The key to attracting your desires...

Hey there, friend.

I hope you had a great couple of weeks and looking forward to the weekend ahead.

This week, I've got a question for you: What's the secret to attracting what you truly desire in life? 🌟

After reading countless books on manifesting and the Law of Attraction over the last several years, I always seem to circle back to this epic quote by the mystic poet, Rumi:

“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety. If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, without pain.”

In this week's featured essay, I delve into Rumi's timeless wisdom, exploring how patience and stillness hold the key to unlocking our deepest desires and finding that sense of fulfillment that always seems so darn elusive.

And if that quote has you intrigued, there's more to the story—Rumi has a few more beauty bombs to drop regarding this topic.

Enjoy the newsletter.

Talk soon.

// 1 shot of
higher consciousness! 🌪️

Love Is An Act of Spiritual Growth
M. Scott Peck

Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity...Genuine love implies commitment and the exercise of wisdom...

Love is the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth...

Love is an act of will—namely, both an intention and an action... Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love... This growth requires effort and commitment on the part of both the lovers... Love is not effortless. To the contrary, love is effortful.

Source: The Road Less Traveled

// 1 reminder for
remembering who you really are!

The Core of You: Your True Self Is No Self
Steve Taylor

It can take a whole lifetime to become yourself — years of feeling adrift and alone, acting in a role you were never meant to play, stammering in a language you weren’t meant to speak, wearing clothes that don’t fit, trying to pass yourself off as normal but always feeling clumsy and unnatural...

But slowly, through years of exploration, you see landmarks that you recognize, hear vague whispers that seem to make sense... and ideas that resonate deep down, as if you already knew them.

And slowly you sense the right direction, feeling the magnetic pull of home. And now you begin to excavate: to peel away the layers of conditioning; to shed the skins of your flimsy false self until you reach the solid rock beneath the shining molten core of you.

And now there’s no more uncertainty — your path is clear... This bedrock of your being is so firm and stable that there’s no need for acceptance. No fear of exclusion or ridicule. Everything you do is true and deep and whole with authenticity.

But don’t stop.

This is only the halfway point — maybe even just the beginning. Once you’ve reached the core keep exploring, keep excavating but more delicately and you’ll keep unearthing new layers, finding new depths, until you reach the point that is no point where the core dissolves and the solid rock melts like ice and the self loses its boundary and expands to encompass the whole. A self even stronger and truer because it’s no self at all.

A self you had to find so that you could lose it.

Source: The Calm Center: Reflections and Meditations for Spiritual Awakening

// 1 nugget of inspiration for
consciously creating your reality!

The Common Approach To Getting Confidence Is Flawed
Donna Goddard

Mostly, what people really mean (when seeking confidence) is that they are better than other people; generally, people known to them. Human nature constantly compares itself to others to work out how it is doing. The problem is obvious. There will always be people better than us in any area of life, so it is a never-ending path with only momentary success here and there. Further, what we give out returns to us in like. There will be smiling assassins everywhere. Fortunately, we don’t need to be better than anyone else to be happy. We do, however, need to fulfill our own specific potential...

We are no one else. We are ourselves. We must be that, with no regrets, if we wish to be happy. If we keep going forward, following our own natural, intuitive, and sincere path then all things will have a tendency to align with what is a good intention.

Source: A Spiritual Affair

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// 1 tip on meditation, manifesting, & bending reality! 🧠

Mindful Awareness for Informed Decision-Making

We all encounter endless decisions, whether related to our careers, relationships, personal goals, or any other aspect of our lives. Classic mindfulness can assist in making choices aligned with our deepest values and the type of life we desire to have.

Before making any touch decision:

  1. Quiet the mind’s chatter by taking several deep breaths while counting backward from 10 to 1 in your mind.
  2. As your thoughts settle, direct your focus toward the specific decision or challenge at hand.
  3. Acknowledge any anxieties, biases, or limiting beliefs hindering your ability to move forward or clouding your judgment.
  4. Contemplate the decision you face and vividly imagine each option, noting how it resonates with your goals and the person you want to become. What aligns? What doesn’t?
  5. Observe any emotional and physical responses, as they can provide valuable insights.
  6. Let go of the decision and go about your day. See what shows up. Repeat in a day or two if necessary.

Source: 3 Simple Ways To Infuse Meditation Into Your Creative Endeavors for Deeper Insights

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// Parting words:

And finally, here are some ways to manipulate time from writer Matt Haig's book, "Reasons to Stay Alive."

How to stop time: kiss.
How to travel in time: read.
How to escape time: music.
How to feel time: write.
How to release time: breathe.

With gratitude. ✌🏼

If you have any questions, feedback, or want to share some of your own insights, feel free to hit reply and let me know. I read and reply to every email.

As always, remember:

You are a Conscious Creator of your reality!
Keep creating your best self!


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