Ask, Believe, Receive


“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”   ― Michael Jordan

So, some big changes are afoot.

Not the least of which is the relocation of this blog from WordPress, over to real estate I actually own, my website, I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time, but life intervened and one thing led to another, and, well, here we are.

I’ve loved writing my blog in WordPress for the past 7 years; however, now I want to concentrate all my creative juices in one place where I will be able to blog, coach clients (writers, other creative types), teach webinars, teach online writing workshops, plan and run destination writing retreats, and just generally wear every creative hat I have in my repertoire.

Moving the blog is simply step one.

And more changes.

Over the next three months or so, I’ll be rolling out several online writing workshops, setting up a private Facebook page for writers interested in working with me in those workshops (invite only to paid clients), setting up several free webinars (1 hour) & paid webinars (3 hours) to introduce you to my teaching and materials, putting together an e-book series on creativity and living a creative life, and working on multiple writing projects that have been sitting on the back burner for far too long.

I will also be moving my life to a new city to set up shop. (More on this soon.)

So, you may be thinking, “How did all that happen?”

Or, maybe more accurately, I should say that’s what I am thinking.

The changes are coming so fast and so furiously, my head is spinning.

Still, I’ve been busily working and planning and visioning and dreaming of all this for quite some time.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”― Napoleon Hill

What changed was me.

I changed.

I realized I could no longer wait for the life I wanted to magically appear. I had to open the door and step through it to a different reality — my own version of Wonderland — to find a different way of being in the world. I had to take my power on.

In other words, I had to stop letting fear stop me.

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

And the funny thing is, I am still scared.

I am still frightened as hell, but I am moving forward.

One day, one step, one micro-movement, one action at a time.

I am moving forward.

“Nothing happens and nothing happens and then everything happens.” ― Fay Weldon

When I woke up yesterday the Supreme Court had — in one moment — changed the law of this land.

Suddenly, rainbows filled my newsfeed and all my LGBT friends can now marry, something that even ten years ago, felt completely impossible.

The whole world changed.

In a day.

(Yes, there’s much more work to do to make sure that we have real equality, but you have to admit, yesterday’s ruling was nothing short of amazing.)

And that illustrates my point here.

All it takes is one moment. One leap of faith. One tiny, incremental decision to try a different route or open a window or to really see the sky for the first time.

What we perceive as reality becomes our reality.

So ask for what you want. Believe you can have it. Work your ass off polishing and shaping your dream. And expect to receive an affirmative answer from the universe.

I believe we live in a benevolent universe. I believe it is here to teach us to believe in what’s possible. It is always whispering, “You can do it,” if we get quiet long enough to hear it.

You can do it.

Start now.

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