Cultivating a Sense of Wonder

The subconscious mind is quite remarkable. Besides being at our beck-and-call 24/7, it doesn’t know time (past, present, or future), and it’s always looking for answers…even while we sleep!

If you are dwelling on a past problem, the subconscious doesn’t know it happened in the past, and begins responding  AS IF you are living that same problem in this moment.

If you are worrying about a future potential problem, the subconscious again responds AS IF it’s happening now.

When you ask, “why am I having all these problems?”, the subconscious begins seeking the answer to that question by looking for problems. So, the questions we ask ourselves become very important!

Likewise, if you dwell on exciting and fun possibilities in your life, the subconscious will play with that, too! It will look for even more possibilities, and expand on the ones we’ve already discovered. Asking supportive questions can shift your energy and the way you experience the world.

When you are asking questions that support you, the subconscious mind will find a way to support you in return. That’s why sayings like “If there is a will, there’s a way” holds such a powerful truth.

Prolific author, speaker and creativity coach, Eric Maisel, suggests we take advantage of this 24/7 *service* offered by the subconscious mind by consciously cultivating a sense of wonder. We do this by wondering openly, asking open-ended questions the subconscious can begin seeking answers to those questions.

You can really have a lot of fun with this, and it’s quite the vibe-lifter:

“I wonder how all my perfect opportunities & people are finding me so easily?”

“I wonder why I am having so much fun and smiling so much?”

“I wonder why my life feels so easy and joyful?”

“I wonder how the Universe is expanding my dreams into reality right now?”

“I wonder why my life keeps getting better and better?”

This evening, I began tweeting the questions above and it immediately caught the attention of people who wanted a reason to smile and feel good.

Your turn…how will you cultivate wonder?

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6 thoughts on “Cultivating a Sense of Wonder

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  2. Oh, I love this, Nancy. It really made me feel good. Thanks! It is similar to the statement of “Wouldn’t it be nice” although it actually creates an even better feeling inside of me.

    I wonder how I can add to your wonderful list? : )

    Hmmm let’ see…

    I wonder what wonderful surprises are in store for me today?
    I wonder how much more joy, ease and abundance i can create in my life?
    I wonder what new wonderful opportunities are coming my way?
    I wonder how many more people I can reach and inspire?
    I wonder why each day keeps getting better and better and better?

    I’ll play with this some more.

    Love and blessings to you, Nancy. You are always an inspiration.
    Susan
    .-= Susan Eller´s last blog ..All You Need Is Love =-.

    • Susan, I love your list!

      I wonder what wonderful surprises are in store for me today?
      I wonder how much more joy, ease and abundance i can create in my life?
      I wonder what new wonderful opportunities are coming my way?
      I wonder how many more people I can reach and inspire?
      I wonder why each day keeps getting better and better and better?

      WONDERful ~Thank you for playing, Susan! By all means, keep playing and having fun 😀

      Many blessings,
      Nancy

  3. I wonder why Nancy writes such awesome blog posts? 😉

    Noah St. John has developed the art of asking powerful questions – he calls them “afformations”. I love using them both for myself and with my coaching clients. Here’s some of my favorites for use with spiritual entrepreneurs.:

    Why am I seeing such wonderful opportunities to grow my business?
    I wonder how much fun I can have in my business?
    Why is it that I attract such awesome clients?
    And two from the experts of harnessing the power of positive change in business, Appreciative Inquiry:
    1) What’s going well?
    2) What do I want to do more of?

    Appreciate your sense of wonder Nancy!
    .-= Paul Zelizer´s last blog ..Money Beliefs and Family Patterns =-.

    • Hey, Paul! Great to see you here. 😉

      Yes, Noah’s the guy who believes affirmations don’t work and goes around telling people flatly that affirmations don’t work. Nothing like painting the world with a wide flat brush for marketing purposes.

      Of course, affirmations DO work for millions of people…especially those who know how to custom create them and use them properly! That said, I have found that Noah’s afformations are a great solution for left-brain dominant folks who cannot easily access their imaginations. I recommend them often to folks who normally argue relentlessly for their limitations. However, more often they do even better cultivating *wonder*.

      For me, afformations get boring very fast. Maybe this is because I already get tons of positive juice from my customized affirmations. Different strokes for different folks!

      As I mention above, cultivating a sense of wonder is actually something I learned from Eric Maisel, former psychologist, author and creativity coach, who began talking and writing about it 10-15 years ago. I find that this technique is a quick trip into the Vortex, for me! Based on the Twitter responses, I’m not alone. I think it also taps into our child-like love of all things *magical*. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and cultivating some *wonder*!

      Many blessings,
      Nancy

  4. Nancy,

    Thanks for co-creating magic! Loving your honest reply.

    I agree, Noah comes on strong with the “this is the right way” energy for my tastes. That said, my originally experience with affirmations was they didn’t work. I had too much baggage in the way. I needed to clear some of my turbulent energy around money, relationships, sex and other emotionally charged subjects before I started seeing results with affirmations. As I mentioned in our other recent conversation, that’s why I’m such a big fan of having a clear tool – like EFT or Money Matrix – in my Deliberate Creators toolkit.

    Nowadays, affirmations and my LOA intentions to manifest work much better cuz there’s less resistance and a whole lot more wonder in my system. 😉

    Appreciate the way you share with love and honesty Nancy!
    .-= Paul Zelizer´s last blog ..Money Beliefs and Family Patterns =-.

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