Line It Up First

Get vibrationally aligned before you take actionAn easy routine to get stuck in is spinning circles in our minds trying to figure something out.

Whether it’s how to make some money, or drop 15 pounds, or what to do with that guy you don’t know whether to date or write off  – it’s easy to fall in the habit of figuring it out yourself.

And if we’re flowing contrary energy – which is anything that feels like stress, tension, anxiety, frustration, fear, etc. – then any actions we take WON’T HELP!

We gotta line the energy up before we do anything.

So first take a minute to clear out the negative energy.  Just a pause in the action and a couple of deep breaths will help.

Then get vibrationally aligned.

There’s more than one way to get lined up, but here’s one I used today myself …

I got super kinky while contemplating a potential business venture, realized I was spinning in not so fab energy, and took a deep breath to help get clear it.

To get centered in good energy, I asked these questions about what I wanted:

  • What does it look like?
  • What does it sound like?
  • What does it feel like?

(A derivative of the psych-k questions.)

In fact, I’ll do this process again now on a lost cat from one of the neighbors that I’m sort of worried about.

Long haired tabby Anikin is on her way to the shelter where hopefully her family will pick her up, but I was feeling anxious about sending her in.  What if they didn’t claim her?  Would the shelter call?  Should I have kept her here and tried to find her folks myself?  What if no one follows through and I’ve sent Anikin to her death??

NOT the sort of thoughts that inspire good energy or any vibrational alignment to a happy ending.

But awareness is the first step!

Next up, I’ll clear it out with a deep breath and maybe even shake it off physically.  Take a walk, stretch a little – get the body in on this gig to clear the vibrational air.

Third, dial in on what I want.

What does it look like?  

Anika is home sweet home!  So happy to be there!  And her folks are thrilled to have her back!  Everyone’s happy to be reunited.  I see her rubbing up against her favorite person and they’re all smiles that she’s home safe and sound.

What does it sound like?  

The animal control officers are telling the family what a lovely cat she is, and that they should update her tags with current contact info.  Anika is purring away to be back in her own bed, eating her own food, patrolling her own house again.  I even hear the daughter saying how nice it is that other people helped get her sweet kitty home safe and sound.

What does it feel like?  

It feels like a relief.  It feels like a happy ending.  It feels like all is well.  It feels like a lightness in my heart again.  It feels like an appreciation for all the cooperative components that helped Anika get home sweet home.

And just like that, I’ve switched the vibration from anxiety to relief.

That’s how we get lined up.  Doesn’t have to be fancy.

Once we’re in alignment, we can check in on whether there’s any action to take.

For that I love Sophie Mihalko’s process: ask kitty whether there’s anything she needs from me to support her highest well being.

(Sophie says you can ask your business, you can ask your body, ask whatever/whoever’s involved.)

When I’m seeing sweet Anikin in her happy ending, I’ll get very different inspirations than when I’m dwelling on worst case scenario thoughts.

And those are the only actions that will serve any of us – myself and that super sweet cat – the ones that come from my alignment vs. my contrast.

You got anything you’re feeling contrasty about?  Try this process – it makes all the difference in the world.

  • January 3, 2013
  • Just like that, Janette! You make it look easy!!!
    (I’m laughing because I get sticky on that particular topic, too, so I was impressed with how nicely you dialed in on it.)
    And Michelle, thanks for reading. I think you’ll find it’s an easy process that serves you very well!

  • Michelle Dobbins says:

    I love this! I’m not only bookmarking it but printing it out and putting it in my wallet for those times when I forget how easy it is. 🙂

  • Janette says:

    Yay, perfect timing as usual!! I’m applying this to my previously-sticky vibe around finding a perfect auto-scheduler for my clients, woohoo!!
    What it looks like – pretty interface because it feels so good! New and existing clients see my available times in their own timezones AND they can see that it’s their timezone and change the timezone if they want. They get control and ease and transparency! And I get instant notification and an easy way to follow up with pre-session info and ideas. And easy sync with my calendar!
    What it sounds like – clients tell me they LOVE my system and how easy it is to book with me. They rave about how clever the technology is, that allows us to connect as if we’re down the street rather than across the planet. They love having easy options!
    What it feels like – for them AND for me, it feels like relief. Ahhhh! Found her! So easy to book with her! And so easy to feel connected straight away!
    Ooh, I love this post SO much! Bookmarking now… 😀

  • I love letting it be EASY, Sophie! Thank you. 🙂
    Heidi, thank you for “feeling” Anakin home sweet home!! Much appreciated!!
    Your other comment about how hard we work to manifest some things reminded me how often I hear the story of people who didn’t try too hard on something and that’s what came to fruition fastest.
    Isn’t that funny? How the “light touch” and the “not caring too much” makes it so much easier for us to align to it.
    I did hear Abraham say the other day that super strong desire can blow past any negative beliefs, though. That was encouraging to hear them say that sometimes just the desire – when it’s really strong – is enough to get you there.

  • Heidi says:

    Thank you for this post! Just what I needed. I finally found something I want to manifest, and I’ve been working really, really hard on attracting it (despite my attempts to be a slacker). Of course, I’ve been feeling all contrasty. This has really helped me today, so thank you. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be joining you in “feeling” this cat back to her family! Blessings to you all!

  • Sophie says:

    I think this post is brilliant. This is such an easy step to forget in this “DO” world. A lot of what you describe here is what I call choosing. You choose for the kitty to be home safe, you were the energy of it so now you can ask if there is anything else required.
    How does it get any easier than that?

  • I guess sometimes, Shannon, it does work that way – that it’s easier to feel better once we do something. But just being aware of what we’re feeling and being intentional about creating stronger alignment when it’s called for – that’s a powerful practice. Especially when we know ourselves well enough to know what will best serve our higher alignment.
    It actually is fun to explore and experiment. 🙂
    Thanks for tuning in for this conversation, Shannon!

  • Shannon says:

    Perfect timing as usual 😉 I have been feeling stressed about getting back in the swing of things since the holiday. Feeling unmotivated and like I’m ‘not getting anything done’ does not feel good. My automatic reaction was to DO something so I’ll FEEL better. Ooops! It’s the other way around. Thanks so much for the much needed reminder 🙂

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