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Wish there was some way to "program" yourself for success?
Unfortunately, it's common knowledge that willpower alone won't get you far.
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"How can I manage my stress throughout the day?"
This week Source has said one word to me for what you need to know; it's another holistic stress management technique: anchoring.
You need mental "anchors" this week.
When we are practicing anchoring, what that basically means is that we are using some aspect of your physical experience to represent and reinforce a certain emotion, energy or intention.
It is a physical, concrete representative of an abstract mental, emotional concept.
This is what anchoring is: symbolic representation.
The way that we use anchoring, especially for holistic stress management and cultivating a relationship with our natural intuition, is strategically.
When we are anchoring for stress relief, for example, we could strategically place something in the physical environment like an object that represents relaxation, calming down or a safe place.
Also, we can strategically do a physical action such as wiping of our own arms or holding one of our fingers -- this physical action for ourselves serves to anchor the concept of being stress-free, relaxing and feeling clear.
In this week's video I show how there are some examples in The Dojo of environmental anchoring; in fact, The Dojo is overflowing with environmental stress relief, release, and healing anchors.
For example, there is a piece of art that was from our previous Dojo that says "Keep Calm Carry On." I'm sure you recall from earlier Love Letters where I was standing, and it was to the left of my face.
That art piece is a visual anchor, not only to remind me to literally relax and continue forward and to give me "emotional lubrication" by thinking about that phrase, but it has a deeper meaning for me personally now because this came from the original Dojo, the very first one, and will be at every subsequent incarnation thereof.
I surrounded it with butterflies, little gold metal butterflies that have shamanic significance for "transformation." That was to commemorate, and celebrate moving here and being at another, higher vibration.
And so that is an example of a physical environmental anchor of meaning for me personally in the space; it keeps me focused on continuing to improve, while not forgetting where I came from.
Know this: The thing about #anchoring is it shifts your #perspective to being more open and calmer. @senseiwhitfield
What in your environment -- your work environment in particular -- is an anchor of positive energy for you?
Is it a picture of your family? Or maybe you have a crystal that's on your desk at work that represents positive energy.
Having visual, physical, concrete representatives of positive energy is so powerful that you simply have to catch it out the corner of your eye for it to positively shift your state.
Or while you're at your desk you could touch it, or have it be in your space and immediately, it shifts your emotional vibration on a very deep, steady level.
What will you put in your environment at work to anchor positive energy?
Additionally, physical action on your own body can be a form of physical anchoring that you practice for behavioral repatterning. An example of this is holding your pointer finger, which has to do with "releasing fear."
This simple physical anchoring technique comes from an alternative therapy tradition called "Jin Shin Jyutsu," by the way.
You could be talking to someone and holding your pointer finger covertly to build confidence. No one would have any idea that you are really soothing yourself.
But the power is in the fact that this physical activity it has a meaning internally for you to anchor and ground you.
Other forms of anchoring could be wearing power pieces of jewelry, or that watch, bracelet or sweater that really help you feel safe and calmer.
By wearing things that are significant to you, your body remembers to ground and your mindset defaults to feeling focused and empowered.
So, this week in particular, Source wants you to practice and play with anchoring.
This week's oracle card comes from Earth Magic by Steve D. Farmer, a shamanic deck. It's all about earth energy and really connecting to being grounded by practicing anchoring.
As I shuffle, I ask: "Angels, elementals, what do we need to know right n--"
I didn't even get to finish the question.
Perspective: The Milky Way
This week's #oracle card is "Milky Way: Perspective" and the message is to shift your #perspective by focusing on the bigger picture rather than sweating the details. Want to know how to do that consistently? Watch on #YouTube to find out: https://youtu.be/G6u6Z3xGSug ???????? #success #motivation #motivationmonday #focus #healthy #reiki #change
This is exactly why you want to practice anchoring this week:you're going to be called upon to see things from a different perspective, and anchoring can really help you stay open to seeing different sides to the story, different solutions.
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What anchors did you put in your work environment? Send me a picture!
I love to see how you laid out your "dojo" because we all have our spaces where we practice (and that's simply what the word dojo means; it's "a place of the way," a place for practice.)
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In Love and Light,
Just for Today...
Raise the positive vibration of your work environment.
Place some object like an art piece or plant that represents your goal on your desk where you'll always see it.
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