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8 Lessons I Learned from Building with LEGO Blocks Everyday for a Year: Lesson 7 Creative Magic Spaceships
7. The only way to make your dreams come true is to take the time to dream and be willing to ask for what you need (and that’s freaking hard).
You know those creative journaling exercises you hear about but never actually take the time to do? Well, I had one of those shelved from a previous creativity course I had taken by Stephanie Levy. Levy said the exercise was inspired by what Marianne Williamson wrote in her book Enchanted Love about how love showing up unexpectedly in your life can be compared to a spaceship full of angels landing in your backyard. Stephanie's prompt was that you make a spaceship, asking it to bring you what you need. And I never did it. Probably, because I don’t like to need. Needing is hard, and it requires admitting that you don’t have everything together. It is also hard to ask for help when you aren’t even sure what you need because you are too fearful to spend time with yourself.
I was more than halfway through my year-long creativity experiment, and the dream of making a course about UnBLOCKing Your Creative Magic was still there, but I felt so daunted by all the unknown and all the steps, that I kept putting off the course creation part. And then one day, I pulled a quote that spoke about how the hardest part is just getting started, and I realized fear was holding me back and I needed help. I had to ask for help. And so, I finally did my spaceship exercise. I spent time thinking about my dream and all that I needed to make it happen and all the things I wanted the angels to bring me. As I was making the video for my course on the spaceship lesson, 7 months later, I pulled out my journaling page and re-read what I had asked my spaceship to bring me, and I had gotten it all. Like magic. Or like there is a Creator out there who wants to help me bring my creations into the world and all I have to do is ask.
I am tired of trying to do things on my own, and I’m tired of living in fear. I’m choosing dreams and I’m asking for help. We were never meant to do life on our own, and plus, it is so much more fun and magical when you invite others in to fly along with you.
Lesson 1: Believe in your Magic Words
Lesson 2: Magical Play
Lesson 3: Resisting Resistance the Magical Way
Lesson 4: Instructions in the Magic of Your Intuition
Lesson 5: Magical Layers
Lesson 6: Vulnerable Magic
The UnBLOCKing Your Creative Magic E-Course is now available on-demand!
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Lee Ann Hilbrich (she/her) is an author of three books, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator of Brené Brown's work, a Qi Gong and Yoga Teacher, and a SoulCollage® Facilitator. She is also certified in Equine-Facilitated Learning. Learning.
Lee Ann Hilbrich, MA, LPC, CDWF, RYT 200
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