I hope you are having an amazing Halloween!
I, myself, have taken sometime to reflect and contemplate what my next step is in my own life. I have been asking myself; " What is it that I'd like to create next and what is it that the Universe would like for me to do next"?
Each morning, over the last six weeks or so, I've intentionally taken quite time to truly reflect on what would be the most exciting thing for me to do that I have not experienced yet in my life?
And during this time of contemplation, I write, I read through several inspirational books and I read the Hollywood Reporter to keep myself abreast of new movies and televisions shows that are in production (because there are so many neat ones that are coming out that are uplifting).
Well, a few months ago, I was looking over the productions that are happening in LA and I happened to notice that Vince Van Pragh was the Executive Producer of a new show on and that John Gray was the writer. And I stopped to think -- wow! John Gray the writer of Men Are From Mars And Woman Are From Venus is now writing for TV? How cool is that! Then I thought: I wonder what kind of show it is? I wonder what it is like to switch from writing a book to writing for television?
Well, about two days after that I received a call from a friend of mine that was part of a charity event that was donating a building to the homeless in downtown LA. My friend was being honored at this event and I was asked if I would like to attend. And of course, I said sure I would love to.
So, on a Monday night in Beverly Hills, I'm attending the event and wouldn't you know -- who do you think the main guest speaker and very dear friend to my friend is? Well, none other than John Gray!
Furthermore, come to find out we are all invited guests, staying at the same home, after the charity event.
Latter that evening, I'd mentioned to John that I'd read that he was now writing for TV and I asked him: "What's it like making the switch from writing books to television?"
He replied; "Monique, that is another John Gray. It is not me."
Well, I about fell on the floor. Here I was in such contemplation when I read about 'A John Gray' writing for TV that the universe brought me -- John Gray. But, it was not the TV writer it was the book writer and low and behold we had an amazing conversation about how he feels before he starts the process of writing his new book.
It was exactly what I needed to hear!
I'm in the process of writing my book proposal and I'm going through many feeling of overwhelm, isolation and oh, my! How on earth will I ever get this finished? So much so that I've just stopped doing it....for the moment.
But, here not only do I get a sign of what my next step was but I manifested one of the most successful writers of our time to speak with and tell me about his process.
I tell you, these moments of contemplation are so powerful. I'm continual amazed at the power of reflection, feeling and listening for guidance.
So, I encourage you strongly. If there is anything you are wanting to achieve or if you are simple wanting to know what your next step is: sit quietly contemplate, dream and imagine. Because experiences beyond your wildest imagination WILL materialize.
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