"Rules" of Action
Yesterday a friend thanked me for reminding her that she makes up the rules.
I’m more a fan of breaking rules than making them up, but as long as we’re creating our own, it’s all good.
Which may be why I get so riled up when I hear LOA experts telling us what the rules are.
I have tons of respect for the LOA teachers who are paving the way for so many conscious creators, but if I hear one more expert say nothing happens till I get my butt off the couch, I might lose my cool.
Backstory: Blogger Mark says he’s having his first experience with LOA. Good for him! One of my favorite guys from the Secret posts a comment encouraging him to visualize a clear outcome and reminds him that action is of course also required.
Oh my word.
Here’s the deal, or at least the way I see it. (And I’m willing to be wrong on this.) But my opinion is that action isn’t what creates our success. We don’t create with our hands. We didn’t come here for the action journey! We are Visionaries, not Actionaries. (I’m basing that on info from Abe, which feels true to me.)
I mean, how many times has something finally gone your way when you gave up the action? It’s happened a LOT for me. Some of my favorite miracles came after I stopped the action. And the success, when it finally revealed itself, often didn’t have anything to do with the prior actions I’d taken to make it happen!
I could fill this post with examples.
Action serves us best if it helps get our vibration lined up with what we want.
And that’s about it.
“Success won’t come knocking on your door if all you do is sit home thinking about it.”
If that’s how you want to play it, fine. But don’t put that on the rest of us. Because I’ve got this Universal Manager working for me. It does everything. I just do what feels good. And sometimes that’s sitting on my butt.
My girlfriend experienced Mr. Right knocking on her door. She didn’t do anything. Other than schedule an in-home massage one day. Everyone (besides me) had told her, “You gotta get out. You gotta put yourself out there. You have to start dating. Get on Match. You’ve got to make some effort!”
Well, she’d done all that and more, and it was a big fat bust. For over a year! (And this girl was HOT – with all capital letters. No reason she shouldn’t have been an active dater.)
She finally gave up thinking that anything good would happen for her in Utah.
And she scheduled a massage.
He came knocking on her door. The guy who swept her off her feet and had her thinking twice about what Utah had to offer after all.
I hear some of you guys … “Well that was her action, Jeannette. Scheduling a massage.”
That’s my point! That was her action! A glorified “sit on your butt” action!
Taking a nap! Or a shower! Going to the movie; going for a walk; playing with the kitties!
These are strong actions. These are the types of things that get us into allowing. That get us to open our door to the Universe, so all the magic and miracles that Universe has lined up for us can come in.
I don’t often find myself touting Michael Losier’s work, but I have to say I’m impressed with how he addresses action.
Here’s how I used to get sales back in corporate world … I’d go for a bus ride in the middle of the day. Or sneak out for a matinee movie. That’s when good things happened. When I relaxed. When I gave up my stupid action journey of follow up calls to decision makers, and overcoming objections, and coming up with new incentives, etc. etc.
When we’re so busy doing this and that, we’re often not in a vibrational place to let the good stuff in.
Let’s get clear about what action can and cannot do for us.
My success doesn’t happen because of the action I took. It happens because of the energy I flow.
And sometimes the energy I flow happens because of the action I took – but don’t mistake that action for being the “cause” of the success! It was my energy. My vibration.
And I don’t have to have both. I get the energy right, and I’m golden. I’ve proven it, and my clients have proven it, too many times to doubt it.
I’m not saying everyone sit home and never do anything again.
I am saying don’t think that action is required for you to get what you want. It simply isn’t.
Unless, you think it is. And then that’s when action serves you.
This is a big topic, so I’m sure I’ll be addressing it again. Your thoughts, comments and questions are invited (and appreciated).