There is nothing new under the sun, wise Solomon states in the book of Ecclesiastes, a book of the Bible that may yield more insight than any other when it comes to using the Ego operating system. One can be very wise, but if that wisdom is being manipulated by Ego, it may not draw correct or complete conclusions.
Why do I mention this? Because everything is new under the sun. Every old nugget of wisdom that has been shared for thousands of years is brand new when a mind and soul awaken to it.
This morning, I considered this when in fellowship with my Heart, I thought about manifesting my Vision. How do I get my Vision? In part it involves others, maybe you. I see my writing being published professionally and people reading it and discovering their own truth and wanting to engage with me, and we are enjoying the fellowship of the Heart together.
In the last dozen or so years, volumes have been written about manifesting dreams, so in that sense there is nothing new under the sun. To me, though, this morning? Ta-da! Oh, I understood a lot, but it impacted me in a fresh way this morning. Will my work be professionally published? I co-created my Purpose and the way it will look in life (Vision), so how does it become an everyday reality for me? How do I pick it up, make it real?
One thing I do is take baby steps, a la Mike Dooley. That would be these daily posts. Do it. Pick it up. Pluck it like a flower in a field of wildflowers. There aren’t any new varieties, but they are abundant and keep growing for others to find for themselves — nothing new under the sun until someone notices beauty that is new for them. Baby steps need to be viewed in the context of the big picture. I’m writing these posts, but the big picture is professional publishing. Until then, pick the daisy for today. It adds to the bouquet.
Then, do whatever needs to be done to keep picking those beautiful flowers. Keep creating. Whatever I have set as responsibilities for myself, things I enjoy doing and commit in devoted love and joy to do, then do it. Just because. No pressure. No guilt. No urgency.
I have learned that Ego loves to insert itself whenever it can to keep us from upsetting the status quo, the societal apple cart. Oh, for me this has been so sneakily subtle. Ego urges me to get things going, to panic, to think people must be enticed to read my work by getting it done fast. Yeah, that panicked urgency? Ego all the way. I have no control over others. I don’t want it — anymore.
Should my Vision not include others? For some, that may be so, but for me, it’s not. A writer writes to be read, to make connections, to have an impact. In fact, making connections is one of the basic energies of our existence. But, I can’t manipulate others into connecting with me. And I especially can’t depend on others to manifest my Vision.
I pick my Vision up, pluck it, manifest it by joyfully doing the daily work that is real, concrete, and makes for my happiness.Then, I exercise faith, faith shown in self-confidence. I exude that energy. Even when I’m exhausted and writing as I am this moment, I know it’s another flower closer to manifesting the full beauty of my Vision. This little bit of my Vision holds beauty and aroma for someone, I know, and that confidence does one very simple thing: it makes me happy.
Just a fresh way of looking at an old truth — for me. It was something new under the sun for this guy.
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!