Do you know what you want out of life? Is it crystal clear and bright in your mind? Can you smell it? Taste it? Hear it? Feelings have power. Lots of power. The Universe will bring you what you ask for; you just have to be clear, concise and specific.
“Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and, by means which no man is familiar, these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.” Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich pg 21.
Much has been written about visualizing what you want; attracting things and ways of being into your universe via the Law of Attraction. We know that like attracts like. All thoughts are powerful, but the most powerful thoughts are full of feelings and emotions. Napoleon Hill calls these your “dominating thoughts”. If we feel it, sense it, see it, then we can manifest it.
As we work this month on attracting the events, people and circumstances that are in alignment with our authentic self, it is helpful to remember that this magnetizing action works all the time. It works while you are awake and while you are asleep, pulling to you frequencies that are in harmony with your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
The question then becomes: How do you control your thoughts so that only those that are aligned to your authentic life are the magnets?
You don’t. You cannot control all of your thoughts. There are too many of them. What you can do is become conscious of those thoughts that are limiting and allow them to drift away. Don’t give credence to them. Just let them float by. A thought is just a thought. It is nothing until you attach a story to it.
To limit the potential of a random thought interfering with your belief that you can have any item on your Be, Do, Have List, (see previous post here) become clear on what you want.
As an example, let’s say that one of the items on your Living an Authentic Life list is to take an extended hiking trip, spending two weeks backpacking away from phones and computers. You know that this activity would bring you joy and would be an outward expression of who you truly are. Maybe you’ve even thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail next summer. But as you think about actually making plans, you start to wonder about whether you’d be better off staying closer to home and taking shorter hikes around your local area.
One minute you want it one way, the next minute you want it the other way. One minute your thought is “I want to hike the Appalachian Trail”, the next minute your thought is “I want to stay home and hike”. You really can’t decide between the two.
Well if you can’t decide, then the universe isn’t going to decide for you. The Universe will throw up its hands and look down on you saying, “Geez, make up your mind will you? I’d be happy to give you what you ask for, but I gotta know what that is!”
It is the multiple requests that you send out, either consciously or unconsciously, that get in the way of manifesting what you desire.
So get clear. Write it down. Take your list of items on your Be, Do Have List and describe in detail what’s important about each item. If the place you do your hiking is not that important, then leave it out of the request. Give the Universe something to work with. Avoid random thoughts as you focus on what you want to manifest.
Once you are clear about what you want then visualize the event actually happening. If you decided on hiking close to home, then see it. Imagine the smell of the forest. See yourself lacing up your boots, strapping on your backpack and taking those first steps onto the trail. Feel the clean crisp morning air and visualize watching the sun rise from the mountain top.
Feelings are important. Make this as real as you can. The belief that you can manifest events like this is fueled by your thoughts and your feelings – the magnets. So write it out. Spend time making your thoughts and feelings crisp, clean and clear. Say your desire aloud to yourself. Feel it. Be it. Know that as you do, you are adding the fuel to your manifestation project.