Three weeks ago, I emailed Penelope Trunk. I begged her to give me advice on how to make money on my work: my meditations, Tuesday Tips, worksheets, my lifestream.
She kindly, graciously, wrote back with this:
There is no money in this. You have to get a job. It’s like writing a novel. People respect that as work, but it doesn’t pay bills. Just because you have a talent for doing something doesn’t mean you need to get paid for it. It’s like sex. I love your hair. It makes me think you’re great in bed. But I bet you don’t get paid for it. It’s okay to be good at something you don’t get paid for. Mostly, people get paid to do stuff because it’s not that fun so it wouldn’t get done if people didn’t pay for it. Sex is fun. Making these videos is fun. Go figure out what you are good at that people are paying for.
Solid advice, but I have made no move to get a job. It turns out, I’d rather be homeless than work for someone else. If I don’t at least try to do the work I feel I came to this reality to do, then I’m dead.
Today, I read an incredible Gary Vayanerchuck quote:
If you go and become a lawyer or go to school and do all the things that everybody wants you to do, and don’t do the thing you really love, the real question isn’t what’s going to happen when you’re 23, 27, 31, 36. The question really becomes what’s going to happen when you’re 70 years old and you look back at your life and you’re like, Why didn’t I try? There’s going to be a regret factor that I think a lot times a guidance counselor or parent or teacher tend not to think about… They’re worried about your next ten years. I’m worried about your last ten years.
And then here’s James Altucher on Why People Hate Their Jobs:
Jobs are modern-day slavery. We are paid just enough to live and not more. You are punished if you ask for more. Then you take the magic pill and the tears of dirt wipe away … The government gets up to 50% of your paycheck and then 10-20% of that goes to kill people on other parts of the planet, including our own children.
I’m doing the work I came here to do, no matter the cost. I intend to do more for others. I intend to give all I have to give. I intend to help other people get what they want. I’m on the right path, and part of an enormous paradigm shift. It’s all working out. We are being freed by the light!
Art by Kelly Cree
Thank you everyone who replied to my last article. I am so grateful for your support and your uplifting messages. You are helping me so much!
I said that following my bliss would be to stop using my credit cards, so here I am. I haven’t used a credit card since Thursday. I feel like a drug addict. I could go back to using it at any moment. But the bill for one of my cards is due the 13th. It’s for $324. On the to-do list this week: make $324.
I have a $5000 check on the way from a client job, and as you can imagine, receiving that check is on my mind. It would really help out this week!
Also, I may have failed to mention, but I am going on vacation to Cabo San Lucas in less than 2 weeks.
Experience Over Security
Yeah I put those plane tickets on a Discover card. And yeah Discover cut my credit off shortly thereafter. Thank you for the intervention, Discover. You are helping me focus.
Where Am I Going?
I am shaking as I write this. I am so ashamed of my behavior! And taking the time to realize I feel ashamed is a lot more helpful than burying my head in the sand any longer.
The Emotional Math Problem
Since I feel ashamed, the logical thing to do would be to practice the opposite emotion. *Looks up opposite emotion on the What’s Your Solution? worksheet.*
Shame is close to guilt, insecurity and unworthiness. That’s pretty low on the totem poll! But I don’t have to think about how I got here or what anyone thinks about me being here. I just have to do the work to raise my emotional vibration. Just like putting gas in the car. My confidence may be low, but I know how to fill it up.
Practice feeling the opposite emotions of shame: knowing and freedom. How do you feel knowing and freedom? What makes your confidence soar? What are you absolutely certain about? What does it feel like to be free?
I know when I’m tripping. I know what an open mind feels like. I know life is much deeper than the superficial motions I go through every day. I know I’m on the verge of greatness. I know life loves me, I’ve felt it before.
I know I’m brave for doing this. I know I’m doing my best in every moment. I know releasing my guilt and shame will help me feel better. I know my mood is the only thing that matters. I know I’m inspired.
