Access Consciousness™ is often described as a set of tools and processes that can change anything in your life that isn’t working. In the previous article, we discussed some of the ways that the Access Consciousness “Ten Commandments” can be used to change your money situation. This is the second part in this series.
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the full list of all Ten Commandments of Access Consciousness™. This article is the second in a series that will explain more fully how every single one of them can apply to your financial life. This article focuses on the third and fourth commandments.
1. Would an infinite being really choose this?
2. Everything is just an interesting point of view.
3. Live in 10-second increments.
4. Live as the question, not as the answer.
5. No form, no structure, no significance.
6. No judgment, no discrimination, no discernment
7. No drugs of any kind
8. No competition.
9. Do not listen to, tell, or buy the story
How does “Live in 10 second increments” apply to changing your cash flows? Have you noticed how fast things are changing on the planet and in all aspects of finance, business and investment? Access Consciousness™ founder and best selling author Gary Douglas has often said that “everything I believed was true has turned out to be a lie or an implant”—in other words, nothing that has any value, let alone lasting value as something upon which to base your financial life and decisions.
Have you been relying on ancient truths or conventional time-tested wisdom to govern your financial decisions?
When times are changing as rapidly as they are now, isn’t it possible that the flexibility provided by making choices in 10-second increments could be more fruitful? More millionaires were created during the Great Depression in the 1930s than at any other time in history. Clearly those who created money in those difficult times saw possibilities, where others saw limitation. Who is more equipped to deal with new and different opportunities, someone who’s already decided what they’re going to do and set their course, or someone who’s available to ask questions and change their course as ever changing conditions demand?
Another benefit of living in 10-second increments is that it removes the burden of having to make the one “right” choice of a lifetime. Douglas points out that in finances as in our lives, most of us try to make a “Lord of the Rings choice— one choice to rule them all.
Since we usually expect that decision to last forever, we feel a lot of pressure to make “the right choice.” The difficulty in that is that we can only label something right (or wrong) by using a tremendous amount of judgment. One of the biggest limitations we have is our own judgment. The catch-22 is that the very judgment we’re using to make the right choice limits our awareness of the very opportunities that could make the money we’re looking for.
The gift of living in 10 seconds is you can make one choice, watch for the awareness that’s created by the choice, and choose again for the next 10 seconds. Choices create awareness, and further awareness can yield you ever more possibilities, including those to make money.
Beware the Lord of the Rings choice! If you choose something, if it starts to feel disturbing or not right in any way to you, that could be the awareness that’s coming from the choice you’ve just made. Now that you have more awareness, you might wish to exercise your 10-second option and make a new choice. You don’t have to stick with it if you become aware it’s not your best choice.
Commandment number 4, Live as the Question, dovetails neatly with living in 10-second increments. Asking the question gives you the most information to make informed and potentially profitable choices. Answers—which include decisions, judgments, and conclusions, anything that ends with a “.”—always stop the flow of awareness and information.
Have you noticed that lots of approaches to business and financial success focus on formulas and answers? Have you noticed that those no longer work? How many people believed in formula and solutions as the way to riches and retirement, only to have everything they believed in battered or totally destroyed as an investment with any value?
When all the rules you’ve been taught or believed in as the way to financial success no longer work, doesn’t living in the question make more sense?
Who makes the most money, those who do it “like we’ve always done it” or those who “think outside of the box?” Isn’t thinking outside of the box another way of describing questioning everything? Don’t all great inventions and innovations come from asking questions, rather than merely accepting the status quo as “just the way it is?”
Some questions that could be useful in increasing your money flows and your net worth include:
• “What else is possible here?”
• “How could this challenge be turned into a revenue stream?”
• “Where’s the opportunity here that I haven’t yet acknowledged?”
• “How does it get even better than this?
• “What are the infinite possibilities of ….?”
• “What would it take for (the outcome you desire to occur)?”
• “What would it take for this to turn out better than I ever imagined possible?”
For apparently detrimental situations, “What’s right about this I’m not getting?” can change your point of view so that more possibilities and the gift and money-generating potential in every situation can occur to you.
Every definition is an answer of sorts and a limitation. The less you define the outcome you’re asking for, the more possibilities can show up. If you define your ideal outcome as being the CEO of a multinational media company, what occurs if a possibility that would be more fun, more “you,” AND more financially rewarding turned up? Would you even be able to see its potential, or would you have to turn it down because it wasn’t exactly what you had asked for?
Only the brave dare to use these tools. To others, they can appear to be like jumping off a cliff without a parachute. But who has more capacity to make money—the bold or the cautious who do not venture beyond what they know? Who are you really? Do you dare to use these tools?