead and confirm your suspicion. Nothing bad will happen to you. In fact, only something good can occur once you stop clinging to useless ideas. You could say that your new choice is to stop choosing for yourself from yourself. This is the first necessary step for changing your life-level. Here is something to help you see the wisdom of your new and higher choice.

If your choices so far have left you feeling dissatisfied and incomplete, you must stop blaming your selections and see that the problem lies with the chooser — you! You and what happens to you every day are the reflections of your life-level. We are wrongly led to believe that life makes us into the kind of person we are. The truth is that the kind of person we are, our life-level, makes life what it is for us! This is why nothing can really change for us until we see that our unhappiness isn’t connected with the event, it is the level of it. Let’s look at this a little more deeply.

We believe that we meet events and that those events are good or bad, pleasurable or punishing. In other words, our feelings are the reflections of what happens to us moment to moment. That’s why, while acting from our current life-level, our first choice whenever we feel distressed is always to try and change the condition we blame for making us feel that way. The belief being that by changing our unhappy surroundings we will bring an end to our unhappiness. This has never really worked, and it never really will because the unpleasant or unhappy condition was not the event but your reaction to it.

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What does this new knowledge mean to you? Everything! It means:

1. You can let go of those resentful feelings toward your job, because the treadmill isn’t what you are doing but the way you are thinking.

2. You can let go of trying to change other people, because you are what is bothering you about them.

3. You can let go of the fear of unforeseen changes or challenges, because the only thing you really ever have to face is yourself.

Best of all, you can let go of the impossible and unbelievably self-punishing task of thinking that you are responsible for the way the world turns. The only world you are responsible for is your inner-world — the world of your thoughts and feelings, impulses and desires. Your life-level is determined by how clearly you can see into this inner-world. This new kind of seeing is safety and ultimately the root of all self-success, because when you know where not to step, your walk through life is a safe and happy one.

You wouldn’t go over to your neighbour’s kitchen to fix your broken sink. Why try and change your outer world when it is only a reflection of your inner life? Do not try to change the external world. Change your own attitudes and viewpoints. When you change yourself, you change the world as far as you are concerned, for you are your own world. Here is a simple way to say all of this: The inner determines the outer.

This is not as difficult to understand as it may appear at first. Let’s take an example. If a person writing a letter misspells a word, the error starts in his mind, after which it appears on paper. He cannot possibly correct the paper until his mind is corrected first. If he does not clarify his mind, the error must repeat itself on paper endlessly. No doubt you see the parallel here with human problems. People try to correct exterior mistakes instead of correcting the way they think, which leaves them lost, because unknowingly they are still chained to a mistake-making machine. That is why it is so important to understand this lesson. Your discontentment with life is with your understanding — your life-level — not with what your understanding has brought to you. Trying to change your life without first changing your life-level is like trying to convince yourself that a merry-go-round has a destination. If you are tired of going around and around, remember you can get off whenever you choose.

Truthful principles such as these are here to assist you in making this Higher choice by helping you to increase your self-understanding. This elevated understanding in turn raises your life-level. As you raise your life-level, you will see that you have effortlessly raised the way in which you react to every event. Then the whole world begins to slow down for you because you now understand it wasn’t this life that was making you dizzy… it was your thinking.


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Quick Tip

Let’s talk more about raising your life level – one of the BEST ways to do this is to ask yourself, “What is the next level from here for me?” This can sometimes be confusing because we become tempted to try to jump to the highest level right off the bat. Yet, if you are constantly asking “What is the next level?” and then the next and so on, you are always expanding and growing.

Try it – look at 1 specific area of your life and ask “What is the next level here?” And here’s a tip, the next level should make you feel excited and a little uncomfortable – if it only makes you feel uncomfortable, you are looking out too far ahead.

Remember, excitement and a little discomfort is what makes up the next level ALWAYS! Once you know what the next level is, then you can focus your attention and inspired action in that direction.

28 Responses to “Issue 173 – The Way to Raise Your Life Level”

  1. Manuel V. Simao says:

    This is really the most wonderful gift in my life, as it came poping into my life just when I needed it, words won’t discribe what I’m really trying to say but, as it is something that is coming out from my inner self I believe that you will understand what I mean and how greatful Iam. A lot of things has already changed in my life so far, I’ve alot to say but I’ll stop for now. I’m seeing changes every single minute as am writing this.

  2. joe moriarty says:

    I liked this article regarding life levels, particularly the final tip. Getting to the next level should be in manageable increments characterized by both excitement and a dose of discomfort.
    Joe Moriarty

  3. Adele Bantle says:

    Very helpful and encouraging post. I just love this kind of article. Looking forward to more.

