The number one reason people are unhappy is that they are out of alignment with their soul purpose. It really is that simple. However, because nearly everyone is unhappy with some aspect of their life the world around them attempts to explain and fill the void with consumerism. Or to put it more bluntly… we are taught that when we feel lack… we need to fill that lack with stuff.
Whether it’s religious stuff, or physical stuff, the world around us is very intent on giving us the answers before we get to the real questions.
What does that mean, REAL QUESTIONS?
Ask a better question.
Use the “Five Why’s” questioning technique to get to the root of your problem and activate a different set of opportunities and possibilities from the Universe around you.
Here’s how it works.
In essence, you will start with your first question… and answer it, then ask a question about that answer… 5 times.
Question 1: Why am I overweight?
Answer: Because no matter what I do, I can’t seem to lose weight.
Question 2: Why can’t you lose weight?
Answer: Because I don’t like to eat the foods that are healthy.
Question 3: Why don’t you like to eat healthy food?
Answer: Because I don’t want to cook and clean when I get home from work, I just want to eat something easy.
Question 4: Why don’t you want to cook and clean when you get home?
Answer: Because I’m tired and just want to relax and veg out.
Question 5: Why do you want to relax and veg out?
Answer: Because my work is hard and I’m totally drained when I get home, I’m tired.
This is a real example of how this “FIVE WHY’s” can work. You see the original internal conversation was about being overweight… however, when we drill down in the question and answers we find that maybe it’s not about being overweight. Maybe being overweight is just part of the story, maybe even the part that we think we can take care of more easily then the real question: Why do you feel so drained when you get home from work?
How to Ask the Universe for What your Really Want
The truth is, when your perspective is circling around what you think you want (in the illustration above “weight loss”) but the universe knows the real question “job satisfaction” you aren’t going to notice when opportunities are placed in front of you, because you aren’t telling yourself a story about wanting change in that direction.
It’s like driving down a highway reading the wrong map. How far will you drive before you look up and say, “Hey! This isn’t the right direction”.
The truth is, the Universe is always answering your thoughts, prayers, desires and wants. The challenge is to notice. Stop looking for your manifestations to appears as you requested they appear and start asking the universe to show you.
Look for ways to PROVE that you are manifesting what you want.
Many people focus on money, and they expect to have the Universe drop $10,000 in their lap… and then completely ignore the multiple ways that affluence and financial abundance come into our lives.
Ask the universe to show you one indisputable moment of evidence that it is listening and providing.
Ask the universe to show you in the next 48 hours something that can not be shrugged off as coincidence one powerful example that it is listening to you.
THEN… pay attention.
The first time I did this exercise a bird kept walking up to me.
I noticed it first in my parking lot at my office… then again, outside my window… then again in my driveway… then again and again and again.
I haven’t seen the bird before, or since… a beautiful bluejay. That was the universe saying… I heard you. I am listening.
Ask the question… Look for evidence.