18 Jun Eureka! The Key to Paradigm Shifting NOW
By Kimberly Kelley, Spiritual Director of Center of Universal Light
For several days in May, it was all I could do to drag myself out of bed and not crawl back into it. By Saturday, for the OTCA clean up, every step I took felt like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. I’m still so thankful for those who showed up to share the load!
After we finished cleaning inside the building, I locked up and checked in with William, the Director of our beautiful Gathering place. He was outside working on several things around the building and property. I told him to holler at me if he needed help with something.
I laid down on my bed until I heard “Kimberly? How would you like to earn your plumber’s apprentice certificate?” I’d get up, go outside and help him, return to bed, and this went on through more promises of master plumbing and electrical certification, each time helping him and then I’d go back to bed. I was too tired to even eat . . . Honestly, I really don’t know how I got through those days.
Although I didn’t share that with him, by 1 o’clock, I told him I was toast and he looked up and said, “really?” because he knew that was VERY unusual for me.
By Sunday, I started coming out of the heaviness and brain fog for the gathering.
Monday I was pretty much feeling back to my usual perky, energetic self and during my usual morning wake-up routine with my dream journal, inspirational video and cuppa java, I launched Youtube and got a notification that Christine Lopes, an intuitive I listen to once in a while, had a new video out.
Her first words had me riveted to my seat. She was talking about the effects people all over the world were reportedly feeling over the previous few days. She explained that the shift in energy had lasted for 5 days and, whether we were aware of it or not, it was happening. (oh, I was aware!)
Now … I have a healthy level of skepticism, but I stopped the video and sat with that info for a long while.
I know that the Universe is always conspiring to bring big changes to Mother Earth, especially related to her ascension process, but I had no thought that it would physically affect ME in such an intense way.
Sheesh, if only I had known this earlier, I might have prepared myself better. I realized I had missed the signs over the previous weeks.
The signs, in various forms, all pointed to “rest, practice self-care, and “be still” . . . and well . . . I didn’t listen and believe me, I paid for it. This created a paradigm shift, the reality of signs not paid attention to!
So, I don’t know why, but I decided to talk about the paradigm shifts that light the way to our ascension process to an expanded consciousness that many call the 5th dimension. It’s not a place of existence, to me, it’s more like having SUPER peripheral vision.
Whether you follow someone towards the 5th dimension expanded consciousness or whether you create your own way we’re all gonna go. Because don’t have a choice. We are always ascending through our various stages at our own pace. Why else would we reincarnate here . . . on earth?
Maybe it’s to experience something new, something more expansive creating a new perspective, that we can take that back into spirit with us, create something new out of it, and come back again and again for the same purpose. Each new experience creates another paradigm shift! So you see, you just can’t help it. We’re all gonna get to some version of this expanded consciousness, just not all at the same time, but all at the right time.
My interest, today, however, is not “how do I get to 5th dimension consciousness so I can live there”, but rather how can I become aware of the subtle and not so subtle paradigm shifts so I can more fully enjoy the journey of expansion. I mean I’m here in on earth for at least (hopefully) a few more years . . . might as well make the best of the journey I’m on, right?
So what is a paradigm shift?
A paradigm shift is when a belief or your sense of reality changes… how the world works, what’s possible, what’s important or valuable or safe or acceptable, If I start out believing that it is not safe to go out in public without a mask during the Covid 19 pandemic and I end up believing that it IS perfectly safe, I have made a paradigm shift. There are ways to do that and I’m going to share them in just a few minutes. If you want to get a pad and pen, I’ll wait . . . . (jeopardy tune)
As we progress through life, we have paradigm shifts naturally… when we finish school and start our careers, get married, enter a new social group, advance in our goals. But we can also create paradigm shifts by choice when we decide that we want to improve our quality of life.
I created my first paradigm shift in Nashville in the early 90s.
I had been out of tennis for about 15 years and I was miserable. I needed to play like I needed air to breathe. But I was wracked with doubt. I was 43 years old and I just knew if I started again it would be a pretty big uphill climb to get anywhere near the playing level I wanted to be. And each time I thought I was ready I talked myself out of it. I didn’t think I could do it, I’d just embarrass myself, I didn’t actually have time. I was working 3 jobs to help pay for the expensive hobby called the music business, but my angels intervened putting all kinds of signs pointing towards tennis in my view. Then the video production company I worked for sold and the entire marketing department was laid off. I was devastated. I LOVED that job. The great thing was it loved me and I got re-hired as a subcontractor so I could work remotely when I wanted!
