I’m not afraid to say it—I’m a fan of Train. Yes, the band. I have this memory from when I was a teenager of my Mom and I driving in the car and blasting Drops of Jupiter. It’s a great memory, brings a smile to my face every time I think of it. And, that’s a very roundabout way of bringing us to today’s topic—drops from the universe.
I spent $300 on one shirt. And though that may seem extravagant, it was that action that helped me step into the power of my own self-worth.
Creative Living – to move beyond what you feel you “should” do according to outside pressure to live in a way that truly feels right.
Lack mentality – when you are hyper-focused on what you have lost in the past or what you are going to get in the future.
It’s when you move beyond what society has taught you life “should” look like and instead build a life that you’ve chosen wholeheartedly. For the record, even the seemingly “normal” choices can still be part of living creatively if they are chosen based on love and not guilt or a need for control.
Living creatively means to strengthen your intuition and learn how to recognize your inner guidance system.
At any given moment you can find about 15 different online stores in my browser history with countless items that I’ve left in the virtual shopping bag. Online shopping, it’s for me. But as much as I love to browse, I have to be careful not to overdo it. Not for sake of my bank account, (don’t worry I’m not buying it all,) but because of lack mentality.
Lack mentality happens when your focus is on external satisfaction. It usually happens when you are feeling insecure and doubtful, and can be linked to not enough time for reflection or self care. It can happen easily and when scrolling through social media, it can happen daily.
Positivity is a great thing, but when left unchecked it can also be the very thing that’s holding you back. Just as your mindful practice has taught you to look deeper at your negative talk, attention needs to be given to your positive outlook, too. At times, endless positivity can be used as a blanket to be thrown over your insecurities like sweeping dust under a rug. Sometimes that blanket can get so thick that you might be able to feel what’s underneath but you can’t see it. You know when you feel stressed but you can’t put your finger on what’s causing it? That could be a sign that your endless positivity has gotten the best of you.
A few years back, my best friend proclaimed, “This is going to be the year of me!” And you know what? She was right. That year I watched as she grew her career, moved to another city, and built a life that felt aligned with her goals. At the end of that year she excitedly said to me, “Holly, this year is going to be the year of you!” My reply? No, it’s not.
My response was not based on negativity or self-deprecation, I just knew that I wasn’t yet in my final steps of realizing a goal, I was still in a time of mindful preparation. When she found success that year, it wasn’t because she merely wanted to, it was because she had spent years of mindful planning and developing to align her skills with her goals.
As I wrote here, one of the key components to manifestation is the ability to hold an intention close, without gripping onto it for dear life. Although seemingly simple, when you really want something it’s hard to loosen your grip. Manifestation is more than just wanting something to happen. To refine your skills in letting go, here are a few things to look at deeper.