Art by Kelly Cree
Welcome to Tuesday Tips, the weekly guide to life design. Take a deep breath, smile and let your worries go, because life is taking care of you. Here are a few ways to become one with the life that loves you so much.
Life is working out. Trust that you're in the right place at the right time. You are!
2. Do what you're scared to do.
Is there something you want to do but won't, because you think it's impossible? Go for it anyway! That desire is helping you demolish your limiting beliefs about yourself. You can do anything you want to do if you just take the first step. For example: for the last couple years I've contemplated becoming a fitness instructor, but I've always talked myself out of it because I'm not strong enough or disciplined enough or dedicated enough. All those are lame limiting beliefs! So I signed up for an instructor audition on May 3! I am terrified but so proud of myself for at least trying.
3. Read E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
I've only read a couple chapters so far, but I can already tell this is my favorite book ever. It is SO practical and matter-of-fact about "god" and our powers as creators. My favorite part is how the author explains "god": it's a force like gravity or electricity, and it's not biased or judgmental. You don't pray for three days to become worthy enough to plug your toaster into the wall, so why take that approach when connecting to your divine power? It's just like electricity; plug in and it's yours!
4. Remember that every thought creates.
Every time you criticize someone or draw attention to things you don't like, you're creating more things to criticize and dislike. Every. Single. Thought. Creates. Use your power to create what you want.
5. Feel broke? Go shopping!
Another favorite part of E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality is this morsel of advice: "My friend Carla is resolute in her belief that when you feel broke, you simply must go out shopping. Immediately. 'Ya gotta kick that belief in the nuts,' is how I believe she words it."
6. Embrace contrast.
I have to remind myself of this again and again, but it always works. If you are experiencing contrast (i.e., things you don't want), tell yourself to embrace it. The second you start to appreciate or even enjoy your misfortune, it will clear up. The contrast is a GOOD thing, because it's what is causing you to know what you DO want, so you can get it!
7. Try this mantra again: "(Your name), I love and accept you exactly the way you are."
After a week of hard partying for SXSW, I started feeling a little guilty and mad at myself for drinking so much. Instead of wallowing in self-pity and beating myself up about it, I immediately went to this mantra. It is so soothing. After repeating it a few dozen times, I start believing it. I start appreciating my choices and experiences. I start loving myself like I love my friends--I don't care how ratchet they are, I love them the way they are because they're good, fun, beautiful people. And you are too.