WBS Conceptual Practices

Conceptual practices are fully expandable in many directions. They are designed to inspire you, to help you learn and grow in understanding. Use them to release limits in your creation.

Facial Recognition

Once grasped in its entirety, realizing that the person controlling where you are is you is truly freeing.

Practice: To get a step closer to this reality, pay attention to your facial expression:

  • Pay attention to your face while interacting with others.
  • Notice you do not let your face fully express the inside of you in each moment.
  • Remember a time when you really felt you face fully express an emotion without the use of any control.
  • Next, see how you stop your facial expression in this moment with control.
  • Pay attention to the aspect of your expression are you trying to avoid communicating in this moment.
  • Bring to your thoughts the aspects of your expression that do not meet what you think you should be thinking or doing in the moment.
  • Try to release your attachment to what you think an expression means. You can say, “I do not know what this expression means” in regards to yourself or others if that helps.
  • Allow the natural expression of your face to form. Allow your insides to fully communicate to your outside world. 

Practice Variation: When you are feeling your face make an expression that does not seem to match the moment release attachment to “this is what my expression means” and be open to it meaning something you can not currently understand

Purpose: You follow a lot of social cues and control without thinking about it. You literally become in some instances the thing you do not want to be. Becoming aware of your personal control in something as personal as your facial expressions can help you see other levels of control with more ease.

My Imposed Force

The way you experience your entire existence is self-imposed. Being aware of this unlocks your freedom.

Practice: Next time you are running around feeling stressed, overwhelmed, worried about time or production, resenting others for your circumstances, and wanting life to be different, try this:

  • Remember you are okay.
  • Reference the practice Resting in Place. Once completed move to the next step.
  • Consider whatever is being experienced in this moment is not a fact.
  • If needed, use the mantra “My experience is my creation.” to break the mental assumption that your experience is somehow out of your control. Once firm in this belief move to the next step.
  • Ask yourself which belief is moving you to experience yourself this way. Examples:
    • I am patient, why am I suddenly impatient?
    • I am great with scheduling my time. What have I done to create the feeling in myself that I don’t have enough time?
  • Next ask yourself what is different in this moment supporting your creation:
    • What do I believe in this moment that makes me think feeling impatient or acting impatient will meet my need more than being patient does?
    • What have I added to my plans that is making me organize my time in a way that feels like pressure or makes me anticipate I will not have enough time for what I need?

Most pressure experiences were created from a place of fear. Considering what fears you are indulging in can help you step away from the pressure to make a different choice.

Often pressure occurs when your beliefs were created out of balance in conjunction with or combined with a misunderstanding. Use Overlapping Principles for Releasing Blocks to compare an enjoyable experience to this unenjoyable one. Notice where the misunderstanding occurred or is still occurring between the two experiences. Your creation of the pressure you are experiencing can be understood or released with attention.

Purpose: This practice helps you recognize your control of free will in every choice you make.

We Are All Doing Our Best

With so many pressures to see people as the worst version of themselves it can be difficult for you to realize “We are all doing our best all the time.” This statement does not excuse away a person’s behavior or responsibility, it simply allows you to see your world with less condemnation.

Practice: Think of a moment in the past 48 hours when someone treated you in a way you did not like. It could be a tone of voice, forgetfulness, down right deceit, etc. Now:

  • Imagine it is you treating someone else in this way that you did not like being treated.
  • Ask yourself, “What would cause me to behave this way?”
  • Don’t argue with yourself that you would never behave that way; simply find an equivalent behavior in your own life.
  • Ask yourself why did you act that way? What pushed you to behave in a way in which you do not enjoy yourself or others? Look at your behavior from a place of personal responsibility.
  • While you behaved that way could you in that moment have behaved any different?
  • Again, don’t argue with yourself, or look at it with hindsight and clarity. In the actual moment could you have been different?
  • Consider in that moment your behavior was the best you had to offer.

Now, look back at the entire situation with kindness for yourself and your behavior. Stay with observing your behavior until you can see yourself with kindness. Apply your Kindness Methods if needed. Next:

  • Look back at the way the person treated you. Look at them from this place of kindness.
  • See them as doing their best. Feel in your body that they are doing their best, that we are all always doing our best.
  • Allow the freedom of this concept to flow through you, releasing the chokehold your previous belief had on you.

Purpose: To expose the reality that lies underneath the blocks of assumption, conclusions, attachment, and judgment. We are all always doing our best.