The Law of Emergence – Part Two

I’m life coach Peter Winslow. From the previous post you may remember life coach Derek Rydall’s description of the Law of Emergence:

“People may have told you that if you haven’t gotten what you want in life, you need new tools and techniques for self-improvement. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth, according to the Law of Emergence.

This towering principle states that trying to improve yourself will only delay fulfillment of your desire. Self-improvement is merely an illusion, a red herring, because the Self as it is, is fully complete.

Your talents, abilities and circumstances may improve, but who you are at your core is already perfect. And just as an acorn contains the mighty oak tree within its shell, you already have everything necessary to fulfill your destiny.”

Unfortunately, most people have been led to believe otherwise. Nearly everybody sees themselves as lacking in some way, victims of circumstance, beholden to conditions in the outside world which determine what they will receive in life.

Derek teaches to imagine yourself as a seed. Within the seed is your destiny, and your first mission is to cultivate the conditions which allow it to flow in harmony.

When you realize this inner harmony as an intrinsic part of who you are, no limitations in the material world can stop your “inner oak tree” from emerging to fulfill its unique perfection.

Rydall writes that: “…As we tap into our larger Self, we will create opportunity, relations, and wealth ‘out there’ — but what is really happening is a greater manifestation of the inner Self.”

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The Law of Emergence – Part One

I’m Peter Winslow. As a life coach in private practice I’ve counseled a lot of people on what it takes to be authentically healthy and abundant. Most people I meet who haven’t achieved what they want in life feel that some form of self-improvement is what they most need.

Not so, according to life coach Derek Rydall, coiner of the “Law of Emergence.” His principle maintains that believing you need to improve yourself is the biggest block to your fulfillment.

Derek says that a belief in so-called “self-improvement” only leads to a feeling that we’re somehow broken, or that we are less than we really are.

So “self-improvement” is an illusion, a pernicious misconception, because the Self is already perfect, whole and complete. You may seek to improve your talents, abilities and circumstances, but at your core you are perfect as you are, and as you are becoming.

The Law of Emergence maintains that just as an acorn conceals the mighty oak tree within it, your true Self contains its own highest purpose. In time, that purpose will emerge organically, and more powerfully than you have so far imagined.

Seeking self-improvement is misguided folly that can breed feelings of inadequacy—which then require even more “self-improvement.” It becomes a vicious cycle, like trying to dig one’s way out of a deeper and deeper hole.

1536-12492745612RynIf an acorn could think, would it try to be good enough to become what it already is—the mighty oak? And how about the caterpillar? Should it strive to look prettier so it can become a beautiful butterfly?

It’s time you knew that, like the acorn and the caterpillar, you already have everything you need to be the ideal you. And this awareness, this quality of being, is what will determine the quality of your life. –Peter Winslow