“Receptivity is our natural state. It’s simply not our most well practiced habit. The solution is to learn how to receive, then spend the rest of your life practicing. Every minute you do that, is another minute spent enjoying your life.” – Jennifer Hough
WHY DOESN’T WHAT YOU DESIRE MANIFEST ITSELF? I mean for real. I was listening to a delicious podcast this morning, and it triggered me to share this post. We can be so myopically focused on our desires, our goals, or our dreams. We start taking score of whether those dreams are manifesting, based on a very, very limited perception of what’s possible. When we take score, and judge that things are not happening according to plan, we actually put our attention on a judgment of a process that we cannot see from the “cosmic view.”
When we do that, we actually cause more sluggishness and even more linear, slow “human” results. If you truly want to experience life as a series of “or betters” (i.e., miracles as normal), there are some things you need to know. I’m going to share three of those important reframes here:
WHO KNOWS BETTER; YOU OR INFINITE WISDOM? Infinite wisdom does not operate from the ideas of the limited mind (based on memories, TV shows, and/or culture). It operates using resources we cannot imagine. Stop trying to out-guess the Universe. The more you let yourself “’not know,” the more space consciousness has to deliver the “or betters.” I call them “or betters” because they are better than what the mind tries to come up with. “Or betters” come in the form of the process through which dreams manifest, and what actually manifests. If you love to control things, this will be a hard one for you.
ARE YOU TRYING TO GET SOMEWHERE (Be honest!)? Are you trying to prove something? Feel safe by achieving your goal? Be more comfortable? Or, prevent the past from happening again through manifesting what you desire? As soon as any of this energy is in your “wanting,” you have just impeded physics from granting you an “or better.” Why? Because there is nowhere to get to… the purpose is to enjoy. There is nothing to prove. You are already whole and complete, and that is how the Universe sees you. Comfort is not the purpose of life; the adventure is. Preventing the past just brings the past into the present, so now you are right back where you started.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: It takes changing the entire understanding of life, or a paradigm shift, to change your magnetics. If you are simply intending, wishing or wanting, without shifting your underlying hurts and wounds, it will be a rough road, as you ask the stream of consciousness to go faster, while traveling over rocks. The paradox is that by focusing on wounds, you also attract the same energy. So, how do you make shifts without immersing in the wounds and attracting more yuck? It takes support, assistance and not being alone.
There is so much more to this conversation. I’ll talk about it in our upcoming Facebook Lives. We all have the capacity to change thousands of beliefs by shifting one paradigm. That is both a science and an art. Stay tuned; we’ll talk about it and share those Facebook Lives in our upcoming Wide Awakening Weekly programs.
Here are three things to begin this journey back to yourself and the expansive nature of being alive:
- Get an evidence journal for all that happens to you that rocks. Start collecting evidence for that which happens to you everyday; things that make your heart sing… especially the small stuff.
- Check out the first three days of the 12 Days of Awakening that we are giving away; these are designed to start your paradigm shift.
- Get yourself in a community that supports this way of thinking. We created one called The Wide Awakening Playground. Come join us and get your questions answered! Experience the awesome power of weekly exercises to assist you to move toward your dreams with ease and flow, instead of your working so dang hard.
Consciousness loves you. You are the taste buds of Infinite Wisdom; therefore, always being served up deliciously and organically. But, it requires that you get out of the way of all that is coming to you. That is both a science and an art. Immerse yourself in learning how to live this way; it’s changed my life and the lives of thousands of other people with whom we’ve worked.
Start with the easy stuff first (those first three steps above), and be a relentless champion of yourself.
With love and an open heart,
Author, speaker, and Awakening Coach Jennifer Hough offers some practical steps to help you step into all the possibilities that are available in 2018!