Nice Rainstorm!

May 31, 2008 | 20 Comments »

pray-rain-pic2.jpgThanks, everyone, for your wonderful support in the launch of my first e-book!

You guys rocked the house once the doors were opened! 

In fact, just 15 minutes into the sale my marketing guru, Jeff, sent an email saying “Holy crap!”  You surprised him with your overwhelming and immediate response. 

Didn’t surprise me, though.  It fit in perfectly with my intention to be very pleased with the results – not just in sales, but also in feedback from readers.  Which has also been overwhelming.  (My favorite part, for sure.)

My intention was that you not only love the book, but also create some of the most amazing success stories I’ve heard!  And believe it or not, they’re already coming in – because I’ve been talking about pray rain journaling long enough that many of you have already put this powerful practice to work – with fabulous results!

So I am definitely feeling the love.  Thank you! 

(And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I launched an ebook last Thursday that you can check out here.)

Please do keep me posted with your experiences, questions, thoughts and successes!

In the meantime, what’s got my attention today is how we give up our creative power in certain situations.  I’ve found with me it happens sometimes when I’m talking to an expert.

(Maybe that’s why I refer to “experts” in quotation marks.  ha!)

Yesterday, for example, I was on Kim’s table having deep tissue massage for minor lower back troubles.  (This is part of the “action” I’m taking to manifest best shape ever for my next birthday.)  When she started working on the left hip, I asked if massage could help eliminate cellulite. 

Her answer was indecisive – which I realized moments later I was grateful for.

She said some people believe yes, others say no.

I was thrilled to have that opening, because trust me I am going with the “yes” people.  (Of COURSE massage would help eliminate cellulite!   That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

To have the “expert” giving me that leeway – or wiggle room – to choose for myself was fortunate.

But how about in those situations where they don’t give the answer we want?  What do we do then?

Like when the doctor offers a fatal diagnosis.  Or the attorney says the case is unwinnable.  Or the real estate agent says the sellers will never accept an offer that low.

How often do we forget that we are the creators of our experience, not the “expert” we’re talking to in that red hot moment?

It’s happened to me more than a few times.

How to regain our power?  Awareness, first and foremost.  Recognizing that WE have ultimate say over what happens, not “reality” or any other person involved who thinks they know better than we do.

Second, that’s the clue to get intentional.  Rather than get swept away with the “expert’s” negative opinion, I remind myself just who’s in charge here.  (That would be me, not them.)  So setting the intention to get the results I want (or at least the best I can hope for based on what they just told me) is the next step.

Third, I love a challenge and enjoy breaking the “rules.”  I imagine their surprise when things go my way; how they’ll have to amend their words in the future, saying “only ONE TIME have I ever seen it work out.”  (Yeah, that was the ONE TIME they were dealing with a deliberate creator!)

Last, I release my attachment to the results I’m seeking.  So what if they’re right?  It’s okay.  Life is still good.  And with that ease and relaxed attitude, my results come that much more swiftly.  Or not.  Either way, it’s fine.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about how to manifest when someone with credibility is telling you it’s not possible.  What do you do?

PS – thanks again and congrats to all of you who are putting pray rain journaling to work!  I think you’ll quickly understand why it’s my favorite vibe-shifting technique!

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20 Responses to “ Nice Rainstorm! ”

  1. Cindy says:

    Hi Jeanette , I read your Ebook and loved it . I went out and bought little notebooks for my daughter and my sister and myself , they were both very excited when I showed them how pretty they were and the pretty colored pens with ink to match the book cover to go with the notebooks . I am so excited to do this and started Thursday night when I bought the book . Thanks so much for this very special way to create .

  2. Thanks for having fun with it, Cindy! That vibration of excitement will serve you well …

    Enjoy, and keep me posted! 🙂

  3. Kim Falconer says:

    Hi Jeannette and Everyone. I love my Pray Rain eBook too and you can all read of of MY experiences on the announcement page. I’m so proud to be part of that!

