One of my favorite things to do is visit local, independent coffee shops. Not quite! One of THE most absolutely enjoyable things for me, in the whole wide world, is working in a coffee shop while drinking a fantastic tasting cup of coffee. Why? Because in the coffee shop, I instantly become eager to focus on things that matter to me. I also get to think about things that I enjoy and that feel really good to me. It’s almost like the issues that I entered with, began to resolve themselves in a delightful way and solutions began to present themselves without effort. The coffee shop creative consciousness promotes and facilitates this.

Coffee shops are all about the feelings, emotions and collective energies derived from the positive atmosphere added with a small dose of good coffee and happy patrons. When I enter a coffee shop, there’s an immediate feeling that there’s nothing that I cannot be or do or have…at least while I’m there. I also feel that there’s nothing the other patrons can’t do, be or have while they’re in the shop with me.

I’m not even sure how or why this happens but I do know how it feels and what begins to happen to me. Energy! Vibes! Frequency! You see, most people in coffee shops on any given day at any given time seem to be intentional about something. There seems to be a sense of Deliberate Intention among the patrons. Have you ever visited a coffee shop and the patrons appeared to be unhappy, bitter and disconnected? Have you ever witnessed coffee shop patrons aimlessly looking around, disturbing others, exceptionally loud, wasting time, or trying to pick up other patrons? Not that there’s anything wrong with those things but from my experience, bars are more conducive.

For those of you who have visited coffee shops, I’m sure you’ve experienced small group discussions, business meetings, independent workers, entrepreneurs, couples, first day-daters, and students on laptops, tablets or reading books. The energy may not always feel totally off the charts but at least there’s a neutral energy feel, typically. Most times, from my experience, the intentional energy is present and you get to be on that positive vibe, if you’re open and allow it. Now you can begin to feel like you can do almost anything. At least you begin to feel better about what you know you need to do while you’re there.

With the deliberate intentional energy among the coffee shop patrons you can start to feel a conscious awareness that you’re utilizing your own positive emotional guidance. There is the opportunity to now experience the feeling of knowingness about transforming your feelings, thoughts, emotions and overall mindset, if you’re open, present to it or need it. Isn’t it exciting knowing that coffee shops are bigger than coffee!

Be careful, coffee shop creative consciousness can allow you to feel a bit invincible, if you take on the collective creative consciousness too fast, too soon. With this feeling of invincibleness, you are certain where you’re going while you’re there. Leaving the shop is another story! There are endless things that you can begin to think and feel in the meantime, all while ignoring some of your challenges you may have walked in with. Forget about the relationship, forget about the bills, and forget about the workweek! Coffee shop creative consciousness ends all blues…for a while, at least.

So, the next time you feel overwhelmed, have hours of work to do, need a new date spot, want to just chill out and think or simply want to try and change the world, head on over to your nearest locally own and operated, independent coffee shop and create your world through your conscious awareness by trying these things:

  • Choose that you simply want to get something done (that’s why you came!)
  • Focus inside on your feelings and emotions while taking in the aroma, sounds, and people
  • Get started on your intent

Yep, it’s that simple. With a continuation of visits to your local coffee shop you will begin to know and feel that you can accomplish high, positive, energetic, and creative emotions almost instantly, if you’re open and present, while you’re there. With these emotions, you will know that what you desire is on its way, if you’re consistent with it. When you’re accustomed to clarity flowing to you, confusion just won’t do any longer. Coffee shop Creative Consciousness will become the next best thing…if you allow it. It’s now your new emotional practice facility! This new emotional guidance system skillset will also become transferable outside the coffee shop domain with consistent practice. Oh, by the way, don’t forget to try a new beverage of your choice while you’re there and make some new friends. Be sure it’s a real coffee shop and not one of those in-store, commercial or food court types of coffee joints. The vibe might not be the same. Visiting coffee shops is just my thing! Find your thing and while you’re doing so, visit a local coffee shop.

Dr. Curt is a Spiritual Psychologist, transpersonal counselor, executive coach, author, inspirational speaker, ordained minister and human consciousness researcher. He is the Executive Director of The I AM Project and The I AM International, Inc. Georgia non-profit organization which focuses on self-empowerment and emotional intelligence through mentoring, coaching and teaching classes. He is the author of I AM the SOULution- 8 Transformational Approaches to Turning Obstacles into Opportunities and The 40 Day Journey- A Journal to Self-Actualization, Transformation & Release. Dr. Curt shares his thoughts and insights to his daily life on all social mediums. He is a loving husband and father who lives, plays, works and sleeps in Atlanta, Georgia His latest book is due out this month.


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