So Dear Fabulous You,
Hope you’re having fun planting your seeds of awesomeness in your fabulosity garden without too much trouble from the smoke monsters hiding in the bushes.
Of course – it’s their Job! They’re always waiting to ambush you the minute you get the hang of how easy it is to co-create your reality. Easy yes, comfortable no.
Letting go and trusting that your inner voice is leading you to your truest most authentic self and its fullest expression takes courage. Why? I thought we were planting in a Field of Dreams? Easy and effortless right??? Yes and no.
Part of you that craves certainty, and wants to build fences and walls, and smaller manageable gardens where you know where absolutely everything is so there will be no surprises. That part will inadvertently give the smoke monster all it needs to move in and blow away your willingness to do things differently—even when the miracles are staring you in the face.
Do you notice that as soon as you see the Field actually talks to you and shows you miracles (albeit with a wicked sense of humor), that you get instant amnesia or a form of spiritual narcolepsy and fall asleep mid-epiphany?
WOW OMG I affirmed my prosperity, claimed something specific, surrendered the results with detachment, got an immediate sign, I’m finally being my SELF ! WOW It’s like MAGIC ! AH HA !!! HOLY MOLY …. Wait ‘til I tell my- my- my… snore..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Happens to the best of us. Happens to me. Not often but it does. Today it is not happening. Today the knowing is stronger than the smoke and I am wide awake and you are too—right now here with me.
The smelling salts for Doubt today are in the letters J, K and L.
J is for Join, Jump, Juice and Job
K is for Know, Kiss, Kitty and Kinky
L is for Love, Listen, Landscape and Laughter
Joining is about community and a conscious action of being a part of rather than apart from. It requires getting out of isolation, sharing yourself and connecting with like-minded others.
There are 9 billion people on this planet, even if you think you’re the weirdest, most unique special black sheep ever, with Heretic written across your forehead, there is a tribe you will vibe with. (E.g. all non-conformists who are on fire with excitement for being alive, refuse to be victims, are intellectually curious and want to co-make miracles can hang with me any time).
And even if you’re completely allergic to people, Nature rocks and it loves to have conversations with you if you Listen.
Jump in! Your Life is waiting, the universe is inside you, and the absolute Intelligence of the Field is part of you. We are all teeny blinking lights filled with “empty” space. What’s in the empty part? That’s where the magic is! We get to co-create and consciously steward the energy of Awesome through us, and become the Artist, the Paintbrush and the Art.
Love is the answer to everything. It is the doorway to inspiration.
You don’t get to have that all mapped out for you in advance. Nobody is there to show you the entire Landscape of your adventure. The Field is vast and wild and not a teeny garden. You have to “come to the edge” and be pushed by your inner yearnings so you can fly.
You’re the caterpillar who dreams of being a butterfly. Remember? The walls holding you in have dissolved or maybe they were never really there in the first place, so you can fully embody your dream of being the most authentic version of you.
You asked for a miracle? Scary is part of the deal. Until you’re flying—that’s the easy and effortless part. Then you get the “F is for Freedom” idea.
If you’re thinking too much about how your dream may or may not happen, how all the parts are going to come together, and all the details that are becoming so overwhelming, this is NOT your Job at All. You’re probably behind enemy lines already. The Job of figuring out all the details is taken. It belongs to YOU KNOW WHO. You just need to Jump in, take action according to your inner guidance and the signs you keep getting for the next right action then leave the rest to the Higher Power.
The Universe never runs out of Juice. It’s open 24/7. Even when you sleep it’s figuring out how to pull all the parts of your dream in the best way possible for the highest good of all. Quantum Fred doesn’t need a vacation.
Know God. Know yourself. Know your Kitty Kat loves you with every independent move she/he is God in a fur suit letting you know it’s ok to be You, you were chosen, Kissed by the Divine, with a scratchy tongue and the pad-pad-pad of kneading you like you were really meant to be fishy cookie dough. Pay attention to your Knowing – it’s a gift bestowed on you when you were born to stay awake to the invisible world where all the good stuff happens on your behalf.
I saw an amazing play last week called Kinky Boots. It was all about this drag queen who saved a boot factory through an odd and wonderful friendship with a kind of conservative young man. They couldn’t be any more different. They couldn’t be any more the same. They both wanted to be accepted and loved for who they are.
All of us need this. We need it from ourselves. Own your authenticity. Be the wild and beautiful best version of yourself. Don’t try to be anyone else. Like Oscar Wilde said: UBU – Everyone else is taken anyway!
Don’t let the smoke monster hijack your dream with the smoke of Fear and Doubt. You Jump right in today and trust you’ll have wings. Maybe they’ll be glitter and glam. Maybe not. Just be yourself. Tune in, Know that you don’t have to have a map before you fly.
It’s ok to be scared- courage doesn’t need the absence of Fear just the willingness to let go and believe even if all you see is nothingness. That’s temporary. As is everything.
Love yourself, Love Life and make Art with the Artist. Don’t forget to Laugh. A Lot.
Love you always and forever,
Because I can.
The InVision Project
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