Hiya! When I first released this Big Brain Change material as my PhD research study, today’s recording, Shift #6: The Sweet Spot, turned out to be a favourite. Members found it especially useful for understanding the negative ‘charge’ of their emotions in a new way.
Before you listen to it, I’d like to share a story highlighting a common challenge we face as we start to work with the world as energy.
About 10 years ago, I understood that our decisions and perceptions are strongly affected by our emotional patterns and that those patterns can change more easily than we’ve known. Once shifted, we suddenly see possibilities we couldn’t before and we take action on them.
I also realized that our bodies are also made of the same ‘stuff’ as emotions and therefore could shift for the better in a rapid and easy way too. I attended a workshop or two by a teacher who was attracting large crowds eager to learn how to do this.
During that time, a woman came for a private session and casually mentioned that her shoulder, badly injured years before, was particularly painful that day. She demonstrated how she could not lift her arm above shoulder height and said that movement had caused a lot of pain for over 20 years. I offered to see if what I’d recently learned could help and she accepted my offer.
After only a couple of minutes, I asked her to raise her arm again, and she declared with great surprise, “Hey there’s no pain!” Together we watched her raise her arm well up over her head.
She repeated the move several times and when I looked at her face, what I expected to see was delight. What I saw instead was… shock and fear. She’d wanted the pain and limitation to go away. But when it did, it shook her world.
“That shouldn’t have happened.” she said, her knees shaking as she reached for a chair to sit down. In a nervous voice she asked, “How did you do that?”
I explained that the atoms of our bodies are, paradoxically, both solid and not solid at the same time. And that by treating the atoms of her shoulder not as a shoulder but rather as malleable energy, the energy could assume a new form.
And apparently had.
While she’d gotten the result she wanted, she suddenly became aware that she’d actually had two intentions – and they were in direct conflict with each other.
She’d wanted to be free of the chronic pain and limitation in her shoulder. But she also wanted the stable, solid, physical world she was familiar with to remain that way.
By interacting with her shoulder as energy rather than matter, her first intention had been met. But her intention for the world to remain reliably as she understood it had been demolished. If her shoulder wasn’t solid, that probably the entire world wasn’t solid.
And she wasn’t prepared for that.
I tell this story because, as I said in Shift #5, our left brains, the perspective most of us are highly wedded to, interpret our world as solid form. By contrast, our right brain reads the world as fluid. Most of us only access about 4-5% of this right brain perception in normal daily life.
You brought to this Big Brain Change Program an intention for something(s) new to occur in your life. And you’ve been leaning into your right brain perception of the world to help you realize that intention. The material we’ve covered so far has focussed on increasing your understanding of, familiarity with and ability to comfortably work with situations as energy and potential.
We’ve talked a lot about emotions/energy fields. These are an ideal place to practice right brain awareness of a situation because they are so right-there, so discernible and, frankly, so in the way of what you want. Plus, they are connected to everything else and therefore, can change much more than just how you feel.
Many of us want any negative emotions we experience to change but, at the same time, find the familiarity of their presence oddly comforting. Most of us find rapid change unnerving and uncomfortable like the woman in my office did.
When faced with the unknown, our stability-loving left brains clench, balk and argue that it is not safe, possible, advisable or smart. Our left brains like changes to be controllable, familiar, predictable and understandable.
By contrast, our right brains thrive in the fluid unknown because there, we understand that when structures are not solid our ‘big picture awareness’ can make changes with ease.
For this reason, working with situations as energy is paradoxically easy and challenging. A lot can change quickly which is… unsettling.
Fortunately, any mixed feelings we might have about rapid change are just energy too. Like all feelings, fear and inner conflict don’t have to be understood or figured out to be resolved; they just have to be fully felt. Bringing the sensations we sense as fear or trepidation to the In Deeper process will recreate that discordant energy into greater inner stability.
Now might be the perfect time to do that. Before you play the recording below, bring to mind any conflicted or uncomfortable emotion you have. A good choice is to simply notice anything that is bothering you in your life right now.
Then use the Shift #6: The Sweet Spot recording below to let that very energy change in a reliably noticeable and pleasing way.
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Also, you’ll find THE TRANSCRIPT of this recording here too. So if you’re one of the many who go offline mentally while you listen, you’ll be able to read later and find out, consciously, what you missed.
See you back here in two weeks, on Friday, October 4!