Daily Inspiration for the Soul...7 ways to Innovate for Evolutionary Success
I think there's a huge misunderstanding about the purpose of the soul, and with that, life itself. I put it to you, that the soul is an expression of the One - of pure presence. And it's purpose is to actualise the One in every moment - as an expression. When you hit this sweet spot of life, without needing it to go a particular way, then you channel the enormity of the universal flow through you. It shapes things you couldn't possibly have previously imagined.
The power of making small incremental changes
Right now, with everything that's going on in the world, you simply cannot remain the same - to expect today will turn out just like it did yesterday. The risk is to be caught in the machinations of the shadowside in society - to have to dance to its tune. Instead of making progressive innovations that whilst maybe small, nevertheless lead to big shifts in you, and therefore in your life.
Here's the challenge to truly innovate your life to spiritual success:
Genuinely not needing a specific outcome; instead, giving yourself wholeheartedly, 100%, without reservation to the path that naturally wants to happen.
You feel it in little ways: how to be different in a relationship, either with family or at work; taking a different route to work and seeing what you notice; spending alone time free-wheeling without the need of a particular objective or destination; developing your daily meditation practice; changing your diet; creating things simply for the joy of it.
All of these things will lead to small incremental shifts of consciousness - the progressive embodiment of soul, and therefore new intuitive changes in the way you create your life.
The Power of Intermittant Fasting
Take diet for example, we've been exploring intermittent fasting on Openhandweb, and the incredible amount of energy this can unleash because the body isn't having to work so hard to digest food all the time. Not only is it good for the body, but also unshackles consciousness from constricting inner processes - you can expand more into higher dimensional consciousness.
We've been encouraging the exploration of intermittent fasting, meaning to limit eating to a defined period during the day - reducing to just 6 hours (and even towards just one meal a day). It gives the body greater time to heal and integrate, but especially, it encourages the emergence of soul, by being less consumed within internal physical processes and density. The change is often quite remarkable. Although you will have to overcome cravings, there unleashes a greater sense lightness and relaxedness - the sense of interconnectivity can greatly increase. The sense of universal flow intensifies.
Important Note: such regular fasting can activate karma and will certainly bring up plenty of density in the beginning. And so if working towards such a diet, it's always good to tune in with a facilitator who understands how karma can get activated and how to process it... Openhand Facilitator Network
7 ways to innovate your day, to empower your evolution
I feel the earth's energies changing rapidly now. I can feel the karmic construct of the old paradigm beginning to unwind and amongst the shadows and clouds, a new reality is progressively taking form. It's a flow we can each ride. We can do that by innovation - making small changes to our daily patterns.
Here are 7 key ones to consider and apply...
1) What's the first thing you do when you wake up? It's essential to set the tone at this very moment. If even only for a few minutes, just sit yourself up, breathe, and feel the connection to your soul, and the wider world - open the window, immerse yourself in the birds' morning corus
2) Before beginning to eat, cleanse the bodily system with a warm herbal tea, which is also likely to stem any hunger pangs for a while
3) Each day, take at least 10-15 minutes out to do deep consciousness bodywork: soulmotion for example, gentle stretching and yoga, or bringing your awareness into your core with something like pilates (10-15 minutes per day would be the absolute minimum - with two or three weekly sessions lasting at least an hour)
4) Continually refine your diet - incorporating more plant based eating and as much live (raw) as possible. Be mindful, that as your body shifts, you will have to confront mental cravings... try this breakthrough approach for working into the cravings, totally feeling into them and unwinding through them...4 step Breakthrough Approach
5) Innovate your routines: simple things like changing the route you take to work; how you spend your free time; where you go walking or where you like to hang out. Spend as much time "free wheeling" as possible - simply ask "show me", then follow the pull - watch what signs and synchronicity show up.
