So, a more personal story this time.
Today I started my own 30 day personal change challenge. The aim is strengthening my awareness of and access to my heart. Here’s the story of why, and details of what if you’d like to join me.
Let me explain.
Last night I went to dinner with a friend.
She said to me I should google and listen to Joe Dispenza. Now I’d heard of Joe, maybe listened to some of his stuff, but to be honest, I have so many things to listen to read, study etc banked up, that sometimes they full-on distract me from getting things done. So I probably sounded pretty unenthusiastic.
But I had asked for her advice. And I knew her answer was important.
So today that’s what I did.
More on this in a moment but let me digress to provide some background.
The back drop
For those who don’t know I’m in a weird spot at the moment.
I’m having a sabbatical / belated maternity leave / mid-life crisis in which I have embarked on a voyage of discovery.
On that voyage I have been working on creating change in my career. Exactly what to is that discovery thing.
As part of the journey I have been contemplating all sorts of possible alternative destinations. In the maelstrom of activity I’ve been a bit patchy on sticking to the key process for manifesting.
If you read my blog post about the chemistry of our cells (which you can find here) – the process described there is what I’m supposed to be doing.
For those who haven’t read it and have choked on the idea of manifesting, let me reassure you this is a process I learnt in my coaching course and which is fully based on science. The video clip of Joe’s I chose at random (which I recommend you watch – you can find it here) is a comprehensive explanation of how the process works.
This gave me both revision of my course information and some further detail directly from a neuroscientist. It also reminded me that my implementation of my change intention was sporadic and thus would be ineffective.
In fact, I have been distracted from the main game – getting mindset sorted – by heaps of excellent activity. This is one of the tricks our minds play on us to keep us from changing.
So here’s what I decided to do.
I described back in January that my key need is to reconnect with my heart – the whole point of the blog. (You can read about that here.) So I’ve decided to experiment with the implementation of the process to improve my chances of success.
Basically, the process is simple: you need to create and hold an intense manifestation of the emotion you want to feel when your objective has been reached. Things like joy, gratitude, peace, gratitude, excitement, gratitude. (Gratitude’s important – but that’s a story for another day.)
Joe suggests meditation.
I’m not good at meditation – it’s way too static for me. Maybe one day, but that’s a whole other challenge I don’t need right now.
On the other hand I often do art from a meditative state. So: brilliant thought flash. I committed to doing the process and manifesting my desired emotion at least 30 minutes a day while creating a piece of art.
Then I thought to give me accountability I would commit to publishing whatever that turned out as, on my instagram feed.
And I thought I’d throw it open if anyone wants to join me.
All you need to do is to decide on your objective, and commit to 30 days of focusing on that in whatever way works for you. If you want any inspiration of what it can achieve here’s a shorter (seven minute) video in which Joe Dispenza’s tells a story of an example of how it played out. It is truly mind-blowingly inspirational. Just saying.
I’m going for a 30 minute chunk and then working on holding that as long as possible as I go about my day and returning to it as I think of it. But taking 10 minutes 3 times a day would also work.
So, let me know in the comments below if you’re joining me or what you think of the videos. Or let me know you’ll be watching and keeping me accountable. Please share this to anyone you think might find this fun to do. See you tomorrow on instagram!