How Did I Manifest Oprah??

I’m supposed to be packing for a last minute trip to Chicago instead of sharing my thoughts here, but I can’t help but laugh at what I’ve manifested this week.

Many of my clients dream of appearing on Oprah, and since that’s the work we do – make dreams come true – we spend time activating that vibe.  So even though it hasn’t been one of my personal dreams (the thought terrifies me!), I’ve spent a fair amount of time with the Oprah vibe.

Last week when I was invited to possibly participate in Oprah’s upcoming LOA special, I realized their vibe had finally rubbed off on me.

The only problem being that the thought of appearing on national tv makes me break out in a sweat.  (Literally.  Hands shaking, heart racing, working up a sweat.  Pit of dread in stomach, feeling numb all over.  Who would want this??)  I must add, Oprah is one of my heroes, I admire her greatly, but the thought of speaking even briefly on her show is a frightening one indeed.

As it looked like this opportunity might actually come to fruition, I got more and more stressed out.  (“What would I wear?  What would I say?  What do I do about this zit??”)

I wouldn’t even let my boyfriend kiss me after we finished closing on our first house together, because he was sick and I didn’t want to have a cold for the Oprah show.  All my spare minutes were spent worrying about how I would handle myself.  I couldn’t sleep for three nights in a row!  (And I’m not pleasant without proper sleep.)

But then they booked the show up and didn’t need me any more.  False alarm!

Hanging up from that phone call gave me my first sense of relief, peace and enjoyment since I had first seriously entertained the thought of appearing on the show.  Even though I had to shake off minor feelings of rejection and disappointment (I think it was others’ disappointment for me that I was feeling – although the rejection was all mine), I reminded myself that I was already enjoying what I most wanted in life – a walk in the woods with my dog, a fire in  my cozy home, sleeping in my own bed, working with my fabulous clients … I had it good.

Less than 24 hours later, Harpo called back to say they still wanted me if I could make it.

They decided to tape two shows and would love for me to share a short little law of attraction success story (based on my pray rain journaling).

And with that phone call all my peace and enjoyment flew out the window again.  I’m right back in worry, although now realizing there’s a huge gift for me here.  This is my chance to practice what I preach – to let ME be in charge of my feelings – not a knee-jerk reaction to outside circumstances (that would under normal circumstances have me in full on panic mode).

I can enjoy this.  I can have fun here.  I can be myself.  (Thanks, Rick, for that blessing.)

So I’m thanking Universe for the opportunity to stretch myself in new ways and get more comfortable with a bigger audience.   I’ll baby step my way through it and remember that nothing is more important than that I feel good.

(But part of me still thinks Universe has a wicked sense of humor!)

That’s enough – I gotta go pack!!!

  • February 3, 2008
  • Well, it hasn’t aired yet, Roger – or if it did, I missed it. But it’s almost certain I was not included (other than as a guest in the front row of the audience) since they ran short on time and edited me out. lol

  • Roger says:

    So please tell me how or where can I see your appearance on Oprah?
    Congrats again and I would love to see it.
    Be well!!!

  • Well, Roger, I’m still dealing with the acne I conjured up when so stressed out about this whole thing, but … all in all, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
    Thanks for your encouraging post. I like it when someone uses as many exclamation points as I do. lol
    Love to you, my friend!

  • Roger says:

    You are the cutest!
    Just by reading this I imagined you all nervous and stuff…you will be fine.
    You deserve it, it is your moment. Live it, cherish it, seize it and share it with us!!!

  • Thanks, everyone, for the wonderful comments, support and well-wishes!
    The first show airs today, Wednesday, February 6th. I’m not on that one (although I am in the audience). The one I’m supposed to be on airs next month, they think. (They had so much material they realized they needed to make it two shows.)
    I learned a LOT on this trip (it’ll be a separate post), including what it feels like to be treated like a rock star, that makeup artists can work magic, and just how perfectly the Universe matches the vibe we’re flowing.
    You can probably already guess what my next post will say, based on what I shared about my feelings here, right?
    Jennifer’s words would have been good for me to heed before I said yes, to say the least.
    Nice to hear from everyone as I return from taping, and feel the warm support and encouragement! 🙂

  • Sarah says:

    Oprah also affects me in a way! There was an essay about heroes, and I mentioned her along with other heroes. I did very well for that paper.

