Today's message is about transformation. I saw the image of a beautiful butterfly and heard the word, 'Change'.
Sometimes, we'll get that nudge, that urge to finally go after what our inner voice has been urging us to do for quite some time. We feel inspired and excited to try something new. We start thinking about the 'How', the 'When', and the 'Where' of making that change.
But then, our critical mind gets in the way, discouraging us from venturing out of our familiar little world. We become fearful of all the horrible things that could happen if we go after our dreams. We ask ourselves: What if I don't have enough time, money, energy to see this through? What if this relationship doesn't work out? So, we end up dismissing our inspirational ideas and falling back into the lap of safety.
This brings to mind a quote: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd.
Fearful thoughts will keep us contained in our little box, never venturing out to see what we are really capable of. F E A R is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. We tend to worry about every little detail before we even allow ourselves to take that first step toward realizing our dream.
What has worked for me is to listen to my inspirations, without quashing them with worry and negative mind chatter. I tune in to my passion and set an intention for it to manifest. I send it out to the universe and ask for support in bringing it into my life. Then, I let it go like a balloon and trust that the universe is working out the 'How' the 'When' and the 'Where'. I just need to focus on the 'What'.
And every day, as I work toward manifesting my intention, I take one step more toward fulfilling my dream.
© Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019