Monthly Archives: December 2017

It’s taken me a lifetime to write this.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year from Nernie and Pauly and Ruby the Shar Pei!!!. My wish for you is, when you close your eyes and envision the life you dream, I hope that you create, attract and make that life and all your dreams come true this up coming year.                                                                               Alright,  when I begin a blog I never quite know where it’s actually going. I have an idea but really, the contents are organic, seat of my pants. What I do know is having no game plan I’m talking about not limiting myself or stopping the hose from blasting whatever it is that it’s attached to in the now. My point is, I’ve been able to write three plays, two novels and teach a Stand Up Class that was given a national service award by moving into my giggly without allowing me to get in the way. Make no mistake, I’ve had setbacks but they were gifts at least after I stopped crying.

I remember my Christmases from years gone by, the ones filled with doubt and regrets anger.Back then I always felt everything was outside my control and that if I could only get some confidence. Damn I was always so insecure.  It never occurred to me back then that what I felt was what I was attracting. (anger brings us the exact opposite of what we want) I’ve come to a place where I realize the limitlessness of presence, the now. What am I feeling now, seeing, breathing in? This is my life, the things I’m experiencing in the eternal now. This realization that what I feel and envision is what I’m attracting has been a game changer. This is the action that I’ve taken.

I have a clear image in my mind’s eye of what I desire my life to look like in a few years. When I close my eyes I can see and feel and sense this life, the books I’ll write, the stand up I’ll be creating and the classes I’ll be teaching, the places and the house that Nernie and I’ll be living in by a lake. I get the traditional method of rehearsing and sharpening our saw, learning and catching up on the ingredients of our goals the things we’re reaching for. But “we are off he stage what we are on it.”

If I want a breakthrough in my stand up that’s not going to happen on the stage until it happens off of it. I’ve realized that story, authenticity, vulnerability and honesty, being in the moment are tricks on stage if they’re not happening organically off the stage. This is the power of being true to ourselves our energy the things we feel and their actions and how they attract or repel what we reach for.

I talk about what I know which isn’t very much. I don’t know advanced math but I do know that when I imagine a sand box on stage and then step into it, I am then transformed into that limitless boy who creates. This energy allows me to access the set I know I’m capable of. If this isn’t string theory and advances quantum mechanics I don’t know what is, which I don’t.

I don’t hold a masters in literature but over thirty years of writing and stand up I know that I’m absolutely driven by the creative process, writing mechanics and story and the power of story and all genres of stand up. I write what I know and also realize the power of being true to oneself. It doesn’t help us to be weak impressions of ourselves. The life we’re attracting has to be manufactured by risk, courage and always reaching for our authentic selves, warts an all. What this means is when writing, performing stand up or whatever our creative outlet is, it’s not the punchline or the message we’re looking for. It’s ourselves. Only in this way will we have the creative breakthroughs we fight for and attract the audience, results and life we dream.

Merry Christmas again and a happy new year. Switch your fear off and chose your heart. Allow it to be your compass and lead you to the love, life and laughs you absolutely deserve. Bliss is your birthright so let go and drink it in you silly limitless being you.

My next Stand Up Class begins Monday January 28/2018. If you’re interested, E mail me at: paulsveen@shaw.ca

Our secrets are treasure.

I’ve always had a hard time being myself. I think it might not just be me. I think it’s an epidemic, maybe even a pandemic. I really in the end don’t know what the hell I’m doing. I’m that wonky kid who never left the sand box. I mean,. every story I share with absolute honest has this profound dumb at its center. Yes I love writing and creating. I love the craft of stand up of performing and teaching it. I love writing novels but I wrote a novel about Sociopaths given a near death experience and then turned into angels so they could battle a demon apocalypse. And on  the back of this book I promoted myself as a comedian you could bring to your next giggly event. Really? It’s one thing to share who I am in a journal or comedy note pad. It’s another thing to step in front of five thousand people in Halifax and make fun of Ann Murray. That’s right. I did what my heart asked me to do and now I have a road story.

The point I’m making is STORY. Our story has to be our story with the warts and all, the pain the lessons the ups and downs. Once at a house party a guy with a thick German accent asked if me and my five buddies would like to buy ten pounds of pot for 500$. As a group of barley functioning pot head in unison we all said, “DUDE.” We all squeezed into my buddy’s crap Datsun 510 and drove to a random apartment where the German guy said, “unst, give me zu money and unst I’ll be right back.” Long story short, he never came back. Ornst walked into the apartment and out the back and me and the rest of the guys sat in the car for NINE HOURS, telling ourselves he would come back. It’s my stories of my particular brand of dumb that is my vein of gold. Our secrets are our treasure. If you’re interested in harnessing your brand of gold, my next class begins January 28. E mail me at paulsveen@shaw.ca

If you’re looking for a speaker or comedian for your next event E MAIL me please: paulsveen@shaw.ca