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“Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution.”

Lao Tzu
c. 604-531 B.C.)
Source: The Hua
Hu Ching.

Community Member’s Aha! Moments

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October 28, 2009
Issue #38


Today's newsletter puts the spotlight on how just one "light bulb moment" can change everything.

Jennifer GraingerWishing you much love and light,

Jennifer Grainger
Jennifer T. Grainger, B.Msc.
Founder: Spiritual Growth Community


Abundance Was Just One Insight Away!

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I am a positive person. Really. Ask anyone. Pollyanna could be my middle name. So you can imagine my total shock when I became consciously aware that at my deepest core I had a belief in lack and limitation!

This awakening had been a long time in the making. I’d had to reveal and heal a multitude of unconscious, limiting beliefs before I was ready to see this one.

First I had to discover that I had a “not enough” thing going on. As in, I am not enough; I don’t have enough; no matter how hard I work, it is never enough, blah, blah, blah . . .

It is important to note that these thoughts of “not enough” were rarely conscious. That’s how it is with limiting beliefs. But I knew something was up when my outer life was reflecting lack and limitation in the areas of money and relationships despite my rather constant Law-of-Attraction focus.

I had an altar on my bedroom dresser. It was generously populated with money and relationship symbols. It was seeded with crystals and gems to energize it all.

In the most exquisite detail I had written, re-written, refined and polished my “ideal spiritual partner” description. I knew how I’d allocate the money I was going to make. Man, I tell ya, I had the Law-of-Attraction thing goin’ on big time!

After a couple of years of not getting the results I had expected, I had to squarely face the truth. Something inside of me was not a match for what I wanted. Picture me snapping my fingers and growling something like “darnit!” when I realized that!

The take-away point here is that acknowledging the source of my outer experience was the state of my inner consciousness put me in a powerful creator space, rather than victim mode.

After acknowledging the “problem” was inside me I spent a small bit of unproductive time blaming myself before moving on to sincerely asking, “what do I need to shift in my consciousness so that I am attracting a different outcome?”

It is only in retrospect that I can connect the dots that led to my awakening and healing the lack and limitation block. It would take pages to chronicle every step of the process: the seemingly random conversations, the chance meetings, the “junk” emails that I opened rather than deleted, and on and on.

But I will share four majorly pivotal things that led to turning around my unconscious lack and limitation beliefs. (I know majorly isn’t a real word, but I like it anyway.)

  1. I opened, instead of deleted, an email that caused me to  participate in the eight week Be Happy online course presented by Robert Holden through Hay House (www.hayhouse.com).

  2. At the end of an energy session with Nancy “Solara” Gardner, in which my intention had been to remove energy blocks to my money and relationship success, she told me she’d just read a book that I might find useful. Busting Loose From the Money Game: Mind Blowing Strategies For Changing The Rules of a Game You Can’t Win” by Robert Scheinfeld.

  3. I met Brie Pawlak in a mastermind group originally founded to support each other in using Social Media that turned into just Brie and me sharing our spiritual journey. She mentioned success she’d had in a seven week advanced prosperity consciousness course called Keys to the Kingdom. I’d briefly heard about it before and this time decided to investigate.

  4. The Universe applied a 2 x 4 to the side of my head by orchestrating events that pushed my “fear of rejection and abandonment” buttons big time! (This was the topic of my previous newsletter issue #37.)

The puzzle pieces came together shortly after the “2 x 4 to the head” experience, which just shows to go ya’ that if you don’t “get it” with the rather benign experiences, the Universe will increase the severity until you do get it . . . all for our highest good, of course, though it certainly doesn’t feel like it at the time!

The moment of truth came in my second time through the Keys to the Kingdom course. Week Six. Gratitude. Not only had I heard this course once before, but the principle is well known: what you are grateful for multiplies. The course creator, David Owen Ritz, was demonstrating how to put enthusiastic energy into expressions of gratitude.  

That’s when it hit me! Just the previous day I’d had two new members join the Spiritual Growth Community. Did I jump for joy? Did I do a happy dance?

No. My thought was a lukewarm, that’s nice, followed by calculating the number of members I wanted, but didn’t have yet! 

I tell you, it took my breath away to see that. I had to sit down. Oh. My God! Even when I get something I want, I view it through the lens of how much more I wanted and was not getting! Holy Cow! How would it have been different to get really excited that I had two new members?

In that very instant my consciousness shifted from lack to prosperity and abundance. In that very instant every where I looked I saw abundance. Oh my God. Abundance is everywhere! How could I have not seen it? It has been here all the time! How many times have I heard the phrase, “we live in an abundant Universe” but just never got it?

From that moment, which was only two weeks ago, abundance has been pouring in. People have insisted on picking up the check when out to dinner. When there was a delay in receiving shipment of a CD recorder, the retailer substituted a recorder that was twice as expensive, and gave me 25 blank CDs and a CD player to thank me for my patience!

In the last two weeks I’ve made the acquaintance of more people who I enjoy spending time with than I had in the past three years, including a spiritually evolved man who makes me laugh!

I’ve also noticed that when something does “go wrong” I hardly notice it. I do what is necessary and turn the outcome over to the Universe.

BOTTOM LINE: How we experience life is a direct reflection of our beliefs . . . conscious and unconscious. Sincerely asking the question “what beliefs, behaviors, or attitudes do I need to change so that I can experience my life in Joy?” is the key to unlocking the limiting beliefs so they can be brought to the light and changed or eliminated.

TIPS: The more you surround yourself with people who want to have more Joy and less struggle in their lives, and who are willing to do the work of becoming conscious, the faster you will create a life that works!

P.S. We unconsciously speak our limiting beliefs every day. Phrases like: That always happens to me. I can never get ahead. The minute I get some extra money, something always happens. No matter what I do, nothing changes. All the great guys/gals are already married. I’ll never get out of debt. If I lose my job, that will be the end of me. And on and on. Having friends who know a limiting belief when they hear one, and who will lovingly point it out to you, is invaluable!

P.P.S. Becoming conscious is work. Peeling away the obstacles that obscure your awareness of who you truly are is work. But think of it this way. It takes work to chase after the material things that promise joy and happiness, but never deliver over the long term. Why not just do the work of becoming conscious that leads to radiating Joy from the inside out? Remember, Joy is who you are!

So . . . what is your outer life telling you about your unconscious thoughts and beliefs? What are you doing to surround yourself with people on the quest of expanding consciousness? How’s it going for you? I'd like to hear from you!

I’ll “see” you in our next newsletter November 11th.

Love & Light,
Jennifer Grainger

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