I’m free to make any choice I want. I’m free to live my life how I want to live it, without caring about what anyone else thinks. I’m free to live my life as I please, even if it doesn’t make other people happy. I’m free to be myself. I’m free to not care about what you think. I’m free of anything holding me back. I’m free, like jumping on a trampoline or flying in a dream. I’m free like swimming in the middle of lake. I’m free to go anywhere and do anything I want. Nothing is holding me back.
I’m confident when I make websites. It’s so easy for me. It’s effortless to install software and edit php and google about WordPress. It’s easy to see missing semincolons or quotes. It’s easy to fix things. It’s easy to understand what’s going on. I know my way around a webhost. I know how to edit a database.
I’m confident when I make art and visual designs. I’m confident that every creative thing that comes out of my fingers is beautiful. I’m confident that even if I don’t understand my own art, it’s valuable and important. I’m confident that I always do my best creatively. I’m confident that I am effortlessly creative all day, every day.
I’m confident that my creativity and positivity are related. I’m confident that I know how to play with the universe. I’m confident I know what I’m doing. I’m confident in the value of my creations.
I am absolutely certain that this life is just for fun. I am absolutely certain that nothing really matters in the big picture. I am absolutely certain that life does want me to thrive. I am absolutely certain that there is something bigger than me that is helping me right now. I am absolutely certain that when I feel good, my life feels good. I am absolutely certain that everything does work out in the end.
I am absolutely certain that I have nothing to be afraid of. I am absolutely certain that I love taking risks. I am absolutely certain that things will work out for me eventually. I am absolutely certain that I am becoming a better person every day.
To be free means pushing “Publish” on this post and not caring about what anyone thinks of it. To be free means to own my behavior more and more every day. To be free means to not hate myself for what I do. To be free means to like being alive. To be free means to let my mind rest. To be free means to go within. To be free means to remember the magick of life. To be free means to remembering my power and allowing it to flow through.
Did you know Kelly Cree writes most of the content for JessicaMullen.com? Kelly is my wife, my partner-in-design, and my oracle. Ever since we started down our journey of positive thinking over three years ago, she has been able to answer every question I’ve had about spirituality, the law of attraction, and the true nature of reality.
Every time I have contrast, she asks me the same question: “Are you the creator?” Yes. I create my own reality. Like it or not, each of us is in complete control of our life experience.
We have a running joke. I say, “I’m so grateful you tell me all the answers so I can make money off them on my site.” To which she replies, “I’m so grateful I have you to write it all down so I don’t have to do any work!”
So today we’re announcing the biggest news we’ve had in a long time: Kelly is going to start doing PHONE CALL CONSULTING. You can call her a life coach, a wizard, or your new best friend, but the point is this: she has the answer you’ve been searching for.
All it takes to get what you want in life is to believe that it’s already yours. You know how sometimes you just know that you’re going to get something? You can train yourself to feel that way about anything you want.
Kelly can help you believe. Any question you have, she can answer. She helps me access nearly every solution I share with you on this site, and she does it calmly, intelligently and with a big dose of humor.
How it works
1. You prepay for your phone call. You can buy 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or a whole hour.
2. Leave your question in the provided field on Paypal.
3. As soon as we get notification of your purchase, we email you to schedule the call (usually we’ll write you back the same day).
4. Kelly calls you, you ask your question(s), she gives you the solution, and everyone’s life gets better!
The best part? MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
If Kelly doesn’t answer your question to your satisfaction, we’ll give you a full refund! So what are you waiting for? Get ready to feel sweet relief!
Download the iPhone wallpaper
Welcome to Tuesday Tips, the weekly guide to practicing positivity. This week the tips are all about having confidence in yourself. Clear your mind, put your body at ease, and dive into the flow with these morsels of magick. It’s your life, and you only live once! Stop caring about what they think and GO FOR IT! I know you can do it!
