(Click the thumbnails to see my filled out worksheets from today)
So, wow. Today was hard. I didn’t miss the caffeine, but when I was doing my taxes and found out I owed $1200, I started craving a drink. Kelly kindly coached me through it, rubbing my head and telling me it was a solution and all that.
I slowly came out of my funk by doing my worksheet packet! You guys, I can’t even begin to tell you the relief I felt when doing these worksheets today.
First, there’s the Flower of Life Design Template. I put it as the cover because even when I don’t feel like making gratitude lists, I’ll still be able to bring myself to doodle. Coloring on this always reminds me that life is magick. It really opens my mind up.
Next came the Daily Planner. This one helps my mind organize my positive thoughts as well as my to do list. It’s like a bridge from normal thinking to magickal thinking. It brings me relief to practice the feeling of my to do list being done, and it’s where I keep all my mantras. It also reminds me to do more acts of kindness!
Telling my Life Story the way I want it to be
The third page is the Life Storyboard worksheet. It’s an iteration of the Life Story worksheet, in which you tell the story of how you got something you currently want. “This is the story of how…” You tell a little story of milestones that helped you reach your goal. It helps me practice the feeling of getting something big, and it helps me picture ways it could actually happen. This one works really well! The “Storyboard” version is all the little pages flipped right-side-up so you don’t have to fold and cut it to make a little book.
Today I told the story of how “being sober was the best thing I ever did.” The first sign the trick was working was when “I found a way to have fun while sober around intoxicated people.” What truly tipped the scales and made me believe in my own power was “meeting magickal spiritual people who gave me helpful advice and cast spells on me.” The icing on the cake was “letting go of all my anger, truly seeing the trip/illusion and going with the flow harder than ever.”
I wrote all that out for you so I can explain how it actually came true. First of all, everyone around me all day was sober. Second, at dinner I got to see my friends Bella and Sherwin. Six-year-old Bella was positively magickal, uplifting me with her smile and antics. And her dad Sherwin offered his full support of my “30 Day” endeavor. He was just so sweet and kind about my decision that I could have cried. I looked him in the eye and knew he understood me. It was all I wanted.
The fourth page is the Gathering Momentum worksheet, which is the first one I ever made and still one of my best. It has places for drawing and gratitude lists and “advice from my higher self.” The best part about this one was that Kelly taught me a new trick. In the little grid drawing areas, she makes a dot in each square. Each dot she makes, she says her mantra, “I’m winning!” I tried it for each of the grids while thinking “I love myself” for each dot I made. An INCREDIBLE way to focus. And the best part? Our 9-year-old friend Janie wanted to do it too! She filled out a grid, making a dot in each box, saying to herself, “Janie rocks! Janie’s awesome!”
Next is the unreleased “Practice the Feeling of Abundance” worksheet. In this one, you visualize giving people money, and practice feeling the way it would feel to do it. Imagining giving is just as effective at creating abundance as actually doing it.
The Daily Self Love worksheet falls after that. More grids to do mantra work or doodling in. And it really is so helpful to make a list of 10 things I love about myself!
Hitting the ball out of the park
The last page is the Universal Order Form. You place your order, pick an order number, then let go. When you see your order number, you know it’s coming. This one worked for me too! The first box I placed an order for a “good free dinner.” We were invited to Whole Foods after taking Janie to soccer practice, and then her dad paid for us! Not only that, but we got mad free samples and had a wonderful time with our friends.
This is why I’m sober
Getting to do this packet of worksheets every day feels like the most exciting thing to ever happen to me. It reminds me of when I was a kid and I would doodle at my desk for hours, imagining I was at a desk job doing very important work.
Doing these worksheets is the most important work I could ever do, because they uplift me and turn my life into a magick show. And I know my mood is my only work, because how I feel attracts what I think and what I experience.
In conclusion, today was hard to get through without a drink or toke, but I can already feel the silvery taste of magick behind my eyelids. And truth be told, that’s all I want: to live the magick life.
Want to play too?
Having an organized packet of worksheets is about 1000 times better than having random printed worksheets all over my desk. I feel super focused and “with it.” And I felt such a thrill of accomplishment when I completed all 7. I may have had sloppy-as-hell handwriting, but goddamn it they WORKED!
If you’d like to buy the 7-page PDF workbook to print for yourself for $10, click below. We can live the magick life together! Try it, I know you’ll love it!
