Sweet baby Jesus what a summer it has been.
I can hardly keep up with the glitter bombs going off in my life right now. Can someone hand me an umbrella please?
Before you begin the eye rolling and your gag reflex kicks in, let me clear a few things up. This has not been an easy summer. Not even a little bit.
As is standard protocol in this game called life, there are the usual disaster areas, construction zones, major obstacles and genuinely painful experiences happening in every single nook, cranny and corner of my existence. I have had some big “oops” moments and have done my fair share of overcommitting, over-planning, overdoing it in general, actually (big surprise there, huh?).
Yep. And? So? That’s just how I roll.
However, along with all the roadblocks, detours, and re-routing, however, I have experienced quite the personal remodel.
No, I’m not (gasp) talking about fitness. I’m talking about how I feel. Well, actually, how my soul feels. And how the universe is just . . . bringing it home. Big time. Like, knocking.it.out.of.the.fucking.PARK.
It appears to me that the concept of manifestation, or the law of attraction is a real thing.
Seriously. It’s legit.
I read this today, on Blissbombed:
“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
Yes. Precisely. Exactly. And also,
“The bottom line is: we must be working on arriving at the destination for which we were put on this planet.” ~Yehuda Berg
I went into last summer with an internal suitcase packed full of vision, inspiration, motivation and a super charged dose of courage. I did not, by the way, bring along a definitive strict or structured plan, have money in the bank, or even craft a graceful exit strategy.
I just knew what I wanted, and so I let the universe know.
It’s been delivering little packages for me ever since.
I’ve spent a little over a year working, waiting, building networks, establishing communities, getting stronger, learning how to stand on my own two feet and seeing how I might begin to contribute to the happiness of others in a more consistent way and from a stable platform.
It’s been scary as hell a lot of the time. I took some really big risks and made, arguably, some decisions that might not pay off later. There have been times when I started to question myself and those choices, and almost gave up on my dreams to live this amazing life in this most amazing way. Almost.
And, finally, things are changing, again. The corner pieces in the puzzle of my life are fitting together, quite nicely and without force. The life I’ve envisioned for myself is starting to happen and I am moving forward thoughtfully, but incredibly open.
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Kidding. But not really.
I feel, again, a renewed sense of energy. A total body contentment. A restored peace within. Grounded. Centered. Chakras aligned (or something) and quite honestly, like there are yellow beams of light streaming out of my very being.
Does this mean I won’t get sad again? That my chakras won’t close? That I’m headed to the Social Security office now to rename myself “Suzie S. Sunshine?”
I recognize that while my current reality is overall quite lovely, shit happens. Life goes on. Things change, and fast.
I can name 10 major stressors in my life in under ten seconds flat at any given time. I can also, however, name 20 great things in five. Perspective is everything. The energy I put out is the energy I will rebound.
“The mind is above time and space. If you decide not to complain, it will immediately compensate you with intuition.” ~Yogi Bajan
Choose to see good, and more good comes. Send the universe love, get it back. Give gratitude, reap it tenfold. Be humble, find success. Be generous, receive more abundance than you can hold.
If you want something, define it, very clearly, and then ask for it. Make a vision board, write your intentions down, and send them out with and from your heart. Let the universe see it, let the universe see YOU, and get your buckets ready for the cosmic rain that is assured to follow.
Know what you want, and then, my darling friends, go fucking get it.