by Carole Dean
In my previous blog, Receiving Miracles, I covered 3 things that are necessary for independent filmmakers to bring miracles into their life.
- Give Gratitude Daily for the Things You Have
- Don’t Let Your Unconscious Mind Sabotage You
- Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Turn into Negative Words
Master those and you’ve got a good start. But, there are 3 more things, equally as important, to receiving miracles in your life.
The first one is very simple, but difficult for some to achieve.
Yes, you need to honor who you are and give gratitude for your many talents. I talk to filmmakers daily and they are writers/directors, some are writer/producer/editors/actors/director of photography and even craft service! This is an amazing amount of talent for one person.
Realize this, you are a major talent. Loving yourself is highly important to let miracles come to you. And sometimes miracles come in the form of money.
This is where a lot of people stop money and miracles from coming to them. They don’t feel worthy. I want you to brag about your achievements. Yes, be very proud of what you have done and don’t be afraid to tell us.
At the end of each day, you go over your to do list. Perhaps you had 10 items to do that day and you only completed 3. Say, “Good Job”, this is wonderful.
Compliment yourself and say tomorrow I will complete even more and it will be effortless. Never put yourself down. Always hold yourself in the highest esteem.
Muhammad Ali was asked to give a short poem about himself. He said “Me….Whee!” So take a lesson from him and tell yourself daily “I am the greatest.” It worked for Ali and it can work for you.
Don’t Worry About How it Will Happen
Another step that stops people from receiving miracles is the “HOW.” All of us want to know how will it happen. Where will it come from? This can be a block for many people. This “How will it happen,” will act as your resistance to receiving and believing.
Your job is not to think about the HOW, your job is to know it will happen and do all the things you know you should do to make it happen. By believing it will happen you are totally open to receive.
The next step to receive miracles is my favorite. It’s visualizing. It’s the ability to pretend like you did when you were a child when you wanted something. Often you got what you wanted and that was partially because you were visualizing it daily.
Remember when you would think about what you were getting and how excited you could get just by the visualization of receiving and using it?
You were sending joy and excitement and gratitude to the universe when you saw yourself receiving it. Emotions with visualizations are paramount to receiving. They are powerful.
Let me tell you a story of a filmmaker who is fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions. She is making a historical documentary film and needed to do her next shoot on location. She applied for several grants and then began prepping for the trip planning every minute of how the shoot would go just as if she had the money.
I called her just before Christmas and said what are you working on? She said her budget for the locations shoot. She was down to the penny for what to spend, where to stay, everything was ready.
I asked her, “How much do you need?” Her answer was $30,000. How wonderful, I said, you just received a grant for this exact amount! She was elated.
This is how it works, she did not ask how, she did the work, she knew she would be on locations soon and was perfectly ready to receive.
I want you to give daily gratitude for what you have now, be careful to never put yourself down and to watch your thoughts, you want positive successful thoughts. Be sure to compliment yourself daily for your many achievements and your talents, loving yourself is a priority. Next, visualize what you want and see yourself getting it and experience those great emotions of joy, success and confidence.
Believe me; this will bring you a miracle.
Carole Dean is president and founder of From the Heart Productions; a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers fiscal sponsorship for independent filmmakers. She hosts the weekly podcast, The Art of Film Funding, interviewing those involved in all aspects of indie film production. She is also the author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts.