As I was typing the other day, I took my eyes off the computer and looked over at my son, only 7 months old, who was sitting while playing with the remote control. I can’t believe how much he’s grown and, just to think, that a year and a half ago, he was just an idea. A DESIRE coming from my heart.
I longed to be a mother. The calling to be one came a few years ago and, it kept getting stronger and stronger ’til I DECIDED, ’til…
The moment I said ‘Yes’ and truly meant it with every single cell of my body, meaning I was COMMITTED.
I became pregnant.
The decision to say, ‘YES’ to the idea took a bit ’cause I was sacred. I was scared of the hard work this desire came with.
I was scared of the RESPONSIBILITY
I was scared of failing and being ACCOUNTABLE for it.
I was scared of it altering my life FOREVER.
I had so much FEAR.
But you see, all of those things above are sort of true but not to the degree I was expecting. And, by no means have I felt like this was the worst thing that ever happened to me. As a matter of fact,
It’s the best thing I’ve EVER done in my life. Saying ‘YES’ to this desire.
My son is the most amazing creation. Yes, he is lots of work, cost money, makes me second guess my ability to be a mom, comes with lots of responsibility, takes lots of my time and has altered my life.
But I’m so glad I have said, Yes!
Those fears are now blessings. I have created the most amazing blessing in my life. I knew this is what I wanted, I knew it ’cause I felt it in my heart.
He was just a DESIRE and, now he is a live, physical manifestation sitting across from me, smiling and cooing. I used to wonder what it would be like to be a mom, I thought about it, then finally DECIDED and then, COMMITTED to the decision and, now he is here, bringing me so much love and joy.
You see, I created him.
We are creators.
We are manifestors.
The same thing happened to me when the idea of becoming an author first showed itself to me. I thought about it over and over again. The idea would not leave me alone.
The DESIRE was intense. It would pop into my mind all day and night and keep me up sometimes. I would see authors at Barnes and Noble and longed to be like them, longed to see my book one day sitting on top of one of those shelves with a special tag displaying the words ‘Featured Author’.
The DESIRE was REAL and, it was coming from my HEART.
I’m now an author with my first book being published as we speak. Launching in February, just around the corner. Her name is “LIT”.
I now know, without a doubt, when an idea comes to you and won’t leave you alone, then you need to pay attention to it. It’s your soul looking out for you, showing you, telling you, this will bring you joy and happiness. This is what you were born to do. The soul speaks through the heart, through feeling.
It knows you better than you know yourself.
I know you have an idea, a desire that keeps showing itself to you but you’ve probably pushed it away. Maybe due to fear of not believing it was possible or due to the fear of it being hard work, a big commitment, not trusting if you could handle it and maybe, not believing you had what it takes to make it happen.
I had those doubts too. I was never that girl who got A’s in English nor did my professors ever praise my writing. Instead I just got a bunch of red marks all over my papers.
So I didn’t believe I could ever be an author, a writer.
But it didn’t matter ’cause the gift was inside of me. It was always inside of me. I just couldn’t see it ’cause I didn’t believe it.
Even though we have gifts and talents within us, we still have to work on them. They still need to be practiced so we can get better at them.
Trust me, even Beyonce practiced her natural singing talent every day to be where she is now. (I know this ’cause I read about it)
When I started to write my book, I pretty much sucked, but as I kept going and going, I got better and better. And, even though it was not as easy at first, I still enjoyed it.
I enjoyed it ’cause I already had the gift of storytelling, the gift of speaking my truth through writing. The universe, kept reminding me, too.
The moment I decided to write the book and truly commit to it, a book writer showed up. I mean in a matter of two days. It was like magic.
You see, I had to first commit and I mean, not half-assed commit, but fully commit with every single cell of my body.
Commit to doing it no matter what. And the moment I committed, the help, the miracle appeared.
We are creators.
We are all able to bring an idea, a desire from the spiritual, mental realm into the physical realm
These ideas and desires are coming from your heart as your soul knows what will bring you fulfillment.
Becoming an author and mother were ideas, desires and now, physical manifestations here and now bringing me such joy. They lift me up like you wouldn’t believe.
I’m asking you to ask yourself. What desires are in your heart?
What idea or dream keeps coming to you that you have not committed to?
Because the moment you do commit, the universe will conspire to help you.
Commitment has magic.
I promise you, the moment you COMMIT and the moment you are BOLD with your commitment, meaning you take ACTION, your dreams will come true.
As Goethe said “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness had genius, power and magic in it.”
I have lived it and know, this is true.
Don’t make it harder than it needs to be. The universe will help you. It will show you how.
Just DECIDE. Just COMMIT.
Remember: To be You, to be Real and to be Bold.