    Meanwhile, the notion of experts dictating what can and can not happen in ‘reality’ (there’s where I use quotation marks) is good to consider–get a handle on. I have a lot of examples of this because I attract experts like nobody’s business!

    One expert bit of knowledge will be familiar to any writer wanting representation. You know the saying? “Finding an agent is as easy as finding a tropical island in Siberia.” or, Getting an agent is harder than getting published, and you can’t get published without an agent!” or my favorite clincher, direct and to the point, “You can’t get an agent if you’re unpublished.”

    That’s what all the experts say and for years I listened to them.

    Guess what?

    I couldn’t get an agent.

    I tried and tried and was rejected over and over until I gave up. I didn’t give up on my writing. I just let go of the idea of an agent. I hadn’t met Jeannette yet, but I knew enough about manifestation to realize I was getting nowhere with the struggle.

    So I let go of the fervor but not my dream of being a published author. I kept writing, and I kept fantasizing about how awesome it would be to get a publishing deal, someday.

    And then one day a client, a published author, asked me about my fiction and the next thing I knew she had my bio and synopsis on her agent’s desk.

    She said he might be able to give me helpful feedback.

    That felt good!

    What felt even better was his phone call asking to read the whole book.

    What felt even better still was him calling back to say he thought he might be able to find a publisher for it!

    In spite of the experts, I did get an agent while unpublished in the genre. It took two years after that to get my book deal (but only weeks after taking a course from Jeannette and learning how to Pray Rain)

    Once I stopped seeing my dream as something that could happen ‘some day’ and felt it happening NOW…it happened, just like that!

    Now when I catch myself believing an expert (or being one to someone else!) I smile and say, “Thank you for sharing,” and then go ahead and create whatever I want.

    I mean, if someone came up to you in the middle of a dream and said, ‘you can’t do that. It’s impossible’, you’d just laugh. Whose dream is it anyway?

    Life is but a dream, and guess who the dreamer is?

    Thank you Jeannette and again congratulations on getting Pray Rain OUT to the world!

    We all love you!!!

    xxx Kim

  4. Kim, I got goose bumps when I read how you kept writing despite the negative input about how hopeless it was to get published! That’s HUGE!

    Perseverence despite the “odds” (as if there were any such thing as odds in deliberate creation! Nothing’s left to chance!) Anyway, your commitment to your passion is beautiful to hear!

    Then I laughed out loud when you mentioned “being an expert to someone else”! So true!! I’ve been there and done that more times than I’m proud to count! lol

    Kim, you have NO idea how much I want to read this book of yours!! Are you just having the absolute BEST time writing it?!

  5. Kim Falconer says:

    The absolute best time of my life!

    I’m living my dream!!!!!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Benjamin,Espada says:

    LIFE IS SO VERY GOOD TO KNOW AT KNOW ALL YOU WANT COME TO YOU AND GET IT.NOW THIS IS THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD.IT WAY I SAY IS SO GOOD TO KNOW YOU CAN DO ITAND MAKE DREAM’S COME TRUE.I AM THANKFUL YOU HAVE BLESS ME LOT.I SAY AGAIN I AM SO THANKFUL AND I WANT TO READ AGAIN AND AGAIN.THANK YOU JEANNETTE MAW “YOU ARE THE BEST”

  7. Peregrine John says:

    Just got your latest ezine, and figure you’ll eventually post about it here but I don’t wanna wait!

    “Money is nothing but a mirror of our own feelings about it!”

    My reaction to this: Yes! YES YES YES YES YES!

    Money is nothing but power. It’s liquid power, created for the sole purpose of allowing us to shift things around in an equitable manner. (Barter sounds lovely until you want to hire someone for a job who doesn’t want to be paid in goat’s milk.) One of these days I’m going to make a proper essay on the subject, but for now just note that it’s a fluid and purified form of power. (Note that power may be defined as the ability to enforce Yes, to cause something to happen. Power = energy, whether active, stored, or potential.)

