Step #1 to Turning the Economy Around

    The latest economic figures show an economy that is still slumping along. There are many proposed remedies, but from the perspective of mind-body training, these rearrange details on the surface and fail to get to the heart of the matter. It’s our consciousness that creates the conditions and experiences of our lives. In this week’s posts, we’ll explore three shifts in consciousness that will make a real difference to move us all forward.

    Shift #1: from victims to creators

    What does that mean and why is it important?

    “Victim-think” is running rampant. It seems that everyone wants to blame someone else for what is going on, whether that someone else is governments, banks, credit card companies, or corporations.

    On the flip-side, “victim-think” also looks to those same institutions to “save us.”

    The bottom line: these institutions didn’t cause the poor economy nor will they save it. The state of our economy is our responsibility. No one else makes us sign on for bad mortgages or build up credit card debt. No one else is responsible for training us in the skills the economy needs to move forward. No one else can make the inner shifts in consciousness that we need to turn things around.

    It’s only when we individually and collectively take responsibility that we can make positive changes. When we think someone else is responsible, we can rationalize inaction. When we think someone else is to blame, we fail to see our own part in cause and effect. Only when we shift from viewing ourselves as victims of the economy to creators of the economy will we be able to see what we can do to succeed.

    When we view ourselves as the creators of the economy, we look at what skills and resources we have and see what skills and resources are needed. We adapt and grow what is most authentic for us in response to what the world can use right now. We grow our gifts and provide them where they can be of most service. This is the heart of a healthy economy.

    Don’t underestimate the power in viewing yourself as a creator. This is the first step that marks the lives of those who succeed. In the next two posts, we’ll look at two further shifts in consciousness that join with this first one to propel us into a new world economy in which we can all thrive.


    Kevin Schoeninger

    P.S. “The Power of Practice Program” empowers you to become a conscious co-creator in your life through simple daily actions. Click here to learn more.

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