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As adults, we are given the power to make decisions about the life we want to live. Then we're free to set things up like pins in a bowling alley and toss our nice, colorful balls down the lane. Strikes, spares, gutter balls and everything in between is part of the journey, yes, and I think that it's comforting to have a clear image of what pins we're aiming at.
I don't know if you had this at your bowling alleys growing up, but where I am from (Plainview, Long Island, New York) at the Plainview Bowl, every so often, when the machine set up the pins there would a brightly colored pin. Sometimes it was blue or green. There it was sticking out like a sore thumb amongst the other white pins and I would get a little jolt of excitement not only because it meant I was going to get extra points if I knocked it down, but because I jsut didn't expect it coming. Surprise!
Well, something recently changed for me at my current job and it feels a lot like a colored pin was thrown into the mix. I never visualized this particular opportunity although the feelings I have are associated with the positive feelings I've been focusing on to propel me in the direction of my dreams. That is a wonderful way in to the practice of manifesting when you don't yet know exactly what you want. Simply focus on how you want to feel and then let the Universe set some things up to match your vibration and expectations. This also works if you DO know what you want because it allows you to stay open to new ideas you never dreamed of but are really fabulous once they happen!
I also want to pitch the importance of preparation. I keep hearing this from my mentors and they are SO RIGHT. Do you want to be ready when opportunity knocks? Or, do you want to be like just getting out of the shower with your hair still wet, trying to put your clothes together to find the outfit that just looks right and Oh, shit, where is my other shoe?! Umm, no. Maybe this is fine if you have a nice gentleman caller waiting for you to take you on a date and he's patient, or, so busy on his blackberry that he doesn't mind killing some time. However, when it comes to career and business opportunities, you want to be READY to GO.
So, I am grateful for my teachers who are guiding me to know that even before things are happening at the level you are striving towards, you begin the preparation so that when they do arrive, you can, ah -- I will not use "hit the ground running" bc that could not be more overused -- you can, hit the lane bowling!! :)!
Have a great day!! x L