What are problems anyway? How do we deal with them?? And what’s neutrality got to do with it???
The Power of Neutrality is a transformational tool that plays a crucial role in the process of manifesting desired outcomes when faced with a problem or challenging situation.
Let’s explore what problems really are and how The Power of Neutrality can turn every problem into an evolutionary catalyst that perfectly supports your soul’s and life’s purpose.
Problems, What Problems?
When people talk about their problems they often describe them as negative experiences that are a great inconvenience, if not downright catastrophes. Google’s dictionary definition is
“a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome”
For some people that’s exactly what they are, because that’s how they perceive them, and perception is everything.
But a problem to a mathematician or a physicist is an intellectual challenge or an enigma to be solved.
“A question to be considered, solved, or answered”
Instead of being unwelcome a problem can lead to an exciting process of discovery that leads to growth in our understanding, capability and knowledge.
“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” Lee Iacocca
How Do We Deal With Them?
We can choose to perceive problems as negative – a source of trouble or worry to be resisted, suffered, and endured; or we can view them positively as welcome challenges and recognize them as evolutionary catalysts for our ultimate benefit and spiritual growth.
If we see problems as negative we are in ‘victim” mode. If we approach them positively we become empowered creators of our desired outcome.
Easier said than done? Not with The Power of Neutrality in your toolkit.
What is The Power of Neutrality?
The Power of Neutrality is probably the most powerful tool for developing conscious empowerment.
The definition of Neutrality is:
“Every situation is neutral. It is meaningless until we assign a value to it, which can be positive, neutral or negative.”
The concept of neutrality is not new. It is referred to by many spiritual teachers and philosophers, but its power is often understated.
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Neutrality is the master method for consciously creating your perception of events and situations; in other words for controlling your thoughts and emotional response.
Have you heard the story about the Zen Master and the little boy?…
The boy’s father bought him a horse for his fourteenth birthday and everyone in the village said, “Isn’t that wonderful, the boy got a horse?” and the Zen Master said, “We’ll see.”
A couple of years later the boy fell from his horse, badly breaking his leg and everyone in the village said, “How awful, he won’t be able to walk properly.” The Zen Master said, “We’ll see.”
Then, a war broke out and all the young men had to go and fight, but this young man couldn’t because his leg was still messed up and everyone said, “How wonderful!” The Zen Master said, “We’ll see.”
The Zen Master was demonstrating The Power of Neutrality by reserving judgment of individual situations. As Eckhart Tolle said in the earlier quote “It is what it is”, or to use a favorite of mine, “Is that so?” which represents no judgment and awareness plus acceptance of the present moment.
Let’s look at this from a slightly different perspective…
Problems are Evolutionary Catalysts
I would guess that you can remember very significant events in your past that at the time seemed like disasters, but which, with hindsight, were triggers that led to dramatic improvements in your circumstances, state of consciousness, personal or spiritual development and so on.
I know I can. I’ve experienced many evolutionary catalysts which have brought me to who and where I am today.
Specific events happened that supported my soul purpose and my life purpose, some of which appeared to be negative when judged in isolation, but which delivered important lessons or ‘course corrections’.
So, if you recognize in hindsight that everything that happens is for your ultimate benefit, why not use The Power of Neutrality to look for the benefit in the present moment, NOW, even if you don’t yet know exactly what that benefit is?
By doing so you’ll raise your vibrational frequency, engaging the power of quantum physics making you a powerful conscious creator. Your quality of life will increase dramatically and you’ll experience joy and inner peace.
What could be better than that?
Jan Shaw – The Success Alchemist, is a Spiritual Empowerment and Intuitive Success Coach. She delivers intuitive guidance, spiritual and metaphysical teaching, plus practical life and business strategies, to support you in fulfilling your Divine Soul Mission and Life Purpose and create unstoppable success in life and business. She also hosts the Cosmic Creating Show.