YOU will not grow if you sit
in a beautiful flower garden,
but you will grow if you are sick,
if you are in pain, if you experience losses, and if you do not put your head in the sand, but take the pain and learn to accept it,
not as a curse or a punishment but as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose.
One of the core concepts the Living in Alignment Model promotes is that all of the conditions, events, issues, problems, experiences, and challenges in life (i.e., circumstances) have the “inherent potential” of providing us with maximum benefit.
I use the term “inherent potential” because you won’t be able to recognize these benefits until you train your mind to get out of the way. Many people have a tendency to place life circumstances into categories of good or bad; right or wrong; positive or negative and reject those they deem to be bad, wrong or negative. If this is the case, you are likely caught up in the impact that these circumstances are having upon you and your life.
What if it is true that our lives are intended to be a series of transformative experiences “?” As you train your mind to focus on the benefits (which I describe as insights, gifts, lessons) the validity of this concept will be revealed.
Examining the impact of how the circumstances occurring in your life is important/ necessary in order to validate the experiences you’re having. However, once this is addressed, you will want to focus on the symbolic interpretation of these circumstance by focusing on the bigger picture view (the big scheme of your life) to see how they are actually serving/ benefitting you.
By being receptive to all of life circumstances, you can become increasingly aware of their significance along with tuning into the workings of Source energy in your life.
Examining the circumstances in your life to determine how they are benefiting
you (such as recognizing solutions in problems, gifts in challenges, and possibilities in conflicts) are skills that the LIA approach provides, please go to my website and check out the LIA Skill Base: www.DarcyClarke.us
MIND is consciousness
which has put on limitations.
~Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Core Concepts of the Living in Alignment Model are intentionally offered from a ‘What if it is true?’ perspective.
I do not present the Core Concepts as a set of beliefs, nor do I advocate swapping one set of beliefs for another. Instead, you are encouraged to question and test out the validity of the Core Concepts for yourself in order to determine their practicality, effectiveness, and reliability.
The Core Concepts of the Living in Alignment Model are viewed as working hypotheses. I recommend that you allow yourself to have a subjective or direct experience of whatever it is that your mind is questioning.
Having an intellectual understanding of the Living in Alignment Core Concepts is important, and is usually necessary in order for your mind to take down its defenses. When your mental defenses are removed, you are ready to have direct experiences and be more available to track the interplay of these concepts in the co-creation of your life.
The more externally resourced you are, the more your mind will tend to require objective proof from outside authorities.
You are encouraged to substantiate the validity of the Living in Alignment Core Concepts by having direct experiences of them.
The Living in Alignment approach will assist you to examine your conditioning (beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, expectations, behaviors) to determine which ones are limiting you or causing unnecessary suffering and getting in your way of thriving and living up to your greatest potential, along with offering a skill base to modify or replace unwanted conditioning.
The Living in Alignment approach will assist you to develop a personal life philosophy that is both life-affirming and congruent with universal principles (what is true in the universe).
Some of the Core Concepts of the Living in Alignment Model are listed below:
For a complete list of LIA core concept please visit my web site www. darcyclarke.us
Living in Alignment is much more than a theoretical framework to view life, it is a viable way of living life!
It is practical, effective, and reliable. The concepts presented are intended to be tested subjectively. From the perspective of Living in Alignment, it is your birthright to experience living in alignment - to have a personal relationship with your spiritual self.
Everyone is living in alignment to a lesser or greater extent in their daily lives.
When you listen to and follow the guidance and promptings (via your intuition) from your spiritual self you are living in alignment. Listening to and following the guidance/ promptings from your spiritual self is always advantageous, no exceptions! Likewise, when you tune out and/or don’t follow this guidance you will always regret not doing so. The truth of this proposition will be revealed as you reflect upon your life choices and decisions.
The Living in Alignment body of work has been developed to assist you to access Source energy within yourself, to form a partnership with it, and to have a conscious living experience of this vital relationship within your daily life.
The Living in Alignment body of work will assist you to move out of tribal consciousness (where following a leader is the norm) and experience a direct and personal connection with Source energy via your relationship with your Soul (or whatever name you use to refer to your spiritual self).
Living in Alignment fosters an interdependent relationship with Source energy as an alternative to either depending on religious leaders to administer to your spiritual needs or disowning your innate spirituality.
Your Soul needs your human self to be its hands and feet (or its agent), while your human self needs your Soul to gain access to the ‘bigger picture’ of your life.
For more information on the Living in Alignment approach please visit www.darcyclarke.us
Many people think of spirituality as synonymous with religion, and because of this have inadvertently and unknowingly attempted to disconnect from their spirituality because they don’t want anything to do with religion.
In other words, many people have mistakenly associated developing their connection with Source energy as being synonymous with religion.
Many people have thrown out the baby with the bathwater when it comes to their spirituality. From the Living in Alignment perspective this is a crying shame! Our spirituality is what connects our human self with the deepest core aspect of who we are: our Soul.
Our spirituality is an integral and essential aspect of who we are. By attempting to deny or disown the existence and/or the significance of our spirituality, we are cutting ourselves off from Source energy — our life force!
Ignoring, denying, minimizing, or downplaying the significance of your spirituality are ways in which you abandon yourself, creating discord between your human self and your Soul that results in a lack of meaning and purpose in your life.
There can be no life (or no life worth living) without being conscious of your vital connection to Source energy.
The Living in Alignment body of work taps into the core of all religious experience, which is the promise of a deepening connection with Source energy, one that endures any and all hardship, condition, circumstance, and the like. Living in Alignment is inclusive of all religious experiences that endeavor to foster unity consciousness.
THE worldview of physics, the insights of parapsychology, and the purview of mysticism are essentially the same: a universe of purposeful mind ever evolving its creation toward higher consciousness.
~ Roland Gammon
For more information on the Living in Alignment approach please visit: www.darcyclarke.us.
I am a licensed holistic psychotherapist with over thirty years experience. My calling in life is to assist people to have a conscious experience of partnering with Source energy in their daily lives.