Language is symbolic. The words on the article are not the thing itself but an agreed-upon representation of the experience. The Rational Current prefers words and mathematical and scientific symbols. Using words and symbols is at least one step, in some instances several steps, away from the experience. Yet using language allows me to communicate my ideas and you to begin to experience and play with them. For example, take some Ws: Why, When, Who, and Worry. Each one leads to some initial questions, probably a decline in your energy, maybe even to a stage of negativity that can spiral you into a deep pit. There are also two interesting and more positive Ws: What and Want. With them your energy can spiral upward and lead to taking steps that move you forward. Why did this happen to me? Anybody would. Therefore, take off the pressure and practice telling the critical details of your content several times in advance and prepare in an entertaining tale you know well so you can note the state of the audience and then anchor without ever having to walk around the stage. No Uptime is The Takeaway-No Anchor! Stay up to date and wait for the right time. Rule 3: Once you have elicited a healthy state, then and only then set the anchor As soon as you have noticed externally that the country is cooking, then do something unique and consistent. You don't have to change your tone to anchor the state, though you can, and there's nothing wrong with that, of course (unless you kill the state! One of the secrets to anchoring is to realize that the tone you are using is going to get anchored to the state at the moment of the heightened excitement and will act as a trigger to bring the state back. Important things are possible when you know that. Moreover, if you use your voice tone effectively, you can amplify the state and build a sliding tonal anchor totally outside the conscious mind of your audiences.

Because by now I realize that I don't know what it is. The feeling of butterflies in the stomach just prior to an interview is an interesting phenomenon which is common to many if not most clients. It is of interest that it should arise in an atmosphere which, above all else, is experienced as nonthreatening. The answer of course lies in the fact that although counselor and situation are nonthreatening, the experiences with which one is trying to deal are very threatening indeed. An aspect of therapy which is not sufficiently clear to many beginners is that the problems which are brought to therapy are not resolved directly, and that a frequent experience in therapy is the gradual realization that the problem is what is not known in consciousness. In a very true sense the client never knows what the problem is until it is well on its way to resolution. Another way of stating this phenomenon is that the problem appears to be the same in all cases; But Miss Cam is at no loss for material. Anyway there is something I really want to talk about this time. Maybe that's what the anticipatory excitement was all about? Why did I go this way? We then get an answer and think we know the truth, the definitive answer that will solve our dilemma and allow us to move forward with our life. With why we ignore the emotions that precede the questions, preferring to only engage the Rational Current. In fact, we are looking for a way to avoid experiencing the hurt, sadness, fear, and anger that goes with deeper exploration. And the bigger question we avoid is What will you do with that information and where will it lead you? Knowing why someone acted as she did does not, in fact, tell us very much, but it allows us to judge the person as being wrong and avoid more complicated emotions. Any argument requires a defense, and the I'm right/You're wrong battle takes a lot of energy and goes nowhere. Action Step Pay attention to your own why questions, especially about spending and saving money. Notice when you use this energy, asking why when you are engaged in creating abundance, say at work or on a project that will reduce your own expenses.

Before I get into the specifics of setting the community anchor actually, I wanted to mention that there are many more ways to anchor the kinesthetic contact that is taught in practitioner training. As a young student, I recall being confused about how you are anchoring yourself in a business environment. I really can't touch the client on the leg! The good news is that you can anchor by smell, taste (use your imagination! If you want to anchor redundancy incorporated in two or more sensory systems at the same time to ensure you have anchor redundancy built-in. For now, I'm going to assume you want to anchor using the cause visual and auditing systems. To do so, you must do three things simultaneously. Keep requesting/building a State Do something physically special at the point of the greatest visible strength (for example, curl your hand in a shaking motion as if you were catching a handful of air at the same time as you. Make a single sound or word at the same time. This is something new; I do have some feelings about this, but I'm a bit doubtful as to how it's going to be received. I'd like to do it with style, I'd like to fit the manner to the matter, but I don't quite know how to do it. I'm not sure what characteristics the manner ought to have. If that's the case, and I'm still curious about where this will lead me, the only course is just to plunge in any old how. This doesn't arouse any disapproval, and is quite a relief. It's good to say what I mean for once in a way. I try it again, with a little more confidence. This is still more pleasant, and I gradually come to the point where I can just savor the fun of expressing myself, let the chips fall where they may. I still can't let go altogether -- after all, I mustn't look like the sort of person who goes to extremes (and why not?

Become aware of your emotions and how easy it is to get back in the flow and accomplish something when you ask or are asked a why question. Does asking yourself why enhance your own flow of energy and sense of worth? When did this happen? When did you say that? When did you buy this? These are variations on the why question. Most when questions lead to very little information that can move you forward toward your dreams and heart longings. Who did this? The accusatory tone implies I'm going to get you/them and punish them till they can't . You fill in the blank with the common threat you heard as a child or a new one that you like better. Practice once or twice to reinforce depending on the severity (you may tell another story that elicits the same state and reinforces the visual and auditory) to prepare the new brain pattern. Once you have completed the three above steps, you should now have a very good anchor for excitement. Sidebar: The stronger the state, and the more unique the trigger, the better the anchor will be. You need to emphasize both the visual and auditory elements more when speaking to an audience than when working on one where the person can easily see you and hear you. Now before you applaud yourself (which you are expected to do when you do this), you have to check that you set the anchor. Only fire off the anchor at a later stage when the crowd is in a different state, and see if you're bringing back the answer of excitement. What are you doing if they don't? Start looking awkward. Look for a scapegoat quickly and leave the crowd quickly. Seriously, plays anchoring.

But the emphasis is shifting from what you may think or say, to the exhilarating feeling of expressing my own feelings. You recede quite far in importance; When you do speak, it quite frequently seems like an interruption, and I just wait more or less impatiently for you to finish so that I can go on. I can't place those occasions, but I do know that they weren't the times when you caught my feeling of having to conform somehow to other people's opinions. That was arresting, not interrupting. Once you laughed with me quite spontaneously, and while that was very agreeable, I seemed to detect a faintly personal note in your laughter which made me uneasy. Not that I interpreted that personal note as mocking or derogatory -- rather it was like the easy laughter which friends share at each other's foibles. But here I've been toying with the idea of a more personal relationship, yet when I see anything that remotely resembles it, I'm brought up short. Isn't that odd? It's one thing to imagine such a possibility, but if that possibility is realized, it's going to involve me in some sort of situation which is painful and threatening. Who did/said this? What will you do with this information? Assume someone actually gave you an answer. Will you use the answer to defend your position, or to attack the other person's position or his very self? Action Step What emotions are you experiencing now? What thoughts are flowing through your mind? Are you aware of your own abundance and your flow? Is there something that you want, or don't want, that shows up and comes out as a when question? Notice your own issue and question hidden under your when questions.