As noted in yesterday’s post, a series of synchronicities and intuitive nudges inspired me to go see the documentary I AM, which opened today in Austin.
What a thrill it was for me to see research I shared in my book visually brought to life by director Tom Shadyac and the thought leaders associated with that research. I left the movie knowing I’d been given a powerful reminder that we are all connected and positive global transformation begins with one small personal shift.
While I didn’t see or hear anything I wasn’t already aware of, I find that I can’t be reminded enough of my connection to all life on planet earth.
And, as more science begins to unravel old scientific teachings (things we once were taught were facts), we begin to gain more hope and find more reasons to take the small steps and make the little gestures that the cynical part of us says don’t matter.
By their very nature, any inspired (in-Spirit) action steps you take are guiding you to working and living in the world in a way that not only enriches your life, but also the life of the planet. Think about that.
When you check in to discern what you’re inspired to do, you’re receiving a message from your Higher Self which has a direct connection to Source, God, or the Divine (or for the more scientifically bent, intelligent [biased toward life!] design). Would this higher power ever ask you to take action that is not in the highest good of all? Of course not.
The more you move to live life from one inspired action to the next, the closer you are in alignment with who you are and what you’re called to. And, that’s enough. If that’s all you did, you could be certain that you were making a profound difference on the planet.
Shadyac’s journey was to discover that getting caught up in the “more stuff will make me happy and convey my success” economy was a lie. He became happier, more in harmony with the planet and his understanding of nature’s laws by downsizing significantly and making different choices in how he spent his time.
I didn’t find his message preachy or telling me I must downsize in order to save the planet. He simply showed how we are all truly connected and biased toward compassion and love. And, when we unplug from the daily grind and look at who we really are, what really makes us happy, and what we really need, each of us will naturally make choices that enhance and uplift the planet.
One small inspired step toward living more authentically is all you need to do to get started.
What are you inspired to do today?
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