silence-for-a-lovely-life [success]Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? ~ Winnie The Pooh[/success]

I began to think about this post…and then I stopped…and changed my mind.  And then I started to think again and decided this post is about something entirely different than what I intended.  In fact as I write this sentence I think I’ve already changed my mind about what I was going to say one second ago.  I think Winnie the Pooh was talking about being scatterbrained…as in…Elle has really lost it today.

Oh Pooh, if only it were that easy.

Have there ever been times when you really, really just wanted your thoughts to stop?  I’d like an intervention please.  Especially when that inner heckler gets going. Who is this anyway?  Who give him/her permission to be in my life?  Err I think it must have been me.  After all everything’s about consciousness isn’t it – and in my life it’s my consciousness that’s being reflected, not yours, or his, or theirs.Even for those who recognize it’s all consciousness operating and that nothing comes into our world unless we draw it to us through this awareness – it’s not always easy to see that, especially when we’re right slap bang in the middle of some experience that’s less than lovely.

A few weeks ago Patrick was telling me about his latest romance and how happy he was now that he’d changed his consciousness and had attracted this wonderful woman into his world.  He was a very happy camper.  She was everything he’d been imagining.  How great is that?

Fast forward to today and it appears there’s trouble in paradise.  She does things that don’t sit well with Patrick…in fact they really push his buttons.  So he was telling me that he’s changed so much that he doesn’t react in the same old way.  Wow, I’m really impressed.  Now that’s pretty cool in anyone’s world.  New reactions, definitely mean new states and even better, new seeds being planted for future beautiful harvests.

What’s not to love about that?  Patrick’s operating from a new level of consciousness and getting great reflections, right?  Hmm, apparently not entirely.

It was a dead giveaway when he mentioned a conversation he’d been having with his lady love, in that whilst he was willing to change, she needed to change too.  In fact she needed to do X and Y and Z in order for the relationship to work.

This is eggxactly what I’m talking about.  And yes spell check, I do know that’s not how you really spell exactly.

Here’s Patrick, right in the middle of some less than lovely events and can’t quite accept that this experience belongs to him.  It’s a magnification of his very own nature, yet still it’s a challenge to see, to accept the fact that we simply can only see and experience the contents of our consciousness.  It’s a hard, yet vital truth.

There’s a way it could still be different for Patrick and his relationship…or for any of us, and that’s if we truly changed our concept of ourself.   We can’t just change our concept a little…well we can, but it’ll mean only a little different experience and if that works for you…that’s okay too.  But maybe that’s what happened to Patrick…a little change in consciousness and a little change in relationship.

Whomever you decide you are, don’t think of ‘how’ it will happen.  You’re already it…in imagination…and you must continue to claim it.  Claim peace, joy, health, happiness, contentment and prosperity for you and for all you know.

It comes down to this simple premise – change yourself to change your life.

I did say simple, and not necessarily easy. 🙂

Love Elle.





Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Joseph Appaloosa

    I have come to relish this process. First, of course, is to realize that it is always about MY consciousness and secondly to take the Loving and corrective path. If the world is but a mirror reflecting our consciousness to us then there is no changing/correcting the mirror . . . only what it reflects . . . To change the inner me (my consciousness) to align with my fulfilled desire (my ideal). Thank you.
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      Joseph, I can’t wait for your book – you are so wise.

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