What is important to you?

I introduced a new concept called the "Natural Creation Cycle" at a class at Bend Community Healing Monday night that will be developed further in my upcoming book and workshops. The first stage of this cycle is "Inquiry" and many people identified with being in this stage. This stage ultimately helps you determine what you want to create in your life. The fundamental question of the inquiry stage is "What is really important to me?"

This question opens the door to a deeper ordering of life. It puts the things in our life in an order of importance and priority. It also gets us down to our current fundamental values. It informs and reminds us of what we really care about.

And if you have gone through a significant change in your life, your values have likely changed. The best way to resolve a developmental change or existential crisis is to ask yourself, "What is important to me (now)."

A great example is a developmental life change like having a child. The things that seemed important before you had your child just do not seem that important anymore. I sometimes refer to this as an ethical change because your values and ethics shift. The same thing happens when you have a spiritual awakening that raises your level of consciousness.

So reevaluating what is important allows you "to catch up with yourself." That is, it allows your conscious mind to catch up with the ethical changes that are going on inside. You can then restructure your life based on your new values and what is (now) important to you.

Until we do this there is often a split between our new values on the inside and how our life is structured on the outside. This split creates conflict. It also impedes us thriving in our new life. The activities, lifestyle, and even some of the friends we used enjoy do not sync up with what we now value.

And... "What is important to you" is also where we will start in the upcoming "Internal Journey Intensive Workshop" this Saturday (workshop link).

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