1. If you want it, go take it.
Stop pussyfooting around. Speak up and ask for what you want! It never hurts to ask.
2. Start before you’re ready.
Talk to anyone at the top of their game and you’ll hear something like this. ‘When I got started, I was a mess. I had no idea what I was doing, I just kept putting stuff out there. After a while, everything came together.’ ~ Marie Forleo in Brian Johnson’s newsletter
Last Monday, I was starting to question whether I was going to publish my new worksheet at all. Was it ready? Was it good enough? Then I read what Marie had to say and decided to go ahead and share before I “felt ready.” I’m so glad I did, because the worksheet was a big hit and sold dozens of copies!
3. Make friends with everyone you meet, and add them all on Facebook.
Facebook is one of the most powerful ways to spread your message. If you friend every person you meet every day, you’ll expand the reach of your work effortlessly. People you meet in real life may be more likely to take interest in your website than strangers online, so start connecting your digital and physical lives to create a reality more in line with who you really are.
4. Stressed about work? Know you can do it at any time, in your head.
What is your work? It’s your mood—how you feel. You can work on your mood anywhere. And when you get yourself in a good mood, all of your other so-called “work” will do itself. The easiest way to work on your mood? Stop thinking and count!
5. Make your decisions quickly and don’t turn back.
The universe favors the bold, the confident, and the decisive. Any path you choose is the right path, so just start moving! Waffling around being indecisive sends a muddied vibration. The universe won’t know what to bring you. Have confidence in any decision you make and the universe will back up your confidence with rewarding experiences.
6. Try this mantra: “I’m on a roll!”
I love hearing people say this! You know the feeling—can you fake it ’til you make it?
7. Try this mantra: “They’ll buy it!”
Have confidence in your ideas. When you have something you want to sell to someone (whether for money or just to get them to agree with you), tell yourself “they’ll buy it!” And when you do convince them, say “they bought it!”
8. Fill out a Universal Order Form.
My friend asked for “smooth sailing” and choose the order number 26. Not only did she receive her smooth sailing, but now every time we see the number 26 we think “smooth sailing,” perpetuating the good feeling.
9. Before you go to bed, practice the feeling of waking up feeling joyful and powerful.
Pre-pave the way you feel in the morning. If you can spend just a few moments picturing how good you’ll feel when you wake up, you’ll be more likely to go to sleep feeling good. The more you practice the feeling, the more your actions will reflect that good feeling. Your habits will improve effortlessly, and waking up will become much easier.
10. Try “feeling” this mantra: “I love everyone and everyone loves me.”
Courtesy of Julie M. Gastineau, using and believing in this mantra could create world peace.
11. All that counts is here and now.
I am surrounded with art and music that reminds me that RIGHT NOW IS ALL THERE IS! As you go about your day, come back to the present by saying to yourself, “This is it! This is all there is!” Think of the present as your canvas. What are you going to make of it? Let’s go!
Now get fired up with some Calvin Harris and go have the best day of your life.
Share what gets you going with the School of Life Design
Every week I post a link to the Tips in the School of Life Design Facebook group. What tips resonate with you? What ideas have you discovered that make your life easier and more fun this week? Leave a comment on this thread to join the discussion with over 200 brilliant life designers on the leading edge.
Welcome to Tuesday Tips, a weekly compilation of thoughts I like to think. This week, I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on enjoying myself wherever I am. I have enough life experience to know that when I choose to feel good in the moment, anything I’m worrying about works itself out and the flow whisks me away. Saying “I’m so happy to be here” helps me stop thinking about wanting to be somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else. When I’m happy with what I have, the universe keeps bringing me more things to be happy about. Below are some other ideas I’ve come across that help me stick to my mission: to feel good no matter what!
