A Real Life Example of Worldbuilding Sorcery
“Perfect…the entire night was just perfect…”
…I said as we made our way back to the hotel room.
The sole reason this adventure to Japan came into existence is because Kygo, an artist Alicia and I bonded over the night we became a “thing,” was performing in Tokyo on her birthday (Japan being a country she had wanted to visit for years). The timing of it all was too serendipitous to ignore.
I firmly believe that if you align your actions with what you want to happen, you can bring what you want into existence.
To be clear, this is a much different school of thought from sitting on your couch and merely thinking what you want into existence. That’s the kind of woo-woo garbage I don’t buy.
The key differentiation between the two being the former requires you to take relentless, ruthless action.
Because when you do, good things tend to happen, especially when coupled with an unshakeable belief that you will come to realize your ideal world, and accomplish your mission(s).
Now, onto the story…
This concert unfolded in a spectacularly perfect manner.
It’s easy to think it was all a coincidence, but when you’re in the habit of casting spells, brewing potions, and making magic, it’s things like this that stick in my head, and I can’t help but believe a little more than chance goes into it.
For starters, the timing of our arrival:
By the time we travelled from Tokyo to Saitama (where the concert was being held), checked into our hotel, made it into the stadium, stood in line for entirely too long to stock up on water, and made it down onto the floor, we had all of ten minutes to spare before Kygo took the stage.
There was no wasted time, we had everything we needed, and were able to soak up every moment of the man we came to see play.
The first ever Kygo song I stumbled upon many moons ago was a ballsy remix of Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye (which—to the best of my knowledge—is the first song he ever released). Sexual Healing also happened to be the song I used to introduce to Alicia to Kygo.
His Sexual Healing remix is one of my favourite songs of all time, and I had high hopes he’d play it. But given it was his first track, he’s on tour for his Kids In Love album, and he’s in the midst of creating his next album, I was doubtful.
I’ve never been more happy to be proven wrong.
Avicii—another one of my favourite artists—took his life earlier this year. His death was the first celebrity death to ever hit me in the feels, and the thought of never seeing him perform struck me. However, I accepted the unchangeability of it all, and got on with things.
Needless to say, when Kygo came out of left field and announced he was going to perform Without You (one of Avicii’s more famous tracks) in tribute, I was floored.
Kygo began his musical career at the age of six, trained on the piano, which is still something he brings into his music (one of the best songs of the night was when he sat down at his piano and began to play). Alicia being a classically trained violinist, stopped dancing and turned to look at me in disbelief when a string quartet came onto the stage to join in on one of his songs.
These instances…the timing of it all, performing Sexual Healing, my favourite artist paying tribute to my other favourite, and the string quartet made the evening absolutely perfect, and all was well outside of my control.
But I do believe I brought these delightful events into existence by a) putting ourselves into a favourable position b) having a borderline delusional amount of belief that these things would happen and c) despite my belief, not stressing about the outcome.
These actions, schools of thought, and beliefs are no different from what it takes to build your ideal world.
All you have control over are your actions, and doing the things that put you into an unfair position to succeed, and see the results you want.
If you’ve been reading my emails for any length of time, you’ll know I believe possessing a borderline delusional amount of self-belief in your mission is essential (and if you’re new here, you’ll soon learn this).
Lastly, you are NEVER going to be in control of the outcome.
Only the process you follow, and actions you take.
This, my friend, is real life sorcery at it’s finest.
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Much love from Japan.