What is potentiality?
Simply put, it’s the ability to believe that something that hasn’t happened, has the potential to happen.
On this episode, Patty shares a story about how she recognized her limited thinking and what she did to remove the block.
It starts with a story about a puddle, feeling stuck, and learning to move again. You’ll recognize how simple it can be to shift your perspective. Can you hear the energy of potentiality in her story?
What does reaching for potentiality look like?
Patty explains when she was able to open to the power of potentiality things began to shift. Here are a few things that are helping her:
- Reach out to a friend, be in community
- Ask for help
- Be open to something new (or something unexpected)
- Allow yourself to feel what’s possible
Use the power of potentiality today! Here’s how: think about one thing that’s hard, or not going well, and for a minute offer to the universe the desire for it to be amazing, for it to work out better than you even thought it could. Just for a minute. Feel what it could be. That’s all it takes to top into the power of potentiality.
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0:00:04.3 S1: Welcome to the space for magic podcast, where people who are led by their hearts come to learn the secrets to receiving all the gifts the Universe has for us. I’m your host, Patty Lennon. I’m an ex-type, a corporate banker, turned intuitive coach using a blend of common sense brain science and just a dash of magic, I’m here to help you create abundance in every area of your life and business. Welcome.
0:00:36.6 S2: Hey there, welcome to this episode of the space for magic podcast. I’m your host, Patty Lennon. And today’s episode is sponsored by the magic lounge. Today, I wanna talk to you about the power of potentiality. Potentiality is simply our ability to think that something that is not possible right now has the potential for happening, and there’s a lot of power in leaning into that understanding of the universe. If you missed last week’s episode, I talked about the fact that I realize at the beginning of the year, I had stopped dreaming. I stopped seeing potential in the future, and it wasn’t just… I stopped once I realized I wasn’t doing it and I started trying to do it again. I was completely blocked, I had no idea what I wanted, and really, that just comes from the dreaming muscles atrophy, the dreaming muscles for a lot of us atrophied during the pandemic because it felt like… I don’t know, I don’t know what comes next. So trying to dream about something just feels hard or scary or pointless, right. The thing is we do, we all need to come back to dreaming because dreaming, create, reaching for potentiality is what expands our life, it’s what expands our soul, it’s the creative power of manifestation of what we didn’t think was humanly possible, is the reason our divine souls chose to take this human adventure to incarnate in the human bodies so our souls could feel what it felt like to have limitation and then create beyond that limitation.
0:02:25.7 S2: I had a teacher along the way this year that came to me in the form of a puddle, so today, I wanna share a story that will point to how to shift your perspective on potentiality, and I think you may resonate with it. I know when it happened, it started to reveal so much about my thinking, my limited thinking, and helped me really release some limiting beliefs. So a couple of months ago, my friend Lynn Trotta was doing a five-day challenge to connect with nature, and one of the exercises she encouraged us to do is to talk to one piece of nature, a piece of grass… Or a blade of grass. A leaf a tree and ask it for a message or to talk to you and see what it has to say, so as I was doing that, I have been… One of the days, I go for a walk every day. Almost every day on our green way in our town. So it’s this path that’s beautiful, filled with nature, and at this particular time, it had been raining a lot, and as a result, there was one little part of the green way off to the side that was a giant puddle, so much bigger than a puddle, probably about 10 feet long, but the water had just accumulated and because it just kept raining, it just couldn’t drain, and it wasn’t messing up the walkway or anything, it was just there still water.
0:03:57.6 S2: Stagnant water, in my opinion. And as I took it in, I felt so much pain for this water that was stuck there… Right. And by the way, in the pandemic, I felt stuck here in my home, there were a lot of parallels between me and this puddle, and so I just said, Oh, are you… And I was speaking to water as a droplet, a drop of this puddle, and I said, Oh, how are you doing? Are you doing okay? You must be so frustrated, stuck here, stuck in this place, and then just beyond on the other side of the tree line, in this part of the Greenway is a road, a busy road where traffic goes through and you can’t really hear the traffic on a lot of the Greenway, but in this particular place, you can… And I said, Gosh, it’s so unfair to you, of course, it can’t drain because you’re surrounded by the concrete of this busy road, and I’m sure there’s nowhere for you, you as water to go down into the earth because us humans, we’ve just… I really wasn’t as talkative in this way, I was just feeling all these frustrations like I just feel terrible for you, and are you okay or do you feel sad that you’re stuck here, and the droplet immediately responded to me and I had this very young energy and I said, Oh no, I feel so lucky.