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My friends and I are a team. Team Trashy, that is. I don’t remember exactly how it started, but after a few wild nights and subsequently having to charge our phones in public establishments the next day, the name stuck.
After a while, we started wanting to keep track of our more amusing adventures. We decided we needed a team ledger, in which we would record our indiscretions and achievements alike. So, for our friend BB’s birthday, we gave her The Ledger.
BB gave each team member a page in the book and got some pretty stickers. Each time a team member got a compliment or something for free, she got a sticker. Every time she would do a good deed or make a new friend, she got a sticker. And, if a team member did something super-silly while intoxicated, or had some bathroom mishap, she got a sticker too.
The ledger has become a fun part of our daily lives and encourages us to take note of all the good things happening. And when one of us has some sort of epic fail, we use the ledger to make light of the event and laugh it off.
The Team Ledger Worksheet
Inspired by the Team Trashy ledger, Kelly and I made the Team Ledger Worksheet to help you notice what you want more of. Print out one for each of your friends and make it a weekly ritual, or make a binder of them for yourself to keep yourself focused on the good life.
Use the worksheet to focus on both compliments that you give and receive. Notice when you get free stuff, but also when you give it away! Use it as an opportunity to not only note your own new friends, but anytime anyone you know makes a new friend. And of course mark down the good deeds others do for you. Any time you place your attention on something in your reality, whether it happens to you or someone else, you encourage more of it. So appreciate the success of others to increase your own! It’s pure magick.
Make investing in the things you like about life easy and fun! This worksheet makes it easy to involve other people in your life design ventures and it makes a game out of appreciation. Everyone wins—who doesn’t want to attract more compliments, free shit, friends, good deeds, winning, and learning experiences?
The Team Ledger Worksheet is an 8.5×11″ PDF download. Pay through PayPal, then click “return to Jessica Mullen design” to complete your download. As soon as you click “return to Jessica Mullen design,” you will be prompted to download the worksheet to your computer.
Recently I came across an article about creativity rituals. What do you do to start your mind down the creative path? Do you make tea, go for a walk, or play a round of Euchre? I set off to make a “creativity worksheet” to get my juices flowing, but the more I worked on it, the more I realized the challenge was not to find creativity, but to allow the universe to deliver.
A “creativity ritual” worksheet was misleading, because it implied you have to take action to get inspired. But asking to feel creative is exactly the same thing as asking the universe for a cup of coffee or a brand new house. It’s all the same—when you ask, the universe gives. Your only job is to receive.
It’s that receiving part of “Ask and it is given” that trips a lot of us up. How do you open up to allow yourself to receive gifts from the universe? How do you get yourself to believe that the universe will actually bring it? And if you can believe it, how do you even be present enough to know when you’re receiving it?
Introducing the Universal Order Form worksheet
Kelly and I took the “creativity ritual” worksheet and simplified it down into something much more effective: the Universal Order Form. It takes into account the fact that all wishes are granted and all desires are already created. Here’s how it works.
1. Write down what you would like to receive.
It can be anything. The universe has no problem creating you $1,000,000 or a new pair of pants. Of course, you have to believe you’ll actually receive it, so sometimes it helps to start with smaller things to build up your belief system.
2. Choose your order number.
Your number can also be anything, but I’d stick to one- and two-digit numbers at first. Once you choose your order number, start looking for your number in your daily life. Once you’ve seen your number (on a license plate, the clock, a math problem, anywhere!), you can rest assured knowing your order is on the way.
Why it works
This order number system is a way to trick your mind into practicing the feeling of belief that your wish is actually being granted. Say you ask for a milkshake, and you pick the number 33. An hour goes by and the next time you look at the clock, it says 4:33. A quiver of excitement goes up your spine, as you remember, “my order number is 33!” That feeling is the delicious sensation of trust in the universe, the knowing that what you want is coming and you don’t have to lift a finger.
When you feel that feeling, you are sending a vibrational signal to the universe that you are ready to receive. The instant you believe it’s coming, it’s already on the way. That milkshake won’t be far now! As long as you don’t contradict that feeling with doubt, or start feeling silly for believing, it’ll be yours in no time.
Use this worksheet as a game at first, to use with little desires you don’t care much about. Try it with songs you want to hear on the radio, places you want to eat for dinner, things you want to pick up at the grocery store. Or use it to ask for more general feelings—ask for a satisfying day, a friendly meal, or good service.
This tool is a very powerful device for practicing the feeling of trust. If you’re ready to start allowing more of what you want into your experience, and you want to do it in a way that’s fun and simple, you can pick up this sweet tool for only $5.
