As my kids were noticing Halloween costumes in the stores this weekend, I turned a corner and saw the Christmas ornaments being displayed. What?
With only three months left until the end of the year, the feeling of overwhelm can arise from added commitments, responsibilities and heightened expectations.
Maybe you have a long “to-do” list as we head into the holiday season or you’re wanting to tackle that one creative project that you never seem to find time to finish. Perhaps the thought of taking action sends you into overwhelm and you end up cleaning your desk or binge watching Game of Thrones instead?
If we want to overcome overwhelm, we must first understand what it is exactly.
I love this advice, from best-selling author Esther Hicks, and I wanted to offer my own perspective as well.
Last week I shared this great quote from Stephen Covey:
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will + creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…. The power to choose, to respond, to change.
– Stephen Covey
I know this quote inspired many of you, so i thought it was worth repeating.
I absolutely love that he includes “creative imagination” as one of our natural human abilities, since as actors, it is so vital to our success.
Not only will it help you create + fine-tune nuances of a character you’re playing, exercising your creative imagination daily will help you attract more success.
When you’re auditioning and not booking, it’s easy to start doubting your worth, your choices and even your talent.
A few weeks ago, I went on three theatrical auditions, nailed all of them and didn’t book a single one. And yes, I was feeling pretty bummed….for days.
Then last Friday, the same casting director called me for a great role on a new comedy with a director I had worked with last year on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” I went in, felt great about my audition, and then…heard nothing.
Mother’s Day rolled around and I spent it with my family, adding to our growing garden with my two, sweet boys. I started listening to my latest guided meditation Manifesting Miraclesand something shifted within me.
I started to just appreciate the life I was already living and began to give thanks for what was right in front of me. (more…)
There are three powerful strategies to help you get what you want…faster. They will sll help speed up the manifestation process of your biggest dreams.
Add just one into your daily routine + you will feel a shift. Make all three a daily practice + you just might need to set new goals by June.
Visualizing what you want + feeling yourself living it.
Letting go of what no longer serves you. (people, thoughts, beliefs)
Taking bold action.
If you’re feeling a slow start to the new year, odds are you might need to add one (or all three) of the above strategies to your daily habits.
If you feel stuck in any way, it’s a signal to alter your brain’s focus from the thoughts you are thinking and the beliefs you are holding to be true to something more empowering.
Simply taking time daily to let go of thoughts that don’t feel good + no longer serve your vision will help you gain clarity on what bold action to take next.
These three strategies are all intertwined. When you visualize what you want + find the feeling place of it, it’s easier to let go of negative thoughts + the next logical steps will be more easily revealed to you.
The subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between what is real + what is imagined. The language of your subconscious mind is one of emotion.
That’s why guided meditation + visualization is one of the fastest ways to retrain your brain, because it helps you find the feeling place of what your big dream will feel like, and the subconscious mind begins to act as if it is so.
As actors, we use the power of our imagination + visualizing all the time for a role. Why not use it to upgrade your career?
When you have a crystal clear vision of your big goal, knowing what it is you need to let go of is the next crucial piece of the puzzle.
The real reason bigger desires often take longer to manifest, is because you have to let go of your smallness to let in something that big.
– Jafree Oswald
Your smallness is always chosen by you + today, you can choose to let it go.
Here’s to allowing in something really big + knowing you deserve it.
Love + Gratitude,
Morning Mindset Meditations:
Here are some mindset mantras to help you get started:
I get to choose today which story I want to believe as true and that which is simply created by my mind.
As I relax into this very moment, I access my pure awareness.
I change the course of my life today by changing the focus of my thoughts.
I take time to align my mind with what I want + the next logical step is always revealed to me.
I lean into what scares me + know that I am safe.
I am ready for huge changes in my life. I am ready to let go of what no longer serves me.
I act before I feel 100% ready. My inspired action always propels me forward
I am limitless. I am powerful.
I take time to see + feel myself living my biggest dream.
I don’t have to know HOW I am going to get there.
I take action expecting things go well for me.
If a setback occurs, I don’t give up on myself. I keep going + allow the lessons to light the way.
I am guided. I am ready. I am enjoying the journey + ready for something even bigger to manifest in my life beginning now.
I BOOKED TWO ACTING GIGS IN THE SAME WEEK BECAUSE I HAD HER CD ON REPEAT!
"I listen to Wendy's guided meditations pretty much every chance I get. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have her amazing voice in my ear keeping me empowered, inspired + in the right mental space to persevere day in and day out. I booked two acting gigs in the same week because I had Wendy's Creating Powerful Auditions album on repeat. Thank you WENDY for your positivity + light!"
YOUR CREATION IS...VERY POWERFUL, IT CALMED ME, PREPARED ME & FOCUSED ME + I BOOKED JOBS.
"Since I began using your guided meditations I have now, in only a few months, booked up an entire year of work. Your creation is truly a blessing + very powerful. Before every audition I have done recently I have listened to at least 3 of your tracks and it has calmed me, prepared me and focused me."
I'VE TURNED A SLOW STREAK INTO A BOOKING STREAK AND I FEEL REALLY EMPOWERED.
"Wendy is so generous with her knowledge and understanding of the deeper, inside work that goes into living a healthy, happy, well balanced actor life. Her daily inspirations mean so much to me...and I'm grateful for the custom guided meditation she wrote for me. I've turned a slow streak into a booking streak & I feel really empowered."
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I BOOKED THE JOB! LISTENING TO CREATING POWERFUL AUDITIONS MADE A DIFFERENCE!
"Been listening to your "Creating Powerful Auditions" mp3 daily since purchasing about a week ago. Listened to it on the way to an audition...took a few moments before leaving my car to do the visualizations. I walked into the audition room feeling totally empowered, feeling light. I booked the job. I feel your album made a difference. Thank you, Wendy."
SINCE LISTENING TO YOUR GUIDED MEDITATIONS, I BOOKED 2 FEATURE FILMS
"I bought Creating Powerful Auditions and I listen to it every morning. "Empowering Myself" is my absolute favorite meditation, sometimes I put it on repeat until I fully and truly feel every declaration. Since I've been listening to your guided meditations I booked my first feature film + also recently booked the lead role in my first horror film. Thank you for coming into my life!”
YOUR AFFIRMATIONS ALLOWED ME TO STEP OUT OF THE FEAR AND BE PRESENT IN THE ROOM.
"I just returned from an audition after listening to your guided meditations. Your affirmations allowed me to step out of the fear and be present in the room. As I waited for my audition I envisioned the session being successful and feeling empowered afterward. And it was and I did."