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The Next Frontier Of Our Evolution

It feels like a good day for a bold claim, so I’m putting this out there:
 
Energy work is the next frontier of our evolution as humans.
 
Yeah baby.
 
Why?
 
Because it makes everything easier.
 
A glimpse into the history books shows that not too long ago, much of the world’s population lived in fear of disease, sickness, and death.
 
Life, except for the chosen few, was extremely hard.
 
Every era has a revolution of sorts, a growth in awareness where the masses decide what is no longer acceptable.
 
Things that were previously taboo are spoken about, ideas are shared, and changes are made.
 
Life improves.
 
Often these improvements seem slow, frustrating, and painful.
 
Yet when we view it from a wider perspective, and compare the advances humans have made in the last 100 years compared to the preceding 1000, it’s clear that things are speeding up.
 
If you don’t believe me that life is better now than the ‘good old days’, have a read of some historical fiction or factual accounts of everyday life for the average person 90 years ago.
 
I mean, no running water or central heating. No toilet paper?! Scratchy sack clothes. Open sewers in the streets. And that’s just the everyday stuff, without even mentioning tiny children being sent out to work, domestic violence widely accepted as ‘normal’, and pretty much every other horror imaginable going mostly unchecked and unpunished.
 
So we are evolving, but what does that actually mean?
 
At my youngest daughter’s christening day, about nine years ago, I was deep in the throes of depression, and just beginning my personal quest to find out what the hell life is all about.
 
Sitting in the pub, (yeah, I’m British, we celebrate the birth of our kids with a bit of God, new outfits, and alcohol) with my parents and close friends, I asked them: “Do you think we’ve stopped evolving, now that we’re, you know, humans?”
 
And Will replied: “No. Now it’s more about the evolution of the mind.”
 
He was so right.
 
The little tinder box atop our necks holds the keys to so many of our advances.
 
In the Middle Ages, the medical community tackled the Church and basically said “We want control of the body. We want to research medicine and new ways of healing, and be the authority on it.”
 
The Church said: “Aright then lads, but you can’t have the mind – we’re keeping control of that in our domain.”
 
And there came a widening separation between body and mind, and it’s only in very recent history that the two have begun to become connected again.
 
Understanding the human body has led to great advances in medical science which have vastly improved the living conditions for many people.
 
Psychology, psycho-analysis, neuroscience, and other fields of learning and research have contributed to our understanding of what it means to be human, what it means to have a mind – and of course, how the function of our mind affects everything else in our lives.
 
From the classic placebo experiments, which demonstrate the ability of the mind to heal the body, to the use of visualisation and self-belief in sports performance, the human mind is now firmly established as something we need to know about if we’re to enjoy greater health, happiness, and success.
 
I see this development in our understanding of human potential as layers in our evolution.
 
The physical body can be seen, and therefore it’s a bit more obvious that we might learn something about how it operates by cutting it up and seeing how it works.
 
The mind, though it cannot be seen, is something we all experience. We recognise the presence of our thoughts, and our cognitive development, and it’s widely accepted that taking care of our mental condition, and mental health, is essential.
 
And the next layer?
 
A hidden layer, that cannot be seen, and, for the majority of us, is not something we naturally ‘experience’ a knowing of.
 
The energy system.
 
You see, just like your body has systems for organising and processing oxygen, food, and hormones, it has a system for organising and processing energy.
 
Energy, to put it simply, is the invisible stuff we’re all made from.
 
Einstein’s famous equation, E=MC2, simply means that all matter (stuff that has a physical form, like a table, a pen, or a human) is energy moving at a certain speed.
 
Now that doesn’t happen by chance.
 
The energy doesn’t gather together by accident and create a living, breathing, functioning human.
 
It has a system.
 
Just like understanding the digestive system is a great advantage if you want better health, understanding the energy system is an enormous advantage if you want a better life.
 
Why?
 
Because it’s the system that governs everything.
 
Let me explain…
 
The system, in its main parts, comprises of an energy field, a set of chakras, and some meridians.
 
The field is like a bubble around you, and it has layers that each do a different job.
 
The energy that’s all around us (everywhere) flows through the layers, and into the chakras.
 
These are ‘wheels’ of energy that emanate from the front of the body.
 