So much for that excuse of no free time . . . I talked to the club pro, bought a tennis racket, balls and shoes, signed up for lessons with Jason the pro (that was pretty motivating in itself), but I still had doubts.
I jumped right into a clinic – again with Jason which helped me to see where I was at physically and to discover where my current skill level was, AND best of all, I could meet other women who shared my love of the game!
I DID IT! In no time I was at a competition level (not like earlier during my Air Force days), but I was very happy competing at a sustainable level. By my 50th birthday (my last year in Nashville) I was number 1 in regional play in a younger age group. I could have moved up to the senior group . . . but well, I didn’t wanna play with those old ladies! LOL.
Man, I felt like a million bucks out there. I was playing 5 times a week and I was so proud of myself for doing it. Big paradigm shift.
Today, I want to share with you the simple techniques I have learned and am using personally to change my income level, my influence in my work, to align with the vibration of someone I hope to meet someday for a romantic relationship, my identity as a spiritual director, the magical quality of my daily life, and more.
STEP 1: Decide what it is you want. Believe it or not, this is one of the hardest things for us to do.
It starts with deciding that you want to experience a new and improved reality.
LOVE: You want to feel loved.
MONEY: You want to feel financially successful.
HEALTH: You want to feel healthy.
HAPPY: You want to feel joyful.
SPIRITUAL: You want to feel connected to your Divine Light.
STEP 2: Identify the belief that supports your new reality.
This step is about knowing what belief aligns with your chosen paradigm. You may need to ask yourself what beliefs you have that contradict your chosen paradigm in order to determine the one that supports it. Always state it in the positive.
LOVE: My life is full of people who love me.
(NOT: Nobody loves me)
MONEY: I make good money.
(NOT: I’ don’t make enough money)
HEALTH: I have a strong, healthy body.
(NOT: I’ll never get well.)
HAPPY: I have so much to feel happy about in my life.
(NOT: My life sucks.)
SPIRITUAL: I’m learning more about my ascension journey every day.
STEP 3: Gather supporting evidence for your new belief.
This step is where the power is for making your shift. My NLP teacher told me that the way that people maintain their current beliefs is by giving weight to evidence that supports the belief and dismissing outright, the evidence that contradicts it as a fluke. If you want a paradigm shift, you gotta change which evidence you are giving weight to.
LOOK FOR… AND … GIVE WEIGHT TO… evidence that supports your new belief.
LOVE: Count the people who love you and notice loving actions.
MONEY: Notice that you can pay your rent, buy food, help a friend, etc.
HEALTH: Count every muscle, bone, organ and bodily system that works.
HAPPY: Count the ways your life is better than those at war or in famine.
SPIRITUAL: Notice your regular spiritual practices and more that are available.
STEP 4: Take action that requires faith in your new belief.
There’s no need to rush this one or force yourself to do something you feel strongly uncomfortable about. Just open up your willingness to walk through a door when it opens for you. When you see that open door and feel that exciting urge to step through it, do it. Take that action. You have a lot more to lose if you don’t than if you do!
LOVE: Ask someone why they love you.
MONEY: Take an opportunity to increase your income.
HEALTH: Do something a healthy person can do.
HAPPY: Do something that makes you happy.
SPIRITUAL: Do something that makes you feel totally connected to Divine Light.
Doing these things will create consistent paradigms that will aid you in the next step of your journey.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not content being static. I feel like every day I’m growing spiritually, growing more in love, and doing everything that makes me happy in ways I never thought possible. This can only be described as paradigm shifts.
So I cringe when I hear people alluding to “THE Ascension” as if there’s only one. IT’s YOUR ascension and your ascension . . . . and mine and I believe that’s the way of our Universe.
So, let’s start by changing the narrative NOW. And the fastest way to do that in my humble opinion is to look for and create those paradigm shifts. Believe me, they happen more often than you might think.
As we know from Barry Kerr’s astrology class that we just finished, 2020 has brought with it tremendous opportunities for growth and change beginning with healing old wounds, and for making some life-changing decisions if you are at crossroads. And if you’re tired of the status quo in your life now is the time to use these energies while you can.
One of those opportunities for growth is Self Realization. Paramahansa Yogananda is quoted as saying: Self-realization is when “ …you realize that all along there was something tremendous within you, and you did not know it.”
Everything that I think that I need to do… is all only in order to propel me to someplace that when I get there, I believe I will be happier. So, everything that I am doing, … is all about me getting to a manifestation that I believe I will then be happier… So, why don’t I take a short cut and just go get happy now?
Thank you for being on this ride with me.