  • Ellie Walsh says:

    WOO HOO! Congratulations Jeannette!!
    Step on into the gifts you have created!!
    While they might not feel like gifts yet — I know – you know — What a huge Opportunity this is for You!
    I will be watching this show that is for sure!! 😉
    Hurry back to this computer and tell us all about your experience!!

  • Flavia says:

    Oh my god! I’m so excited for you. I understand what you mean when you say being on Oprah hasn’t been one of your dreams, but the fact that you are going to be there means sometime, somewhere you did send out a Rocket of Desire to be on the show yourself and the Universe through your clients helped you come into alignment with it and now here you are living the dream of so many people. Being a model and a Source of inspiration. WOHOOO!!
    I love how this situation invites you to go to the next level of being in charge of your feelings. I trust you completely.
    And if the Universe has a wicked sense of humor, you must have one too. It’s just mirroring you!! I personally think it’s a beautiful sense of humor. It’s like the Universe is coaching you to align in a bigger way.

  • Peregrine John says:

    Whoop, Jennifer said it first. So, yeah, what she said, and I’ll echo Rick’s analysis on the subject, too!

  • Dean says:

    Awesome Jeanette!
    I wish you lots of fun from this experience. Turn you boat downstream and go along for the ride. I’m so excited for you.

  • Jennifer T says:

    Jeannette – Part of what I imagine when I dream about what it’s going to be like when I have a whole lot of money, is how I’m going to send you a big check even though we’ve never had a one-on-one session together. I mention this because you have been such an enormous help to me that I can just imagine the (I’m actually getting tears in my eyes writing this), impact you would have on the world if you were on Oprah. Of course, if it’s not fun for you – don’t do it! No guilt! But man o’ man if you did do it…look out world!
    – Jennifer

  • Zoe Routh says:

    Hey Jeannette – the Universe is calling you forward, stepping in to your greatness, letting your light shine – and when one shines, all the rest do too.
    Stream of wellbeing? How about the raging torrent?!!
    p.s. You’re the first person I know to go on Oprah. That makes me feel like I’m on Oprah too! Cool. I’m up for that vibe 🙂

  • Gina says:

    WOO-HOO Jeannette!
    Remember the Universe is conspiring for you–Just breathe and smile.
    XOX Gina
    p.s. I just want to know what you will manifest after this?

  • Leslie says:

    It seems like a perfect fit. I hope you have a marvelous time. I have to admit this – I knew you would end up on Oprah’s show, if not this time then another time. Your vibe is up to it.
    Love and hugs and lots of woohoos.

  • Kirsten says:

    Jeannette, this is a fabulous opportunity, how exciting! And no need to worry, you’ll be great.

  • Lesli says:

    I am so excited to see you on Oprah (and the universe DOES have a sense of humor). This is so exciting. Yes, please let us know the air date–I will want to set my TiVo. You will be fabulous!
    I am a long-time reader, but pretty new to commenting on your blog–this is only my second one. I am trying to make a point of leaving comments.

  • Rick says:

    This is another reason why it is a privilege for us to model you.
    You sourced the eye of the hurricane around you and it not only occurs to you to share the insightful process you are applying to the situation, YOU ACT ON IT and write it.
    You remind us that, out on the leading edge, it is ourselves that are razor sharp. And when we are Sourcing our authentic vibe, ‘reality’ dances for us.

  • Lauren C. McHugh says:

    Do we get to know the airdate of this show? Or are you gonna leave us all hanging?:)
    I am soooooo excited for you, Jeannette! You KNOW you have many many MANY people rootin’ for ya-you are beautiful, you are wonderful, you are just AWESOME! Good luck and have a great time with this!

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