Happy Thursday lovely people of the internet. Hehe. This post is a LONG time coming. I start writing, then stop, then start again, never really typing what I really want to say. So, I’ll start with a short overview just in case I start rambling. The gist of this conversation is that I believe in some higher power out there in the universe and that that power is more than willing to lend you a hand if you’re kind enough to ask. It’s like the whole lottery ticket saying …you can only win the lottery if you first buy your ticket!
With that said, how does this concept apply to freelancing or running your own business? For me, this idea of manifesting what I want or need is a relatively new thing. Yes I’ve always wanted things or wished I had won the lottery, but I wasn’t really setting myself up for success or the kinds of results I wanted to see. So, for me…telling the universe and those people around me the kind of clients I hope to snag or the dreams I hope to come true has been the best tool so far. By putting my creative energy out there, I’m only attracting more creative energy. If you put focus and attention to those things most desired or most needed, the universe is going to hear you. I promise you that.
The second piece to this whole manifesting thing is expectations and perceptions. You have to be open to the results flooding in…and they might not come to you in the form you expected. You may say things like, “I just really want a vacation.” The universe hears you, but sends you on a work trip to California instead. If that’s not something you really wanted, you need to be super clear when you manifest your desires.
The last piece of the puzzle (and quite possibly the hardest to understand) is that all of this takes practice and a crazy amount of patience. I love when spirit junkie, Gabrielle Bernstein says, ” It’s on the truck”. She means that if you keep at it, keep manifesting, keep actively putting your desires out there…yours is coming…it’s on the truck.
If you’re interested in listening to more of Gabrielle (my personal spirit hero these days), you can follow along with what she’s been up to here.
Two things I’m currently manifesting:
1. Clarity: I’m feeling like I need clarity when it comes to what direction to take my business. In the past, I was almost solely a graphic designer, but these days I feel most comfortable as a photo stylist/photographer. Does that mean a shift is in order? I think I just need to listen to the signs on this one and it’s looking more and more like a styling business everyday.
2. Working with Makers & Shakers: I want to work with and collaborate with handmade businesses run by creative individuals who want to shake the ground a bit. Scout & Catalogue, Hackwith Design House, Jujumade, Young Frank Jewlery, Stitch & Hammer…I’m talking to you guys 😉 Can you see a trend here? Leather and jewelry anyone?
I’m dying to hear your thoughts on the topic and if you’ve every dabbled in manifesting. If so, have you found any go to techniques?