Michelle Dodd is a writer and performer from Richmond VA. She has performed her work for NBC12, VCU, TEDx, and more. Dodd has self published two poetry collections and has had numerous poems make appearances in literary journals/magazines such as;, Swimming with Elephants, K’in Lit Mag, and more.
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I’m Manifesting, Bitch!
The Art of Getting What You Want
Our mentality gets in the way of our goals and dreams way more often than not. Our thoughts, intentional and unintentional, can place themselves as well disguised hurdles for us to jump over. We think the outside world is the issue. It’s the muggle type of living around us. The, “it’s not me, it’s you”, phrase comes to mind; not knowing that each of our desires are within our grasp. All we have to do is believe. Yes, it is corny, but it works! Settling is a thing of the past.
Manifestation is magick. It is making the things that you want happen, through positive thinking and action. You have to entrance yourself. A lot of us wish and hope for financial success, healthy relationships, fame, self love, etc. First thing to do is to remove doubt completely. If you surround your dreams in a blanket of doubt, these dreams will not come to fruition. They will stay dreams.
Ah yes, the creppy, crawly, slithering beast known as doubt. Doubt is the Voldemort we all must make a conscious effort to take down, with the most powerful magic we possess. One of the best ways to get rid of negativity is to switch up your vocabulary. I know it sounds simple! It is. Instead of using phrases like “I can’t do it, I don’t have the time, it won’t work”, make those statements into positives and use them like weapons! Hit doubt where it hurts.
If I have learned anything from Harry Potter, who had to manifest his own patronus charm. His success did not come until he let his doubts subside and realized that he is strong, brave, and capable. We are all capable! We hold the power! We are power!
3 Questions I asked Michelle …
- When quarantine ends/ changes for the better, what’s the first thing you want to do?
I want to get out of the house and take photos of my new improved self all around Richmond, VA.
- Who is on your playlist that the rest of the world needs to get on board with?
Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries, Demi Lovato, Chika, NF, and Oya Noire.
- If you could only eat one more candy for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Easy! Definitely Starbursts!