Have you been working hard at your business? Doing all the things you KNOW are required? Has it gone OK for a while, but then stalled? What did you do? Do you try even harder and do all the things you know worked for it in the past? Did it work? If you'd like clarity about what it requires ask “Business, what do you require from me now that would be greatest contribution to you?” What if there was nothing wrong with your business? What if it was simply asking for something that you hadn't yet considered, or been willing to acknowledge? Are you willing for your business to ask to become something completely different to what you planned, expected, hoped, dreamed? What if even just your willingness to notice what your business was asking for – instead of your hopes and dreams – empowered your business to expand beyond anything you could imagine?
Do you have something in your life you'd like to change, or create differently? Have you asked lots – 100, 1000, or more – questions about it and yet it STILL hasn't shifted? What IS that? If you'd like to find out, then ask “Am I asking different questions about the same thing?” For example, have you ever asked “What would it take for [choose that which matches your situation] me to find the love of my life / me to get the perfect job / me to afford a blue BMW / X to be re-elected? Are these questions, or conclusions? Do real questions have a specified result, for example “the love of my life / perfect job / blue BMW / X elected”? Or are these “questions” simply you sticking a question mark to the end of a conclusion you've already decided is "right"? You can do that, no worries. The question is, how will that contribute to the change you really desire?
What do you say when terrible things show up in your life? Do you say “Oh NO, look what happened?!” What about when great things show up? What do you say then? Anything like “Oh my goodness! I can't believe it!”? Would you like more great things to show up? Are you willing to acknowledge that YOU are the creator of everything in your life? All the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly? YOU created it all? If so, then say “Wow, look at all the awesome/rubbish stuff I've created in my life! I wonder what else I could create?” When you're willing to acknowledge that YOU are the author, creator, director, architect, engineer, draftsperson, CEO, President, Prime Minister, Grand Poobah of your own life, then you regain hold of the reigns of it's creation. If you can create magnificent rubbish, you can undoubtedly create magnificent magnificence. So then the question becomes, what would you truly like to create in your life?
Do you have an interest, hobby, project, event, job, business, or something that you'd love to share with others and have then join in and help it grow? Have you found it easy engaging others in your vision? Or have you been a little surprised that more people didn't “get it”? Maybe you've even been shocked that some of your closest friends or people you thought were in the same zone RAN AWAY? Have you or others ever described what you do as a “passion” or “higher purpose”? How do those descriptions sound to you? Light and breezy? Heavy and serious? What do YOU prefer in life: light and breezy, or heavy and serious? Whichever that is, if you're not experiencing the interest in your project you'd like, ask “What question could I be that would tickle people's curiosity?” If you prefer light and breezy, add “..and laughter or something greater?”
Thanks JP for your awesome contribution!
Have you ever been overwhelmingly excited about something or someone? How did your body respond? Did your heart and mind race? Did you lie awake all night dreaming of all the future possibilities? Despite your lack of sleep, did you function on an adrenaline overload? Did your body enjoy it? What exactly did it contribute to the object of excitement? Did it expand you and your project with ease and elegance, joy and reward? Was it the invitation to others you expected? And did it help you get anything done? Or did your excitement distract you, keep you frozen in hopes and dreams? Did you find people did not seem to catch the fire of your excitement the way you expected? If excitement has not worked the way you thought it would, ask “What contribution is this excitement?” If you notice it's not what you thought it was, ask “Who does this belong to?” and What else is possible?” What if simply being you were the greatest contribution, beyond anything you can imagine?
Have you been wondering about consciousness and where fun fits into it all? If consciousness includes everything and judges nothing, does that mean you are consciousness and you are everything? Does that also mean you are everywhere, have everything, and are everything, including fun? And you know this is a free-will universe and you have infinite free choice to create whatever you like as you life and living? So what about joy? How do you create stuff in your life that is, quite simply, wonderful fun? Start with a question, like “What makes me smile, giggle and vibrate with joyful enthusiasm for more and more and more?” What came to mind? Whatever THAT was, choose it. And if you don't quite have a clear scent, CHOOSE ANYTHING and see if you laugh. If you don't, choose something else. If you do and then it stops, choose something else. Sound fun?
Thanks AJ for the inspiration!
What is your point of view about money, for example? That there isn't enough to go around? That it doesn't grow on trees? That you have to work long and hard to get enough? Whatever your points of view about money, is that more or less what is showing up for you? So your points of view are not wrong? And if something is working for you, there is no need to change your point of view about it. What about when something is NOT working for you? For example, if you'd really prefer more money in your life? In that case, play with this. Ask “What if I changed my point of view?” Then, every time you start to say something about money, STOP and say “Interesting I have that point of view. I wonder what else is possible, greater than I can imagine?” What else would you like to change? The people in your life, your health, you daily activities like work? What else could you change your point of view about that could create a whole new reality you can't yet imagine? Start to play?
Do you have events that you go over and over in your mind? Things at work, school, with your family or friends? Do you tell them again and again to anyone who'll listen? What is it about those event that makes you retell them? Do they make you feel good and help you move on? Do they make people take notice of you or feel sympathy for you? When you tell your stories, does it invite new events, people and possibilities into you life? Or does it focus all your interest, energy and talents on the limitations of the story? Are they justifications about why you can't do something. To clarify what lies behind your stories, ask “What's the value of my story?” and notice what comes to mind. If they don't have the value you'd like, just notice it with “hmm, interesting,” then talk about something else. If someone you know is telling you the same story again and again, you can choose to listen politely, avoid them, or smile and say“Wow, that's a great story. You really must love it to keep telling it. Got any others?” You never know what your question will create.
Thanks SQ for the question.
Do you have an election coming up? Maybe it's for your kid's PTA, your local council or state government, or something...bigger? Do you know who you'd like to win? What is it that made you decide they're right for the job? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to contribute to that result? If so start here. Sense the energy of the leadership and its contribution to your community that you're seeking. Can you separate that from the person running for election? Then ask“What will it take to contribute to the leadership I desire, greater than I can imagine?” Are you willing to destroy and uncreate every decision, judgement and conclusion you've made about everyone in the election? And are you willing to receive NOT the person you've decided is 'right', if that's what shows up, and then ask another question? Sometimes it takes time for the universe to rearrange things. Sometimes things might seem to fall apart before they fall together...
Thanks JC for that topic!
How honest are you with you? A lot, a little, or not at all? Don't know? Think about your life right now. The people, things, activities, pleasures, excitements, adventures, its peace and ease. Is it more than you could ever ask for, about right, or not nearly enough? If you could have even more of the good stuff, would you? How often do you settle for ok, good enough, or “what you deserve”? Deserve, deserve? Do birds or crocodiles deserve anything? Or do they simply know what they require and receive everything nature has to offer? Are you willing to receive it too? If you'd like to expand your life in ways you can't yet imagine, ask “What would I REALLY like to have that I have not dared ask for, that if I asked it out loud would create it?” Are you willing to acknowledge what you truly desire, then ask for it and receive it? Don't know? Then play with this.
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