InkMann Press Series–Slow Jams


 

InkMann Press–Slow Jams

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Along the journey we will experience periods where things seem to be at a standstill.  This is a time when it seems as if something physical is in the way of us moving further into our purpose. Some of us experience this period as a blockage or obstacle and we often feel stuck or get distracted. Even though we have this need to move to the other side of this experience, we sometimes lack the fortitude to do so. As days go by we slowly allow the blockage or obstacle to slow down our momentum which ultimately causes a jam in our growth process.

 

There are two ways of looking at a “standstill” moment that happens on a path of the journey. One way is to look at it through eyes that lack vision. Eyes that have no vision see this period as a stale mate thinking they haven’t won but neither has the other side. They get distracted and move on to something else momentary. The other half will feel cheated and stay stuck in the moment: never moving any further because they are afraid that what they want is not on the other side. When we’re able to comprehend what this period is for we’ll understand that all we believe, dream, and hope for is attainable and we’ll use this period like a training camp for the Best of the best. There are those of us who are willing to do this because we know this time is limited and that we must use it to get better. The main goal for anyone during this period is to know every tool in their own arsenal. They know that they need to know how those tools work and when they work best.

 

This period is the period of all periods. It helps you to get all the answers to all the questions you’ve ever asked and just had to know. You get the time to read up on everything that will help you to grow. You get to mull over the lessons that you are learning, as well as learn how to use what you’re learning for the next whatever on your journey. You get to plan how you’ll use the lesson during your next situation. You get to prepare yourself for the vision that you’ve created for yourself. You get to plan it out and watch it happen as it unfolds. This period is so much more for the person has dares to have a vision for it.

 

It’s not that those lacking vision can’t gain some insight or have an “Aha” type moment and begin to move past the slow jam and understand what this moment is for. Everything is possible when we work to find out more during this period. A standstill offers a time to work through issues that could potentially cause problems and hinder us from moving forward.  These hindrances can begin to build jams or cause obstacles in our life when we refuse to move forward psychologically. Seeing little happening at this time is often due to our inability to gain the full understanding what to do with the time we have.

 

When we are in the space where nothing seems to be happening little do we know that’s when everything is happening. This area of time is fertile ground because whatever we plant or water during this season is what we produce when it’s time to harvest. Those that use this time wisely know that during this hour, the time becomes now to hone our skills and master our craft. No one who goes into battle practices during the battle.

 

Many people get fooled into thinking that nothing is happening during this period when this period is proven to be the most crucial. It is the period where we either make it or break it. We have all been given a certain amount of time with a specific goal of mastering ourselves.  If you allow yourself to get distracted you risk losing your place in life and have to go back to the beginning. Although this period can get a little lonely, the alone time done right will ensure that when you come out you’ll be the best you that you’ve ever been. And because you used your time wisely you’ll be that much more of a light to the people you want to help most. Most people can’t get past the point of not being able to sit still and work. In fantasy the dream seems closer but in reality it takes work. Have the courage to only dream for you but to go after everything else as well.

 

Catapulting your dreams into reality comes when you dedicate yourself to working on those areas that stop you from being the person you want to be. That’s what you are doing when you say yes to life. Saying yes to life often means that you will say yes to the moments like standstills that might not feel like movement because they feel like work. Work was created to bring out the best in you so that you could walk in your gift with a level of confidence and pride. For most of us the goal is to be able to take care of ourselves and our families with our gift.

 

When you use the time allotted to master yourself, no one can beat you at being you. No one can do the things you do because you have mastered you. And no one else can master you without your permission.  Use your standstill moment to help you gain control of your under-developed areas. Be creative while standing still so that you cut out those habits that would hinder you from moving forward.

Welcome to the InkMann Press Series


Recently I was gifted the opportunity of celebrating another year of life. In the moments that I took to reflect what another year meant I realized that my new year brings a shift. This shift is calling forth a time of moving past the old into the new. I call this shift Inter-transformational because it is the space where you begin to experience a growth that is familiar and authentic to who you are. For me it’s like searching for buried treasure and as you get closer you feel it in your soul. It’s a feeling of excitement with a touch of anxiousness because you know that the arrival of your authentic self is on its way. For me, this Inter-transformational shift has to be expressed in some way and that is what the InkMann Press Series is all about. This series is my personal signature of expression and thoughts that are distinct pieces of me that I have now learned to define.

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In recent months I have come to believe that in order to climb higher you must go deeper. You may think that when I say “higher” that I’m speaking ‘status’: I am not. I speak of the kind of ascension that comes from searching the depths of who you are to reach the person that you are to become.  It’s the place where we learn to challenge ourselves in healthy ways to strengthen our under-developed areas. Where we learn that’s not just who I am but who I used to be. During this process I encouraged myself to really open my eyes to see what my under-developed strengths were. I had to then agree that they were under-developed strengths and begin to challenge myself to work them until I master them. It hasn’t been easy but winning is inevitable. One important fact I’ve learned is to make a different choice every time I get to those areas of difficult degree. In summation this series is a space for me to share signatures from my soul from this experience. The “InkMann Press” series is a movement. This series is my space and time as I experience a total inter-transformational change. I am Kai Mann and this is what I believe I came here to do.

Every Tuesday from now until March 1st, 2016, you will find the signatures of my soul, distinctively and authentically expressed in the best way I know how…in season. May every impression, leave an imprint on your soul. kai-mann.com/blog

Flow “Between Places”


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I’ve always been able to flow in between places. Not too much and not too little. I think I’ve learned to let myself “be” instead of judging every movement I’ve done. I realize that while I’m sitting scrutinizing myself, they leave you, they betray you, and sometimes life just happens so why not just be yourself? If you can’t, then so long. Maybe if you were yourself then you wouldn’t be so hurt in the end after all that work.

You have to know that you’re part of the problem too. Leading people on making them think you’re something you’re not so you have to hide who you are like aliens trying to be humans.

There’s no wonder relationships and even some friendships end the way that they do. We’ve gotta do better.  I think I’ma start with me!