At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would make my intention ‘ease.’ It’s so easy to fall into other people’s ideas and fears of the world being ‘tough’ and life being ‘hard,’ and I knew that I had applied that to some areas of my life. Well, it’s May and I’m finally implementing it. Never too late, am I right?
I’ve just gone into the acting world, and everyone has an opinion on that. Usually, it’s something like this:
It takes x time to make it, and you have to jump through these hoops and meet ‘the right people’ and struggle and struggle and then maybe if you’re lucky you’ll make it but you’ll most likely give up and go back home.
Yeah, it’s wonderful. And as determined as I was not to fall into it, I did internalize it somewhat. Well, last week I realized what I had done, and decided to take it easy. Instead of ‘trying to manifest’ this by ‘working hard’ (even in a Law of Attraction sense), I decided to relax and believe that I had put in enough work, and I could just relax, enjoy the week with my boyfriend, eat what I wanted, etc. The results?
- Money from my dad (I’d been too scared to ask but then he just offered)
- Auditions for great, prominent roles (I killed em, by the way)
- A director who liked an audition from last week invited me to be cast in a play that has daily rehearsals (which I’d been desiring SO much- I really miss theatre) and great opportunities to network and perform for industry professionals.
- Writing inspiration for a series I’m working on.
On top of that, my relationship with my boyfriend just keeps getting better. He’s staying with me for the month and it’s been amazing having him here (I was anxious before). And my body is looking really good, too! My bf has been commenting on my abs and this week I noticed DAMN they do look good! In fact we’re both eating better- he’s losing weight too with no effort at all!
When it comes to ease, I like to look to Abraham Hicks for quotes. This one is perfect:
I’m continuing this approach for the foreseeable future. Sometimes when you push and push you can build up a wall that doesn’t need to be there. For a while, I need to take it easy. Visualize when I want to (like I do), eat when I want to and be kind to myself. That has really made the difference: being kind to myself.
What has worked for you? What have you decided is difficult that doesn’t have to be?