The Movie of Your Life

directing your destinyLounging in your couch and staring at a vision board all day long isn’t going to do anything to accelerate the flow of abundance into your life. This is the premise on which Jennifer Grace’s book Directing Your Destiny: How to Become the Writer, Producer and Director of Your Dreams is built. As an actress, screenwriter and filmmaker, Jennifer uses the tools she’s most familiar with to fashion a road map to your dream.

The book is divided into four sections. In Part 1, she teaches you How to Become the Writer of Your Dreams; in Parts 2 and 3, she walks you through the steps to Becoming the Producer of Your Dreams; and Part 4 is all about Becoming the Director of Your Dreams.

The author uses a total of nine spiritual practices, divided amongst the four sections. These practices–intentions, meditation, journaling, and affirmations–are found in many books, but Jennifer’s book breaks it down into doable action steps. There are journaling prompts, ideas on how to set intentions and release self-defeating limiting beliefs.

Being a Dream Coach myself, I decided to live this four-month program before I wrote about it. At the end of my month-long endeavor, I have a wonderful set of building blocks that used diligently will help me create the dream I want for myself. This is a step-by-step approach to creating a dream for yourself, visualizing it, writing down specific intentions and scripting the movie of your life. It is fun to do and easy to follow.

I enjoyed the process of “dreamstorming” and developing action steps: the What, How and When. For example, the What of your action step could be developing a logo for your business, the How could be deciding if you are going to do it on your own or hire a graphic designer, and the When is your timeline to get it done.

What I loved most about this experience was the concept of surrender. This is a practice we have a hard time with, because we live in the era of instant gratification. Yet, surrender is the most powerful spiritual practice, one that helps us manifest our desires even faster. When we surrender, we get out of our own way.

A powerful book to have on your bookshelf. But the real power is in applying its principles to make your dreams come alive.

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purpose.

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