A focus wheel is a great way to meet and move out of resistance!
I make a lot of focus wheels. I especially like them as a first-thing-in-the-day kind of activity to choose my focus instead of letting my inbox, or something I'm unconsciously carrying around, or anything or anyone around me decide it for me. I also like focus wheels when I feel wobbly about something and want to land in a more solid place.
Make a focus wheel
There are two simple steps. Before you even begin, I invite you to pause a moment to ground yourself (just feel feet on ground and body on furniture) and locate the breath (just follow and feel a few breath cycles, or even one). As you make your focus wheel, stay aware of and connected to breath.
I offer here two versions of a focus wheel: the official version (as originally offered by Abraham-Hicks); and the warped-bubble version.
The Official Focus Wheel
Step #1: Write in the center of a page a statement of what you’re reaching toward, then draw a bubble around it. This is the hub of the wheel.
Step #2: Draw 12 spokes around the hub, then write in statements that serve as evidence of why you can truly believe and align with that center statement.
The Warped-Bubble Version
(This version is officially unofficial, and comes of my initial warped understanding of how to do a focus wheel, having heard the explanation with no visuals!)
Step #1: Write in the center of a page a statement of what you’re reaching toward, then draw a bubble around it.
Step #2: Write statements all around it and circle those as you go, until you have 12 bubbles that fill the page with evidence of why you can truly believe and align with that center statement.
These will all be warped bubbles, perfectly imperfect.
Generating supportive, believable statements
(This applies to any version.)
Examples of text for center bubble in step #1:
More on step #2:
Once you have the center statement that you wish to bring into full focus, take your time writing in one supportive, believable statement at a time. Don't strive for them. Let them come to you as you follow the breath. Just drop into your body, notice and breathe into what you feel, and hold the center statement, inviting the evidence to come in for why you can actually believe it and live into it.
Examples follow for center statement The email to Xavier is actually no big deal. Treat each bullet point as text you might fill in between spokes or as bubbles. The headings offer the sort of statements you can use as you play with focus wheels.
I LOVE FOCUS WHEELS BECAUSE THEY WORK.
If I'm feeling unclear, muddled, resistant, [whatever feels bad], or even a little bit unsure or distracted, a focus wheel brings me back into alignment and allows me to carry on with clarity, confidence, trust, and all kinds of other good stuff. At the risk of repeating myself: this is a fantastic morning tool that allows you to choose your own focus for the day.
For those who love visuals, focus wheels are explained below using illustrations.
focus wheel example