The Four Agreements (in a Nutshell)

There are many dreamworlds we can enter into when we fall asleep – all created by our minds. Human life can be seen as a dream. We live in a world with a collective set of beliefs, rules, laws, cultures, and rituals.

As babies, we start out with open minds, open hearts, and a more flexible sense of reality. However, due to the rote repetition of what is presented to us, we quickly become indoctrinated into the collective dream. And before you know it, everything has lost its sense of wonder and sparkle.

Eventually everything will have its own label, its place, its use, its definition, and there will be hardly any room left for our godly creativity and the ability to create our own dream, which is what is truly normal.

We are Gods in training and infused with the DNA of our Creator, but so many of us just don’t think so. Instead of following our hearts and living our own personal dreams, we live a life of mediocrity. Always upholding status quo and not living our lives to the fullest potential. We care too much of what others think of us. We don’t say what we want or what we mean. We wear masks and costumes, pretending to be something we are not, bringing with it lots of fakery, acting, and people pleasing.

If only we knew that we are Gods in training… If we could only be ourselves…

The question lies in who you think you are. Your self image is an agreement that takes complete control over your thoughts and actions. So it’s best to get it straight. What you believe about yourself will always determine the outcome of your experience. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are always right.

To chase away the limiting beliefs, it will be necessary to instill new habits and thought patterns, which will become the new agreements within your mind – agreements we all make to ourselves.

In his book The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz gives us four unique agreements which can have a powerful effect when implemented into your life. These agreements are about having power over yourself, which ultimately affects your actions and habits in order to step out of the collective dream and begin to create the life that you want.

1- BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Your word is law and what you say, is what becomes. Words have power to create and destroy. Therefore, respect the words that come out of your mouth and choose them wisely. Speak with integrity, don’t be a flake, say only what you mean, and do not use your words to lie and speak against yourself or others.

The words communicated to you will also impact you. Politicians and the media know this all too well. So be careful of the words you are consuming and filter what you allow into your subconscious mind. Stay vigilant and do not agree to those words that dis-empower you or give way to victim mentality.

This is more than just about being honest. You have to be willing to be open and speak from the heart. Your word is an expression of your internal being and becomes the energy you put out into the universe. Again, we are all Gods in training. Your word is your wand and always infused with your intentions. All that you say helps to create your reality and the world around you.

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So wave your wand wisely and place your attention on the things that are positive and constructive. Become conscious of how your words are impacting others. Influence yourself by being impeccable with your own words to yourself. Anytime we use words in a way that’s not completely in alignment with truth and love, we are harming ourselves and potentially others. Will you use your words as black magic, or will you use them to create a most beautiful world around you? The choice is always up to you.

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2- DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you. What they do is a projection of their reality and who they think they are. So how on earth could you be a victim? You are a God in training! Who’s got time for that victim shit!

People can do what they want. They can say what they want. They can say mean things to you. They can say mean things about you. But who says you have to react with hurt and anger? Who says you have to react at all? If your feelings are hurt, it can only be because you believe in what they said. You don’t have to buy into anyone’s reality, because after all it’s not about what others think. It’s about what you think.

There will be many times you will benefit by listening to what others have to say about you, but it’s never a reason to feel guilty, resentful, or embarrassed. It’s never a reason to disregard the beautiful being that you are by shitting on yourself.

Many people walk around with feelings of inadequacy and simply cannot keep from lashing out from time to time. That’s not your business nor is it your problem!

It’s only when you know yourself that others do not have the power to push your buttons. It’s only when you know you are a God in training that you will not take anything personally.

What other people say or think about you is none of your business.

3- DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Assumptions usually set us up for a world of hurting and tomfoolery. How many times have we created dramas out of nothing? This is how we suffer mentally and emotionally. We hear what we want to hear and see things as we want to see them without checking facts, not to mention getting delusional and creating fantasies. We assume people should know what we think and want, then get all worked up when they don’t do what we want. Uh… First of all people are not mind readers. Second, they are not your genie in a bottle to grant your every wish!

When in doubt, always ask for clarification. You can always confirm things by repeating back what someone has said to you. Communication is key. So ask questions and express what you want. Then wait for the response. If others are in agreement, great! If not, then great too! At least you know.

Answers are what you want, not the compliance. So don’t be afraid of asking questions. Don’t get scared of rejection. Don’t shy away from criticism. And learn how to agree to disagree with others.

One last thing – We understand what you believe to be true is so. But always check to make sure that what you know is true and not some made up concoction from the depths of your mind or some lie that you’ve been spoon-fed by the media, your government, your clergy, or your beloved schoolteacher. Take the responsibility to clarify things for yourself. Do your own research, and begin the process of freeing your mind from all the illusions and false realities you’ve been indoctrinated with since birth.

When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME.

4- ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your life is unique and everyday will look different for each and everyone of us. Your life is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn and to grow by making the most of what you’ve been given. Who cares if you don’t have everything you want? Who cares if you don’t have it all figured out yet? Who cares if you’re not perfect? Your best at the present moment is all that is needed and all that matters.

No, the stars do not have to be perfectly aligned for you to make the most of what you have. As the old saying goes, there is a time and season to every purpose. Know that your best will always vary at different points in your life. Some days you may be burdened with responsibility. Some days you may not be feeling well. And some days you are just bursting with joy, excitement, and are full of energy! Simply do your best, no matter what the circumstances and know that you’ve already been given the tools that will take you to the next level of your journey. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you make use of your tools. That perfection may never come and the longer you wait, the slimmer the opportunity.

You can’t get something for nothing.

The universe sends out a reward only when you choose to multiply what you already have. Accept and embrace your current circumstance. By being grateful for your experience, your lessons, and your opportunity, you will always do your best at every moment.

So put away the grief, the bitterness, and give some props to yourself.

Know that when you choose to do your best at all times, there will be no room left for any disappointment or regrets in your life.

Lady Miss Neptune, and thank you for joining me today!

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