Take the Leap of Faith!
I came across a photo on Instagram (posted by Maya Swimwear) and the lightbulb in my head came to life in a big, bright way.
So I got out my trusty journal and jotted down some irrational fears of what’s holding me back creatively in my work life. They go a little something like this…how will I make enough money? what if I can’t execute my ideas? how is what I want to do unique when there is so much competition? what if I take a big leap of faith and fail? what if my ideas are stupid? what if my partner(s) don’t think I’m contributing my fair share? how do I pick one thing and stick to it? more money, money, money thoughts…And on and on and on.
Once I dump all of my negative “word vomit” in my It’s Going To Be Okay journal, the slate is clean and ready for some good ‘ole Law of Attraction creation time. Side note: my girlfriend bought me this journal for Christmas and it makes me laugh every time I see it. It actually lives in my bathroom displayed where I can see it each morning! Each page has a funny or thoughtful quote to inspire the entry. I save this journal for when I need to get rid of stuff.
I truly believe positive thought and visualization is key to living the life you dream of. And that if you can alleviate the fear and worry, then the universe shows up for you in ways beyond your wildest dreams! The trick is to actually do this – to really let go of all the worry, fear and indecision – it is the tricky part. Simple, but not easy.
So here was my process early yesterday morning…
After the journal entry, I picked up my notebook (I love a good grid paper spiral, but that’s just me), imagined what my perfect, ideal work day would look like and then wrote it out putting times by it and everything. Remember the movie The Secret? My favorite part was one of the experts talking about how he visualizes what his perfect day would be each day. I’ve always loved this idea. Why not?
Once I wrote it all out, I folded it with the words facing out (instinctively, this seemed right to me) with another manifestation brainstorm I wrote out a couple of weeks ago that focused more on my love/family/personal goals for the year.
Then I put both of these in my trusty Cleobella wallet on the money side, thinking wealth, abundance, etc.
I believe so much of manifesting comes with using your intuition (going with your gut). This may or may not work for you, but these kinds of exercises make me feel that I’m somewhat in control of creating the life I want. It’s my job to dream it, visualize it and put it out to the universe. Then it becomes my job to let go of the reins, stop holding on so tightly and allow the universe to do its job to bring these dreams to fruition. They may not look exactly how I envisioned them, but they will be heard and realized if I step back and allow the magic to happen!
Too cosmic for you today? No worries, I’ll be posting pics of the world’s best cheese shop or my favorite bikini from the SI Swim issue soon!!!
But if you do decide to give it a try and it’s not too personal, I’d love to hear how it goes for you. Really, what do you have to lose? Here’s to taking the leap of faith! xxoo