"Keep your mind open to hunches from within. Don’t wait. Move on your own initiative. No application applied faith without Action," Napolean HIll on the idea of "Applied Faith."
Whether you watch the news or spend time on social media, there is no way that you can dodge the happenings of Beyonce in the last 96 hours. On Friday night, Beyonce released a self-titled visual album exclusively via i-tunes which listed 14 tracks and 17 accompanying (plus 3 bonus) videos. Now, the conditions in which this album was released for such a mega icon as Beyonce is unheard of. Not only is the album limited to i-tunes until public release on December 20th, but fans cannot purchase any singles, each song has a video, and most importantly, there was absolutely no marketing done for the album, before release. A project that Beyonce has been working on all year, but no one in her camp knew what the outcome would be... She said that when she old her team that they were going to make an album and release all the videos at once, everyone told her she was crazy. Beyonce's intention behind the album was for fans to have experiences with the music because of the visual imagery. She didn't want her fans impacted by singles, radio or tv hype; she didn't host any listening parties. she wanted it to go straight from her heart and imagination into the eyes and ears of her fans.For the first time in her career, she wanted to have complete control over the process and as a result, she told 200k copies in 24 hours, and is past 800k copies worldwide as of 72 hours. Not only is her album number 1 in 91 countries, but at this track shes should be gong platinum within 4 days, and will make the most money on her career to date because of this album. Now some of you, may not care, or even listen to Beyonce, but in this chain of events is a great lesson: A life of authenticity, Love & risks.
When we give of ourselves whole heartedly, most authentically to the world, we in return experience an abundance in love and blessings beyond belief. When we allow our love to carry our walk through faith, what seems as miracles tend to occur. The more abundantly we give, the more abundantly we receive. The only way to truly give, is to give without expectation. Beyonce is teaching others how to believe in themselves and just give, without worry of what someone might think, or feel. It is true, that no one else will understand what you do and your efforts because God did not give them your vision, that is just for you.
Through her whole career, Beyonce experienced music and vision concurrently but has operated out of fear from her camp, management, and record execs. She finally had the faith to make demands and keep her vision to herself. She took a risk because she knew with confidence it was worth it. she wanted to pour her true self into this project and as a result historical records are occurring. It has been 3 days, and there are still no words or interviews from her, as she is still on her us leg tour. The release was preceded by a video posted on her facebook to her fans expressing that she wanted them to be immersed in how she experiences the world. It was thru this experience, that fans saw a realness and level of creativity that they've never experienced , and it opened a wave of connection that Beyonce's fans have never experienced. What she did, represents the truths and desires for so many. The lesson of just BEing. Letting your light shine and trusting yourself.
Are there visions you have in you that you have been too fearful to go after? How could you take bigger steps on your pathway? What fresh perspectives do you have that could be valuable to the world? What creations have you been waiting to share with the world? Take a lesson from Beyonce. Express your vision. Be Authentic and Trust Yourself!