Day 334: Approaching the 1-year mark, my short story, and seeing Abraham

So I am approaching the 1-year mark of the 365 Day Blogging Project, as you no doubt know if you are looking at the title. It has been a most excellent adventure (!). In fact, I would say it has changed my life for the better.

A couple of weeks ago, the blog took a turn, when I started writing a short story, “Charlie’s Dog.” I had no plan for this, except that it was fun to write fiction prose instead of the usual personal reflections or analysis. Also, it was new for me to stick to the same theme day after day. Doing some Creative Writing has been a very interesting experience, and mostly quite easy. Each day I have simply sat down, as I am in the habit of doing, opened my mind, and let the words flow. It’s been really fun to see the characters of Charlie, Stevie, Nan, and others emerge, complete with their own motivations and psychologies. This has always been one of my favorite things about reading novels: seeing the different characters with their own unique desires and personalities, how different views of the world can be contained within one “roof,” the over-arching world that is the novel.

At the same time, as much as I have enjoyed working on the short-story, I have often thought about how nice it was to have a clear palette every day, on which I can paint whatever I want. In fact, it is nice to have both options! I am looking forward to finishing up the short-story, and so happy that I now have the option to write a more extended piece on one topic over multiple days.

Finally, as I wrote last weekend, my wife and I went to see Abraham-Hicks in the Bay Area. I promised to do an update on what I got from it. It’s hard to describe, because I think I am still processing it. But overall, I got a ton from it. I have been inspired by Abraham-Hicks for many years. In fact, I was delighted to find out soon after we met that my wife is also a fan. At the time, I didn’t have a lot of first-hand knowledge of Abraham-Hicks, but I was already a fan of The Secret, which many say is highly inspired by Abraham (In fact, The Secret was originally supposed to feature Abraham, but they didn’t end up working on the project).

Over the years, I would listen to my wife’s Abraham-Hicks CDs, and look at the books she had. Eventually, I found them on You Tube, and have had them on steady rotation for probably five years now. In fact, they are probably the recordings I have listened to the most in that time period.

I won’t go into all the specifics of being at the workshop, because suffice it to say that I really appreciate Esther Hicks for what she does. While I was there, I felt keenly that I am loved, that we are all loved in fact, and how much is possible when we simply allow ourselves to think in non-resistant ways. It is just amazing how much fun we can have when we simply let ourselves! I am seeing evidence of this in my life everyday. I am letting go of old patterns of thought that don’t feel good, and I am glowing with anticipation for good things occurring as a result.

I am very glad that my wife and I finally went to see Abraham live. We had talked about it for years, and it feels very good to finally say YES. I definitely plan for us to return to their workshops, maybe even next year.

Live in Joy, Aho!

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