Jennifer Recommends

Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future (and a Way to Get There from Here)
by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., and Steve Bhaerman (also know as Swami Beyondananda)

I am a great fan of these authors. Bruce, because of his rock-solid science that backs up the spiritual principle that it is our thoughts that create our reality, and Steve, well, because his quirky sense of humor resonates with my off-beat perceptions. It is amazing that current mainstream science continues to throw out valid evidence when it doesn’t match its preconceptions. How unscientific is that? (Very human of course!)

Here are a couple of reviews for the Spontaneous Evolution.

“This is the life map we have been waiting for! With just the right blend of spiritual humor and rock-solid science, Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman cast a holistic new light on an emerging new civilization.”

-Gregg Braden

“The implications of this powerful book have the potential to change the world.”

-Deepak Chopra

“ . . .  a world-changing book that offers a heartening view of humanity’s destiny.”

-Thom Hartmann


Notable Quote

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882)

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Volume 2, Issue 17
September 9, 2009
 

Welcome!

Instead of relating an experience with a client as I usually do, today I am sharing the leap in awareness I made last week.

Jennifer GraingerWishing you much love and light,

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

 

You Are Living in the Flow, Whether You Know It or Not

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Have you noticed time speeding up, and an increase in episodes of feeling irritated, annoyed, frustrated and sometimes downright angry?

Have you been feeling exhausted, worn out and like you are being repeatedly dragged through a knothole backwards, or run over by a steamroller, or both? Or was that only happening to me? (Probably not!)

Good! You are right on target. Everything that is not of the light is being forced into the open so we can see it and transcend it.

We have entered the “shift or die” phase of the evolutionary leap humanity is engaged in. We are being called to expand our consciousness and see beyond the illusion of ordinary reality.

A switch flipped in my brain last week. Since then I’ve been having “oh I get it” realizations one on top of the other. I am seeing abundance everywhere. I wake up with a joyous awareness that the day is filled with infinite possibilities. I have a new understanding of what it means to be in the flow and to live in non-attachment.

These concepts of living in the flow and of non-attachment are crucial to living with more Joy and less struggle. And I got two for the price of one this week. Yahoo!

I thought I had a good understanding of what it meant to live in the flow . . . align with the path that resonates with my inner being. Do more of the things that feel expansive and less (to none) of the things that feel contracting. I’d know I was out of the flow when I’d find myself struggling (feeling pressured, feeling like I “have to” do something, forcing myself to keep on when my body, mind and soul were begging me to stop, etc.).

When I’d find myself struggling I’d stop, go to my meditation chair, get quiet and ask for guidance . . . and stay there til I got it! This was a great way to live. Nothing wrong with it at all. It is just that now I see there is more.

The concept of non-attachment has always been more of a challenge than living in the flow. If I wanted something, I wanted it! I’d have to do a lot of reminding myself that everything was for my highest good, including not having what I desperately wanted. Eventually I’d surrender to “what is” and that would dissolve the frustration. Again, this worked pretty well. My life was pretty good. Now I see there is more.

Since the flipped brain switch, I have an expanded perception of these two concepts. Now I see there is no flow to “align with.” There is no searching for the flow. There is no “this is flow and that is not flow.” We are immersed in the flow, like fish in the ocean. We can ride the direction of the flow, or we can struggle against it.

Wow! What a concept! I am immersed in the flow. I am either open to it, or I am resisting it. Allowing life to flow through me puts a new spin on the idea of non-attachment. The flow is constant and with it is constant change. In every moment the elements of earthly life are flowing through me . . . relationships, money, people, circumstances, and “issues”.

From a big picture point-of-view hanging onto things, or demanding that particular things show up in a particular way seems a bit foolish. Do I really want to override Divine Intelligence? Yes! Just kidding.

Think of an ocean wave that doesn’t like the direction the tide is flowing. What a waste of energy for the wave to resist the direction of the flow. It will eventually end up on the shore anyway. 

I like imagining my life unfolding moment-by-moment, with infinite possibilities . . . anything can happen. Whatever I’ve been focusing on is on the assembly line moving my way. If I have been focusing on what I don’t want, it is on the assembly line moving my way. If I have been focusing on what I do want, it is on the assembly line moving my way. It may not arrive in the package I have been expecting, but it will arrive.

Do you see it? Can you feel it? Do you sense it? Doesn’t this put a whole new perspective on how we approach each day?

Yes, indeed.

BOTTOM LINE: Divine Intelligence is at work in our lives every moment whether we are aware of it or not. Imagine greeting each day by acknowledging that we live in a sea of infinite possibilities. Anything can happen. As a co-creator of my life, my repetitious thoughts and feelings today are the elements that have tremendous influence on what is on the assembly line flowing toward me. To paraphrase a biblical passage: Rejoice and be glad for this is the day I have influenced for myself. I can learn from it; make the necessary changes to my thoughts and feelings; open to receive the best life has to offer. Bring it on!

TIP: Every earthly thing is temporary: things, relationships, careers, you name it. Whatever I am thinking and feeling now is in the flow coming my way sooner are later, only to stay temporarily and then move on. The “temporary” could be 10 minutes. It could be 50 years.

P.S. If you are not enjoying the journey, you won’t be any happier at the destination. Well, maybe for a little while. But sooner, rather than later, the inborn urge to grow, to create, to evolve, will want to express itself, and a new journey starts.

P.P.S. Take note that journeys tend to be long, while the time spent in the destination is short. Plan accordingly!

Community Member’s Aha! Moments

Jennifer Grainger NewsletterDo you have an Aha! Moment you’d like to share? How do you view being in the flow and having no attachment to the outcome? What do you think?

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

Love
Jennifer Grainger

Announcements

Spiritual Growth Community Memberís September Calendar

Teleclass: Tuesday, September 15th 7 to 8 pm PT
Loving Your Shadow

Appreciating and loving your Shadow is easier than you think. You know the phrase “the truth will set you free.” That is especially true in Shadow work. Debbie Ford says Shadow work promised you more love, happiness, intimacy, and success while compelling you to live at your evolutionary edge.

In-Person: Wednesday, September 16th 7 to 9 pm PT
Monthly Spiritual Gathering - Jennifer’s home, Lodi, CA

This is a time to sit back and relax in a peaceful space of Oneness. I channel 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: Thursday September 24th  7 to 8 pm PT
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.


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Mark Your Calendar

Fall Retreat - Sunday September 27, 2009

A day to leave the chaos behind, connect with your Angels and Spirit Guides, replenish your heart and soul, and gather with like-hearted people for a day of spiritual refreshment and rejuvenation. Held at Now and Zen Yoga Spa in Lodi, CA. Presented by Jennifer T. Grainger

Free to Spiritual Growth Community members.

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