Leaps of Faith Overrated?

September 27, 2011 | 12 Comments »

making a leap of faith with law of attractionDeliberate creators know they can create whatever they can align with (i.e. envision and believe in).

Sometimes that inspires us to consider wild “leaps of faith,” trusting that the net will appear when we manage our energy and truly believe in a happy ending.

It might look like quitting a job before we have another gig lined up.  Or buying a new house before the old one’s sold.  For some it might be investing our life savings in a pet project we hope will yield a return.

As a rising Capricorn, I tend to prefer the sure-footed path.

In fact, when I quit corporate world to start my own business I hung a beautiful painting of a goat leaping over a huge chasm to remind me that goats are good at this risk-taking stuff.

But I wish I’d heard Abraham’s words on this topic back then.

On the June 2011 Alaska cruise they advised a woman who felt the rug getting pulled out from under her in lots of ways -losing her home, her marriage, her job – but still trusting it a sign she was meant to move forward with new work as a healer.

Yet, the new clients weren’t showing up.   So the old stuff is on its way out, but there’s not a good whiff of the new stuff yet.

Anyone else might think this is time for a leap of faith.  You’ve got to just trust the net will appear.

But Abraham said that when you do the work to get aligned (i.e. get in the vortex), and then follow the inspiration you receive there, it never feels like a struggle.  It just feels like the next logical step.

Their suggested mantras and tips:

I believe the path will unfold before me.  But I’m not going to push anything.

Don’t get in a hurry, and then things will happen quickly.  Don’t try to make it happen and then it will happen effectively.  Don’t try to micromanage it, and it will unfold just right.

If you’re feeling unstable in your transition, it just means you haven’t done your vortex work.  And there’s no reason to have anything less than a stable transition.

Just slow it all down and say things to yourself like “I trust everything is always working out for me, and oh look – there’s evidence of it, and there’s evidence of it,” etc.

Where you’re going is a sure thing, so relax and have fun on your way to the sure thing.

Which just puts an even stronger spotlight on how important it is to feel good.

So if you’re in the middle of a major change, and nervous that the support or the clients or the money or whatever won’t be on the other side, this is your reminder to tend to your vibration.

Make a point of thinking thoughts that feel better and taking actions that feel good.  We don’t have to suffer or struggle our way to success – in fact, that’s an impossible journey anyway.

Stable transitions don’t make great material for movies or docu-dramas, but if you’ve got enough drama in your world already, know that it’s your choice how you manifest your next big change.

 

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12 Responses to “ Leaps of Faith Overrated? ”

  1. Stephen says:

    Excellent! I have taken several “leaps of faith” in my life with various scores on the landing. Sometimes I line it all up mid-leap and stick the landing. Other times I have crashed and burned.

    I’m in the midst of a great creation and I am loving how keeping my vibe up gets everything to line right up making the leap into more of a skip.

  2. Actually, Stephen, your current leap would make a great success story for GVU, if you feel so inclined to jump on the phone with me sometime!

    I LOVE how you turned leaping into skipping! That is SUCH a better way to describe the energy that works best, huh?

    Thanks for that, my friend! 🙂

  3. Ming says:

    Jeannette, love this.

    In fact yesterday I got in the mail some disturbing news about my credit score. Put me in a funk for a minute. I told my hubby I need to put myself back in the vortex and LAUGH. What did I do? I watched the lastest episode of desperate housewives and laughed so hard tears were streaming down my face. I was laughing so hard that Mark had to come out of his office to look at me. Hey, it worked. Guess what? That’s just a letter, I am on the UP and UP! Things are ONLY going to get better.

    xo,
    Ming

  4. I wish Desperate Housewives did that to ME, Ming. Course, Wipe Out has the same effect, so … hee hee

    Thanks for posting, Ming. Always nice to see you here! 🙂

  5. That’s a lovely quote to go with this post, Caroline. And Jack’s words are a good reminder for when we feel overwhelmed with the big “trip.”

    Thanks for chiming in on this one, my friend! 🙂

  6. Caroline says:

    This reminds me of Wayne Dyer’s analogy of driving across the country. So you’re about to embark on a 4000 mile journey and it’s night time. Your headlights only illuminate the next 10 feet in front of you (the next logical step) so all you have to know is where you want to go and 10 feet by 10 feet (next logical step then next logical step) you will get there if you keep your destination in mind. It doesn’t seem like a leap of faith to imagine getting from the east coast to the west coast in a car when you look at it that way. I know when the time to make a change (a hop, skip, jump or leap) when I think of Anais Nin’s quote, “And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud
    was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom”.

  7. Laura says:

    While reading this I kept shaking my head…uh huh. I have taken leaps of faith many times in my life (and funny, never considered myself a risk taker) and it ALWAYS worked out. Because I knew and expected it would. And, if it didn’t, I’d deal. That is what I think was key. It wasn’t a big deal because I knew if it didn’t work out exactly how I thought it would, I trusted I would be able to deal with that outcome. Make sense?

    My favorite leap of faith story was when I was living in SoCal and was commuting 50 miles each way to work to a job that was very stressful, very boring and wanted me to work longer hours than I wanted. After suffering through 9 months of this it took a trip home to NY to my family and friends to say it was ok to quit, seeing how miserable I was. I knew I didn’t need anyone’s permission, but for some reason it made it much easier getting my parents “blessing”. I had some money as a cushion but I knew intuitively (way before I heard of LOA) that I needed to get out of there and get rid of that energy before I could get something else. So, I quit. Not only did I quit, but I was able to get unemployment because I was able to prove the working conditions were intolerable (pretty hard to do but…). Then, I made a list of what I wanted in my next job. What would be ideal. I also got a magic candle (I’ve mentioned them before, but basically it’s a ceremonial candle that is created where you put intention behind what you are trying to manifest). Two weeks later, I get a call from the VP of a LARGE company saying that they were recruiting for a position near where I lived, as I was recommended to them. Okay, ready?
    I wanted a job that paid about $10,000 more than I was getting. Got it. I wanted a job that was close to home. Got it. (20 minute commute along Pacific Coast Hwy vs. 1 hour on the Freeway). I wanted it to be more creative. I became the Manager of Product Development for a very cool cosmetics company where I got to create and play with color, fragrance, formulas, copywritig and package design. A blast. It was basically everything that I asked for AND it found me only 2 weeks after I quit my job. After that, I never doubted that when we really act from a place of faith and trust we will never be mislead and really can’t go wrong.

    There have been many other instances, but that is my favorite story. Great post Jeanette!

  8. That is one of my favorite stories of yours, too, Laura! I hope you get a chance to share it with your Present Tense radio show listeners!

    The magic candles are a nice touch. 🙂

  9. Ashley says:

    Wow! I love your story Laura; it is very inspiring. I did something similar and ended up with a job that helped me build my home, barn, brought horses into my life and just set me up with a beautiful abundant life. I can’t wait to hear what Stephen is up to.

    I have a silver medallion that I just recently purchased. It is cast from an antique wax seal and in Latin it says “Be neither fearful nor in want”. Add in “living joyfully” and for me that pretty much sums it up.

  10. That sounds like a cool medallion, Ashley, not to mention an amazing manifestation of the dream property!

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