The energy moves through these wheels, and into the meridians, which are energy lines that run up and down the body. (If you’ve ever had acupuncture, these are what the practitioner sticks the needles in to.)
 
Why is this important?
 
Because that system (field, chakras, and meridians) is the blueprint for EVERYTHING about you.
 
It’s the building plan for your body, your mind, your emotions, and your abilities.
 
If it’s not happening in the energy system, it’s not happening.
 
This is why, even though the human body replicates and replaces its cells frequently (you get an entirely new liver every few weeks, and completely new skin every 30 days) the same problems and ‘flaws’ appear in the new organ.
 
The body is built according to the plans, so if there’s an ‘error’ in the plans (a problem in the energy system) and it’s not corrected, the new building will look exactly like the old one.
 
It’s exactly the same with your mind – both conscious and subconscious.
 
This is why you can spend months focusing on changing your behaviour, or altering the way you think about something, and yet you still seem to default to old habits.
 
Everything you think, say and do is established in the energy system. Every thought pattern. Every belief. Every ability. It’s all ‘written’ in your energetic blueprint.
 
Now you might be thinking, fecking hell, this is a nightmare, I’m chained to my energy system and it’s clearly full of flaws, blocks, and problems.
 
Hold up!
 
Let’s spin that another way…
 
O to the M to the G. This is brilliant. The things I find hard, can become easy, if I just make some changes in my energy system.
 
See?
 
Simply by acknowledging that there’s another layer of you, and understanding that this layer of you is running the show, you can stop arguing with the monkey and deal with the organ grinder instead.
 
You can stop battling your body, demonising your thoughts, or lamenting your struggles, and instead, go straight to the root of the issue, and sort it out!
 
Everything gets easier.
 
That’s the whole point.
 
That’s why understanding energy is so damn important.
 
It gives you an enormous advantage in this funny old game called life.
 
And that’s why working with energy is the next frontier of our evolution of humans.
 
Have you noticed that lots more people are talking about it?
 
Have you felt intrigued to find out more?
 
Fantastic.
 
That’s evolution right there.
 
This phase is going to be exciting as hell.
 
Love
 
Michelle xxx

What to do when you don’t know what to do

I had a clear intention at the start of the year.

 

If anyone asked me what I was up to, I said “I’m training practitioners in Energy Editing in March, and then after that I’m going to write my book before the next training in June.”

 

And that’s exactly what I did.

 

And it was all hunky-dory.  The first training was magic, and the book got written.  The June training was filling up rapidly.

 

And yet.

 

I felt restless. Worried about everything, satisfied by nothing.

 

Logically, feeling crappy didn’t make sense, which made me feel worse.

 

Muscle testing revealed: “Self-esteem is oscillating between my old level of value and my new level of value.” (Apparently my subconscious uses words like ‘oscillating’, it’s very Colin Firth.)

 

I did some energy work to sort it out, including some fears around being depended on by a large number of people, some stress around how much time I have available, and some cracking limiting beliefs, including: “If I were wealthy I’d be unable to handle the expectations of others.”

 

With that sorted, I was amazed a few days later that I still felt like a bag of pants.

 

Now what?

 

I was beginning to annoy myself.

 

Did you know you can tell a lot about your energy from the way that traffic behaves around you when you drive your car?

 

Bit weird if you’re new to this sort of thing, but true.

 

I won’t go into the physics of why this happens, that’s another blog post, but essentially, the energy around you is a reflection of your energy.

 

Usually when I’m driving, it’s happy days. Fairly clear roads, tunes on, a healthy mutual respect for my fellow road-users.

 

If it’s any other way, I know that something’s going on.

 

So when I drove a 20-mile round-trip, in our quiet countryside, and kept seeing police cars everywhere, it did briefly cross my mind that it was a warning of some sort. When people started stepping into the road in front of me without even looking to check the traffic, I got the memo.

 

THE ROAD AHEAD IS BLOCKED.

 

Very clever Universe, if perhaps a little bit fecking dangerous.

 

I got home, straight to my desk, and started muscle testing.

 

‘What road and what is blocking it?’

 

Answer: The road to my big goal – buying a big house – is blocked because I don’t think it’s possible.  I don’t believe it’s possible because I don’t know what I’m going to do next in the business, at a level that will enable me to buy that dream house.