6) Reduce time with technology - connection is great, of course, but be clear you're getting maximum value from your time and not simply 'comfort-viewing'. Stop, take time out for meditation, go deeper within, penetrate any resistance and soften through... try using this Openhand Bow Meditation
7) Do something creative, just for the fun of it: creativity can unleash new aspects of soul - music, drumming, painting, drawing, dance, blogging and vlogging. It doesn't matter a jot how successful you might be in an outcome sense - just go with what moves your soul for the fun of it.
Progressive innovation - the key to success
We are faced with tremendous change upon the planet. But rather than cowering in fear of this, it can instead be a great spur to spiritual growth and life transformation. If someone puts up your energy bills, how does that make you feel?
Perhaps there's anxiety in the beginning - that's understandable. But that's a great opportunity to work it through and let go. Maybe you then get angry? But within the anger is determination to thrive. Then ride that deternination, embody it. Of itself, this new beingness is bound to change things in a beneficial way.
The key to successful change, leading to the integration of soul and thus uplifting your life, is through progressive innovation - making plenty of small changes to the general routines of life that we so easily slip into. Then before you know it, you've made some great leaps and bounds. It's with this in mind that we produced the Openhand video called "Innovation". Take 5 minutes out, watch and ask, "how might it inspire my evolutionary growth this day?"...
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By making small changes each day, we can evolve massively 🧗♂️
09/01/2022 Shift Update
I know that plenty of times you might look at the magnitude of what you feel you must achieve or attain in the shift and balk at the enormity of it. But there's another way to look at your spiritual development. How?
If you've found your way to Openhand, the likelihood is that you're already tuning into the soul and following it to a degree. You'll likely recognise the feeling of activating soul. You'll likely feel the heartfelt pull at times. You may well be meditating, connecting with nature and doing some form of bodywork. You'll likely be exploring conscious eating to some degree. Now here's the key: each day to progressively innovate your patterns and your life; each step tuning into the soul just a little bit more and coming from that place of rightness.
The point being you don't necessarily have to be making giant leaps. Each day just a progressive iteration in the various aspects of your life that you recognise effect your consciousness: just a little be less of the negative influences and a little bit more of the positive.
You'll be chipping away at the density. Then you'll make breakthroughs. Sometimes you won't realise what you've achieved until you stop, look back, and realise you feel differently now - that you don't get hooked into the same things; that you're not recreating the same negative patterns. You'll feel buoyed and refreshed by it, inspired to continue on.
Sometimes you'll have massive recognisable shifts.
Hence I encourage all to read the lead article above today and watch the video at the end. It contains 7 key ways that you can apply on a daily basis to continually innovate your consciousness. Then do share in commentary below - I'd be intrigued to hear how you feel you're changing in the shift?
One step at a time
In reply to By making small changes each day, we can evolve massively 🧗♂️ by Open
I find this post quite inspiring and encouraging. This has exactly been my realisation in the recent days. When I look at all those small steps and look at the changes over the years, it makes sense. This is what truly works! What I'm noticing now within me is being this container to hold different energies and feelings without an agenda or reaction and also to know the difference between what is mine and what is not. I think its also quite important to take myself into the lone space so I can have more clarity into this.
Yesterday I was looking at some of the things happening around me and feeling this deep sense of sadness and compassion at the plight of it all. I later realised the reward is the self compassion I develop through this. The more I can hold the pain of the other without needing to fix or change them , the more I can be a vessel to hold my distortions and pain without needing to fix myself. I was sitting with this realisation and pain yesterday and it kicked off some karma for me. I have felt the same sense of karmic feeling before of being in a tornado of torture and confusion but this time I moved and expressed with it in the openhand fashion. My sense was that I was in some kind of experiment where I was manipulated. Synchronistically I felt to watch a movie which had themes of crimes under organ donorships. I think part of this spiritual work that we do is to blow up this container and expand it so that we can hold many different viewpoints , feelings without resistance and rejections.
