I like to think that the best teachers never stop being students.
I don’t think I’m alone in that. It seems like it might be a famous quote, probably one that’s been shared around Facebook.
I hope it’s true because I know that I never want to stop learning. How I learn and who I learn from varies a lot. Not only do I study with coaches and teachers and take workshops, I also pay a lot of attention to other people.
My teachers aren’t just people up on stage or in webinars. They are also my peers, my colleagues, and even my clients.
One of my great teachers is my friend Nneka Kelly of Working Mystic. Nneka (pronounced EN-nuh-kuh) and I have been accountability partners for the past year. We’ve met weekly to share triumphs, challenges, and an occasional trade secret of our businesses, so I get to see a lot of how she does things behind the scenes – not just in strategies and tactics, but more importantly in who she is as a business owner.
One reason I watch Nneka is because she is a fellow follower of The Teachings of Abraham. I can hear how Abraham’s teachings are integrated into how Nneka thinks, speaks, and acts. And I see the results that she gets in her business and her personal life, so I pay close attention to what she does, watching for those nuances I have yet to grasp directly from the material.
You may noticed that I’ve written a lot lately about the Spiritual Laws – the laws by which our Universe naturally operates. I do this because when we know these laws and work in alignment with them, anything we want to do in life is not only easier but results in something better than we could have possibly imagined.
It’s one thing to understand the Laws intellectually, but the big question is, How does a person get into alignment with them?
The answer is relatively simple: Decide.
Call it whatever you want – decision, alignment, choice, etc. The fact is, before you make a real decision – while you’re stuck in indecision, weighing options, waffling, and waiting to feel perfectly good about something, nothing happens. You’re not giving the Universe anything to respond to, so it waits patiently for you to make a clear choice. It’s only when you make a choice and take some kind of action that your energy finally moves – and then everything else can move in response.
Do you know about the Spiritual Laws?
They’re one of my favorite topics; I’ve been studying them for almost ten years – ever since my dear friend Peggy first introduced me to the Teachings of Abraham. Life started making so much more sense (and working out for my benefit!) when I began to see the order and logic with which it operates.
As one of my readers you’re probably familiar with the Teachings of Abraham, LOA teachings offered by Esther Hicks and her late husband Jerry. (And if you’re not familiar with them, take this as your synchronistic cue to get familiar.)
Ask and It Is Given was my second introduction to the Law of Attraction, after watching “The Secret” several times when it first came out. Soon after that I attended one of their Law of Attraction workshops and then subscribed to their monthly CD series.
Another Mercury Retrograde period ends tomorrow, and after the few days the planet needs to get moving in the right direction, life as we know it will return to normal.
Or will it?
If you’ve heard me talk about Mercury Retrograde before, then you know that I take an approach to it that’s different from most people. There’s a lot of fear- and victim-based mentality around this phenomenon, as if it’s something horrible that happens every few months that we have no control over.
I prefer to see MR as a phenomenon that we’ve collectively agreed to in order to evolve, individually and collectively. When one of MR’s infamous communication breakdowns occur, it’s usually because of an assumption and/or misunderstanding by one or both parties. If we’re willing to look at where the miscommunication happened, then we have a chance to learn something about ourselves that hasn’t been working so well and change it. (This opportunity always exists, but it’s stronger during Mercury Retrograde.)
I also subscribe to the understanding that each Mercury Retrograde period has a theme based on where it falls in the astrological calendar. This correlation tells us that Mercury isn’t going to bring up all of our weaknesses at once (that would be head-burying time); rather, it highlights our opportunities to grow relative to that particular theme.
Did you know that needing more money can be the luckiest thing that ever happened to your financial prosperity?
I can hear your “Huh?” from all the way over here. :)
But it’s true – all because of the Law of Polarity.
Since you might not have heard of the Law of Polarity, let’s start with one law you certainly have heard of: the Law of Attraction, from which we know that thoughts are things, and like attracts like, therefore your thoughts attract things that are like them.
Which means that when your bank balance is low and your self-talk sounds like “I don’t have enough money,” you get more not-having-enough-money.
You know that if you could keep your thoughts focused on “I have plenty of money,” then it would manifest. So that’s what you do: You constantly affirm, “I have plenty of money.” You say it to yourself, to your spouse, to anyone who asks (not that many people do – that’s kinda rude in our culture):
“Everything’s great! I’m tapped into my birthright of abundance!”
But something’s missing
As you move through your life making your affirmations of prosperity, you occasionally allow yourself to glimpse a feeling that something is missing – and not just the money.