If you're anything like me, you probably do this very bizarre thing: you have some kind of deep, profound meditation or visualization, and you understand you can work with energy and have profound transformative experiences...as long as you're meditating and relaxed.
But when you suddenly drop your milk on the floor or your dog poops in the house and you feel a surge of frustration and anger, you completely forget about the ability to work with energy and are instead focused on the things that are annoying you.
Only recently have I stumbled upon the degree to which I've compartmentalized my life in this way- and so now, the test becomes one in which I actively live my life and visualize at the same time.
This parallels the experience of asking, "What would my Higher Self do?" It's not quite the same, but there's a similarity, and a similar end is achieved- greater awareness and control over our situation and especially our reactions to a situation.
My latest experiment is this: as I'm walking my dog at night, I try to make it a point to bless the neighborhood I live in. I try to connect with the local land spirits and the overall spirit of my town. I want this place to be prosperous, to succeed, to be blessed, to be welcoming to all who enter here. I want negative and pain to be banished from it.
That brings us to another point: start small. Don't try to undo all the compartments of your life at once. In fact, a more useful conception of this would be to bring the energy and visualization in the moment to the various compartments!
One might also argue that these energetic exchanges are always happening, and instead what we're advocating is to become aware of those energetic exchanges and work with them consciously in all moments.
I'll leave you with these things to think about today.