Today is Day # 66 of 90 Day Transformation Challenge #5! How are YOU doing? Drop me a line sometime ok?
Gardening Theory: A Self Hypnosis “Philosophy” For Creatives, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs and Anxiety Sufferers
For 40 years I struggled with anxiety and frustration around “getting my music out.” My temperament and natural inclination as an introvert made me excruciatingly creative but often unable to “sell” my “stuff” once I created it.
That “forced” me to work on myself. After clearing huge chunks of negative, self limiting beliefs with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnosis and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), I came to be at peace with exactly who I am and reframed the whole experience so that it stopped the pain, and instead “installed” a powerful new way of looking at my music in the same way perhaps that Elon Musk looked at Tesla when he started. He KNEW it wouldn’t happen overnight. He had a long term multi-year (more like multi-decade) plan that he has steadily progressed with.
We artists, musicians, healers, visionaries etc, need to keep that in mind when we set out to share our work with the world. We can’t know the time frame. We have no idea what’s “reasonable” as far as making an impact with our work.
When we think our music or art or whatever “should catch on immediately” we are causing ourselves to suffer. But when you look at any project like a vegetable garden or an apple orchard or a grove of Walnut or Redwood trees, you have very different timelines and they are all acceptable. When you plant lettuce you get a return much faster than planting an asparagus bed which will take 3 to 5 years. And asparagus is a short term investment when compared to growing a forest.
The poet Rumi is the best selling poet in the English language… HUNDREDS of years after he sang his poems in Persian.
So please be patient with your dreams AND take steady and consistent action towards living them.
Here’s a video where I go into more detail about this.
The point of all this is that when you set out on a journey you want to have short, medium and long term goals or visions or plans so that you can stay motivated and positive even when you aren’t getting a ton of “success” or “positive feedback” or “applause” at any particular point of the path with heart.
Thank you so much my dear Transformation Nation!
– Peace and groovyness!
p.s. Here’s a song for your day.
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