Before the start of each month, I make something I call my “Life List”. It’s a list of the things I want to make happen throughout the course of that month: making XX amount of $ from doing readings, make a new friend, send thank you notes, win the lottery (kidding, that one hasn’t made the list yet). Big or small – if I want to accomplish it that month, it goes on the list. It’s not really a to-do list as much as it is a “I want to manifest this in my life” list. And guess what? It never fails me, and often surpasses what I’ve asked for.
The Law of Attraction tells us that what we ask for will come to us – if it is for our highest good. That being said, I don’t think it’s just enough to say (or think) that you’d like a brand new wardrobe, a new job or to meet your future partner. It’s not enough to just put it on a dream board or your Life List and then walk away from it, forgetting you ever asked for it. Our ability to manifest the things we desire is in direct proportion to how powerfully and clearly we can state our requests.
Some of us were taught that it’s impolite to make direct requests, so instead we manipulate, drop subtle hints, skirt around the subject or expect the people we want things from to read our minds. Think of the trouble and effort we would save if we’d just ask directly for what we want. Mahatma Gandhi said, “If you don’t’ ask, you don’t get.” In order to turn our visions and dreams into reality, we have to begin making powerful (not to be mistaken for demanding) requests. Think about the areas in your life where you’re already making powerful requests.
- Are you clear with your partner about what you need? (And I don’t meaning nagging about her doing the dishes or him folding the laundry).
- Are you vocal with your friends about what you need from them?
- Do you clearly tell your children what you expect?
Now think about the areas in your life where you’re currently unable to ask for what you need for one reason or another. What stops you from making powerful requests. Is it embarrassment? Fear of rejection? Lack of confidence? Feeling, underneath it all, that you don’t really deserve it?
You may even be doing this with yourself when you sit down to make your “wish list” of things you’d like:
“I’d really like to manifest more money because then maybe I could use it for good things.”
You need to be direct and specific. Even with yourself. Actually, especially with yourself. Something like: “I’d like to earn $2,000 more this month by doing A, B and C and I will use it for D.” will be a lot more effective.
Give yourself time to identify what belief or feeling you’d have to give up in order to clearly state your desires in the areas where you’re not asking for what you want. Acknowledge it, but then let it go. Make a promise to yourself to make powerful requests in these areas where you are currently unable to. Give yourself a deadline of a week in order to make the request. Make the promise, set the goal and do it.
The Law of Attraction does work, but it works in conjunction with the Law of Action, which tells you to every day make a conscious step towards what it is you want to manifest/do/be.
Thinking about doing something is the foundation of action, but thinking in and of itself does you no good without action. You can be in a deli and think about eating for 40 days, but if you don’t get your butt off the stool & order a sub you’ll die of starvation.
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Vision without action is a daydream. Simple action leads to power that helps you reach your goals and manifest your desires.
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