How to Focus your Energy for Personal Growth

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How to Focus for Personal Growth

Here is something to think about:

Before we talk about the ways you can focus your energy, it’s important to take a moment and think about your current orientation to this upcoming year.  

  • Are your thoughts filled with anticipation about what you can create for the next year?
  • Are you focused on what you want more of?  
  • Or are you finding your orientation leaning more towards what you do not want to repeat this year?  
  • Or worse, are you bringing no thought to what you want to manifest?
  • Or worse even still have you been totally distracted?  

There’s a universal truth that exists in coaching, “what you focus your attention and energy on you will create more of it in your life.

So the focus here is to share with you how to bring your thoughts in alignment with what you do want rather than what you do not want.

5 Things You Can Do To Better Focus Your Energy:

1.Be courageous.  Courage is needed anytime we go out beyond our existing beliefs and comfort zones because courage is the first step in almost any new action or change of limited belief.  It takes even small acts of courage to pursue your desires in the face of someone having a different idea of what you should want.  When that happens, it takes courage to take a stand for living from your inner guidance.  The more you align with courage, the more energy you can spend in your actual pursuit rather than being concerned about maintaining the status quo.

Courage and Authenticity go hand in hand

2.Embrace your authentic desires.  The more you can embrace your innermost desires the better able you will be able to fulfill your sacred promise to yourself. As you harness your courage not only will you experience a personal fulfillment and joy but also your commitment to manifest will increase.

When you commit to manifest your desires, you become inspired, and you will be pulled forward by what is known as a gratitude-based energy. A heightened sense of energy will be released the more you can focus on your desires.

If you doubt this to be true, then I invite you to feel the difference between doing something you enjoy doing and something you loathe. Can you feel the palpable difference between the two desires?

Don’t let your Ego get your way

3.Anticipate without attachment. One of the best ways to focus your manifesting energy is to affirm your desire through anticipating it. Studies around brain neuroplasticity have taught us that positive thinking changes our brains. As you embody the energy of anticipation, you access some higher states of awareness such as love, joy, and curiosity.

These higher energetic states of awareness have an attraction energy.

However, if you mix anticipation with thoughts of expectation it has an adverse effect by lowering the energy level into a place of separateness. This separateness cuts off your access to expanded possibilities.

But when you are mindful about your openness you are more likely to be in a place where you can respond to messages, cues, and opportunities that may present themselves.

Be Open

4.Allow vs. expect.   When we focus our energy on allowing vs. expecting, we open our awareness to “what else?.”  Often our initial desire provides just a glimpse of the picture; it is the movement towards our desire, that begins to fill in the full picture.  When you can stay in an open and allowing state you are able again to pick up on the subtle information that is around you.

 Access to subtle cues happens because you are living in a state of presence.

However, anytime you fall into expecting something to be a certain way, you have left the present moment, and are relying on outdated and more than likely unrealistic information.  That out-dated perspective will leave you out in the cold and often leave you disappointed because reality can pretty much never equal your imagination.  

So much better to stay open and allowing.

Put yourself in action

5.Forward Your momentum by taking action.  Manifesting your desires will require some physical action on your part. Dreaming is one part of the goal-setting process, but it is only effective when those dreams are brought back down to earth that makes them come true. That means taking the plans you created in step three and taking action on them now. It’s only through action that things become real and clear. If you want to know what is true, then take action and move closer towards it. The act of doing so will reveal to you the things that are working and the challenges that will require you to dig deeper to move successfully through the process.

There is no better way to focus your energy to manifest than to take progressive movement toward your desires. You must remember to be courageous, affirm and allowing as you move forward.

Take the risk to benefit your personal growth

Creating change in your life takes courage, authenticity, planning and forward momentum in the face of challenges. While it may appear simple to do so, it’s not always easy. Always remember that without risk and challenges you can’t grow and change for the better.

 

How to Live from Wholeness – All the time

One of the biggest sources of any roadblock you may face, is born out of not remembering to live from a state of wholeness.

I know at first glance, that might seem an odd statement, yet when you get caught in the illusion that you are neither whole nor complete but instead separate – it’s possible to lose your most resourceful perspective.

What happens when you don’t live from Awareness and Wholeness?   Problems tend to happen and you get stuck in isolation, confusion, or chaos.

It is possible to live from the state of awareness – all the time.  It just takes practice with the intention to live from awareness – all the time.

The act of remembering we are as ONE is a daily practice of effective personal leadership.

The first step to living from awareness is to identify all your current barriers to living from wholeness. Here are few places to look:

The Area of Perspective

Are you a thinky person? If you get overly identified with being the knower, it’s easy to lose track of the flexibility that comes from being a nimble perspective shifter.

If you have ever caught yourself thinking “I am right, and it should be ‘this way” ”  – you just might be in a singular perspective where you are wishing you could control the outcome.   Unfortunately, what happens as soon as you shift into THAT perspective you lose your connection with awareness and the ability to ‘know’.  There can be a big, big difference between knowing and thinking.  When you know – you know how you know – and there is certainty that comes from knowing.

Openness and ability to wait for clarity (knowing) is a key skill to living from wholeness

  The Area of Feelings

 Are you avoiding any unpleasant experience?  If you have ever found yourself not trusting and acting on your intuition, or spending a lot of time ‘outside of the present moment’ telling stories, or feeling anxious about the future, or getting caught up in the grip of an emotion like frustration or guilt – you’re starting to identify some of the barriers to living from wholeness in this area of feelings and emotions.

The energy of these feelings can actually be a gatekeeper to your connection with awareness.  All to often when you feel you might be overwhelmed by an emotional experience, you’ll head a way from the experience at hand in order to protect yourself from the feeling of being overwhelmed.  The personal leadership skill in this area is to make a comittment to yourself to avoid nothing and to feel everything.

Feeling everything there needs to be felt is a key skill to living from wholeness

The Area of Love

Are you Embodying Your Love?   Are you oozing love?  If you have ever found yourself gazing at a small toothless child – and felt the wave of love come over you – you know what I am talking about.  The energy of love is palpable.    If you are separated from this perspective of LOVE, it’s easy to get caught up in a wash of overwhelming emotion.  Often those feelings are ones of fear and concern.   If you find yourself looking for validation or for love outside of yourself to feel your own sense of wholeness, that might be a signal that you are caught in an illusion of separateness.

The personal leadership skill in the area of love is to make a commitment to yourself that you will self-validate.  Love without needing love in return and engage your energies in mutually beneficial relationships.  The advanced skill is to maintain a state of oozing-love.    Here are some tips on how  to raise your LOVE vibration.

Self-love and self-validation are key to living from wholeness.

Living your life in a perspective of  wholeness is possible with practice.  It takes paying attention to your mind-body messages and cultivating a desire to main your connection with awareness of awareness.