I've accepted this after an intense two weeks of watching videos of talks given by Wayne Dyer, Mike Dooley, Joel Odsteen and Bruce Lipton. Wayne is my favorite, Mike termed the wisdom above, Bruce adds the astonishing scientific truths, and Joel ties it all to the God angle.... it's all telling the same thing – about us being one with the universal energy/intelligence/source...one with each other. Our goal is to rediscover our link with this source by freeing ourselves from the EGO.
If you want to manifest the life you desire, you've got to start consciously desiring it, and stop living the life that's holding you prisoner.
Look for the miracle in every day... it IS there.
Miracles are around us constantly everywhere. We are the miracle, the world and everything in it is the miracle. We forget this so often and easily. Every day can bring a reminder... a sign, an instance of serendipity, synchronicity, coincidence, opportunity, as if out of nowhere. We see them with surprise when they jump out at us, but they are there always – we just have to learn to see better, and be busy learning to see – exercising your inner-eye as it where, developing your intuition and receptive powers/sensitivity for the messages from the universal source. I believe the world IS an illusion – a matrix of vibrating energy to form the matter that we experience with human senses... but it's our perceptive mind that really sees. You don't have to change your perception to see past the matrix... you just have to remove the filters.
I asked a question to do with getting over my anxieties about performing – getting up in front of an audience to confidently sing my songs. This was the answer I recieved: “Open Happiness”.
As soon as I read it, I knew it was spot on. This answer tells me to free my ego – it's not about me – and approach the matter from the desire to touch people, bring them joy, inspire them towards happiness, and share with them the messages and stories of reflected in my music and lyrics. Lose the ego... that's the message that keeps coming back to me.