driving-the-bus-to-your-dreamsHave you ever looked at someone whose life so seemed so far removed from yours that you couldn’t imagine experiencing it.


No matter how great it looked ~ no matter that it might be something you wanted, no matter how much you focused on it, or how much attention you gave it, you couldn’t accept you would ever experience it because your reality was so far removed from theirs.

I’m putting John Burroughs, naturalist extraordinaire in charge of our bus…he seems to know where he’s going.  Don’t know about you, but I’m always happy to have some great guidance.

Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

 As my Mum always used to tell me, stop thinking of how you’re going to do it Elle.  You don’t have to know how you’re going to get there, it’s enough that you know where you’re going!

Have faith and jump

Leap and the net will appear.

We’re not talking about a physical leap here.

We are not our bodies, we are really spirit, and imagination and it’s through our imagination that we’ll be taking our leap.  So that’s a little less scary, isn’t it?

But if we were making a physical leap, would our attention be on the middle of the jump?  Methinks not.  We’d be focused on our two feet being planted firmly on the green, green grass of home.  Well I know I would…having my feet dangling over a void..not really my idea of a big thrill.

In other words, we’d be focused on our very, very happy outcome.  What we’re inwardly saying and doing is so much more important than any action we’re taking.

The creative act

The creative act is not thinking of something, or why we can’t have it, or be it or do it.  The creative act, the quantum leap from one state of mind to another is seeing our feet planted firmly in the new place we’ve chosen for ourselves.

You can get discouraged many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to blame somebody else and stop trying.

Every time we look outside of ourselves for the reason why something went wrong, why it didn’t work out, we move further away from the fulfillment of our desire.  Someone didn’t do what they promised, or they let us down, or they behaved badly and now it just won’t work.  It’s their fault.  They did it to us.  Err, I don’t think so.

Get a new mind set

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.

Every time we look outside ourselves for answers or turn to another as the reason for why we haven’t yet accomplished something, we are moving away from the source of our power and giving it away.  Not helpful.

It’s time to stop letting the outer world control our reactions.  Accepting that we, our consciousness, is the creator of all we survey, liberates us from the tyranny of outside causes.  It’s us, it’s always been us…it’ll always be us we are the common denominator.  Somehow, I find that comforting.  Let’s jump…ready?

If you’ve done any quantum jumping lately and are willing to share, we’d love to hear from you.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.


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Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Great quotes! I have no idea where this one comes from, but it’s something I used to tell my own daughter: Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right!

    • Elle

      Carol you’re so right, its a great and useful quote. I think I’ve seen it attributed to a number of people, Henry Ford being one of them…which might have been a good quote for this post since it was sort of about vehicles.

  2. Like Carol, love the quotes, including the one she added. The photo of the guy leaping reminds me of one I have of my daughter leaping at the beach. It looks like she is suspended up above the waves. Just a lucky shot, but I love that photo! Great post.

  3. So refreshing to read this! :-)yep – I love the photo of the guy leaping – looks exhilarating! (Thank you for the mention!)
    Love, Vidya

  4. I went through big changes in my life many times, and it has always been scary. I am getting ready now for a new huge and difficult change. I know I shouldn’t say it is difficult and hard, but just do it, but I don’t know how.

    • Elle

      Thanks for joining our conversation Nikky. The way I do it, is I imagine the outcome, what it feels like (great) what my friends are telling me (congratulations) and I just keep doing that on a regular basis. I just don’t focus on how I’m going to do something ‘cos usually I don’t have a clue. 🙂 As I persist in imagining what happened, I find myself doing something different or new, or an event occurs that I could never have orchestrated by myself and before I know it, I’m there in my brand new experience.

      Some things might take longer than others, but it’s all okay with me, because I know I have a happy outcome, and can’t be persuaded otherwise.

      Good luck Nikky ~ I’ll imagine happy things for you. 🙂

  5. “Leap and the net will appear” is one of my favorite quotes. Live by it. I’m so grateful I can stop by your blog for my morning pep talk.

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