Your Focus Wheel
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Your Focus WheelA merry-go-round of healing.
Have you seen the hand-pushed merry-go-rounds that are often in school or park playgrounds? It is common to see children piling on and then making the merry-go-round go faster and faster. It is easy to get onto it when it is stopped or going slowly, but when it is really going fast, it is harder, or impossible, to jump on. And if you try, the momentum of the wheel tosses you off in the bushes. This merry-go-round will help you understand the Focus-Wheel Process, a process that has been designed specifically to help you release resistance and focus you into your Vortex. And, in fact, the process itself mimics a swirling, attracting Vortex, which gathers momentum as it swirls.
During the course of your normal day, you will come across many things that, as you see them or remember them, will cause an activation of resistance within you. It may be some unpleasant thing you read about in the newspaper, or something that someone says to you; but when resistance occurs, you will always feel the pang of negative emotion. Often you cannot stop what you are doing right then to deal with newly activated resistant thought, but we do encourage you to make a mental—or better still, written—note about it: My employer’s attitude toward me makes me uncomfortable. He doesn’t appreciate the contribution that I make here. Now you have a subject for tomorrow’s Focus Wheel segment.
So yesterday, while lying in bed, you released resistance before sleeping. During the night, you released all resistance. And when you awakened, you deliberately kept the resistance-free zone going by basking for a while. You had breakfast and showered and brushed your teeth, and now you plan to sit for 15 or 20 minutes to clean up any pieces of resistance that are lurking in your thought processes. And the very best time to do that is while you are feeling good.
As you read your note about your perception of your employer’s attitude toward you, you will reactivate the resistant thought. So, take a large sheet of paper and write at the top of it: My employer’s attitude toward me makes me uncomfortable. He doesn’t appreciate the contribution that I make to his business.
Now draw a large circle on the page, as large as the page will allow. Then draw a small circle in the center of that large circle, and then draw 12 small circles around the perimeter of the large circle, positioning them like the numbers on the face of a clock.
Whenever something happens in life that points out to you, with great clarity, something that you do not want, an equally clear awareness of what you do want hatches within your awareness at the same time. By focusing upon your belief that your employer does not appreciate the contribution that you make, an equal desire is born: I like it when my employer understands the depth of my interest and the contribution I make to the success we are all having here. Write a version of that inside the circle in the center of the wheel.
Now, like the merry-go-round in the playground, you must find a way to get on the wheel. If your resistant thoughts are spinning too fast, you will not be able to get on. The wheel will just toss you off in the bushes. So try to find something that you already believe that matches, in some ways, what you felt when you wrote the words in the center circle.
Keep focusing on the words in the center of your Focus Wheel. It will help you to feel the activation of beliefs that you already hold that match that sentiment.
- My boss wants his company to succeed. (You are on the wheel.) Write that at the 12 o’clock spot on your wheel.
- His company was well underway when I joined. (You have not solved any problem here, but this statement is something that you believe, and it does somehow make you feel better.) Write that at the 1 o’clock spot on your wheel.
- There are aspects of this work that I really enjoy. (That is true, too, and now you are gaining a bit of momentum.) Write that at the 2 o’clock spot on your wheel.
- I really enjoy it when my boss and I are clicking. (That is true, and it feels good.) 3 o’clock spot.
- We both can feel the synergy of our collaboration. (More momentum . . . now you’re rolling.) Write that at the 4 o’clock spot.
- I have felt my boss inspire a new idea in me. (Now you are off and running. Your resistance is gone.) 5 o’clock spot.
- I am certain my boss has felt me inspire a new idea in him. 6 o’clock spot.
- I think we all realize that we are all in this together. 7 o’clock spot.
- I would not want to be without this job. 8 o’clock spot.
- My boss often asks me to lead projects and direct others. 9 o’clock spot.
- It is obvious that he has trust in me. 10 o’clock spot.
- I am happy to work with him. 11 o’clock spot.
- And then, in the center of the wheel—right over the top of what you had written before, around the edge of it, or all across the page—in bold, confirming letters, write: I know my boss sees my value.
You have moved your Vibration to a new place on this topic, and therefore your point of attraction has shifted and your relationship to your Vortex has shifted. That is Deliberate Creation at its best. In this one short process, you have released resistance, improved your relationship with your boss, brought yourself back into alignment with who-you-really-are—and you have entered your Vortex. And now that you are inside the Vortex—you are looking at your world through the eyes of Source.