1. Practice telling the story describing your success.
Often when we want something, Kelly and I will imagine the conversation we’ll have when the desire manifests. For example, I want to have a good day at work. So I imagine driving home with Kelly, laughing and having fun. I imagine telling her how I had the desire to have a good day and I practiced the feeling by imagining a joyful drive home, during which we laugh and celebrate all the great things that happened. Now that I have had the vision of my success, all I have to do is forget about it and it’ll come. (Thanks for the Rodney Vision story, Molly!)
2. Trade hot dogs for titties.
What if hot dogs were currency for titties? Anything could happen. Remember that, like everything else, currency is created by you and it can be anything you want. Imagine a currency in flow. You’d always be in the right place at the right time with the right thing to trade for exactly what you want. (Thanks Rick!)
3. He who is hungry thinks about food.
Everything everyone says is a direct reflection of what they’re thinking about, which is a direct reflection of what you’re thinking about. (Thanks Armin!)
4. What would you do if money were no object?
Alan Watts says, “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.” Never do anything you don’t want to do for the money, because you’ll just end up having to do more stuff you don’t want to do to get more money. Instead, do what you love and the money will follow.
5. Ask yourself, what do I desire?
List the things you want to have, the emotions you want to feel, and the things you want to be. Then rewrite the list in the form of affirmations. Decide what you have. Decide what you feel. Decide who you are, and that’s who you’ll be.
6. You’re on a mission. A mission for ecstasy!
Your only mission on earth is to feel good and let the flow through you. Your mission is to live your life – you can’t help but desire, and those desires are what allow infinite source energy to continue to expand. Your only mission is to let that flow through you. When you resist, you’re not on task.
7. See them with their puppy.
Halcyon published a super-awesome Hug Nation video in which he talks about an angry kid who was hard to be around. One day his family got a new puppy. When the little boy went to show someone the new puppy, he was completely transformed—acting in a kind, loving, joyful manner. Everyone has the potential to act like that little boy, so just try to see them in that state first. Imagine people at their best and they’ll meet your expectations.
8. Try this mantra: “I’m innocent.”
Most of my life I’ve spent feeling guilty. Guilty about having too much, guilty about having an easier life than others, guilty about getting what I want while someone else goes with out, guilty about my behavior. So I’ve decided to practice the opposite feeling—innocence. You’re just a baby animal doing your best. You haven’t done anything wrong. You are a good person living a good life!
9. Be sure as shit!
Project a vibration of certainty that you’re living the life you want. When you decide to know it’s happening, you allow it to flow into your experience. When you have the desire, it’s created. The universe is on it and trying to give it to you in every moment. Sure as shit. (Thanks Coco!)
Share what tips work for you!
Every week, I post a link to the tips in the School of Life Design group on Facebook. Choose which tip you want to apply to your life this week and let us know how it goes in this thread. We’d love to hear what resonates with you. Thanks for reading, playing and sharing! I love you so much!
Tuesday Taco Tips, the weekly guide to a good attitude. As Hurricane Sandy challenges our friends and family in other parts of the world, those of us here in Austin are reminded of how blessed we truly are. When shit hits the fan and our petty concerns of daily life recede into the background, it’s nice to remember that we already have it all. We have a never-ending supply of love that will always pull us through. Here are some ways to count your blessings, go with the flow, and project a signal of taco.
If you don’t feel like doing something, it’s not the right time. According to Danielle Laporte, “Hesitation can be a form of wisdom.” And Abraham says, “What is the definition of procrastination? It means: I can feel within my Energy sensor that this action is not in perfect alignment at this time.”
2. Look in the mirror and tell yourself “I love you.”
Louise Hay says, “Mirror work is very powerful. Whenever we look into the mirror, most of us will say something negative to ourselves. To look yourself straight in the eye and make a positive declaration about yourself is, in my opinion, the quickest way to get results with affirmations.”
3. Count to stop thinking.
Can’t think something nice? Don’t think anything at all! If you want to hear more about counting, check out our Silent Counting episode of Ear Candy.
4. Make a list of 99 Things you love.
Every day, I make a list of things I like about my day. I write down everything from my breakfast, to the hot shower I took, to my favorite mantra for the day. Notice it, get more of it. Download the worksheet here!
