Have you ever felt like you were about to burst at your seams? I have this feeling often. It’s overwhelming and it’s usually in response to inspirational stimuli. If I had to describe the sensation, it might be like trying to hold a lit firecracker in the palm of your hands – squeezing tightly so no smoke, sparks or explosive elements could get out. It’s not a firecracker, it is passion. Passion and inspiration.
I know that I am incredibly blessed to be in place where I have access to my passion. It hasn’t always been that way. I don’t think I felt this at all when I was working in the corporate sector. I know I felt this all the time when I was on set working on the independent film No Boundaries. This is how I know I’m doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.
The trouble? Making the shift from being impoverished to a financially self-sufficient artist. I do believe in the words of many spiritual teachers like, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, who speak of living in an abundant universe. One that makes abundance available to each and every one of us. To some it may seem too good to be true. Not to me. I don’t doubt that my company will be hugely successful and that I will get my chance to have a substantial acting career, all of which will provide me with a great deal of wealth.
If I didn’t believe that I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed each day and put the time and effort in. I work each day, not just for my own success, but for that of every person who has ever believed in me, given me a word of encouragement, a moment of their time, provided feedback and especially for the amazing people who have worked on our projects because they believed in our vision. When you have people lifting you up towards success, there is an obligation to do well for everyone involved.
I probably spend more days feeling like a shrinking violet than an invincible tigress, but once that tigress is on the prowl…watch out! I woke up with a fire in my belly and a desire to go out and kick major tail! I wish I could bottle this feeling because I know it won’t last. It is one of the universal truths of my life. This too shall pass. My job is to make sure I do enough to make a huge and lasting impact while on top of this peak.