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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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.
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
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