    More to the point, money is not even quite real as an agent of change in and of itself, but it’s a representation of power. Again, I could… and will ;^D … write a long piece that explains a lot and suggests much about much more, but if you think about it for a moment, it will become self-evident. For our practical purposes, this means that money itself is just one more form, or, more significantly, one more representation of energy. And playing with energy is the LOA student’s speciality! It’s no wonder that finances are (a) so often blocked by such a variety of things, and (b) so quickly responsive to corrections in thought.

  8. Peregrine John says:

    *sigh* I get so excited I forget to proof things properly. Sorry about the lack of italics close, which should have covered only 1 word…

  9. Indeed, John! Indeed. A fluid representation of “our” power, I would even say.

    And to remember that money is just energy – and that WE are the masters of energy – is very empowering, huh? Thank you for that beautiful reminder!

    I’m copying and pasting your comment over to the other post just to be sure it gets added into the conversation over there.

    Thanks for posting, as always!!

  10. Kim, I am reveling in your high energy in that simple two sentence response. Thank you!

    And Benjamin, thanks again for your kind words!

  11. Peregrine John says:

    Ok, by all means do! :^D

  12. Paul says:

    Ah, yes, “experts.” What a great topic, Jeannette! Maybe because I’m dealing at the moment with “experts” and as an “expert.”

    For me, the most expert of “experts” are doctors, who I think can’t become doctors unless they pass a special class in Expert Attitude. They say consequential things with such authority that–in spite of having a history that has taught me better–I almost buy into it all over again. But I was fortunate to have that history which has taught me a few tricks:

    Sometimes I don’t have the vibrational luxury of hoping they’ll give me an “out” (like your massage therapist kindly did for you, Jeannette) so I ask them for one. When I hear a course of treatment or diagnosis that I know is not right for me or loved one, I will ask them “You mean [i]in your experience[/i] no one has been cured of this?” or “You’re suggesting [i]as a surgeon[/i] that this has to come out?” They usually admit the qualifying statement in the first go-around and that then gives me enough “wiggle room” to find another “expert” with a course that’s better suited to my specific needs. This isn’t about denial for me but so that I can have some vibrational breathing room (and not freak out) as I progress finding the way forward.

    Sometimes I surprise myself and I can assertively state (as I recently did when my therapist suggested I take any old job–you all may have read about my on-going job search here–because employers only hire employed people) “You may want to atrract that into your reality but please don’t insist that I should attract the same.”

    And then there’s my mantra (excuse me if I’ve overshared this with you all already but it works in so many situations)–from the Wizard of Oz, Glinda the Good to The Wicked Witch of the West (in Munchkinland, if that helps): “Ooo-hoo. Rubbish! You have no power here. Be gone! Before someone drops a house on [i]you![/i]” As I said, works in so many situations.

    On the other side of the coin, as an “expert,” I’m continually monitoring my language, not only to phrase things to that the asker can get whatever answer I have but also to keep myself out of it. It’s very difficult and, as much as I hate when it’s done to me, I find that wacky therapistspeak they have (variations on “What would you like to happen?” etc.) can be molded to suit my needs.

    Congrats on the great success of your ebook, Jeannette! I love the image of your Jeff saying “Holy crap!” I hope you’re searing this delicious vibe into your memory banks so that it’s available as a spring-board to additional great successes. Enjoy! [What? No party? 🙁 ]

  13. Paul says:

    (Rats, didn’t figure out the italics-thingy like Peregine John did.)

  14. “Vibrational breathing room”!! I love that, Paul!!

    As well as the scene from Oz – I don’t remember it, but I can already feel the power of “Rubbish!” and “Be gone!”

    Paul, I love your courage to say to someone that may be what YOU want, but please don’t put it on ME! I always find myself saying that in my head, not out loud.

    Except to Russ, of course. lol

    I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of myself when I remember that I don’t know everything and that my opinion may not be in alignment with someone else’s feel good. There are times when a client really appreciates hearing my past experience or what I think is best, but I usually remember to couch it with the words you shared here: “In MY experience,” or “for ME what happened …” etc. etc.

