Do You Have The Courage to Change the World?
By Penny Golden
If you answered “YES” then I have some good news, and I have some bad news for you. First, the bad news is you CAN NOT change the world! I know, shocking, I was disappointed too, but on the flip side (the good news) with courage, you can change YOU, and that changes everything!
Please let me introduce you to a courageous woman who is changing her world and sharing her profound wisdom with us so that we too might go deep within to make the real changes that our soul came here to do…
The work of Dr. Shefali is stated as “Conscious Parenting” and if you don’t have children or they are adults, you might overlook her work entirely however I want to remind you that “You are a child!” A child of the Universe for sure, divine, whole and complete in every way but in human form, often wounded, traumatized, afraid and in need of “conscious parenting” for your own inner child.
As a brief introduction to her vast work, I want to share with you her list of the Sacred Principles below and please keep in mind that reading this list is not really enough to fully understand the principals so you can read a full explanation, and challenges for each one of the principals on her website at https://drshefali.com/10-principles-sacred-life/
I hope you enjoy this information. In love, light, and service.
Penny Golden, Publisher of the Body Mind Spirit Guide
“Dr. Shefali’s 10 Principles that are Sacred to Her Life”
1. OWN THAT YOU ARE A CO-CREATOR
2. BEING IS AS IMPORTANT AS DOING
3. SIMPLIFY AND DE-CLUTTER
4. HOLD SACRED BOUNDARIES
5. BEFRIEND IMPERFECTION
6. ONLY DO YOU
7. MAKE YOUR WORK YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LIFE YOUR WORK
8. ONLY LIVE IN THE NOW
9. BE A MAVERICK WARRIOR, UNAFRAID TO RIDE LIFE SOLO
10 GET TO KNOW YOUR EGO
And to get you started and give you an idea of what you will find there, here is the text for her first principal: Own that you are a Co-creator.
1) OWN THAT YOU ARE A CO-CREATOR:
A lot of our energy gets squandered when we resist taking ownership over our own lives. We prefer to pretend that we are hapless victims of our life. Many times, we set things up in a particular way and then refuse to take ownership for our role in the set-up. Our denial of our co-creation in the as-is of our life keeps us stuck in unimaginable ways.
For many years of my early life I was blissfully unaware of my part in the active co-creation of my life circumstances. I thought life just happened TO me, instead of FOR me. Now, many mistakes later, I have come to realize this one basic truth: Every moment is here for us to grow. The more ordinary or painful the moment, the greater the invitation to growth, stillness and presence. Most importantly, I pulled this moment into my life to learn from.
If I am washing dishes, I have learned to own that I co-created this reality that I am – in this moment – a dish-washer. And since I created my own dish-washing, I need to claim full responsibility and love it. This is MY moment. These are MY dishes that feed me. I will not resist this moment. I will surrender to it because I created it in partnership with the Universe. I will therefore, learn from it.
If I apply this principle to every area of my life, I suddenly remove all resistance, resentment and discontent. As I can now see my role in the active co-creation, I am more willing to own the burdens it may bring, without blaming life, or anyone else for it.
The more I love my moment, claim and own it, the greater is the release of power, courage, creativity and flow. The more I resist my moment and refuse to own my part in creating it, the greater is the release of lethargy, apathy and lack.
What am I resentful for right now?
What is my role in creating this?
What am I afraid of?
How can I own the transformation that I am being asked to make?
Owning our co-creator role is a bit anti-climactic at first. It is hard to get used to the fact that there is no-one to “blame” but ourselves. However, as we get used to this, we enter a state of power and liberation. The more we take responsibility for our own lives, the greater is the state of connectedness and meaning.
See the full list at https://drshefali.com/10-principles-sacred-life/