“Eighty percent of success is just showing up.” – Woody Allen
Showing up in your life is, indeed, an ingredient to success in any endeavor. How you show up, what your state of being is, defines what it is you succeed in creating, experiencing. Do you show up insecure, doubtful, full of fear or do you show up present, standing centered in the truth of who you are, fully engaged in your dreams, your desires? Both states of being succeed in creating an outcome. The former creates more experiences of your insecurity, doubts and fear. The latter creates the actualization of all that you desire.
“It’s the vibes man!”
We live in a vibrational universe. As Albert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves”. Living things have a vibrational quality as do what you perceive to be solid, man-made. Put anything under a super duper microscope and you will see tiny atoms and molecules moving about. Energy. Everything is made up of this vibrational energy. Including you.
“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle
Vibration is the language of this Universe. Sound is a vibration. Vibrate and there is a responding vibration. A communication; an understanding between vibrations. You’ve seen how this works. Put two tuning forks together, strike one to generate a sound and the other will begin to vibrate with a matching tone. Place two pendulums together, strike them randomly and they will soon begin to sway back and forth in unison in the same direction. If you’ve ever been to a concert and the audience applauds for an encore, it is not long before the entire audience is clapping in unison, matching the vibration of an imperceptible leader.
As the creator of your experiences you emit a vibration through your thoughts and feelings that reflects a matching experience back to you. Therefore, it is not what you say that delivers what you want, it’s how you feel that manifests your outcomes. This is why affirmations do not work unless you believe what it is that you are saying. For example, in your best Stuart Smalley imitation (from Saturday Night Live) you affirm “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me!” and your next thought is “Yeah, right! Who am I kidding” and feel less than what you affirmed, what you are communicating to the Universe you want to experience is more outcomes that will continue to affirm your feeling, your vibration, of being less than good enough, smart enough and likable.
To show up in your day, in your life, in alignment with all that you desire you must hold the vibration of that experience. What would it feel like to accomplish your highest goals? Who would you be, what would you do, what would you have? How would you feel if you achieved all that? Feel it with every bone, every atom and molecule within your body and hold that energy within you. Focus your actions, your choices, on that vibrational energy. It is a way of acting as if what you desire has already been delivered to you and you are enjoying it at this very moment. This present moment.
It is in your moments of now that you create your future outcomes, whether it be one minute from now or ten years or more. Holding the vibration of your past experiences that you did not want will only serve to create more experiences of that which you do not want. Holding the vibration of what you worry for your future will create outcomes that match what you worry about.
There is an easy way to tell what you are emitting vibrationally. Check in with how you feel. If you feel rotten, reach for a thought, or a series of thoughts, that will make you feel better about yourself and your current experience. If you feel good, build and act upon that good feeling to create more experiences to feel good about. It’s really that simple. Be mindful of how you feel, your vibration. Check in to focus and align your vibration so that it matches your deepest desires.
“Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.” – Denis Waitley