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WISDOM WITHIN - February 2016 - Kansas City

Learning New Skills: The 7 C's

By Suzette Scholtes


“Make a decision and then make it right. There are no wrong decisions. You could go this way or that way, and either way will eventually get you to where you want to be. But in the moment you start complimenting yourself on the decision you are in vibrational alignment with who you really are.”

                                                        -The Abraham Material


When we embrace life with open arms and heart, we are willing to learn new skills. Yet, there are fundamental principles that keep us on track as we explore the new. Years ago I wrote a formula called the 7 C’s.


1. Choose        

It begins with intent as action follows choice. It helps to understand the “why” of the choice. For example, one may intend to eat more fruits and vegetables. Perhaps you buy a green container to keep them fresh longer and/or make a plan to shop more often to enjoy nutrition that empowers your health.


2. Center         

Daily before you leave your home connect to your heart in a moment of prayer or meditation. Ask for guidance and protection. It does not take long. It is the intent. If possible, create a longer meditation practice for joyous connection to love and God.


3. Create          

To create means to give birth to the new. If you believe you are not that creative,

try art, yoga, or read different and inspiriting articles and books. Imagination sets our creativity on fire. A secret to that is your meditation practice. Think of someone like Walt Disney who used his imagination to create whole new worlds. Some thought he was crazy but nothing held him back.


4. Caution       

When stuck on a new project or skill, be strong enough to ask for help. Find an expert when a project may be way out of your league. It is an act of love to ask for help.


5. Calm                       

Yoga and meditation teaches us to be calm at will. Will is yang or action energy while love is yin or heart energy. The balance is important. Sometimes “not doing” opens the window to new ideas. When stuck on a choice create a pro/con list. Insights blossom when we remain calm.


6.  Commit      

This may be the most important of the 7 C’s. If one commits, for example, to lose weight and falls off the wagon, get back on with conviction and commitment. When commitment wavers we may fall into our ego or sabotage or limited thinking. Commitment helps us to remain in integrity with ourselves and others.


7. Cherish       

Cherish is one of my favorite concepts. To witness a sunset helps me find beauty and reverence in life. It lifts the spirit, calms the mind, and aligns our whole being to the heart. Give thanks at the day’s end to the Divine love within and all around. Life is a gift to cherish.


Summary: As Abraham wrote, there are no wrong or right decisions (with the caveat to create harm no one). I remember taking the exam for an MBA years ago. Ready to pay for classes, I realized this choice was not my choice but influenced by another. For me Earth School taught me what I needed to know including four years working for a consulting firm to learn all about business. Last secret: keep it fun! If there is an element of fun in your day trust you are on the path.


Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the regions prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street,

Overland Park. 




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