Note: Long post!
There’s a story in it.
It’s been quite the adventure trying to get the Morning Show off the ground today.
My term for getting into the positive frequency zone.
There wasn’t any specific thing keeping me feeling lower than I’d like and since that meant nothing specific to deal with I spent energy on things that might help raise the frequency. Doing the scripting routine was rather blah so after I finished I considered writing about the role of feelings in manifesting. While I had the rudiments of the content I was stuck in neutral when it came to putting fingers to keyboard. Music often helps and is a traditional Morning Show component so I quickly put together an iTunes playlist with what I felt pretty upbeat music.
- Kenny Loggins
- Katy Perry
- Judas Priest
Turbo Lover definitely has a beat to get the blood flowing!
I felt motivated but it fell short of where I needed and wanted to be.
Tom Hanks to the rescue!
For whatever reason a scene from one of my favorite movies popped into my mind.
A must see for anyone about to embark on a renovation.
There is a scene where he walks into the upstairs bathroom carrying a bucket of warm water for the bath he is going to take with his love played by Shelly Long. She says, “The turkey’s done,” to which he replies “So is the kitchen. In fact it’s a little overdone for my taste. Let’s not go there again.” The scene progresses in a most hilarious way and just thinking about it had me laughing.
Now I’m Ready!
After taking a moment to be grateful for comedians I made to open MS Word only to have a notification pop up that updates were available.
Ten minutes later I’m ready to share my wisom on another aspect of manifesting.
It’s one I’ve long had trouble with.
Feelings…whoa whoa whoa…
Wait – that was an awful song back then. Let’s skip that and move on, shall we?
I’m a fan of the Secret as well as a lot of the books from the early 20th century that inspired it.
Mark Fisher’s The Instant Millionaire is a great modern take on many of the concepts.
Though I’ve had luck putting many of the principles into practice, one aspect has been a challenge. How do you feel as if you have something when you know you don’t have it?
I’m not big on affirmations for the same reason. Saying I have something I know I don’t have doesn’t fly with me. Imagination does not always trump reality.
If it did I would be writing from multiverse experience rather than What if?
In the Secret there’s a cool scene with Mike Dooley** where he is demonstrating how you might get into the feeling space of having a new car. It’s all cool but what if you aren’t in the market for a new car?
Having lived in Downtown San Francisco with its incredible public transportation forever changed how I view car ownership.
Can’t Get The Feeling
For years this simple piece of the manifesting puzzle eluded me.
Frustratingly so since I have quite the imagination yet couldn’t put it to work for this.
The Back Door In
I warned you this is long.
The other day Aaron and I drove out to a town that is part of the amalgam that inspired Port Gallatan.
I’m excited to share I’m adding more material to this series!
I was gazing out at the water when I realized I was filled with a very specific feeling. It’s a feeling I associate with Mackinac Island. What makes it particularly unique is that it’s a feeling I associate with a very specific trip to Mackinac, one that was key to publishing an entire series.
The trip, not the island.
Take this job and…
To put in context I will share that it was 1995 and I was working in a miserable job. Thanks to the economy it was looking as if I’d be stuck there for awhile. One late summer day I decided I’d had enough and that I would rather flip burgers than put up with the toxic environment one minute longer. So, I quit.
Without having another job to go to.
After sharing the news with a supportive friend who congratulated me on my good sense I hopped in my car and started driving.
I had no particular destination in mind. Several hours later I was pulling into a place on Lake Huron not far from Fort Michilimackinac. Paying for a cabin I stared up at the ceiling that night listening to the sound of the water and allowing a variety of feelings to go through me.
I was so proud of myself and so relieved to be out of that hellhole.
The next day as I was checking out I noted a pamphlet for Shepler’s Ferry.
I noted it wouldn’t be ferrying much longer as the tourist season was over and brutal winter weather would soon be back.
Not ready to go home – I was still on a bit of a high for having the courage to look out for me *** – I took the ferry to Mackinac. My first stop was to a stable so I could go horseback riding. Though a bit surprised – tourist season was over – they were happy to set me up with a guide who, after learning I’m comfortable on a horse, took me on a wonderful back lot tour of the island.
I peppered him with questions about what it was like to live on Mackinac all year and at one point he asked if I was considering a move. I told him I definitely was.
I’d had it with so much of life in the Detroit Metro Area at that point.
As it happens, Fate intervened and I didn’t relocate to the beautiful island in Northern Michigan. However, I never forgot the longing I felt to connect to the energy and the peace that filled my soul during the ride.
A feeling I get every time I set foot on the island.
It never occurred to me that if I’d focused on that feeling of a place to live I would have manifested it much sooner.
What I learned is that desire is a wonderful feeling to tap for manifesting when it stems from a time when you were totally at peace in your soul. Rather than focus on an object or specific location, immerse yourself in the feeling you had when things were good.
What Henriette Anne Klauser calls The Outcome of the Outcome.
In focusing on the feeling as opposed to the object or location etc you think will bring the feeling, you allow your Higher Self and the Universe to work together to find the perfect solution for you.
Which will probably be even better than what you thought you wanted or needed.
** Mike has some wonderful material on manifesting goals available on Amazon.
*** Within a week I had an awesome new job at a wonderful tech company working with amazing people and an incredible boss who also had an incredible boss.