I don’t know if it’s just a New York thing, but everybody and their cousin seems to be offering “breakthrough”, “life changing”, “shake up your life” workshops. Are you seeing this too?
[pullquote]Broadening our minds contributes to the global awakening… “Learning” is why we are here…[/pullquote]Don’t get me wrong, many of these workshops provide transformative learning (heck, I’m going to be offering some myself soon! 😉 ). Powerful learning and epiphanies are great! Broadening our minds awakens us to new possibilities and contributes to the global awakening that is vital to our continued existence.
But I have a quibble: if we don’t integrate the learning into our lives and change, all the epiphanies in the world won’t add up to the proverbial “hill o’ beans.”
It’s just like algebra. No one ever taught me how it would be useful in my life, so while I “learned” it, that learning feels useless. “Knowing” is not enough.
What are you doing with your epiphanies?
Are you just going from workshop, to seminar, to webinar, Oh My? If you don’t follow through, and make the learning part of your life, if you just keep seeking more and new and better, I hate to break it to you folks, but you are in RESISTANCE.
By constantly seeking new answers, without incorporating the “old ones”, you get to avoid making the changes you need to make. I know. I did it for years.
My Name is Christine Faucher-Kelley and I am an Epiphany Junkie…” (I may form a meeting soon! 😉 )
It all started when I was a kid and my Mom and I would travel to an event of some kind. First it was yoga, then it was ashrams; then we visited some psychics, we each attended “Actualizations” (similar to EST or Landmark), then rebirthing workshops, and that was all before I was 15! It didn’t stop there.
At all of these events there was an urgency I recognized in others because I saw it in myself: a painful desire for help. Someone would have “the answer” that would make us “better”. For me it was in therapy where I found that the power to make my life better was inside of me, but only if I changed.
[pullquote]The Epiphany Junkie just stays stuck.[/pullquote]I still attend workshops, mind you. There are some truly gifted teachers out there. But I know that I have to change what I’m doing, or it’s just another form of escape and procrastination.
Are You an Epiphany Junkie or an Evolutionist?
Please understand what I’m saying: learning is wonderful, it is what we are here for, but if you are not making any significant changes in your life, if you’re just hoping that someone will fix you, you may be an Epiphany Junkie.
You know you’re an Epiphany Junkie if:
- You’re always seeking that “ah-ha!” moment by skimming the surface with a collection of shamans, astrologers, hand readers, business coaches, healers, life coaches, etc.,
- You attend all kinds of workshops & seminars throughout the year,
- You get a “high” from attending these events that fades couple of weeks or days later, and
- You need another “fix” in a month or two.
The Evolutionist, on the other hand, gains the learning, and integrates it by making powerful changes in their own lives and then help others to do the same. They stay the course, do the work, evolve and grow. Their life gets better.
The Epiphany Junkie just stays stuck.
Stay the Course…
So many of us are looking for answers, hoping for relief from our fears, our loneliness and overwhelm. We want help and guidance… AND while we should not do it alone, it is ultimately within ourselves that we will find the answers. You can’t keep doing the same old self-defeating stuff and hope that the teachers will fix you.
[pullquote]Growth = Change[/pullquote]The “Life Changing” seminars can change your life if you also find yourself a coach (or an astrological coach 😉 ), or a mentor, or a clergy person, or a therapist with whom to integrate all of the wonderful learning. Yes, folks, it takes time, perseverance and tenacity to change your life. And while you can experience great relief and joy throughout it all, growth = change.
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