0:05:30.5 S2: And one of the other things I said to it, do you feel like it’s so unfair that other water gets to be part of the ocean, and here you are stuck in this stupid puddle because humans messed with the earth and screwed up the landscape. I think you can you get insight into probably where my mind and my energy was in this particular time, as I said… The droplet said No. Oh my gosh, no, no, the ocean droplets are jealous of me because I am going to be here for a while and I get to experience what it feels like to just be here, but at some point I am going to be soaked into these tree trunks, so there is a very large tree right here by where this water was stagnant, I will get absorbed and most likely, I will go into this tree and then I will get to feel what it feels like to be a tree, and now there were not leaves on the tree at this time, and then so this water was tell me, and then at some point, this tree will create leaves and I may then become a leaf, it’s possible that I may become a leave, and so I will have experienced what it means to be a tree, and then what it means to be a leaf, and at some point, an insect or a bird may come and eat me and digest me, and I will find out what it means to be an insect or a bird, I will be able to fly…
0:07:07.6 S2: Need water will be able to fly, and then at some point, the burner that insect will put me out, and at that point, I will find out what it feels like to sky dive, I will feel experience of skydiving. And then wherever I land, I can’t even imagine it, I can’t even dream it… I may land on a road, that road out there, the one that I was complaining about, and get picked up by a tire and then end up on someone’s shoe, I may find out what it feels like to be in a house, and the energy of potentiality in this drop of water. Wow, I’m actually tearing up. Okay, the energy of this bright optimistic drop of water just kicked my butt into gear and really showed me what a sad sack was being now, for the most part, pull myself… I have lots of tools and techniques to pull myself out of that sad sack energy, so I don’t understand… I think I was just kinda walking around every day in this energy, but what I was not getting to where I was was in this gentle of receiving energy, I surrender may come…
0:08:37.9 S2: Come what may go go, a very soothing energy and coming back to love what I wasn’t doing, no was reaching for potentiality, so I was coming back to this open and loving place. The thing is, because I stop dreaming, because I had stopped creating the vision and following through and making myself look at the vision and honor the vision, I stop manifesting dreams, which has been at the heart of my success and my happiness. So I really started to reach out and open up to potentiality and all the good juicy miracles that start coming through so, so many and all more coming. Now, even as we speak, haven’t even arrived yet, I can feel them though I can feel them. And my question to you is, where are you in using the power of potentiality, where are you in the process of setting a bigger vision for yourself and then surrendering it to both the divine within you and the divine above source God, universe. I hope that you are well on your way, and if you listen last week, I definitely hope you’re well on your way to creating that kind of space for Magic, the space that only comes once you start to dream big, but in the event that you’re not quite there yet, I would love for you to join us.
0:10:16.8 S2: When this episode drops will be starting next week, manifest your dreams, a five-day workshop inside the magic lounge. Now, this is a workshop I’m doing exclusive for magic lounge members. So you do need to be a member to access this workshop, but the good news is that the workshop, if I was offering it for sale would probably be 97, 97, somewhere in that range, and the membership is 37 a month, so you can get that workshop and all the other great stuff that comes with the magic lounge for 37, lots. I mentioned that there are miracles happening now that I’ve started to do this process, this manifesting dreams process that I used to do, so second nature to me, they didn’t even realize I do it, and that’s what I’ll be teaching in the manifest your dreams five-day workshop. And I told you some already miracles, I’ve started to come in, and so I wanna give you some examples. So you know what they look like. So now I’m starting to get back out in the speaker circuit, I have my first speaking engagement coming up very soon in my first big conference, big stage one.
0:11:35.0 S2: And that is that the How Design Live Conference in Boston, if they’re going to be there, make sure you email me PayPal dot com, so we can connect in person, in real life, IRL. So getting out there, the challenge though, for me was I don’t look the same physically that I used to look like I’ve gone through where I’m in the process of going through menopause, so I got the pandemic and menopause. So I was definitely more sedentary during the pandemic, and then headed into menopause and everything’s just sort of shifting and it’s in different places, and none of my speaker dresses the dresses I have for the stage really look good anymore. Look like what I would want them to look like. And the idea of finding things that would make me feel like a rockstar on stage, which I really look for, because feeling like a rockstar helps me perform like a rock star and helps the audience get the most out of my talks, my key notes. You know, I just told me meaning like the mean from four months ago, I would have been like, Oh wow, let’s just do the best we can, and it would almost come out the energy of getting new clothes at the space of, Well, I surrender and help me to feel good in it, but really with the undertone of…
0:13:04.1 S2: But we know that they’re gonna look not as good as what I used to look like, maybe I’ll say it that way, and I was like, Screw this, screw this, the universe can create miracles, the power of potentiality, and I just felt into… I will find an amazing dress, I will find amazing clothes that make me feel good, and I really felt it, I felt the energy of that. Now, what I also did was I called in a friend to help me to hold that vision for me, so there’s just a little tricky when you’re doing this in community, when you’re manifesting your dreams, when you’re leaning into the power of potentiality, it is a lot easier to do it with other people, there’s just sort of this amplified effect of having the support of other humans in it, because what happens is it makes our brain feels safe when other people are doing it, and so then the brain gets on board and the manifestation energy is amplified. So we get there and we’re grabbing every dress we can think of, and here’s the other thing, I am a very different size on top that I am on the bottom, that’s always been the case, so I always…