5. Tell it how you want it to be, not how it is.
If you want something specific but haven’t quite found a way to believe it can be yours, try our Life Story worksheet.
6. Send a signal of appreciation.
To actively request more things to appreciate, finish this sentence: “I love it how…” I love it how I got up early today. I love it how I have time to write. I love it how I feel healthy. I love it how Kelly and I are getting along.
7. Send a signal of unconditional love.
Practice telling yourself and those around you, “I love you no matter what.” For more on self-love, watch the above Daily Meditation for 10.25.12 – How To Love Yourself.
8. Nuzzle what you want to muzzle.
That annoying shit in your life just wants to be loved too! It’s annoying you because it’s a part of yourself that you don’t like. Love and accept the parts of yourself you don’t like and the external annoyances will go away.
9. Remember what you are.
“I am a human being, not a human doing.” ~Wayne Dyer
10. Be easy.
Whatever is coming your way, accept it as a gift. When things don’t go as planned, know it’s a solution. Take the path of least resistance. Say yes. Let go. Life is supposed to be easy. Let it live you and it will take you where you want to go!
What tips work for you?
Share your favorite tips and how you’re applying them to your own life in the School of Life Design group on Facebook. Thanks for playing! Have a happy Halloween my sweet SoLDiers of light!
There is an apartment building in my neighborhood that has the words “Enjoy being” painted across the front of it. I love the concept, but up until recently I really had no idea what it meant.
In another part of Austin, on a bridge that crosses Lady Bird Lake, I’ve discovered explicit instructions sent from above to answer the question of how to enjoy being: “Focus one point and breathe.”
Focus one point and breathe. Feel one point on your body or look at one single speck and breathe. It’s the simplest flow toy there is. You know you’re outside of the Now if you lose your focus, break your gaze, or get distracted. But if you can keep your attention steady on one single point, whether it’s something you’re looking at or a point you’re feeeing on your body (for example, the point where breath enters and leaves your nostrils), you’ll feel the joy of simply being. It feels like tripping—that blissful state where you know everything is perfect and magickal right now, and things like money and time truly don’t matter.
When you direct all your attention and focus to a single point, you can see how what seems stationary is constantly changing. You can begin to see and feel the unfolding of life. It’s always in motion and there is no action you can take to influence it. All you can do is play with it and accept the gifts it constantly brings you.
Practice that state of being—the state of enjoying being—and that is the only work you will ever have to do on this Earth. Everything you want will unfold perfectly, now that you’ve gotten out of the way.
All that matters in life is how you feel. How you feel determines the experiences you attract. If you believe good things happen when you feel good, why bother feeling bad ever again?
Unconditional love and feeling good no matter what are the same thing. Tuning to a vibration of unconditional love, or a state of mind where your good mood is unshakable, definitely takes practice. It pays off though—those joyful octaves of life experience are what give meaning to life, and unconditional love is what we all strive for in our hearts.
How can we practice living from a state of unconditional love? How can we practice feeling good no matter what? It’s easier than it sounds, and many of us already do it: lifestreaming! (Did you see that one coming?)
Lifestreaming is an act of appreciating one’s life experience. By looking for things about your life you want to share on the Internet, you are actively seeking out things to feel good about. Appreciation is the same feeling as love. And when you appreciate, what you appreciate grows in value. Abraham says,
If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.
To feel good no matter what, you don’t have to first fix what’s wrong with you, lose 10 pounds, get a new job, or find a perfect lover. You don’t have to have any money, you don’t have to have tons of friends, and you don’t have to change. You can be exactly who you are, right now, and still feel unshakably, unconditionally good. All you have to do is look for things to appreciate about your life. In each moment of your experience, there are thousands of things you could appreciate.