The Universal Order Form comes as an 8.5×11″ PDF download with six order forms per page. You get the link as soon as you pay through Paypal (make sure you click “return to Jessica Mullen Design” to complete the transaction). Print as many copies as you like and don’t forget to take orders for your friends too!
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Welcome to Tuesday Tips, a weekly collection of ways to practice positive thinking. This week I have a holiday gift to share with you! Introducing: the Daily Planner Worksheet PDF download!
A few months ago I was contacted by a woman wanting to collaborate on a daily planner for life designers and conscious creators. Combined with her requests and inspiration, and my own experience with day planners, I created this Daily Planner Worksheet. It’s designed to help you consciously influence your current reality to better reflect the reality you prefer.
This worksheet includes:
- A column for pre-paving your day with creative prompts to help you quickly decide the path you’re taking.
- A column to practice appreciation of yourself and your reality. When you appreciate, both you and the object of your appreciation increase in value.
- This is my favorite – a place to record your Counting High Score! Stop thinking by counting the moments you’re allowing well-being, inspiration and love to flow through you.
- An action column, including a unique to-do list that helps you achieve your goals vibrationally. Write down your to-do list item, then practice feeling the way you would feel if the item were already done. When you catch that feeling, you can check the item off your list. Let the universe take care of all the details and do all the heavy lifting.
- A dream journal to record your recent dreams and influence future dreams
This worksheet is a culmination of practices I’ve been experimenting with the past 6 months. Each method of focusing thought has worked really well for me, and I’d love to hear if they work for you too. Leave your feedback and pictures of your own Daily Planners in the School of Life Design group and together we can keep working towards bigger and better. This worksheet should be the perfect guide to creating your reality for 2013. I love you all so much!
Welcome to Tuesday Tips, a weekly compilation of ways to change reality by thinking on purpose. Deciding to control your reality by managing your thoughts is a challenge, but the good news is you get a clean slate to start over with in every new moment. Every instant is an opportunity to turn the boat downstream, from struggling against the flow to floating blissfully with it.
This week, the Tips come in a word-problem/fill-in-the-blank format. Think of the following as a worksheet. Get out your looseleaf paper and a pencil and let your magick unfold! These prompts will help you direct your thoughts towards things that feel good, and in turn, produce good-feeling experiences.
1. Write your ideal daily routine.
For inspiration, read the routines of famous writers. After you’ve decided what you’d like your routine to be, intend to allow a similar routine to flow into your experience. Trust it will come to you naturally and take no action to force it. Never think of your routine again, and before you know it, you’ll be living the routine of your dreams. Bonus points for realizing your routine is already perfect the way it is!
2. Name one thing you would do if you weren’t afraid. Do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “Always, always, always, always, always do what you are afraid to do.” And: “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” (Check out Brian Johnson’s newsletters for more.)
3. Finish the sentence. Wouldn’t it be nice if ______________?
4. Imagine something great happening for your best friend. Describe their success in a sentence.
Believing in someone and thinking the best for them is the greatest gift you can give.
5. Practice your telepathy. Send someone a kind thought in the air.
Try something like, “Dear __________, I love you and you’re doing great!” They’ll feel it, and will act as if you had told them aloud.
6. Fill in the blanks. I ____________ what I love, and I love what I ____________.
Examples: I eat what I love, and I love what I eat. I invest my thoughts in what I love, and I love what I invest my thoughts in. Apply this mantra to any area of your life you’d like to improve.
7. Demonstrate your ability to believe in the unbelievable.
Whatever you believe, you’re right. You get what you expect. Your expectations are based on your beliefs. A belief is just a thought you think a lot.
8. Fill in the blank. Today, I want to feel ____________.
Choose from the following or make up your own: joy, appreciation, empowered, free, love, passion, enthusiasm, eagerness, happiness, belief, optimism, flow, ease, peace, confidence, bold, courageous, fearless, inspired, successful, delight.
9. Name one synchronicity you’ve noticed today.
When you look for evidence that everything is connected, you see it everywhere you look. If you can’t think of a synchronicity (a surprising coincidence), think of a random thing you’d like to encounter. I love looking for snails and unicycles. The next time you see your indicator, know it’s a message from the universe saying, “You’re on the right path!”
10 When you notice it, you get more of it. What’s one thing you’d like to notice more of?
I want to notice more iPads!
