Take a peek into the future
When you feel it, hold onto it – that’s the frequency for this week. Momentum has everything to do with timing. It’s based on the belief that every action is in principle a good one. It’s just that not all of our actions achieve the same results. And, the moment that you choose to act is as important as the action itself. In other words, every time you’re in a situation that you have a chance to grow, feel whether it’s the right time to do or say something. If the time isn’t right, if it’s too early or too late to act, then don’t; otherwise, you might waste your energy or find yourself standing there empty handed.
Before I found my calling to bring inspiration to others, I worked in advertising. One of the most important elements of the advertising world is timing. You always have to be attuned to the needs of your target audience, even though they can change in a week, in a day or even at a given moment. Being able to anticipate shifts in the market is what keeps you alive in the advertising world. I taught myself to always pay attention to my intuition, even when it was contrary to logic. As soon as I felt that telltale feeling inside, I’d drop everything and just sit in silence and listen with my inner antennae. If I then felt something had to change, I’d act, even if it meant throwing out everything that I had been doing and beginning again in an entirely new direction. This is an odd trait of mine that often led to intense discussions with people who just didn’t understand or agree with what I was doing in the moment. But, those same people would oftentimes admit to me later that what I had done was the right thing at the right time.
To this day, the habit of following my intuition is one of my greatest assets. I don’t bother much with deadlines or daily agendas. This is a beautiful way to live, but, I also admit that it’s not very practical when it comes to working with other people. I choose to live each moment and to connect with what I see and feel right then and there. I do this in my workshops. If I notice that the group isn’t responding to what I am offering, I change my plans. I’ll insert a ritual or an activation or anything that I feel will connect with the group at that particular moment. I actually love giving workshops in which I haven’t planned anything beforehand. That gives me the chance to offer an experience purely based on the moment (read: no tricks!). That’s why I admire artists and musicians who have the guts to improvise. Those little, playful moments can make the difference between a good concert and an exceptional concert. Think for a moment about the best performances you’ve ever seen. I believe that those performances were in some way improvised through an inspiration in the moment; otherwise, how could it have had such a huge effect on you?
We all can learn to feel and control momentum. We can use it to give more of ourselves to others, to touch, help or inspire. Let’s activate this frequency of Momentum within us. Focus on the center of the hologram. Breathe gently, letting your breath flow in and out, and allow the geometry to do its work for you. After a few minutes, close your eyes and feel what is happening inside of you. What’s important now? What’s not important? What do you feel in your body? What’s happening around you? What signals are you receiving? What signals are you sending? Teach yourself to take a few moments everyday to ask these questions. Within a week or so, you might begin to notice that your inner antennae are getting stronger – as if you’re taking a peek into the future.
Last but not least, I want to give you a tip about how to develop this skill: dare to make mistakes! Most people are holding themselves back by following all the rules, mostly because they want to be perfect. Momentum isn’t about perfection. It’s about doing the right things at the right time, even when that doesn’t match what you planned. In each and every moment, choose what is really important, and the rest can wait. As American author and creator of “The Peaceful Warrior” book and movie series Dan Millman says:
“I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything … at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.”
From heart to heart,