I had the most magical moment last night. Which is almost weird because of the amount of depression and anxiety that has hit me hard this year. I know I’m not the only one. But I felt it shift after this occurrence and I want to tell you about it.
Last night, I was laying in bed. The wind was howling outside. The house was a mess from game day with the kiddos. I was half stressing about some random thing but I worked to release the anxious thoughts. My man was holding me and I was holding my dog. (They both have the ability to fall asleep immediately and that makes me stupid jealous.) There I was, the middle of a sandwich made up of two creatures I could not imagine loving more. Then it hit me. I am in Heaven. Right here, right now. This is it. There is nowhere else I would rather be. Even if I had more money, higher self-esteem, a smaller jeans size, more talents, and a bigger house -- this is still right where I would choose to be. Between these two. Safe and warm. After that realization, I felt myself drift gently to sleep -- the sleep that had been eluding me for nights -- the voice in my head saying softly, “This is Heaven. This is Heaven.”
And the craziest part about it is, I’m pretty sure I visualized this moment years ago. After I had been through a series of horrible relationships, there was a loooooonnnnng period of singleness. I had read all the self-help books about the law of attraction and quantum physics which discuss visualization a lot. I did little visualization exercises often and on the particularly lonely nights, I visualized laying safely in strong, capable arms. It’s kinda my everyday reality now, so I forgot how badly I wanted it at one time. Isn’t that crazy -- how we forget that so much of what we have is answered prayers? (Praying can be straight up asking, or visualizing, or making a dream board, or positive thoughts.) This house I live in, my sweet doggie, this job writing a blog, my beautiful new pots and pans… All stuff I reallllllly wanted at one point and I take for granted too often now. Oh yeah -- there’s the “gratitude” thing that everyone is always talking about. I know it shifts my shitty mood. Now I’m more determined than ever to remember to use it.
Some say it’s cuckoo, but visualization works. I’ve proved it to myself time and again. Yeah, you gotta follow it up with mindset and the right actions, but IT WORKS. And what a better week to start visualizing than at the transition of one year to the next? This is not setting resolutions. We don’t much care for those around here. A visualization is much more exciting. It’s where you get to imagine your Heaven. So at some point today or tomorrow, I would love for you to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and just watch your future come to life. Imagine the most beautiful future you can. One year from now. Five years from now. Ten years from now. Up to you. Don’t hold back. Who is there? Where do you live? How do you feel? What are you wearing? What are you doing? What expression is on your face? Imagine it all. Feel it all. If you haven’t picked your 2021 word yet go back and read this blog post, then use this visualization exercise. You have a #magicheart. See what it brings to you. Trust your soul. (Hey, we have a bracelet for that!)
Another gift from my Heaven moment: In just the one day since I had that magical realization, I’ve noticed so many more Heaven moments. Moments that I get to exist in that I wouldn’t trade for anything. Walking the dog in the snow at sunset. Laughing with my brother on the phone. The perfect stack of French toast. This has been a rough year and no one is saying that it hasn’t, but how incredible that still, there are many damn good moments to be celebrated.
Well friends, this is our last blog post of 2020. I’m not sad about that at all. Let us know what you are visualizing for 2021. We know it is zooming toward you. (Ugh, pun not intended.) You are worthy of what you desire. In fact, your desires are showing you your best path.
Much love to all your magic hearts!