writing

Ask it. Believe it. Receive it. (pt. 2)

A few days ago I blogged about a new mantra and way of thinking about things. If you missed it, you can catch it here: Ask It. Believe it. Receive it.

It’s been a week since that post, and I wanted to provide an update on if I feel the new mantra is working.

Ok, I WILL journal!

I started with a journal. All writers have a stash of journals. We just do. Some of us even write in them. Then, I broke the journal down in to sections. The first session was the Ask it section. This is where, every day, I would write down the thing(s) I wanted. This can be anything. Success, happiness, health. Whatever your own desire is. For me, I started with wanting Girl on Fire to have a good book launch. And every day, I wrote down that desire. I put out into the Universe what I wanted.

I even found a rock to repeat this ask throughout the day. It sits beside me and when it catches my eye, I pick it up and ask the Universe for it again.

I got a rock!

The next section is the Believe it section where I VISUALIZE getting the thing I asked for. I write in present tense the feeling of achieving the thing I wanted. Professional athletes do this all the time. The visualize winning the game, etc.

Then I write down anytime I receive the thing I asked for even in the smallest way.

There is even a section for daily gratitude and self-love reflections. That sounds narcissistic but it’s really a tool to help you stop being so self-deprecating. *guilty

So, now, a full week later after asking, believing/visualizing, has the Universe provided me with any of the things I’ve asked for?

Um. Yep.

The first few days, there wasn’t much to receive, truth be told. But then, each day, there seemed to be something new.

-A 5 star review on NetGalley on day three

-A 5 star review on Goodreads on day three

-My publisher let me know the book was at TARGET! on day six (a first for me!)

-The Goodreads giveaway my publisher created got 800 entries in one day on day seven

-2 more 5 star reviews came in on day seven

What will week two bring? Whatever it is, I am ready to receive it. You can too. You just have to have the courage to ask it, believe it, and receive it.

Danielle Bannister, author and believer of all the things

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