What You Want, Wants You

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What you want, wants you…

is a reminder of how Universal Law works.  It means that those deep soul desires and the things you’ve been wanting to create are actually available to you.  It means the thing you  want most is also wanting to come into your life.

All week long this message has been popping up in my mind, and it has been just the encouragement I needed to keep going.  This is often the kind of thought that inspires me to create, and as I worked on this piece the other day, I felt this message go deeper into my bones… so I wanted to share.

“All things are one. And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

In the past, I had trouble believing this.  In fact, I’d say a lot of the time I felt like I was having to push and struggle and strive to get what I wanted.  I felt like I had to justify wanting it, deserve it, work hard for it… and even then, I might not get it.

This is the way we’re often taught to approach life – and this is exactly what we end up getting:  struggle and disappointment.  It creates a lot of blocks in our flow.

When we live like this it causes a misalignment with our soul and a deep misunderstanding of our power.  It’s also very common… so many of us keep struggling away.

What you want, wants you is telling you that your desires are little love letters from your soul.  They are the glimmers and clues of what is there to be explore and uncovered. 

For example:  If you have been dreaming of being an artist… on some level you know it.  Maybe you’ve always found it interesting.  Or you’ve always lit up in art supply stores or have always wanted to write or draw or paint.  Even if you don’t believe you’re particularly talented at art yet…you keep thinking about it and have a desire to make things.

If you have a desire – you also have the gifts and means to manifest it.

We don’t have desires for things that are out of alignment with our souls… the Universe doesn’t work that way.  If you have a soul desire for an experience – then you already possess the keys to opening the door to that experience.  You still have to start where you are though.  You may have to learn something new, take new action, or put forth effort to develop a skill set.

Manifestation always requires effort, but a soul desire tells you that there’s something worth investigating and trying out, and there will be pleasure and empowerment in that effort rather than hard work and struggle.  

You’ll know it’s a soul desire because these are the things you deeply want to create {you know, the stuff you keep dreaming about, putting on your vision boards and taking classes to learn more about, etc}.  Your soul generates those desires because it’s whole purpose is to have experiences that give you an opportunity to expand and use your soul gifts.

Of course the ego can want stuff too… but there’s a big difference in an ego attached goal and true soul desires.  Usually an ego goal involves pleasing other people, getting another person to do something or doing things that aren’t a good fit.  Ego goals don’t light us up, they don’t energize us, they don’t inspire us.  In fact, ego goals usually take us out of our “zone of genius” and often don’t take into consideration what brings us joy.

Reminding yourself that what you want, wants you can actually help you work through the very real ego resistance that often kicks up when we start taking action to realize our soul desires.  It’s a promise that it’s worth the effort to align with your soul gifts because they aren’t separate from you.  Your soul gifts ARE YOU.  Your soul desires ARE YOU.  So you really already have them and they simply want to be uncovered and put to use.

The Universe IS YOU too… and it is conspiring in your favor.  So listen to those little messages, follow those breadcrumbs and take action on those inner nudges from intuition.  You are amazing and powerful – you can create anything you want, but you have to believe it and support it.  Your desires don’t come TO you… they come THROUGH you.

“Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do… begin it, because action has magic, grace and power in it.”  -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

Manifestation 101: Your Dreams are Growing

Three of Pentacles from The Goddess Tarot

Three of Pentacles from The Goddess Tarot

 

Well my dears I have been away too long. I needed to take a short sabbatical from blogging while I got my new website pulled together and finished my intuitive coaching coursework. It has been a full year so far, and I’m happy to get back into my writing rhythm. I’ve missed you!

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So,with all that said… I’m jumping back in with a look at the Three of Pentacles. It’s a great earthy card and that means taking action, learning through experience, and seeing tangible results ~ something is blooming and it’s time to celebrate the progress and share it. It’s time to let folks into the studio, the kitchen, the portfolio, the manuscript, the business… whatever it is you’ve been working on and dreaming about. The Three of Pentacles has a message about the stage of manifestation that can sometimes be a little tricky… especially if you’re inner perfectionist has a loud voice.

So let’s talk a bit about manifesting. When I use this word I’m talking about taking something intangible {like an idea, a dream, a vision} and making it into an experience ~ something you can see, touch, taste, hear, and smell. You’re bringing it into form.

Manifesting is a CREATIVE process regardless of the vision. You could have an idea for a totally left-brained financial business, a dream to write your artsy novel, or an amazing plan for your family’s next dream vacation. Regardless of the scenario ~ you’re now in the creative process of making it happen, and there are some necessary steps that have to be taken along the way in order to achieve success. Here are the basic stages. I can’t seem to think about manifesting without using a gardening metaphor… so here goes:

  1. The Seedling: In the beginning stages you have to nurture your dream and let it gestate a bit. This is where you go inward, connect with your spirit and let it fuel your exploration. You may feel like a novice during this stage because you’ll probably need to learn some new skills, do some research, practice your craft, and build your confidence. There will be a lot of “firsts” during this phase, and it’s a delicate time because it’s easy to get the wind knocked out of your sails from an unkind remark or a rejection. That’s why you need a greenhouse. There will be times when it’s best to keep quiet about your work, get busy behind the scenes, and be selective about who you share with.
  2. The Healthy Plant: You’ve sprouted, and it’s time to grow full-out. You’re getting some traction and you’re ready to put your creation out into the world. You’ve basically learned everything you can from the safe incubator of the greenhouse. Your research is done, and you’ve practiced and mastered the skills you were able to cultivate in that environment. The only way to grow now is to get out in the bigger garden {the world} and get some experience under your belt. It’s time to share the big idea, get feedback, collaborate, and learn by doing. Action is your new best friend.
  3. The Flourishing Garden: At this stage you are hitting your stride. You’ve cleared many of the outer and inner blocks, and while you’re still learning and growing ~ you feel more confident. You’ve got healthy roots, and it’s easier to expand and send out new shoots of inspiration. You’re in the creative flow.
  4. The Harvest: You’ve got a solid foundation, and your creativity is able to expand exponentially. Your ideas come to fruition much more quickly because you have created a base for abundance. You have more resources at your fingertips and even though you will continue to create and will go through these stages over and over again, you are mastering manifestation and things come together more quickly and more joyfully.

The Three of Pentacles is guiding us through Stage 2, and I often find that this can be one of the most difficult transitions. Taking yourself out of the safe inner sanctum of research into a more active and visible place in the world can be a little scary, but It’s also a time to embrace and celebrate.

It took a lot of work to get to this stage, and it takes courage to put it into action. If this is where you are, pat yourself on the back because this is HUGE! The important thing to remember is that you are not alone because no matter how slick the marketing, or how confident the people in stages 3 and 4 look… they had to go through stage 2 to get there.

We don’t always hear about Stage 2 because it’s kind of like the adolescence of manifestation. It’s not so glamorous, but it’s beautiful nonetheless and the place we do our most profound transformation. The Three of Pentacles is encouraging you to be brave because you’re READY. You don’t need to incubate anymore, you need to take action and have fun while you’re doing it. Hold onto your vision but let it rest gently in your hand instead of squeezing it tightly. The Divine has your back and this is exactly where you’re supposed to be. It’s part of the process, and every experience you have now is leading you to that amazing Harvest that got you excited to begin the journey in the first place. xo