What if I told you we hold inside of us everything that lives on the outside.
The successes. The failures. The heartbreaks. The magical moments.
There is a field of energy that connects our physical bodies to everything you see around you and beyond.
I received a question from a reader that I felt I needed to respond to immediately.
All of us have been where he is now.
His question was “will I ever find true happiness?
Will I ever succeed? My music career hasn’t taken off, I am stuck at a job where I have no life. I just want to know if I’ll find true happiness.”
I want to share with you so much today.
I want to take you on a journey you have never been before.
Help you imagine worlds you have never imagined.
Help you see versions of yourself that are already where you want to be.
Show you the place outside of time and space.
Outside of this version of your reality.
So here we go. Hold on tight.
I want to start this letter with a quote or two from John Wheeler a Princeton physicist. “Anyone who expects to create, be it as a scientist or artist, scholar or writer, needs self-confidence, even bravado. How else can one dare to imagine understanding what no one else has understood, discovering what no one else has discovered? Where does this confidence come from? Fortunately, every young person is blessed with some of it. It is part of human character.”
Before we go any further I am going to ask you to find the strength inside of you that believes in your talents, your brilliance and your originality.
Find the voice that lives within that I call the Watcher self, this Watcher self has witnessed you from birth and knows everything about you.
You have to listen in, very carefully so you can hear the tiny whispers of this self that knows you better than anyone else.
The longer you stay stuck inside the job you don’t like the more this voice is silenced.
I have a question for you.
Do you believe that you have an understanding beyond others in your line of work?
Do you believe you discovered music unlike anybody else’s.
If you don’t, then this is a good time to start. Start to believe in your brilliance.
You have what you need.
You have the confidence that is required for you to step into your gift even more than ever before.
John Wheeler also said “We had this old idea, that there was a universe out there, and here is a man, the observer safely protected from the universe. Now we learn from the quantum world that even to observe an object as small as an electron we have to shatter that plate glass in the lab, we have to reach in there…..so the old word observer simply has to be crossed off the books, and we must put in the word participator.”
You see my dear anonymous you are in charge of your destiny, there is no waiting, there is no expecting there is only doing.
And according to John Wheeler there is reaching.
And if simply reaching does not result to what you want, you reach more.
You reach towards your dreams so much that you become what you want to receive.
You become your music.
You become your happiness.
You become success.
You breathe it, you live it.
You are being it.
And that is a huge leap.
To go from the observer to the participator.
Not going to lie to you.
What I am asking you to do here is not easy.
It is difficult to stop believing in a world where things happen to you.
And start believing in a world where you make things happen for yourself.
It is impossible to find true happiness if we stay stuck in something we don’t like.
And yes I am fully aware of the fact that paying bills and making ends meet is a requirement.
But I am going to ask you to take a few steps forward and I want to see what happens when you do.
So ready for the action part of this letter?
Remember we have to do before we can be.
We have to act before we can create.
We have to believe before we can shift our physical reality.
According to Gregg Braden and his book Divine Matrix (one of my favorites) “a general theme seems to suggest that the world is actually a mirror of things that are happening in a deeper reality. In the unseen realms we create the blueprint of our relationships, careers, successes and failures of the visible world.
From this perspective the Divine Matrix works like a great cosmic screen that allows us to see the non physical energy of our emotions and beliefs projected in the physical medium of life.
The Matrix appears to provide an unbiased surface for our inner experiences and beliefs to be seen in the world.
In other words we are like artists expressing our deepest passions, fears, dreams and desires through the living essence of a mysterious quantum canvas.
The canvas is everywhere, and always present.”
And if it is true that the canvas is ours. That it is a mirror to what we believe inside of us, then our number one responsibility is to start believing in our ability to paint on that canvas whatever it is that we want.
To paint your music. To paint true happiness.
I am going to bring more reinforcements in this letter and introduce you to another incredible book and author, Bruce H Lipton and his book The Biology of belief. According to Bruce H Lipton we can change the character of our lives by changing our beliefs. “I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial “victim” to my new position as “co-creator” of my destiny.”
The very first thing I am going to ask you dear anonymous is to discover the main underlying belief that is painting on your canvas.
Your belief holds the brush.
Always remember that.
We need to dig deep to find it.
My guess is that it was born in your childhood and it has lived by your side since then. This belief has to do with your worthiness of success and true happiness.
Find the exact belief as it translates with words via your thoughts.
I would recommend talking to a good friend who knows you very well, maybe even someone who has known you since childhood.
Ask them how they see you in regards to your confidence and to you believing in your gifts and talents. Try to remember where this belief originated, do you have a memory of it. Maybe someone put you down when you were playing your music. Maybe someone special left you and you felt not worthy of true happiness since then.
Once we find this belief that has been painting on your canvas then we can change it to a new one, slowly and methodically.
You are going to have to prove this in the physical reality that your new belief is true. That you are worthy of happiness and success, worthy of creating the life you dream of. Start by surrounding yourself with people who see in you more than you see in yourself. Look for groups of musicians.
Look for people who seek to find themselves and believe in their own gifts.
Seek experiences that create a taste of the life you so want.
And one final thing.
Stop your brush on the canvas right now.
You are going to make it, dear anonymous. Yes you are.
Not only you are going to write and share your music but this job you have won’t be in your life for very long.
You will no longer be stuck in a life you don’t want.
Your canvas will start looking like your dreams.
And that my dear friend is the art of creation you were born with.
Claim it back.
With brushstrokes and stardust,
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.