I’m writing to you from New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We were prepared for the worst, but thankfully we were incredibly lucky. We never lost our power and didn’t experience any flooding. Inside our cozy home, it was almost as if nothing happened. But outside, there were crazy howling winds and noises I’ve never heard before. It was a beautiful metaphor for staying calm internally when there are external circumstances beyond your control. I’m truly grateful that we survived this ordeal unharmed. Just miles away in my old neighborhood of Manhattan, buildings and cars were under water, and I have numerous friends who are still without power. Read on to find out how you can help support those in need later on in the post. For now, onto happier things!
It’s Halloween! And I thought I would share with you a photo of me from Halloween when I was a little girl. What was I? You guessed it: a Queen! Funny because I never thought anything of this picture until a recent visit with my parents when they showed it to me. They said, “Look Jen, you were a Queen even back then!” Years before I became the Queen of Manifestation, I actually played the part.
What does this mean for manifesting? You actually get to live out your fantasy by role playing. What I truly love about Halloween is that you’re given permission to dress up as anyone you want to be and then play the part! A few years ago, I dressed up as Frida Kahlo for Halloween, and it was so much fun that I did it again the following year. Since I love her and her artwork, I thought it’d be cute for my baby daughter to be Frida Kahlo this year for Halloween. Here’s a cute picture of her:
I challenge you on the next Halloween to use the opportunity to dress up as someone you actually want to be. Have fun with it! Halloween is meant to be playful. Then take that playfulness back into your everyday life. Use it to manifest bigger things. Don’t just wait for a holiday to give yourself permission to step into a bigger role. Who do you want to be? Start acting as if you’re already her. You’ll be amazed at the magical things that happen when you do.
Speaking of magic, Halloween is actually rooted in the pagan holiday Samhain. It’s traditionally a time when the otherworld opens up for souls who have passed to come through. It marks the end of harvest and the beginning of the darker time of the year, the season of dreaming things into being. How perfect for manifesting! We are all witches casting beautiful spells on our lives.
If you’ve been affected by the spell of Hurricane Sandy, I’m sending you so much love and a reminder to focus on the positive. Be grateful for what you do still have. (See my post about this.) And if you weren’t directly affected, remember giving is a courageous act that is always rewarded by the universe. If you want to help, consider making a donation to the Red Cross.
I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below with what your favorite Halloween Costume was – and how you plan on using role playing to play a bigger role in your life! And if you have an uplifting Hurricane story, I’d love to hear it.
Here’s to becoming who your heart desires!
I love the challenge to use the opportunity to dress up as someone you actually want to be – I bet few people thought of this… are we conditioned to see the negative side first?
Thanks for this, Jen, and it is very inspiring to see this spin on the Sandy experience!