Thanks, 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!