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The 7 Skills of Waking Up
Daily practices to raise your consciousness
Here are seven skills to assist you in your journey of waking up. They are daily practices and can be adjusted to suit you. I compiled them over many years while researching and writing my book, “Wake the F Up.” You can remember the skills with this acronym: SAGE ACT.
Consciousness: is a state connection with all that is. It is a sense of being fully alive and in the flow of life.
Waking up: is the process of becoming conscious - by removing barriers and programming and practicing skills of “being.”
Skill 1. Stillness
In stillness you can access the luminous realm and tap the unified field for wisdom.
Sit, stand or lie in stillness and silence
Breath naturally and be aware of your breath
Meditate – empty your mind (allow thoughts and feelings to come and go)
Stay in the present moment (not past or future)
Skill 2. Awareness (mindfulness)
When you are aware you are able to receive and embrace all that life provides to you.
Sense your body and your five senses
Pay attention to the inside of your body (e.g. heart, lungs, gut, energy)
Observe what is outside of you (e.g. people, things, activities etc)
Use your intuition to detect images, sensations and deeper knowing
Skill 3. Gratitude and generosity
With an attitude of gratitude you allow and attract all that you desire.
Be thankful for everything and everyone
Feel abundant and supplied (e.g. there is enough for everyone)
Feel that you are enough
Give and receive naturally (e.g. love, energy, your gifts, etc.)
Skill 4. Enthusiasm (and attunement)
We were designed to live fully and use our bodies to awaken.
Be alert, enthusiastic and open to possibilities
Feel sensual, curious and creative (with no expectations of outcomes)
Eat, drink and breathe in a healthy way
Attune with the universe, nature and sentient beings
Visualize and imagine possibilities
Skill 5. Acceptance (non-resistance)
When we accept all that is happening to us, we live a life of ease and flow.
Allow things to unfold in your life without resistance
Accept and embrace all that happens (say YES to all people and events)
Flow with life-energy and vibrations (e.g. cycles)
See everything as neutral (not good or bad)
Skill 6. Compassion and love
We are here as humans only to give and receive love.
Maintain an open mind and open heart (allow yourself to be vulnerable)
Forgive everyone as if they did nothing “wrong”
Be gentle with yourself, show self-compassion and self-forgiveness.
Love others without judging
Listen to your deep longings and desires
Skill 7. Trust Life
Our lives flow when we trust that life provides all we need
Trust life to unfold; everything shows up in perfect time (divine order)
Trust that life/source provides all you need
Sense that you are safe and taken care of
Surrender to the energy flow of life (do not resist)
In my next entries I talk about:
What are the barriers to waking up?
What is the ego?
How to transcend the ego.
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