I devoured everything written by Genevieve Davis during my week-long holiday. I’ve read works by all the big names in spirituality – Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Michael A. Singer etc and while I agree with what they say, I just couldn’t quite get it. Live it. Be it.
I grew up thinking life had to be a struggle and my path towards a more spiritual way of being has been no different. Seeing the light has been one fat slog. There have been moments of brilliance yes, but all in all, it hasn’t been the easiest of journeys.
The minute I started reading Davis’ work, I got her. There was no blinding flash of light or sudden realisation. She dabbled with the likes of Tolle and Singer for years, but still couldn’t get beyond her life in a grotty flat with a factory job on minimum wage.
Hers is essentially a book about The Law of Attraction, only it makes more sense. She suggests that you have to become the person you want to be to get the life you want to live. For example, if you want to be rich, you’ve got to start behaving like someone with loads of lucre. That doesn’t mean you rack up credit card debts and start driving around in a Ferrari – the first step on this road is managing your money.
Davis suggests opening four bank accounts and labelling them. Mine are – Charity, fun, big bills and university funds. Each month, after deducting tax and costs, I will put 10% in each account. Even the act of having four accounts with money in them has made me feel richer.
I’ve also stopped complaining and write three things I am grateful for each morning and evening.
I am an impatient person. I want the magic to happen right NOW, so as you can imagine, I was delighted when the perfect PR coaching client called me this morning to book a session. Last night, I was wading through Russell Brunson in a bid to figure out how to better market my PR coaching services and then as if by magic, up pops a new client and I haven’t even started.
Magic or coincidence?
It doesn’t matter. I am so awed by Davis’ experience I am following her lead. She tells the reader to look for the magic in every positive outcome and never put things down to coincidence. She also urges you not to be attached to the results and to see ‘failures’ as simply stepping stones to something better.
She is living my dream life damnit. I want that life and I am jolly well going to have it. If it means opening multiple bank accounts, smiling a lot and being grateful every single day, then so be it. I’m in!
Now, I have noticed reading this blog back, that I seem to get all fired up by some new book, quote, exercise etc. It works for a bit and then I get bored. Miserable. On the look out for the next miracle cure.
Davis’ work is not a magic wand. It’s really just everything that Marion has been trying to teach me all year. She is living the life of my dreams too! She was reading a book in a hammock yesterday afternoon. I want to be the kind of woman that can lounge in a hammock without feeling guilty.
Anyway, there is a lot of good going on here. PR coaching suits me down to the ground. I’ve rediscovered the joy in my work. I’ve also been running a subscription only Facebook group for six weeks. It’s made up of members who got a free pass and it’s going well. I’m ready to start charging a small monthly sum for new members and I know it will really help small businesses get a handle on their PR.
My dad has been granted some extra time by an oncologist who ignored the advice of other medics and put him on the latest treatment, even though he is 87. He’s back to his fighting weight, no longer in need of a wheelchair and the other night, his live-in carer texted me at 10.30pm to say: “Your dad isn’t home yet. Should I be worried?” He was out with an ex-girlfriend having another birthday meal and returned back safely!
So yeah, a lot of magic coming my way and long may it continue.