The Old World
There is the old world, the old ways of doing things, where you sit, use little brain power and work on an assembly line. You might like it or you might hate it, but you don’t seem to care because by default this is what you do and you accept it. You don’t question it let alone think outside the box to get creative. You don’t go to the gym because there is no point anyway. You don’t pay attention to your intuition because it is irrational and makes you feel silly. You have the same routine day in, day out and even though you might feel trapped there is no real conscious thoughts that makes you realize life is not meant to be a default of what happens to you, life is created by you!
The New World
You start to awake and there is a little voice inside of you telling you there is more. It screams at you saying, “face your fears”. You begin to awaken from monotony and begin to think creatively. The reason for what you do starts to be bigger than “just for the money”. You begin to create new ways to live abundantly while empowering others, positively impacting your neighborhood and spreading your inner love to the world. You begin to realize that it is YOU who has the power to create your life. You realize that your biggest responsibility is not to follow the rules, but to find that special gift that lies within you — The gift that aligns your purpose with your personality and soul. You know that this alignment is the greatest form of living and it leads to true happiness.
When you are born into an era of change and awakening it can be difficult to be accepted by the people that love you the most. Most of our parents won’t agree with our new ideas and the operations of the world will still favor, for the most part, the old monotoned world.
So how do we shift proactively to start creating the life we know we are meant to live?
Step 1. Don’t explain yourself. Understand that those that don’t get the new era of awakening have their own process and you don’t have to force them into understanding your own process. Just accept that they don’t agree and continue to love them. Those that know, know. This mentality will help preserve all your important relationships as you become awakened and evolve. Sometimes we must all agree to disagree, and there is nothing wrong with disagreeing. Don’t let it consume you and allow it to get in your way of growth.
Step 2. Only take advice from your inner voice. You can see how more and more people are trying to be more intuitive because meditation now is more mainstream than ever before. Today, more people practice meditation and there are meditation studios popping up all across the country. This movement shows that there is an incredible shift towards a new way/world. People seek meditation because the more people meditate the more attuned people become to their inner voice. Meditation allows you to make decisions solely based on what is best for you and your life’s purpose. When you rely on others for advice, for example, they might give you advice based on their own realities and fear, steering you far from your own life purpose. This will keep you from accomplishing the things that you must do. Start practicing meditation (mental silence and stillness) to get used to looking inside of you to find your answers. THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE, you just have to trust and be patient.
Step 3. Follow your emotional body. As you awaken into the new world you may start to feel anxiety if you are not doing work that inspires you. What do I mean by this? There are so many people that are waking up and beginning to realize their 9–5 jobs don’t fulfill them, they are miserable, & they want something more! Sounds like you? If this is happening to you then stop living in fear and start to take action. Clearly, if you have a family and responsibilities you are not going to just walk out on a secure job, but what you can do is begin to put your inner talents and gifts to work through“side hustles”. For instance, if you love writing then begin a blog. If it is interior designing, then take a course on the weekends and start taking small clients. I can go on with examples, my point though is to become aware that you have talents and gifts for a reason and you need to start using them to live the life you deserve.
You can do anything you want in this life as long as you take action to start. Once you become aligned with this form of inner creation the universe will start to work on your side and the wind will blow in your favor. I believe, this is the fastest way towards our happiness .
Start listening to your heart and become the creator of your own future. That is your birthright.
! S T A R T C R E A T I N G !
For the last couple of months, I haven’t been writing on this platform because all my creative juices were focused on getting an article published on ThoughtCatalog. This goal came with some setbacks, because, most of my articles got turned down. I edited, revised, and resent each a couple of times, but my articles wouldn’t get approved. I’ve been wanting to write for them for some time because I love their community and spend most nights reading their online magazine. After several rejections, I stopped submitting altogether thinking that my style was just not fit for that platform.
Around the same time, I was reading every article on that site. So, unconsciously, I picked up on other writers’ tone and writing style. As a result, I started adjusting the tone and voice of my writing to those that were already being published. In retrospect, I noticed, that all the rejected articles were words that didn’t come from my own authentic core.
A Creator’s Greatest Mistake
All along I was leaving my voice, style, and tone behind and adapting to the voice of other writers just to fit in and have my work amongst theirs.
This is a writer’s [creator’s] biggest mistake. No matter who you write for, your voice must always be at the forefront of all your creations. It is the one thing that separates you from the masses. It doesn’t matter whether you write for a company’s website or a gourmet food magazine, your voice should always be consistent with who you are and what you wish to represent in this world. Molding your voice to fit a certain culture, blocks your light — the reason for your talents, your life.
After the various rejections, I realized I had to reconnect to my core. At that point, I stopped reading other people’s work and tuned into what I wanted to share and express. After my realization, it only took two days to get my first article published. The article that got accepted was one I wrote with realness, simplicity, and transparency; from my core. Using my own authentic voice was the key to my success. And, I am sure it is the key to every creator’s success.
Staying true to your voice at all times, in all circles, and in all continents is the best route to take. Your voice is your light, spread it genuinely and lovingly. That is your only job.
Now, go and spread your inner magic.