0:14:14.0 S2: When I get addressed, always, always, always have to have it altered, and that’s fine, I just mentally factor that in, so we’re getting every dress we can think of taking into account that it has to be addressed, that can be altered, so some dresses that had no sequence overlay or lace overlay or just had certain designs that really wouldn’t have allowed for easy alterations. We passed those by, and so we got a handful of dresses… We were at Nordstrom, and I find that the people that work in our Nordstrom, shout out to Nordstrom, sunway plans are very helpful, very helpful. And so they asked you coming up in the dressing room, in head… And she said, Well, what are you looking for? And so I told her and she was like, Okay, I’ll look around as well. So we finally find everything, I go into the dress and there are all the dresses that we had picked out, and there’s one additional dress, a dress that I would not have in a million years have ever picked out for myself. And I looked at it and I immediately got his in because the dress was covered in a lace overlay of white daisies, and now, if you’ve been following my story from years ago, after my mom passed, the first thing she sent me were daisies, and days have always been, it’s her favorite flower, by the way, but they started growing without us planting them, they started growing in our yard, the second Mother’s day after she had crossed and they’ve always been my song, and so I just felt…
0:15:58.9 S2: Just that extra thing of, Oh yeah. There’s magic here. And so the only thing is, ’cause there was a lace overlay, which makes it sound really funny day, let me tell you, it’s a really awesome dress, and it is the dress I bought by the way. It wouldn’t have been able to be altered, so I put it on because that’s, Hey, look, someone helps me, I’m gonna take that hour, so I get in there, I put it on and… Oh my goodness, it fits me perfectly. I mean, perfectly to the point that I do not need to get it altered, that is on a card of unheard of… So there it was, I had this dress and it’s going to just totally make me feel like a rock star on stage, and I am so excited, so we head down to the shoe department, and I’m thinking, Okay, I love to wear heels on stage, as I just talked about before, I have a fracture in my back, my chiropractor and my doctor do not really like that, Ireland, I really felt like… I’m just going to say, I’m going to find heal, I’m gonna find shoes that are safe for my bag, that make me feel like a roster and really…
0:17:17.8 S2: Hills are really the only thing that makes me feel like a rockstar. Flats would not fit the bill, or they’d have to be something pretty special to fit the bill, so we get down to the shoe department, and my daughter was with us, she’s a great helper when it comes to shopping, and we were talking about the fact that her and her friends are now wearing, even for the proms and sports Stannard, where they normally are very dressed out, they’re wearing high top sneakers, and we’re talking about this… I’m talking about this with my friend. And all of a sudden, I don’t know if it was her, my daughter, me, suddenly realize, Wait a second, I can… Or high tops, the conference I’m gonna be speaking at. Is it for design? Artists, graphic designers, and others in the art and design world, these are people that don’t require me to look like, you know, I don’t know, like a buttoned up corporate type person, which I sometimes do on stage, and it is part of my Kenny of my stage persona. I’m like, We have a second. I could… Now we go to vans, I buy these dark paying so Fuca, high hot fans and the dresses like a way with a tan under light and…
0:18:37.2 S2: Okay, it doesn’t sound like it’s all coming together, I promise you it to all coming… It looks so good and it’s my brand color, which that was one of our goals was since the dress was white, to find accent, so that my brand color was part of the outfit as well, and I love them. I love that I’m wearing hi tops with this beautiful dress, it makes me feel like a rock star in a totally different way. Now, there is no way I could have figured that out. No way I could have found the stress thought up to where high tops, none of it, and all of that came from spending probably if I spent 60 seconds feeling the feeling of having a dress that makes me feel like a rock star, that would have been a lot, I’m not sure I spent even that much time there, but I allowed it to be possible, and I spend about 60 seconds in the feeling of it being possible of knowing it was coming, that’s just one example of the miracles that have been finding their… Read to me since we shifted, I shift it, we shifted in this household to that energy, and it really does come from leaning into this process to manifest your dreams.
0:19:52.5 S2: So again, if you’d like to join us, come to patient hammadi loud, join the magic round, you’ll have access to this workshop and you’ll have access to do this workshop any day that you wanna start, because what we’re gonna do is drop the day’s homework, the day’s assignment that day’s thought shift, so I’ll be giving you ways to shift your thinking at the same time, I’ll drop in the morning, both in the Facebook group and in the Member Area, you watch it when you can drop questions and for me, I will come back and answer them and then we’ll be coming together as a community on Thursday life as part of our monthly call, lots and lots of fun, good stuff there. And again, it’s just 37 a month to join, you can cancel at any time, so if you wanna come in, get the workshop, feel your way around, you can decide, Does this feel like a good fit for you? And then play with us and get that amplified effect of the community helping you manifest your trans. Alright, well, today, I would love for you to use the power of potentiality, just think about one thing.
0:21:03.2 S2: You are not looking forward to one thing that is okay, but isn’t great, and for a minute, just offer to the universe the desire for it to be amazing.
0:21:17.1 S1: For it to happen easily, for you to be rewarded in the way you deserve, and just feel that that’s already happening, and I promise you’ve already started having the power of potentiality. Have a wonderful day. Make space for me. Hey, thanks for listening. If you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share this episode with them. And if you’re feeling really generous, I’d love for you to leave us a review at your favorite podcast app, it helps us reach many more people and it fills my heart with so much joy when I hear what you have to say about what I’ve shared. I’m cheering for your success, have an amazing day, and don’t forget. Always create space for Magic.
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