Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith
Last Friday I woke up and I asked the Universe for guidance on my next steps. I had a day of work ahead, and I wasn’t feeling my “Hell Yeah” in my marked schedule.
The “Hell Yeah” is my inner barometer that shows me where my love and my joy are at.
If something makes me really happy and excited, it is definitively a “Hell Yeah”. If it makes me feel dull, flat or plainly angry, it is a clear “Hell No!”. I am trying to live my life from a Yes place, and it is amazing how clear decisions become when we look at them from that point of view.
So I was trying to figure out how to go about the day and I don’t know how, I stumbled across a website that got my interest. It is Linda Sivertsen’s website “Book Mama”. Linda is an author, editor and “book whisperer”. In a word, she is a writing guru. She runs writing retreats in Carmel, where she works with a small group of women that all have the same dream: to write their book and get it published. Linda helps them get to their dream, every step of the way.
I always wanted to write my own book on my outlook on manifesting abundance and living everyday spirituality. I never knew how to do it, where to start and less alone, how to break into the publishing industry. But you know that when there is a will, there is a way, right?
All we need to do is to get very clear on our goal and ask for the Universe to show us the steps. The key is to then actually go and take the steps!
About two weeks ago, I claimed in public (via Facebook and Twitter) that I was committed to make my dream come true. I did it that way, so I could feel a sense of accountability, mostly within myself. Since that day, the book started to pulse in me and really press to come out and be born. I kept pushing it aside and getting distracted by my daily tasks, but then on Friday, it was right on my face.
When I saw Linda’s site and read that she was running the last retreat of the year in Carmel, and there was only one spot left, something in me said : “I want this so bad!”. The feeling was so strong that I cried. The price for the retreat is high and I knew that it was worth it every single penny.
My mind rushed into telling me that I was crazy for even considering it. I thought, “Oh well, I might do it next year when I have that kind of money to spend”. But then I knew that I could wait and wait for the time to be right, and life could pass me by, and my book won’t ever be born into the world.
I talked to Linda on the phone and before we were done I committed: “Yes! Yes! sign me in, I’ll do it!”
I thought, what the hell did I just do?
But then again, my “Hell Yeah” was going nuts inside of me, jumping inside of my chest, being fully alive.
I knew this was the right decision.
I was also surprised that the Universe kept throwing signs at me so I could catch them. The day before I decided to go to the retreat, I received a big box from my surfing sponsor, Patagonia. The box had in it a beautiful luggage and a nice black sample jacket.
I usually get products from them when I order them. In fours years with Patagonia, I never got a luggage and a jacket out of the blue. I was wondering why…. Then it was clear: I was going on a trip to Carmel with my new stuff!
A few days had passed, and I am now writing from the retreat. My book is being shaped up, ideas are getting clear and a big vision is about to manifest in my life.
My dream is to be a number one international best-selling author. I write it here so I can claim it once again into the world. I am doing the steps to get there. The first big step was to really commit to my dream within. Then, to share it with the world, as I did in my Facebook page two weeks ago. The TAKING ACTION part came when I actually decided to invest whatever I needed to invest in order to make this happen.
Sometimes you just have to trust and jump to the unknown. I don’ know where this journey will take me, but today I am immersed in my “Hell Yeah”. That energy of loving, joy and enthusiasm will lead the way.
If there’s something pressing inside of you, a dream that you want to manifest, a change that you know you need to bring into your life, what are you doing about it?
Sometimes we can start by taking tiny action steps to move forward and sometimes we need to take some big steps.
We manifest through taking action, and if we do it from a loving place, the Universe will get us covered and show us the next steps, one “Hell Yeah” at a time.
Much Loving and Abundance!
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