How would it feel if you were living as a working artist making the money you want and feeling blissed out each day?
It amazes me each time I ask a client this question. I get the deer in headlights response.
So many old crappy beliefs rush into their heads, they can’t even sort them enough to answer at all.
There is a well-known phrase I’m going to toss out at you right now.
Get your hopes up!
How did you react to it?
Some of us were taught NOT to get our hopes up regarding something we wanted. It was a safety measure, so if it didn’t come true, we wouldn’t be so hurt. (Wow, is that ever an ego maneuver!)
Here’s the kicker and reason that’s the worst advice (however protective and good intentioned it might be).
We are always transmitting an energy signal to the Universe. That signal is transmitted by how we FEEL about a topic. In turn, the Universe matches that signal and its match shows up in your life via your friends, job, home, experiences and things.
If you hold back your excitement about what you desire for your life, believing that will keep you safe, those same non-excitement, safety feelings is what the Universe will deliver.
It’s like standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and shouting in a shrill voice, “LIFE SUCKS!”
What echo comes back? A hearty, LIFE IS GRAND!
No. You get back what you sent out.
It’s all energy. It all works in the same way.
Not getting your hopes up is very counter-productive to what is innately your source of power.
All of your desires allow the Universe to be everything that it is wanting to be.
Part of its unfolding is realized through what you wish to do and be. The Universe is relying on you to make your desires come true. And, it is wanting to actively help you make them come true.
You carry within your being an aspect of the Universe that wants to be expressed.
Read that a few times and let it sink into your body. Feeeeeeeeeel it. Pretty cool huh?
Our source of power, our divine birthright, comes from our ability to express the Universe!
Why not send out the excitement, passionate bliss and thrill of your desire? Because in doing that, the Universe will match it.
We are made from what made the Universe. We are made from what made time. We have been given the ability to express what needs to be expressed.
Are you ready to fully accept and step into that power?
This is why you have an imagination. This is how you use that power!
As a Creative you imagine all kinds of things for your work, right?
Your ability to imagine things that seem so real, you can feel like you’re right there in it.
Take that same power you use for your work and use it to envision what you want as an artist.
Pretend you’re creating a new character. This character is very talented in whatever medium you work in. This character has been given a HUGE grant to do her work.
So huge, she can set up a studio that is perfect.
So huge, it pays all her bills.
So huge, she can even have some fun with it.
So huge, she can take some classes and learn new techniques within her medium.
Do you see her life? See how it looks and what she is doing?
Now, replace her with YOU.
See yourself THERE.
See YOU with what you want to have/do/be as an artist.
FEEL it, feel the spine tingling, school girl giggling, rush through your body thrill of having it.
Get your hopes UP!
Skip, whistle, sing, smile, giggle….cheer to it with your wine at dinner…visualize it as you fall to sleep. Buy a bouquet of flowers as a Congrats! for it. Make a special dinner in celebration of it.
Do this as often as you can, because the Universe doesn’t operate in time as we know it, it just responds to energy.
Become one of those people who took hold of this awareness, accepted it, used it and allowed the Universe to expand!
I’d say that does indeed call for a celebration!!
Pretend that you just got a letter in the mail. It announced that you were the recipient of a HUGE monetary gift. You got this gift because your creative work needs to be shared.
This gift will allow you to work as an artist fulltime.
It will cover your bills, buy your supplies and support your creativity.
But, you must make a list of what you’ll do with the money.
Make that list now.
How will your life change?
How do you spend it?
What will you buy?
How does it make you feel?
Each night before you go to sleep, pick something on the list you wrote out and imagine having it.
Start using the power of your imagination to manifest the lifestyle you desire to have as a Creative!