DAY:17 New Opportunities Flow to Me In Abundance
I am not quite sure why it has taken me this long to realize that I should have been documenting this journey here in writing too. However, today is the first day that the thought truly crossed my mind. So hey, here I am.
Today marks the 17th day that I am actively working through the book, The Artist’s Way. I decided to take on the process of the journey to clear any creative blocks and get on a right track to move forward in a positive way in my life. I want to write a book and I have been feeling creatively blocked for quite some time.
Let’s face it, I’ve been only talking about making changes to my life, while helping others actually make changes to theirs for many years. While things aren’t terrible, I have definitely been in a sort of weird funk. Trying to return to movement after two years off, establishing a home routine, running an online shop, being a stay at home mom, trying to be a good wife… I mean I got a lot of shit going on that weighs on me. Trying to also fulfill the role of author, workshop facilitator, movement instructor, Etsy shop owner and subscription box curator just seems so far-fetched. Somehow though, the infinite divine of course, has continued to lead me right where I need to be.
I came across The Artist’s Way simply by browsing around on YouTube like I always do for my morning dose of motivation. This is where I take a walk to get my kid to school and listen to something positive and uplifting on the way home. I have probably listened to hundreds of YouTube videos and I’ve read (or heard rather) about 10 to 15 audiobooks. The week before I started The Artist’s Way I found a video of a guy documenting his journey. Something about the way he did these daily videos really got me thinking of truly taking the action steps to change my life and document my own journey. I say truly because most often, as a self-help book junkie, I will read a book, think the ideas or solutions to common issues are brilliant but never actually go in and apply the steps the books lay out. Therefore, obviously never-changing anything about myself. At least not on a deep level the way most personal development books intend. This time something was totally different.
I purchased the book and started morning pages immediately. However I didn’t make a commitment to really do the 12 week program that makes up the book until the following week. I will go in and do some written updates as to how these days/weeks went. In the meantime they are available as video diaries on my YouTube channel. You can check out days 1-12 here so far.
Since I have started this process I think I have already began to feel a shift taking shape in my life. A real one. My mindset is changing. Gratitude, affirmations and really focusing on that which I want is becoming the priorities of my life. This has been great because the book takes you through a series of questions. Each week there are tasks and homework writing prompts to answer and do. These are the true gems of the whole program aside from the ever so popular morning pages. More on that in another post. I am truly starting to believe in the things that I am affirming in my life. Negative talk is starting to fade and I am experiencing synchronicity like crazy.
I don’t want to over commit myself to anything at this point, especially not anything that will cause me to have negative self talk. So I am not going to promise to do daily updates here at this point but I will post as the spirit moves me. I will for sure stop in each week and do my Weekly review and highlights. I am actually feeling a bit happy and giddy about writing out some of what I have been experiencing as opposed to just keeping a video. Sometimes things happen later in the day after I have already posted a video and then I forget to mention it. So this opens a great door to be able to still share those things on my heart.
Until next time my sweet friends,
Thoughts create things, so think positive!