Guest post by Kimberly Schneider
Most people who engage me for Life and Business Alchemy coaching, attend my programs, or read my books are looking to make some sort of change.
You might believe that change is hard, and that it takes a long time. And I suppose that’s true–if you follow the common wisdom about how to create change (you know: set goals; take action toward those goals; work hard; no pain, no gain…yada yada)
But if you want to experience transformational change right now, then the common wisdom is wrong. In order to bring about transformational change, you need uncommon wisdom.
The uncommon wisdom I’m talking about is not new. In fact, it’s been around for ages. It’s just that hardly anyone actually applies it. Mystics, shamans, radical rabbis, medicine women, monks, druids and priestesses have been saying it forever: Change your consciousness; change your life.
But how do you DO that? Ah, here’s where we see the importance of asking the right question. Because, by focusing on doing, we’re back to the well-worn path of common wisdom.
Uncommon wisdom tells us that DO-ing is far less important than the BE-ingness out of which the doing arises. In other words, you must first connect with your Source, the Essence of All that Is, the Divine Wisdom that lives in you, and BE that, just for a moment.
When you re-member who you are in this way, you realize that all the external things you thought you needed to change (including how much money you make, the state of your relationships, your habits, your career, how much you weigh…you get the idea now, right?) are irrelevant.
Because all of those things are only manifestations of your inner state of being. And who you are in any given moment changes everything.
So here’s an example of the sorts of questions that transform consciousness:
- Who do I want to BE?
- And what would THAT PERSON do, right now?
Far out, huh? You don’t have to take my word for this. Just play around with it and watch what happens.
And if you are going to DO anything today, do whatever you need to do that allows your natural state of wonder and receptivity to emerge. And then, from that state of wonder and receptivity, follow wherever you’re led. It’s magic.
For me, on this frigid winter day, that means dancing around my family room to Talking Heads, Johnny Cash and Modern English (how do the words “Burning Down the House” “Ring of Fire” or “Melt with You” sound right now, if you’re digging out from that Polar Vortex?)
May the fire of your creative spirit lead you into the life you love!
And if you have any interest in playing around with these ideas in company with me and a couple of hilarious, joy-filled, ultra-talented Irish singing/songwriting brothers, come to our Celtic Spirituality Retreat on March 8th!
We’ll have a transformational day of wonder together. If you want to make a weekend out of it, the night before the retreat you can come to the sure-to-be-brilliant concert featuring the lads I mentioned (Owen and Moley O’Suilleabhain). The location where the retreat and the concert are being held (the gorgeous Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet) even has some accommodations available, if you’re coming in from out of town. Find out all the details here: http://togetherinfaithseries.com/2014/01/02/march-7-8-celtic-soul-experience-2/
Hope to see you there!
Love and Blessings,
The Manifestation Maven
Request Kimberly’s free Conscious Manifestation eCourse and you’ll also receive the introduction and sample chapter of her book, Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles. http://www.TheManifestationMaven.com