While this is a little late, this week’s mantra is “I Am Patient.” I chose this one, especially today, because I’ve been personally learning how to have patience over the past few months. I may be overly excited because of the new record the band I’m in has coming out. And I may be overly excited to get feedback from the manuscript I just wrote, and there are times I just want everything to be done RIGHT NOW, but alas, I have to sit back and “allow.” That’s certainly not always easy because I like to “do.” I’m sure many of you out there are also “doers.”
So, as I’ve been thinking about all of these things I like to “do,” it’s been a perfect lesson for me, in having complete faith in the Law of Attraction. It’s been the perfect time for me to learn to have faith in the process of allowing and get myself completely aligned with my Source.
In doing these things, I’ve recently begun a “Positive Aspects” journal because of Esther Hicks, and I would highly recommend this practice to you also. It’s been my intention most of my life to look for the beauty in everything…to look for the solutions versus bitching about the problems or the “lack” of the things that I want in my life. And since I’ve begun this type of journaling, along with making lists of my dreams, why I want them, and why I will get them (classic LOA), it’s really made me understand the ‘Art of Allowing’ or simply said, the art of patience. Here’s why:
It’s important to always keep in mind that it’s okay. You can be patient because you know you will receive what you want because you are a co-creator of your experience and your future. You can sit back excitedly, with no worry or anxiety when you understand that “that which I am, I attract” is true for everyone on the planet. The most fascinating thing is sitting back and watching the Universe unfold its magic in the way only IT knows how – which is perfectly.
It’s like with any creation. For example, to me, there is so much joy and beauty in the experience of writing a song. As my band mates and I worked on this new record, we weren’t so much focused on the finished product as we were creating the sounds and the melodies in that moment that would all come together perfectly in the end. Every creation of every little part in each song was magical. And as I wrote my book, the creation of it unfolding chapter by chapter, at that time, was completely therapeutic and glorious for me. But I knew I needed to not be in a hurry and to allow the inspiration of what I needed to say come to me.
I’m learning that there isn’t some race to a finish line when you know in all your being that what is meant for you cannot and will not pass you by. Additionally, the JOY and HAPPINESS in the creation is almost more important in this creation process because you cannot find a happy ending to an unhappy journey. That defies the laws of the Universe. So, here are a few tips to help guide you in playing the “waiting game” joyfully.
- When you’ve completed a project, or if you’re in the middle of creating your project, meditate on where you want to be, and not where you currently are. I understand that this may be difficult for many to grasp, but the LOA works off feeling and energy. And if you can get excited about the end project as if it’s already done, then it allows the Universe to feed off that excitement. (You get what you think about.)
- When you’re creating scenarios in your head, focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. (Again, you get what you think about, whether you want it or not, so focus on what you DO want.)
- Find excitement in milestones. This is especially true when you’re working on a big project. When you make a plan and knock some things off your list, celebrate those things. Thank the Universe for those little completions. This makes for a joyful and fulfilling journey.
Today, and every day, I encourage you to connect with who you truly are, what your intentions are, and then enjoy the ‘Art of Allowing’ the Universe to magically open the doors for all the things you are creating in your life. Thoughts?