The Life Areas Wheel is a model for some of the concepts I’ll be discussing. There’s also a Resources page where you can find all the GBM reference material such as this.
The purpose of this model is to find your alignment, balance, and center. It’s a mandala where your True Self is both center and circumference. The Life Areas around the edge of the wheel are the areas in which you focus your attention. The more you focus your attention on a Life Area, the more detailed and specific it becomes, and that will evoke thoughts and emotions, or flow and resistance.
For example, let’s say you start focusing on the Finances Life Area, and when you do, very specific details start showing up, like bills that need to paid, specific dollar amounts, etc. The idea is that you want to focus on it up to the point where it feels good, but if it starts feeling bad, then “de-focus” your attention from it. If the whole Life Area just feels bad right when you think about it, then there’s no point in bashing your head against a wall. Find a way of feeling optimistic about it for now, and focus on other Life Areas that are working better.
A personal example: with Finances I feel good about having paying jobs, clients that are very happy with my work, and the fact that I enjoy what I’m doing. If I go beyond that, like thinking about how much money I’ll need in the future, I start to feel stressed out because I don’t know the details of that, and being stressed out gets in the way of the good things that are actually happening. The truth is that I’ve gone from generating zero dollars for months, to generating thousands of dollars in the past couple of months, and it’s because I’ve learned how to let go of resistance and go with the flow.
If you can imagine that the Life Areas Wheel is spinning very fast and energetically, it’s your beliefs about each Life Area that will either cause you to go with the flow, or cause you to have resistance. When the ride gets too rough within a particular Life Area, go back to your center, and align with your True Self.
When you’re aligned with your True Self, you know who you are, what you’re about, and what’s important to you. You’re in your power. You’re the creator of your reality. You’re not worried about anything, and ideas and inspiration comes to you. This is the ideal state to be in.