How to Keep Your Environment and Emotions From Holding You Back
by Carole Dean
Breianne Pryse is an intuitive life strategist and business coach trained in many modalities. She specializes in helping people get beyond their limitations and create what they desire. Born with many intuitive gifts, she excels at moving people and businesses into places they never thought possible.
In my The Art of Film Funding Podcast interview with Breianne, she provided these 5 ways to exceed your financial goals.
Keep Your Energy Clear
If you’re working from your house and it doesn’t feel good, this can be a sign there’s too much energy there. It could also mean there is too much negativity or it’s a sign you have not released your energy correctly.
“With all the political stuff going on, the weather, we are constantly bombarded with energy. We have to own that,” Breianne suggests. “We say to ourselves ‘All right, I am really bombarded by the energy. Universe, I’m feeling crap today. All right, I’ve got to change this. I have life to live and more important things to do. I need to change it. I’m going to change it today.’”
She points out that there are very basic things that you can do to change the energy around you. “Spraying rosewater around an environment is really great. Roses are the flowers of angels, so doing that is very good. I like to flood myself with white light as that really helps.”
“Putting boundaries on energy, changing your space. Think of going down to the beach one day and working, instead of sitting in front of your computer in your office. A lot of people have modalities, prayers, rituals that make them feel good and shift their energy. Salt baths and showers are really excellent, because it cleans out your auric field and it cleans out your skin.
“But, is really super important that you honor that you feel like crap and you can change it. Because as we know, we can get caught up in the nastiness so much, and we forget that we can change it. We really need to be in our power, and in our awareness and we can do that by changing the energy.”
Clearing Your Mental & Emotional Past
Breianne believes our past traumas not only affect who we are today. They also affect our thoughts and our feelings.
“Most of us are energetically sensitive people,” says Breanne. “Sometimes when we go to create something awesome, we can feel like we hit a brick wall. Or we’re trying really, really hard and it doesn’t work. Well, a lot of times that’s some sort of mechanism, some sort of energy within us from our past, that is preventing us.”
Start by Identifying the things that are limiting you. She offers “one fun exercise that you can do is to imagine in front of you a bin of velvet white, or purple light, and it’s burning really, really bright. You want to find any past traumas stored in your body. You want to ask, ‘All right universe, what stuff did I pick up from my mom that prevents me from having the money that I want to have right now?’”
“Feel into that energy, and you start picking it out of your body, and physically throwing it into the bin. You can do the same thing with your father.
“One of the things that was very helpful to me is, I had a lot of feedback and energy from people with old sayings from Oklahoma and Arkansas, because that’s where my family is from originally. One of those was, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.’ Well, that might really be affecting me now, and even though I don’t consciously buy into that, I can remember my grandmother saying that. So, I pulled that and I put it in the bin.”
She believes your ancestry plays a part in this, too. Usually by the age of two, where your parents were financially gets ingrained in you. So, if they were struggling, and usually when they’re starting a new family, there is a lot of struggle, that energy can be in you and make it hard to make money.
To overcome that, Brieanne likes “talking to the traumas and saying, ‘All right, trauma. Thank you very much. I’m reclaiming my energy. I’m stopping you. I am choosing to create money to help me, my family, humanity.’”
“Throwing everything in the bin is awesome because that’s just saying you no longer need it, and you no longer want it. Now, with this, you need to go back to that magical word, truth. What I notice with a lot of people is that they did not get rid of it. What they did is, they just put it in a box. They did something else with it, so they can’t find it anymore, but it’s still there running the show.
“What I do is, I invite all the energy from all the things that I’ve ever thought I’ve cleared, all the things from all the modalities that I thought I’d zapped. I bring it all up, pull it up from inside my body and I just throw it in the bin. That helps clear it.”
Refine Your Ask
Before embarking on their project, Breianne advises filmmakers to ask “All right, universe, is it time for this film? Will this film have the impact that I want it to have at this point?”
“It’s all about asking and refining your ask, but you have to remember to ask.” She reminds people that they’ve got to ask every day and ask consistently. “Because the universe hears everything. Ask the universe ‘How can we make more money today? What can I do to make more money for my film today?’”
“Please don’t say ‘Oh my God, it’s so hard to make money. Things don’t work for me.’ You need to basically be asking daily, and you keep asking, as you refine your ask. Are we asking for the right thing? And just see what happens.
“One of the things that was explained to me was sometimes what you’re asking for is too small. Sometimes, things don’t show up because we’re asking for $10,000 for a film. Maybe we should be asking for $100,000 for two films. Back to that magic truth energy of what is working and what is showing up.”
Be Aware of What Shows Up
“If you’re asking for something, and something else shows up, pay attention,” Breianne warned me.
“Carole, I know that you’ve had this experience too. With me it’s like, I want new clients. So, I send fliers out in the west. Well, all the clients come from the east. Nothing comes from those fliers. It’s all about telling the universe that you want something, but not being attached to how it shows up. I’m sure you’ve had the stories from your filmmakers many times, they’ve spent all this time and energy trying to get money one way, but then it magically appears from somewhere else.
“We have to be aware of that, and say, ‘Wonderful universe, how can I magically receive more energy?’ We have to shift, because if we’re so ultra-focused on one way, we’re not going to see all the opportunities.
“What’s wonderful about this day and age is there’s a zillion and a half ways to make money, we just have to choose. We have to choose what works for us, and go with that, okay? Then that brings it to the fifth way.”
You Have to Put Energy and Action into What You Want to Create
That’s just how the universe works, regardless of what anybody tells you.
“Years ago, when the film, The Secret, came out, there were a lot of people who loved it. I had a psychologist. She said, ‘Oh yeah, we have The Secret Syndrome.’ I said, ‘Well, what does that mean?” She says, ‘Well, it means people said they asked for something, like they wanted a million dollars. Then they went, and sat in their armchair for a year, and got mad because they didn’t get their million dollars!’”
“But the million dollars wasn’t going to find them sitting in their armchair, watching TV. So, it was such a phenomenon that they had to create a syndrome for it.
“It’s basically taking action. Now, sometimes that action can be going down to the local coffee shop, because you might meet the person who is going to give you the money. Sometimes, it could be going down to the beach, spending some alone time meditating, contacting an old friend that you had, you know? It’s all about just looking for energy, opening the energy, keeping it open and following it, because that’s how the magic happens, is just following the energy.
“Choose to be in the energy of a successful filmmaker, of a person who makes good use of other people’s money. Go back to number one about keeping your energy clean. You keep your energy clean, you keep your focus, and you keep yourself in that wonderful money energy. Allowing yourself to stay there, regardless of what craziness people are doing around you, stay focused on your goals.”
Carole Dean is president and founder of From the Heart Productions; a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers fiscal sponsorship for independent filmmakers. She hosts the weekly podcast, The Art of Film Funding, interviewing those involved in all aspects of indie film production. She is also the author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts. See IMDB for producing credits.