What fantastic creations are emerging through YOU this year?
I’ve spent part of each day this past week asking myself that same question.
And I want to share a process I’ve been using that will help you access your own power to create what your soul wants to bring into the world.
Dreams and Practicalities
I’ve been so enjoying making my way through Leonie Dawson’s Create Your Incredible Year Workbook, Planner & Calendar. Just a dent so far, but a powerful one!
And the more I get into it, the more I love it.
She stimulates your dreaming muscles, yet has an enlivening way of lifting your spirits even while she leads you through the practical steps of planning. It’s a perfect combination. (And as a hugely successful and creative woman, she knows of what she speaks!)
Unlike a lot of planning tools, one of the things she does that I’ve already gotten so much out of is she guides you through a review of your past year before you jump into the next.
I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before, but it’s extremely wise to evaluate the things that didn’t work, and why. (Of course, you also get to appreciate the gifts and successes.)
I’ve gotten so much valuable insight already, I can’t begin to tell you.
It’s so invigorating!
Get and Stay Connected With Yourself
Another thing I’ve been doing on my own, just to make sure I’m clearly connected with my essence as I dream and plan, is I take regular, short (3-minutes or less) connection times with my own be-ing.
I started out using a timer but as I’ve gotten into the swing of it, am no longer needing that.
The advantage is that it opens you to the space where your inspirations reside.
Or rather, it keeps you open to it.
It also helps you get down to what’s really going on. And easily.
Do you ever notice how, when you wake up in the morning, you’re in a super intuitive & creative space?
If you’re like me, that’s when a lot of exciting ideas come flooding in.
This also happens when you’re relaxed and not in “thinking mode”, e.g. taking a walk, relaxing in the jacuzzi, driving long deserted stretches, etc.
Touching in periodically with that space of no-mind reconnects you with that same state.
It’s where our power and intuitive wisdom reside.
It’s so simple it’s almost silly to even outline it here, but I will anyway.
A 3-Step Connection Exercise
As you sit down to work, set a timer for once every 1/2 hour or so. When it goes off (and also once as you begin) take a moment to touch in like so:
1. Take a deep breath in and as you do so, place your attention at your 3rd-eye area (between your eyebrows).
2. Exhale slowly and as you do so, relax your whole body. You’ll notice your shoulders drop.
3. Now as you finish exhaling, immediately drop one more level by moving your attention from your 3rd-eye down to your heart area. You can envision a little elevator taking you from your head to your heart.
Do you feel the difference? How still and quiet it is? Then you’re connected.
Gently hold your attention there awhile.
There’s no need to try to get a sense of anything. In fact, it’s best to simply notice the stillness for awhile.
That’s it! As you do this periodically, you’ll benefit from these brief “re-groupings” and you’ll notice that a wonderful clarity remains with you as you work.
There will be space between your thoughts for ideas and inspiration to enter your awareness.
Those ideas are coming from your essence, and opening to them keeps you on track to fulfill your deepest dreams.
A Match Made in Heaven
What’s becoming more and more clear to me as I practice this, is that Leonie’s workbook is a tight match to my own spirit.
The further you progress, the closer you feel to your own heart and soul.
And it keeps you in such an optimistic and enthused space. No drudgery in this process, I promise!
If you want to get your own, you can! I highly recommend it. (Treat yourself!)
Just go to her Workbook page and check it out.
It’s a teeny-tiny investment for a BIG payoff.
The enjoyment you’ll get from using it is itself a huge gift you can give yourself.
And I just know that the world, too, will much appreciate the creations you will offer as a result.
[BTW, I am an affiliate for Leonie's workbooks since I love her work so much. She puts her heart, soul, and wisdom into it and you always get way more than you expect.]