From a Blog by Eric Davis, Edited a bit by GDBLU
|Eric is my brother. |
Below is a post he had done. I modified it a bit as brothers talk about wonderful things. I remember when Eric became a Seal, I remember how and why it all happened. I remember all that he had read, and internalized and how he used the tools given him. I remember how visualization and intention were mastered by Eric. I mean mastered.
I remember the day my younger brother became my elder brother. As Eric became “The Eric” the one Eric on the one Path Eric is meant to be one. He will call it a state of flow. I see him live in a state of flow. I to to have adapted that phrase for myself GDBLU seeks to live in his state of flow as he watches his brother Eric hold onto his “Iron Rod” Eric surpassed the Phantom Thread which GDBLU speaks of. there is a clear difference between “holding on by a Thread” and “Holding on by The Iron Rod”.
As you read my edits to Eric’s work I refer to a “Phantom thread” Which is where I find myself. Eric as you will read will help you and I find our threads that we should follow, then turn our threads into “the Iron Rod” and we shall become “the GDBLU” as you become “The Hero Of your Life” Someone has to be the hero! why not you?
As Eric is offering….. below…
Last week we talked about the fact there are Superhumans Among Us. They’re the people out there globally elevating personal and professional standards in ways that will continue to rob us of the very time, money, energy and creativity, that we all require to both discover as well as live out our purpose on this planet so that we can lead others to do the same.
Eric, offered up a solution to this, which was to join the ranks of these superhuman performers, but I also acknowledged that most people don’t believe, or probably better said is, forgot that they have the capacity to perform at such levels within them.
So, Eric, offered a test for such capacity and I offered to do it in a way that will not only begin to demystify the process of performing at superhuman levels, but Eric, will also show some of you where you’ve likely gotten stuck on your personal journey to such levels.
Now I consider this test… A Matter of Life or Death… …because if you’ve been seduced into trying to live a life that is too far beyond your situation and self (mentally, physically and / or financially) you could end up spending the rest of your life experiencing constant feelings of both frustration and inadequacy. And if you’ve been trapped into living a life that is too far below your situation and self (mentally, physically and / or financially) your life will reek of dissatisfaction and regret.
So whether you’re living in fantasy land or leisure land, the consequences to yourself and those around you are equally as bad because neither leads to an authentic life of purpose and passion. So to conduct this test I’m going to bring you into what is called… The Hero’s Journey
The Hero’s Journey is an ancient pattern of narrative that was discovered and written about by an American scholar named Joseph Campbell. Now this pattern has become well known in the story telling world, but It was also a pattern that I immediately recognized as our own personal story. Each of us are becoming hero’s. The Phantom Thread (GDBLU) would like to add is this journey has a thread that passes through you to all scripture, and your true path in life. Struggles then are simply caused by seeking to step on or try to follow someone else’s Phantom Thread. Stress and anxiety and the state of “flow” we all seek simply comes by finding and following your personal Phantom Thread.
Not only did this pattern wake Eric up to the fact that I had become stuck in life, but it also revealed what I needed to do to become unstuck and Eric knows it will do the same for you.
You see. The reason this pattern is so widely used in storytelling and creating movies like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, the Matrix and so many others, is because us humans can deeply relate to it. We love and feel even in a move that state of flow the hero finds him or her self in as they grab on tight to their personal phantom thread. (GDBLU)
We deeply relate to it because it mirrors the real lives of those of us who are trying to do something or go somewhere beyond our current self and situation. Now the details of each journey might be a little different, but the fundamental phases, characters and sequences of challenges, triumphs and failures are universally shared by everyone with ambition.
Now one of the things that is always the same in every story is that they all have and start with a hero, in this case “You” are the hero your story starts with.
