First of all if you didn’t read my last newsletter go back and read it before reading this one and do the suggested assignment. Otherwise it is like adding clean water to that tub of dirty water – an improvement but not optimum.
Now here is the formula for the second step to being able to leap forward in your life…
- Decide / choose what you want (get clear on it)
- Imagine having it – to the point of “feeling” like you already have it
Your outer world of form and action is but a reflection of your inner world of assumptions, beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. As above so below, as within so without. Change one and the other must change. That is the divine law.
~ Steve Nobel
Begin acting from a place of faith
Your imagination is the preview to life’s coming attractions.
All winning athletes feel like they are going to win before they step onto the court or field. And usually they do – because they are clear on what they want, they imagine they are going to win, and they act from a place of faith.
The same holds true in business and in life. The people who leap forward in life follow this process. This is not taught to us in school and usually not taught to us by our parents (no one taught them).
A couple of examples…
Say you want to lose 15 pounds and get in better shape. Normally we berate ourselves for being overweight and not having discipline. This puts us in a place of blame and will most likely keep us stuck (and miserable).
What I am suggesting instead is to imagine that you are already at your ideal weight.
How would you feel?
Bring that positive feeling in. Keep going back to that thought until you actually feel that feeling of being in shape. Now believe it is already a fact. Come from that place of certainty. With this feeling you are more likely to begin eating a little better, exercising some, and your body will start responding.
Your energy level will increase and you will lose that weight and get in shape.
A second example is making a sale to an important prospect or earning a promotion at work. Imagine how you would feel if you had already made the sale or got the promotion. Bring that feeling in and continue to bring that feeling in. This will move us towards taking the actions we need (and even more surprising it will attract other people into our lives to help us).
When you see it right and when you feel it right in the wholeness of your being, you then have created the condition that makes the result inevitable.
~ Stretton Smith
About positive affirmations
I used to believe in positive affirmations.
Now I know that affirmations without feelings are like a car without fuel. Unless you bring in the feeling that goes with the affirmations they usually don’t work.
You can say “I welcome prosperity into my life” a thousand times. But until you get the feeling of being prosperous, believe you deserve it, and have faith you will be prosperous (feel prosperous before the reality matches your feelings) the affirmation is empty.
More and more books I read from master teachers have emphasized this point.
And I know it to be true from my real life examples. Following this process for the last 6 months I have been able to manifest many things in my life. I usually spend the last 10 to 15 minutes of every day being clear on what I want to bring into my life, bringing in the feeling like I already have it, and having faith (knowing) it will manifest. Not only does this move me forward but I can’t tell you how many “coincidences” have occurred to help me along the way.
This is a valuable tool – but you must use it.
And like every worthwhile thing it may take a little effort to get good at it. Don’t be discouraged if those old doubts and negative thoughts pop up. Just push them out and replace them with a focus on what you want. Keep bringing in that feeling of having what you want – over and over. THIS WORKS!!
- Get clear on what you want
- Bring in the feeling of already having it,
- Have faith that it will happen.
- Bring the feeling in often – focus on your desire!
Start with one area only and focus on this for 30 days – and be ready to LEAP Forward!!
Tips of the Day
It is time to plan an “outing”! What is something you (and your spouse or significant other, or children, grandchildren, siblings, etc.) would enjoy. A trip to the zoo, to a play, to a concert, to a fair, or just a visit to a town or to a relative that lives away. Or a weekend trip to the beach, to a bed and breakfast, to a movie, a fishing trip,—you get the idea.
Choose an outing and coordinate and schedule it within 48 hours. It may be 2 weeks or 2 months away, but put it on your schedule and then enjoy it! The sooner the better. We must make time for adventures and outings :-)!
I plan to do the same!
BE GRATEFUL and spread kindness – it will all come back to YOU!!