Don't Even Think It
I’m a huge fan of not taking things too seriously.
“Serious” isn’t usually a vibe that delivers me delightful things.
And anyyone who’s read Slacker Manifesting knows I’m a proponent of not trying too hard.
Sometimes giving up is exactly what calls in the big magic!
Case in point: the other day a coach texted a note of encouragement for a big project on my plate. “You can do it!” she enthused …
When in fact I was trying not to do it. I could feel myself slipping into “anxious obsessing overworking it” territory, and knew that carefree, easy and light was the way to go on that one.
Letting go is often the best way to allow the dream to unfold.
But there are other times when the way to alignment calls for a more militant approach.
Like when gremlins are out of control and having their way with me, sometimes I have to get my Alpha on and put a stop to that once and for all.
That’s when I lay down the rules about what I’m allowed to think and what is 100% absolutely off limits.
The same way you promise yourself you’re not going to even consider sleeping with that guy again. You’re done!
Or how you’re never ever going to let the stylist talk you into something “just for a change” again. Lesson learned!
It reminds me how I had to get serious with myself when I quit my job to start a coaching practice, with no clients in sight.
My auto-loop thoughts went like this: “Uh oh. This isn’t going to work. You’re going to have to get a job.”
Those thoughts are simply unacceptable for a girl who doesn’t want a job.
Because that is not an instruction that gives Universe any room to deliver me what I want.
So I got strict with myself, and every time I felt that loop starting to play again, I’d put a stop to it: “No. That’s not what I’m creating.” (Spoken in a voice that means business.) “What I’m creating is ‘I’m a brilliant coach in high demand.'”
No wiggle room.
No ifs ands or buts.
Here’s how it is for me.
And then I give Universe a strong sentence or two as confidently and authoritarian as I can conjure.
Because some things are simply not optional.
(It helps if you’ve had an unruly dog or child or hubby so you’ve had good practice at your “I mean it” voice.)
If you’ve got a little somethin’ somethin’ you’re working on that isn’t coming to fruition the way you’d like, maybe it’s time to rein those gremlin thoughts in like a boss. Say what you want like you mean it, eliminating any room for other options.
It’s not the approach I use all the time, but every once in a while, it does the trick.