I imagine you have heard it said that worry is a waste of imagination. If not, you are hearing it here first and my intention is that it create an opportunity for you to consider how much time you spend clouded in worry when you could be engaged in wonder. I know that in the past, I have taken a dive into despair as I contemplated all the ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’s’, what if’s and if onlies. Since I haven’t discovered a time machine that could help me erase error or fast forward me into possible futures, I am learning to be as fully in the precious moment as possible, even as I set intention for the life of my dreams and desires. I have given up being a worry wart, in favor of a term that my friend Rick, in an attempt to encourage relinquishing worry, created: ‘frisky fantasizer’. Those words give me goosebumps when I consider how rich my fantasy life is. I am claiming that as part of my identity…..I may even include it in my bio… Edie Weinstein: Bliss Mistress and Frisky Fantasizer.
So, what would it mean to be a frisky fantasizer? In my mind, it carries with it an air of playfulness and enthusiam. Fantasy lends itself to all manner of possibility….I wonder if…..I wonder how…? rather than Why not?… How come? Those are such limiting questions and the asnwer, sadly is always ‘because‘. What am I friskily fantasizing about in this moment? I am envisioning standing on stage at a conference in the midst of some of my favorite transformational authors including Wayne Dyer, Bernie Siegel, Dan Millman, Elizabeth Lesser, Arielle Ford, Debbie Ford, Ram Dass and Joan Borysenko….these movers and shakers who I have had the joy of interviewing over the past 20 some years. I am sharing what I have learned about life and love, weathering the winds of change, embracing wisdom, divine design, and offering the audience their own portable life skills to embody these ideas in their own day to day. I feel goosebumps and immense energy, carrying me on waves of sound and light. Although there are thousands of people there, it feels as intimate as if I am speaking one on one with each participant. I am in the flow. My sweet loving life partner is there too, beaming at me. I feel his presence, even if I can’t see him at the moment. The words flow effortlessly, as I channel them from the Source, ; not editing, but simply allowing. When I am finished, I feel the warmth of applause cascading around me as I know the words landed in their hearts and they carry them back out into their daily lives.
I sit at a table afterward and greet each person who approaches to have my Bliss Mistress book autographed and with each one, I ask them to share their highest bliss. I then write that into the book, place a purple feather in it and then seal it in with reiki, so as to charge the book with their intention. Each time I do so, I feel lighter and more vibrant and deeply connected with each one there.
This was inspired, in part by work that I am doing today with my friend Rod Schichtel who has created a personalized multi-media affirmation program which he calls Create Your Life Positively. It incorporates an interview that he developed; he assisted me in writing a set of affirmation statements which help shift me into more positive thinking as a way of manna-festing the life of my intention and visions. My experience of it is that with his guidance, I was able to become aware of limiting thoughts that I didn’t even know I had. He then created a CD of the affirmations in my own voice and then mixed it into overlapping messages that play at different volumes which create a holographic listening effect. Since our minds are absorbing alot more than we are consciously aware of, listening to the CD is like giving ourselves a super charged burst of positive messages. The next step was creating a DVD for which I was sitting before a video camera while my special affirmations were playing in the background. The instruction was to allow my highest and truest self to shine forth as I was listening to my own voice bathing me in bliss. Then Rod and I sat across from each other as we listened to the other person’s recording, finding ourselves beaming; shining mirrors for one another.
As I describe the experience, it truly does feel like I am there, enjoying it in full techno-color. The idea is to make it as real and present, full sensory as possible, smelling, tasting and touching it ALL as if it truly is occurring in the moment. I was not only imagining this…I was THERE, without need for plane ticket, passport or packed suitcase.
So, what’s your frisky fantasy?
To learn more, you can contact Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Edie Weinstein:
Rev. Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW is a Renaissance Woman and Bliss Mistress who delights in inviting people to live rich, full, juicy lives. Edie is an internationally recognized, sought after, colorfully creative journalist, interviewer and author, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, licensed social worker, interfaith minister, offering uniquely designed spiritual rituals. In addition, she is a PR Goddess, promoting events and transformational teachers, healers, writers and artists. She speaks on the subjects of wellness, spirituality, sexuality, creativity, time management, recovery, body image, mindfulness, self esteem, stress management, re-creating yourself, caring for the caregiver, loss and grief. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV. Edie is currently writing her first best selling book entitled The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into The Extraordinary and is offering a workshop for women who want to re-create their lives, based on those concepts. A 20 year old journalistic vision came to pass in July of 2008 when she interviewed His Holiness The Dalai Lama. It was a potent reminder to never, ever, ever give up on our dreams. Over the years, Edie has written for mainstream and transformational publications. She has interviewed hundred of notables in the transformational fields, including Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Debbie Ford, Leonard Peltier, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Beckwith, Jonathan Goldman, Gregg Braden, Neale Donald Walsch, Mary Manin Morrissey, Dan Millman, Alan Cohen, Ram Dass, Jack Canfield, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Patch Adams, Ben and Jerry, Donna DeLory, James Twyman, Elizabeth Lesser, Michael Franti and Jean Houston. Her website is http://www.liveinjoy.org
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