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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Be Fearless


"An end result, imagined clearly and acted upon with expectation, julia, will always force the circumstances necessary to bring about its own manifestation, no matter how unpredictable, unlikely, or even impossible those circumstances may have previously seemed." 


Like clockwork, 
The Universe



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I am hesitating this morning.  Procrastinating.  Sipping coffee, watching the candle flicker, reading poetry, listening to sultry music by this woman, staring out the window at the gray, noticing (but not listening to) the thoughts that insist I should be doing something else.

I am thinking about the above "Note from the Universe," and am imagining clearly what it would be like to hold my own book in my hands.  Those of you who have been reading for a while know that it is my intention to publish a book of my poetry and art.  I am in the process of looking into options around this; considering whether I will move forward with self-publishing or, perhaps, see if there is a publishing company out there that might be interested--that might even jump up and down at the opportunity to publish my book.  It feels a little scary to put this out there.  But, I'm all about feeling the fear and doing it anyway these days.  I can't do it any other way.  It is very clear to me that creating this book is one of the things I most want to do right now.  It just feels like it's time.  I don't want to wait any longer.

So, having put this out there, if anyone has connections with Louise Hay or, say, Random House, please let me know!

And, I'm wondering....do you have a dream you want to toss out?  Without any thought about what is "realistic" or "practical," really letting yourself go here, what do you really, really, really want? Can you see it?  Can you feel it? Can you imagine it ever so clearly?  I so believe in the power of visualizing and sharing our dreams.

How about you use the comment space to share. I would love that.  In the spirit of J and my Six-Word Days, (today is already day 32!) and for the sake of simplicity, you could condense your dream into six words.  I think my six for today will be... 


Imagining my book in my hands


Okay, your turn.  I dare you (I triple-dog dare you. Or however that saying goes)....

31 comments :

  1. Oh Julia! I can't believe how in sync our posts are. It's as though we share the same spirit. I love that you're standing up and proclaiming what you want. Why do we act as though we don't deserve these things? We're so limited sometimes in how we view ourselves. We can believe it for everyone else...
    I'm still all emotional after reading your post Julia. It is time to move forward. We both know this now;) You're amazing sweet Julia.

    In six words my current dream is: Giving my dream wings to fly.

    Love,
    Leah

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  2. Right on, girlfriend! You go! Put it out there. Sending so much support for you to wake of to the reality that this is done, and the awesomeness of it is glorious, but not because you did it, but because you realized you could do anything with your big brilliant heart, and the joy you intend to share with the world. Done deal!

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  3. Leah...I take such comfort in our spirit sharing. I love that we are standing up and proclaiming together! I love that we absolutely, fully deserve to give our dreams wings.

    I'll see you up there in the sky, my friend! Fly birdie fly!

    With so much love,

    Julia

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  4. Right on, girlfriend! You go! Put it out there. Sending so much support for you to wake of to the reality that this is done, and the awesomeness of it is glorious, but not because you did it, but because you realized you could do anything with your big brilliant heart, and the joy you intend to share with the world. Done deal!

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  5. Dear Brooke...your tireless support means everything to me.

    Thank you for always being right here,

    Julia

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  6. seeing my art hung in museums

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    1. Chel...as you wish, I wish for you. Visualizing, SEEING is SO powerful. Let's keep seeing.

      Thank you for taking the time to connect and share.

      With love,

      Julia

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  7. Speaking about Love around the World.

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    1. I can see this so clearly, beautiful Alia.

      Thank you so much for always being here with a wide open heart. And for supporting what matters most to me.

      Love and more love,

      Julia

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  8. Oh how POWERFUL this is. Just writing those 6 words shifted something within me in this moment. I was just thinking about your book yesterday, envisioning it in my hands, knowing that it is DONE. Hay House is the one...I feel it my friend. I really do.

    Loving you with all my heart.

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  9. Aw, you are so sweet. All I can think about is how much I want to hold YOUR book in my hands!!! oh my gosh. I will be freaking out with happiness. I picturing it now and holding that vision too.

    Love you Julia, so much.

    PS: Your comment on my blog this afternoon came at EXACTLY the right time. I wanted to email you right then but wasn't able. Someone made a comment about that post that left me feeling yucky and insecure - the universe sent you to me- or you knew I needed a friend, and what you wrote snapped me out of my funk and I am sooooo grateful. I love our connection. You are a true blessing to me.