I’m proposing lifestreaming as a long-term solution for humanity as a whole. The technology may not be as prevalent as television (yet), and it still might feel weird to let go of some privacy and appear vulnerable in public. But when we look for things to appreciate about our lives and share them with others, it inspires other people to look for things to appreciate in their own lives.
If we can collectively train ourselves into a constant state of appreciation, we will be living in unconditional love. We will all feel good no matter what. Can you imagine?! For our species as a whole to operate from a place of love, instead of fear?
Lifestreaming may not be for everyone (yet…). But if it turns you off, ask yourself why. Would it make you feel conceited? Would it make you feel bad for sharing how good your life is when other people don’t have it as good? Would you be afraid of attack or backlash?
Remember that you are perfect, and you deserve to be celebrated. There is nothing to be afraid of (literally, I promise, I guarantee it!) because everything that happens in your life experience is a solution.
Lifestreaming as a life design practice, and as a technology, is still just a baby. There are infinite ways it can grow and expand and benefit us. For now, I’ll leave it as a way to practice appreciation, feeling good, and loving unconditionally. What happens after that is for you to discover.
Examples of lifestreaming love
There are as many ways to lifestream as there are ways to communicate. You can share photos, write about gratitude, or channel dolphins. Here are several lifestreamers creating huge waves of love in their lives that may inspire you to share more of your own incredible life.
- Sunny Smith: “so grateful that i am self-aware. so grateful that i can hear the hum. so grateful that i can feel the flow. so grateful that i can do this.”
- Novaa Veo: “I’ve got a lot of awesome happening in my life right now. Let’s talk about it.”
- Katja Simone: beautiful photography of the Now.
- Sarah Monster Gilbert: a brilliant artist sharing recent work.
- Betty Leigh Verbeke: “I love the life I am making. I love the reflections I’m seeing. It’s all just so ridiculously wonderful.”
- Jen Bullinger: “I’m grateful for new opportunities on the horizon. I’m grateful to know that when I start to make a move, the Universe matches me with an even more awesome rebuttal.”
- Kelly Cree: “it feels good to focus / to stay laser focused to hold / love in my heart / it feels good to take responsibility”
- Sara Whittemore: “What do you do after you make the choice? You change your perspective. Perspective change is similar to the concept of creating a new life story which allows you to change your thoughts by creating a new version of your present situation (your story).”
- Lorra Fae: “I just got hit with the stab of deep gratitude … How crazy it is to just be SLAMMED with this notion. It makes breathing a joy, just lying here in bed, inhabiting this body, fully present. Feeling ALIVE.”
- Mia Moore: “SO GRATEFUL THAT MY GOAL IS TO FEEL GOOD AND I AM SO GOOD AT ACCOMPLISHING IT! SO GRATEFUL I GET TO SMILE SO OFTEN! SO GRATEFUL THAT THIS IS REALLY MY LIFE! WOW, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!”
- Lynn Fang: “Grateful to accept who I am. Grateful to express public gratitude. Grateful to break through walls, expand my consciousness, and ultimately gain greater self-confidence and awareness.”
- Erin Kys: “Ask for what you want. IT’S THAT EASY.” Plus: BACON CUPCAKES.
More lifestreaming resources
To join in on the life design and lifestreaming conversation, visit the School of Life Design Facebook group. For an introductory lesson on starting a lifestream practice, read the School of Life Design Lesson 2: Designing the Digital You. To start your own self-hosted website, please support the School of Life Design by getting a website through Bluehost. Finally, check out my lifestream too!
Welcome to Tuesday Tips, the best ways to feel good on the Internet. This week’s edition totally stressed me out because I thought I was going to write about things I learned from my job. But then I thought about it too much and started freaking out about how to be funny, what to include, how personal can I get, etc. So I had a mild panic attack, started resisting writing these hoes, and then woke up late this morning because I was dreading writing this post so much.
But life is supposed to be fun, and I’m just here to play. So anytime I get stressed out, I just remind myself that I shouldn’t do something unless it’s fun, and if it’s not fun I have to make it fun.
