Last night, over coffee, I was telling my friend Brandi about a new show I’d seen on TV called Battle Creek. “What I love about this show,” I told her, “is that the lead character (Milt Chamberlin played by Josh Duhamel) does an awesome job of modeling what it means to live a charmed life. Everything goes his way.”
I love that because it seems I’d forgotten how to be that person. I know how to be that person, but I’d forgotten that I knew until watching Josh Duhamel. As I was telling Brandi about it, she looked at me and said, “Everything goes your way.”
“Yeah, I know,” I answered, being a little dismissive. “But I love watching him and seeing it modeled for me.”
“No,” she interjected and spoke slowly to make sure I was getting it. “Literally, everything goes your way. Everything always goes everyone’s way.”
Suddenly, I heard her. She can be such a metaphysicians sometimes. It’s really annoying and one of the things I love best about her.
What she meant is that we live in a responsive Universe, one that manifests results according to our beliefs. Or, as Earnest Holmes puts it in The Science of Mind, “Hence it follows that if we believe that It will not work, It really works by appearing to “not work.” When we believe that It cannot and will not, then, according to the principle, It DOES NOT. But when It does not, It still does – only It does according to our belief that It will not.”
[tweet]It’s always going “our” way, whatever way it is that we decide the world works for us.[/tweet]
It’s a bitch that way. And even though I know this, I’ve had enough “blows” to forget that the Universe is always conspiring in my favor. The rub is that It isn’t attached to how I want to play things.
My son, God bless him, is a perfect example of what NOT to do. He has his father’s jaundiced perspective, “Nothing ever goes my way.” Wow. No wonder he has such a hard time. Not the sort of directive I’d want to be giving the Universe.
But he is an excellent reminder of what NOT to do. Whereas this Milt Chamberlain character — perfect scripting for how I want to live my life!
He just expects everything to go his way. People respond to him. They just naturally give him what he wants. He lives a charmed life.
So, I’m claiming that for myself again. I used to be that way. I used to be the person that sourpusses hated because I always got what I wanted, or so it seemed. The promotion, the guy, the great deals. I always won at cards. I mean not always, but enough to be annoying. Enough so you wouldn’t want to play with me. But I allowed a few missteps to seduce me into thinking things weren’t working for me. Looking back, I can see that is false, because even the so-called “loss” of our business was the Universe saying yes. Prior to everything appearing to fall apart, I had been saying, “I’m tired of this business. I don’t want to do this anymore.”
“Okay,” says God. “We can arrange that.”
Nooooooo. Not yet!!!!
So I am plastering a new motto above my desk:
I live a charmed life. Everything always goes my way.
The truth is that it always was (charmed), it always did and it always does (go my way). It works in accordance to whatever I think “my way” is. For some reason, somewhere along the way, I decided to take the hard road. I decided that the Universe supporting me meant I shouldn’t have things go the way I like. How ridiculous is that?!?
It’s time to stop being afraid of what might happen (worry, worry – what if I don’t get the money?) and start celebrating what a charmed life I actually lead. Did you see how I managed to get through this part year on practically nothing? Did you see how I moved to New Mexico, found a job, started a company, started another company, started a blog, etc., etc.? I lead a charmed life, I just haven’t always been taking the time to appreciate how charmed.
So thank you, Battle Creek. Thank you, Josh Duhamel. Thank you, Brandi, and Earnest Holmes, and son of mine, and life. Thank you.
Have you noticed? Did you stop to recognize what a charmed life you lead?
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.