The Material Way – A Story from an Experiential Witness
Personally, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing living in material extremes of prosperity and scarcity. This humbling journey has inspired me to be curious, explore, and contemplate many questions without any certain answers.
Is it possible to experience material abundance and also feel at peace, satisfied, successful and even surprised with your life’s work?
Shortly after graduating from college, I was on a mission to tackle the material world and become self-sufficient and independent. I hired a life coach who helped me manifest my income goals and guide me on my new journey. Harnessing the laws of attraction, I tried everything to create the life I imagined I wanted and needed to be happy. I made lists, wrote fake checks out to my name, and created a vision board. I visualized my dreams of abundance, and only a few short years later I stopped and realized I had reached most of them.
I told myself that if I could earn a six-figure income that life would be easier, I could finally rest, and that I could give back to those I love. In many ways, I was able to do this. I could buy anything I wanted, I had freedom to splurge, indulge, and consume.
My issue was that my motivations and ways of attaining this were coming mainly from my mind and what I ‘thought’ I wanted. I ended up creating many material layers and walls around myself that simply weren’t me. I wasn’t able to see the me that was screaming under the control of my mind, because I wasn’t paying attention. I was busy initiating my life.
Discovering Human Design and then seeing the career and business application through BG5 opened up a new world and I was given practical tools to return back to myself. Slowly I emerged from the madness I had created in over-consuming and indulging in a lifestyle that turned out to be quite toxic for my mind, body and spirit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my career choice; I just wasn’t operating in a healthy way that was aligned with my unique design. I learned this the hard way after reaching major burn out due to overworking and trying to prove myself.
Are you willing to courageously be yourself and risk material security or comfort to make choices that may be difficult but more aligned with you?
With courage and new direction, I took a leap of faith out of my corporate job, finally listening to my inner voice leading me back to myself and out into the world. I took one backpack and set off on a journey to let go, heal, and allow myself to recover from the intensity of my New York City lifestyle.
I was deeply humbled by carrying my own material weight with me, symbolized by my backpack. I learned that it was easier to let go of everything that didn’t serve me in my backpack. Why carry the weight, if I wasn’t going to use it, if it didn’t have practical value or if it didn’t bring me joy? So I purged, a lot. Letting go of deep conditioning mindsets about money and what is possible, I witnessed the capacity of the human spirit to spontaneously transform.
I took a deep look into the mindset I created around the money I thought I needed to make to be happy. As a problem solver, I directly challenged all that did not resonate with my body and my higher self.
I demystified myself by realizing I was actually happy with a less extravagant lifestyle by simply honoring myself more and making better decisions.
I reflected in surprise that I actually felt more aligned in my purpose while listening to the intelligence of my body vs being directed by my mind. I kept going in the direction of what made me feel alive and learned that there were so many other ways to live materially. Other cultures taught me this and opened my eyes, expanding my contemplations of the human experience and capacity to live fully.
“If you live out your type, you’re going to have the material abundance you need. Because remember….. the moment you stop being in control of your life, your life is perfectly financed.” -Ra Uru Hu
Over my last four years of traveling I’ve met countless people with similar stories of taking leaps of faith to return back to their true nature. Listening to that burning call to seek something better, to be free from the walls of conditioning they built around themselves. They were frustrated, burnt out, or pushed to their limits—their souls crying out for help! And I’ve said it myself and heard it many times: if I hadn’t made a change, I felt like I was going to die.
Money matters, but when I allowed my mind to dictate what was right for me, it costed me my health, my self-worthiness and my true power.
Are you ready to listen to what makes you feel alive and aligned?
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It’s inspiring to see how many people are realizing their own capabilities and that it is possible to live a life according to your own decision making strategy — in material abundance and freedom.
BG5 is a tool that can transform your life, but it is not a quick fix. It takes time to integrate, digest, and most importantly, to live. It may take letting go of what the mind thinks it wants, asking lots of questions and coming back home to your body for making decisions. It is scary having walls of secure mindsets transform, but it’s the only way to see more clearly as you.
Both of my experiences from working in corporate to traveling the world, helped me realize that anything is possible really, and that the law of attraction works… but I’d better be more careful about what I am attracting. The more I’ve aligned back into myself and my body, the more magic I’ve witnessed in my life.
Through this new awareness and I’ve been able to take the pressure off of my mind to make my decisions. This process has transformed my ability to harness the distractions and shadows created by my mind into creative abundance.
BG5 came to me as a radical shift in awareness, speaking to the very cells of my being. After a huge life transition, I’ve been able to rebuild my material abundance around choices that are healthy for me, in full trust that it will attract the exact experiences I need for my purpose, instead of forcing life or situations to happen because my mind thinks it’s what I want or need.
Learning this delicate dance of body awareness has invited me to be a leader in the flow of life, instead of being a victim in the mental madness.
To harness the wisdom of your shadows and distractions in the material world takes great patience, awareness, and experimentation to radically shift in operating as yourself.
Are you ready to begin the experiment of trusting your body’s intelligence over your mind?
When I first learned my career type was an Advisor and that I was not here to “work”, but here to “guide and advise” others,” I was truly relieved, as I always sensed I had a different way to work than most of the people I knew. At this point in my life, I was quickly running out of savings and creeping into scary territories of debt. I wondered, If I’m not here to work like I used to, how am I going to survive in the material world? Through patience and waiting to be recognized and invited by others, I’ve learned that no career type is handicapped and that we are all capable of extraordinary lives.
Most of us are conditioned to think that the only way we are going to make money and survive is to initiate our lives. With only 9% of the world designed to initiate, that leaves around 91% of the world pushing or forcing a lifestyle based off of something they are not. And this produces frustration, bitterness and disappointment.
What if I told you that you can rest into your natural state and still feel good materially? Would that help you breathe a little deeper and relax a little more? We are all here in this world to show up completely as our beautiful selves and to interact with others and the material world in a very unique way.
Do you have the courage to explore what that looks like to live life as yourself?
Are you curious to learn more about how you can align with your true nature while also profiting materially?
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Devon Martin has a dynamic background in both the business world and the healing arts. Graduating with a degree in Communication and Leadership, she has over 10 years of experience in Sales and customer relations. In 2012 she took a leap of faith to travel the world, teaching Yoga, offering Reiki energy healing and in 2014 found Human Design. For the last 3 years she has been the International Customer relationships manager for Jovian Archive and myBodyGraph and is passionate about sharing Human Design and BG5 with the world. She is a certified Living Your Design Guide and professional analyst and business consultant in training.
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