Recapping the $3000 Experiment so far…
On Jan 1 (or shortly thereafter) you declared your participation by setting up your Transformational Space.
And later, perhaps tweaked it. (We love your photos, by the way! Each space, so personal, so unique.)
Since then, your only work is to record unexpected money with the tool you chose.
Then on April 1, you’ll take stock.
To help understand how this experiment works, let’s revisit the high school physics class in which you learned that atoms are both particles and waves at the same time. What your teacher probably didn’t discuss is that our brains are designed to simultaneously perceive situations from both of those states. Particle and wave.
As the image above shows, your left brain perceives atoms and energy (things like money) as separate particles, as matter. Your left brain perceives reality as solid. There, things differ from each other in concrete, black and white ways. The left brain is also where our concept of ‘past and future’ reside. The left brain experiences you as separate from everything else (like money) too.
It tends to be very serious in that left brain of yours.
On the other hand, your right brain perceives the very same situations in their just-as-real ‘wave’ form. To your right brain, reality is fluid energy, always changing. The right side of your brain perceives you, not as separate, but as part of everything (one more time…. like money).
Your right brain lives in the present moment (no past or future) and revels in sensing what’s new. There’s no past or future there, so no fear, no worry, no anxiety. No keeping score.
To your right brain, you exist beyond time and space. You are always safe, fully engaged in what you’re sensing right now and at peace. (For a great read of what this is like, check out neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor‘s book, My Stroke of Insight, about the astonishing experience of having her left brain wiped out by a stroke.)
The $3000 Experiment is designed to take advantage of the awareness of your right brain and of it’s power of influence.
To your right brain, even right now, money is not separate from you, the past is irrelevant and you are simply enjoying the energy of playing with money as pure potential.
These observations are highly useful because we also know, from physics, that when an atom is observed in its wave form, the observer influences how that wave collapses into form.
(Translation: when we play with money as untapped, unformed potential energy we are actually influencing the way it appears as solid matter. Get it?)
Because its likely you’ve never interacted with money in this easy, playful right-brain way before, your left brain may be downright perplexed and confused. It can’t make sense of it all or work out the details logically. It can only project a future based on its archives of the past.
If so, yay! Your left brain is operating normally. Just notice and let it keep doing what it does. If you like, you can recognize its efforts, pat it on its confused little head and soothe it by saying, “Don’t worry, left brain, you don’t have to do anything in this experiment until April 1, when you’ll help count the numbers. Before then, you’re 100% off the hook!”
For today though, since you’ve got your Transformational Space, your unexpected money-related tracking tool, and it’s not yet April 1, there’s nothing you have to do but enjoy the experience of playing with us here.
If you want to take stock of what your right brain is noticing about this right now, simply pay attention to the feeling, the energy flowing in, around and as you right now.
Tell us about it, if you like, in the comments below.
And we’ll see you back here again on Friday, February 13!
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