Your personal energy is an extremely powerful thing that surrounds you all the time. It is everywhere and is a core part of us but most people don’t know how to manage it for their benefit. When I took a course years ago hosted by T. Harv Eker of Millionaire Mind fame, he said “Everything is energy and energy is everything”…and along side that he also said “The way you do anything is the way you do everything”. So in my putting two and two together, I read into it that your energy determines the way you do things in the world….well duh!
I’ve noticed that a lot of people (actors) don’t even know that their own personal energy is directly related to their career milestones. I’ve often heard people say of me that I have a ton of energy. Well let me confess now that it almost always created, doesn’t come “naturally” and I have practiced generating it for years. So to folks who don’t see me in the morning after a late night out, or after a full day leading a seminar when I am spent, I say to them…I created it and you can too.
Your potential as an actor lies just as much in your learning to manage and increase your personal energy as it does in your talent and skill set. Honestly, what good is having all that talent if you don’t have the energy to market yourself, go to auditions or class, or muster the physical (and emotional) energy to STAY in this business through the many obstacles that WILL present themselves?
I’ve been working with vibrational energy a lot recently in conjunction with a good friend who has created a business all around raising one’s personal energy to increase the global energy on the planet. Raised Vibration uses the acronym VIBE…Visualize, Intend, Believe and Experience. I won’t go in to that too much here, but suffice to say, being AWARE of your personal energy and how you affect others with it, and how you are affected by the things you see, hear and think, ALL make a huge difference in the outcomes for the goals you have in your personal life and career. Your personal energy is what allows you to live the life you desire and deserve.
The idea that energy can move and create is nothing new. Throughout history, different cultures have
benefited by tapping into and working with different forms of energy. Eastern philosophies and practices that have seemed “mystical” are now much more accepted and common. Holistic methods of healing are now sought out when traditional drugs and cures fail. There is definitely something about this energy conversation…whether you choose to believe it or not. It’s only recently that energy work has emerged in the West and for those who experience it’s amazing power, they soon realize anything is achievable.
And how does this relate to the art of acting? Isn’t it that energetic connection that you are seeking when performing a scene with another actor, or the connection with an audience when on stage live and offering up your energy to move, touch and inspire? In the end it’s ALL energy.
It also takes energy to DO all of the things it takes to get ahead in today’s show BIZ. Look at any successful actor and they seem to have boundless energy. Interviews, rehearsals, performances, photo shoots, special events and fundraisers, personal appearances…the list goes on. Trust me, no one who is at the top level in the acting community got there sitting on the sidelines waiting for others to lead them down the path to success and a day “off” doesn’t exist.
Moral of this story is to find that place, space, and resource that provides and maintains the energy needed BEFORE you need it! Really, right now is the EASY part. When you are working at your biz, in your biz and on your craft DAILY, you’re gonna need it!
Check out www.raisedvibration.com for some great info and as a potential resource for your personal energy. You’ll be glad you did! Lisa Gold