Exploring the figure and manifesting “fantastic” in the art journal
This week was laced with a few wonderful experiences. My health has been wonky the past few months to say the least. So an angel named Dorothy who lives in Peace Village, a retreat center in New York, came to visit. She said “Bebe, You’ve got to get back in the vortex. Watch 10 Esther Hicks videos in a row.” Now my mom was a fan of her but it all sounded a little woo woo. However, the time is right and I’m wide open to all solutions at this point.
Esther Hicks (or Abraham) talks about manifesting the life of your dreams not by wishing for things but by emerging the feelings you want to feel. Check her out on youtube if you get the chance (link below). I love this because instead of getting specific about what you want, you just focus on how you want to feel and the universe delivers what’s in alignment with that feeling. Two great experiences this week:
1) I start doing this on Monday. I’m going through the Starbuck’s line and amp-ing up the fantastic thoughts. I’m saying, “I feel healthy, full of light, energy, vitality. I’m aligned with the Divine and am bursting with joy…inspired and deeply connected to all of humanity. ” You get the idea. And actually, as I’m driving through the line, I am starting to feel fantastic. I literally feel out of my skin with joy. Then I get to the cashier and something happens that has never happened to me before at Starbuck’s (and I’ve been there more times than I should confess). I get to the cashier and he beams a big grin and says, “The lady ahead of you just paid for your coffee.” More and more stuff is happening like this daily as I continue to think these thoughts. It’s magic! I love it!
2) The next wonderful experience. I’m reading a book by Pam Grout on manifesting. She gives several exercises in the book. One of them is to ask the universe to deliver a blessing to you in 48 hours. You’re not supposed to get specific about the blessing. You’re leaving wiggle room for the intelligence of the Universe. So Thursday night around 6 pm, I say, “Ok…let me test this magic. I would love a blessing in 48 hours.” An hour later, I open my email and something has just dropped into the “box”, an invite to join an online art journaling teaching series with 21 other teachers in the Fall of 2014. The mission and vision are completely in alignment with my beliefs. All I have to do is create a video sharing some techniques I use, some writing material and we all share funds. Magic! I can’t wait! I told one of my friends about the blessing exercise and within a couple hours, he found a cable on the sidewalk to connect his tablet to his stereo. It’s been life changing…I’m also feeling alot better health wise. Check her out if you get the chance. This is a video called, “The Astonishing Power of your Emotions.”