10 Types of Action: Time to Upgrade?
Action gets very little ‘action’ here, since it’s not the key part of conscious creation.
But action does play a role in our manifesting process. It can:
- influence our frequency
- affect our enjoyment of life (or lack of it)
- and enhance or hinder our manifestations.
So I thought it would be fun to look at the different types of action we engage, and how we set ourselves up for success or struggle depending on which we use.
Which actions have you engaged today?
Consider these 10 types of action and see where you have a chance to upgrade:
1. Fearful Action
This is when you do something out of fear or desperation. Like scheduling a doctor’s appointment because you can’t stop worrying about recurring headaches.
2. Make It Happen Action
This sort of disempowered action is full of struggle and effort. It’s where you work hard to try to get results. It’s how many people operate 24/7.
3. Habitual Action
This is mindless action you take without any conscious awareness. Like checking your phone without even thinking about it. Some people actually get through an entire day without ever doing anything “on purpose.”
4. Expected Action
This is when you do what you’re supposed to or what someone else tells you to. You don’t check in with yourself before engaging it. (Like you go to church on Sunday because it’s what everyone does, rather than because it’s where you like to be on Sunday.)
5. Distracted Action
Procrastinators know this routine – it’s what we do when we put off doing something else. Filling our day with things that don’t matter because we’re reluctant to engage what does.
6. Slacker Action
This is when you do nothing, which is often harder than doing something, but also more powerful. There can be tremendous alignment in letting go of trying to make it happen yourself, as Abigail attests. And sometimes it’s what we “do” just because we need a break.
7. Abundant Action
This is when you do something from a place of abundance and fulfillment, rather than from striving and efforting. You feel complete already when you take this action. Savvy creators know this type of action leads to more good things.
8. Feel Good Action
This is action taken out of inspiration. You do it because it’s what you want to do more than anything else. It’s a joy to do and doesn’t deplete your energy reserves. (In fact, it’s often restorative and leads directly to dreams come true!)
9. Intuitive Action
This type of action is also mindless, but instead of being driven by habit, it’s driven by a wise inner knowing. Like when you schedule a doctor’s appointment because of an inner nudge to do so.
10. Aligned Action
This is when you become what you want now; when you “act as if” you already are what you desire. Like strolling through your dream neighborhood as if you lived there or renewing your passport for an upcoming dream trip.
You might notice that not all action is created equal.
That first handful on the list often lead us away from what we want, whereas the last types contribute to our dreams come true.
The first five actions are half-hearted at best, lacking any spirit or passion as fuel. They’re driven by the mind rather than the heart-centered soul.
The latter five types are fueled by inner guidance or higher power. Those spirit-based actions lead to the sorts of success that make others wonder how we got so lucky.
It’s important to know we can’t always tell what type of action it is just by looking. It’s the feeling underneath that makes the difference.
(Which is why it’s possible to make a doctor’s appointment out of fear, out of habit, out of expectation, or intuition or aligned inspiration.)
This is your invitation to become more conscious about the types of action you engage day in and day out.
Big thanks to Janette Dagliesh, Cassie Parks, Goddess Jacqui, Nikki Davis, Llynne Switzer, Charis Melissa, and Jackie Gaston for their contributions to this post!