2 Ways to Live: Fast, Cheap & Easy? Or Slow, Complicated & Expensive?

by Martin Grosjean

2 ways to live your life. Energy Talk

Around here at Life Harmony Energies we like to joke about the two ways to live your life:

  1. Fast, cheap & easy
  2. Slow, complicated & expensive

One of them leads to a deep, fulfilling life full of mystery and magic. The other leads to a shallow, meaningless existence where angst is the prevailing emotion. Can you guess which is which?

You got it.

Our culture today definitely pushes the fast, cheap & easy approach. Think Walmart, McDonalds, the lottery, one-night stands, glitz & glamour. It’s all about getting it, getting it soon, and getting it for a bargain. But as some wise soul once said – you get what you pay for.

We’re not talking about money here, we’re talking about energy.

The good things in life are almost always slow, complicated, and expensive. Expensive, that is, in terms of the energy you must put into them. Physical energy yes. But even more important is the spiritual energy.

If you really want a meaningful life that brings true, deep happiness and contentment, be prepared to put some energy into it. And be patient. And don’t expect it to be easy at first.

Ugh, it sounds a bit daunting, doesn’t it? Not to worry, the good news is that the whole process is really quite joyful and not at all burdensome. Yes, you’ll have your moments of impatience, but with some perseverance and commitment you’ll start to experience the rewards a lot sooner than you might expect.

Let’s look at how it works:

Step 1: Plan.

The first step is to set your intentions. As you do so, be thoughtful about what a fulfilling life really entails. Your higher self will tell you that it’s not about possessions, prestige, or power. Look deeply and you will discover that everything meaningful comes from within, not from without. Not from the material decorations around you, or how others perceive you – it comes from being happy with what you have and with who you are. And you do have everything that you need, and you are an amazing, beautiful person.

Step 2: Align with the highest good.

As you develop your intentions be sure that they are aligned with the highest good – aka Life Force Energy. That means they’re not just about you and your happiness, they also benefit those around you and the world at large. Anything that is obtained at the expense of others will not bring true fulfillment. Remember that as you set your intentions, and remember that as you go through life manifesting them.

Step 3: Ask for help.

Once you’ve set your intentions, ask the Universe to help you fulfill them. Put them out there for Life Force Energy to receive. You have to ask to get. Not in a demanding or imploring manner, but with sincerity and respect. When you “talk” to the Universe (which is usually in silence) consider It to be your friend, your ally, your mentor – and an extension of yourself.

Step 4: Relax, let go, and let the manifesting flow.

Once you’ve aligned your intentions with Life Force Energy and put them out there for It to receive, then relax and let go of your expectations. You never know how the Universe will manifest your intentions so trust that the process is underway and let go of "how" it will be done. Relax and be patient. Relax while being faithful. Relax and be mindful. Especially be mindful. The key to manifesting intentions is to keep the feeling of them in your heart (not your mind) as you go through your daily life and pay attention to what's showing up so you don't miss the gifts!

Step 5: Repeat.

Remember, this process is slow, complicated and expensive. As your life unfolds you’ll need to tweak the emphasis of your intentions to fit your ever-changing needs. You’ll want to keep checking to ensure they’re aligned with Life Force Energy. And you’ll need to pay attention to your heart to make sure it’s always in the driver’s seat – and that the ego/mind is sitting in the back seat just going along for the ride.

It's a process, not a one-time event. And a slow, complicated, and expensive one at that. But the really good news is the more you do it, the more quickly, simply, and effortlessly it comes. Because once you’re aligned with the Universe and it knows what you want, It starts to bring it all to you. You will watch in amazement as the life you’ve envisioned starts to manifest. You’ll experience serendipity, you’ll wonder at the mystery, and it will seem like magic.

And that ushers in all the good stuff that makes life deep and fulfilling. Love, connection, beauty, adventure, freedom, joy. Ah yes, bring it on. Even if it is slow, complicated, and expensive…

Till next time,

Marty
Chief Energy Guru