I have made it my life’s purpose to share the magnificent gift of the” Power of 5’ which is the five personal energies that we can all access. They are Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Psychological and Emotional energies. It is important to identify and acknowledge each of the five individually, because they all have a different perspective for any one situation. Once we have activated the Power of 5 through developing your 5 personal energies and you feel proficient, it is time to be aware of what playing field you have been experiencing. Is it Survival, Creativity, or the Universal playing field? A person can be in Survival at work and Creativity at home. Or visa-versa. Each field has distinct boundaries and belief systems.
I call these playing fields the “SCU” playing fields. These fields represent Survival, Creativity, and Universal.
“Survival” is the playing field we were first introduced to on this earth. A great many lessons have been learned in this reality, enough to help us survive for the rest of our lives.
Our first purpose is to secure and maintain our existence. As we develop and mature, we take on the responsibility of family and community. The tools of defense and offense are put to the test every day. We have become strong by conquering fear through perseverance, consistency, and tenacity. We revel in our accomplishments of our hard work.
While standing tall in our commitments with integrity we have developed self-esteem, confidence, and independence. Through the years we have learned to compromise when appropriate and that there are consequences to every action and non-action. We are proud of our accumulated knowledge.
When we have established a sturdy foundation and secured our perimeter within this playing field, there is time to acknowledge the beauty in the simplicity of laughter and joy. We recognize the magnificence of sharing love, friendship, and camaraderie. We understand the beauty of life.
I come from a family of ten. When I was 14, I had a hostess job at the House of Pancakes to help the family financially. The head waitress tried to teach me to be a waitress. All I had to do was circle what the customer wanted on a pre-made order sheet. I got it wrong 50 % of the time. I cannot imagine how!
After working there for a year and a half I needed to make more money for the family. I filled out an application for a waitress job at another restaurant, Red Balloon. I told a white lie; no, it was an out and out big lie! I told them I was an experienced waitress! I figured I gained experience by osmosis.
I was starting the next Monday. To make sure I could pull this off I memorized the menu, the food as well as the prices. I then went to have breakfast at the restaurant Saturday morning and watched how everything worked. Without actually waiting on any customers, I knew I had done my homework as best I could. My foundation was in place. I just needed the actual experience.
When I came in for my first day two of the waitresses called in sick. I was told I had two and a half stations instead of just one. This was seventeen instead of seven tables! With my past-experience, seven would be a miracle to handle. I could not tell them I was not really experienced because they were counting on me. What could I do? I needed a little “Creativity”. What’s Creativity?
The driving force behind “Creativity” is passion and desire for what is possible. To live in the age of “Creativity” we no longer wait to react to the hand we were dealt. But we choose the hand we want to play out. We do not see what it is, as much as what it could be. By seeing what it could be, it allows us to look back and imagine how we got there.
Our desire to attain a higher platform feeds the flame. We take all the knowledge we have accumulated from survival and put a spin on it, seeing it from a different perspective.
We have become wise to defense and offense and use it to our advantage. Having the competitive edge drives us further than we would normally go. At times it takes effort and determination to stay on task and not get side-tracked by the minutia. Yet, our passions see us through. The freedom of expression is intoxicating. The exploration and discovery feed the soul. Every day is a passionate adventure.
So, I said to myself what would an exceptional, experienced waitress of ten years be like? How would she feel? What would be her demeanor? Where would she start first? I had memorized all the pertinent information. How would she wait on seventeen tables at once? I would imagine she would greet each one as they sat down, immediately giving them coffee. This would make them feel taken care of. The next step, she would go back and take their orders. After serving the food her continual attention toward each of her customers would be her true expertise.
Now it is one thing having the knowledge of what is needed. It is another thing implementing it. I do not have one day of experience behind me let alone ten years! I need a miracle, a different playing field Universal.
The world of energy is not the energy you and I are familiar with through our everyday life. It is a form of energy before it takes shape in the physical world. It is much more pliable. The more conscious we become the more we learn how to apply its knowledge.
In the playing field of “Universal” one can create faster because this reality creates outside time and space. All possibilities are there at our fingertips for choosing. Once a desire is experienced energetically it can be brought into the physical reality in what appears to be instantaneous.
If one has mastered doing, now it is time to master being. The amount of energy guided in a particular direction for creation multiplies by ten in Universal.
This reality is in constant change, like a river continually flowing. No, you cannot hold it, stop it, and when you try to, it dissipates. Offense and defense do not exit. There is room for all possibilities. “Universal” is the balance of doing and being. It is a different reality from anything you have experienced before, yet just as real. It exists side by side with our own reality waiting to be recognized, waiting for its untapped wonders to be discovered.
It is an awe-inspiring challenge to be comfortable in this world of flow where you do not hold on to something to feel safe but revel in the very action of the change.
I closed my eyes and took a deep breath in through my nose and out through my mouth. I knew I had two choices, accept the logical facts that I could not do it or totally be in the moment that I not only could but have many times before accomplished the same thing. What do I have to lose? I took a second breath and sat in the moment of ten years’ experience. I took a third breath, opened my eyes, and walked over to my first customer.
To keep me calm and not too nervous I needed to add fun. I pretended to be a racecar driver gliding in and out of the aisles. This game alleviated unwanted tension and created a means of being fast as well as efficient. I pretended to be the professional waitress I had in my imagination. By the end of the breakfast rush, I knew it worked! From that day forward I was an efficient, friendly, and qualified waitress—and proud of it!
The doorway into this circumstance was “Survival” and other playing fields come in as a secondary support system if we acknowledge them by choosing them. If fear had over-taken me, I never would have seen the possibilities and experienced the accomplishment of implementation.
Survival instinct put me into a position I needed but was not equipped for.
Creativity allowed me to see what was possible.
Universal created the expertise to get it done.