September 23


The Real Meaning of Gandhi’s “Be the Change”

By Christina Ammerman

September 23, 2015

Gandhi, Law of Attraction, manifestation

One of my favorite phenomena (I have more than a few favorites) is when I’m able to go back to something from the past and see it through the eyes of what I know now.

A recent example involves one of my all-time favorite quotes: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This has always been something I lived by. I took it as a call to activism: If there’s something you want to be different – large or small – you can’t sit around waiting for someone else to make the change; you have to do something about it yourself.

That thought has motivated me to acts of community service and political activism for a couple decades. In the meantime I’ve also been studying the Law of Attraction, constantly refining my understand to get better and better at creating what I desire. Just the other day, the two ideas collided.

What I realized the other day – I can’t remember why this hit me, but it suddenly did – is that what Gandhi’s “be the change” really means is the same thing that Abraham, Wayne Dyer, Nneka Kelly, and my many teachers have already been telling me:

When there’s something you want to experience on the outside, you must first become it on the inside.

be the change reinterpreted

Holy crap, did Gandhi know about the Law of Attraction? Did he know that he knew it – is this what he was consciously saying all along – or was he so enlightened that he naturally aligned with the Universe without knowing it?

My intellect understands that wise teachers have been speaking of the order of the Universe for millenia – long, LONG before you or I watched “The Secret” or read Ask and It Is Given. It should be no surprise when enlightened masters speak Universal truths.

But there’s still that level on which our human nature is programmed to believe that nothing existed before we discovered it. Or is that just me?

Here’s the truth: In the end it doesn’t matter what Gandhi meant when he spoke back then. What does matter is that we get the message we need to know when we’re ready to know it – however it comes to us, and whether the messenger knows he’s delivering it or not.

Become what you want to create. Feel yourself experiencing it now. Be the change.

Got it. Message received. Thank you, Mahatma.


About the author

Christina Ammerman is a Master Spiritual Healer, Medical Intuitive, and Mentor for Professional Healers.

As a Divine Truth-teller and peacemaker, her soul purpose is to offer Divine Love, healing, and guidance to anyone who seeks alignment with their Divine Self.

Her “why” is Peace - World Peace as the result of more and more people finding Inner Peace. Her own experience with childhood abuse and its effects on her adult life is an ongoing catalyst for her to explore peace in all its polarities.

Christina is an avid student of Abraham (Esther Hicks) and A Course in Miracles. She strives for unconditional acceptance of everyone including herself, believing in the inherent right of every person to choose how they identify and express themselves.

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