Lessons from Israel – Where Are You Placing Your Attention?

One of my personal visions has been to travel the world and walk in the footsteps of some of the great teachers that have come before us and that are on the planet today; with a guru so I can really understand the commonalities in the different spiritual teachings, the science teachings, and ultimately how we create transformation. Earlier this year, my husband Jeff and I had the opportunity to do a spiritual pilgrimage in Israel which was one of my bucket list items coming true.

I wanted to bring to you one of the teachings from that trip that really has impacted me in such a powerful way. One day on our pilgrimage, we were sailing on the Sea of Galilee. If you’re familiar with the Bible stories, the Sea of Galilee is where Jesus was walking on water. A boat filled with his disciples saw him walking on water, and there was a fear. Jesus invited his disciples to come out on the water with him, and only one of them chose to do that.

Walking on the water represents us walking above our conditions in our own life. Staying on a vibration over our circumstances, over our conditions, to keep our thoughts above what could potentially sink us.

As one of the Apostles steps out on that water, he’s walking on the water. But the moment he starts looking down, which represents us looking at our conditions, circumstances, our worries, fears, or what could go wrong – he starts to sink. And that’s what happens to us. We start to spiral, and go down those negative thoughts and ideas of what could happen. We start taking different actions, maybe we start to isolate ourselves, or we start to act in a place of fear, which creates a certain result.

It was when he looked up again, which represents when we reconnect with our vision, with that power that’s breathing us, that we rise above those conditions, and we walk on the water, or we walk above our circumstances.

There is a power that’s breathing you right now that is greater than any condition, any circumstance you’re facing. But that requires us to stay connected to that higher power. To stay connected to our vision. To rise above the circumstances. And when we walk on the water of our thoughts, that’s when we create transformation.

The other powerful teaching in the stories is that there was nine disciples in the boat, but only one of them got out. And it really takes courage for us to go against the common hour thinking, the condition based thinking, which is what most people on the planet are doing today. It requires us to really be a leader in that for ourselves, for our families, for our communities. And if we want to walk on water, we first have to get out of the boat.

We understand this idea when we’re first learning how to drive. Sometimes when we’re new drivers, we tend to look at the white lines, or at the ditch, or at the thing that we don’t want to hit. What can happen is we start to drift towards what it is we are focused on. Know that wherever you’re placing your attention, whatever you’re looking at, that’s what you’re moving towards. And that’s the power of this.

It’s highly important to have that crystal-clear vision. It gives you a place to put your attention, so you’re not ending up in the ditch, so to speak.

How can you apply this into your life right now? Is there a condition or a circumstance that maybe has you sinking or drowning? It’s really important to have a vision, to have goals that you’re in love with that you can stay connected to. And as long as you’re connected to those visions, you will begin to see opportunities, you’ll have ideas that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. So this is your opportunity to really take a step outside of your boat, outside of your comfort zone, and learn to walk on that water in your own life.

Here is to you living a life you love,


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Stacey Berger

Stacey Berger

After 16 years of climbing the corporate ladder, mentoring entrepreneurs in marking, operations and finance, I made the decision in 2014 to teach success principles full time, combining my love of business and personal development.


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