 

Firstly, as a lover of the Law of Attraction, I should know WAY better than to be thinking about ‘how’ something will happen. It’s not up to me,

 

However, in my own business and life, I’m a meddler. I fiddle about. I tinker and investigate, and constantly seek improvement.  Often that’s a good thing.

And then the penny dropped.

 

I don’t like not knowing what I’m going to do next.

 

It makes me uncomfortable, lethargic, and quite frankly, a bit miserable.

 

Oh.

 

So the last few weeks have been an interesting little excursion for me and my funny little human self, to a place called “NOT KNOWING.”

 

At this point in writing this blog post, I stopped to go to a local pub for ginger beer and ice cream (can anyone say Enid Blyton) with the hubster, kids, and my parents, to celebrate my book, Wealthology, becoming a UK and US bestseller.

 

As we were leaving to come home, my Dad asked: “So what’s next?”

 

I replied: “I don’t know.”

 

His reaction said it all.

 

“You don’t know! You don’t know. You don’t know? Ooh. That’s different.”

 

“I know it’s weird isn’t it Dad? I’m actually just writing a blog about it, called ‘what to do when you don’t know what to do next.”

 

“Are you really? Well how about that. Not knowing.”

 

My mum nudged him: “Give her a chance, she’s just published a book. So much pressure!”

 

Dad raised his eyebrows: “I’m not pressuring her. She just always has a plan. We tend to always have a plan.”

 

“He’s right mum. He’s not pressuring me. He’s just a perfect demonstration of why I’m programmed the way I am. My brain is always on at me to have a plan, and move to the next thing, and this time I don’t know what I want to do.”

 

Dad sat quietly for a few minutes whilst we rounded up the kids.

 

Then, with typical, understated wisdom, he said: “It’s about not knowing. The next thing – it’s to not know, isn’t it?”

 

“Yes! That’s what I’ve been doing, figuring out how to ‘not know’ without it doing my head in completely.”

 

“Take more time off, go with the flow, see what happens?”

 

“Yes, and finding the balance between having intentions, and taking action, and knowing when to let go. Like people have asked me, ‘how are you celebrating the book launch?’ and I’m thinking, ‘Celebrating on launch day? I’m not celebrating, I’m thinking about finishing the day knowing that I did my absolute best to make the launch a success.’ Even today, coming here is a bit like something I just needed to tick off a list: Celebration – Check. I feel like I need to plan a full celebration when things settle down a bit.”

We both laughed. Enid Blyton and irony. Such a riot, old chum!
Here I am, back at my desk, and I want to share with you what I’ve learnt that makes not knowing much easier, if you’re also a Natural Born Planner.

 

Ready?

  1. Accept that you don’t know what to do.

 

Resistance to not knowing creates as much stress as not knowing. Find some peace around the idea that you don’t currently have a plan. This might be obvious to you, but for me personally, if I don’t have a plan, my instinct is to say ‘Right lads, we’ll solve this lack-of-plan-problem by coming up with a plan right now.’

 

That’s how I’d spent the previous few days before I realised I’d got a (hopefully return) ticket to Notknowingsville. Brainstorming, pushing, forcing, researching, determined to decide what I wanted to do next. But nothing felt right, nothing aligned, nothing clicked.

 

In true Serenity prayer style, it was time to ‘accept the things that I cannot change’. Confession: I’d always thought that part was a lovely bit of wisdom, very useful for other people, and that I was totally brilliant at it. HA! I’d just never really hit upon something I couldn’t solve with a bit of planning and execution, in my business before.

 

It took me a fair amount of energy work to release my addiction to knowing what’s next, and I’m still peeling back layers on my love of hustle and grind. (Is that a dance move?)

 

Here are some fears and limiting beliefs to look out for, that might be messing with you, like they were with me:

 

Fear of failing

Fear of not trying hard enough

Fear of being accused of not working hard. (Because apparently it’s 1849.)

Fear of not doing my best for my family

 

If I don’t have a plan it will all go to shit. (Yep, that’s a limiting belief.)

When I’m not pushing I’m being lazy

If I don’t hustle I won’t succeed

I should know what I want to do

 

With the resistance and stress beginning to reduce, the inner battle cooled down and I stopped annoying myself. I still had no idea what to do next, so I tried all sorts of things. What, you didn’t think I was just going to just find peace and stop there did you?

