In the action oriented Western culture, we are led to believe that the achievement of your goals and the manifestation of your desires require ACTION.
Well, not all action is beneficial.
For most, action is synonymous with force or struggle. Action often comes from a space of desperation and fear. You want it so badly! Or you're afraid that if focus is taken from your goal, it won't manifest. So, you keep hammering at it, obsessing over it, trying to make something work. This a misuse of energy that usually causes more frustration and misalignment than success.
Action that comes from a space of inspiration and excitement?! Now that's a different story. An important piece of the art of creation is having the awareness of the motivation of your action (inspiration and excitement or fear and desperation) and learning to balance action and surrender.
When your actions toward a goal FEEL forced, when it FEELS stressful, frustrating, and ineffective, when you FEEL like you are struggling to make something happen, this is a signal that your action is fear based. This is the time to relax. RELEASE your focus on the goal or desire. Place your focus on something that feels lighter and more enjoyable.
And when the inspiration comes to make another move towards your goal/desire, follow it! The key here is that the action is coming from a space of inspiration and not struggle. This a much more effective and pleasurable way to go about manifestation that will yield a more successful outcome.
I am not a believer that one has to struggle to succeed or to thrive in life. You CAN manifest your desires with ease, in ways that are efficient AND uplifting!
Jamila Kani is a witch of many trades. Through her collective, Black Femme Witches Brew, she co-creates spaces for black femmes to reclaim their magic and step into their power as Creators.