In a 60 Minutes interview with Lady Gaga Anderson Cooper says part of the appeal of Lady Gaga’s work is not just her music, but also her uplifting mantras of self empowerment and self acceptance.
Gaga told Cooper she believes we all have the “freedom to pull the superstar out” of ourselves that we were born to be.
It seems she’s good at practicing what she preaches. In an earlier interview (on the record with fuse), she revealed her process of using mantras to bring her dream to life. Here are the words she shared:
‘Music is my life. The fame is inside of me. I am going to make a number one record with number one hits.’
And it’s not yet; it’s a lie. You’re saying a lie, over and over again. And then one day, the lie is true.
One of the ways Gaga released her insecurities was by changing her name from Stefani Germanotta to Lady Gaga. She said the new name freed her to become a superstar by getting rid of massive insecurities associated with her old identity.
(Harrison Klein would likely approve of this bold step to adopt a new identity!)
Plus she titled her debut album “The Fame.” Which kind of reminds me of Kid Rock releasing his song about “going platinum” long before he was anywhere near achieving that kind of success.
But Gaga’s most telling signs of deliberate creation were revealed in this Costco Connection interview:
What I’ve learned is that you really don’t need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous. Me and my friends just simply declared fame on our own … It was our confidence and our conviction and our abilities … and having that be in every fiber of our being.
In response to whether she ever felt despair about her career, she said:
Of course … but a record deal doesn’t make you an artist; you make yourself an artist. If you only believe that you’re an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that’s quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you.
She’s also reported to visualize her concert performance before she takes the stage, but my favorite inspiration from Lady Gaga might actually be when she played a bit of her soon to be released next song for Anderson Cooper:
Here’s this song playing that no one’s ever heard, that she doesn’t have any idea how it will be received, but she treats it like it’s a hit already. She dances to it like everyone knows and loves it. (Which soon proved to be true.)
Gaga made her fame and fortune by believing in it and herself; by investing the energy of success in her work, and loving her material before anyone else did.
I can’t imagine a more powerful example of deliberate creation than that.
I called a friend for green thumb advice on what to do different with a couple of indoor plants that weren’t thriving.
He suggested something I wouldn’t have come up with myself: neglect.
Robert said plants sometimes do better when you don’t give them too much attention, since we plant lovers can be prone to overwatering, overfertilizing, unnecessary repotting, etc.
It turns out, as he shared on a recent GVU call, the same wisdom applies when it comes to manifesting what we want.
Sometimes our deliberate creation routines don’t actually improve the vibration or help the situation.
Kind of like how I keep moving this wilting dracaena around, trying to find the best light. Always sticking a finger in the dirt to see if it’s getting dry. Wondering if I should try a different fertilizer.
All that fuss and negative attention hasn’t helped it.
Yet, after implementing Robert’s advice a few weeks ago, I noticed today as I did the regular watering rounds (no more special attention to plants in jeopardy, so today’s the first time I noticed) that there are new leaves coming up! And it’s not dropping as many as it used to!
Huh. “Neglect” seems to be working.
Which shouldn’t surprise me, since the same thing occasionally happens with our manifesting practices – especially with those of us who qualify as zealot creators. Like when we …
(Unwittingly) flowing fuss and worry about what we want won’t take us where we want to go. In fact, in those situations we’d be better off not thinking about it at all.
I’m not suggesting that consciously managing our vibration is a hindrance to getting what we want – quite the contrary.
But sometimes our manifesting efforts don’t serve us as well as we think they do.
Whether it’s because we try too hard, or get attached to results, or inadvertently pay “negative” attention – sometimes our manifesting practice backfires. In those sitautions, easing up on our law of attraction routine or putting less focus on the desire itself is what’s best.
Ask anyone at Good Vibe U who has manifested a treasure hunt item after it ended.
Or ask those “natural manifesters” (don’t we all know one?) who are so good at getting what they want even though they’ve never heard of deliberate creation.
Or ask Abigail Steidley or Dan Howard who are well versed in the power of doing nothing.
I’m just saying that sometimes we overdo it, even though our intentions are good.
Think about something else that’s easier to enjoy for a while.
And don’t be surprised if that’s exactly when new leaves start sprouting!
The Rolling Stones have been singing since 1969 that we can’t always get what what we want.
To an extent, Transformationalist Harrison Klein agrees.
Not that we get what we need, either … but rather, we get what we ARE.
(Apologies for contradicting the legendary Mick Jagger.)
In a recent interview Klein said, “In this world we get what we are, not what we want.”
Which is why he suggests the process of deliberate creation beings with BEING what we want. Harrison recommends launching that beingness by using “I am” statements.
Klein says that saying “I am” sponsors everything. It becomes a massive shift in our consciousness and we reset the quantum field according to what we say we are.
Is it really as easy as saying “I am” something that we haven’t thought of ourselves as before?
Klein says it is! “I am is not just an affirmation; it’s a declaration to the Universe of who you are.”
From that same interview:
This is a vibrationally faith run Universe. Once we create a vibration, that is .. you have to BE the vibration of what you want. The way you do that is you reach for love, joy, eagerness, etc. in association with what you desire. That starts the vortex moving to create the energy that is correspondent to the things we have visualized.
I couldn’t agree more.
The Universe doesn’t deliver what we desire; it delivers what we vibrate. Once you learn to manage your vibration there isn’t anything you can’t create.
