We came into this earthly experience unconsciously agreeing to beliefs, values, daily practices, and habits that have served us to fit in and “survive” our surroundings as best we can. We are often unaware of these agreements and the effects they have on our lives. Thankfully, it is possible to make more conscious agreements that can help us THRIVE!
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, written by Don Miguel Ruiz, offers us the way. It is a tiny book with powerful abilities to transform your life by showing you just how readily available happiness is to you every day.
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others, Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama.
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to change from moment to moment. It will be different when you're healthy as opposed to when you're sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.
The investment in studying and implementing these powerful practices can bring unimaginable benefits.
The Four Agreements Book Study - Starting July
Simply reading the book can be life-changing, but learning and discussing the principles with others can support deeper understanding and a greater ability to apply the knowledge consciously.
Join us to take a deep dive into the four agreements over the next four months, focusing on one agreement per month. Consciously incorporate even just one of these agreements into your life and you will experience drastic changes
Together we will learn not only from the pages of the book but the wisdom of the varied experiences and perspectives we all have. Creating a community where we are seen, loved, and supported to actively create our best most joyful lives!
Hosted by: Rebecca Striffler, Reiki Master, and Holistic Life Coach
Please sign up at: https://calendly.com/createjoyhlc
Fee: Donations welcome
• July 23rd 10am-12 pm — Intro / Be Impeccable with your word
• Aug 27th 10am-12pm — Don’t take anything personally
• Sept 24th 10am-12pm — Don’t make assumptions
• Oct 22nd 10am-12pm — Always do your best
Please consider purchasing the book from your local small bookstore or online at www.betterworldbooks.com.
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