“What do you want?  What do you really, really want?”

Okay, I’m quoting some lyrics from the Spice Girls.  However, the question remains.  

What do you really, really want?

Recently, I found myself faced with a choice.  I could ruminate or I could ask myself this very important question and focus on bringing what I wanted into my life.  I choose the latter. 

So, in time old Lisa fashion, I started with a to do list.  Listing all I wanted to achieve in a morning, in a day and in a week and I decided determinedly to focus on what I wanted without interruption.  Ignoring and discarding any negativity that entered my mind.  I worked, I concentrated and applied action where it was needed.  I’m not talking about ‘pie in the sky’ notions.  I am talking about commodities I needed in order to survive.

What happened next both bewilders and makes me look back with an incredulous wonder.

Everything and I mean everything I wanted came to me through people, events and circumstances.  General notions and conversations I had weeks and months before manifested when I needed them most.  People came forward bearing gifts of kindness as a thank you for a small act I had done months before and gradually a new pathway once frozen in the darkness emerged illuminated then flooded by the sunlight.

And what, by rights, should have been one of the worst weeks of my life turned out to be the  very best.  

I knew wishing and dreaming of change would not manifest it.  It is essential you follow your dreams with action and as I concentrated on the little list, I made every day, inspiration came and I knew exactly what to do.  I knew who to contact, where to be and the work I needed to do.

This week not only changed my circumstances, it also changed me.  I spoke my truth in a way I have never done before.  I rebuilt my self-worth and confidence and this gave way to happiness and contentment, bringing with it an unprecedented burst in creativity that has been cathartic and life changing.  

Now, looking back, I can tell you, every single second of this experience was worthwhile.  I am now where I am meant to be.

So, if I could leave you with one parting wish, I would like to be this; manifest your dreams and don’t forget to answer question..

What do you really, really want?