“Man must prepare for the thing he has asked for, when there isn't the slightest sign of it in sight.” ―
Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How To Play It
Its another grey morning here in England as I get started on my daily Blog!
Today’s quote is one of my very favorites, by author Florence Scovel Shinn- who's books both blew my mind AND changed my life.
Around this time last year, my family’s world spiralled into chaos as we were hit by some enormous financial and health challenges. Uncertainty reigned and the outlook seemed hopeless, especially having only just made it through the challenges of the previous 2 years.
Alongside my doula work, and assisting with teaching new doulas (which I LOVE) I took on an extra job sorting parcels at 0530 in the mornings, a half hour drive from where I live.
I had been working with spiritual teacher Simon from Simon Heals, and he had recommended I start to read Florence. (Now fondly known in our house as Flo-Sco) But with the busyness of my days and the realisation that my role in the home was quickly becoming "autism therapist", I couldn't seem to find the time to read.
So I decided to listen to her books, read out loud on YouTube, on my way to work every morning. What I read literally began to flip my world on it’s head! Here I was in the middle of another pattern of too much work to do, and spreading my resources too thinly and yet I had an hour a day to myself , driving through beautiful countryside, to live in abundance and joy
- albeit only in my head-
there really wasn’t the slightest sign of it in my sight!!
Little by little my circumstances are changing, and we have come a long way from that time… not at my intended destination yet, but a long way from the pit we found ourselves in last year.
So my message to you today is: can you find a free moment in your head (it might only be in the shower – that’s where mine is now that the job is over) And prepare yourself in your head for what it is you want?
You can imagine anything you like, spend time there as you attract a new reality into being. Try involving the children, and youll be amazed where your combined imaginations take you! For you creative types you can create moodboards, art or whatever creativity works for you and any children who want to get involved. I'm going to follow this up with a step by step guide, so look out for that in the coming days.
Enjoy it, this is your new reality!