Vibration management through using I am statements has proven incredibly effective for Klein’s clients as well as other deliberate creators. Rave reviews are coming in from the GVU community, too.
To those of you who have had successes using “I am” statements, we’d all love to hear it in the comments! I’ll share mine first …
Some people pick up deliberate creation in order to fix something gone “wrong” in their life.
But law of attraction isn’t for fixing.
Law of attraction can only reflect who you are and what you’re vibrating.
So if your signal says something is “wrong,” like your body, or bank account, or marriage – it can only return more of that.
I’ve done this myself, so I know how easy it is to fall for.
Someone shared recently that she had tried everything under the sun to cure herself of cancer, including the work of manifesting. To no avail.
The thing is, when we pick up deliberate creation in order to change something we have resistance to, it won’t – it can’t – turn out how we want. Because when we strongly don’t want something, Universe can onlydeliver the very thing we’re focused on.
The first “work” of manifesting is to drop any resistance to what is. Which means making some peace.
When we’re complaining about or scared of something that hasn’t changed, that’s not peace – that’s resistance.
So, you might ask, what’s the good of manifesting if we can’t use it to change what we don’t like?!
The point is to understand that we create our lives according to what we think and feel. We can consciously direct our journey when we leverage that understanding and discipline our attention.
But when we use deliberate creation to fix something gone wrong, that belief that something is wrong and needs fixing is the very obstacle to what we want.
When I think cancer is big bad and ugly and I desperately do everything I can think of to get rid of it … can you feel that vibe? Pretend you’re Universe on the other side of that signal. What could it send besides more big bad ugly cancer?
When we train our focus on what we wan’t (rather than what we don’t want), that likely includes making peace with the diagnosis, or the breakup, or the bankruptcy – since those things are kind of big to try to ignore.
Personally, my directed thoughts when something “wrong” is threatening to grab my attention might go something like:
“This is what is right now, and I’m okay with that. I know it’s not permanent. Nothing IS! I know how this works. I get what I focus on. What can I pay attention to now that is going right?”
And then maybe I eventually find some better feeling thoughts on the topic at hand that’s feeling so pressureful. But it doesn’t have to be right now. There’s plenty of other things to feel better about here and now. My dogs are healthy; I’ve got a quiet spot to myself right here; this is a great view of that big tree; etc. etc.
Dropping resistance and training our attention in a way that raises our vibration and improves our alignment is how we allow in magic and miracles.
Not because we’re fixing something gone wrong, but because we exert our power as creators by directing our attention in a way that allows our preferences to unfold.
The nutshell: when you’re trying to fix something gone wrong, that’s attending to what you don’t want. That vibration prevents solutions from appearing.
For inspiration in dropping resistance and making peace, check out these posts, but I’d also love to hear from you readers on this as well.
Earlier this week I was talking with Master of Creation member Anna D, who shared an impressive story about sidestepping a potentially challenging encounter that I was sure I wouldn’t have handled nearly as well.
Ditto when I spoke with Sophie (of Sophie’s Bliss), about her expert management of another vibrational challenge that I could see myself going splat with.
I knew the next time my panties were in a twist on a topic my fellow creators navigate so well, I would follow their example. Kind of like “drafting” – I would follow their lead, getting behind someone who knew the way, to help me reduce my own resistance.
The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. Ease and flow, right?!
In trying to brush up LOA drafting, I couldn’t find anything on the subject. (If you know of something on this topic, please share!)
Here’s what Wikipedia said about drafting in general:
Drafting or slipstreaming is where two objects align in a close group reducing the overall effect of drag due to exploiting the lead object’s slipstream. Especially when high speeds are involved, drafting can significantly reduce the paceline’s average energy expenditure required to maintain a certain speed and can also slightly reduce the energy expenditure of the lead vehicle or object.
Drafting is used to reduce wind resistance and is seen most commonly in bicycle, car racing, and speedskating, but also cross-country skiing, running, and swimming.
And I may add (for fun consideration) … in deliberate creation.
I wasn’t sure what slipstream meant until I looked it up (also from Wikipedia):
To slipstream refers to the act of following closely behind another person in order to pay reduced attention to the direction, route or hazards, (e.g. while consulting a mobile phone), or in order to gain a competitive advantage or quicker journey time, (e.g. following closely behind a high speed emergency vehicle). It is particularly used in the context of walking closely behind another person to avoid bumping into objects, or other pedestrians, to avoid stepping into hazards such as puddles or dog feces, and to follow their lead on other hazards such as steps, curbs, ice, inanimate objects, warnings and stop signs.
What might that look like in application of real world manifesting?
The other day I was in a conversation where I could feel my blood pressure going up and the words in my head lining up in sharp formation, if you know what I mean.
But someone else present expressed a very different energy. She was calm, cool, supportive. Open and secure. It was lovely, even if unfamiliar.
Smart girl that I am, I got behind our lovely leader and kept quiet until my energy softened, too. I drafted off someone else’s good vibe.
At a recent in-person meeting, I noticed there were different energies flowing in the room. I purposely sat next to the person who seemed exceptionally good at letting potential challenges roll off them like water off a duck’s back.
I’ll do my share of leading when I’m up, but if there’s a chance to improve my vibe by lining up behind someone else, I’m all for it.
Big thanks to the many creators here in this community who give me a break from making my own rough way and let me step behind them to benefit from their positive energy.
Do you ever draft off someone else’s good vibe?