Pure potential energy, which is the energy that births a star or grows a tree, is the same energy field within you. Ever notice that all these things in nature are just doing their thing? The tree is “treeing.” The star is “starring.” And Tony is “Tony-ing” or Susan is “Susan-ing” or Jim is “Jim-ing” according to each of our unconscious and conscious transmitters.
A weed is a great example of an organism fulfilling its Uni-versal potential to grow. The weed doesn’t get in its own way of its intention to thrive. It just grows, no matter what. I recently saw this phenomenon first-hand. A weed grew out of a crack in the sidewalk near my acting studio. It was very tall, straining toward the sunlight and pushing its way through the cement. All around it was a sea of asphalt, no other plant life in sight. This weed’s seed had been deposited in the most unlikely of places but its nature – its DNA – didn’t care that it was in a botanical jungle or cement jungle – it was simply fulfilling its intention to grow. We’re like this. We just get in our own way. We become our own cement.
We’ve been given this wonderful capacity to think (we have this amazing communication between the left and right hemispheres of our brain) but unfortunately, the mind (i.e. the left brain) – when used incorrectly – gets in the way of our potential to realize our intent. Like the weed, I just want to manifest the pure potential of Tony. And you wish to do the same thing. But somewhere along the way, our thinking gets in the way, and our manifesting becomes almost haphazard. We have doubts and fears and negative thoughts and obsessive patterns that sabotage us from the pure potential of who we innately are.
The tree fulfills its intent to produce healthy bark, strong roots and chlorophyll-producing leaves. We’re all similarly encoded to fulfill our intent: to joyfully, abundantly, uninhibitedly create. But unlike the tree, we make the un-manifest the manifest by what we’re consciously emoting. Thought and feeling energy in the form of vibration is being sent through the thoughts we think and the feelings we hold regarding a certain subject. In other words, the tree is manifesting its potential unencumbered because it doesn’t possess a consciousness. The tree doesn’t know it’s a tree. A tree has intelligence. It just does what it’s engineered to do.
We human beings, on the other hand, get in our own way because we know we have intelligence. We’re too damn smart for our own good. We realize that we have the potential to grow into just about anything we want – our DNA is pure potential energy. But we also must realize that our ability to stunt our own growth is powerful and must be closely watched. Become conscious of your limiting and negative thoughts. They might be the things holding you back. Let go of them and watch yourself grow like a tree, or the weed; whose only thought, only option, in either case – is up.
Excerpt from At Left Brain Turn Right by Anthony Meindl
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Anthony Meindl is an award-winning writer/director/producer/teacher and Artistic Director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop – where the “right brain rules” – in Los Angeles and New York. He is endlessly inspired by his students’ fearless creativity and is tireless in discovering new ways to help us all get out of our own way a little bit more each day. He just finished writing/directing his first feature film, Birds of A Feather.
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