Living a life with no expectations, what’s that like? What are expectations anyway? Somehow, we have convinced ourselves that if we can expect how it’s all going to turn out – if we can manage it – shape the outcome with our thoughts and beliefs – project into the moment how the moment shows up then we are by some means in control of what happens next. We are addicts to being in control, aren’t we? We think we have a grasp on security and safety if we can just maintain our limiting perspective on the outcome. That belief alone lures us into a false sense of security that prevents us from truly experiencing the magic that takes place whenever we have a great idea, launch a new desire, have the conversation that leads us through an open door or reach for our next big adventure. You see, whenever we are at that place and space of calling in what it is that we want next, there is a gap between the “calling in the desired” and the “receiving come to fruition moment”. There is a common misconception of the Creative Process. Our enthusiasm leads us to believe that we go from “Start” to “Success” in one straight line but that isn’t how it is at all. The Creative Process is fashioned more like a roller coaster ride with the beginnings of “Preparation”. You have the “great inspiration” and then slowly but surely you hit the “Brick wall of Frustration”. Have no fear when you are there and take comfort that you are exactly where you are supposed to be in the process, as you are crossing the threshold into the unknown. Next, you find yourself in the gap where “Strategizing your next move” and “Calling in Allies” takes place. If you take a closer look at the gap with curiosity and wonder… you will see a swirling mist of Big Magic – a creative playful energy – that is summoning you to dance in the Magic that has created worlds and galaxies. It is full of hope – dreaming – joy – fun – genius and inspiration! Whenever we are at the crossroads of being in the gap, that is when calling in allies support our next steps. Allies can be a community of like-minded people who are our confidants however you already have the greatest confidant of all front and center in your life. YOU! That’s right! You are your greatest champion! When you tap into your wise intuition, strategize your next move, sit it in the stillness of meditation and put pen to paper and let your thoughts flow you are dancing in the gap of swirling magical gold dust. It playfully calls us to be in a state of allowing, trust in our own creative self-expression and be very centered in the present moment. That is where the magic happens! That is where collaboration with our Highest Self moves us into the “Illumination” of our great desire and the “Celebration” of our Success. We are highly creative beings – always reaching for the next best thing… the next time you begin your journey of the Creative Process – be bold and go where the Magic is!