  4. Eric A says:

    I would like some feed back on how to get past negative thoughts. I am going through a divorce and I would like help with letting go of my belief that it is all my fault. I read your e-mails and they help but want to take it to the next level. can you help? I have never replied to something like this before.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Eric! Thanks for trusting me enough to ask your question – and I very much appreciate you sharing as I am sure many of the amazing folks in the Law of Attraction Key community will benefit from what you asked as well!

      Getting past negative thoughts is a matter of flipping the coin. This is what I mean – every emotion is one side of a coin and on the other side is the opposite emotion. When you are on the negative side of the coin, it is time to flip the coin by giving focus to the positive side. So how do you do that? In the case of your question – I suggest you start to focus on what you did right in your relationship – this isn’t an attempt to justify, it is an exercise in seeing all you do that you are excited about. What are you good at in relationships (even if they are small things – answer this question) give thanks for your natural strengths within relationships (ALL relationships) and you flip the coin. And THAT is all that matters!

  5. Britt says:

    Hi Kristen, you have a lot of wisdom and I am very grateful for having been introduced to your words through Christy Whitman; another genuinely, compassionate person in my estimation. I have been on a major learning curve since 1989. It has been difficult to overcome my regimented past but have been making some big shifts in the past 2 years. I am now a certified Life Coach…it is difficult to overcome this sense of fear for people in authority .that I have struggled with my whole life. It stems from being a highly sensitive person growing up in a; at the time, closed minded family and authoritative environment. Any words of wisdom?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Britt! Thanks for being here! And yes, Christy Whitman is one of my favorite people 🙂

      When it comes to fear of authority, I suggest you look for a perspective shift – when you see someone in authority in the way you are describing you are seeing them as above you or more valuable than you. So I suggest you begin each day reminding yourself of YOUR value – you are 100% valuable – there is no need to compare yourself to others to determine where you stand in value. You are valuable! 🙂

  6. Suraj says:

    Absolutely awesome stuff. Our natural state of being is to remain happy. Such articles should be read almost daily to alter the way of thinking and as the thinking pattern shifts, so does our surrounding.

  7. Lorne Lazenby says:

    So good to hear from Guy Finley again – he was one who started my education into spiritual issues at least 17 years ago. I have many of his books and tapes. This article is great. Thanks.

  8. Virginia says:

    Two sayings come to mind: “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting a different result” AND “ask yourself: what is my next best step?”.
    This article laid out these concepts quite well.

  9. atul srivastava says:

    I have a great feeling when I go through yours motivational matter. .I had my up bringing with negative vibes my thinking has. been conditioned very negatively by close relatives. Man proposes God disposes. These types of thoughts have been inserted in my mind .I have low self esteem. Now I am acompanied with a positive life partner forever.

  10. Marjorie says:

    Wow. This came at the perfect time. Going thru some rough times but so true looking at the big picture it will work out

  11. Shawn Sargent says:

    Thank you for this critical message. It is invaluable for me at this point in my life.

    I want meaning full work, but have significant barriers to get said work.
    Or I may go into business for my self.

    Problem is though, I need to make two thousand a month, to afford basic bills.

    Also: I clearly am effected by a scarcity mentality, really need to learn how to exorcise that beast first and foremost.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Shawn!

      I am so glad this resonated with you. Remember, the Universe doesn’t respond to what you are thinking about, it responds to your vibration. Your job then is to always move to a slightly higher vibration and so on. You don’t need to do it in a huge leap – you can progress up the scale. All that matters is that you feel slightly better and then slightly better and then slightly better…you get the idea!

  12. paula says:

    I really enjoyed this article today beacause I have taken a step to change by life and made a move to another city, after finding a connection to what I really enjoy. It has been scary but exciting at the same time but feels right from within myself to have done this adventure.

  13. Steven says:

    The energy of the mind, is the essence of life.

  14. angela says:

    Thank you I love reading articles that keep me on track for me the best was reading the tip very useful thank you

  15. Marie says:

    This is very inspiring. I wish I had changed my way of thinking years ago, I would have saved myself so much anger, feelings of insecurity and unhappiness.

    I am now on the path of a new way of thinking (it is a work in progress) I have to remind myself when I am tempted to react negatively or impatiently that my previous thoughts and action did not work nor did anything to enhance my life.

    I am learning to forgive myself and be at peace with myself. It is no use trying to understand others, understand yourself.

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