If you’re ready to thrive at your craft, you may want to consider enhancing your acting team with a resource you’ve never considered before. You’ve probably know the myth that actors who have the best teams have the best careers. But ask any actor who has ever signed with their dream agency if that team alone was responsible for their success. The answer is likely no, and here’s why:
Energetically, teams are limited.
The very premise of a team—especially in a profession where there are a lot of teams—is competition, and competition always creates winners and losers. That not only stirs enormous dissatisfaction if your team isn’t winning; it can potentially create a quicksand of scarcity that holds you down with feelings of shame, frustration and restlessness, keeping you energetically stuck with either spotty work or low-paying projects. Worse, if you feel that one member of your team isn’t a team-player, you may feel even more held back.
Imagine this: You, interconnected to hundreds of people who are all advocating on your behalf. You as the power broker some of them need, just when they need it most. You, linked to projects that represent exactly where you are ready to go next in your own career.
All of this is not just possible, but probable with a community. Not the traditional kind of community, like a town or a group, but rather, a multidimensional, Fullistic® one, composed of both visible and invisible forces that work for you in ways better than what you can currently imagine.
Unlimited points of view
A physical team has only a few points of view. Fullistic acting communities contain unlimited points of view, including from people you don’t know and who don’t yet know you. You control how many you do or don’t receive by your own willingness to be open.
In a Fullistic acting community, if someone isn’t pulling their weight for you, it doesn’t matter. You just tune in to the mental frequency of someone else who’s available and willing.
Help comes from everywhere
Fullistic acting communities always have someone who can give you the help you want, when you want it because you don’t restrict where that help comes from or who provides it. On a small acting team, people can sometimes be unavailable or have other priorities.
Acting connections are unlimited
In Fullistic acting communities, people have connections you don’t know about. On an acting team, the connections are limited only to those known by teammates.
Communities are self-sustaining
Fullistic acting communities are self-sustaining. If someone exits, it’s usually because the energetic fit is no longer there. Immediately, though, someone else moves in to take their place because energy loves to fill a void. So your acting community remains strong and intact, continuing to evolve and thrive as you learn and grow in your career. Conversely, if an acting team loses a strong player, the rest of the team can stall out or fail until that person is physically replaced.
You are always valuable, worthy and belong
In a Fullistic acting community, there is always someone or something who can benefit from the love and attention you are ready and willing to give. You have endless opportunities to experience yourself as valuable, worthy and belonging. This is not always true on an acting team, where it’s possible for you to feel like a failure, left out or just unworthy of respect.
You get to be you, not acting like someone else’s version of you
Your Fullistic acting community always reflects who you are now, giving you opportunities to learn, grow and change as you’re ready. With an acting team, you take on an identity that may or may not feel authentic to you. In the end, the effort it takes to try to be who you think the team wants and needs you to be can be exhausting.
Now here’s the really fun part: you’ve had a Fullistic acting community all along. You just didn’t realize it, or maybe you didn’t know how to navigate it successfully. So let’s change that.
First, let’s define what Fullistic means. Fullistic is similar to holistic—it incorporates more than just one thing. While holistic approaches usually include mind, body and spirit, a Fullistic one also has three primary, living parts that correspond with what scientists know to be true about how energy and consciousness work. At present, 10 dimensions have been identified, and there may be many more. All of these exist here and now, and opening to them helps you expand your community and what is possible for and through you.
The three parts of your Fullistic acting community include:
1) Physical. These are the people you either know or simply encounter during your day. Yes, your acting teacher, your coach or your consultant are all part of your Fullistic acting community. But so is the family you nanny for; your headshot photographer; and that kind, friendly actor you met at your last audition. Your mother, cousin and school pals all count, as do your barista, your hair stylist and the guy who sits down next to you on the bus. Your physical acting community also includes everyone in your social media network, as well as everyone in the social media networks of everyone else you know and encounter. In other words, your physical acting community includes hundreds—and more likely thousands or even tens of thousands—of people, whether you’ve been introduced or not. You are energetically connected by knowing or simply encountering one another.
2) Conscious. Your conscious acting community isn’t visible. You don’t see it; you know and/or feel it. This is because each of us emits energetic vibrations that connect to our thoughts. Simply put: You think/You feel/you radiate. We pick up on the human “radio” (or rather, radiant) signals based on the nature and frequency of our own thoughts.
This can best be understood this way: Have you ever received a call or text from someone you’ve only been thinking about? Or have you ever gotten a song in your head or had a dream that pushed you in a direction that turned out well?
The conscious part of your Fullistic acting community speaks to you through your higher senses. These include clairsentience (a strong feeling); clairaudience (phrases, words, songs or other words that you hear in your mind); claircognizance (a clear knowing); or clairvoyance (images that come to you in your waking hours or in dreams). Every one of us has at least one of these four energetic “antennae,” so if you’re not fully using yours, it’s likely only because you’ve ignored it before now.
Your conscious acting community is always sending you in the direction of your next job or success. If you follow their lead, you’ll likely encounter the exact person you need to meet in your physical acting community.
3) Potential. This part of your Fullistic acting community is actually the environment in which the other two parts exist. Your potential community is a field, not a form. It is the soil in which your thoughts and feelings are planted and eventually grow. The energy in it cannot be created or destroyed; just changed and reshaped based on where you place your attention and how open and available you are to possibilities.
This part of your Fullistic acting community produces synchronicities and delightful coincidences and surprises. For example: The star of the show for which you are understudy suddenly decides to take six months off. Or out of the blue, you hear about a part in a TV series that exactly matches what you were talking about with your next door neighbor. Or you hold the door for the person behind you at the gas station, and it turns out to be the producer you’ve been dying to meet. For more on how this works, see my blog Wish, Wonder, Watch.
These three Fullistic parts of your acting community have been connected to you all your life. You’ve been using them all along, whether you realize it or not. To energize your acting career, all you need to do is engage with them consciously.
And here’s the best part: they’re uniquely yours. Your Fullistic acting community has no equal. No one else has the same community, because yours is built on your personal thoughts and feelings, and there is no one else on the planet just like you. You don’t ever have to worry if someone else will get your opportunities. Energetically, that’s not possible.
So if you’re ready to make something wonderful happen, read Part II of our series, where we’ll talk about what your Fullistic community can do for your acting career.
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