Hi Sister 🌟
You might be curious about how (or where) to even begin to unlock the transformational power you have inside of you - or maybe you aren’t even sure what it means to “transform.” Am I right? Today we're diving deep into the world of “energy” to explore how raising your level of awareness - or consciousness - can lead to profound changes (or transformation) in your life.
There is an important first step though, and you can read all about subconscious patterns HERE and why they are important to be able to identify when we are talking about true, lasting transformation (or, more accurately, transmutation).
But before we get started, I would like to ease you into these concepts, because you’ll notice that I use them a lot in The Rooted Woman Collective. For some of you, hearing words like “energy” and “consciousness” might sound off or pretty far out-there, so let me explain what I mean when I am using this language:
🌱 Energy = when I talk about my own energy or the energy of others, I am simply referring to how a person is BEING. It is, then, our BEING-ness. Which really is a term that captures all the things that impact how we show up in our lives: subconscious beliefs, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, mindset, defenses; it includes our mood, presence, tone of voice, body language, etc. We are pretty complex humans, right? Yet, we all have a way that we are BE-ing. We will talk more about this, but for now, I hope this provides a basic understanding of the term.
🌱 Consciousness = when I refer to this, I am essentially referring to the light inside our minds that allows us think, feel, and be aware of our surroundings. It's what makes us 'awake' and present and able to subjectively experience life. It is how we are able to be aware of and think about our own existence, observe our sensations, thoughts, and surroundings. Are you familiar with some meditation practices or cognitive behavioral interventions that have you “just notice” your thoughts and/or feelings? That is your consciousness that is able to observe. We will get into more of why this is important, but again, just for now, I wanted to provide a simple introduction.
The Transformational Power of Your BEING-ness
There is transformational power in how you are BE-ing. Maybe you can think of your energy as like a river that flows through every aspect of your life, shaping your experiences, relationships, and opportunities. The river (or energy) is impacted by everything that is in it (subconscious patterns, beliefs, thoughts, mood, etc.); some cause stillness, some cause rapids of varying forces. While it is true in white water rafting that higher water levels means more intense rapids, there does come a threshold where the levels surpass the obstacles that create the rapids, and they become minimal, and then the entire flow dynamics of the river change.
So sister, when you do something on purpose to raise your level of energy (or BEING-ness), you create a powerful ripple effect that can lead to positive transformations in all areas of your life. This metaphor may suggest that sometimes it can get a little bumpy before things begin to smooth out. While this usually happens as we begin to transform (through tests and Divinely Designed challenges), here at The Rooted Woman Collective we are fierce in protecting how you RISE in your energy so that true, deep and lasting transformation can actually take place.
One Path to Raise Your BEING-ness
I was introduced to the concept of Energy Leadership, made known by Bruce D. Schneider of the IPEC coach training program. He describes seven distinct levels of consciousness that are characterized by different perspectives, behaviors, and impacts. Here's a simplified overview of what he views as varying levels of awareness:
Level 1: The Victim: At this level, we feel stuck and believe that life happens to us. We often blame others or circumstances for our challenges, feeling powerless to change.
Level 2: The Fighter: Here, we are more proactive but from a place of resistance. We might push back against others, striving to assert control and defend our beliefs or values.
Level 3: The Rationalizer: At this level, we use logic and reason to navigate challenges. However, we may justify their actions, avoid confronting deeper issues, or
Level 4: The Caregiver: At this level, we prioritize the needs of others. While compassionate and supportive, we may neglect our own well-being and become resentful or burnt out.
Level 5: The Opportunist: Here, we are driven by achievement and results. While ambitious and resourceful, we might prioritize personal gains over ethical considerations or relationships.
Level 6: The Visionary: At this level, we are innovative and collaborative. We inspire others with a compelling vision and work towards collective goals, fostering a culture of growth and empowerment.
Level 7: The Creator: This is the highest level, characterized by a profound sense of purpose and authenticity. At this stage, we are deeply self-aware, aligned with ouir values, and empower others to realize their full potential.
As you look this over, I am SOO curious as to what you are experiencing! I remember the first time I was introduced to this and feeling like I found exactly where I oscillated the most. It has been suggested that the majority of people living in the US operate below level 3. Can you believe that?
You can learn a lot more and see diagrams and illustrations that go into greater depth by doing a simple google search using the “7 levels of energy” search term if you are interested.
What comes to mind when you consider how you might re-arrange how you are BEING in your life? Your relationships? If you were to make a 1% shift, what might that look like? How might that feel to follow through with just one small movement at a time?
Be gentle as you allow yourself to steep in this; for most of us, this is new insight. So breathe, and be inquisitive.
Embrace Your Transformational Journey
Sister, you have the power to create a life filled with love, joy, and abundance. It’s TRUE! By raising your level of consciousness and embracing the transformational power of your energy, you can unlock new levels of potential and create the life you truly desire. Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey?
Saying yes to this kind of work is a powerful and invigorating journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. By cultivating self-awareness, embracing a growth mindset, practicing mindfulness, setting clear intentions, and taking inspired action, you can unleash your transformational power and create a life filled with purpose, passion, and joy. You will Root Down to RISE! So, are you ready to embrace your highest self? I am here for whenever you are!
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