Guest Post: Col McGunnigle
Boy, do we have a great line-up of guest posts coming! Thank you, everyone, for your fabulous contributions!
This week’s guest post comes from our very own Col McGunnigle. Check it out and see why I love her style so much!
“Where’s My Stuff?”
In a world where we can be, do or have absolutely anything we want (you can! you can!) … when is it manifestation (rah rah!) and when is it materialism (yukky poo poo)?
I wondered that ever since I got my new car … this adorable little convertible … which prompted me to say, “Oooh, I LOVE this car!”
Which immediately sent shivers down my spine.
“I LOVE this car? I LOVE a car??”
Something about that didn’t seem quite right. Well, it took me all of a year (with a little help from Joe Nunziata) to figure it out.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the answer is in the attachment.
Joe says, “Don’t go to an external (a car) for an internal (happiness).” Just doesn’t work that way, folks!
Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I too attached to the how?
Are you micromanaging the universe? Get super-clear about what you want and then let go of how it will come about. Don’t keep scampering into the kitchen over and over again to tell the chef how to do his job or opening up the oven obsessing over whether it’s done yet. Put in your order and let go.
- Do I think this thing is going to make me happy?
Leads to over-the-horizon syndrome. Happiness is just over the horizon and you’re not happy ‘til you get there. Know what? When you get there you may notice … Hey! There’s ANOTHER horizon! And another. And another.
- Do I value this thing over all others?
Some nice little lady dings your beautiful new car and y’get all upset. Whoa! It’s a car, people! The poor lady is beside herself with apologies and she feels terrible. So which is more important, the car or the human being?
- How do I feel?
Once you toss something into your vibrational escrow, are you goin’ around feeling enthusiastic about it or bemoaning the fact that it’s not here yet? Cuz if you’re in bemoaning mode, I got news for ya … you’re keeping it away!
Manifestation is a result of your inner world. If you expect things outside of yourself to make you happy, it’s a carrot dangling in front of your nose. Running, running, running and never getting there! Funny thing is … if you look inside and get busy gettin’ happy, the external world begins to flow.
What are your thoughts on manifestation vs. materialism? Share away below!
Colleen McGunnigle is a designer who creates inspiring imagery for people who’d like their spirit to shine through in their logo or on their web site, to instantly attract their ideal client. At Life by Muse, she shares the discoveries along her journey … insights, tips and tricks … with YOU!
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