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What I Learned About Goal Achieving from a Purple Candle

This week we’re doing Experiment #2 from E-Squared by Pam Grout. As a group, we set out to explore the theory that
we impact the field of potentiality (FP) and draw from it based on our beliefs and expectations. Continue reading

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Imagination IS Everything!

einstein“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

That quote comes from Albert Einstein, arguably the most intelligent man who ever lived. So, if the smartest man who ever lived said that, wouldn’t we be wise to not only read it, but remember it, internalize it and BELIEVE IT?

My area of interest in coaching (and in life!) is the mind; this extraordinary power we all possess, yet few utilize fully. Part of using the mind fully involves developing and exercising our imagination. This is a mental muscle which gets a lot of use and becomes very strong when we are children, but tends to atrophy as we grow older and “wiser.”

One of the simplest ways to strengthen our imagination is to fantasize. Spending just a few minutes a day fantasizing about what we want, evokes a creative energy that cannot be duplicated by any other means. Some people call this visualizing or visioning and all three terms are synonymous.

The key to effective visualizing is creating an emotion to go with the picture. In other words, you don’t just want to be able to “see yourself” driving the new car or living in the new home or loving the new partner, you want to imagine it so clearly that you stimulate FEELINGS to go with it. The pictures are great, but the feelings are the secret sauce.

But what if, like me, you have a difficult time actually seeing the picture? Maybe you’ve given it your best shot, but you’re coming up with a blank screen or a vague, fuzzy image. The only FEELING you’re going to produce while looking at a blank screen is frustration, so try this instead.

Use your IMAGINATION to fantasize about telling your friend…

  • you just bought that new car!
  • you finally bought your dream house on (not “at”, ON) the beach!
  • you have fallen madly, deeply, crazy in love with the perfect guy/gal!
  • you just booked a trip to Hawaii for your entire family!
  • your business is thriving to the point of needing to hire another assistant!
  • how amazing your life is, now that you’ve strengthened your IMAGINATION!

What would those conversations sound like? More importantly, what would those conversations FEEL like? (The exclamation points are a clue!)

Doing this type of “fantasizing” is every bit as effective as the type where you can actually see the picture. Both create FEELINGS; both elicit that emotional component required for swift creation. And both are simple ways to strengthen and develop what Albert Einstein referred to as EVERYTHING.

 

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Pay Attention To Your Intention

The dictionary defines intention as a purpose or goal.  While these words may be linguistically similar, I see them as a little different.  When I choose a goal I am inclined to be practical, logical and somewhat (but not too!) realistic.  When I set an intention, I tend to be all of those things, with a healthy dose of emotion and imagination. Continue reading

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Is Your Help Really Helpful?

In preparation for the final week of my Vortex Meditation Workshop, I was re-reading the Chapter on relationships and the following quote reminded me of how important my thinking is when I want to help someone.  Abraham says: Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

Time once again to share a fantastic quote from one of my favorite teachers on The Law of Attraction.  This one has to do with improving results, achieving goals and changing current “reality”.  All of these changes begin, as we begin to…….

Tell A Different Story!

“Start telling a better-feeling story about the things that are important to you. Do not write your story like a factual documentary, weighing  all the pros and cons of your experience, but instead tell the uplifting,  fanciful, magical story of the wonder of your own life and watch what happens.  It will feel like magic as your life begins to transform right before your eyes, but it is not by magic. It is by the power of the Laws of the Universe and your deliberate alignment with those Laws.”  ~ Abraham

As little children, we are really great at making up stories.  Our imaginations soar as we create fantasies in our minds and we get emotionally involved with the idea of those fantasies becoming a reality.  And then somewhere along the line, we learn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

While honesty is a great quality, it doesn’t serve us well when we are trying to make stuff up (MSU).  Our conscious mind knows the difference between the truth and a lie.  But here’s the great news: our subconscious mind does not!  And it’s our subconscious mind that determines how we feel and how we vibrate.  And it’s how we feel and how we vibrate that influence what we attract.

In working with people on their goals, I start by asking them to tell me about what they want.  And typically they will tell me, in great detail, what they don’t want or what they used to have or what is causing them to struggle… all of which are their “old story.”  The problem is, it continues to be their “new story,” so long as they keep telling it.  They feel strongly that I need to hear about what has come before, so I can understand how they got to where they are today.  And while that is true, once I’ve heard it, we can and should move on.  On to the new story.  Talk to me about what you want to be or do or have.  Let’s give some thought energy to those things.  Let’s tell your new story and let’s MSU!

The best way I know to do that is by writing in a journal.  Get out a notebook and a pen and start to MSU.  Pretend you’re writing a novel and make the story interesting and colorful.  YOU are the main character and YOU are exciting and interesting!  YOU are smart and successful and beautiful and funny and fit and popular and loved. Your life can be as exciting as you decide to make it when you tell your story; or as boring, mundane and predictable as you decide to keep it by continuing to tell your story.

So what ‘s your story?
Are you telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, or do you allow yourself to MSU?
Have you ever journalled about something and later achieved or received it?  I love hearing those stories!

Disclaimer: I am not suggesting or condoning lying to your friends and family and colleagues; only to your subconscious mind.  And  I am definitely encouraging you to exercise your imagination and tell a different story to yourself.

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How Big Is Big?

This week, a client shared a story about when he wrote down that he wanted “$5000 by the end of the week.”  He wrote that on a card and read it every day.  At the end of the week, when he was beginning to doubt that it was going to happen, a wonderful thing occurred; he opened his mail to see that his retirement fund had increased $5,000 since the last statement.  Five Thousand Dollars…almost to the penny! Continue reading

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Eye Can See Clearly Now

When you wear contact lenses, you need to visit the Eye Doctor every two years, in order to refill your prescription.  A few weeks ago when I inserted my last pair of contacts, I heard myself having a not-so-nice conversation in my head that sounded something like this: Continue reading

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