The Law of Attraction uses four steps:
1. Ask for what you want. This isn’t “I think I want to be an author someday.” Be clear. “I want to be a published author.” Or “I want my book on the NYT bestseller list.”
2. Believe it’s already yours. Some people can imagine their desires without any problem. Others of us run smack up against our limiting beliefs. If
you don’t believe you’re an author, you may have trouble convincing yourself what you want can happen.
One way to get a handle on those outdated beliefs is to create a pros and cons list. On the left side, write down all the reasons why your desire is not possible. Then on the right, put down all the reasons it is possible. The positive reasons should feel real to you, not just be things you’ve heard. Read your list every day, and when doubt works its way in or someone throws in some negative talk, read it again. Think about why you’re deserving.
Other alternatives are vision boards, affirmations, and EFT. Choose a method that you like and relate to. And start a routine. You can’t change your beliefs if you don’t work at them. I highly recommend The 28-Day Thought Diet to convert your negative thoughts into positive ones. Read the book through in one sitting, or take one day at a time.
3. Let go. Letting go has to do with attachment. When you’re emotionally attached to something, you hold on to it. Tight. When you let go you release your attachment. Your desire is clear. Your belief in possibility and opportunity is strong. You’re okay with the universe going about things in its
own way. The result may not look like your vision, and it may not transpire the way you thought you wanted. But you’re willing to let it come to you. And chances are it will happen in a bigger, better way than you expected.
4. Receive. Receiving means to think, feel, and act as if your desire has already come to you. You get clear on what you want, you believe it’s already yours, you let go, and you receive.
Imagine a red Corvette. The paint shines like the gloss on a candied apple. New leather aroma fills the interior. The seat cradles your body. The steering wheel is just the right size for your hands. The top is down, you barely touch the gas, and you shoot to 60 mph, then 80, then 100. You’re flying and it’s the smoothest ride you’ve ever known.
Could you see the shine on the paint? Did you feel the seats and smell the upholstery? The wind blowing in your hair? Your heart racing as the engine kicks in? The thrill of flying? Being in the car, having your body react, those emotions pouring through you—that’s what it’s all about. Pretending to drive the car gives it that sense of reality.
Do the same with writing. If you want to have a NYT bestseller, see yourself at book signings with a line of people out the door. Feel yourself sitting behind the desk, signing your name a hundred times, having conversations with your fans. Think it, feel it, and act as if it’s already happened.
You’ve done the first four steps. What’s next? Sitting around won’t get you a bestseller or even a published book. Publishing houses don’t want ideas. They want completed stories. You have to take the next step. Action. Taking action shows the universe you’re serious. You’re committed to your
Pay attention to your intuition. Intuition may give you nudges. Those little signals you get during the day can lead to great things. The person in front of you at the grocery store could be a reader, a publicist, an agent, or a publisher. Or maybe she knows someone who is. If you naturally fall into conversation and mention your idea or your book, who knows what can happen?
My vision board was missing an important piece—a photo of me in action for the Career area. I typically talk to clients on the phone, so where would I get a photograph? But it was something I truly desired. My dream came this past June. I was invited to speak on stage in front of 300 people at Pamela Bruner’s Transform, and I took action. See my photo here.
In summary, ask, believe it’s already yours, let go, receive, and take action. Stay open to possibilities. Opportunity is all around you. When you’re clear, committed, and confident, truly wonderful things transpire.
If you have any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to help you make your dream come true.
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