Inspired Action, Then Wait
One of the things I love about "The Law of Attraction" is inspired action. As a person who is overly action oriented - and sometimes to the point of exhaustion - TAKING ACTION FROM A PLACE OF INSPIRATION is a liberating idea.
There has often been an undercurrent of fear in my decision making. Making choices from fear has not been effective. It's led me on detours and even when I "seemed" to get a lot done, I really wasn't. Choosing inspired action has helped me tune into what really felt positive and heartfelt.
Lately, I've been struggling with not feeling results. I've been thinking that my works don't seem to work out. And then, something really unexpected happen.
Beefy Parisian Pig's copyright papers came in the mail.
Several years ago, I did a crowdfunding that paid for the trademark of Wanda Petunia and the copyright of her pattern. It was quite pricy and I still had more to copyright. I blessedly was connected with the West Virginia University Law Clinic. They could file all my creations and I would pay only the fees. The legal costs would be waived.
It's probably something I could have done on my own, but I had multiple works and was overwhelmed. So they helped me file more books and Beefy Parisian Pig. Wishin a few months everything came back approved, except Beefy. When they would try to follow up > nothing.
It concerned me because I love Beefy and he's an important character in Wanda's story. But eventually I just chose to forget about it, since I didn't know what else to do.
And then, one day the copyright arrived. If it hadn't > eventually I would have had to track it down. Now thankfully I don't. Beefy is now copyrighted as a sculpture with the US Copyright Office.
When I received the paper in the mail, it taught me a valuable lesson: timing. Sometimes, even with inspired action, things take time.
Since the initial time I applied for Beefy's copyright, I was accepted into a French artist's residency, travelled to France, and wrote his story. Beefy, Wanda and I got to visit the Eiffel Tower and read Wanda's first book ~ where they met. A lot had happened.
"Patience is a virtue" and "Good things come to those who wait" are sayings full of insight. But they are also easy to forget. Now! Now! Even though I know many things don't happen right away, I can be impatient and even give up.
In the first story "Love catches up with Wanda Petunia," Beefy Parisian Pig symbolizes hope. He is the reminder to Wanda that in the face of hurts, let downs, and disappointments > she can aspire to more... she is worthy of good things. I am grateful that receiving his copyright papers reminded me of this truth again... keep on the path of inspired action, then wait!