I’ve not accepted a guest post before and wasn’t really planning on it. But Steve Rice, from Karmic Kappuccino convinced me to give it a shot and I’m so glad he did!! Of course, it makes sense that I would manifest a kick-ass guest poster, who wrote a piece that fits perfectly into the tone and style of this blog. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂 – Melody
You have written your affirmations.
You have created your visualizations.
You have filled your vision boards.
You have meditated.
You seem to have uncovered the secret. You wield the Midas touch, and all the things you desire unfold with ease before you.
Just Like the Movies
Perhaps your life is unfolding like a movie script. This happened to me for the first time last summer.
I had felt trapped in a toxic work environment that continued to deteriorate, but I also knew the Law of Attraction. As long as I felt miserable, I would continue to create misery in my life, even if I somehow escaped the circumstances in which I found myself.
Therefore, I began to focus on changing my experience (not my circumstances) by finding little ways to bring greater joy to my situation.
I made it a game to see how much enjoyment I could pack into the monotony of my day. I knew that if I focused on creating more and more joy, then eventually the “bad” feelings would be crowded out, and things would change.
I knew that once the shift happened internally, it had to happen externally. For several months, I nurtured and cherished this truth until it was so strong within me that I could feel it.
At the same time, I was writing my first book in the evenings and on weekends, when I could carve out the time to do so. At the time, I did not know how I would publish and promote it once it was completed, but I trusted that each step would unfold before me when I needed it to do so.
Then everything changed!
BAM! My better half got an unexpected job offer in a different state, contingent on us relocating within two weeks. Talk about “infinite patience producing immediate results”! (A Course in Miracles)
The salary was a dramatic increase. The new company paid all our moving expenses, and even gave us a bonus for the move because it was so sudden.
I kept thinking to myself, “This isn’t supposed to happen in a recession!”
The Grip of Fear
Everything seemed perfect, except…fear suddenly gripped my mind.
All my dreams (and more) were manifesting in a crazy-powerful and quick manner, yet fear threatened to undermine all that lay before me.
What if we are making a horrible mistake? I wondered.
What if I finish my book and no one buys it? Worse yet, what if I publish it and it is a huge success…am I ready for this? You see, as long as my dream of writing a book was a “side project,” I was comfortable.
The potential of both success and failure terrified me when life suddenly handed me the opportunity to do the work I loved.
What if I don’t have what it takes? I wondered. Can I really do this?
It didn’t make sense. Why did all these “what if’s” have to show up now?
The Power of the Playground of the Mind
Maybe these major life changes had not appeared months earlier because I needed the practice of living them out in my imagination first. That way, when they happened in “real life,” I would be able to recognize the fear and choose a different emotion.
Maybe this type of radical shift of your external circumstances has never happened for you…yet. Do not lose faith.
1. Focus on Your Feelings.
Nurture feelings of goodness, well-being and joy—wherever you can find them. Your feelings will guide you.
2. Trust Your Intuition
Have faith in the fact that you are integrally connected to a loving and supportive Universal Life Force, which sustains you.
Even now, an unseen Force—your Life Force—is working beneath the level of your conscience to clear the obstacles that lie before you. Rest in peace and relish this realization.
The same Force, which produces the ear of corn from the seed in the soil, works to produce—from the seed of your vision and the power of your intent—a better life than you can imagine. Trust it.
Always remember that your current circumstances do not reflect your reality. They reflect previous thoughts and feelings.
You create your experience in the now. Stay focused here.
Do not feel badly about what is. Instead, feel joy about the power you exercise in the creation of now!
Ultimately, you have the choice. You always have and you always will.
So when life hands you everything…or nothing…do not take it personally. Do not make it about you. Just choose a different point of focus until you get to where you want to be.
Then sit back and watch your life transform before your eyes. Miracles will embrace you, and the magic will astound you!
Steve Rice is a speaker and renegade who lives on the edge and tells stories that make a difference for those ready to take a leap. You can learn more about Steve and the shift he describes in his debut book, An Imperceptible Spark: Finding the Courage to Live a Life of Joy at his blog at Karmic Kappuccino.
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