Destiny Discoverer-Edie Weinstein, The Bliss Mistress

Welcome back to the 11 day Odyssey of Interviews called ”Destiny Discoverers”  
These are people that I have personally invited to play because I sense their big heart, 
open mind, and ability to succeed  on their path of Purpose… we begin with interview #4, Edie Weinstein, someone I recently have come to know about because of our mutual love of writing and spirituality.  I admire her mission to help people live with more bliss and joy.  I know you will love this interview from this blissful Goddess.
What were the stepping stones that allowed you to step int your True Purpose/Destiny?
The first was to recognize where my physical and metaphorical feet were planted. For the longest time, they were on shifting sands and I felt like I had to keep adjusting my position, dancing as fast as I could to keep up. I was adept at being a chameleon (really co-dependent) and was so accustomed to it, that I wasn’t always able to stay ‘sane and vertical’. I knew from an early age that my purpose was to be a communicator. My mother used to tell me that I started talking at 6 months “and you haven’t stopped since.”  I got praise for being precocious, so I capitalized on it. I love to share messages about love and self worth and working in harmony with others. Since we teach what we need to learn, self love is a biggie for me. Once I became aware of how I was ‘stepping on my own toes’, I could shake it off and move toward my destiny of becoming a professional writer and speaker. That is the place I am standing gloriously now and enjoying (nearly) every moment of it.
What did you have to let go of in order to truly follow your path?
 The fear that I wasn’t enough of what people wanted, for me to be accepted. Remember the previous answer about being a chameleon? I figured that as long as I was being the way folks wanted me to be, they would love me and what I did. It was exhausting. It also brought with it, the seeds of my co-dependent caregiving ‘savior behavior’ that had me ‘carrying the weight of the world’, literally and figuratively. Last year, I lost over 40 pounds when that ‘aha moment’ came to me. As a writer, people may cast a critical eye on the words that I share. Most of the time, their feedback is positive. On the blessedly rare occasions when I receive a negative review, I am better able to shake it off, without taking it on. That is my growing edge.
What did you say yes to?
 To the Muse. She is with me 24/7 and our agreement is that as long as she keeps feeding me ideas, I will keep listening and sharing them. She’s a wise one and hasn’t steered me wrong. One thing I wish she would do more often, is let me sleep, since sometimes she wakes me up in the wee hours with inspiration. I also said a rousing yes to living my life full out…no holding back for this woman.

What were the key actions you took to start creating the destiny you wanted to experience for yourself?
Creating and nurturing relationships with kindred spirits for mutual support.
Seed planting by contacting people who were doing what I wanted to be doing.
Conscious creation with vision boards, writing about it as if was a current reality, embodying it as fully as possible.
Acting ‘as if’ I was already as successful as I wanted to be.
Putting legs under my dreams by writing every day, setting up speaking gigs and offering workshops and seminars.
Being genuine with my feelings, allowing myself to be fully human when ‘messy’ emotions such as fear and anger would arise.
Weeding out discontent, rather than letting the garden get overgrown with self deprecating thoughts.
What is one key nugget of wisdom you wish to share from your journey?
 I have come to accept that I am a work in progress and that I need to make an attitude adjustment and course correction from time to time to stay on track. Remembering that everyone in our lives is on loan to us, so that I appreciate them and tell them so. Knowing that we are all ‘love incarnate’ and I ask myself often WWLD?  What Would Love Do?
***Michelle L. Casto is The Destiny Diva, Success Catalyst and Prolific Author.  Read her latest book upon which the series was created The Destiny Discovery:  Find Your Soul’s Path to Success.