I am an observer of human patterns. Patterns of thinking, patterns of behaving, societal patterns, familial patterns, you name it, I probably have, or am currently, thinking about it.
What I especially enjoy is trying to understand the ‘why’s’ behind the patterns. What are the motivators, the perspectives that lead us to behave a certain way? And what is required when we’ve grown tired of specific behaviors and want to change?
Turning The Mirror Inwards
This year has been a transitional year for me personally. Around February, I felt as though my blog posts were missing something andI set out to understand why.
Despite my love of observing others, it is a very different thing to turn the mirror on myself. Not just to observe, but to truly understand the reasoning and motivations that have moved me into, or hindered, action. And, even more importantly, to understand what I needed to truly feel authentic both personally and in my work.
I posted something in May that hinted at some of what was uncovered. Namely, my belief that subtle energies, which many of us have been conditioned to reject or ignore, play a much larger part in our world than previously thought.
It wasn’t so much that I had arrived at this belief between February and May of this year; in fact, I have been a student of energetic theory and practice for at least a decade.
Reflecting On Beliefs
Rather, it was how much I truly embodied this belief, while also believing it was something that wouldn’t be accepted by others outside of a very close-knit circle. And sadness at the belief that such an important part of myself was best kept hidden.
This isn’t to say I want to proselytize, as much of what I’ve learned around the role of energy in our lives isn’t at all religiously focused. It merely represents a perspective that there is more to our world than just the physical.
In a way, I have made it my mission to open the door to this perspective for others to experience, as I believe that there is much to be gained by integrating the energetic with the physical.
Much of what I have written in the past has incorporated energetic practices and principles without specifically calling them that. While the role of energy will likely be highlighted in greater detail in the future, I anticipate the style of future posts will remain pretty much the same.
The way I do my work, however, will significantly change.
Transition In Progress
Last year I focused my efforts on writing a blog to help flush out my perspective around personal change and transition, and I believe it did its trick. My hiatus earlier this year was also beneficial in that it helped me to truly recognize what I want with the next phase of perculcha, which is the purpose of my writing today.
I’ve realized that the interplay between performance, culture and change, while important, are actually the outcome of a bigger framework; mindset, personal power, and energy.
This triad of mindset, personal power and energy, when healthy and in balance, allows us to:
When our mindset works against us, we lack a sense of personal power, or we experience high levels of energy blockages or leaks:
As an example, remember what I’d said about my beliefs around energy and that it wouldn’t be accepted, and I couldn’t share this part of myself with others? Well, that is nearly all mindset, with a dash of personal power issues thrown in for good measure.
By re-calibrating my mindset, and re-connecting with my personal power, I was able to recognize that my beliefs were all in my head. Sure, there are probably people out there who aren’t interested in learning about the role of subtle energies in their lives, but there are also a lot of people out there who are thirsty for this knowledge and how to apply it to their own situations.
Once I recognized that the way I thought about things had an influence on what I experienced, I was able to make a shift that is supportive of the experiences I want to have. And here I am, with a new outlook and revised focus for perculcha, and the way I show up within it.
New Programs In The Works
I am happy to announce that in addition to individual coaching, perculcha will begin to offer online programs focused on understanding and working with the mindset, personal power, and energy triad (called “The Grid”), along with other programs devoted towards performance, culture and change.
I have decided on a three-phase approach to program development, of which I'm super excited:
The first of what I expect will be many design group opportunities is currently open for the program, "Re-calibrate Your Mindset So It Works For The You Of Today" . Click here to learn more about this program.
News(letters) You Can Use
As interest in these online programs grow, I anticipate a shift where the majority of my communications will be through a newsletter/update sent via email. My hope is that this won’t be just any newsletter though.
This newsletter will include stories, updates, and opportunities, along with book reviews and other resources that support a healthy mindset, personal power, energy and/or performance, culture and change. I want it to be interactive, and so will also include things like surveys, requests for suggestions, questions, and so on.
I invite you to join me, whether in a design or prototype group, as a part of a public release program, or as a member of my email list (if you’re not already subscribed, please provide your email address on the space on the right side of this page).
I’d love hear your thoughts and perspectives about these changes and to connect with you. Please leave a comment, or send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading!
About the Author
Megan Rounds, Ed.D. is owner and principle perculator of perculcha, llc.
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