Turn in your homework in the School of Life Design group
Each week, I post a link to the Tips in the School of Life Design group on Facebook. This is your opportunity to apply one of these ideas to your life and see what changes unfold. This week it’s easy since they’re mostly fill-in-the-blanks! Post your answers in this thread so we can discuss and create new ideas. It’s always inspiring to see how other people put positivity into practice. Thanks for playing!
In school, graphic designers are highly encouraged to use a grid to lay out their designs. Grids keep everything organized and aligned. I’ve never been one to measure out a grid before designing—my grid tends to evolve organically and changes often. I had yet to find a grid that felt fun to design within, until I discovered sacred geometry.
Sacred geometry is the geometry of life. All of life fits within this system of shapes, which all go back to a single circle. You can watch the video below for more information.
One of the patterns in sacred geometry is called the flower of life. Any 3d object found in this reality can be drawn within this pattern.
I’ve been looking for inspiration for my website redesign lately, and it occurred to me to use the flower of life pattern as a grid for my layout. I created this template and allowed my hand to wander.
The experience of drawing on this grid was transformational to say the least. It felt like the ultimate grid. By connecting the centers of circles, following only my intuition and no plan, I was able to come up with incredible ideas for my site layout that were super fun to discover.
Approaching visual problems within this framework allows for divine solutions. Not only that, but tracing designs on top of this pattern will free your mind up to find any solution you may be looking for. Working with sacred geometry is a spiritual art, because it opens one up to the patterns of life, which allows answers to flow.
Below you can download a free PDF worksheet of the flower of life design pattern to draw your own solutions. Ask the grid a question and allow your hand to provide the answer. Enjoy!
Pro tip: When you print it, make sure you click “scale to fit page”.
Emotions are indicators of alignment with source energy. The better you feel, the more aligned you are. The more aligned you are, the more effortless and joyful your life becomes. Feeling good is the only thing that matters, because when you feel good, you are working with the flow of life instead of against it. When you are living in the flow, there is only synchronicity, fun and love.
Consciously choosing to feel the way you want to feel is your work as a vibrational being. Your mood is your work. It comes before your job, or your family, or your health. If you align your mood first, your job, family and health will reflect your chosen vibration. You have the power to choose how you feel, which means that you have the power to choose alignment at all times. Discovering how to feel good no matter what is your challenge in this life.
As we flow through the ups and downs of life, sometimes we forget that we hold the power to feel good within. One of the most common questions anyone on the path of conscious creation may ask is, “But how do I feel good?”
Finding the answer to that question is your job here on Earth. But while we all must seek our own ways of feeling good, there are shortcuts to get there faster. Stopping thought is one way to instantly feel good, and practicing the feeling of having what you want works too.
Introducing: Software for Your Mind
In our endless quest to feel better, Kelly and I like to come up with tools that help us feel good when we forget how to do it ourselves. Our latest creation is a mental program that helps you replace negative thoughts with the version of reality you want to live.
This worksheet is designed in flow-chart format to emulate a software program. It’s not fun in a board game sense. It’s fun in an “I’m tripping my balls off, why didn’t anyone tell me I could do this!” sense. It’s realtime shapeshifting, realtime switching to the reality you prefer. It’s extremely powerful. It feels like being in an infinite loop of leveling up, consciously and intentionally.
We’re offering this mind software as a digital PDF download for $5, which you can purchase by clicking the link below. After paying with Paypal, you will receive an email with a link to download the file. Print out as many copies as you like, and run the program in your mind until you feel better. It works every time.
Handwritten with love, this 3.4-Mb PDF will spiral you upwards into higher vibrations than ever before. No matter how you feel right now, you can always feel better. Just imagine what incredible experiences are waiting for you at those higher vibrations!
The other day I felt creatively stifled because I had no idea what I should work on. I have a lot of things I know I could do to feel good, but had no plan or priorities. I used to be an obsessive to-do list maker, but I purposely let go of that habit over the last year. But without a to-do list, how do I know what to do?!
I spent some time thinking about what I want, and found that my desires could be broken into four categories: what I want to do in each Now, what I want to do every day, what I want to accomplish every week, and what I’d like to achieve this month. I’ve tried making lists of things I should do every day before, to no avail. But this is less about feeling like I need to do things, and more of a list of options to try because I know they always work.
I created this worksheet to remind me of the things that help me feel good, whether in this moment, in this day, in this week, or in this month. I’ve kept up with it for a whole two days now, but it’s not really supposed to be a lifestyle time management system. It’s just something that reminds me what I want and that helps me focus on those things, instead of aimlessly clicking through Facebook or sleeping in too late.
