Making this video taught me one important thing. In manifesting abundance, openness is the secret for things to happen in your life.
Believe it or not, I’ve always been a scaredy cat. I’d rather stay in the background than stay in front and strut. But for the life of me, I couldn’t quite understand why I always ended being in front anyway. So when Daisy said those words again, “Are you ready for a video shoot tomorrow?’ I happily announced, “I have a sore throat. I still have a bad cough. See…” I coughed loudly for good measure.
Daisy raised her eyebrows. I felt guilty for exaggerating my illness and added lamely, “Maybe I’ll be better tomorrow.”
Tomorrow arrived and I found myself saying “Okay, let’s do a video shoot. Can I just not talk?” I found myself coughing and I wasn’t faking it. So we did the shoot and when it was over, I discovered it went better than I expected.
At this point, Daisy and I are inviting you to watch the Endless Possibilities video.
To manifest abundance, you need openness to accept what is.
I am sometimes resistant to do things without proper planning. The whole shoot was done spontaneously. Daisy just gave me a brief overview of what we were going to do and the rest was anything goes! I had to be open enough to accept the situation.
Reflection: Are you open to accept what is? What is your response when something happens that is beyond your control?
To manifest abundance, you need openness to allow yourself to go with the flow.
The keyword here is allowing yourself. I confess there are moments in my life when I do not allow myself to do things. When fears or doubts sneak in the corridors of my mind, I would really choose to run away from the situation. This time I allowed myself to face my fear and went with the flow. Surprisingly, it went well.
Secondly, you need to be open enough to respond positively to a given situation. I could have easily chosen to make the shoot difficult by being difficult. I could have chosen to sulk or pout or be in a foul mood. But I chose to say, “Okay, I’ll allow myself to go with the flow.”
Reflection: Are you allowing yourself to go with the flow of life? Or do you observe that you are on the path of resistance? Remember, what you resist persists. Go with the flow and life will be easier for you.
To manifest abundance, you need openness to embrace your mistakes, failures or the imperfection of things and see that life is full of endless possibilities.
After the shoot, I remarked with a groan, “I looked so stiff and tense. And why in the world did I do a monkey dance? I truly do not like it when we do not plan. Why do we always have to be spontaneous? Can you promise that our next shoot will be with planning?” I fidgeted and moaned while Daisy laughed at my outburst.
“You did fine! Actually, it was so very real. I like it better this way.” She then told me she will place some annotations as to what was going on in my head while the whole thing was going on.
And viola, when I saw the final version, I found myself laughing and laughing. The seemingly awkward me became a comic of sorts; but hey, it depicted what is real for most of us. I was simply amazed. I then discovered that life is indeed full of possibilities. You can actually come up with something wonderful if you are just open to anything.
Reflection: What did you think of the video? Did you like the dubbing exercise? Are you more aware now that openness is one of the keys in manifesting abundance?
Life is full of loving abundance. Be open and it will manifest more and more.
By: Michelle Simtoco
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