Making a plan has not always been my strong suit.
I tend to take actions as needed, but planning? Not so much.
From time to time I will make a plan. But more often than not, I just go along and do what I need to do.
This is not tremendously compatible with the notion of conscious reality creation.
Take my writing, for instance. A friend once told me there are two kinds of writers in the world – planners and pantsers. Planners will develop detailed worldbuilding, chapter outlines, character biographies and other information before they even start to write the actual story. Pantsers write by the seat of their pants. They sit down, and they begin to write out what is in their head. Along the way you develop character information, the world, even plot information as you go along.
I am a pantser. I start to write, and along the way I figure out the plot and details of my characters and my worlds and so on. The Source Chronicles began with a single character and a scene (which in the end appears later in the story as a flashback), then another scene with another character, then another…and then I’m a hundred pages in and the story is developing.
With a few exceptions that is how I write. One of the wild things about the world of The Vapor Rogues was that, to write the first short story, I had to build a pretty complex world. The world of The Source Chronicles didn’t get fully fleshed out until I was in the middle of Finder, before Seeker was edited.
The trouble is, conscious reality creation requires planning.
How does a non-planner make a plan?
Despite Pathwalking, the first step I took in developing my conscious reality creation, for over five-and-a-half years, I only recently have started to analyze that my planning skills are lacking. Sure, I have had ideas for things I want to manifest in my life, but true plans to effect their manifestation have been less forthcoming.
For me, this presents several complications. I have mentioned before that I tend to get too caught up in figuring out HOW this will all come to pass. How will I get from this thought I have – I want to be a bestselling author – to manifestation of my idea? I am feeling it out, I have written the books and published them…so now what?
This is where I have been stuck for a while now. I know what I want. I have given it a lot of thought, I have considered and felt what it will feel like to be the success I dream of being. There have been intentional actions taken, such as editing and publishing my works. And yet, here I am, barely selling a book or two a week.
This is why it may be necessary for me to consider better my planning. I can imagine that this will take two distinct forms, but that I need to be careful my planning does not contradict or restrict what the Universe may offer me along the way.
What steps will be involved in my planning?
The first plan has to do with how it will feel to be a success. I need to sit down and write out what it will feel like to live the life I want. I’ve written out for myself what it looks like, but not what it feels like. How will it feel to be working in my home office at my craft? What will conventions and book signings feel like? How will seeing my name on the bestseller’s list make me feel?
Once I answer these questions, because of how manifestation works, it’s important that I don’t feel it in the future…I need to feel it NOW. It has to feel like it’s done, it IS, and that this is the life I have. That is key to consciously creating reality.
The second plan has to do with what I am doing in the here and now. This will help me to determine further intentional actions that will allow me to manifest my goal. I have to plan to take time every day to feel through my thoughts. I need to envision what my life will look like as if this is the life I am living now. In doing that I open myself to finding inspiration. Thus inspired, I gain insight to intentional actions I can take, and from there I give the energy needed to manifest the reality I seek to create.
Writing it out.
Writing out plans and scheduling myself is something of a foreign concept to me. Yet I can see that this is something that is totally necessary to my wellbeing. What’s more, this is absolutely a part of the process of conscious reality creation.
The action necessary is to not just say I need to write this out – it’s time to make it happen. As always, thank you for crossing the bridges with me!
GOAL LOG – Week 32:
The goal log has not been fully maintained this week, as I am attending the Pennsic War.
This is the forty-sixth entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.
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