On this journey that is called life, unexpected things happen. It can often seem that one day you are moving through your day with high energy and a positive outlook and then the next, something is triggered that sends your energy into a downward spiral! One such “problem” that many people are experiencing in today’s economy is the loss of their job or source of major income. So, what do you do if you find yourself facing this kind of challenging situation?
Shine the Light
Have you ever noticed that when you are trying to walk through a dark room that even the most harmless of objects (like a chair or lamp, for example) become hazards to your health? One misplaced step in your navigation can cause you to bump, bruise, or even fallsimply because the room lacked adequate lighting for you to properly move. Losing your job or income can be a lot like this. It can often cause a feeling of being in the dark and lead to mistakes that can be costly. So, in order to prevent that proverbial bump, bruise, or fall you need to first shine some light on the situation!
To do this, begin by taking time to consciously articulate where you are right now. This is not done by simply pushing uncomfortable feelings out of your mind, though, but by taking time to look closely at those feelings (closely) take this closely out… and then to examine the stories associated with them. For some people, feelings might include things such as I wont be able to find another job, or I dont have the education I need to get the new job that I want. By examining these feelings, you are actually turning the light on,, disarming the negativity, and situating yourself higher on the vibrational scale. Now that the picture is bright and clear, you can guide your energy where it needs to go!
Make a Perceptual Shift
Now that you have identified where your energy is right now, and the path that you need to take to reach your desired goal, it is time to begin taking steps in the right direction. This is done using the Perceptual Shift Process (PSP). Simply stated, PSP is a conversation that you have with yourself. It is quite simple to do, but has truly powerful results! Here is how to get started:.
First, you want to get your feelings on paper. Write down all of the things that are rushing through your mind and giving you that uneasy feeling about your future or life. These may be things like I dont know if I can pay my bills, or I may lose my home.. Whatever they are, write them down. Make the list as long as it needs to be in order to thoroughly expel all the feelings that you are experiencing.
Secondly, imagine possible solutions. These may range from logical and probable, “I will use my savings account money to live on until I get another job,” to wildly absurd, “I will win the lottery and become a millionaire!” Imagine everything and have fun with it! By the end of this portion, you should feel your energy begin to shift and your vibrational rate raise!
Thirdly, identify what you want to activate. In this step, you want to take time to decide which feelings you want to have! Remember the things we wrote in step one? The things written in this step will now replace those feelings going forward. They will also align you and guide you to the support you need.
Fourth on the list is to ask your inner guidance for the next actions. This step is not so much about writing something down, as it is about acknowledging that you are already moving towards the solution! As you take time to partner with Spirit and hand the “work” over to the Universe, write down and take action on anything that crosses your mind.
Finally, give the issue a category. This step is optional, but may help you to identify recurring themes that trigger negative feelings within you. By being aware of the triggers and by categorizing them, you can also raise your own awareness of them disappearing!
That’s it! By using the PSP tool, you will be able to “shine light on” your feelings, stories, perceptions, issues, and triggers and then develop an ongoing awareness of your vibrational output. It gives you a tangible way to articulate what you want, and then activate it by connecting to and partnering with Spirit. When this happens, you will literally begin to draw new opportunities, income streams, and jobs to yourself to replace that which was lost, turning a negative loss into a positive start for new growth and achievement!
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Sharon Wilson, founder of Coaching From Spirit, helps people learn how to coach themselves and business owners sync self-coaching with leading-edge business strategies. You may republish this article, if you keep the article intact as is and credit the authors name and website: “Sharon Wilson” and website: www.coachingfromspirit.com. Thank you.