Last year I was content not to attempt any new projects. I had just finished over fourteen years of caring for my dear doggies and needed a year of rest. I wandered where my heart drew me, going to events where I basked in the light, spending time in nature, and doing my regular work of course. I had no desire to start anything new.
Suddenly all that has changed. I have HUGE desires. I am redoing my website and learning a new way to do it. I am preparing for my upcoming internet show… filming starts in just a few months! How exciting! After that I have plans for books, more photography projects, you name it! I feel like I have inhaled and can’t take in enough air! I feel passionately inspired to live life in love and live more fully each day.
My bursts of inspiration, desire, passion, and activity, always follow my periods of dormancy. I used to joke that if I sat on the couch in the evenings for a few month’s watching the Food Network, some new creative project was sure to follow. The idea for my first book came to me when Jesus appeared to me as I floated on a raft in my swimming pool. I spent a week laid up over the holidays and popped into heaven on New Year’s eve.
So the trick to manifesting a happy life isn’t to “force” yourself to do things when you have no natural desire to do so. The key is to listen to yourself – to rest when you are in need of rest, to take down time when that is what your soul is whispering, and then when the desires and urges to get things done hit you, go for it! No excuses.
I have plenty of excuses why filming my show this spring is inconvenient. My new website will not be done by them. I have a full client load, days of live-stream gazing that I wish to do, a springtime of flowers to enjoy, money has been spent elsewhere… etc. But when my heart said, “It is time,” the excuses dropped away. Suddenly I woke up wanting to book flight and suddenly Southwest airlines offered their lowest fares of the season. I am so excited I can barely handle it. There is SO much work to be done, more than I have any idea how to do in the time I must do it. That doesn’t matter. God’s love is a mighty force driving me from within. God’s love drives you too.
So if you are in a dormant phase, rest. But if you have desires in your heart, get going! Take the first step, if only a simply acknowledgment and a prayer to God asking what to do next. And then watch the waves of grace pour into your life, carrying you onto the shores of Love 🙂