From a single notion eight months ago about a performance of Dancers over 40 to an event at the Summerlin Library in Las Vegas premiering in just a few days – the process has been exciting, challenging, and exhilarating (proof positive since I haven’t been here since February!)
It has come to fruition just as I pictured it – whole, perfect and complete. Everyone who is supposed to dance is dancing. Everyone who is supposed to see it will be there. Everybody who is supposed to benefit – has! It has been a wonderful experience and I am already anxious to do it again.
Not to say it was without its trials and tribulations. So many dancers quit that I was afraid there’d be nobody to perform! But I knew my goal was to present a showcase – and that is where I kept my focus. How did I keep that focus? Through the strength of my beliefs, the support of my friends, and the faith of a mustard seed.*
As soon as a seemingly negative situation would arise, a powerful gift would follow. I stayed with it. I stayed conscious. I stayed aware. I knew I was in the flow; there was no reason for me to falter.
I appreciated the constant motivation and support of Divine Spirit.
I want to mention, of the abundance of gifts that I received, just a few things that kept me going.
First, an individual appeared out of my cast who was there for me to bounce stuff off of, hang out with, share, freak and recover with, and just an all-around helpful and great individual. It was interesting that I had been given her name almost a year ago, but when she came to my meeting I still didn’t make the connection. We had one major snafu and we figured it out! When I was part of these productions in California, I was the assistant. I am so blessed to have found this person who stepped up to be my assistant as I launched my endeavor here in Las Vegas. She was my first gift out of a negative situation!
Secondly, I am a firm believer in affirmations and quotations. At the slightest hesitation, I would re-read, ‘Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile goals. Success is not a destination; it is a direction.’ To which I added ‘Every step forward…’ which hangs on my bulletin board. “If being good isn’t working, try being outrageous,” was always my motivation to get out and get doing! And above my desk is the C.S. Lewis quote, “We are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
I also have quotes from my daily Notes from the Universe; I have quotes to keep me motivated to go forward one step at a time and I have affirmations that remind me if I’m going through hell to keep going. I have other inspirational quotes to remind me not to turn back (Like what happened to Lot’s wife looking over her shoulder as she disintegrated into a pillar of salt!) “Don’t look back; you’re not going that way!” And the famous Satchel Paige quote, “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you!”
And every time I take a stand, stand firm, or take a step forward, I am Divinely Guided, Divinely Supported and Divinely Gifted toward my next step along the path.
So here I stand, on the brink of my creativity, money where my mouth is, proof in the pudding, all that good stuff. Come and see the show, it’s gonna be great!
*He replied(sic), “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”