Having said that my first reaction when confronted with this intrusive energy around me was to go away from here. So I booked my tickets and said bye to the place but just before boarding the train , I noticed that my phone and keys where missing , so I had to come back. Only an hour after my phone and keys were delivered to my house. The message cant be any louder than that! There's more work to be done here before I create something else.
The video about innovation is absolutely inspiring. Wow! I don't know how long before I had seen that video , but it makes much more sense when I watch it now. I feel committed and immediately few things sprung into my mind which I could tweak and ask the question how can i be more of myself in that situation! Lets do this !
Here's a small song I wrote few days ago and a video when I had this realisation of taking one step at a time.
Progressive growth through small step changes
In reply to One step at a time by Vimal
This is tremendously inspirational Vimal - yes, you get the drift exactly: honouring and accepting where we are, but then making progressive small changes - one step at a time!
One of the key things I often express on the Openhand work, is how as you break past the surface layers, then karma can trigger with the smallest of vibrations - as you expressed above.
And yet another heartwarming tune!
Love and well wishes
YOU...Are Much Bigger than the NUMBERS!!
Thought I'd share this 1-minute thought with you from our retreat up here in the marvellous mountains of Mexico. Yes, the shadowstate is manipulating the supply chains, bills are going up. BUT, you are much bigger than the numbers!...
Right now, innovation in your life is utterly crucial!
27/10/2022 Shift Update
We're on retreat here in Mexico, and a big theme that's coming up is how the shadowstate is controlling life and resources on the planet. What do you do when your energy bills rocket and the cost of living escalates?
The crucial thing is NOT to allow it to define who you are - that's exactly what they want.
Instead, see it as inspiration and motivation to change.
First, you've got to work through any negative reactivity, fear and anxiety. In Mexico we've been applying the Breakthrough approach to achieve this...
Next ask, "how does my soul feel to be in response?"
Maybe there's determination, a yearning to thrive and succeed.
Embody that feeling. Let it express into your life.
How does it now change the way you approach things.
If you look at life more from beingness, which is now the direct invitation, then the numbers on a bill stay exactly that - only numbers on paper that don't define you. Instead, it becomes the spur to change. Now you've gained greatly from it. You can literally quantum leap your life.
Do explore my lead article today, which details 7 ways in which to innovate your daily life, including an illuminating video...
Daily Inspiration for the Soul...7 ways to Innovate for Evolutionary Success
How can you innovate your life today? Share, and then commit!
In reply to Right now, innovation in your life is utterly crucial! by Open
So Openhanders, here's a direct challenge: how can you innovate your life today?
Share something here, write it down. It will help you commit.
i begin by committing to…
In reply to How can you innovate your life today? Share, and then commit! by Open
i begin by committing to prescence and resting as much as possible in SGoB, i commit to healthier, mindful eating and eventually starting intermittent fasting. i commit to a more conscious morning routine of at very least meditation. i commit to moving my body in ways my soul wishes to express. i commit to reducing/ eliminating comfort scrolling. let's see where i go from there.🙏💙
In reply to i begin by committing to… by barbfromkingston
Well those commitments are definitely going to bring about transformation 👍
Standing on the Edge and making a Bridge with all You Have
Hi Megha - you have a big heart
And yet, I find the Universe regularly does this. Puts me in these situations where I have to stand on the edge and literally make a bridge with all I have .
I know exactly what you're talking about - I'm out at the edge plenty myself too - working to create bridges into a vast complexity of realities. It's okay - let the Universe expand the boundaries a degree.
Grit in the centre
Really loving the video too. Having to innovate big time as a baby I am treating has a weird condition that hasn't been treated with all the drugs we have thrown at her. And (even more amazing) is that I am going to try and do something new - going to try to treat her with a diet . It will need a lot of innovation on my part. And yet, I find the Universe regularly does this. Puts me in these situations where I have to stand on the edge and literally make a bridge with all I have . I really love my life and suspect it's because of these edges I regularly am called to traverse.