  1. Separate your Big-Big Goal from your business

If you’ve established that you don’t know what to do next in your business, then what would you like to achieve in your personal life? How would you like to feel?

 

There is so much advice about goal setting, and personally I think it’s down to your own preference. I think it’s great to have a Big-Big goal, and I also think it can be very stressful to link it to a particular component of your business, and as entrepreneurs it’s natural to do that.

 

It looks like this:

 

I want to own a big house. I want to buy that big house now. It’s going to cost $1,000,000. I must make that money in my business.

 

And off I go, down the rabbit hole, pushing for ideas and stressing out because I can’t see where that money will be created, and what if my family think I hate them because I haven’t worked hard enough to buy a big family home.

 

Pressure, much?

 

How about this instead:

 

I want to own a big house. I have no idea how that’s going to happen. I’m excited to see how it does happen. In the business right now, I’m doing everything that feels aligned, to the best of my ability, and I’m excited to see what happens.

 

Feel the difference?

 

There’s so much relief in separating your Big-Big Goal from your immediate actions. Check in with yourself and see what extra pressure you’ve added to your business, and how it’s really affecting your mindset.

 

  1. Sit quietly.

If you don’t call it meditation, it’s less likely to trigger your inner Busy Monkey. Essentially, just sit the hell down, use ear plugs or white noise if you’re distracted by noise, close your eyes, and just stop.

 

Stop talking, stop moving, stop looking at stuff.

 

If you haven’t done this before you might feel like you want to axe someone’s head off for the first few minutes. Push through!

 

No time to sit quietly?

 

Bollocks, we’ve all got 15 minutes a couple of times a week.

 

It’s not a time issue, it’s a resistance-to-sitting-alone-with-no-distractions issue.

 

Why are we sitting quietly, you ask?

 

Well guess what, when we cease all activity, the Mind Monkeys go MENTAL, and then, just when you accept that they won’t shut up, they tire themselves out. The second that happens, you’re no longer being driven by that funny little human brain. The real ‘you’ gets to take over.

 

Yeah, you’re not a brain. You’re a spark of fricking light that broke off the sun and went through a billion evolutions, before deciding to give this life a go, and zipping yourself into the human suit you’re currently wearing.

 

And when you get really quiet, and take all the stimuli and distractions away from the human suit, the spark of light takes over.

 

Then guess what?

 

You’ve got a billion-year-old ray of wisdom in charge.

 

It’s basically like having Morgan Freeman making all the decisions.

 

Here’s an example of the difference between me and my Inner Morgan Freeman making decisions.

 

Me: “What to do, what to do? Must have a plan. I know, I’d like to make $1,000,000 and the way I think I can do that is to…”

 

(Confession: I muscle tested the energy of that particular idea, and it was ‘arrogant’. HA! I’ve never been insulted by the Universe before. It was followed up with this explanation: ‘It’s lacking my essence and what my heart wants to do next.’ Which was true.)

 

Morgan: “It’s lovely and peaceful in here. I feel lovely and calm. It’s great that $1,000,000 is on its way. What would be the very best thing that I could do? The most inspired, creative fun thing. I know, I’ll…”

 

Morgan’s advice is always a winner. Having been around a billion years, he knows stuff.

 

I jokingly call my Dad the Guru. Did you notice I mentioned that he sat quietly before speaking? He does that a lot. He’s one very chilled out, wise, funny dude, who gives brilliant advice, and can find a solution for anything. Him and Morgan? Best mates.

  1. Baby Steps

 

These are the small, easy actions that are right in front of you. Now, this doesn’t mean those evasive actions like cleaning the back of cupboards, or any of those things that we do, when we don’t want to do the things we need to do.

 

I think there are two main types of baby steps, and I’ll tell you the difference, using me as an example – knowing I want a house, whilst not knowing what I want to do next in my business…

 

  1. Steps towards the Big-Big goal – looking at houses online, viewing property, talking to the hubster about what we’d like.
  2. Steps that relate to current commitments – marketing the book, preparing for the training in June, rebranding my website.

And here’s the secret sauce.