This worksheet also helps me think less—I don’t have to ask myself “what should I work on?” every morning. I have a list of things I know will keep me in the flow. If I can’t deal with any of the Daily items, I just look at the Now list. I can always breathe. I can always smile. And I can always think about what I want. By having a list of things to do now, I open myself up to the more in-depth Daily items, and then the weekly and monthly items just seem to do themselves. Focus on the Now first, and the rest starts to seem easier.
The Daily list becomes a sort of scavenger hunt. Once I’ve done five of the eight on the list, it’s hard for me to ignore the remaining three. Thus I spend more time focusing on the activities I know I really want to do, and less time dicking around.
What do you want to do in each Now moment? What would you like to do every day? Every week? This month? Focus on those things, hang them on your wall, make them your phone wallpaper, and stay in the flow where you want to be.
As the new year approaches I am reminded that we don’t need a new year to make big changes in our lives; we have the power to become whoever we want to be instantly, at any time. We create ourselves with each new thought. All it takes to reach a goal is to decide it’s already yours, then let the flow of life take over.
Inspired by conversations in the School of Life Design Facebook group, I created a simple tool to guide the coming year. The Fresh Start Magician’s Tool is a simple exercise to focus your energy and can be used any time you want to begin anew.
How it works
The Fresh Start Magician’s Tool is a 1 page PDF that first helps you release unwanted thought patterns, habits or circumstances. List three things to leave in the past, then cut the section off and burn it, flush it, crumple it or otherwise destroy it. Next, set a single intention to guide your future actions. In the following field, decide where you want to channel your creative flow. Everyone has an unlimited source of creative energy, so choose a place to focus it and watch as your project appears to complete itself. Finally, pick a power word. This single word should resonate deeply with you and help you remember what is most important in your life.
This tool is designed to be used as often as you wish, but has particular power on New Year’s Eve because of the ingrained cultural significance of the day. Fill one out tomorrow, on your birthday, or at the beginning of every week. Use it to refine your vision and desires and let the universe take care of the rest.
It’s no secret that I want to build a magical stationery empire. Something about the smell of colorful paper products just gets me wet! Over the past year, I’ve become obsessed with creating interactive thought direction tools—little exercises that help me feel good and think about what I want. These mini magick tricks all have the same goal: to help one practice feeling the way one wants to feel. How we feel attracts our thoughts, and our thoughts create our realities. Change your mood, change your thoughts, change your reality.
Many of my worksheets and thought direction tools are inspired by processes developed by Abraham-Hicks. One of the exercises Abraham suggests doing is a “List of Positive Aspects”. Take a subject you’re experiencing contrast with, and make a list of everything you like about it. Instead of dwelling on what you don’t like about something, this activity helps you practice the feeling of appreciation. That feeling then begins to create circumstances to appreciate in your reality, both about the specific subject and in every other area of your life.
I’ve tried to capture the essence of this process in the Universal Grocery List and 60 Things I Love About, but today I am happy to announce that Kelly finally nailed it! She has come up with a fresh design: 99 Things.
99 Things is a magician’s tool designed to help one practice the feeling of appreciation. You can make lists about people, places, or events. I start a new list every morning and use it to note everything I love about my day.
I’ve been using the Universal Grocery List for this purpose every single day since I made them. Aside from the Life Story books, they are my most powerful tool. I can always tell exactly how good I feel by how many things I can appreciate in my reality. The more I find, the more I find. It’s a total snowball effect—start in the morning by listing things you tend to take for granted anyway. A hot shower, a good breakfast, clean clothes, a warm home. As your day continues, you’ll start finding more and more exciting details to appreciate, synchronicities you would never have noticed otherwise. It is such a sweet way to guarantee a smooth ride through waking life.
Download 99 Things
I’m excited to share this worksheet with you in free PDF form! This PDF is one 11″ x 8.5″ page, with two lists per page. Cut or fold the page in half for a cute grocery list size.
Buy 99 Things NOTEPADS!
My master craftswoman Kelly has constructed these incredible glue-bound notepads of 99 Things lists for our personal use! Each notepad contains 50 pages of lists printed and hand bound on thick neon and white cardstock paper. Perfect if you don’t have time to print and cut your own, or as a gift for a friend. These notepads are guaranteed to create great waves of magick in your life. Read more on the 99 Things website, or go getcha some!