Impoverished Thinking

Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Tilt.

Maybe I’m just going to have to remember to look outside my immediate  environment  and check myself as far as the reality that I’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 I’ve been basing much of my future on what I’ve heard from those closest to me and from colleagues with similar backgrounds.

The Long-Awaited Honest-to-God Secret to Being Happy

It was a bit of a shock this week to hear someone— many  someones—with  a different opinion. I thought at first that it was just  that, an opinion, because I’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,  a clearer picture began to emerge that wasn’t all the doom and gloom I’d expected or thought existed all around me and around my projects and my job.

Spiritual friends  have told me repeatedly  to be prepared for  prosperity  beyond  belief,  yet  all  I’ve  heard around me has been impoverished  thinking. Many times I’ve heard that I can’t possibly support myself doing the things I want to do, and I’ve been given  evidence of it repeatedly, shown  how  this  doesn’t  work  or  how  that doesn’t work and how poorly anything creative pays.

And yet, now I’ve found out differently, that it doesn’t have to be that way, that not everyone  is filled with despondency  and  empty of hope. Though  we may all be looking for joy and light in dark hours, there’s far more joy  and  light  than  I’ve  been  led  to  believe  by  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.  Other epiphanies this week have opened my eyes to the way I’ve allowed myself to feel oppressed by negative energy around me, negative  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  sweat that I totally  and utterly love. It’s about manifesting all that  prosperity I’ve been told is out there.

It’s about finding my bliss when it comes to making a living.