Line It Up First
An 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.