What’s YOUR Theme, darlin’?

by Wendy Down on March 24, 2015

$3000 Experiment graphicApril 1, and the wrap-up of The $3000 Experiment is fast approaching.  Today’s post is about results. More specifically, understanding how your results so far make sense within the theme of your life overall.

Because trust me, they do.

In our last post, Ken Graydon pointed out that the greatest value of this experiment is not in its financial results but rather the way it reveals who we are to ourselves.  

Stay with the experiment to the end and you’ll see and appreciate YOU more than you ever have, baby.  Today’s post points you in that direction.

When I work with people privately, I often look for – and name – the theme the person is exploring in life; inevitably unconsciously.  Our theme has been at the core of our greatest struggles and frustrations. It has shown up in the circumstances and challenges we keep encountering over and over.  Our theme rears its head in our workplace, our home life, our health, our relationships.  And, let’s link this to The $3000 Experiment, in our finances.

For each of us, our theme may be a part of us we try to avoid or hide.  But despite every effort, the theme we’re exploring in life remains.

And we all have one.

It sucks during the time we explore our theme from the perspective that we are small, weak, alone or incapable.  (We all experience these perspectives first, by the way.  For example, experiment Co-leaders, Rodney and Ken alluded to these stages of their own stories.)

Fortunately, it’s possible to look forward into your life to see something really wonderful about this.   Inevitably, there will be a time when you’ll look upon your theme with a sense of heartfelt gratitude for having explored it. A time you admire the qualities it drew out of you to make it through.

You’ll see your theme made you dig deeper into yourself than you knew you could, discovering capacities and strength you didn’t realize you had. Wouldn’t have needed if you hadn’t been exploring… that theme.

Inevitably your theme becomes the catalyst for your greatest triumphs in life.

Fortunately you don’t have to wait for any future date to see your theme and your self with such clarity and awe.   You can do it now as part of your $3000 Experiment.

You may already have a sense of the theme you are exploring in life.  (If so, want to let us know what it is, below?  Sharing it may help someone else identify their own.)

If not, here are two ways you might notice it so you can name it.

#1.  You might ask yourself, “What is my $3000 Experiment showing me about myself right now that I might not have noticed otherwise?”


#2. Pay attention to the song lyrics you find yourself humming over the next day or two.   Without even meaning to, you might find yourself singing the very words that capture theme your life is about.

If you want a little hint to start you off, your theme may have something to do with a back-and-forth about some big question about yourself.  Like, “Am I lovable exactly as I am?”  “Am I powerful or powerless?”  “Am I significant or insignificant?” “Am I a visionary or am I crazy?” That kind of thing.  (Mine included all of those question, by the way.)

When a person identifies their theme for the first time, there’s often a sense that it’s too grandiose. They think, “Who am I to declare that this is what my life is about?”   (Because you’re way more clever, multi-faceted, and grand than you know right now, that’s why.)

Once named, the truth of your theme will ring true right to the core of your being. And you’ll feel inspired and energized to take it on. Consciously.

Whatever your theme is, you’re experiencing it right now from some perspective (negative, neutral or positive) in The $3000 Experiment.   Finding out what it is may well be the most valuable thing you take away from being here.   Let us know where you’re at on the subject and if you’re stuck, let us lend a hand!

See you back here on Friday, March 27 for our next $3000 Experiment post.

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Kathe March 31, 2015 at 4:09 am

Interesting that this experiment brought out so much more of a theme, one that I have been avoiding regarding myself. There is a certain part of myself that always gravitates towards the wounded. It is like a passion for me. Not to change people or their purpose as it is a necessary part of the whole for this existence here on earth to work through the lessons but to offer a human emotion or understanding that they are not alone.

The experiment brought out the wounds I have avoided. They are connected to the understanding of who I really am in this world. The theme was a great experience that allowed me to have a better grip on Kathe Gaarde, and for that I am grateful. It was never
about the money for me, but it did appear close to the number involved…
In conclusion all things are possible. To focus on a theme just allowed a focus or intention that opened the field of all possibilities….I don’t think I will ever be the same.
But again, that was my intention from the start. Thank you.

barb Glover March 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

My theme revolves around money.
In fact, when I had my Human Design charted, the person who explained my design to me, at the very wrap of our session, tossed out, “Oh, and you have a theme around money in this life. Not about getting it, or losing it, or having it… just MONEY.” And she left that out there dangling.
I coupled that information with LoA, and all of the teachings from my association with you, Ken, Drew Rozell, the Consciousness Playground, and now Rodney and Janice. With utter diligence in my focus, I have developed into a master of living well. Ease and flow bring more abundance to me.
TUT’s quote of the day reflected this realization back to me in yesterday’s: “The best way to find “love,” barb, which, incidentally, is just as true for finding money, is to focus less on these by-products of a life well lived and more on a life well lived.
Simple is as simple does,
The Universe”
Get it? Money, (abundance of any desire – health, relationship, happiness) isn’t what you get before you can live well – it’s the other way around. Abundance is the by-product of making life decisions that allow your dreams to become your reality. Living fully committed to living well, on your own terms, draws the resources towards you for your abundance. That’s quite a lovely “vicious circle” now, isn’t it?

Wendy Down March 28, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Exactly, Barb! Your theme is Money – Not HOW you’ll experience money necessarily. You’ve probably experienced money from many perspectives over time (more and more consciously all the time…) but the fact that its your theme is undeniable. Thanks for making this concept so clear!

Fern March 25, 2015 at 3:28 pm

My revelation. The first part of my life, I was a caterpillar, doing normal living things. Then I moved into a pupa stage for a few years, and really thinking back it feels like I have been wrapped in silk that filters out a lot of reality. During this stage I cleansed, I released, I shifted and healed all things in and around me. I can now see cracks forming in the edges of the cocoon. I don’t know what is going to emerge, or what the third stage is going to be. All I know is I will be able to fly. My theme, is to help heal the earth.

Something I found interesting regarding this experiment. Right from the beginning, when I set up my cooking station, I could feel a strong morphic field developing. Thank you Wendy, Ken, Janice and Rodney for giving this field such strong beginning energy, and thanks to all the other people who contributed and made the field grow.

Wendy Down March 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Thank you, Fern – I echo your appreciation to everyone who contribute to the strength of the field by their interest and participation here.

Fly, Fern, fly!

Neva March 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I typed a long message about the struggle I’m having but entered my email wrong so it got erased, I think.

Par for the course this week.

Maybe later. Just suffice to say the song lyric thing worked and I have a profound message to sort out.


Wendy Down March 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm

How exciting, Neva! Know you’re up for the challenge of that profound message.