The Big Brain Change Program – Shift #9: Practice Time

by Wendy Down on November 1, 2019

Happy Friday to you. As promised in my last post, I have a new recording for you to work with.

It’s called Shift #9: Practice Time.

It applies Shift #8: It’s the Sand and I’m the Sound to a particular aspect of your life. As you may recall, Shift #8 demonstrated visually how form is shaped into patterns by energy.

This understanding is relevant to your intentions/goals for being here because, as humans, our most accessible and ‘shapeable’ energy source is our emotion (energy-in-motion). Through the wonders of quantum physics, we can learn to consciously direct its energy to shape the substance of our lives.

As I was making today’s recording, I chose to focus on one particular emotional pattern. It’s the one that determines the quality of our days and affects our perspectives most dramatically. I called this pattern our default emotional state.  I’d define it as our most common and familiar way of feeling – the average tone or mood we find ourself immersed in most often as we move through our days.

Over time, we each tend to narrow into a particular range of emotions.  The high end of our range feels good and the low end feels bad. Sometimes our particular default range serves us well and sometimes it doesn’t. Often, when we have a goal or intention that isn’t coming around, our existing default emotional state doesn’t range high enough often enough to support us in realizing it.

Our default emotional state is usually invisible to us personally because it always seems perfectly reasonable to us. In any given situation in fact, our emotional response appears to be the only logical response to ‘how things really are’.  To see what a default emotional state looks like, it is usually easier by looking at others. So let’s play a fill-in-the-blank game to demonstrate.  With each of the  following questions, take time to answer thoughtfully.

Who do you know that, no matter the topic, will point out the part that is displeasing, worrisome, irritating or wrong?  (If you don’t know anyone in person, a character from a book, movie or tv show is just fine.) _____________________.

Once you have a answer, move on.

Who do you know that always seem to roll with the punches and makes the best of things, no matter what is going on?   _____________________.


Whose default position is to put everyone else first and their own needs last?    _____________________

Who approaches new people and situations tentatively and fearfully?    _____________________

Who approaches new people and situations with warmth and openness? _____________________

Who is always overwhelmed, although the reasons vary widely?    _____________________

Who’s perspective on life differs (or differed) most dramatically from your own?  


Got your answers?

These are just a few examples of the many that default emotional states that exist. When you think of everyone you know, you’d be able to describe their default.

A very illuminating thing happens when you mentally switch two people with very different emotional default patterns and put them into each other’s circumstances. You see how each person basically carries on with their own characteristic response in the other’s situation.

(Try that with two of the people you came up with to the questions above to see this for yourself.)

That’s why the left brain solution that we often think is the answer in our own situations often doesn’t change our daily experience as much as we think it will. Because we bring our default emotional state to every circumstance too.

Or as my dad likes to say, “Wherever you go, there you are!” 

We tend to think our emotional defaults are permanent personality characteristics.  But, no, they are changeable.

And learning to tune our default emotional state upward has a much bigger impact on our lives than changing any particular circumstance for the better.

Your left brain will argue that the particular thing you want most to change in your life right now is an exception.  (See if that’s true.)

Fortunately, in the wonky, interwoven, unified world of quantum physics, the former actually sets up the latter very directly. Because… all circumstances are the Sand and you are the Sound.

If your current emotional default is not exactly the way you’d like it to be – meaning you often don’t  feel the way you’d like to feel in life – today you have the opportunity to directly and consciously adjust that setting upwards.

No matter what valid reasons you have for existing in a state of mind you don’t enjoy, that setting is changeable… by you.

I speak from personal experience. I was an anxious insomniac as early as 8, who would wake most days into overwhelm and worry with my mind spinning. I had frequent migraines and was chronically exhausted too. Well into my 30’s.

However, none of that exists anymore because, like you, I discovered I could sense and shift those default emotional ‘sand patterns’.  That change began when I realized that it could. For years it seemed natural to be gripped with worry, stress and anxiety. Now it seems more natural not to.

This shift in our average emotion range is possible no matter where we are starting from. When we have a goal or intention, it’s worth seeing if an upgrade in our ‘normal range’ might be the next best thing to move ourselves closer to it.

Earlier in this program we talked about how the emotional fields ‘vibrating’ in our body are always matched, mirrored and reinforced by the nature of our thoughts. That’s how an energy field maintains itself as a self-perpetuating loop, seeing more and more evidence to continue its propagation.

But with the In Deeper Process, you’ve seen that any energy field (and its reinforcing thoughts) can be identified and lifted away. With the entire self-looping package dissipated, we are left neutrally…. blinking. Our fresh eyes suddenly view situations from a new perspective we simply couldn’t see before. No matter how often I do this personally or with anyone else, the magic of this perspective change never gets old.

But back to your situation.

Any significant limitations in your existing default emotional state that aren’t ‘resonating’ with what you want for yourself can be tuned by using today’s recording. The possibility is yours to play with.

I will add that your right brain, in its understanding of the big picture, knows exactly how tinker with your patterns to serve you best.  This is comforting because it means you never have to worry that more will change than you want or are ready for.  Your right brain knows you inside and out and will offer whatever degree of change is most interesting, useful and informative for you. You are in control of this. Always in control.

When you are ready to give it a go and get set up to listen to the recording, you might tune into your default emotional state by recreating the feeling that first arises as you wake up in the morning. You could do this in real time or just by imagining it.

If you’d rather, just put yourself (for real or in your imagination) into the thick of a typical day, and notice how you feel. Don’t worry about finding words to describe or label this familiar state. Its fine if it remains wordless and indescribable.  Everything you need to work with will be there and nothing will be missing.

The energy that makes up your default emotional state is like one of the sand structures we saw in the Shift #8 video, below. It can be reshaped, by you, into a structure that is even more pleasing, more natural, better feeling.

With no further ado, here’s the 28 minute recording.

To play on your computer or download the mp3:

To play on your mobile device:

And to add to the recording (but not replace it) here is the TRANSCRIPT of this recording.

By the way, as you listen, please ignore the fact that I refer to this Shift on the recording as Shift #8 rather than Shift #9.  Oops.  🙂

See you back here in two weeks on Friday, November 15.

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