In Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive, she describes her thrive factor formula. She promotes actions which include positive physical and behavioral health practices such as mindfulness, downtime, giving to others, and a renewed connection with your deepest values. It involves what she calls “evicting the obnoxious roommate in your head,” (tee hee) opening up to intuition (an experience that goes beyond words), and creating positive habits that can guide us when we are cruising in auto-pilot mode. She teaches the importance of acceptance (not resignation!) and having the wisdom to know when control and change works, and when it does not. She suggests facing our own finitude, and spending more time giving than getting.
I have found myself measuring the thrive factor for clients in session work for quite some time now. In that communication with spirit, we look at relationships, career, finances, life purpose, health, lifestyle, and environment. Some people cannot thrive at their highest potential in a particular city due to vibrations inherent with geographic locations. Some cannot thrive within certain relationships or circumstances, while others are able to create the highest thrive factor given their current conditions. Let’s get a whisper on the thrive factor.
Human conditions manifest vibrations that influence health, behavior, personality, identity, and potential. A cumulative effect from the influence of living under dominating vibrations, entrain individual response to relationships, activities, lifestyle, location, and environmental conditions. How the combined vibrations impact each individual determines the thrive factor. Each person can increase their potential to thrive, by making choices that support optimal conditions.
Opening the heart to evoke the whispers of wisdom known as intuition, allows the human instinct to move toward their potential to develop and prosper. Like the seed of a plant, the conditions must allow for the ability to flourish in order to fully bloom. Similar to a delicate flower, the human soul is sensitive, the heart is tender, and the body is vulnerable. It’s loving care that nourishes the plant, and that same loving care brings nourishment to all human systems.
Take inventory of life in order to make determinations with regard to the personal thrive factor. Let go of any relationships that fail to nourish on some level. If you are not able to thrive in your geographic location, let love lead the movement toward better conditions. If your career doesn’t fill the heart and soul with some measure of health, begin the search to improve life. Give freely to find passion and fulfill destiny. When experiencing poor health, seek shelter with intentions to create healthier conditions.
Measuring the thrive factor is a personal assessment of the conditions that influence every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit. When all systems are vibrating at their highest rate, intuitive wisdom from the heart instinctively knows the path toward spiritual awakening. Conscious awareness absorbs the lessons of life in movement toward the space, where the ability to thrive creates the movement away from the darkness.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“The cactus thrives in the desert while the fern thrives in the wetland.
The fool will try to plant them in the same flower box.
The florist will sigh and add a wall divider and proper soil to both sides.
The grandparent will move the flower box halfway out of the sun.
The child will turn it around properly so that the fern is in the shade, and not the cactus.
The moral of the story? Kids are smart.” Vera Nazarian