“You can’t just visualize and then, you know, go eat a sandwich.”
During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jim Carrey made this statement to comically describe the hard truth that comes with the discovery of your intense creative power. It isn’t enough to recognize and decide you want to harness your Divine power to imagine and manifest the REAL life you want. You must deliberately put it into motion, for REAL. Even magic requires a little action.
Bibbbidi Bobbidi Boo!
In true form, the Universe waved its wand this week and serendipitously revealed what it believes your first calls to action should be. It magically served up a new moon, and there is a message in the timing. People tend to be more intrigued by the full moon, but the REAL tea is that the new moon, and the handful of days surrounding it, holds bigtime energy. It is literally a lunar sweet spot when it comes to setting intentions around new beginnings (and soliciting the Universe’s support to manifest those).
A REAL Call for Constructive Rebellion
This new moon is not only in the 11th month, but it hit on the 7th day of the 11th month. When 1’s and 7’s show up together, it is often an indication that a new start is on the horizon, and that it will likely be one that leads to an awakening and a break from tradition.
Author Alana Fairchild says that “1’s and 7’s together bring a message of constructive rebellion.. . . the message is that breaking with what you have been told or taught is a good move for now.” It is the Universe’s numeric warning that it is time to prepare for a REAL battle that will require you to rebel against formerly held beliefs and abandon conventional philosophies. This number combo also suggests that you must make the time to deeply assess what changes are necessary to make so you can find and follow your truth.
Lead a Powerful Rebellion with a REAL Plan of Attack
Silence and solitude are invaluable weapons. Arm yourself with the gift of calming alone time. You will require regular doses of this in order to weave your creative magic, but more importantly, the exponential benefits of doing this will astound you. Make it your mission to carve out time and space that allows for you to be still and undistracted, even if it is just 10-15 minutes each day.
It is challenging for your soul to speak and be heard over the noise of your mind and the outside world, so experimenting with ways that allow you to do this is a worthwhile endeavor. There is no right or wrong approach to learning how to slow down, quiet the mind, and simply be. It takes practice to turn the volume down and set a good stage for effective reflection.
Free up and prime your soul and mind, these activities can help you:
REAL Tips: you don’t need to be in a studio, seated in a specific position or on a special type of cushion, or practicing any of this in a particular room or space. This is for YOU, so get creative and find what works best in your world.
My REAL Methods: I use shower time and trail runs to meditate, reflect to soothing music when driving alone, and set aside 15 -20 minutes of quiet solitary time each day (usually somewhere in my apartment and typically on the family room floor with my feline meditation partner at my feet.)
REAL Energy Analysis
A REAL rebel must come to battle with a fierce and victorious energy. Energy lives within and around EVERYTHING. People, places, animals, things, foods, music, thoughts. EVERYTHING. Do you pick up on different types of vibes when you travel to a certain place, or interact with a particular person, or eat a type of meal, or listen to a specific type of music? That vibe you sense is REAL and exudes from the energy that infuses everything that is.
You, too, have your own unique vibe. You are connected to everything and everyone by a common energy and were born with an innate ability to sense the varying frequencies that come from different sources of that energy. It is one of your many REAL superpowers.
Some vibes and energies are upbeat, while others can be REAL downers. The REAL tea is that removing what brings you negative energy and falls into that “downer” category, and maximizing what brings you positive energy and constitutes that upbeat/feel-good category, play a big part in REAL living.
A careful energy analysis of which vibes feel right and which vibes feel wrong is a mission critical task in the quest to create your REAL life. It makes it easier to “clean house” when you are crystal clear on what to trash and what to keep.
Whose houses are we cleaning? Yours. Society may or may not consider you a real estate mogul, but in the REAL world, you own multiple homes that require regular maintenance:
- Your inner home (your internal thought patterns, behaviors, self-talk, routines)
- Your physical home (the physical space(s) in which you dwell and spend the majority of your time)
- Your community/neighborhood home (the people you spend your time with, the places you frequent, the activities and events you participate in)
Use reflection time to honestly assess the state of each of your homes:
- Which elements within each home emit energies that make you feel good, fill you up, make you come alive, and increase your joy and peace? Add to and enhance your energy? Speed up, strengthen, and heighten your vibe and frequency?
- Which elements within each home give off energies that make you feel bad, drain you, make you anxious and restless, and decrease your sense of ease and contentment? Reduce and dampen your energy? Slow down, weaken, and lower your vibe and frequency?
- Meditate on this during your quiet time and record your thoughts and analysis notes in a journal or notebook (one that gives you good vibes, please!). These notes will ultimately inform the master blueprint of your REAL life plan.
REAL Tips: Carry a journal or notebook around so that you can make notes about vibes and energies when you are on the go. Record and track your daily feelings and experiences to enhance your level of self-awareness and help fine-tune your frequency detector (as well as inform that master blueprint that I will help you draft!!)
My REAL Methods: I decorate my living space with things that tell a good story and have positive meaning for me (I finally gifted all of the mundane space fillers to Good Will). I always have vibe-raising music playing in the background of whatever space I am in (some days that means Jack Johnson, some days Sinatra, and other days Eminem). I only shop in and purchase services from businesses and stores that have a positive energy and vibe. I will travel further and spend more money if it means I will be amidst people and places that have happy energies and attitudes.
Without fail, REAL rebels intend to win every fight.
Energy analysis results are the perfect springboard for creating your authentic intentions. Once you get a REAL handle on what makes you feel good and gives you awesome vibes, and what makes you feel bad and gives you sucky vibes, you can create targeted intentions around what to release and what to manifest.
With your REAL reflection and energy analysis findings in mind:
- Set 1-3 clear intentions that involve clearing your life of what falls into the negative, energy-sucking bucket (what do you intend to throw out?)
- Set 1-3 clear intentions that center around cultivating and filling your newly-cleaned and cleared space with things that fall into the positive, vibe-raising bucket (what do you intend to keep and grow more of?)
- Write all of your intentions down in a journal or notebook
REAL Tips: Write your intentions on paper or cards that you can post all around so that they remain front and center in your awareness. Meditate on your intentions and visualize them coming into your REALity. Transform your intentions into statements (“I intend to bring XX into my life”) and confidently speak those statements out loud at least once a day. Revisit your intention list periodically.
My REAL Methods: I use the new moon week of each month to reassess my REAL intention list and either revise or add to it. I infuse meaning into my intention practice by trying fun intention-setting rituals. I read over and state my intentions each morning (within the first 30 minutes of waking up).
The REAL tea is that “you can’t just visualize and then, you know, go eat a sandwich.”
Harnessing your REAL power in REAL ways in order to create a REAL life requires REAL effort and REAL intention.
It will require you to launch your own REAL rebellion.
Shall we gear up with our REAL weapons and take to the battleground together?