So when I’m freaked out, under pressure, want something really badly, AND want it to be fun, I remind myself to stop thinking, because thoughts are the only thing that can block the flow of well-being that makes life so fun and magickal. Then I do everything I can to stop thinking. Here’s what works.
1. Stay busy.
Start immediately. Chip away at your projects. Just keep going. Whether you’re inspired or not, just keep moving. If you have a deadline, just start stream-of-consciousness creating. Just DO IT. You only have to take one step in the right direction for the flow to pick you up.
2. Make a magick wand.
Use it. It might take a while to get used to, but you’ll figure it out.
3. Stop talking.
Omg, stop talking. If you’re talking, you’re definitely thinking, and you can’t hear what life is whispering to you. Just shush up. Shh. Zip it.
If you aren’t talking, but you’re still thinking, those thoughts are like unflushed turds in a toilet. Flush them out. Get rid of them, stat! I like to use prompts to keep me focused on the good thoughts. These always work for me:
- “I’m so grateful…”
- “I appreciate…”
- “I am…”
- “Dear Jessica…”
- “I intend…”
5. Keep your cool.
Tell yourself that if you fail, if that person leaves you, if you lose a limb, if your pet dies, if your house burns down, if you write a shitty Tuesday Tips, if your head falls off, no matter what happens, YOU’LL BE OK. Life is just a game. Whatever you’re stressed about, just let it go. If it happens, you’ll survive. Let go. It’s not scary. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Anything that happens is trying to help you. It’s a solution. Promise.
6. Just breathe.
Focus on your breath. Focus on your breath. Focus on your breath. There are no thoughts in the present, because thoughts are physical things, and the present is just a line between past and future. You can’t have a physical object in a line. There is no space. Focus on your breath, keep your focus on the line between past and future, and wake up in this crazy dream called life. Look around, and you’ll find your answer. You can listen to this song while you do it:
You may have noticed things are changing. You are aware of your thoughts. You are aware of your hand in this. You are aware that your thoughts create.
It was scary at first, getting over the guilt and fear of looking conceited or powerful or delusional. But thanks to the experiences shared on the Internet, it has become common knowledge that feeling good feels good and leads to good things. As a society, we’ve collectively begun to understand that the meaning of life has a lot more to do with having fun than making money or repenting for sins.
Congratulations my friend! We have made it to the next level of life experience. We are aware. We have woken up from the trance of being mind-identified. We have stepped into our role as conscious creators, with a permanent hotline to infinite intelligence.
Some call this transition period entering the “fifth density“, which is a vibrational frequency of consciousness. In this density, we operate from the standpoint of unconditional love and unity with all-that-is. We can zoom out and see a bigger picture of life. The fifth density is where we become aware of our own vibration and our creative power. In fifth density, you exist in flow, or in sync with the universal rhythm or pulse of life. Learning to live in flow marks the transition from fourth to fifth density.
Divine inspiration. Knowing. Confidence. Tripping. Thought-free focus. Letting life live you. Walking the tightrope, trusting the big picture of life to care for you. By choosing to tune ourselves and our moods into the vibration of unconditional love, we access an awareness of flow. Access to the fifth density depends on your mood. Are you in the mood for love?
There is nothing weird or scary about this transition. It’s what we have been collectively striving for. We are entering a period of joy, of fun, of play, and of unconditional love. You don’t have to do anything to be part of the process. You only have to choose it. However, below are a few general principles that may ease that head-exploding feeling of “holy shit, life is deep.”
5 Useful Rules to Live by in the Fifth Density
1. Listen for the flow.
To live in flow, your mind must be quiet enough to hear it. As you make your decisions throughout the day, ask yourself if the choice is a “fuck yeah”. If you have to think about it, it’s not. You can always feel the right decision, which the flow provides, because it will feel good and you will have zero doubt.
