Hello, hello, my dear friends. Welcome to the Abundability Podcast, where we explore the law of attraction in action, and take baby steps towards living the life of our dreams.
Maybe you’ve seen The Secret and you’re all in. I know for me, the first time I watched that movie it was like my entire being just woke up – finally, someone had put to words what I felt in my very soul. I watched and rewatched the movie a dozen times, taking notes – of course, there weren’t too many notes to take – it’s a pretty simple concept that’s laid out: Ask. Believe. Receive.
Now, maybe you can relate to this part.
I believed and believed and believed.
And still, there was no man at my front door with a bag of money! And let me tell you, I looked for him for months!
I used to have this fantasy about driving along in my car and pulling over to stretch my legs, and then finding a duffle bag full of money on the side of the road. Or, that I’d be in a public restroom, and there my bag of cash would be behind the toilet!
Funny story here – I did actually find my favorite pair of sunglasses this way, but alas! No bag of money has ever come into my possession.
I started to doubt – no, not the law of attraction. Once I heard about the law of attraction, I never doubted its existence.
No. I started to doubt myself.
Maybe I wasn’t trying hard enough.
Maybe I really didn’t believe and I was just convincing myself I did.
Maybe I wasn’t good enough to get the things I wanted in life.
I knew something was wrong, and I thought it was me.
Maybe you can relate. Have you ever had those moments when you look around at the successes that others in your life are having, in the fields of money, or love, or health and felt yourself lacking? Have you ever thought it might be a character flaw? That you’re not smart enough, or not educated enough, or not lucky enough, or not skinny enough, or not pretty enough?
I feel you.
Me? At one time or another, I pretty much felt all those things. But, I was determined.
First, I took a really hard look at some of the people I knew personally – and those in the media – who had achieved the things I wanted in life, and I managed to convince myself that they were not somehow more worthy than me. They were not, as a collective, better people, or more spiritual, or smarter than I was. I determined it must be something else.
Then I zeroed in on my belief system, figuring the problem must reside in the limitations I picked up as a child. I spent two years of my life and a lot of money exploring my own limiting beliefs in an attempt to find and release them. In the end, I found that I didn’t need to know – or expose – those beliefs in order to create something different.
I went back to that formula – ask, believe, receive, and it seemed, well, a bit off. I mean, sure, I had naturally used the law of attraction in my own life successfully countless times before, but never once did what I desire literally show up on my doorstep. No, I actually had to DO something to get what I wanted.
I broadened my reach. I started to consume everything about the law of attraction I could get my hands on, and I learned the REAL secret. There are actually 5 steps to manifest anything we want in life.
Those two extra steps, feel and act, make all the difference in the world.
Mine is a journey in progress, and I invite you to go on this journey with me with weekly short stories – just 5 to 10 minutes long – about the law of attraction in action, taken from my observations on my world. I’ll show you how simple shifts in perspective can bridge the gap in your own creation process and allow you to experience everything you want in life.
And this all starts today with my free gift to you, the Daily Desires worksheet. Pick this up on my website Abundability.com/podcast.
One of the things that I have found while mentoring others through using the law of attraction to get everything they want in life is that so many of us don’t give any real, focused attention, to what it is that we want in the first place!
Your Daily Desires worksheet is a place to get clear on what it is that you want, on a day by day basis, and who it is that you will be when those dreams manifest.
Print off a new Daily Desires worksheet each day. It starts with Gratitude. You want to know the fastest way to bring new desires into your life? Be grateful for what you have! Allow your whole body to feel the joy of the many, many blessings in your life.
Each morning, jot down a few things that you are grateful for. This doesn’t have to be big. It can be that you’re grateful for your delicious cup of coffee, or that your dog is so happy to see you when you come home from work. It can be that you’re grateful for electricity, or your cell phone. It can be that you’re grateful for good health, or the wonderful people in your life.
As you are writing these things down, take a moment and allow yourself to feel the feelings of joy for them. Smile. Laugh. Cry a little if it feels right.
After Gratitude, it’s time to write down Today’s Goals. Maybe you have a big meeting today that has the potential to score you new clients, or a promotion. Maybe today’s pretty ordinary, but you’re chipping away, day by day, at a large goal for your health, or wealth, or love life. Write it down. What do you want to have happen today?
And by the way, the word “today” is irrelevant. You see, the only moment that really exists is right now. We can’t access the past anymore, and the future is literally imaginary.
Now, what do I mean by that? Well, let’s take the year 2020 as an example. Did you make plans in 2020 that got canceled, or rescheduled? Anything from a hair appointment to major travel?
You see, we can make plans, but until the moment when our bodies catch up to those plans, they still have the ability to change; therefore, they are imaginary. Once we get to that moment in time, we do so in the present moment. So, all our desires are for the here and now, not the future.
This is why I use the term “Today’s Goals” on your Daily Desires worksheet – to remind you that your goals should all be composed in the present tense.
Once those goals are written out, we form them into I AM statements. The two most powerful words in the English language are I AM. This is the way we “Ask”, as The Secret taught us. We get clear on what we want, and we declare our intentions. When looking at Today’s Goals, ask yourself, “who do I need to be, or who will I become once that goal is achieved?”
If your goal was to impress the boss and score that assistant manager position, your I AM statement would be “I AM an assistant manager” – that’s the ask. Not, I want to be an assistant manager, keeping your dream in the imaginary future, but I AM an assistant manager, allowing it to be fulfilled in the eternal present moment.
If your goal was to chip away at your dream of creating your own business so you could eventually become financially independent, your I AM statement would be I AM financially independent.
Once written, speak your I AM statements out loud, and pause for a moment to feel in your body what it will feel like when your desire has materialized. You may find this feeling to feel a heckuva lot like gratitude. Spoiler – that’s sort of the point.
When we are grateful in advance for the things we desire, they’ll come to us quicker. We will go into the how’s and why’s of all of this on another episode, but for now, head on over to Abundability.com/podcast, and print your Daily Desires worksheet.
One last thing, if this concept of writing down your gratitude and getting clear on your desires is new to you, and you’re unsure if you’re willing to do it, I invite you to Eat the Pickle. Eat the Pickle is a metaphor for doing something new in life, trying something different, or taking a step outside your comfort zone. And it’s with these new actions that we stop creating the same-old, same-old life that we’re currently experiencing, and open the door for new possibilities.
It’s like that saying about the definition of insanity being “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result”. So join me on this adventure. Eat the Pickle! Try out the Daily Desires. If it’s not your thing, it’s ok. You don’t have to enjoy, or even finish eating any of the pickles in life you try. The point is simply the willingness to try new things.
Print off your worksheet, and I’ll see you next time.