Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Tilt.
Maybe Iâ€™m just going to have to remember to look outside my immediate Â environment Â and check myself as far as the reality that Iâ€™ve either created or has been created for me. In regard to my career and my creative projects, I came to realize in Daytona that Iâ€™ve been basing much of my future on what Iâ€™ve heard from those closest to me and from colleagues with similar backgrounds.
It was a bit of a shock this week to hear someoneâ€” many Â someonesâ€”with Â a different opinion. I thought at first that it was just Â that, an opinion, because Iâ€™ve been cited with so many statistics and facts regarding my cur- rent position.
But in meeting people from other locations, in other career fields, working for other companies,Â a clearer picture began to emerge that wasnâ€™t all the doom and gloom Iâ€™d expected or thought existed all around me and around my projects and my job.
Spiritual friends Â have told me repeatedly Â to be prepared for Â prosperity Â beyond Â belief, Â yet Â all Â Iâ€™ve Â heard around me has been impoverished Â thinking. Many times Iâ€™ve heard that I canâ€™t possibly support myself doing the things I want to do, and Iâ€™ve been given Â evidence of it repeatedly, shown Â how Â this Â doesnâ€™t Â work Â or Â how Â that doesnâ€™t work and how poorly anything creative pays.
And yet, now Iâ€™ve found out differently, that it doesnâ€™tÂ have to be that way, that not everyone Â is filled with despondency Â and Â empty of hope. Though Â we may all be looking for joy and light in dark hours, thereâ€™s far more joy Â and Â light Â than Â Iâ€™ve Â been Â led Â to Â believe Â by Â those around me. This fourth epiphany from my trip to Daytona Beach is a big one, but probably no bigger than any of the others. Â Other epiphanies this week have opened my eyes to the way Iâ€™ve allowed myself to feel oppressed by negative energy around me, negative Â comments, out- dated attitudes and the like.
But this one shows me how to get back on course with the projects I want to do, the art I love to make, the creations from my own Â sweat that I totally Â and utterly love. Itâ€™s about manifesting all that Â prosperity Iâ€™ve been told is out there.
Itâ€™s about finding my bliss when it comes to making a living.