YEEEOOOWWWSAAAA!! Thank you Manchester for a freaking rocking evening! OMG so good to see you all! How amazing is y'all?!?!
It was such an uplifting evening. Filled with so many manifestational stories. Now I would like to reiterate that it's not about the stuff. It's about living a joyous, ease filled life. But manifestations are sure fun!
We had a huge cluster of stories about people drawing to them new partners. Using a variety of techniques such as: a vision board (cutting out and sticking pictures on a board, which represent what you would like in a partner) and also writing lists and letters about what you would like in a significant other.
Aligning with passions and businesses, attracting great careers, abundance, getting off parking tickets, having work displayed on huge billboards around the country. The list is endless!
But most of all, living a more focused, powerful, uplifting, happy life. Knowing that you create your life, your reality and you can change your focus if you want and when you're ready. That is true living!
Thank you for a wonderful evening, so great to catch up!!! Xxx
On my train journey from London to Manchester, I was watching Oprah's Masterclass (for those of you who don't know- it's successful people speaking about their lives and what lessons they've learned- everyone from Maya Angelou to Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have done it. I think it's easily one of the best series of inspirational interviews out there!).
Anyhoo, I was watching Jane Fonda's interview and it was so interesting. She's incredibly accomplished and talented! She spoke about her rough upbringing- body issues, her father leaving her mother, his lack of emotional engagement with her. Her mother's bipolar depression and ultimate suicide and how Jane, as a child blamed herself. So she didn't feel very confident in herself growing up.
She talks about a defining moment in her life. She sat next to Marilyn Monroe at the back of acting class (wow!), both scared of what to do. Jane gets called on by the teacher- Lee Strasberg, to do a piece. She says:
"It was the first time that anyone, except my father — who had to say so — told me I was good. At anything. It was a turning point in my life. I went to bed thinking about acting. I woke up thinking about acting. It was like the roof had come off my life!"
This simple but powerful interaction completely changed her life! She went on to be nominated for 7 Academy Awards, winning 2 of them. Imagine that, all from one little bit of praise!
I guess one of the learning points from this is just any small (or big) act of good from an aligned space, of course and you never know how you could positively impact someone's life- or even change it. A smile, a kind word, a compliment whatever you can offer.
I also watched a Masterclass featuring Laird Hamilton- one of the world's greatest (if not, the greatest) surfers. Obviously, when dealing with the life threatening waves he faces, he has little time to think, so has to act on pure instinct. He speaks about the power of instinct and how it is an inherent gift for survival (and thrive-al!). We also refer to this as: gut feeling, intuition, your higher self, internal GPS, your sat nav etc...
He recommends that you try listening more to that instinct and see what happens. And the more you use it, the more it will make itself apparent to you!
So there you go! Do some good, trust your instincts and chill out! You're doing fine!!!
Lots of love, Nick Xxx