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How to Actually Manifest Your Dream, Part 7 of 7

How to Actually Manifest Your Dream, Part 7 of 7

Celebration
In our last post, we looked at the final logistical checklist as well as made sure self-sabotage didn't get the best of us. 

If you've created something like an art exhibition, you can skip to the end of this post.  If, however, your work is a performance, you've got one last step before celebration…  The performance!  This is your pep-talk! 

This is your night! It's the evening you've been working toward for your whole life in fact.  All the preparation you've done from learning your ABC's in kindergarten to eating lots of vegetables to sitting with the creative part of your spirit and letting what's there come out has prepared you for this evening.  I say this to let you know that everything you have done up to now has allowed you to have everything you need to give yourself fully to the artwork. 

You have been put on this planet to manifest this creative work, and no other being can contribute what you are about to offer.  It is a precious gift.  The value and validation of the work will not come in the praise or criticism of the audience, but in the fullness of your expression.  The more vulnerable, honest, and authentic you are as you offer your gift, regardless of how you think other people will like it, the better a gift it is.  Others may recognize it or not, but you will know in the depths of your heart that you have mingled your life with the divine for having given this treasure.

The final part of manifestation really is to receive your heart's thanks, and the appreciation of others for what you've manifested.  Let your gift be an inspiration and a celebration that you have won your game!  Party, dance, sing, laugh, and rejoice!  Really let yourself know how great this is!  Your full celebration of this success will complete the loop and allow you to rest and prepare for your next creative feat.  Congratulations!  I look forward to accompanying you on your next adventure.

"The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities."

-Sydney Smith

Comedy at Morgan Hill

Comedy at Morgan Hill

I did a set tonight in Morgan Hill, California.  Far far away from, well, anything it seems.  I’m very uninterested in political material, partly because I never feel as informed as I’d like to be to back up my arguments, partly because it’s annoying to talk about something that I care about and find out who the Republicans are in the audience.  Then I wonder what they’re thinking of me, and if they’re thinking as poorly of my opinions as I am of theirs, and in general it’s just unpleasant.  So I did some of my new material about my trip to India and meditating, and it went incredibly well in a room mostly full of Christian Republicans.  They had fun, I had fun.  They heckled, I heckled back.  People always apologize to me after shows where they heckle me.  Like somehow we’re old buddies.  Ok.  Be my buddy.  Fine.  But so I was surprised that my material, which is designed for a room full of new agey spiritual types actually went over with the straight crowd.  Good to be doing standup again.

Comedy at Morgan Hill

Comedy at Morgan Hill

I did a set tonight in Morgan Hill, California.??  Far far away from, well, anything it seems.??  I'm very uninterested in political material, partly because I never feel as informed as I'd like to be to back up my arguments, partly because it's annoying to talk about something that I care about and find out who the Republicans are in the audience.??  Then I wonder what they're thinking of me, and if they're thinking as poorly of my opinions as I am of theirs, and in general it's just unpleasant.??  So I did some of my new material about my trip to India and meditating, and it went incredibly well in a room mostly full of Christian Republicans.??  They had fun, I had fun.??  They heckled, I heckled back.??  People always apologize to me after shows where they heckle me.??  Like somehow we're old buddies.??  Ok.??  Be my buddy.??  Fine.??  But so I was surprised that my material, which is designed for a room full of new agey spiritual types actually went over with the straight crowd.??  Good to be doing standup again.

Thank God Obama Won (so I can get back to worrying about myself)

Thank God Obama Won (so I can get back to worrying about myself)

You caught me with my morals down.  I’m another relieved armchair liberal.  Yes, I’m going to keep buying organic produce, turning off the faucet when my boyfriend leaves it on for no reason, and only recycling paper bags by putting bottles and paper in them to transfer them to the recycling bin.  And I’m breathing a sigh of relief that maybe the next four years won’t be as terrifying as the last eight have been.  Did you read the salon.com article about how the Gen-X’ers are sorry for hating on the Boomers?  It was great.  And, yes, I do feel a swell of hope–hope that Barack will lead us, unite us, bring understanding and dialogue within the country as well as around the world.

I have hope that the crumbling of financial institutions lead to the kind of dissillusionment that real truth and real care for the land and people we need.  I have hope that the rise in oil prices will finally spark the development of alternative energy sources–that someday soon, they won’t be “alternative” sources–that solar and wind power will be the plain-old, everyday way we power up (kind of like when alternative music became mainstream and everybody in tenth grade, even the jocks, were listening to the cure and pearl jam and dying their hair black and this turned high school upside down.)  I want to turn high school upside down.

Thank God Obama Won (so I can get back to worrying about myself)

Thank God Obama Won (so I can get back to worrying about myself)

You caught me with my morals down.??  I'm another relieved armchair liberal.??  Yes, I'm going to keep buying organic produce, turning off the faucet when my boyfriend leaves it on for no reason, and only recycling paper bags by putting bottles and paper in them to transfer them to the recycling bin.??  And I'm breathing a sigh of relief that maybe the next four years won't be as terrifying as the last eight have been.??  Did you read the salon.com article about how the Gen-X'ers are sorry for hating on the Boomers???  It was great.??  And, yes, I do feel a swell of hope–hope that Barack will lead us, unite us, bring understanding and dialogue within the country as well as around the world.
I have hope that the crumbling of financial institutions lead to the kind of dissillusionment that real truth and real care for the land and people we need.??  I have hope that the rise in oil prices will finally spark the development of alternative energy sources–that someday soon, they won't be "alternative" sources–that solar and wind power will be the plain-old, everyday way we power up (kind of like when alternative music became mainstream and everybody in tenth grade, even the jocks, were listening to the cure and pearl jam and dying their hair black and this turned high school upside down.)??  I want to turn high school upside down.