Note: Longer post.
Deciding on a goal to manifest really can be a bit of a chicken or the egg” proposition. That’s because sometimes a need drives the decision to make a change and you may not have realized on a conscious level the need existed.
Your higher conscious knows something has to change but it may take awhile to get from your heart to your head.
Several months ago I wrote about setting a few career goals Turns out the path I set myself on to realizing those goals is nothing like what I imagined.
Little did I know what I was in for.
Having manifested a number of goals throughout my adult life I set down the path with some pre-conceived ideas of how to go about things. This included visualization, and writing down what it was I wanted.
Ala Write It Down, Make It Happen and It Works style.
I have come to see the benefit of the first is learning there is no wrong way to go about writing your goals. The benefit of the second is that frequently looking at a list of goals helps you stay focused on tasks in support of the goals.
Turns out I had a lot of inner work to do before I could get where I was headed. The changes and tweaks I made along the path of that inner work was not only exhausting, it was confusing.
When you are in the midst of turning the boat around and waves are coming over the side from the storm it can feel like you are making no progress except heading for a shipwreck.
More than once I felt despair because of the chaos in my life; chaos I felt was keeping me from working toward my goal.
The chaos had nothing to do with my career goals!
It was only in recent weeks that I came to see the chaos was part of the process. It forced me to address various issues that would have come back to cause problems if not addressed up front.
In other words, if I didn’t address the situation ahead of time it would stand in the way of my attaining and/or maintaining goal success.
How Did I Get Here?
It was as I was putting the final touches on a few projects related to the goal that I came to see a number of seeming coincidences led to the clearing of several impediments. I believe the coincidences came because I put sincere intent into the goal and the universe noticed.
I was at a point where I felt as if I’d been dragged through the mud but rather than throw my hands up I doubled down and looked for a way forward, finding it in a very cool book.
Royce’s book was a shot of optimism and helped me reframe the previous months’ chaos as part of the process. Feeling better I reached out to a wise friend across the country and in so doing set the stage for the next part of the journey.
I was just wishing her a happy birthday but the subsequent back and forth led to several mini victories.
As a result of several email exchanges I looked at my life through a variety of lenses and saw that a few things needed tweaking. As these tweaks had nothing to do with my career goals I didn’t put it together they, too, were part of the process. Until…
Making the feng shui tweaks – originally set to address the non-career goal issues that needed addressing – led to my seeing where I’d gone wrong with the tweaks in the career area. Next thing I know I’ve made a series of sweeping changes that showed me the path to the career goals includes taking care of business as my dad is wont to say in every area that needs to be healthy in order to support the career goals.
Physical, mental, and emotional well-being among others.
What really stood out in the previous few days was how little angst there was with the changes I needed to make. I think my head finally caught up to the truth that if I allow my heart to lead I’ll get down the path with a lot fewer bumps.
A Thumbs Up
From the universe.
This morning I started a new routine to start off this new phase of the journey and though I felt confident, I also felt a bit worn out.
I’ve done an incredible amount of mental and emotional housecleaning in the past two weeks.
Barista Boo Boo
As if in a show of universal support for my commitment, an error at the local Starbucks netted me two extra dopios. Accepting the gift I continued down the path of manifesting, smiling because even chaos can be a happy surprise that marks progress. You just have to let yourself see it that way.