All my education and training has taught me to look problems “straight in the eye”. Although I resist problems less now and respect them more because of their innate ability to make me grow and expand, for the most part, I still focus on them, as I’ve been trained to do.
In the last few years, however, I’ve begun to notice something radical: when I focus on a problem I’m usually in the least likely place to solve it. Why? Because my energy is still in the problematic state. The solution exists where the energetic of the problem isn’t!
So, I’ve been experimenting with the idea of NOT focusing on problems at all. I focus instead on altering my energy and moving to a different frequency. There are a variety of ways to do this. I can focus on gratitude, or do some acupressure tapping, or, sometimes I just do a large location change, like get outside. It helps if I do something strongly physical like go for a bike ride or jump in the water, or run.
One of my most favorite ways to change my state is through meditation. When I meditate I can sometimes actually feel myself slipping out from under the problem.
I’ve also tried a behaviour modification technique where I write out a short description of the problem, then drop the paper into the trash.This has been quite effective at times.
All of these techniques work because they create relaxation and move out of the energy the problem lives in. Once I do any of them, I then try to start acting as if the problem is already solved–and usually, it’s just a matter of time until the solution arrives in the Inbox of my mind and I can download it into my awareness.
I suppose what I’m talking about here is the metaphysics of what religious people mean when they talk about handing over a problem to God. But, whatever the route, it’s very cool to go where problems aren’t.