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Be the Change

Be the Change

Mahatma Gandhi inspired generations with his indelible words:

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body.”

This powerful idea was paraphrased many years later, and continues to be attributed to the great teacher and pacifist.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Expressed over 100 years ago, it holds such a voltage, perhaps more so today as the pandemic, environmental imbalance and war shine an unavoidable floodlight on systems that no longer work – systems that are based on greed, power, selfishness and environmental disdain.

The timeless wisdom in these words is multi-layered, and at its very core is the metaphysical truth that Conscious Creation (aka ‘Manifestation’) is based upon. 

At one level, ‘Be the Change’ is a call to individual authenticity and action. It’s a challenge to ‘put our money where our mouths are’ so to speak. For example, if the change you seek is greater community, then fill your day with connection and acts of kindness. If it is inclusion and diversity you seek, then dedicate yourself to practicing non-judgement and educating yourself. If it’s kindness to all creatures that you seek, then stop eating them. If it’s a healthier planet you seek, then eliminate all plastics and phosphates from your life and home. 

And then wider still, through a collective lens, ‘Be the Change’ talks to the incredible phenomenon of harmonic resonance and the power of leadership. People are more inclined to be kind when they witness acts of kindness. Our mimic neurons fire up when we are inspired by group behaviour, and we are more likely to adopt that behaviour because we’re tribal and communal by nature. ‘Be the Change’ reminds us that the only way to effect large-scale change for the better, is for a critical mass of individuals to Be that Change, and the way we are wired generally means the collective also adopts the change. 

Yet, beneath all of these gorgeous layers is a profound metaphysical truth too. In ‘being’, we vibrationally resonate and emanate the signature frequency of the thing we seek – through our words, feeling, thoughts, and especially our actions. 

The more aligned we are to the truth and power of what we seek, the more powerful is the generative pattern that we vibrate.

This alignment in Western Magic is called a ‘United Will’ and to achieve it requires honesty, awareness and tools. We are so often out of alignment, and therefore, creating experiences that don’t reflect the change we seek, due to unconscious beliefs, fears or complexes. It’s for this reason that pretty vision boards or affirmation statements might help with setting initial intention, but unless the deeper alignment is found, they rarely yield much measurable change. 

Being the Change we seek from a magical perspective requires intentional exploration, new perspectives and is made so much more efficient when done collectively in an aligned community…and this is exactly what my signature process of Shape Shifting offers.

‘Shape-Shifting’ is a Shamanic term that explains the process of energizing a new reality from ‘the field of possibility’ into our experienced reality, through creating inner change. The ability to consciously create our experienced reality is innate within our design. It requires expanded perceptions of self and life and consciously working with the vibrational fields of intent, desire and volition.

It is an engagement through our intuitive faculties to receive guidance and dialogue with Spirit. Through shifting our inner perspectives, practices and vibration, we change the shape of our experienced reality. Shape Shifting reconnects you with your innate creative abilities and supports your journey into conscious creation.

Through shifting our inner perspectives, practices and vibration, we can change the shape of our experienced reality. In fact, we are creating our reality every second. However, for the most part, we are doing so unconsciously, and therefore experiencing less than desirable or ‘mixed’ events and relationships. The process of Shape Shifting makes the unconscious, conscious, and puts us back in the driver’s seat of ourselves and our lives. 

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We have another saying in Magical Practice:

“The Anima Mundi loves a Rhyme”

This means that our phenomenal universe organises itself and presents as experienced reality, according to the resonance and level of alignment that we vibrate at. Our lives ‘rhyme’ with our inner state. With a United Will in context of the goal or change we are seeking, we consciously create. 

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In the window of the 2022 March Equinox, we will together enter the Shape Shifting Journey again. Will you join us?

Registrations close on Friday, March 11th (midnight, Singapore time). Click the link to find out program details, journey planner for your diary and to register. And read a sample of amazing testimonials from last year’s Shape Shifts.

Welcome to a seasoned and proven process of Conscious Creation. Now, more than ever, it’s time. Let’s Be The Change We Seek!

If you have any questions or thoughts about Conscious Creation and the process of Shape Shifting, do get in touch. You can also visit my website to explore courses and useful content to guide you on your path to healing, self-discovery and mindful living. 

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