Well, she’s gone and done it again. Our very own Nay has gone and sent me another stellar blog post which I’m only too happy to share with you today. Considering that this is Nay’s second guest appearance here and because it doesn’t look like she’s going to run out of Awesome any time soon, I’ve decided to bestow upon Nay (or Nay Bostrom, as she shall henceforth be called) the official and much coveted honor of being an official Deliberate Receiving guest author (a title I just now made up, but which makes it no less impressive and awe inspiring. Especially considering that it’s a very exclusive and hard to get into club, with a current membership of two. Including Nay. Just you wait. Nay’s grandkids will be talking about this one day. Ok, possibly they’ll be saying “What the hell is a Happy Shiny Puppy?!”, but it still counts, dammit!)
So, without further ado, here is Awesome Official Deliberate Receiving Guest Author Nay Bostrom. Queue the band!
Sometimes it is hard to understand or think of vibrations as attracting things to them. I kept having a desire to see it in some other way that was more visual, mainstream, or that stuck in my head easily. Well I came up with a couple of things that just rang true for me, and here they are:
Art is a perfect metaphor for how we create our lives. Nothing happens without an idea, and once that idea is sparked, an artist can expand on it their mind, or start trying to create it immediately. But no matter what, the idea has to be formed first. Without new thoughts, nothing new is created, whether in art, or in your life.
An artist who never has a new idea, never creates anything new. Imagine an artist that only paints the same picture over and over again. It would lose its appeal quickly, not only to other people, but to the artist also. But when they imagine something new or just look at something in a new way and expand and build on it, then they can produce something new and exciting. It may be incomplete or very primitive at first, but the more they imagine and improve on it, the better it gets. And if they keep imagining and growing, then more new and improved things begin to unfold in their mind and the more they can create!
We are all artists
We are the artists of our lives. If all we can do is look at what is in front of us, and not imagine better, then we stagnate. We like new things, want to see new things, and want to create new things. But if we can’t try to imagine anything new, then nothing new ever happens. Nothing changes. So if you want to change your life, you have to imagine the change you want. You cannot imagine what you have, and what is already ‘out there’ over and over and over again, and expect anything new to happen in your life.
What LOA and Advertising have in common
Well, the art idea was new and interesting for me, and I loved the way I could tie it into creating a new life, but somehow that wasn’t enough, and it led me to advertisement. And I could suddenly see that it was exactly like LOA. Advertisers show us exactly what they want us to see and what they hope will draw us in. If it looks exciting, or interesting, or helpful, then we want to try it. Obviously, if advertisements were boring, we probably wouldn’t ever try some of those new things. But the other part of advertising is what drew my interest. And that is the parts of the advertisements that have the required disclaimers at the ends.
That’s when it hit me. What we do is advertise! We are giant walking billboards. We are advertising our thoughts/focus/vibrations. (I’ll just use focus to represent the idea.) Whatever we are focusing on is flashed up on our billboard. And while we are the advertisers, we are also the customers. Whatever we are advertising for, we are getting. Like a giant walking personal ad. ‘Look at me! These are the things I want! This is what I see all the time! This is what I focus on! Bring them to me!’ And of course, whatever we are focusing on most consistently is what appears the largest and draws the most attention on the billboard.
Enlarging the fine print
This really started me thinking even more about the disclaimers. If the disclaimers at the end of advertisements (or that run in the background when we think of our desires) were to be enlarged or read at the same speed and volume as the original ad, those disclaimers would overpower the original advertisement!! And I could suddenly see how I do this all the time! It was like a…well a giant billboard flashing in my head! And yes, I was cracking myself up while doing this! LOL! So I imagined an advertisement about something desired, and here are a couple of examples I came up with. And of course, you must read the ‘disclaimer’ extremely fast and in a monotone voice.
“I just want to be happy.”
Caution: In order to be happy, you must have lots of money, never have to work at anything again, your idiot boss must get fired, everybody must do exactly what you want them to do, nobody ever disagrees with you again, the world runs on your schedule, you look like anybody but yourself, everybody must love you, you understand that most of this is impossible, and happiness must run in your family in order for you to acquire it.
“I want lots and lots of money.”
Caution: The desire for money can cause severe fear and discomfort because money is the root of all evil, requires extreme labor to acquire, can cause performance anxiety because it is difficult to manage, everybody will want to take it, there is the high possibility that you will lose it all, and having large amounts of money will cause you to become a rich bitch.
When the disclaimers are bigger than the ad
We think of the things we want, but the disclaimers, aka negatives, take up more space and time on our billboard than what we ‘say’ we want. They smother the desire, so it is never noticed, and the negatives are blared out there for the world to see and respond to accordingly. And since we are the customer and always get what we are advertising, we get swamped by the influx of the negatives.
So, I decided maybe I could just change it up a bit. What if I changed the disclaimers?
“I just want to be happy.”
Caution: Happiness is possible if the sun comes up, the world continues to turn, you can still breathe, you can touch the earth, you can feel the air moving, when you see people, when you laugh, when you smile, when you wake up every day, and has the possibility of overwhelming you if you just let it.
“I want lots and lots of money.”
Caution: Money is very easily accessible and at your finger tips, is fun to make, is always available, is found all over the place, is attracted to you, is as plentiful as water, can show up in perfect ways, and laughter can cause money to unexpectedly spew into your bank account.
I had more fun with this than I can convey to you. I know, I’m easily amused. Don’t judge me!
Tying it all together
I even tied this in with the art/creation idea above. The art that goes with the advertisement is all mine also. Whatever I picture as being possible, or how I want things to be in my life, are on that billboard too. If I most often picture what already is, then that’s what will be up on the billboard, and what will keep coming back to me. But if I start imagining new and greater things, with consistency, then that is what will be up there instead.
So I figure from now on, I’m imagining that my focus and what I want in my future are emblazoned on a giant billboard. It’s what I’m advertising to the world. And disclaimers don’t get minimized or rushed through! They come up as big and loud as the rest of it. So I have to pay attention to the disclaimers that run in the background as much as the thoughts. Same with the art. If it’s the same ideas and creation over and over again, I’m going to get bored. But if I can think of new ways to see things, new ways that I want my future to be, then the pictures get interesting. And since I am also the customer, I can only get back what I advertise!
That was too much fun and total motivation for coming up with WAY better ideas, thoughts, things to focus on, and images of my future!
Now, it’s your turn: What’s on your Billboard? What do your disclaimers state? Share your thoughts in the comments!