What else can you do? Find ways to reinforce your commitment. One such
way is to make a collage. The energy you give to this task, and therefore your
writing goals, will multiply the possibility of creating the desired outcome.
Clarify and list your writing goals for 2019.
Write about a page that summarises the outcomes you want to achieve. This may be prose or poetry – whatever comes at the time. Just let your creative juices flow…
Identify key words, phrases, pictures/photographs, objects, or anything else that will symbolise the essence of each of your goals.
Gather these items – take your time with this part of the exercise and make sure you have the most meaningful representation for each goal. For example, a goal might be ‘freedom to write’ – which could have many different meanings, depending on the circumstances. While one person may choose a deserted bush scene to indicate ‘freedom’, another may select a photograph of themselves flying a glider… because they remember the sensation that they were souring on the back of a huge bird with no sound other than the hiss of the wind… and someone else, may simply find a feather for their project.
Check that your items are specific and personal. Replace them if necessary.
Arrange your items on a sheet of cardboard – or two, or three, or four. I once made a huge collage to represent life goals, using four sheets of coloured cardboard taped together, and it continues to bring rewards twenty years later!
Take a break, then come back to your collage with fresh eyes. Do this for as short or as long as feels comfortable – but don’t take so long that you give up!
Secure your treasures to the cardboard.
Hang your masterpiece where your eyes will naturally rest on it several times each day – to reinforce the power of manifestation.
Trust the universe to bring you the opportunities to meet your goals.
years, I spent many festive seasons alone and grew to enjoy them, with my own
special but very loose routine. Christmas morning… sleep in, read/write in
bed, doze, raid the fridge, read/write some more, shower and then go for a long
walk. By then, it was at least mid-afternoon. New Year’s Eve… bathe by
candle-light with relaxing music, while clarifying my hopes for the following
twelve months. New Year’s Day… find pictures, words, or objects to represent
what I wanted to come to fruition, then spend hours making a collage to hang
where my eyes would regularly rest on it to reinforce the power of manifestation.
Such was the mood I created on New Year’s Eve twenty years ago, that my list of hopes for the coming year developed into a poem before midnight. The resulting collage grew to cover four sheets of coloured cardboard of the standard size carried by newsagencies. I cleared the wall and hung the huge poster at the foot of my bed, where I would see it before I fell asleep at night and first thing each morning.
Many of the
wishes were granted during that year, mostly because I focussed on achieving
the outcomes I wanted… but others seemed to be the result of the goodwill of
the universe, or as some would say, by the alignment of the planets.
Although a bit dilapidated from being folded, stored and carried around through several house-moves, I still have that collage. Some of my hopes represented on it are still manifesting, even if in slightly different ways. For instance, I’d pasted this photograph of myself on my creation, because it reminded me of the deep love that was between myself and the photographer. He was long gone from my life and I had married and divorced someone else, but I wanted to find another love such as ours.
That connection with a new person eluded me year-in and year-out, but then the tide turned. Due to surprising life changes, the photographer is back in my life and our love is even deeper and richer than in our youth.
universe works in mysterious ways!
stopping any of us from using this principle to reinforce our writing goals?
is quite simple… Nothing!
surrounding our dreams with energy – that of the universe and our own action –
we multiply the possibility of creating the desired outcome.
is strong –
Make clear decisions about your writing intentions for 2019
Make a commitment to yourself that you will achieve these goals (a collage is one way to do this)
Plan what action/s you need to take to turn each dream into a reality
What other strategies
have you used to set, reinforce and manifest your writing goals?
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