Recently I have been trying out a “feeling good” experiment. The idea is very simple, I try to enjoy everything I do, no matter how small or trivial it may seem. Unless I feel good emotionally, I don’t begin the task as I consider myself “not ready” yet. And when I am on the task, I actually enjoy what I am doing.
This may sound counterproductive, but in fact, it didn’t “waste” any more time than how I used to procrastinate or dragging on. I found myself completing my tasks quicker and enjoy them a lot more.
The Law of Attraction
I played with this “feeling good” experiment for a couple of fo reasons: 1.) I want to become more present and deliberately to appreciate all the good things around me.
This is all sparked by an impulse or more accurately I was being reminded about the law of attraction. I know there are things in my life that I managed to achieve, attract or attain effortlessly or with joyous effort. But there are things I just never seem to move beyond. It’s like fighting the current or swimming at a rip. I just couldn’t get there with brunt force.
So that is my reason number 2.) stop pushing or trying too hard and get what I want in the way I want it, but rather I allow the perfect unfolding to come to me.
My specific example here is that I found myself stuck in a particular part of my second book – working title “Becoming a Goddess” and it has been affecting my schedule to complete the manuscript. I am at a place that I can say I am 9 out 10 parts finished, but I just have a problem with one particular chapter and I was not happy with what I’ve written so far.
I follow a rather strict writing schedule and I am committed to writing every day. I did write but it wasn’t flowing and I wasn’t happy with my rigid effort. The worst is I am worried if it doesn’t “hurry up” my baby will come any minute and I will be “stuck” and unable to finish my manuscript.
The Path of Least Resistant
It daunted on me that I have not been following the path of least resistant. In fact, I have been resisting, persisting and pushing so hard to get what I want. Part of me was still hard-wired to the belief that “you have to work really hard to get ahead or succeed“.
The more I want something to happen, especially in a certain way and specific time, I tend to get tighter in my control. That said, I also know first hand it is actually not about working harder but smarter, and there are times it is not that I am complacent, but it is just time to surrender to the universe and let the best outcome to unfold. I wrote about all that in my recent blog/podcast about surrender vs. trying harder.
What happened after I surrendered was I got this idea or more accurately, I got reminded about the law of attraction and deliberate creation. I got to be at a higher vibration in order to attract what I really want. In this case, it is writing with ease and flow. I need to remind myself and practice the art of allowing. In all these years of writing blogs and now podcasts, I never have a problem with coming up with topics that I want to write about. The ideas just flow to me through books, news articles, other podcasts, conversations with others and even in my dreams.
The Art of Allowing
I know the fastest way to raise my vibration and allow the flow of inspiration is to feel good. To appreciate and enjoy all the big and small things in life.
I am a firm believer that you can never control what others do, say or think, but you can choose a better feeling thought in your mind, and hence the actions or habits you create as a response to your thoughts.
I recognize this is particularly important right now as the news and social media is often about how the COVID 19 is affecting us in a negative way, how hard life has been for the collective and individuals. Certainly, it is important to take the situation seriously and be responsible. However, there are also opportunities to extend our care, generosity and be more compassionate with others. The situation may also provide time and room for us to slow down, self-reflect and re-calibrate what we want to do in our next chapter. There are people who talk about the awareness and positive outcomes that we may experience from this “new normal” or apparent crisis.
We can always choose to shift our perception and find good feeling thoughts at any given moment. This is not about denial, as we are also aware of the negative consequences around us, but we place our focus on what we want moving forward, not what we don’t want at where we are.
With all that in mind, I have moved up my internal emotional scale. I moved from frustration and impatient to contentment. I put my focus and attention on all the things I appreciate in my life. Starting from the moment I wake up, the comfort of my bed and pillow. The cuddles from my daughter. The sleepy face of my husband. My morning cuppa. The sunshine outside my balcony. The bird’s songs. The quiet time for myself before the day starts. I savour all that I can. The list just goes on. I make this my morning habits and I feel elated and pumped. It feels so good to feel good!
From contentment, I moved further up to hopefulness and positive expectations. I know my day will be fun, my writing will improve, ideas and words will come. I am ready.
I moved up again on my emotional scale to eagerness and enthusiasm.
Once I get there, nothing can stop me now. I was joyous and writing with ease and flow. Looking back, this is exactly how I used the teachings of the law of attraction to help me to deliberately create something I wanted. It is all through the path of least resistance and by finding what thoughts or actions can make me feel good and take it one step at a time.
This is not fantasy talk, this is the way I have attracted/ manifested/ succeed in 1.) Finding my husband 2.) Buying my first property 3.) Publishing my first book 4.) Getting pregnant. All these amazing things happened in the same way. I didn’t push. I didn’t put resistance into the mix by complaining or worrying or doubting. I just carry on with my life, focus on doing things that bring meaning, purpose AND joy to me.
I allow things to unfold. I took action when I feel inspired and excited to do so, not because I think I “should” or because everyone else said you “have to” to do this or that. I follow my heart and intuition. I also follow through with integrity and patience. Some time ago I wrote a blog on “infinite patience yields immediate results”, so I guess I just needed to remind myself from time to time!
If you have a dream or desire, try this out for 7 days and see how you feel and what happens after! I bet it will be beyond your expectations! Share with me your story, I’d love to read them!
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