Are you busy? Rushed off your feet? Do you feel you never get enough done? Is your To Do list growing out of control? Does everything you do seem to take a long time and be unnecessarily complicated? Do you sigh a lot? Would you prefer to live each day elegantly, creating your life exactly the way you wanted, with ease and a smile? What if you have misidentified your desire for speed, movement, joy and life as “busy-ness”? Does the stress in your life stem from you thinking you have to slow down to fit in with the slugs around you? And slow is boring so you create complexity to entertain yourself? Would you be willing, instead, to function as the magic, elegant, perpetual motion machine you really are? If so, ask “What if I were the speed of space?” Space is boundless, infinite expanse and fast beyond our comprehension. With access to boundless, infinite, instant creation, what will you choose to create? A “busy-ness” life? Or something else?
Think of something you'd like to change. A relationship, a job, a money, body, life situation? Got it? How willing are you to do whatever it takes to create that change? A lot? A little? For example, would you like a constantly fresh relationship with your spouse or work, rather than the daily maintenance you currently have? If so, every morning wake up and consciously destroy and uncreate the thing you'd like to change. In other words, are you willing to do whatever it takes, including divorce or quitting your job? You may or may not need to follow through. It's the energy of willingness that will clean your slate so you can start the day afresh. So if you're not seeing the changes you'd like, ask “Am I willing to destroy and uncreate it all?”
How much to do trust yourself? A lot, a little, or not at all? Do you allow yourself to create your life as you follow its energy? Or do you think you have to have it all mapped out, approved, signed, sealed and delivered before you can take the next step? You've got to have a business plan ratified by the bank. Directions and principles agreed by your boss, partner, parents, insignificant other, or even your children? After all this, how light do you feel about creating your life? If you feel like you're trapped in concrete shoes and can't move until you're clear about your next step, ask “What if I trusted myself more?” Who knows most about you and your life? YOU. What if your hesitation or confusion about what to do next was simply missing information? And what if you already had that information, but just hadn't found it yet? Are you ready to ask yourself for it now?
Do you have a target? Great! It's always good to have something to aim at and shoot over. Aim for the moon so you can hit the stars, as they say. What about goals? Got any of these: when I make a million dollars I'll be set; when I get meet The One I'll be happy; when I'm promoted my parents will see me; what else? Do you ever seem to achieve your goal? Or do you often find you get within reach, but never quite there? Do you ask questions like “What will it take for me to achieve X?” and then it doesn't happen? What is that? Perhaps you've made a goal your answer? Are you asking real questions, or have you decided what you want and stick a question mark at the end? If you find yourself always almost creating what you think you'd like, ask “What have I made significant?” and let it go. Whatever it is -- a person, an event, a number, a job – remove that specific and ask another question.
Do you sometimes feel like you have no options? For example, you have NO CHOICE but to look after your elderly parents, make your kids do homework, stay late at the office, cancel your holiday, pay for dinner, host the family at Christmas, get married, get a job, buy a house, have kids...[enter your own disgruntlement here]. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with any of these things. It's simply your point of view if you don't like something. If your point of view is that you don't like it and you'd prefer something else, instead of defaulting to the No Choice version of life, ask “Who or what is limiting my choices?” Once you become clear about whether it's you, or someone or something else limiting your choices, you can more questions to create what you'd really like, for example “What else is possible?” or “What will it take for X to show up?” This is a free-will universe, remember? There is always choice. What if you stopped being your greatest limitation?
Do you find sometimes, no matter how kind your heart, good your intentions, qualified your expertise, or extensive your experience, some people, animals and situations simply won't let you in? They can't, won't or don't want to hear, not even if you ask a question and sit listening patiently? What if there were another way? What if you could still be an amazing contribution, with your mouth completely shut? Animals show us that communication is so much more than the blah blah coming out of our mouths. Birds fly in formation, interchanging lead to give each other a break. Elephants run for the hills well before a tsunami hits. And bees, yes we all know the amazing bees. So next time you think you'd like to help, before you open your mouth ask “What energy could I contribute here?” What if contributing the energy of space and allowance were greater than anything that came out of your mouth?
Are you fabulous? Yes, of course you are! Faster than a speeding flapjack, more powerful than grizzly toddler, and able to leap high obstacles at work and in the lounge room. You can do it ALL. The question is, how much fun is it for you to do it all? Do you ever get pain in your neck, or upper or lower back? Who's that pain and what's that burden weighing you down? Did you know that kids -- even the grown-up married-to-you kind -- can do amazing things if you ask them? Do you ask them? Or do you smoulder under the "Can't they see how busy I am and why am I the only one who knows how to do this?" heap of mulch until you ignite? If you have a hint of any burden on your back, or would simply like to increase the fun factor in your life, ask "What if I didn't have to do it all myself?" And then invite others around you to contribute to their and your lives.
Do you like to help people or animals in trouble? Is it easy? Do they shy away? Are you frustrated when nothing you do makes the difference you see is possible? What to do? Truth, can you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? No, no matter how great your skill, advice, experience, or expertise. They must choose it. Sometimes people just don't want change. And sometimes they simply don't know it's possible and you can show them. How? Ask questions. First of yourself, ask “What can they receive from me with ease?” What do you sense? Would they receive a light question? Or perhaps just your energy at first? After that, if you sense the issue is related to self-worth, for example, invite them to a different possibility by asking directly or energetically “What's right about you that you're not getting?” and listen. Be aware the issue may not be what you thought. Follow the energy, asking more questions until it lightens. Or until you sense that, for now, they will receive no more.
Thank you C for the question! If you are interested in reading more about working with animals I recommend Gary Douglas' book Talk to the Animals and also Suzy Godsey dog whisperer
How many coincidences show up in your life? Do you ever say things like“I was just thinking about you, and you called!” “I knew that would happen!” or “I don't know why I came here today, but I found the thing that I'd been looking for for ages – half price!” Do things fall out of your mouth and people say “How did you know what I was thinking? I was just about to say that?” How often do you dismiss things that flit across your mind as not possible, not important, or not right, only to find almost immediately that it was the exact thing that was required? Do you wish you'd paid more attention? What if you were way more perceptive that you have ever been willing to admit? Would you now claim, own and acknowledge that talent, and trust you more? If so, next time you notice something flickering across your awareness like a gentle breeze, ask “What am I perceiving here?” and stay present and in the question.
Thank you SN for your question. Wow. I was drafting a question along these lines yesterday but then dismissed it as not quite right. Perhaps if I'd taken my own advice - and asked a question - I might have completed it. Instead, you asked me a question! Thank you so much!
What does infinite mean to you? No limit? Endless? Abundant? More than you can imagine? How many possibilities do you feel you have in your life right now? I'm just guessing, but I think you're saying: a few, not many, or the ones that I think will make my parents/ teacher/ boss/ partner/ children/ friends happy? Last time I checked with science, it said we lived in a free-will universe and we could choose freely. If that's true, then how can you NOT have infinite possibilities? Who or what is limiting your choices? You or someone else? If you'd like to unleash the possibilities in your life ask “What if I had infinite possibilities?” You may then need to ask more questions to generate specifics like time, money, health and so on. This question is just the first step to flush away your autopilot self-limitation and remind you that YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
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