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    1. Lori. I love that you are here! Thank you for holding that vision for me-it means so much to have your support.

      So very happy my words came at the right time. I so treasure our connection.

      Big love to you, my friend,

      Julia

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  10. with art, helping women help themselves.

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    1. Susan...sounds like you & I have a very similar vision. It's a beautiful one, don't you think?

      Here's to ALL of our dreams coming true.

      Thank you for being here,

      Julia

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  11. I love that I get to hear about your dreams...so you wish, I wish for you.

    Blessings to each of you beauties,

    Julia

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  12. Thanks for the inspirations you provide with each blog!

    Here is my 6 word vision:
    Success in my art quilts business.

    Thanks for helping me focus on what is important.
    Gail

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    1. Dear Gail,

      You are so welcome. Thank you for taking the time to connect, for sharing your beautiful vision. These connections are so very treasured.

      Sending love to you today,

      Julia

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  13. Imaging my love here with me
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    while reading your book to him
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    inspiring , creating , exploring, sharing, believing being

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    so excited for you... and who knows maybe I'll just go forward this link to Louise Hay
    it's quiet in my world today time for deep focusing

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    1. Luna! My insides did this little flip flop thing as I was reading your words...right from the beginning of imagining you reading my book to your love. That's just the sweetest image ever.

      And then when you said maybe you'd forward my link to Louise...well, I'm just opening wide around all of this. Maybe Louise herself will stumble upon my blog and adore my poetry. I'm all about dreaming BIG right now, opening to unfathomable MAGIC. Yes, I like that---unfathomable magic. Bring it on!

      Thank you for connecting, for bringing magic into my day.

      Love,

      Julia

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  14. I so get this, the knowing. I asked myself not too long ago "what if you just decide that this is really going to happen, that part is for sure, so all you have to do is fully inhabit and enjoy the experience of manifesting it" and my answer was "okay." I am treating it as a sure thing--because why would my heart long for it in this way if that weren't exactly what I was supposed to do, if it weren't going to happen? I feel absolutely called.

    Heart opens, words spill on paper.

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  15. "Why would my heart long for it in this way if that weren't exactly what I was supposed to do?" Oh, this is such a good question, Jill. I love looking at it like this.

    This reminds me of some other words I came across today:

    "SOUL DEEP urges are little sparkles of magic that are seeds to VERY BIG THINGS. Sometimes we are THE ONLY ONE who has the seed, and if it doesn't get planted, the big, amazing, magic thing will never grow. Sometimes we have JUST THE RIGHT MEDICINE to someone else's soul sickness. Sometimes we have the very idea that will change EVERYTHING. Sometimes we are the answer to someone's desperate prayers". Source: www.bravegirlsclub.com"

    Thank you for adding your thoughts/words here today. I so love it when you stop by.

    Here's to making it happen!

    With love,

    Julia

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    1. I read that today too! I just love those emails. This was my favorite line "Sometimes we are THE ONLY ONE who has the seed, and if it doesn't get planted, the big, amazing, magic thing will never grow." When you look at it like that, you just have to follow where your heart leads.

      My heart's open, cheering you on.

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    2. And then, this morning in my "a little bird told me" email--wait, that bird looks familiar...yes! That's Julia's painting! Yay!

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    3. Jill....how I appreciate you. Thank you for cheering me on. I'm over here cheering you on like crazy, absolutely knowing that you can create whatever your sweet heart desires.

      These connections are so very precious. So happy to be walking this path with you.

      With love,

      Julia

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  16. julia, thank you!! thank you for making me dig deep and also for sharing your dream with us. i so enjoy coming to your blog and reading your words. you inspire me!!
    thank you

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    1. Dear Kelley,

      I am so happy you come here. I hope you & your sweet family are doing well-I think of you often.

      Sending hugs and so much love,

      Julia

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  17. Me too - I'm wanting to 'make' a book this year...trying to decide between the self-publishing or publisher route. And so - I'd add to your six words and say:
    seeing my book with my eyes.

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    1. Dear Marcie. Oh, maybe you & I need to share some information!

      I'm seeing your book too. :)

      Thank you for taking the time to connect.

      Love,

      Julia

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  18. imagining this:

    working together, opening new magical places...

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    1. Opening new magical places...oh, how I love the sounds of that. You're right, the word right now is magic--I'm opening wide to let it in (and out).

      Adoring you,

      Julia

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♥ Julia