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It’s probably been mentioned once or twice, okay, maybe more than that, all right I agree, a lot more than that…I’m something of a lazybones.
What I mean is I don’t want everything to be a lot of effort, I’m more of an ease and grace kind of gal. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been through the ‘struggle means I’m growing phase’ but I gave it up. It didn’t fit with the lazybones concept…something had to give and it obviously needed to be ‘gotta struggle to grow’. And let me tell you, once I’d decided I could just as easily grow through joy, well it was a done deal.
So when I’m asked “Elle, what do I need to do to have my life change?” My response is always the same. Nothing. Do nothing.
Not that everything can accept this easily, especially if they’re still in the ‘gotta struggle to grow’ phase or even worse that other equally pointless ‘gotta do something to make changes happen’. Not to be sexist or anything, but I used to think it was a man thing and that us ladies had more of a handle on this…so not true.
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND WHOLESOME I’ve got to take a stance on this one or is it a stand. Whatever it is, I’m taking it.
You’ve never seen me when I take a stance…it’s not always pretty…ask my Darling One. I can be pretty stubborn and well, stance-like. But taking a stance, I am, I am.
Your fortune or misfortune was brought into being by your state of consciousness. There is no other cause. Have the courage to accept this and you will understand you didn’t have to think to yourself hmm what shall I do to create this misfortune I keep thinking of. In fact all you did was focus on it, give it some attention and before you knew it, there it was in all its shining glory. Well maybe not exactly glory and maybe not shiny either. But there it was.
Point being our outer behaviour is mechanical. It’s subject to the compulsion applied to it by our inner self. Any change in the beliefs of the inner self will result in corresponding outer changes of behaviour.
The ideas which impel you to action are those which dominate your consciousness, those which possess the attention. For this is the state of consciousness you occupy.
I know this is a challenge for all the left brained thinkers among us and sometimes for us right brainers too. We are so conditioned to believe and accept that we need to do something, but our assumptions, conscious or unconscious direct all action toward their fulfillment. It is an automatic act.
And just suppose for a minute you could believe this to be true..then any action that we take BEFORE occupying a new state of consciousness must come from the current state and if that’s not working, why on earth would we want to perpetuate it?
If we are living in the end of our ideal experience, and happily imagining it’s happened…thinking from it, not of it, then surely any action we needed to take had to get taken. We didn’t have to sit down and work out how to do it. Whatever needed to be done, must have been done, because here we are with our fulfilled desire in our hot little hands, so to speak.
There we have it, all we need to do is occupy that wonderful state of having our wishes fulfilled and every action we take will automatically be from that place and let me tell you, in a way you could not devise, what you have assumed will come into your world. That’s the only action worth taking, occupy that happier new state…and stay there…and you’ll automatically find yourself doing something, differently than before.
That’s the piece about this I love the most. When I find myself thinking of something in a new way, or acting in a new way I get all excited…woohoo I’m occupying a new state.
Observe your inner speech because this is the cause of all future action.
Okay, I’m done, taken my stand…it wasn’t exactly like Custer’s, but then again it’s probably not my last one either!
Encourage one another.