 

The steps that relate to the Big-Big goal are done with joy and excitement, not taken too seriously, and are a gift to yourself.

 

The steps that relate to current commitments are done with joy and excitement, taken very seriously, and are about using your gifts to serve others to the very best of your ability.
If you apply these principles to your baby steps, you’ll be amazed at what unfolds, because they create two different types of energy that attracts success and opportunity.

You can walk a surprisingly enormous distance using teeny-tiny, wobbly baby steps, and that’s not all – baby steps always lead to your end goal, even when you can’t see the next ‘via’ point.

 

  1. Take a gestation vacation

 

Just stop needing to know what you don’t know, and give yourself a week or two of not thinking about it. Give yourself official permission to stop.

 

During this time, write down every idea you have. Every inspiration, business idea, day dream, aspiration, blog post idea, person to contact, place you’d like to go, thing you’d like to learn. Just write them down.

 

You’ll start to see how many more options are available to you than you realise, and all sorts of ideas will download.

 

This is one holiday that will be much more beneficial if you spend a lot of it hanging out with Morgan Freeman.  This blog post was one of his ideas, when we were sitting by the fire one evening a couple of weeks ago.

 

  1. Switch off social media

Seeing what everyone else is doing when you’re not doing anything can be really stressful.

Think of yourself as pregnant with an idea. You have to start nurturing your baby way before it’s born. Peace, calm, wholesome connection, good food, lots of water and lots more kindness. Not hours spent scrolling your phone screen like a rat hitting a button and hoping for a shot of social media dopamine.

 

Extending your energy into the vacuum of ‘what everyone else says they’re doing’ is not good for the idea-baby.

There are too many tiny jolts to the system in between the hits of dopamine. Take Facebook off your phone, limit the time you spend at your laptop, and believe me when I say that you really won’t miss out on anything that important. If the world breaks, someone will call you.

 

  1. Have fun connecting with other people

 

Arrange to see your funniest friends as soon as possible. Hang out with a toddler who just started forming sentences. Anything that makes you laugh. Spend time with people you love, put the focus on them, and enjoy yourself.

 

This is perhaps the easiest one to do… and also the hardest. I am notorious for spending too many hours at my desk, withdrawing when I’m busy, and not knowing when to stop working. I also know without doubt that connection and laughter have a very particular energy, which attracts only good things, and sparks the most unexpected, marvelous surprises.

 

Earlier this year, I spent a remarkable amount of time (for introvert me) connecting with people on Skype when I usually would have been working. I remember thinking at the time, ‘This is weird, I really like it, even though it doesn’t really seem to have a purpose, I guess it’s ok that I’m not really working’. And guess what? I can’t tell you how many brilliant conversations, ideas, friendships, and support have resulted from those calls.

  1. If too much choice is a problem

 

Feel like you don’t know what to do because there are so many options? If you’ve tried getting quiet, and you’ve checked in for resistance and cleared any fears that might be blocking you, and you still don’t want to move forward, then it might be that none of the choices you can currently see are the right ones.

 

Write down your options. Let’s call them A,B,C. Now do you love any of those options? If so, then fear is the only thing stopping you, and you really do know what to do. If not, then here’s the good news. There’s an option D. You just don’t know what it is yet.

 

And here’s what we know about option D:  It can be whatever you want it to be.

 

What’s your ideal option? What does it look like, feel like, sound like? Who is there with you? When you think about your ideal option, it’s likely that the mind monkeys start kicking in with reasons why it isn’t possible. That’s not the same as not knowing. Open your mind to there being a perfect solution that feels completely aligned, that you’re just not aware of yet.

 

And one final secret for you – Option D shows up a lot faster when you practice the first six steps I shared.

 

There you have it.

 

My guide to what to do when you don’t know what to do next.

 

Accept that you don’t know.

Separate your Big-Big goal from your business.

Sit quietly.

Take baby steps.

Take a Gestation Vacation.

Switch off social media.

Have fun.

Remember there’s always an option D.

These are the things I’ve been up to for the last few weeks, and although I still don’t know what I want to do next, I’m totally ok with that.  I’m showing up, and I trust that the Big U has a plan, even if I don’t.
What are you going to do right now?
Let me know!
Love from

 

Michelle
The Energy Editor
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