At all times in these situations I have to recall that I am but a small cog in the vast machinery that the baby's circumstances are. And in doing so I let go control . And yet ,being the small cog I am ,I cannot let go of my responsibility . Do do what I can with as much heart and love and intelligence as I can muster .
Felt called to share !
Exploration of the arts but without needing an outcome
Hi Megha - it's similar for me and music!
Yet I keep working with it and something noticeable starts to emerge - but always its the gentle inquiry with it that yeilds much of interest.
Wishing you well with it
Surrendering into creative arts.
In reply to Exploration of the arts but without needing an outcome by Open
Hi Megha and Open,
I can empathise with it to some degree. Nowadays when I play the guitar and sing, I get all manner of tunes coming through me. It's is if I'm expressing beingness through it. Most times it has no structure - it just flows according to what I'm feeling and the emotions and how I'm moving within it. Yet when i feel it turns to something good, there is attachment to an outcome and I disconnect from the flow. When I try to record it or play in front of other I lose it. I believe I'm horrible at writing lyrics so its just that - I can't produce it into some outcome but still I enjoy it a great deal. I think the universe will only show the next level when I have learned to surrender into what I already have. At least thats how it has been moving for me.
Just jumped at me
'Create but don't worry what the outcome is '
This jumped out at me today ( even though I have read this article before ) . In my meditations I often see these beautiful images - I can almost feel the art insideof me and yet fear of it turning out to be crap ( I am such a horrible artist !) Keeps me from channeling that into canvas .
And yet that's the point isn't it. The fact that I'm holding onto a thread of soul and allowing it to express it's little tendril from beyond the void into the light of day . To allow the force of that creativity within to cause a ripple in my own body mind .
Time to paint it would seem !
How do you recognise soul when it's active in you?
One of the things that often comes up on the Openhand Courses and Gatherings, is how to recognise soul when it's active? This is a crucial key to aligning new daily behaviours that unleash soul.
So let me ask you, how do you recognise soul when it's active in you?
Oh that squirrel is just to cute! Gets me every time I see it!
Ditto for me too lately with the fasting. I find myself getting to the point where my I just let my body tell me I'm hungry and in need of sustenance, instead of just .. Oh its noon, time to eat something. Mostly I prefer to let my entire being just tell me what it is that it needs.
Lately I've needed an extra dose of cranberries, but the ridiculous thing about that is this area I live in and the stores only sell them as a seasonal food such as late autumn and early winter. So I did what I could do, I opted for pure cranberry juice. This is not something to drink straight up, its very shocking. But the shock made me laugh, so I tried another drink that way and decided nope. This is no good, time to get innovative and add something to it like bananas and blueberries. Bottles of pure cranberry juice should come with a warning label!! It should read – warning, you might be shocked upon drinking this stuff.. take it slow!
My experience though with number 5. is it loops until somewhere deep inside myself and the entirety of my being fully comprehends exactly what I have been shown. This really is a tedious thing I put myself through and why I do it is just ridiculous. It reminds me of a very old cartoon I saw as a child, where a person kept picking up sand from one pile with a pair of tweezers then looking at the minute grain of sand before setting it down onto a new pile. Only to go through the pile of sand in this manner before the last grain is picked up then turning to the new pile and starting all over again.
I just really needed to relearn a new yet old way to let go of the moments show me so this morning I just let go and I found myself painting with my left hand instead of my right. This is profound! But yet the moment I became aware of what I was doing and how precise my painting was is the moment my left hand went shakey again. Yet I kept at it, and the more I accepted my left side painting the easier the painting went. Therein lies my answer too! Sometimes the most innovative way is to just let go. Find that spot within where everything is just quiet and allow myself to breathe. Now I need to just write myself a memo that says remind yourself of these things every morning so you don't wake up one day and say OHHH yeah, I remember now, that's how you do that. Oh and tell Open thank you for the reminder here! So Thank you!
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