Life is magical. That’s one of my favorite things to say, an affirmation of sorts. My life is full of miracles that leave me awed and humbled.
For example, I was recently invited to be featured in a documentary film about consciousness and living our life’s message, my spouse. I have just renovated our lakefront home in Massachusetts. I am buying the house next door to our summer home in the Thousand Islands of Upstate New York. My son is about to go on a wilderness quest in Oregon for a month this summer.
One of my affirmations is, “All of my dreams come true,” and from what I see, the more I affirm this, the more it becomes the truth of my life.
This wasn’t always the case by any stretch. In fact, most of my younger years, well into adulthood was marred by depression, addiction, chaotic relationships, and financial strife. I was homeless for a time, was so broke that I had to buy food at a Mobil Mart with my Mobil gas card, and was in a battering relationship that was so severe that I needed medical care. Yeah, pretty crazy, I know.
This transformation evolved due to my commitment to living in higher consciousness, intentionally designing my life, and moving forward with faith rather than fear.
What does that mean? First off, I have intentionally designed the content of my life. Every day, I seek to live my core values:
and express my mission statement:
I am a torchbearer for a vision of a world transformed;
illuminating freedom, fulfillment, and passion;
igniting the flame of infinite possibility for the human spirit.
Let’s be honest – I fail in some way or another every day to live the fullness of these values and this mission. But honestly, I don’t care because I have this context for my life to call me higher, ground me, and give my life meaning.
Intentional design plus action is the key
I want to be clear: I don’t sit back, use my mission statement as a mantra, and everything just unfolds like magic. I have worked with clarity and intention to fulfill my values and mission through continuous action. I have been on podcasts, written books, taught programs, and coached clients for the past 27 years. I’m passionate about what I do because it is an expression of who I am.
And here’s another critical point. I am committed to goals that help fulfill my mission but not I am attached to any particular outcome. Practice living in surrender, while also being committed to your values, mission, goals, and plans.
It sounds simple, but it’s not easy
While the above may sound simple, it’s easy for people to be sidetracked by focusing on what they don’t want in life instead of what they do want. That’s living from the fear-based ego rather than living in your spiritual essence.
When that happens, lower consciousness energy takes over in the form of worry, fear, frustration, and resignation which creates something like a force field around you, making it harder to attract the things you desire. If you find yourself there, go back and revisit the above principles – get clear, take consistent action, and surrender.
You must constantly manage your consciousness.
The other pitfall I commonly see is a disproportionate focus on material manifestation. When you really want something to appear in your life, you can quickly become attached get drawn into the lower vibe states (angst, attachment, comparison, frustration).
Remember – be committed but not attached to the outcome. This allows life to bring events and circumstances more profound than you can imagine – and life becomes delightfully fun and mind-blowing!
Want to try this for yourself? You can learn more about how to get some clarity on your purpose, mission, and vision by downloading this free, beautifully designed artistic e-book Six Ways to Live an Empowered Life by Design. I wish you such joy and fulfillment as you live your life by design!