More than a decade ago I got a tattoo on my wrist that says, “create.” The artist was less than impressed, but I had lost at least half of a day of my life to choosing the right font and printing off different sizes from the company’s printer.
Most people assumed that I meant “create” as it relates to my field of Marketing and that I am “creative.” Yes, that’s one aspect, but I happen to believe that everyone is creative and there can be magic in a spreadsheet - but that’s a soapbox for a different day.
I got the tatt because I believe we create our lives. Every decision, every choice, every meeting is cumulative and leads us to this place where we are right now. I’m not a person who harbors regrets because of this belief, and yes, even the “bad” decisions led me to this moment.
I think we are all amazing at manifesting, actually. It’s just that sometimes we manifest what we don’t want. Our thoughts become our beliefs become our actions become our reality. We believe it BEFORE we see it. We see ourselves on the podium or we see ourselves screwing up and when it happens, we say we “knew it.”
Well of course! We defend the result somehow even if it’s not the result our hearts wanted. But if we’re honest, we were projecting it onto the wall like a movie we watched over and over again. So we had better mind our minds.
I’ve manifested a lot of crap this year and it has me taking a hard look at my thoughts and actions. None of us are victims. We are creators in the most powerful sense. We get to choose what we think about and what we project into the world. And sometimes it’s effing hard! And sometimes we don’t want to own up. I so get it!
What we think about, what we project outward is what becomes. Whether we are expecting a person to act a certain way or a situation to unfold as predicted - those are our expectations projected in both positive and negative ways.
We can all control our thoughts and we can all make a better choice, and by making that better choice, create a new path forward. It takes practice and vigilance, but it’s worth it!