Now let's talk a moment to acknowledge where we've been, and what we're graduating from. As I've been exploring for a few months now, many of us are graduating from fear based learning. We acknowledge that we're not designed to be motivated by the promise of rewards or the threat of punishments, and the exhaustion and anger at not being able to figure it out or do it right, whatever it is, has taken hold, as an indicator that we've outgrown that approach to learning.
One of the things that comes with the territory is that fear is at the base of our attention, and manipulation and control are the strategies used to determine where our attention goes and how long it stays there. Often for many of us our attention gets fixed in certain positions or directions or in certain moments in time. As your reading this now I invite you to get curious about what it would be like to free up your attention from anywhere it has been fixed, controlled, dominated or manipulated. In the land of punishment and reward, attention was often made to be quite the commodity. We were told to "pay" attention and there was always a threat of something negative, painful or undesired being issued if we didn't. The better we were able to control or fix our attention in the way we learned was best, the more safe we were. If we put too much attention on the wrong things we would get in trouble. If we put enough attention on the right things we got a pat on the back or approval or positive attention from others. Often, someone's else's giving or withdrawal of attention was a reward or punishment in and of itself!
So, here we are, at the brink of change. Where life is supporting and inviting many of us to acknowledge that love is available for us, as a frequency, as a field, as a space that we can more and more acclimate to, live in and know ourselves as. In regards to attention, we can be assisted to surrender the ties that bind, in other words, the people, places or things that our attention has been fixed on out of fear. We can be mentally and emotionally liberated from having to sustain our focus on whatever we were told we had to pay attention to, or else. We can begin to let love steer our attention, sweetly, kindly, gently, beautifully. Our attention can become available to flow, and dance, and include that which is here for us to be with. I wonder how much this can change the way our energy moves in the world, and what we notice, and what we perceive and receive as contributions to the joy of being. Here we are. We are here and now we welcome and initiate love based attention so that we may truly find our flow. Tomorrow evening, May 1st, from 6-7:30pm MDT I'm having my online class exploring the topic of Finding Your Flow. You can go to the resources page to find out more.