I am clarifying (some of) the (correct) actions for me to take that are associated with the subliminals I am using. The importance of this has been emphasized and demonstrated so much by more experienced people here that it should be a no-brainer. But it requires a certain level of clarity, and it’s something I have to work on.
Actions are the medium through which the subconscious effects change. (This is my mantra nowadays)
I notice that there are some aspects of my life that are action-rich or action-dense (places where it’s easy for me to take action and where I have a clear sense of motivation), and there are others that are action-sparse. In those action-rich areas, as long as the actions are healthy and serve my values and goals, then I don’t need to think about them that much. I just act. Those are probably the areas where the subliminals will be the smoothest. (Maybe Alchemist may be somewhat like that for me, since I always do contemplative/magickal/spiritual practices anyway.)
Vocation, Finance, and Business are action-sparse for me. I am not as active in these areas. I am busy at work, but the action is often more reactive than proactive.
For Stage 2 of EoG (which focuses on clarifying direction and gaining skills), my concrete actions have involved:
- contemplating my motivations and my career/business plans;
- studying topics that are related to the skills or subject areas I need to develop.
I’ve done some of that in the past 6 weeks (and before). The actions I’ve taken have helped me to more clearly see the benefits of the subliminals.
For my life plans in general, my core strategy right now is to find the place where my current work responsibilities overlap with my aspirations/future directions. My job requires me to do research and there is some freedom in choosing the research direction. So what I’ve tried to do is to choose a research focus that is related to the business I want to pursue personally. My goal is to become informed about that area so that I can see how to develop in it. This is a long-term plan. I’ll produce some research papers for my current job, but I hope that it will open up access for me to build my way into that business area. The research is a means to an end.
Another strategy right now is to build on the opportunities that are immediately available to me in my profession. Basically, I could have created more opportunities for independent work with private clients, but it was easier to keep ‘grinding’ and chasing after the deadlines and requirements of stable paid work in an institution. I did not really prioritize the steps that would lead to greater independence, because I was ‘busy with work’ or there were some inconvenient obstacles. But I think it was more due to fear of the unknown. So doing that will be more of a medium-term and even short-term strategy, since I can start to work with individual clients as soon as I take action.
I think EoG stage 3 may be about taking those steps?
Sounds like a decent plan. One thing is certain. Choosing decent action steps to follow is one of the key ways to help the subliminals work for me. So, I’ll keep working at it.