Friday, June 07, 2013

Earning an Easy "A"

A few days ago I wrote about why dropping out is a good idea — not from work or from school per se, but from the programmed life you're leading in a mind-numbing haze of "more". Now I'd like to flip this equation. Here's how to earn an easy "A".

I'm speaking about the School of Life, of course. You needn't endure the School of Hard Knocks if you have a "trust fund" — a frequency you can bank on. Consciousness is its own currency, and upgrading yours will make you a straight-A student, say Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey, authors of The Trust Frequency: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm.

As Bailey and Baxter explain, these Seven A's collectively catalyze a higher state of being. They don't necessarily occur in any linear fashion; when we start to wake up, it's more of a mindshift, where you look around at the landscape of your life and notice it has irrevocably altered. The 7 A's are:

  • Awareness. As you awaken (another A!), you become more attuned (yet another A) to your inner and outer surroundings in ways you weren't before. For instance, I noticed that when I said a blessing before meals, the colors of my food became brighter.
  • Assumption. You know how the 60s rallying cry, "Question Authority!" morphed into, "Question Reality"? That's an excellent description of the second A.
  • Attitude. As what you previously believed (assumed) about something changes, so does the attitude you hold about it. It's like those visual puzzles that delight us by shifting our perception: fish or birds? Or both?
  • Attention. Your intention affects where you place your attention. As you raise your awareness, you attend to purpose, people, places and circumstances that were invisible to you before.
  • Alignment. One of the most enjoyable aspects of awakening is watching how synchronicity explodes in your life once you're living consciously. That's what it means to be in alignment.
  • Action. Following your inner guidance allows you to act in alignment with your purpose, vision and values.
  • Allowing. And yes, trust means knowing that because you're in tune and on track, you can surrender your will to the grander design. As a card-carrying member of the Universe (One Song) you're always part of All-That-Is.

See how easy it is to earn an A when you travel The High Road to Happiness? Graduate into The Trust Frequency and you'll be an A student forever…

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