7.01.2009

Tell the universe what you want


One year ago, I wrote the following passage in my journal:

I see myself working in an art gallery, museum, or other creative environment, surrounded by beauty and visual stimulation. I would like day-to-day schedule to involve a lot of writing, and give me the opportunity to exercise my creative voice and also use my ability to analyze and clearly synthesize complex information.

I remember the day I saw the advertisement for a Grant Writer/Researcher position at the art museum where I now work. The description matched my interests and strengths so strongly that I felt an almost eerie connection to it. I remember feeling chills run up and down my spine, accompanied by a strange intuition that I would end up working there.

I applied immediately, and interviewed for the position soon after. A week or two later, I received the job offer...on my birthday. (Now if that isn't a sign from the universe, then I don't know what is!) But more importantly, I don't think I could've recognized and pursued the same opportunity if I hadn't given voice to it. I may not have even allowed myself to be on the lookout for it.

I am so glad that I took the time to clarify what it was that I wanted, so that I could be open to receiving it. It's really amazing how much we can empower ourselves when we name what it is we want.

Today's To Do: Take five minutes to name something that you want to happen in the next 6 months of your life (even if it's just 1 or 2 sentences long - the more specific, the better) and hang it somewhere where you'll see it every day.

Image via Flickr user Laurennicole81.

6 comments:

Elise said...

I do this all the time: a couple of months, I asked for just a better job than the one I have now and the very next day, I got a job interview! Talk about goosebumps. (I didn't end up getting the job but it all worked out for the best anyway) My friend is mad for this kind of thing and it's amazing, she always seems to get exactly what she wants all the time. Got to be something in it.

Melita said...

i am going to do this today! i am going to put up a pretty hand made sign that says: I WILL PASS THE GMAT!! i am taking it in appx two weeks time, gah!

AnalieseMarie said...

Melita, I know you can do it! I'd love to see a picture of your sign after you make it!

Rachel said...

Your blog is amazing and inspirational. :)

Melita said...

thank you analiese. i will be sure to let you see it!

AnalieseMarie said...

Rachel, thank you! That means a lot to me!

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