2. Up your tolerance for feeling good.
There’s nothing to be embarrassed about feeling good. Everyone gets it. Stay conscious and aware of your mood and thoughts, listen to your body and the indicators in your reality. Find your balance. Keep your cool. Life is like a 360º tightrope. If you were on a tightrope, would you give your attention to what you’re giving it to currently? Choose what you focus on. Choose to ignore everything you don’t want. Let the negative go. Your awareness creates it. What you resist, persists.
Notice particularly when you start reaching your upper limits of feeling good. In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks explains there are four ways in which we prevent ourselves from reaching our ideal conscious state: feeling fundamentally flawed (how could someone as imperfect as me achieve unconditional love?), feeling disloyal to our roots (how could I choose success without abandoning those who made me who I am?), feeling like a burden (if I reach my highest potential, I’ll be an even bigger burden than I am now), or fear of outshining (how can I allow my perfection when it might make those around me feel bad?). If you start feeling bad, ask yourself if something really good just happened. If so, you’re upper-limiting yourself.
You don’t have to perfect your mood in one day. You don’t have to clean up all your thoughts at once. It’s an iterative process that happens with each new thought. Just practice observing your thoughts and watch as the light of your consciousness evaporates the illusion of darkness. In fifth density, your mood is your only work. Do the work. Feel the feeling you want to feel right now, and you have instant access to the vibration where your manifestation resides. It feels almost like shapeshifting, or teleporting.
3. Up your tolerance to other people feeling good.
If you want to live at a higher vibration, you have to be ok with the people around you being on your level. Choose to appreciate the success of the people around you, instead of fearing their success will give you less access to them. You can only perceive their success because you are projecting success.
4. Focus on the feeling of what you really want.
Being able to desire and then manifest anything you want is part of the fun of this density. If you know exactly what you want, you don’t have to think about your desire anymore, because the moment you had the desire, it was created. You don’t water your seed by thinking about it every day, you do it by paying attention to your mood. It will come when you feel as good as you would if you had received the manifestation. Basically, it will come when you don’t care about it anymore, because you found another way to feel good.
The only thing you can actively do to manifest your desire is to focus your energy on feeling good, regardless of whether you receive what you want or not. Tell yourself you have it, and live as if you do. You must become it before you see it. You must believe that it already is, and when you look for it, you’ll see everything already is reflecting that truth.
5. Practice feeling good even though you don’t have everything you want.
Feel good anyway. Act as if. Distract yourself from thoughts that keep you away from what you want. By saying “I want” you are vibrating “I don’t have.” Instead, say “I am.” There are infinite ways to feel good right now, without ever receiving that which you perceive to be lacking. You can exercise, meditate, do mood-boosting worksheets, read Tuesday Tips, or play with flow toys. But the easiest, fastest, and most reliable method for feeling good right now is your breath.
Our breath connects us to each other, to the world, and to the flow of life. Focusing on one’s breath is an instant connection to source energy and can be used at any time to stop thought and feel good. To practice conscious breathing, you can join others in the DoAsOne.org universal breathing room online (thanks Katharine!), or download the Prana Yama breathing app. For fantastic instructions on breath and meditation, read The Practice (thanks Sunny!).
Breath is the holy grail of feeling good. It’s the tool that will always work. It’s the secret ingredient we all have instant, easy access to.
Join in World Liberation Day!
At 10:30pm central time tonight, at the time of the biggest full moon of 2012, we’re all going to meditate for an hour, visualizing the world we want to live in. (See here for your timezone and more detailed instructions).
If you’re in the flow, you have the power that creates worlds in your hands. Life design is consciously directing that flow to create whatever you want. What happens is your decision. Do you want world peace? Do you want alien contact? Do you want all debts canceled? Do you want eternal life? Do you want to fly? What happens next for the world is up to you, and everyone gets to choose the version they want to live.
And y’all? Just remember this is all just for fun. None of this serious, and none of it matters. Enjoy the ride! I love you, and you’re doing great.