Abstract: Asking empowered questions can shape the landscape of our lives. Questions that open up new aspects of our minds, bodies and hearts. Summoning our desires with empowered questions empowers us to be part of resolution in our world. A list of suggestions for asking empowered questions.
“A question not asked is a door not opened.” – Marilee Adams
Asking empowered questions can shape the landscape of our lives. Asking questions open up new aspects of our minds, bodies and hearts. We can set ourselves in motion for a process that leads down paths of shaping the internal and external experiences of our lives. What if we learn how to ask better questions?
Understanding the power of our questions can free us to experience what we want in our lives. Marilee Adams, author of Change Your Questions Change Your Life, encourages us to focus on learning from our experiences rather than being judgmental. Learning how to empower ourselves with an attitude of optimism, hope and new possibilities to make our lives better no matter what our condition.
Suggestions for asking empowered questions:
- Structure questions wisely. When we ask a question something inside of us starts to shift immediately. Our questions set the universe in motion to respond to us. We can craft questions in such a way that the answers come as the bodily felt sense of having the experience that we want. For example, if we ask the question, “What is lack of freedom?” we get the answers in the form of experiencing lack of freedom. This is not what we are looking for! What if we had structured the question, “What is the nature of experiencing freedom from the inside out? The answer would come as the experience of freedom from the inside out!
- Change habits around how we ask questions. Like any habit we need to go through a process of letting it go. We can (a) Identify what triggers us to ask a certain question. (b) Notice the details of how we are asking that question. Are we being judgmental of ourselves ie.What’s wrong with me? (c) Write down details of how we could change the question. Remember that repetition is the mother of skill so practice, practice, practice!
- Ask “What am I thinking right now? Are we focusing on what we do not want or are we focusing on new possibilities, solutions and resolutions? Are the questions we are asking adding value to our lives or creating resistance, constriction or withholding?
- Ask ourselves questions about the choices we are making in any given moment. Are we making choices that we know we will feel good about? Are we being part of the problem or part of the resolution right now? What is the nature of experiencing the most beneficial choice I can make? What is the nature of experiencing myself as part of the resolution?
- Keep our energy in movement opening the space in receiving the answers. Sing, dance, run, walk, laugh, play and do yoga with the intent to release tension, contraction, control and manipulation.
- Ask what is the nature of experiencing connection to my source and it’s greater intelligence? Breathing, meditating and keeping our energy in motion will allow the space to receive the insights. Keep it simple. Renowned mentors, authors and speakers, George and Linda Pransky, share their simple overview that they call the The 3 Principles. How we can simplify our lives by understanding that (1) We are literally one with our source and it’s greater intelligence (2) Our thinking molds and shapes our lives (3) Our senses allow us to experience the manifestation.
- Ask with the expectation of receiving the answers. Asking empowered questions is a great way to create more awareness of our connection with Source. As we ask new questions new energies begin moving through us. We find ourselves having new perspectives, changes and opportunities to understand how life works. As the energy of our source flows through us we have expanding opportunities to connect and come to understandings with expanding questions. Discovering the summoning process of questions are where learn to trust, recognize and follow our impulses. We come to realize the perfection of our physical connection to our source. We discover who we are as we cultivate a visceral knowing of how we attract our desires. We may find ourselves holding back out of fear of the unknown. Our bodies will alert us to any of resistance. We can let go once again to experience the universe guiding us to manifest from our inside out.
Life is designed to be good and fun for us. By summoning it with empowered questions we can enjoy the journey of discovering who we are and the power we have to be part of resolution in our world.
About the Author:
Crystal is a certified expansion guide with the Total Integration Institute. An author, multidimensional coach and facilitator for the live event called Freedom at the Core. She is the instructor and coach for her online course, Freedom From the Inside Out. She draws from her own experience and the experience of the thousands of people she has worked with over the past 35 years. Crystal is known for the fun and empowering way she supports people in bringing forth the experiences they want in their lives. Currently she is writing a series of children's books that embrace the principles of living freedom.