Aligning to the Ultimate Expression of Your Work
Quantum fields are really a mind-bending way of thinking. Everything—and I mean everything—is just a consequence of many infinitely-large fields vibrating.
Learning and Making New Neural Connections
Yup, more brain stuff.
Dr. Joe Dispenza studied biochemistry at Rutgers University and shares his ideas about the brain, learning, and how we can make our brains work harder for us. In this video he talks about the science of changing your mind and illustrates how the brain creates new synaptic connections from learning and having new experience—whether real or imagined. He proposes that your body doesn't know the difference between the emotion created by an actual experience and the emotion that you fabricate by thought alone—that the body believes it's having that experience, regardless. Watch now:
Who do you need to be?
After watching Joe's video and doing the prior Course lessons, you should now have a pretty good idea that the brain is where all of the physiological action happens, what it does and why. Yet there are still critical components to the actual thought process that are not fully understood, at least to the point where we can more fully come into complete control over our realities.
What you're going to do now is help the brain create new neural pathways with deliberate thought through perspective shifting and vantage-point focus. This will have a multiple-level effect on not only how you feel about your ideal work, but also give you a new understanding of your own perspective of who you need to be for that work opportunity to show up in your life.
Ultimate Work Alignment Play
This Play involves making a list of the characteristics of the full expression of your ideal work. Once you've painted that picture, you make a second list of the qualities that the people you work with would like as their ideal, and that would be you of course, or would it?
When you look at a situation from a new vantage point you see things that you would not normally see. This Play affords you the opportunity to look at who you need to be and what your ideal work needs to look like in order to be the right fit for the people you work with, be it employer/employees, customers, vendors, partners, etc. Be patient with this Play as it does have several steps and requires moments of reflection between the steps. It is a rigorous exercise that will deepen the detail of what you are looking for and give you greater access to what is already in your ideal work bank.
- Make a list of the characteristics of your ideal work situation. This includes one-word descriptors such as creative, busy, growing, learning, to statements such as "my office has a great view," or "the people I work with are smart, creative and team players." Feel free to be as detailed as you want, because this is your creation. You are mining the preferences you've already deposited in your ideal work bank.
- After you have completed your list, check in with how you feel. Sit back and take a few moments with your eyes closed to really let the energy of these characteristics flood your senses. Let what you wrote wash over you and feel the emotion of each item. Focus your attention as best that you can in this simple, brief meditation.
- Now that you have a good sense of that state, move your attention to the people that you will be working with. Think like they would think. Look through their eyes at you in your ideal work environment and experience. Pretend that you are them and put yourself in their head and heart. This may feel awkward, but don't worry. Because you have created them in your mind, just thinking about them and your ideal work situation will put you in the energy of them.
- From their perspective, pretend to be them doing the same exercise you just completed. Think of their desires and what they want. Create a new list of their desires for the ideal work experience. Who are they looking to work with/sell to/support or serve? What are they feeling? Are they feeling inspired by you and what you are doing? Are they frustrated like you are? Are they longing for that improved work condition that will allow them to step more fully into who they really are? Are they eager and excited knowing that creative self-expression in their work is just moments away and coming to them? Write as if you are them and create this list.
- After that second list is complete, sit with what you created. Check in with how you feel. How do you feel now versus when you first started? Do you feel more or less connected to your ideal work experience? Do you feel compassion for these people that you'll be working with? Understanding? Competition? Discomfort? Anxiety? Write briefly about how you feel to this point in this Play.
- Step back and compare both lists. When you look over your ideal work characteristics, think about the alignment (or lack of alignment) in what they are looking for versus how you see yourself. Consider who you need to be in order to more closely align with what they want. Write a story about how you need to begin thinking to create the outcomes that they are looking for as well as the outcomes you are looking to create. So, if the ideal person you want to work with is seeking someone who is fair and listens well, what can you do to think the thoughts that help you do business with fairness and be a better listener?
- Create a to-do list of actions that will help you become more like the person your ideal is seeking. Set these action items in your calendar or planner and do them for the balance of the Course.