    Regarding the party – I was seriously tempted to throw one if I thought I had the recovery time available. lol

    The next party we have I want to be for Kim’s finished book. Or … maybe my best shape ever for next birthday! That’d be worth staying up all night for! hee hee

    You’re a hoot, Paul! Thanks, as always, for sharing yourself with us. You are a big part of what makes this space so enjoyable!

  15. Peregrine John says:

    Hey Paul, don’t feel bad about the italics thing: it took me a couple tries to get it right, too! Oy…

    I love that Oz mantra of yours. It’s a good companion to mine, from Fantasmic, in which Mickey raises his little sword toward the 30′ tall dragon and says, “Well, you may think you’re so powerful – huh! Well, this is my dream!”

  16. Iyabo says:

    Jeanette, with regards to “the experts,” I had these thoughts today: I am a trained “expert.” I am an attorney and have practiced for 18 years. What was I taught? Risk Aversion and avoidance! What kind of energy is that? I get to look at your past all day long and hold you accountable for it and make predictions of what will happen in your future based on your past behavior.

    Now, what is that vibe?

    It is so inconsistent with what we LOA manifesters know to be true. Where is the creativity? Where is the positive feeling? It is all fear based.

    I am all for reinventing myself as a “creative expert” – not based on your past but your absolutely incredible future.

    Iyabo

  17. Using Mickey’s voice to handle gremlin thoughts is extremely powerful for me – thanks for that reminder, John.

    Iyabo, slowly but surely I’m talking with more and more professionals who are seeing a new way to approach their work. Financial service folks who approach discussions of insurance in a “feel good” way instead of a “fear based” way; managers who realize there’s a better way to incent employees; real estate agents and mortgage professionals; and here you are reinventing yourself as well!

    You know what I’d LOVE to find? Personal trainers who use an LOA-based approach in their work; DOCTORS too (mine does); and how about a policy maker or two?

    Ah – and just like that – there it is in my escrow! woo hoo!!

    I’ll probably have met them before the week is done! 🙂

    Thanks for posting, Iyabo. Your willingness to inquire is refreshing and entertaining!

    (We’ll see if those italics work.) hee hee

  18. Cindy says:

    Well Jeanette , I have to tell you I’m so thankful for my journal . My first Pray Rain Journal was for money because my husband is not back to work yet since his sister’s remains were found last September after all these years and guess what ? I have to tell you the money is pouring in and I’m not even 1/4 of the way through my journal I am thrilled . I also have a journal started for his healing and I have discovered that the things I write for his emotional recovery are very loving positive lifting healing . I just know he is going to get better and better by the time my journal is finished .

  19. Benjamin,Espada says:

    THANK YOU JEANNETTE I AM DO WHAT SAYING EVERY DAY AND IT’S WORKING FOR ME AND MYDAYS ARE SO MUCH BETTER AND BETTER I JUST MAKE ME FEEL GOOD AND IT MAKING ME DO MORE FOR MY BROTHERS IN CHURCH.I THANK GOD FOR YOU EVERY DAY HE CAN KEEP ON BLESSING YOU. BEST OF LIFE IS COMING OUT OF ME. NO MRE BAD VIBE FOR ME I’M WORKING ON GOOD THING OF LIFE NOT ON BAD.THE OF ATTRACTION REALLY WORK AND I BELIEVE AT IF I KEEP ON DOING IT ALL MY DREAM WILL COME TRUE.I WILL DO MORE AND MORE SO COME TRUE FASTER. I HAVE SO MUCH GRATITUDE NOW AND GOD BLESS YOU JEANNETTE MAW FOR HELP AND COACHING. I KNOW YOU ARE THE BEST COACH IN THE WORLD. I CAN NOT STOP SAYING THANK AND GOD BLESS YOU.

  20. Good for you, Cindy!! I love your enthusiastic and positive approach to the situation, and glad that the journaling is an easy avenue for you to amplify it.

    Sending good thoughts your way and your husband’s way!

    And thanks again, Benjamin, for the kind words. 🙂

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