Are You Taking Energetically Strategic Action?
When we have a goal that we want to reach, we can take different kinds of third-dimensional action towards our goal. One of them is energetically strategic action. I have learned about it from my teacher Andrea Hess and have been using it since then. I totally love it!
How does it work?
When we take “normal” action, aka linear action, we do things that make logical sense and will probably bring us closer to our goal. For example if you want a great relationship, some linear action could be to ask someone out.
Energetically strategic action on the other hand makes no logical sense. Our rational mind usually doesn’t see how taking this action would bring us any closer to our goal. That’s because the link between our action and our goal is not a causal one. It’s an energetic one.
Our goal has a certain energy to it. This energy is not fully expressed in our life yet (or else we would already have reached this goal). So in order to bring this energy into our life, we take actions that carry the same energy. These actions don’t need to make logical sense or to have anything to do with our goal. What’s important is that they have the same energy as our goal. By taking these actions, we align with the energy we wish to create in our life. Then it’s only natural that our goal manifests, as an expression of this energy, that is now already in our life.
One explanation is the law of resonance, also called law of attraction: like attracts like. Put yourself into a state that is energetically aligned with what you want, and you will attract it. I don’t really like the word “attract”, though. It suggests that I don’t have it yet. I prefer to think that I already have it, it’s just a facet of me that isn’t revealed yet. I am the one who’s broke, and the one who has lots of money. I am the one who’s single, and the one who is in a great relationship. By taking energetically strategic action, I just reveal a new facet of what I already am. I shine light on some previously hidden aspect of myself. I sculpt myself.
How to do it?
Step 1: identify your destination energy.
The same goal can mean completely different things to different people. Being in a great relationship can be about love, it can be about connection, about fun, about sensuality, passion, intensity, partnership, adventure, etc. It can be about many things. Making more money can be about freedom, about power, expansion, security, happiness… Whatever.
Identify what energy your goal is about. What does it represent in your eyes? What energetic characteristics does your desired outcome have? When you close your eyes and imagine having reached your goal, how do you feel? What quality would be present in your life that you perceive to not be there yet?
Give your destination energy a name, or a color.
Step 2: take appropriate actions
Take actions that energetically align with your goal. Can you think of small actions that would express your destination energy? It doesn’t need to be big things. Small actions have the same powerful effect as long as they carry the right energy.
For example, if your destination energy is love, you could write a friend of yours a letter to tell them how wonderful they are and how happy you are that they are in your life. Or send flowers to your mom. Or pay someone a compliment. Or hug someone. If it’s about expansion, you could buy some food that you have never eaten before, go sit for an hour in a café you never were in, learn a new foreign language, befriend one new person a day on facebook or take classes in something you had never tried out before. If it’s about adventure, you could take a new way home and get lost in a neighborhood you don’t know. Or go to the station and just jump on the first train that leaves for an improvised trip to a random place. Or go on a blind date, or wear a disguise in public for one evening.
You get the idea. Finding appropriate actions is what I think is the most difficult part of the process. When my destination energy is quite far away from where I am now, I find it extremely difficult to even think of appropriate actions. What I find helpful then is to observe other people who already embody this energy in my eyes. I check how they express it and get inspired.
Why do it?
Because it works. I have found it to be highly effective. Not only does it work, it’s a lot of fun. You get to wear wigs, go rock climbing, dance, eat exotic foods, buy beautiful skirts and such. And it makes things so much easier than when you only take linear, logical actions.
I personally love it that it makes no sense. It’s so awesome to do crazy things that make no sense at all and whoops, everything flows! It makes life a wondrous, magical adventure instead of a boring, predictable project based on hard work. Eewwww.
For me, energetically strategic action is the real action. Linear action is just like opening a door. When we want something, it’s easier for us to allow it to happen when our rational mind sees some ways how we could logically get it. We are more ready to believe in finding a partner if we go out, socialize, ask people out, join dating websites or interact with others professionally. We are more ready to believe in making money if we start a business or apply for jobs.
It’s awesome and important to open these doors. However, what really gets us where we want to be is the energetic state we are in. Taking energetically strategic action is one of the ways we can shift this energetic state, especially combined with choosing our beliefs wisely.
If you want to learn more about taking action in an energetically meaningful way, I highly recommend Andrea, who is a master at that. What I just wrote about is only a tiny part of her wisdom. Lately she has been focusing on teaching specifically how to create financial abundance. However, I have found her methods to be applicable more generally to pretty much every goal I have.
So, what’s your destination energy and how will you bring it into your life right now? :-)