“Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~ Albert Einstein
Last week, I happened to stumble upon a replay of a Facebook Live that was hosted by the founder & CEO of a small company that serves entrepreneurs. I initially had the volume down; I was simply watching the hostess’s face as she spoke, as well as the reaction of her viewers to what she was saying.
Essentially, it was crickets chirping.
I watched for another minute and hypothesized the source of her trouble: her energy. As I engaged visually with her video, I did not for one second truly believe that she believed in what she was saying. Nor did I believe she believed in herself.
Even though she was smiling, she appeared to not even want to be hosting a Facebook Live at all.
Curious, I turned the volume up.
Her messaging was actually pretty good—a tad on the vanilla side, but still pretty solid. Her content, in my opinion, should have at least garnered average or a bit above average engagement.
So what happened?
Everything is Energy
When there is a disconnect between our energy and what/who it is we want to engage with, our efforts will fall flat. We can furrow our brows and white knuckle an effort all we want, and all our toiling will be to no avail.
Our energy always, always precedes us and our desired outcomes.
I am reminded of this each and every time I invite Creativity to engage with me. ‘Everything is energy.’
If I am in a funk of any sort, or believing a painful thought to be true, Creativity will simply scamper off to behind the bushes, well out of sight and reach.
Our emotions are frequencies that vibrate throughout the core of our being. They are a magnetic force that have call/response dance with like vibrations. If I am in Martyr Mode, feeling sorry for myself and believing the creative task in front of me is too hard, too overwhelming, and/or too far above my abilities, Creativity will simply answer back with, “Agree.”
But when I am confident, playful, energetic, and clear in my approach, Creativity will cozy on up to me without even being called. I find myself in a delicious state of flow, bending time, as ideas and execution roll right along on their own power, like a marble on a slanted table. ‘Everything is energy.’
Finding the Frequency of Creativity
The frequency of creativity thrives in curiosity, authenticity, experimentation, wonder, and play. If we are hitting a wall of being stuck, frustrated, and overwhelmed, we can let that be an indicator we simply just haven’t found the Channel yet…and we need to adjust.
In such moments, we can take a brief inventory of ourselves and ask the following:
What is it that we are believing to be true? Have we bought the lie that we are not up to the task? What is it that we need right now? Do we need an accountability buddy? A coach to help us blast through limiting beliefs? Lessons? A circle of people to help us process ideas/get clarity? Time/rest/singular focus? Fresh air? A snack?
And a biggie: are we in create mode or imitate mode? That is, are we working from a place that is in complete alignment with our true selves, or are we copying what others are doing because we lack the confidence in our own ideas, and/or we are following the advice of “an expert” who said that’s what we should do?
As we approach our work, our dance with Creativity, let’s check in first and ask if it feels like freedom and truth even though the work is hard. Does the work open you up, or is it closing you off from yourself and your desired audience like a lie?
Like the birds that sing right before dawn, we can call out from our perches and receive a call back from Creativity that forms a melody that is our unique song. It will resonate throughout the woods and lift the hearts of those still in darkness searching for their own music.