This week, I’d like to share some of my own personal experiences and hurdles over the past 9 years. I hope it convinces you to keep trying to manifest and co-create your reality.
As I’ve said previously, I had some trouble with my belief. Not only with believing in the LOA but believing in myself. It all boiled down to my self-worth. I think many of you will probably have the same problem.
I’m an artist, writer and a musician. I love all 3 of my passions and couldn’t pick one so decided to do all.
I believe, now, that it is more than possible. But my road has been bumpy.
Major Self-Worth Issues
The world of art is a tricky one. How does someone sell a painting for $50 whilst another gets $50 million?
A lot goes into it, of course. It’s not all about luck and hob-nobbing with the right people (although it’s of great importance to meet the right people — synchronicity will help with that! Read more: Why Synchronicity Can Change Your Life).
It’s about having a clear goal, having talent, applying yourself (always doing your best), having infinite passion and drive, believing in your message, not being scared to bear your soul, etc…I’m sure you get the picture (pun? Indeed!).
I started out selling my paintings for $10 on eBay 13 years ago. I thought it was great that someone would actually pay for one of my artworks (low self-esteem)!
Last month I sold one of my painting for just under $2000.
If I had told my past self that this would happen, I wouldn’t have believed it. However, now it is very believable to me.
You see, every time I sold a painting and that price progressively went up, my self-worth went up along with my believability factor. Some people may be able to manifest a $10 000 sale on their first painting but this clearly wasn’t my path!
I won’t lie, it’s taken work (although work is the wrong word because I love what I do) and determination to get me to this point. I still take ‘believable-to-me’ steps and set new goals almost on a monthly basis. It’s like playing a pac-man game…those goals get gobbled up and I move to the next level. It’s really exciting!
Why Do I work This Way?
I do my LOA manifesting this way because it is in alignment with my intuition — you may work it entirely differently. A friend of mine once asked me why I don’t sell my paintings for 10 times more, to which I replied that it simply wasn’t believable to me at the point I was at. You just can’t work against your grain — you’ve got to do what works for you.
The baby steps I took have now lead to a giant snowball tumbling down an embankment and I’m now in a position to sell my paintings for 20 times what I started out at. Don’t you just love how this works?
I’m enjoying the journey and know, in my heart, that things will only go up from here. I look forward to seeing how my art career unfolds with joy and appreciation.
But I’m grateful for the time lapse as it has taught me patience, self-worth and perseverance. Now other things I’m trying to manifest don’t seem that hard or ‘way out there’.
On That Note — Believability Turns to the Stage
This year of 2016 saw me pick up my bass guitar again— after 15 years — to play in a band. Something, I have to admit, I didn’t see coming.
It has been a wonderful year of rediscovery for this lost passion of mine. Since my first gig in March, our band has become fully booked until April 2017. It’s been a roller-coaster ride and I’m loving every minute.
We are even thinking of taking this act on a nationwide tour next year — something I’m really excited about.
I don’t think I could have, after all these years, got back on stage if it wasn’t for the journey of self-discovery the LOA took me on. It has opened up doors I thought were closed, locked and nailed firmly down.
The Beauty of Unconscious Creating
I started writing professionally back in 2010 when my first book came out (Divine You — Redefining Love in the New Earth) . It’s been an incredible journey and I’ve met some wonderful and inspiring people along the way.
It was truly a memorable day when I became a permanent writer for Conscious Life News. It’s been an amazing experience writing for such a progressive site and having colleagues of such immense talent, integrity and drive.
I, recently, was invited to become a columnist for SA’s top holistic magazine, Odyssey (alongside Paulo Coehlo — who also writes a blurb for their issues). I can’t tell you what a shock it was getting the e-mail from the editor out of the blue!
The reason I was so taken aback is because I normally don’t buy magazines but I have a stack of Odyssey mags in my studio (along with a magazine called ‘Simply Green’ which, to my surprise, was run by the same editor team!). It was the only magazine that I really liked and kept, when I would purchase the occasional copy.
Subliminally, I would see these magazines lying on my shelf every day when I would go into my studio to paint.
I never consciously asked to be a columnist for the magazine, it just happened. But, on reflection, it was a dream of mine since I started writing. I’d daydream, every now and again, of how cool it would be to have my name in print in that magazine!
I believe in the LOA 100%. I think it’s incredibly empowering and exciting to be able to sculpt your reality.
In the next blog, I’ll outline some key aspects I’ve come to understand about the LOA, so stay tuned.
Read PART 4 HERE: LOA: Getting Ready to Manifest the Best 2017 Possible!
Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author, multi-media artist and musician from South Africa.
To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site www.cherieroedirksen.com. Get stuck into finding your passion, purpose and joy by downloading some of those books gratis when you click HERE.
Her ambition is to help you to connect with your innate gift of creativity and living the life you came here to experience by taking responsibility for your actions and becoming the co-creator of your reality. You can follow Cherie on Facebook (The Art of Empowerment — for article updates). She also has just recently launched her official art Facebook page (Cherie Roe Dirksen – for new art updates).
This article (LOA – Baby Steps That Snowball — How You Can Join the Sleigh-ride!) was originally written for and published byConscious Life News and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author Cherie Roe Dirksen and ConsciousLifeNews.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this Copyright/Creative Commons statement.
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