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FENSKE: Your joy is a ‘thought’ away

Catherine Fenske
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Catherine Fenske
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“Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.”

— Bob Proctor

Everything starts with an idea. It could be just an inkling or a hunch. It may seem to come out of nowhere. Once the seed thought that stirs your imagination is planted, the process of creation and manifestation begins. The thought or idea (I usually call it a divine download) becomes your focus if it has energy for you. You start to nurture the idea and become excited about it and begin to envision the outcome that you would like to manifest. Your creative juices begin to flow as you imagine the infinite possibilities of this “dream” you are creating.

During this part of the process, what you are creating is being constructed in consciousness only and cannot be seen by anyone. It is strictly an interior process, growing and evolving in the spaciousness of your heart and mind. As you feed it and care for it, it continues expanding in content and complexity, adding dimension and depth to the original thought. Before long the idea begins to penetrate the wall of its interior home and little by little it steps out into the outer world, presenting itself to you in concrete form. The possibilities that you had imagined begin to manifest outwardly for the rest of the world to see.

I liken this process to the conception and birthing process. Just like a baby being conceived in a thought first, and then growing and expanding within the womb of the mother, being fed life giving nutrients, it soon starts developing depth and dimension, characteristics of what he/she will look like and be, but still not visible to the outer world. When the baby has gestated long enough in the womb and is ready to present itself to the world in the form that he/she is meant to embody, actual birth takes place. The baby, who was once a thought, now manifests his/her greatness and beauty in the outer world.

Let me give you an example of how this creative process occurred for me. I had a “download” one evening about creating a powerful program for women. As this thought embedded itself into my imagination, I became more and more excited about the possibilities. I started to focus on what it would look like, how I would present it, what the content would be, what I would call it, how I would market it, and most importantly, how it would be a tool for transformation in the lives of women. All of this creative imagination started expanding within my heart and mind.

From the moment I conceived this idea, I went through the process of nurturing, feeding, growing and evolving one “seed thought” into a program that was birthed. It was an exciting process but not without a lot of joyful work.

I am not going to say that building this “dream” was without frustration, doubt and worry. I am not going to say that I didn’t get impatient because it seemed to take a long time to gestate. What I am saying is, if you have a thought or an idea and you don’t act on it because you doubt yourself, you doubt that you can create, you get frustrated because of blocks that seem to pop up, or you get impatient because it seems to be taking too much time to manifest … don’t give up! Your manifestation could be right around the corner!

This week, I encourage you to pay attention to ideas, hunches, thoughts that come to you. If they have any juice for you at all, don’t cast them aside as not meaningful. Nurture them, watch them grow, tune into the possibilities that they may be offering you. And once you decide to commit to the process, don’t give up! Your joy could be just a thought away!

Catherine Fenske is the owner of Live With Intention Coaching. She is spiritual counselor/teacher, certified life coach, Reiki master/teacher. Catherine can be reached at 505-795-7779 or email at catherine@livewithintentioncoaching.com. Visit http://www.livewithintentioncoaching.com or her blog at http://fromblocked2bliss.wordpress.com.

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