“That’s f@#&ing amazing!”
Those are the words my husband said to me when I told him about an email I had received.
But I should back up and start this story from the beginning.
A new Minneapolis friend of mine (whom I had only met briefly) graciously went out of her way to invite me to a book launch party in November. I had no idea what the book was about but in the interest of getting out there and getting to know her better, I quickly accepted.
It turns out the book was “Infinite Purpose: Care Instructions For Your True Calling” by Liv Lane and Lori Portka. As the program started, I immediately felt that it was no accident I had been invited to this event. It seemed as though the message of the book was speaking directly to me.
I went home and dove into it head first. There’s so much to say about this book but in order to keep this post manageable, I will just speak from my own experience and say that it found me at the exact perfect moment.
At the end of last year, I started to feel ready to move forward with my career as an artist and a teacher. I felt a bit stuck though, being in a new city and not really knowing how to go about getting back to it.
There’s a point in the book where it encourages you to start sharing your truths and dreams. It says for you to imagine “every positive force in the universe coming together in harmony, in your honor, and in service to your mission.”
So I started voicing it a bit. And then I even posted about it on social media hoping that just saying the words would help get some momentum going.
And then I reached out to a few people to tell them I was ready to move forward with my art and to start teaching art journaling again.
And then it happened.
Literally within two days of each other I received two emails that were to propel me in the right direction. One email telling me that a Minneapolis gallery was interested in my work and another email offering me a place to teach.
Let me just say that I have always been a big believer in fate and I’ve always known that things happen for a reason but this just confirmed it in a monumental way.
So here I am to tell you that you can manifest what you want. It’s completely and totally within your grasp. Setting intentions, talking about them, keeping open to the signs and perhaps even getting this book.
Go out there and do it folks!