Guest contributor: Evan of FreakyBeautiful.com. Evan’s awesome blog “celebrates personal and spiritual exploration.” He writes this post in response to another post on this site called “True law of attraction story: ‘I write books quickly’.”
Recently, I read a post on this site about manifesting new creative energy through saying affirmations and using the law of attraction. I had a similar shift in my own experience–and it was powerful.
One day I decided to start including this statement as part of my daily declarations (affirmations said out loud):
“I am a creative dynamo!”
Well, the result was amazing. Since starting to say this affirmation (out loud, out loud!), it’s as if the tap, once a trickle, has been turned on full force. I sometimes wake up in the morning with leaflets from my 5×8 pad littered about me with ideas. I had to increase my post rate at The World Is Freaky Beautiful to virtually every day (it used to be every 2-3 days). Thought nuggets, full articles, epiphanies, celebrations . . . they all spilled out of me, and still do, to such a degree that I have hundreds of ideas in the waiting!
The same idea energy has spilled into side projects, too–a book that I’m finishing, a couple others that seem to be beginning themselves.
What is more remarkable to me is this: I own an art gallery with my wife. We have a nine-year-old joy boy. I have real friends. It’s a full life. Before shifting my mind to allow for the possibility of creativity gushing forth, I could never have imagined it possible. Where would I find the time? Now I know it’s easy breezy lemon squeezy . . .
Once I attuned myself by tuning into the creative channel, by affirming its possibility and coming to believe it, creative flow found me–all the time! Who knew there were so many spaces in a busy day just waiting to burst forth with something even more potent, even more meaningful–
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)