#1 A Universal Lens
In this episode, we begin the Quantum Leap Readiness series where we explore the 11 qualities and characteristics required to jump your equine inspired practice to the next highest version of the grandest vision you’ve ever had for yourself!
My definition of a Quantum Leap is the ability to measure forward momentum in your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical evolution.
Your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and actions inform your measure of success (whatever success means to you).
Take a moment right now to check in with whatever thoughts, feelings and physical sensations you are experiencing right now at this moment. Are you prepared to listen and receive or are you in a state of multitasking? I’m not going to ask you to stop multitasking. You’re a grown-up, you decide what is best for you at this moment.
I am going to ask you to notice what is happening for you mentally and how is that presenting itself physically. How we do anything is how we do everything. If you are constantly in a state of fractured attention, you are very likely experiencing, fractured results.
There are specific characteristics or principles that create the foundation for a Quantum Leap experience. In order to be in alignment with these principles, you must be aware of yourself, aware of who you are with and aware of your environment. This is highly unlikely to happen when your focus is fractured.
When you experience this alignment on a consistent basis your experience of yourself, your clients and your business will shift into the next level of success. For some, the shift may happen quite quickly, for others it may evolve as a series of hops instead of one flying leap. Either way, you will be conscious of the process and the opening to stand in the next highest version of the grandest vision you’ve ever held for yourself!
A Universal Lens
Let’s take a look at Quantum Leap Principle #1: the characteristic of seeing your work through a ‘Universal Lens’. Think globally, act locally.
Every global shift begins with small groups of individuals holding the flame of Universal truth. You and your herd are a bearer of that flame.
In a herd of horses, the lead mare always has the best interest of her herd at heart.
You are the lead mare of your own business. This includes your clients, employees, volunteers, your horses and it also includes you and your own well being.
You also want what is best for your community and the world. You may be acutely aware of the imbalances on the planet with regards to global power structures, environmental ailments, wealth distribution and the polarization of world views. You may even become despondent over the perceived breakdown in the fabric of basic decorum and stewardship for the Earth. This results in an attitude of, “how can little ol’ me make a difference in this big mess?”
Every global shift begins with small groups of individuals holding the flame of a new truth. You and your herd are a bearer of that flame. When the work you do in your arena contributes to the healing and strengthening of even one person’s outlook toward self-love and kindness toward others the flame of global healing grows a little bit brighter.
You may remember (or still have) a bumper sticker that said, “Think Globally, Act Locally”.
This is a great analogy for approaching life and business with a Universal Lens.
Another way to consider your personal Universal Lens is to ask yourself “Why”. Why is what I do important? What is the ultimate effect of the ripple of my intentions and actions?
My Universal Lens is to raise consciousness in the world through equine assisted transformation. The way I do that is to help practitioners grow successful and sustainable practices so they can reach more people!
You may have a similar lens. That’s fantastic! Your lens may be to end gender inequality, initiate kindness, heal psychic trauma, eradicate animal abuse.
You may only work with 20 people a year in your equine assisted business and have such a significant impact on the lives of those 20 people that it can literally create a positive shift in the collective consciousness of our whole society.
That’s what is referred to as the “Butterfly effect”. We are all so intrinsically connected that the fluttering wings of a butterfly can affect the winds a continent away. The dictionary states, The Butterfly Effect as the phenomenon whereby a minute localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.
When you observe your business through this Universal Lens it gives a whole new perspective to the minute details of your efforts and the importance they deserve.
Thank you for joining me for Quantum Leap Principle #1 “A Universal Lens”.
Thank you for your contributions to this work and thank you for reading!
To Your Horse & Soul Success,
~author of “The Business of Coaching with Horses. How to Reach More Clients, Feed Your Horses and Change the World!”
My mission is to empower and educate equine inspired practitioners in the art of profitable program design and marketing. My dream-come-true is to see equine-assisted personal and professional development be recognized and celebrated for the unique transformational modality that it is, and to become as popular as yoga and Starbucks!
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