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Volume 2, Issue 12
July 1, 2009
 

Welcome!

Today’s newsletter puts the spotlight on the secret to having a successful life.

Jennifer GraingerWishing you much love and light,

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

 

Success Does Not Come From What You Do. It Comes From Being Who You Truly Are

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“I seem to have the unMidas touch,” said Franklin (not his real name). I have worked my butt off all my life.” (Franklin had just passed his 50th birthday.) “I’ve gone to business success seminars. I hired a business consultant for awhile. I’m up-to-date on the latest business strategies. I watched The Secret. I’ve applied the Law of Attraction. Nothing I do has put me over the line of just barely making it financially . . . and my marriage is just as dismal.”

The energy of despair was as present as if we were in the same room and not on the phone. I began running my Ranthia (Light Body energy center located in the vicinity of the heart) to neutralize the despair and lift his energy. “Are you feeling just about at the end of your rope?” I asked.

“You bet I am,” he said, his despair moving up the emotional scale to anger.

“I’ll bet you are pretty fed up with God, the Universe and all this damn spiritual crap about now, too. Right?” I said, mirroring his frustration to let him know I understood.

“Oh, man. You said it. If a space ship landed in the parking lot right now I’d be on it and leave this blasted planet behind for good!”

After Franklin had exhausted his anger and frustration I shared with him what I had learned for myself in my quest for business and relationship success. Although I agreed with him that knowing the basics about how business works and being up-to-date with the ever-changing technology had its place, it was not the source of success. Success comes from knowing who you are and why you’re here, and staying aligned with your Source (some might say the Creator, God, or the Universe) as you live On Purpose.

Being consciously connected and aligned with Source puts you in the flow of abundance. From this place you naturally magnetize to yourself whatever you need with Joy and little effort. In fact, when we find ourselves efforting, we know we are out of alignment.

Franklin took all of this in, but, as is so often the case, he used the information to beat himself up. “So my problem is there is something basically wrong with me so no matter what I do, I can’t succeed, right?”

“No! Not at all! What it means is you are now in a place to put your attention where it has the most effect . . .  on yourself! When you take charge of clearing the limiting beliefs and dis-empowering programming that has been running the show from your subconscious mind, your outer life will reflect the changes.”

“So where do I even start?”

“You’ve already started by asking the question ‘where do I start?’ Next you need to be listening for the answers which often come in bits and pieces . . . sort of like following clues in a treasure hunt. You also start by acknowledging that your Higher Self is in charge and stands ready to lead you through the labyrinth of becoming conscious.”

Franklin let out a long sigh. “So I am back at square one is what you’re saying, right?”

“No way! You are about to consciously start a journey into becoming who you truly are. Really, Franklin, it is true. The joy of life is in the journey, not a reward you get at the destination. I know it is a new way of thinking . . . that life is intended to be joyful and struggle-free, but I am here to tell you, it absolutely can be that way once you ‘get it’ that it is being your Authentic Self, aligned with Source and living On Purpose, not following someone else’s success formula that creates success. Once you take your attention off of ‘out there’ and put it on becoming conscious of who you truly are . . .”

“ . . . then my life becomes a walk in the park?”

“Well . . . not exactly. You still have the challenges of the human existence, but you can have an underlying Peace in your heart and experience the Joy in your soul along the way.”

Franklin was a bit skeptical, but willing to try a new approach. I knew from my own experience if he stayed the course of learning how to root out limiting beliefs and learned to take direction from his Higher Self instead of his ego, his outer life would reflect the changes. If he stayed the course it was inevitable that he would increasingly have more Joy and less struggle in his life.

BOTTOM LINE: Whether we are conscious of it or not, we are all on a journey of discovering and reclaiming our Authentic Selves. There are lots of ways to grow . . . through painful lessons, through struggle, or . . . believe it or not . . . you can grow with Joy.

TIP: To experience more Joy and less struggle, begin by deciding you want that, then set your intention to have it. Doors will open. Books will jump off the shelf and land at your feet. You will become aware of classes and teachers and spiritual groups that will support your quest. Follow your heart to whatever interests you. Take what resonates and discard the rest. Move on to a new teacher when you outgrow the old one.

P.S. The more you begin to trust your heart to lead you, the more fun your journey becomes.

P.P.S. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t here on the planet to play a role in the transformation/evolution of humanity that is taking place. Deep inside of you, you do know exactly who you are and why you are here. Discovering your Self and following your heart opens the way for others to follow.

Community Member’s Aha! Moments

Jennifer Grainger NewsletterDo you have an Aha! Moment you’d like to share? What has been your experience in following your heart? What challenges have you overcome in your journey of discovering your Authentic Self? How much Joy have you been able to experience? Are you finding yourself remembering to stop when you get into struggle and ask to be shown how to get back into the flow?

I want to hear from you! Tell me about your latest Aha! moment. 

Love
Jennifer Grainger

Announcements

Spiritual Growth Community Member’s July Calendar

Teleclass: Tuesday, July 7th - 7 to 8 pm Overcoming the Obstacles to Loving Yourself - Part I

Fear and guilt are woven into the fabric of our personality self (ego) at a very early age. They are so much a part of us (and the world around us) that we don’t really notice how pervasive it is. Joy is who you are at your essence. The key to experiencing more Joy and less struggle in your life is in loving yourself.

In this class we will trace back to the roots of guilt and fear and offer remedies for transforming guilt into self acceptance and fear into love. We will end with a guided meditation.

Teleclass: Monday, July 13th -  7 to 8 pm Guest Speaker - Lynn Telford-Sahl, author of Intentional Joy: How to Turn Stress, Fear and Addiction into Freedom and The Greatest Change of All

Lynn is an Awakening Your Light Body graduate, a holistic psychotherapist and a cheerleader for loving ourselves. Lynn will share her vast knowledge on how to face the things that get in the way of our joy and happiness and offer quick tips for connecting with our Joy at will. We will end with a guided meditation.

In-Person: Wednesday, July 15th - 7 to 9 pm Monthly Spiritual Gathering - Jennifer’s home in Lodi, CA

This a time to sit back and relax in a peaceful space of Oneness. Jennifer channels a message that often brings clarity to issues you are working on and usually creates a feeling of mental and emotional peace and physical relaxation. Next is a  guided meditation that takes you inward to the center of your being where your Divine Self resides that often brings joy to your heart and peace to your mind.

Teleclass: Tuesday July 21st -    Overcoming the Obstacles to Loving Yourself - Part II

Comparing yourself to others, or some idealized version of who you were trained to be is a major obstacle to loving yourself. In this class we will explore how humans have been trained for centuries to gauge their own behavior by comparing themselves to others. Although it helped us survive as a species to this point, we are in the midst of an evolutionary leap. We need to re-define what is “normal” and re-wire our ego selves to support who we truly are at our essence, which is Joy. We will end with a guided meditation.

Teleclass: Thursday, July 30th - Open Coaching Call

Whether you want coaching or just want to listen to what others have to share, this call is bound to boost your spirit and enliven your soul! If you have a particular spiritual growth issue you’d like to see addressed in this call, you can email me your topic or issue. I will do my best to cover it in the call. We will end with a guided meditation

If you are not a member of the Spiritual Growth Community and would like to join in on our classes click here and register for the $1.00 30 day trial membership. You will have complete access to all the membership benefits for a full 30 days. If you decide you’d like to continue after the 30 day trial you will be billed $47 a month for each month you remain a member.

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