Today, I want you to feel expansive.
I want you to feel like anything and everything is possible…because it is.
It’s easy to forget that as we walk through the day to day minutiae of our lives, isn’t it?
This spark of possibility was reignited in me earlier this week and caused a dramatic energetic shift that has positively affected every area of my life.
The catalyst was a book by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen called “The Aladdin Factor”. In it, they have a great exercise for reawakening the deep desires hidden inside of us that we have decided – for whatever reason – are impossible to fulfill.
I’d love to share it with you today as it can be applied to both your art career and your life.
The first step before we can achieve anything is to be able to believe with every cell in our body that it is possible for us.
Here’s the tip: write down 101 wishes that you’d like to see fulfilled in your life and art career. As the book specifies, not 70, not 98, but exactly 101.
I actually got stuck after #15! I kept pushing through though, all the way to 101, and I’m telling you, the result was positively expansive.
This exercise is a great way to clarify the vision you have for your art career and life, but must be followed by action in order to see tangible results.
The next step is to look at your wishes and figure out who you can ask to fulfill them (another person, yourself, God/the Universe). The next step after that is to ask yourself what fears might be getting in the way of your asking. And then, you guessed it – you have to ask for what you want.
Here’s what I discovered: for at least 70% of my wishes, the person I could ask to fulfill them was actually myself.
Wow! What power we all have inside of us.
I’d love for you to give this exercise a go and let me know how you feel after (comments below or firstname.lastname@example.org!). I’ve felt super magnetic all week and have been inspired to take action toward my desires. I’ve experienced so much forward motion already! I wish the same for you.
I’ll leave you with a tweet-worthy quote from Jim Carrey:
So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach so we never dare to ask the universe for it…I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.