How people are creating a paradigm shift: ENOUGH for themselves, others and the planet. The self-help personal and spiritual growth book by Laurie McCammon, Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word, shares cutting edge insights from spiritual awakening, evolutionary biology, quantum physics, the divine feminine, sustainability, the sharing economy, systems theory, Heartmath and conscious evolution.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word ( in 5 simple steps)
We've internalized a "Never enough" culture:
Never good enough
Never smart enough
Never attractive enough
Never successful enough
Never rich enough
Never powerful enough
Never safe enough
Notice the fear, shame, hurt and longing contained within these seven common beliefs. Now multiply that by thousands and think about what that does to your spirit on a nearly constant basis.
We're constantly told there isn't enough to go around:
Never enough jobs
Never enough food
Never enough security
Never enough natural resources
Never enough oil
Now imagine what kinds of actions "seem" justified when it "appears" that our need for enough is either under threat or not being met. Imagine the violence, the jealously, the separation, resentment, anger and fear. Imagine the war, exploitation, hoarding and mistrust generated by a single belief of not having enough. Think about the ways we have been lured into horrible deals and trade-offs because of these beliefs - bank bailouts, GMO's, pesticides, fracking, strip mining, wars, dirty energy.
But if we apply a broader, truer lens to reality, we see that "never enough" is not inevitable in nature at all. It is a story we believe and therefore perpetuate on the planet with our choices. But it doesn't have to be this way at all. Enough has always been in our reach. In fact, it is written into our DNA and is present in the patterns and systems that have sustained the entire universe for billions of years. Enough ways of thinking and doing are organically being reclaimed as humanity's consciousness expands past learned ideas and habits that have kept us from seeing the whole or balanced picture and aligning with it. Enough is showing up as permaculture, the sharing economy, unity consciousness, new science and new technology, indigenous wisdom and feminine empowerment. As we embrace these truer versions of who we are and what the world is, old power structures based on Never Enough myths naturally lose their power to contain or control us. The expansion of consciousness cannot be stopped. The hard truths and abuses behind the never Enough facade can no longer be hidden from view. Our hearts are remembering we are and have always been enough to generate Enough. Enough is not a feel good fantasy or hopeful vision. We are not hopeless optimists, but we, who are reclaiming the Enough truth, are humanity's best hope. Enough is the most practical path to human survival and resiliency.
What is naturally emerging is an Enough future where we realize our inherent enoughness and joyfully participate in ensuring enough for ourselves, enough for our community and enough for Earth.
We step into our collective adulthood as co-creators of Enough for all.
The greatest thing? Shifting your life and the world at the same time is simple. It is the very same instruction for everyone on earth: shifting the way you orient yourself toward one single word: Enough.
Here is the Enough Shift in Five Easy Steps:
1. Each time you encounter the word "enough," ask yourself if you are assuming Enough is the truth or "never enough" is the truth. Notice: are you feeling sufficiency or scarcity?
2. Bring consciousness to the effect this one word (enough) has on what you have chosen to do or not do, to believe or not believe in this present context. Has a belief in scarcity made certain responses more likely, routine or habitual?
3. Ask yourself, "What if Enough is the actual truth and scarcity is a myth?"
4. Ask yourself, "What would I do or choose if I believed there was and I was Enough?"
5. Take action aligned with a belief in Enough and see how different your life and the world becomes, one decision at a time.
When you truly embrace the Enough shift within you, here are examples of the types of results you can expect:
You will start to notice the word Enough more, giving you more opportunities to challenge scarcity myths in everyday life.
You will notice how the belief in lack feels like fear in your body and holds you back from making decisions that are actually in your best interest.
You will experience more freedom and spontaneity as you move out of "fight or flight" mentality and into a more reasoned, mature and expansive lens.
You will feel more optimistic, happy and lighter. By the law of attraction, the amount of time you spend believing in Enough rather than Never Enough will determine your ability to generate enough for you and your family.
You will find codependent patterns and other disempowering relationship patterns less attractive. As a result of not playing old, stuck scripts, you will experience more peace and alignment with your purpose and passion. You will model healthy relating for others.
Your inner critic will become less powerful. As a result, you become more resilient to criticism and pessimism from others.
Knowledge is power. From an Enough perspective, you start to notice patterns that are in place that are designed to disempower people. You become much more aware of the scarcity myths all around you and will have more strength and awareness to avoid them.
You will feel less anxiety, fear and worry, freeing up energy and aliveness for what you do want.
You will feel more tender and compassionate towards Earth and all living creatures, and the illusion of separation and loneliness will fade. Your ability to feel oneness will accelerate.
You will trust yourself more and therefore will project more self-confidence in the world. You will take more risks and speak out more. You will be taken more seriously by others.
You will not fear vulnerability because you will naturally trust your own resilience and your own ability to magnetize enough.
It will be easier to identify and connect with others who are moving into Enough Consciousness, and together you will naturally build new Enough structures, organizations and communities.
You will become a systems thinker, noticing how science, spirituality, indigenous wisdom and new technologies contain the same core messages for what is true and where we are heading as a more conscious and mature species. Seeing these patterns, you can move with confidence into alignment with the most abundant throughline of evolution.
Try it out! Then share your stories on my Facebook or Twitter. To learn more about Laurie McCammon's upcoming book (April, 2016), Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word, go to www.LaurieMcCammon.com