The other day I was on my way to the centre, I had spent the morning with my clinical mentor and had probably the best session with him I've ever had, I was feeling full of energy and positive about my work.
I decided that what I really wanted was Nero's coffee, so knowing that Welwyn Garden City town centre parking can be difficult at the best of times, especially when its wet and dark I decided that I would test my manifesting skills and so I started to visualise my parking space outside the coffee shop. I've done this before but not with a massive amount of conviction I have to be honest, but I decided that on this day it was going to work.
So I pulled into the road and saw further down, almost directly outside Nero's not one but two parking spaces!
As you can imagine I became very excited! Not only did it mean that I didn't have to walk far in the rain, but I had actually succeeded in creating 2 parking spaces.
In my excitement however I became distracted. The car in front of me was taking ages to parallel park and I began to feel irritated, I began to doubt that the spaces were mine, forgetting that there were 2 and that 1 was most certainly mine. So I did what we do when we are irritated, I called the person in front of me a horrid name and tried to squeeze past her car.
Well, let's just say that I now have to buy a new tyre and, when I come to return my car at the end of the lease, very likely a new alloy wheel as well. I cursed myself, cursed the woman in front of me, felt very silly. Even more so because the two spaces were still there when I got to them.
This incident made me think about a conversation with a client earlier in the week. We talk a lot about Gabby Bernstein and Denise Duffield Thomas and making dreams become a reality. We talk about trusting the universe and listening to the lessons that we need to learn in order to achieve those dreams.
In our most recent session she said to me "I keep getting so close, I know where I want to go, but I feel as though the goal posts are repeatedly being moved." I asked her what action she was taking to achieve her dreams. She said "Well I'm visualising, manifesting, I've created a vision board, I'm talking about what I want".
"Ahh" I said, "so what action have you taken?"
"Well, I have manifested, visualised, made a vision board, talked to the universe..... "
And this is where we fall down, yes all of this is a very important step to realising your dreams, but there is one step that she was missing, and that was actually taking action!
I asked her how many calls she had made to set up the meeting she wanted to happen that would help her to realise her dreams? Well none, she answered! Just like my experience with my parking spaces there was as step missing here. Mine was faith, hers was action and to quote another awesome mentor of mine Suzy Ashworth faith + action = miracles.
So you see, when either the belief in ourselves, or the action is missing it can feel as though the goal posts are changing, or that we are failing when really we are so almost there.