Magical Manifestation

First, I’d like to thank my mother for teaching me the importance of quality, my father for his calm attention to order and detail, and my Art History 102 teacher for showing me that the expression of passion is contagious and can awaken a room of sleeping students. I’d also like to thank Peak Potentials for teaching me more than I can say, AHO! Thanks Linna, and Terrie, who encouraged me to register for the Quantum Leap program; to my CEOSpace family – you are oxygen; to Shai Amiel, Ellen Kratka, Leigh Russell, Sheila Baker, Libbe HaLevy, Seth Himrod, Linda Kaye, Lewis S. Lewis, Patsy Anderson, Suzy Prudden, Dr. Kevin; and to the yellow kitchen chair from my childhood that was the first to call me to do something radical.

Dr. Bruce Lipton once said, “The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.”

Once Upon A Time there was a sweet girl named Barbara. She dreamed that she was acknowledged for her awesome accomplishments. She stepped onto the stage and was presented with an amazing award. She saw herself making a speech to thank everyone who had made this moment possible. And even more wonderful, all of her friends got really excited and they celebrated with her. Everyone was so very happy and cheerful and felt close to each other. They thought, “Wow, I am friends with someone who has done something really special! And I’m special too.” They all smiled, feeling their hearts warm. And they all lived happily ever after, finding ways to bring cheer and delight to all the world. And so it is.

When I approached the gate for my United flight to Los Angeles and saw the backdrop, lights, and a United employee holding an Emmy , I asked if the award was there for VIPs. I was then invited to hold this symbol of excellence and achievement and have my picture taken. Of course I said “Yes!” In that moment I imagined the heightened energy of being the award recipient. I created the feeling of having an Emmy of my own, so I was actually implanting that future moment in my consciousness—now I know what I am aiming for as I work towards it. It’s a symbol of my excellence and effectiveness in the world.

Exhilarating is the only word to describe this entire experience. From the moment I got to my gate, I felt the excitement. The presence of the paparazzi, the red carpet leading us onto the plane, the champagne and “cheers” we sang during the flight, and the bright lights of Access Hollywood’s cameras were all quite fun.

From the time I knew I’d get to hold an Emmy in my own hands, through today, I have been experiencing the Emmy awards and the awards telecast in a whole new light. I relate to the nominees and the winners with a deeper understanding of what they are experiencing.

And, of course, there’s the irreverent me—thinking , Hey, I can have some of my own fun and post this picture of me with the Emmy on Facebook the morning AFTER the Emmy Award show, say “My First Emmy”, and see what happens. It is true that this is my first Emmy—first time to see one in person, first time to hold one in my hands, and the first time to be photographed with one.

When I decided to post this photo on Facebook, I intended to do an explanation a day or two later. I also thought it could create a lot of excitement when people saw my photo. That would be a lot of fun! I even came up with an answer to the question “What did you win it for?” – The Hummingbird Tales – An autobiographical series on shifting things at the quantum level to create change and excitement and always be at the right place, at the right time.

The response from Facebook friends has been overwhelming. It far exceeds Facebook birthday greetings. And just as Bruce Lipton said about changing the chemistry in your body I feel changed. Perhaps those who got excited for me are changed and/or elevated in their own chemistry. Although this Emmy was only temporarily mine, the feeling from the waves of congratulations from over 130 Facebook friends will stay with me always.

This experience has given me a new perspective on what is possible. I now feel some of what it’s like to win such an award. Several years ago, when my athlete client won her first Olympic Gold Medal, after I worked with her just prior to her final run, I felt like I had won an Olympic Gold Medal along with her. (See my story “Going for Gold” published in the book, Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women Volume 2). These feelings are priceless!

This Emmy experience is a little different since it’s about possibilities for the future. In elevating how I feel in this present moment, what might be possible for the future? How does even my achievement of holding a real Emmy impact what will happen from here? I’m so excited to see how things go from here forward!

They say that past, present, and future lives happen simultaneously. As for me, I relish all your present-day congratulations and apply them to the future when I receive my Emmy for the work I do that becomes an award winning television program. Medium, the TV show about a psychic, was a popular show. There are lots of medical shows, so why not a show about energy healing? It could be anything from a documentary to a sitcom. In any case, The Hummingbird Tales is real because my life is real, and I sure have a lot of tales to tell about my life and the work I do. And it truly is a fact that shifting things at the quantum level puts one at the right place—at the right time.

For all the work I’ve done in my life to be at this right place, at this right time, I celebrate with you now and thank you so much for your congratulations.

What have I learned? CELEBRATE ALL YOUR WINS AND ALL THE WINS OF OTHERS! Even the small ones. And DREAM BIG! Allow yourself to enjoy the present moment, no matter how minor the accomplishment may seem. You never know where those present moments will take you in the future.

  • By Ellen kratka, August 31, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Whoopee!!! You go, girl!!! And I’m feeling it with you. 🙂

  • By Angela, August 31, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    It was so exciting to read!! Excitement, fun and laughter is so contagious. First, I smiled when I saw the foto, then I got excited reading the names of all those people you appreciated. And then I laughed and laughed. CONGRATULATIONS Barbara for a job well done. I want to be a winner like you!

  • By Theresa, August 31, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

    Wy to go Girl.Congrats to You.

  • By alison, August 31, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    Bravo!!! I read this all the way through,

    as a particularly tough poetry workshop ‘critter’ name Bobby used to say.
    Truly, if he said that, you kinda’ felt you’d won the Emmy.
    well, maybe the Amy. The Any. 🙂 i like that.

    Point being, there is no “small”. Thank You for your yellow chair story, and
    early congrats for your hummingbird tales.

    I have been visioning something similar, just today. audaciously. This morning. Happy September — let’s change the Olde September frequency (s) and those wide range of associated misperceptions and miscreations — for ourselves, and for the world. Amen

  • By Barbara, August 31, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    You are already a winner!

  • By Judi, September 1, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    You are an amazing woman, Ms. Barbara! I’m proud to know ya! 🙂

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