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.
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.