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So last time we made some goals, it’s time to put it into action.
Before we talk too much about making a plan, I want to clarify some things. I recently wrote an article on how to make the Secret / Law of Attraction work every time, and I think it’s relevant to what we are talking about. So I am going to repost it here, in case you never read it; and if you have, but aren’t manifesting what you want all the time…then read it again 🙂
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
I’m writing this article in honor of all the wonderful new friends I have made from the Secret page on Facebook.
I recently wrote about how the Law of Attraction is one of 7 Universal Laws but I want to focus exclusively on the Law of Attraction, and more importantly how to make it work 100% of the time.
The first thing you have to realize, is that the Secret / Law of Attraction is not just positive thinking, and it is NOT some sort of trick or gimmick you use to grant wishes.
The Law of Attraction is you using the power you have been given to co-create your life with God. The key is to recognize to using of the Law is a Divine act, and by extension every thought you think are Divine and Creative acts.
The other important thing, is to realize the Law is *always * in effect, ALL of the time. Which means, if things are happening that you don’t want, what is it inside of YOU that is creating it?
Let me give you an example: let’s say you decide to manifest a sum of money, say $1,000 to pay your rent. When you think about it, do you think of how great it will be to have that money, how grateful you are for having a place to live, and family and friends to share it with? Do you think of how fortunate you are to live in a time and place where you can enjoy all the luxuries and conveniences you have that Kings and Queens would have killed to possess?
Or, do you worry about what will happen if you don’t pay the rent, or how you’ll get kicked out if you pay it late, or even how silly you’ll feel if the money doesn’t manifest?
Unless you are totally focused on the positive outcome, it will not manifest. The Secret / Law of Attraction is like sunlight; it’s all around you, all the time. Being conscious of it, and using it to consciously co-create your life is like using a magnifying glass to concentrate that light into a laser focus.
I wrote previously about every Human Being has 4 bodies, and I said I’d write in the future about how we have 3 minds. Well, I still don’t have time to go into it fully right now (I promise to soon!) but I do want to point out one thing.
One of our minds is the subconscious mind, which I’m sure you’re familiar with; the subconscious runs things like our heart beat and breathing. More importantly, it holds all of our memories and dreams, and is your link to God in prayer, meditation, or when using the The Secret / Law of Attraction.
The most important thing you need to know about the subconscious, is that it is like a little child; it takes EVERYTHING personally. If you say something to yourself like “I am so STUPID; I can’t believe I did that!”, or “I am fat and ugly, no one will ever love me”, or “who am I to want to be wealthy; my friends and family are poor, I am going to be poor”, or even “if anyone knew I was into the Law of Attraction stuff they’d all laugh at me”, then your subconscious will take that to be *literally * true.
This is why I’ve said in the past that you can’t afford the luxury of one negative thought, not even one. Because you have a permanent record that is always recording, and more importantly bringing you what you think about.
See, many of us sit down for 5 minutes and dream about our goals and basically “wish upon a Secret” and hope something happens…and spend the rest of the day thinking about and focusing on negativity!
Now I hear you, how do you give up negative thinking? Well, it’s not easy! But I also wrote another article here that will help you do just that.
And finally, realize that everything happens for a reason, and that God is in control of everything. Everything that happens to you is the best possible thing at the best possible time, or it wouldn’t be happening.
Now, wait a second; doesn’t that sound like a contradiction???
Not quite! That is why I said *co-creating * your life. Most of us live life like we are driving bumper cars, ramming again and again up against the same old walls until we learn to drive better. Lucky for us, God has put bumpers on the car and pads in the seats!
What I mean is, don’t resist life. Have faith that you are being guided and moving in the right direction; everything you have you have asked for, and God gave to you. If God gave it to you, then it can’t be so bad, can it?
Remember, gratitude is the foundation of the Law of Attraction, if you aren’t grateful for where you are, who you are, and what you have right now, then you will NEVER have anything better.
So, to summarize the steps of how to make the Law of Attraction work 100% of the time:
Step 1: Realize it IS already working 100% of the time, so you don’t have to do anything to make it work!
Step 2: Decide what it is that you want in absolute clarity.
Step 3: Realize that if you’re not getting what you want, something inside of you is focusing on the wrong things.
Step 4: Stay focused on what it is that you want to happen at all times, and in all situations; this will be difficult at first, but gets easier. The more you expect good things, the more good things start to happen.
Step 5: Realize that everything you get, is the absolute perfect thing that you need to happen, or it wouldn’t be happening. Whatever lessons you need to learn are right in front of your face. If you can’t see them, ask God to show them to you in a clearer way.
No matter what your spiritual beliefs are, I hope you can see that you were created by a Power that loves you, that wants you to succeed and especially to be happy. You’ve been taught the Law so that you can use it, it will not fail, it can not fail. Embrace your nature as a child of God and go for it!
I want to leave you with one last thought:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
You are great, and I love you!
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B. Dave Walters
Writer, Life Coach, and Talk Radio Host