While I wanted to spend these 30 days exploring how to expanding this site in ways that felt in alignment with my desires. I still intend to produce an ebook for this site. I do have many book ideas incubating in my mind and that I’m fleshing out on paper. Those will come in good time. They are bigger projects so that means they can only advance a bit at a time.
I decided to commit to daily blogging as a means to see how it felt to write again and how that affected my site. Of course it feels great! Apparently I still have quite a bit to say and when I sit down to write an article that I think will only be a little blurb, I end up writing over 1000 words. And I stop myself so that it won’t be too long. I’d like to do some mini-series on some of those subjects.
But what I get to see is that I have other commitments and other desires as well. I not only started this 30 day trial to write daily but it seems as though all my other dreams and goals came along with this 30 trail for the ride.
What I mean is that for over a year I have been applying what Marc Allen recommends you do in his book the Millionaire Course of creating your ideal scene. So you take out paper and you get into visualizing and you write about your ideal scene. You then project yourself into your future and talk about how your life is as though you are already living that ideal scene. (from there you take each individual dream and make it a goal).
Well, what I was doing many months ago while doing this exercise (actually started a year ago), I was seeing myself writing daily for the site/blog/current book, I was exercising daily (well almost daily) and I was also becoming a professional musician, practicing for several hours a day.
Before I embarked in this 30day trial, I was really committing myself to music, guitar playing, relearning the piano, flute and singing. I had built up some serious momentum because I’m up to 3-5 hours a day with the music. And I don’t want to stop.
So when I started this 30 day trial for some reason the music became even more important. And along with it, the desire to get back into running, juicing and eating a healthy diet just surfaced as well. At first I thought, OK, Anne you can do this. Then it started getting a bit hard to juggle 4-6 hours of work, 4-6 hours of music, exercising and juicing and keeping up with the dailies like housework, laundry (that dreaded job!) and shopping, kids and oh did I mention having a life?
Then I thought, well, you need to drop one of the activities here. Just focus on one thing. That is when I got really mad. Angry. I realized I didn’t want to drop anything though my first desire would be the commitment to explore the passive income. But that upset me as well because now that I’ve got some momentum, it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to just drop it. I mean I’m enjoying the writing and I’m very happy with the articles I’m producing. It actually feels good to be productive. It was my original intention when I decided to sign up with SBI and start this site. And when I reactivated that intention with series it seems that things really sped up for me.
So I decided to juggle all of these desires since they all fit into my ideal scene. I might need to do a bit less in each area each day but my commitment to one seems to infer somewhere deep inside me that the others are just part of the mix as well. I can’t have one without the others.
So I decided that the best way to incorporate it all into my intention is that I want this site to be self sufficient so that I can focus more on my music, my bigger writing projects and maintain the health and fitness level I have been pursuing for so long. I want to produce my own music, cds and books and this site is a perfect springboard for those newer intentions.
One thing I have done is that I have been writing, well journaling, about my return to running and more intense exercising and also about my diet and juicing. As these all fit with the theme of my site and personal development in general, they will be my next blogging series.
If you don’t think that daily focusing and regular journaling, visualizing, thinking about and playing with ideas for a while and for the fun of it don’t make a difference in whether you succeed or not. If you think that action! action! action! is your only path to financial, emotional or physical success, think again.
If you start thinking about it, writing about it, even just for the sake of doing something like journaling about it for 15 minutes every day, you will someday become a match to your desire. That desire, the more you play with it, toy with it in your mind and put it down onto paper, will grow. It will become your friend or a very comfortable companion. And it will feel natural for you to think about it, talk about it and finally pursue it physically. And that is when the success occurs. That is when the manifestation of it happens.
The magic happens in the beginning and middle when you are just kind of going through the motions until you’ve practiced the idea enough in your head that it feels like..well the next logical step. It won’t feel like a quantum leap or jump. Just a next step. And even if you didn’t realize that it was your next step, you’re subconscious mind will. And it will step up to the bat, like mind did here, and it will say, Hey this is who you are!
I realized this happened to me when I ran my marathon. I had journaled about it for so long, thought about it, practiced mantras and affirmations about it for so long that when I actually ran that race, one I didn’t intend to finish, just practice running in, something bigger than me (law of attraction, the universe, my subconscious mind) kick into gear and took over and the momentum from those early, non-action days of dreaming, identifying with and trying to relate to became a reality for me when I hit the 35km mark. Only 7k to go. The universe wasn’t going to let me stop until I had manifested myself as that marathon I had proclaimed for so long beforehand.
And that is what it’s doing here today as I focus on the site and the music, body and diet come along as well for the ride. It’s a package deal.
If you do nothing else but journal daily, either 15 minutes at the start of your day (which I did years ago for the running) or 15 minutes before going to bed about your dreams of how you want to earn more income, passive or active, follow your dreams or just improve yourself, then you will be well and good on your way to manifesting those desires. Do not underestimate the power of journaling, dreaming and honing your desires through writing. Magic happens when you write things down. The universe hears and responds to your commitment, your vibration, your focus.