The Power of Bubbles
I believe in bubbles. Now that may sound like a totally off the wall thing but I do believe in the power of bubbles. This is more than soap bubbles blown with a wand, although those bring a smile to my face both as the one who holds the bubble wand, and the one who sees the bubbles. I’m thinking of a different kind of bubble. One that isn’t seen. Let me explain.
Back in 1978, a dear friend who had a copy of the original self-published book, Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain, thought I might enjoy reading it. Did I ever. In that little book, I first learned about the power of manifestation.
If I could visualize what I would like to manifest, the next step was to see it as already perfectly complete. Then the book said to surround that picture in my mind’s eye with a pink bubble, release it, and let the bubble, with that picture in side of it, float away. That was it. Just to release a picture or idea or project that is already complete with no attachment at all to the outcome.
Want an example? When I wrote the first book, I saw it as being already complete. My job, if you will, was to “walk” towards it as I reclaimed words that were already written in my heart.
There’s another bubble tradition in my family–the white bubble. Whenever someone leaves to travel, we silently (or sometimes not silently) place a white bubble of protection around them. It’s probably the same as saying things like take care, drive carefully, or watch where you’re going. When I say “white bubble” to my son as he heads out the door, he knows exactly what I mean.
I’m sending lots of white bubbles your way, and encourage you to send out some of your perfectly complete dreams in pink ones.
If you are interested in reading Shakti Gawain’s book Creative Visualization, here’s a link. The original self-published book that had a print run of just 2000, has now reached over seven million people. Pretty amazing results of releasing a dream in a big pink bubble!
P.S.I think these are the best bubbles. They’re always nice to have around. 😉