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Seven Guides for Success
and
Seven Responses to Life's Challenges
by
Deepak Chopra

In these two guides Deepak Chopra lays a course for creating our abundance and maintaining long-term fulfillment.
 

THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS

I. THE LAW OF PURE POTENTIALITY

The source of all creation is pure consciousness...pure potentiality seeking expression from the un-manifest 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 the universe.

II. THE LAW OF GIVING

The universe operates through dynamic exchange...giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe.
And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

III. THE LAW OF "KARMA" OR CAUSE AND EFFECT

Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind...what we sow is what we reap.
And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

IV. THE LAW OF LEAST EFFORT

Nature's intelligence functions with effortless ease...with “carefreeness”, harmony, and love.
And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.

V. THE LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE

Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment...intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality having 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.

VI. THE LAW OF DETACHMENT

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty...in the wisdom of uncertainty lies freedom from our past, from the unknown, which is the prison of past conditioning.
And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.

VII. THE LAW OF "DHARMA" OR PURPOSE IN LIFE

Everyone has a purpose in life...a unique gift or special talent to give to others.
And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the
ultimate goal of all goals.

 

SEVEN DIFFERENT GOD RESPONSES,
RESPONDING TO LIFE'S CHALLENGES

The key to long-term fulfillment is how you respond to life’s many challenges. Expand your repertoire of responses and you will discover that by shifting your God response, you can influence the outcome of any situation or circumstance in life.
Each one reflects a distinct mode of functioning of the human nervous system, the supreme product of millions of years of biological evolution.

I. FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT

This response enables us to survive in the face of danger. It is linked to a God who wants to protect us, like a parent who looks out for the safety of a small child. We turn to this God when we perceive that our health or well being is in jeopardy.

II. REACTIVE

Beyond mere survival, we instinctively strive to exercise our power in the world: to compete, to achieve and to put our stamp on things. This is the God we invoke to champion the 'I', the 'me', and the 'mine', anticipating Divine assistance in fulfilling our personal needs, wants and desires.

III. RESTFUL AWARENESS

Rest and activity alternate in every part of the brain. This is the God of peace, who enables us to find a calm center in the midst of outward chaos. We turn to this God when we feel the outer word is swallowing us up in its endless turmoil.

IV. INTUITIVE

The God of the intuitive response supports our inner knowingness. When we respond intuitively we respond from the inside out. This is the God of understanding, acceptance and forgiveness. This response provides us insight into the deeper significance of life events.

V. CREATIVE

The human brain has the remarkable ability to invent new things and discover new facts. This creative ability appears to come from nowhere--the unknown simply gives rise to a new thought. We call this inspiration and its mirror is a Creator who made the whole world from nothingness. We turn to the God of the creative response when we are seeking innovative solutions to life's challenges.

VI. VISIONARY

The God of the visionary response is the God of light. The human nervous system is capable of accessing this response, which brings transformation, clarity, wonder, magic and healing. This is the God of miracles who reveals the higher states of consciousness available to human beings.

VII. SACRED

The human nervous system is born from a single fertilized cell that has no brain functions in it, only a speck of life. Despite the vast complexity of the nervous system that derived from this primordial cell, the brain senses its origins and essence as that speck of pure life energy. To match it, there is a God of pure being, one who doesn't think but just is. When we elicit the sacred God response, we see all of life as the cosmic play of forces, directed by a transcendent Divine intelligence.

Excerpted from Deepak Chopra’s books:

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success : A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams”
"The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"

“How to Know God : The Soul's Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries”
"How To Know God"


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