What has been coming forward in my Thursday classes is taking a look at where we've been taught or instructed to use the spiritual, energetic and feeling realm to get physical form, or to use the physical form to get the spiritual, energetic or feeling. Essentially we’ve been taught to use one to get the other. My sense is that the majority of the teachings, when they were being offered weren’t intended to foster using one to get the other, but that is something that we can get caught doing. Say for example you hear that idea or “truth” that money follows joy. Most likely, whoever presented this notion had the experience where as they became more joyful and were expressing their gifts and creativity, more money showed up in their life. Instead of hearing the whole story, or what lead that person to share that notion, the phrase just gets passed around that “money follows joy.” What this can lead to is people making assumptions such as, I must just not be joyful enough, or asking a question such as: how do I become more joyful so that I can get or have more money in my life? This can lead to people trying to be more joyful, or willing themselves to be more joyful, so that more money will come into their life, or putting a condition on joy: if I become more joyful, than more money will show up. When we are in a position of needing money or lacking money, it can be tempting to conclude that we just have to be more joyful.
It feels like the time to clear the slate, and set aside all the teachings for a moment. First, let’s be honest about our desires. If you would like to have more money in your life, great, claim that. If you would like to feel more happy and joyful, great, claim that. Let’s just release the ideas that one leads to the other or one is the precursor to the other. The order of operations may be different for each of us. Our physical circumstances may change first and then we notice our emotional body shifting into more balance and harmony. Or, our emotional body comes into more balance and harmony and shortly thereafter our physical circumstances change. Or, they occur simultaneously. It’s so easy to make the assumption that one leads to the other, or you have to do one thing first, before the other can show up. Take a moment to check in and notice where you’ve bought these ideas as true, and where you may be willing yourself to feel differently so that your circumstances change, or willing your circumstances to change so that you feel differently. In reality, we don’t often know what is required to receive the changes we desire, whether it be energetic, emotional, mental, physical or otherwise.
I often remind people that those who have created step by step programs didn’t follow their own steps. They received or achieved a certain result, outcome or circumstance and then looked back to outline the steps they took to get there. How much success do you think you’ll have following their steps? So, if you get stuck on money follows joy, or you need to completely heal and integrate before you can manifest great life circumstances, or you have to open your heart before you can have a loving partner, or you have to have a loving partner so that you can open you're not the only one! Sometimes it’s best to acknowledge that often we actually don’t know what it is going to take to have what we desire. We don’t know what internal, external modifications or changes to make, until we know. In my case for instance, I don’t know in advance if it’s about surrender, or forgiveness, or taking action to change my circumstances, or asking someone else for help, or finding the answers within, or all of the above, or none of the above. It's different all the time.
What feels true right now is that it is okay not to know, and when we do know, and we do receive the insights, and awareness, and guidance and support to change our lives and embrace new circumstances let’s celebrate that. I’m right here with you all, living this fascinating life of feeling like I know so much and so little at the same time. I wonder what will unfold next. If you would like support to navigate all of this, I would happy to be there for you. Often when two or more come together to explore these things amazing insights, breakthroughs, and awareness's emerge and I love celebrating these new possibilities as they show up to bless our lives and guide our actions.
Christine helps people to navigate transitions with love and wisdom. offering presence and care she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on in life. With all of the different tools, methods and wisdom she has access to, she inspires, encourages and makes it possible for people to really love and honor themselves, and thus be more able to love and honor others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!