Introduction – Read First

 

Lesson One

I’m the only cause I’m interested in. – Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca

 

 

BEING YOUR CAUSE

 

That line from Humphrey Bogart’s character in Casablanca, Rick Blaine, was meant as a cynical remark to hide behind his feelings. It was a selfish thing to say.

 

We think of selfishness as a bad thing. But actually, selfishness is good. Being selfish is what it’s all about.

 

Because if you aren’t looking after your own needs and desires first, if you aren’t claiming your stake in the world, standing up for yourself, and stepping into your power, you are not living up to who you are meant to be in the world.

 

It’s just a fact.

 

I am here to tell you that it’s time for you to Be Your Cause!

 

I am here to raise cause consciousness for each one of you reading this, your OWN Cause consciousness.

 

You must be the Cause of your life.

No one else is going to do it for you.

This is a tough love manual.

 

I am here to help you. To witness the cause consciousness in YOU and help you put that out to the world.

 

Are you ready?

 

This is easier than you think. We must stop making it so hard. Overthinking, over-analyzing, over complicating things. We are so good at that!

 

Let me ask you to leave that behind. Right now. Tell that monkey mind to shut up and sit down!

 

The monkey mind is the one that prevents you again and again from doing what you love. It gives you a stack of a thousand reasons for not getting X, Y, Z done. It lets the dust collect on all that knowledge and wisdom you have to share and makes sure it stays in the closet. The monkey mind says to you: “I guess I could have written/done/spoken that but I didn’t think anyone cared. Why should I bother?”

 

That is what is known as victim consciousness! Where we look to outside forces for excuses for why we don’t do X, Y or Z. Your self-consciousness is part and parcel of victim energy when you allow that to dominate your life.

 

You are seeking outside affirmation, that what you do and say is really important. Just believe that it is. Believe in you, not what other people may think about you. Keep believing and keep doing.

 

Here’s a thought –

 

Do you know it’s selfish of you to NOT share your gifts with the world?

 

As intuitive healer Sharon Khoury Courtot says: “We are all born with gifts and talents. If you aren’t sharing them with the world it’s like saying to the Universe, thanks but no thanks, I am too scared, too busy, not interested.”

 

But, you ask, what if I put it out there and it gets rejected??

 

The first thing you MUST do is value your own life, your work, your talents. Value who you are. Value your worth. If you do not value it, no one else will. And stand strong in the power of KNOWING you are putting your best message forth. KNOW there is value in that.

 

And if someone laughs at you or criticizes you, then really, too effing bad! They don’t get it! It’s their own problem, not yours.

 

If you are willing to share and give of yourself, you are already

creating incredible energy and good vibes. You are already

changing and healing the planet.

 

The planet needs more of what YOU do. WE need more of what you do.

 

You are the medicine to transmute greed, corruption, and hate into love.

 

The goal here folks is for us to change the love of power to the power of love.

 

Hard truths ahead…just breathe.

 

I know this sounds harsh. Please keep reading anyway.

 

I am here to save you time and hardship. It’s what I have learned over the past many years of self-growth and wisdom seeking and I am here to give you the short cut version so you don’t have to spend years like I did figuring this out.

 

You can change overnight, you really can. Just open your mind, open your heart and let not judgment lead you astray.

 

Here’s the thing. You must get out of victim mode and stop thinking the world is out to get you. Or that the world is doing something TO you. Stop thinking that your life is out of YOUR control. Contrary to popular opinion, the world you decide to live in and the life you decide to lead is very much in your control.

I know that seems contradictory. The world may, in fact, seem very much like it’s out of control these days. That we have people in power who are doing harm to the planet, wreaking havoc on the environment, starting wars, engaging in cruelty to animals and humans alike and causing an endless stream of suffering…the world seems to be falling apart.

 

You may feel helpless. You may feel hopeless. You may say, “But I can’t change all that myself!”

 

But there is one thing you can do. You can change yourself.

 

Heed the words of the 13th-century Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi:

 

‘Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.’

 

And so, all you really need to focus on today is You.

 

Ah, doesn’t feel better?

 

 

Exercise #1

 

Let’s get empowered first! It starts with what we tell ourselves about ourselves. What story are you telling?

 

Please stop looking at all the things that are wrong with you and start asking yourself what is right about you. Can you make a list? Start right now by making a list of ALL the things that are right about you. Do it now.

Describe what is RIGHT about you here. Then join me in The Visibility Lab and brag away!

 

 

 

Resources: 

Be Your Cause – Lesson One as MP3 with Tips from Melissa Charity

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Abraham Hicks – Clarity Of The Teachings – The Manifestation Process with Patti Blankenship

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How to Craft Your Powerful Vision Statement For This Year and Focus On Implementing it Daily

Bevan Bird walks you through the steps to creating a vibrant livelihood! Write up your purpose and your intentions just as he does and you will start to see life in a new way!

Abraham Hicks – Train your mind to receive everything you desire

The key to manifesting what you desire is explained here