InkMann Press Series ~ 2015


2015 came wrapped with numerous lessons, blessings, fulfillment and joy. While there were some difficult moments, 2015 has still been amazing. As today marks the last Tuesday in this year, I contemplate on the wisdom I’ve gained while spending most of my time cultivating and preparing for the next dimension of life.

 

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As hindsight is always 20/20 I see how those lessons will later tie into my life now. I won’t lie and say that the lessons that require you to utilize more faith aren’t the hardest. They are, but when you want more, you realize that you have to do more.  I believe that 2015 brought in a need for everyone to do more. We were all encouraged to do something different from a soul level. A Soul level would require a complete transformation. The soul level always wins out for those who cannot settle. Especially a soul that thinks in dreams with vivid pictures that capture the mind’s eye to allow at any moment a peek into what will be your future if you dare try.

I am proud of the many accomplishments that I’ve made this year. I’ve been granted the opportunity to expand and grow so I did.  And for that I am proud. My creativity and thoughts have expanded because I’ve worked hard to get the lessons. While some areas have grown tremendously, others are still growing. I count it all joy for every experience has been beautiful.

How has your 2015 been? Share some of the lessons you’ve learned with me.

InkMann Press Series ~ The Weekend


PicsArt_11-23-08.43.31Today I was going over my weekend in my head and I wasn’t certain how it had gone.  After thinking about the plans that I had set for the weekend, I realized that I had done everything I set out to do. Although everything went as planned it was my mulling over my intentions that made me feel like something was missing. In reflecting over the events of the weekend I came across some weak spots; the kind of weak spots where you know for certain that you could’ve done better.  My instant response was  for me to be disappointed for a moment but I knew I couldn’t stay and needed to change my thinking so I told myself that I had to do better the next time.

I truly feel proud as I realized that I could change the tone of my life by changing the conversation that I have with myself. And I am excited to know that with small changes you can have big victories and in turn get everything in life that you are working hard for. I often times have to remind myself like many I have a ways to go but it’s not as far as I think. And I know for sure that it’s the staying the course that will help you grow.

I must be transparent and admit that I have schisms at times, but who doesn’t. I’ve seen those schisms appear when the Universe has granted me the things I’ve stated that I wanted most, as well as what I convinced myself that I could handle.  I think the problem was that I wasn’t fully aware of all the necessary things that I’d have to do to get it, keep it, and maintain it.

I’ve always said that I wanted to be in a space where I’m able to grow and reach my fullest potential. But I never counted on having to be taught, chastised, or challenged. It’s through this entire growing process that I’ve learned how to put my ego in check and put things into perspective, and lead with wisdom.

I recognize my own human frailties and realize that if you have a vision for yourself allowing ego to rise up and stay will get you nowhere and keep you stuck right where you are.

You ever have someone try to talk to you about you but you’ve been doing you for so long that your schisms have become habits? You don’t even know that you have these schismatic habits until someone pulls your coat tail and you’re face to face with yourself. It’s those times that you’re forced to really look at you, and all that you do.

When you’re walking in ego and your habits are called into question your feelings get hurt and you feel like your toes have gotten stepped on. Usually one of two things will happen; you’ll either go off on the person that you feel stepped on your toes and act like they’re wrong for doing so. Or you’ll let it burn for about 3 seconds, swallow, and then take a look at what they’re saying from a different angle. The key is to always go outside of yourself to feel what they see. Their response to you might have something to do with what ‘you’ do and how ‘you’ do it. I had to admit that when others tell you about you it doesn’t always feel good. But in fact that is what is needed some times. Now the question is; what will you do? Hopefully the answer is that you’ll tell the ego to go sit down somewhere, take the information as it is given, find out where the issue comes from, release it, and change the behavior?  If you don’t, ego will leave you in places you didn’t want to be. Places you look up from many years later to see past opportunities not taken. When we know better we should do better.

All of that is what I got from my weekend when I recognized some of the weak spots that had taken place and why they had taken place. You’re probably wondering why I was going over my weekend looking for weak spots in the first place.  I vowed about eight months ago that I wouldn’t do anything else half way again. No matter where I am in life I want to always strive to better myself in every area.  The truth is I have a new found respect for self improvement and doing the work that makes the work the best work that can ever be done.

 

 

InkMann Press Series- Where the rubber and the road meet


 

There is a place where the rubber and the road meet.

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I’m thankful to be able to have a moment to think and slow down the pace for awhile. It’s time to go deeper. Have you ever gone to that place just below the surface only because something more takes greater commitment? The place where you’re close enough that you could let go without attachment. However, if you chose to move forward you still had a ways to go. I decided to go further.

When I began to ponder what’s next, three different experiences came to mind; the work, the effort, and the process.  Effort isn’t ‘all’ physical. If you can do it in your mind you’ll do it physically. When we begin to envision ourselves in better experiences we release ourselves to the energy of it and we draw those experiences to us. If there was something that you just had to do you’d tell yourself you’re going to do it and you’d actually do it.

I’m finding that it’s not always so easy. I keep hearing “if it was easy everyone would be doing it.” I laugh at myself because I must’ve thought I was extra special and I wouldn’t have to really do it all as if it was going to be easy and it’s not. Not that kind of easy to mock the process but almost how a lot of other things in life have been easy to you before. You have to think differently, do things differently, and be intentional about it all, everything. You can’t just do a couple of hours here and there or do better today but maybe not again for another couple of days. You have to wake up with a new mindset everyday and it doesn’t REnew until it has caught up to the process. It’s not until your mind understands it, looks for it, and knows that it is necessary.

You have to be mindful that everything is working to teach you more every moment. In our day we’re usually too busy to slow down and to catch it. Catch up to the process, so that we can make the effort, thus do the work.

Catch the moment, learn those lessons that school you for the next moment and adds a piece of transformation to your universal arsenal. The one you need to go out and master yourself with.

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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