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  1. Vishnu
    November 14, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Li-ling – Where is the joke about icing !! Did I miss it 🙂 Good analogy to cake baking. That’s pretty much what life sounds like.

    I too have gone back and forth between action and visualization, spirituality and the rest. And action is important but I feel like the internal/soul-related beliefs about ourselves, our ability to see the outcomes and the positive vibrations which underlie our action matter.

    For the biggest test (exam) I’ve taken in my life, I used the visualization and loa techniques. It helped – I passed and realized this stuff works!

    Until the batter goes into the oven, we have control.

    Once it’s in, it’s all trust 🙂 And believing in a delicious, moist and yummy cake, will usually result in one.

    I’m craving cake now!


    • Li-ling
      November 18, 2013 @ 11:34 am

      Hey Vishnu, I forgot to say, it’s really good to know that I’m not the only one who yo-yos between all the possible good and right paths. 🙂


  2. Li-ling
    November 16, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    Hey Vishnu! Looking at the picture of cakes, does make you think about icing doesn’t it? 😀 And…there’s always icing.

    I absolutely agree with you about the underlying ‘work’ that needs to be done, before even starting to make that cake. I’ve been thinking about exactly that, and have been working on another post – that perhaps should have prefaced this one.

    Congratulations on passing that exam! Sounds like it was a major one.


  3. Elle
    November 17, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    Hi Li-ling – I understand completely what you’re saying, although I suspect as someone not very linear it was easier for me. I think we gather information of all kinds and sift through it, like your cake analogy sifting the flour perhaps. We keep what resonates, we distill some more. The cake goes in the oven and we realise the recipe needs tweaking, so we tweak, we gather, we sift some more.

    The big discovery for me was when I understood everything stemmed from the state of consciousness I operated in. All action stems from this state, all thoughts, all feelings and the only job I had was to choose a different state to dwell in. And that this state has within it all the actions I need to take to experience my desires, and yes, we can’t sit on our btms and expect a lorry load of goodness to show up at our door…although it might happen that way. That’s not our job.

    The ingredients for the cake are yours to choose, then we trust that it’s baked just as we requested.


    • Li-ling
      November 18, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      Hello Elle! What you say is so very true – it is all entirely a state of consciousness, getting ourselves in to the state of mind which is helpful for our wellbeing and our own progress.

      I love your analogy of sifting, because it’s so true that we are now exposed to so many possibilities. And it really has to be a case of sifting through to find the ones which feel best for us at that point in time. What I’ve noticed is that this does not mean that a discarded idea is bad, sometimes it just seems that I’m not yet ready for it.


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    January 7, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    […] Perhaps it may be true that a goal often seems, unwavering, fixed (perhaps even unhelpful) and yet simply having a system or a process without a goal, seems akin to travelling down a river, not knowing where it leads. If a baker could simply shove butter, eggs, flour and sugar together without having a cake in mind to make – it’s very unlikely that a cake will result. […]


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