by Blossom Benedict
I remember sitting on the couch next to my roommate one late October nearly six years ago. We were both working. As usual :) She was going over her finances and was $27,000 into her overdraft. To me that was a horrifying proposition.
"What would it take to be out of my overdraft by Christmas?" she asked cheerfully.
"What!?" I couldn't really believe the question.
$27,000 was about what I created in 6 months, if I was lucky. I couldn't imagine being buried by that much debt, but I definitely couldn't imagine changing it in 2 months. I knew she had an international trip coming up and I also knew how much she splurged around Christmas. To declare in front of me that she could create and EXTRA $27,000 on top of all that, well, honestly, it felt mean.
Didn't she know how hard it was for me to create money?
Couldn't she be a little more sensitive on that topic rather than boasting about how much she was paid?
If you are cheering for me at this point in the story and want my friend to stop being mean... let's wait a minute for that.
If you are thinking, "well that's a weird reaction," I'd have to agree. You are correct. You are 800 million percent correct. It IS a weird reaction. Or at least the reaction of a victim and a reaction that will never create more.
The things is, she hadn't even said she could do it. She had literally just asked question. (How dare she ask a question that big! LOL).
Luckily I have these fun tools called Access where I actually catch myself most of the time when I'm being insane. And this feeling of being hurt by what she was capable of creating caught my attention.
Why was I not going "WOW! You can do that!?" What would it take for ME to do that? What do you know about money that I could be more of? What would it take for me to have that much ease creating money?
In that moment, I was choosing to let what she could create make me feel bad about myself. That's crazy! How much did I love that particular story of being a victim when it comes to money? A lot! And yet, I chose to let go of much of it that very day.
Here's the thing... It is not up to you how someone responds when you create something great.
It wasn't up to my roommate if I chose to be hurt or to be inspired. It is not up to me when someone walks into one of my houses if they say "I'll have some of this!" or "what is wrong with me that I haven't created more."
We don't get to choose that.
But do you know what you DO get to choose?
You get to choose what YOU create. You get to choose what you be.
And if you choose to create a life that can inspire others to choose more, they will not all choose to be inspired.
But some may.
So are you?
Are you willing to create a life that inspires others to create more? And then to leave them the choice to respond however it is they desire to respond?
That's the tricky bit. And it's also where all the freedom waits.
by Blossom Benedict
Everyone says they want a big, fun, fabulous life, but here’s something you may not have considered: Not everyone around you will be jumping for joy when you create it. It actually may make a lot of people in your life feel quite uncomfortable.
Are you always justifying what you have and why you deserve it? Are you actually keeping yourself small so that those around you don’t feel bad about their own life?
If you are going to create everything you desire, there is one skill you are going to have to starting honing today. It’s called, "receiving judgment."
It comes down to this-- Are you willing for people to think you have too much, that you laugh to loud, that you don’t deserve what you have or that you’re “just lucky?” Are you willing for people to feel awkward around you when you are having too much fun and just aren’t following the rules?
If you’d like 2017 to be the year you truly get what you desire, here are 10 things you can start practicing today.
(Spoiler alert: They are going to make people around you squirm!)
1) Show up as the greatness of you.
2) Create your life in a way that works for you.
3) Have too much fun.
4) Create more money than you deserve for what you do.
5) Not have any problems worth sharing.
6) Laugh too loud.
7) Refuse to hate your body.
8) Have no judgment of your family.
9) Spend your time however you desire.
10) Enjoy being alive.
What if 2017 was the year you acknowledged that it’s pretty darn awesome to be alive…with or without all your ducks in a row?
It really comes down to this, are you willing to make others around you uncomfortable?
* Right Voice For You classes offer the opportunity to clear every point of view that prevents you from choosing these 10 possibilities above and invites you to jump!
Did you know you have a body? Stupid question right? Or is it? How often do we ignore our body completely? Or, if we’re not ignoring it, we’re judging it. Comparing it to others. Not liking certain aspects of our body because we’ve decided it’s less than perfect. And yet, our body just kindly, faithfully takes care of us. Heart keeps pumping. Lungs keep breathing. Legs keep walking.
There’s a line from a song by Tim Minchin called “Not Perfect”. In one particular part of the song he is referring to his body and he says, “Here’s the really weird thing, I’ve spent so much time hating it (body) and it never says a bad word about me.”
You and your body can create something different. Have you ever thought to apologize for the judgments you’ve told your body? Have you acknowledged the gift that your body is? Do you include it as you go about each day, living life?
If you actually included your body in the change you are choosing, would you create more change with even more ease? What if you could include your body in everything you do and choose to create with it?
“If you were creating WITH your body, what would you choose?”
Access Consciousness is unique in that the body is included in the possibilities they offer. The Access Consciousness 3 Day Body Classes are designed to open up a dialogue and create a communion with your body that allows you to enjoy your body instead of fighting against it and abusing it. When you start to change the way you relate to your body, you start to change how you relate to everything in your life.
Would you like to bring your body along with all the change you’ve been choosing? How much more would that create for you and your body? Would an Access Consciousness 3 Day Body Class contribute to that?
What is an Access Consciousness® Body Process?What if you know more about this than you think you know? For instance, if you’ve taken The Access Bars® class or had a Bars session, you’ve already received a body process!
There are over 50+ processes in the 3 Day Body Class Manual and are energetic processes that allow your body to relax, to receive and to let go of the accumulation of stress on your physical and subtle energy bodies. As well, they also can help your body restore and activate dormant capacities for healing and change. What if you did not have to be at the effect of aging, sickness, fatigue or degeneration of bodies that this reality perpetrates? What capacities does your body have that you haven’t noticed or acknowledged?
What if everything you thought was not changeable with bodies is actually changeable? This question alone starts to unlock bodies from holding patterns of no change. Questions along with the “hands-on-the-body” processes are one of the hallmarks of the difference that Access body processes are.
How does it work?
In a body process class, people are paired up and you take turns being a gifter and a receiver. The beauty of the body processes is that you do not have to understand them or be able to pronounce their names for them to work! You do not have to believe in them. All you have to do is be present, ask the body which process it would like, and then put your hands on the body (usually at specific location points) and ask the energies to run and they will. How does it get any easier than this?
Who created these body processes?
This radically different approach with bodies and change with bodies has been developed by Gary Douglas and Dr. Dain Heer over 27 years of working with bodies and asking questions. Gary, the founder of Access Consciousness created the body processes to get people to access their capacities & potencies with bodies. What if you didn’t have to study science or get a PhD to affect dynamic change with bodies? What if your body was a source of potency and awareness?
This is also the difference that the Access body processes are. Part of the invitation to this work with bodies is letting go of expectations, projections and results of any kind. As long as you expect a result, are you open to receiving something different? If you have a judgment that something with a body will never change, can it change? If you are trying to get rid of fat cells because you hate them, the judgment of hate actually keeps fat cells in existence. What if you had no point of view and no judgment of your body, of fat cells or pain? What could change then? Would you be willing to ask your body what can change, rather than DECIDING what MUST change and how and when it should occur?
The Access Body Processes are an invitation to a whole new reality with you and your body, the earth & other’s bodies. What would playing more with your body create? What if you asked your body how it would like to play or if it would it like to change something? Not from the point of view of having to fix your body, but from the sheer joy of having a body?
I wonder what else is possible with your body you’ve never considered? Find a 3-Day Body Class offered by different facilitators all over the world by clicking here.
After taking 2X 3-Day Body Classes, you are able to attend an Advanced Body Class with Gary Douglas. Learn more about the Advanced Body Class here.