It is for that reason that you must start this test by first… Redefining & Self Identifying As a Hero And this is important because if you don’t self-identify as a hero, which is someone who causes things to happen, we have no other choice but to self-identify as a victim, which is someone who has things happen to them. (as children of God our Father we were created to act and not to be acted upon) GDBLU
As you now know. Or perhaps are about to find out. Good lives never just happen. They are always caused. The power of intention is widely written about. If we simply add the scriptures to the metiphisical thought that fails everyone, we have a thought to create on purpose with purpose and and holding to out personal Phantom Thread we move forward in that “state of flow”. Like a clear single note played perfectly on a gutar is how I first found it or identified the perfection I hold within be. I also then found that I am not complete as my single purpose has yet to simply become who I was created to be. part of me is attached to to my Savior, the key then seems to fully attach to the Phantom Thread and become whom I was created to be…
So traditionally we define a hero as someone who has gone out and risked everything to achieve great deeds on the behalf of others.
It is right here, at the very beginning, that most of us get disqualified. Seriously… how many of us are “achieving great deeds on the behalf of others”? GDBLU – Then what is lost is you have stepped off of your personal Phantom Thread that God made just for you. Peaceful, love, courage, strength, righteousness, and welding the sword of Righteousness in defense of the innocent.
We All want to achieve great things for ourselves, our egos, our pride, or at best to fulfill an obligation to avoid some sort of guilt; but to go out and risk everything to achieve something great so that we can give it over to others?
Now that’s a big step, a step onto your path, your personal Phantom Thread, but that’s where the first test and breakthrough is, and I don’t mean transforming from selfish to selfless, we’ve still got a bunch of dying to self and resurrecting to do before we can even talk about that one.
The breakthrough I’m referring to is… The Stepping You see. I eventually realized that a hero is NOT someone who HAS risked everything to achieve a great deed on the behalf of others, but is someone who is simply and intentionally STEPPING through a journey that can lead to such greatness. I realized that all I needed to do to become the hero in my own life was to simply commit to the next step no matter how small. Stepping onto your life’s path, your personal Phantom Thread is the only way to truly find happiness and fulfilment.
My brother Eric is a wonderful example as he experienced the same thing in SEAL training. Eric made it through because Eric believed that he was already a SEAL. GDBLU will add Eric Knew he was a Seal as Eric found himself on his personal Phantom Thread.
Every step Eric took Eric took with the power of intention as his phantom thread had brought to him, then His Thread Corrected the Meyiphisical “hope” into a prayerful intention for a good purpose and then as Eric did his humanly best, as any parent would do, Eric felt invincible in his task as he was on his Phantom Thread, and an invisible hand of help held him up and pressed him forward to him it was a natural state of flow, but the reality was Eric had tapped into the power of his purpose, his Phantom Thread leading to his Father, so while Eric did his best his Father held him up “by his righteous omnipotent hand”. Eric then experienced something most of us just dream of. Eric touched the vail, as he passed and Eric both confirmed that reality of his path, his Phantom Thread, as well as produced it.
I can remember looking down at my boots as I’d run and say to myself, those are my feet. Those are the feet of a SEAL running. You see. It was the belief that I was already a SEAL that gave me what I needed to become one.
And I know this sounds overly simplistic and even kind of child-like, because a single step is such a small commitment to make and easy action to take. But don’t all journeys and dreams start with a single and simple step? And here’s what will keep you up at night. Don’t we quit all journeys and dreams by simply not taking the next simple and small step?
Here’s your First Test. Can you believe your own promise to keep stepping? if you have at least that much faith in yourself, can you accept that it is that very small step that makes you the hero in your own life? And can you accept that as “The Hero” in your own life, you are now the cause of it?
You then are the author of all things to come? Only if you at least open to the idea of giving all that you’ve learned (Your Phantom Thread which touches all you have ever done, and leads to your personal path as a hero in your life. Then you can and will create the same to others?
If the answer was yes then… Welcome to the fringe! Eric [_] In my next paper I’ll start taking you through the very journey that I take members of Tribe 215 through. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of what is possible and begin to learn about the strategies, structures and habits that we use in the tribe.
Hold to the Iron Rod. It is your path and your happiness. Let Eric show you how to live in peace, righteousness, and without fear or anxiety .
Learn to Act instead of being Acted Upon. To this and for this were you created. Follow a master to lead you to your Iron Rod.
I have a few men I know that I can honestly say I want to be like them when I grow up. Eric is one of them. My Son Matt is another. My other children soon will be for that is (GDBLU’S) Mission and only purpose in life to save his loved ones. To be their hero