So, I want to tell you a little story…
Its about the wildest thing that has been happening, the past 8 years.
Its a story of how I am at the place I am today and about manifesting.
8 1/2 years ago, I moved to Paris, France to teach English. It sounds pretty glamorous and all, and don’t get me wrong, it kind of was. At times. Anywho, the glamourosity of my stay abroad has nothing to do with this story really…
When I moved there I had nowhere to go, no place to stay and I had one acquaintance. I barely spoke the language despite my years of studying it. I moved to a different country on a leap of faith and well, I found a dream apartment with dream Parisian roommates, and everything just started to work itself out. I didn't worry that it wouldn’t, I just trusted that I would be fine. And guess what? I was.
And it was almost 8 years ago that I sat in a cafe with that acquaintance (who turned into one of my great friends) and we sat there sipping cafes and decided to do a little exercise. I’m not sure where we got this idea from, but we sat and we wrote and we wrote about where we were going to be in 10 years. But not the generic, “ I want to be a doctor and have lots of money “ type of future sculpting. I mean we just started writing and described the paint on the walls and the people who were next to us and how we felt and all the details. Big and small.
And the whole experience for one reason or another was kind of surreal. About an hour went by and it seemed like minutes, that’s how absorbed we were with our dreams of 10 years in the making. I saw the home where I lived, it was in Carmel California. ( I had never lived in or around this place ) I saw a small boy ( weird, because at the time I had no interest in having kids or getting married ) and I was busy lizzy as a health coach and growing a wellness business. ( that one made a lot of sense but was only a mere dram at the time )
So, fast forward 8. Years.
I am living my vision. Minor details off here and there ( We just bought a house in Pacific Grove which is the long haul of 5 minutes from Carmel. My business is still a work in progress. ) This mere snapshot from almost a decade ago is coming true. And I think about this time that I had in France sitting with my friend, writing about our future A LOT. It was one of those magical moments that you revisit forever.
I can’t tell you what its all about, because that mystery and the manifesting is bigger than I will probably ever know. But I can tell you that making space to dream and following your heart is big. Its unexplainably mystical and powerful.
A lot has happened since my time in France. I became a wife, a stepmom, then a mom. I am in the midst of creating and building my business. I have learned how to organize and to cook for a family and how to tidy up. But do you know what I have lost?
The carefree spirit that trusted rather than controlled.
And in listening to our hearts and following our path and learning how to let loose and trust in our hearts… well folks thats where the best life is lived. I know that I planted the seeds for my life now long ago when I was open and listened and allowed the vision in.
So are we going to make room in our lives for both? To allow and to trust while living our grown up lives? I think so.
Do one thing today where you let go and trust. Maybe you try the manifesting exercise I explained earlier. Maybe you take 3 minutes and listen to your heart, your breath. Maybe you accept something in your life just as it is. Write down your dreams, listen to your heart, talk about your passion.
Maybe, it will change your life forever.
Oh, and heres a little playlist to listen to when you dive into your best version of self-care. Hope you love it. Xo