I took the time to sit and meditate for 20 minutes this morning. What came to me in meditation was a reminder of what worked for me in the past. The other day I wrote that post titled “Healing” and mentioned how in 2008 I was more intuitive then I am now. I wasn’t really asking why that was. At some level I know and just haven’t said it out loud. What came to me in meditation inspired me to put the answer out here.
When I first started down this path I did two very important things. I read The Law of Attraction: The Teachings of Abraham by Jerry and Esther Hicks and I took a meditation course. It was around that time that I was manifesting a level of success and peace I’d never seen before in my life. In that time I decided to write a novel after 12 years of not writing at all. I’m sure the idea sounded crazy to everyone around me. Most people didn’t even know I could write. But I set the intention with absolutely no plans of failing. I also just wanted to create a better me and a more joyful life.
I started meditating 2 times a day for 20 minutes at each sitting. The girls were very young at that time. Looking back on it I don’t see how I even thought it was possible, but I did and it became possible. I was disciplined and it worked. It changed me forever. I also started visualizing my day on paper every morning and reading a daily devotional. I would write out the way my day would look, filling the page with affirmations about peace, love, and joy.
When the idea for my first novel came to me I made a writing schedule. I’d write three pages of my novel every evening NO MATTER WHAT. I took my lap top and wrote when we were on vacation. I wrote when a friend came to visit from out of town. I stayed up late and wrote if necessary, but I always finished those three pages and often wrote more. Before each writing session I’d write my intentions and affirmations about what would be achieved in the session then I’d say a prayer.
I finished that book in 3 and a half months. It ended up being 100,000 words which is almost twice as long as the second novel that I spent over a year writing. That first one is raw and amateurish, but it is also intense and powerful. I was truly tuned into God when I wrote that book. Often times I’d go back and read in disbelief that the words had come from me.
I continued some of those practices long after the book was finished. It was at least 2 years before I missed a meditation session and I planned my day on paper for about a year.
At some point though, I got overconfident or lazy. I thought I’d reached a point where I didn’t need to “plan” my day or meditate as often. I allowed myself to get busy or slack. So I made those quantum leaps of progress a few years ago and am no where near where I thought I’d be by 2011. Without a doubt I took 3 steps forward and 2 steps back. I can never go back completely, but right now I’m close enough.
So I’m examining what worked for me before and I am setting the intention to embrace something that works for me again. I do so want to be an instrument for the Divine and not a slave to my Ego. To take an idea from Wayne Dyer…I’ve had enough of this Edging God Out.