I recently discovered these guys, who call themselves 2Cellos. They’re classically-trained cellists from Croatia (and cute, too!) who found themselves, as many classical artists do, strapped for cash. They had an idea to do a homemade video of their version of a very UN-classical piece, Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.”
Well, the thing went viral. They wound up on “Ellen”, on tour with Elton John and have garnered a whole new cash-paying audience who love their renditions of everything from U2 and Coldplay, to Guns N Roses and AC/DC. Here’s my current favorite, their take on Highway to Hell. Feel free to head-bang along…
These guys took their situation (starving artist) and completely flipped it on its head. By doing something radical, they got a new result.
Remember this episode of Seinfeld, where George does the “opposite” of everything and winds up with the life he’s been dreaming of?
This is the lesson of the Hanged Man in the Tarot; when you’re stuck, stand on your head (metaphorically speaking). See how things look from a different perspective. This guy is having a serious “a-ha” moment as he hangs upside down.
So what’s the opposite of your problem? If you’re broke, you’re now by definition, solvent; a lousy relationship becomes a loving one; family drama becomes family peace. You have a new idea and a new image of the situation – so how will you get there?
This is a powerful idea worth playing with. We get so locked in to our circumstances, that we never let any fresh air in. Don’t dismiss this exercise –that will just keep you stuck. Flip your life on its head and see where it takes you.
Hey, it worked for George Costanza.