I find myself day-dreaming, envisioning and imagining something new. It’s as if it has already started to materialize. I can’t stop thinking about it. What may have started out as a simple idea or ‘what if’ – all of a sudden keeps invading my thoughts. It is becoming more real, yet there is nothing actually happening in the physical. Still, I am moving in the direction of this new thing!
Does this happen to you? Do you find yourself being energetically pulled into your next new future?
Here is the thing that I have to remind myself; this may be part of my future… I just don’t know how, when or where it will happen. I need to let this unfold. AND what I think it is or will be is just a concept. The truth is it could look very different than what I am currently imagining. I know this, because I have had this experience before. Many times!
Many people know my story of deciding to create Storm Wisdom. I was looking at a space with and for Fito; as he wanted to start his own Real Estate/Property Management company. (Which he did called “Wise Choice Properties”!!!) As we looked through the window to view this space, I heard “It’s for You”. After a short internal dialog in my head.., I turned to my husband and said “I think I am quitting my job and starting my own business”.
What most people don’t know is that for six months, I envisioned, imagined and planned to open this new business in the location where I got this strong intuitive guidance/message. I measured and started designing the space based on these measurements. I was doing everything that you have to do to open a new business.
Then, when I felt ready, I scheduled a meeting with the Property owners. They of course were very familiar with me by this time. They knew my hopes and dream of creating this new business. One Monday, I suggested we meet on the upcoming Thursday afternoon to finalize our negotiations and sign the lease agreement.
On that Tuesday they left a voice-message for me that simply said that they didn’t want to rent to me. I called them back to try and understand why… However they simply were not willing to discuss it with me. I was not the tenant they were looking for, even though the space had been for lease for well over a year by that time.
To say I was stunned would be an understatement. Not just because of them.., but also because this was the space I had been guided to pursue. At least that is how it seemed to me. How much more clear could it have been… “It’s for You”.
It really through me off. I started to panic and wonder if I had made the whole thing up! By then I had purchased store fixtures, inventory and even come up with our name and logo. I had also given my notice and severed my 26 year relationship with the company I had been working for. I was dumbfounded.
I gave myself a couple of days to simply sit with and reflect on the situation. I decided it still felt like I was on the right track and that I would pursue a new space.
In hind-sight.., it was all perfect. Our current location was a perfect place to launch this business. Everything happened the way it was suppose to… If I had been attached to How, what, when and where, Storm Wisdom would not be the business that it is today.
As for the other location… they eventually rented to a tee-shirt maker, then a motorcycle accessories dealer, eventually a marital arts studio. The space is now empty again and they have been looking for a new tenant for almost a year. I guess I owe them my gratitude.
This brings us back to the present and I am at it again. Ready to bring something else to fruition. Maybe you are too! Remember to let your goals and dreams unfold. Keep feeding them, but don’t get attached to the details or the “how”. Something better may be making its way to you. Something that is greater than you currently could imagine!
With Light, Love, and Laughter
Charles, your words are so true. I have had a property that has called to me since i arrived in Newport (once again). i, too, feel that it is the right location for my next unfolding-this one my choice and the first one i am pursuing. It is the right time for this endeavour. I am excited and nervous, but completely confident. I am enrolling in a business workshop in Bangor which will help me “cross my t’s and dot my i’s”, since i have no formal business training. I just got lucky and fell into my stint at The Gateway for all those years. But it did show me my “calling” in life, if nothing else. It’s the former library building in which i sought solace when i first moved here in 1972. It’s “natural selection” which has selected me. I believe Newport is ready for my intention for the community-a wellness center, followed a bit later by ice cubes and conversation-there is a full basement that could serve the purpose for the latter when the proper time arrives. Of course this is my initial concept and it will unfold as it is best suited for all. I look forward to its aligning. Thanks for all the encouragement through your insightful words. Peace, Love and Understanding-Kristine
How exciting to be creating something from your heart in this place that keeps calling you back Kristine! Having a location that helps to stir and motivate your dreams and activate your imagination is a powerful. Enjoy the creation process. See as many of the details in your mind’s eye… Tap into what it will feel like and how you will feel while you are there. What will your days be like and who are the customers? Allow it to be real in your thoughts, feelings and imagination. And allow it to unfold! Like the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis, the revealing takes time, yet is all part of becoming strong in the physical! Most of all HAVE FUN!
Let’s talk soon! Hugs – Charles
Yes, I can say that things always seem to work out differently than the main plan. I was trying to get work entertaining in night clubs. I did for awhile but still had my fulltime job. I decided go to a local senior living place and give them a show for free. I started going there regularly just for fun and then I wondered if I could do this for a living at these Senior places. Now for the last 9 years I’ve been entertaining seniors fulltime.
How fun Kristina! Pursuing what you love, yet following the path of ease! Much continued success! Love it!