I've been getting coached by Nika Quirk of The Greater Possibility. My request to her when we started was simple: "Propel me!"
Whew, I tell you what, I had to take a break. I've got so many great things going on, I am so propelled.
We've uncovered my gift of "embodiment." I carry the intention of what I hope to be, and it becomes true. I hope to be gracious, and so I carry the attitude of graciousness for a few minutes, then an hour, then most of the day... and in a matter of a few days, I have the attribute of graciousness. St. Paul calls it "putting on Christ." He knew we have to pretend a thing, before it becomes real.
I've been embodying abundance lately. This is a tough one for me. I goof it up as often as I get it right. I pour out vast amounts of energy on low-return things, and then remember to invest a twiddle of energy in something good. You know the joke about the guy who keeps praying to win the lottery? Over and over, he begs God to let him win, until one day he hears the Divine Voice say, "You gotta help me out and buy a ticket!"
Well, God is doing amazing things with the tickets I am buying.
Friday, April 15, 2005
I've reached an interim goal, of being able to lead a team of great fabricators and installers and contractors to get bigger projects done. This store, at Lincoln and Willow, is just about the ugliest thing in Alameda right now. So to have the opportunity to clean it up, to give it a new look, well, that's a perfect fit with my goal of beautifying Alameda. The property owner is looking over the affordability of the job, so that will determine if we move ahead or not. This picture of what the store looks like now, along with my rendering of what the finished project could look like, are part of what I think helps people confidently make the choice to move ahead. They can see already that the investment will pay off.