Last year a friend of mine gave me a recording of Earl Nightingale’s “The Strangest Secret”. I listened to it again this morning and it’s inspired me to take Earl’s 30 day challenge. Maybe you’d like to join me. Start by listening to the recording on YouTube by clicking here. Once you’ve listened to it, follow the steps below to get what you want.
1. Write one goal on a piece of card and look at it throughout the day. On one side write your goal and on the other side write “Ask and it is given, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened.”
2. Save 10% of everything you receive.
3. Tithe 10% of everything you receive.
4. Only think positive thoughts. Avoid complaining and putting yourself down.
5. Give whatever you’re doing 100% and more.
6. Give to others. Be of service.
7. If you find yourself in a negative mindset, start the 30 days again.
8. Keep your vibration high by dancing, singing, meditating and doing things you love and make you feel good.
9. Let go of attachment to the outcome. Let go of the need to know how it will happen. Trust in a power greater than yourself.
10. Be grateful for all the wonderful things you already have.
11. Join our Facebook group “How to Get What You Want – 30 day challenge” to share experiences and give and receive support.
Mike Dooley, mentioned in my previous article on detachment and surrender recommends visualising want you want for five minutes every day. He suggests that you stop after five minutes, even if you find that your mind has wandered. Abraham Hicks suggests that you can get what you want by visualising for just 68 seconds.
I have two techniques that I use to stop my mind wandering while visualising. The first is that I have written out my favourite visualisation and I read it out to myself. I have also recorded myself reading it and then I can just lie or sit down and listen to it while meditating. I believe that visualisation works because it helps our unconscious mind to focus on what it wants, it sends a message to the universe that this is what we want and it raises our vibration as mentioned in my previous articles.
When you visualise what you want it’s more powerful if you engage all your senses. One of the things I want is to live on the beach and when I visualise it, not only can I see the beach, in my minds eye, I can also hear the waves lapping on the shore and the seagulls crying in the sky above me. I feel my barefeet sinking into the warm sand and the wind blowing my hair. I can smell the seaweed and taste the salty air on my lips.
Visualise what you want for between one and five minutes daily. Remember to keep it positive and focused on what you want rather than what you don’t want. Be sure to enage all five senses to make it more real and powerful. To make it easier, write out your visualisation and/or record it.
Dear God/Universe/Angels/Higher Self/Higher Power,
Please show me clearly what it is that I want to do today. Please show me clearly what I want so that I can keep focusing on it. Please help me to focus what I want and let go of what I don’t want. Please show me clearly how I can raise my vibration. Please show me clearly how I can align with source. Things are always working out for me. Things are always working out for my highest good.
And so it is.
I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
With thanks to Abraham Hicks
The quickest way to get what you want is to be happy. You may think that you cannot be happy until you have what you want. The paradox is that once you are happy, you will get what you want. Abraham Hicks calls it getting into “The Vortex.” Abraham also calls it raising your vibration. When you raise your vibration and elevate your mood, the universe matches your vibration and sends you what you want. All of the techniques featured in this series of articles will raise your vibration. Other ways to raise your vibration include dancing, singing, laughing, exercising, playing with pets and spending quality time with friends and loved ones. Basically anything that you find enjoyable and fun will raise your vibration and take you into the vortex.
Exercise: Do at least one activity that you find enjoyable today.
In the last year or so I have become extremely good at getting what I want. People keep asking me how I do it, so I’m planning to write a series of articles about the techniques I use, to teach you how to get what you want.
I believe these techniques work for two reasons. The first is the law of attraction. My understanding of the law of attraction is that like attracts like, what you focus on is what you get and Thoughts Become Things. This concept was made popular by Abraham Hicks, as well as books and films such as The Secret and What the bleep do we know?. The idea is that our words and thoughts send out vibrations to the universe and the universe responds with the same vibration. The second reason is that what we focus on has an impact on our subconscious mind. When we set an intention that we want something our unconsciously we start seeking ways to achieve that intention. When we set goals and focus on them, our subconscious mind is reminded about those goals. Some would say that the universe brings us creative ideas about how to achieve our goals and intentions.
Many people say that the law of attraction doesn’t work. The law of attraction is always working and we always receive whatever it is that we’re focusing on. The Secret did a great job of taking the law of attraction into the mainstream and bringing it to people’s attention, although in my humble opinion it only skimmed the surface. People are practicing the techniques in The Secret, such as affirmations and visualisation for maybe ten minutes in the morning and then spending the rest of the day worrying and complaining. Worrying and complaining are negative forms of affirmations and focusing on all the negative things in your life will bring more of the same.
As many of you know we experienced a big energy shift in December 2012 and as a result of the new energies coming in, we are manifesting very quickly. This means that it’s imperative that we are aware of what we’re focusing on as we can either manifest good things or bad things in our lives. On a positive note, this means that we can dream big and manifest great things with this energy.
My intention is that through this series of articles you can learn simple tools and techniques to help you focus on what you DO want and attract more of that into your life. So please become a follower of my blog to keep up to date with my latest articles and so that you too can learn how to get what you want.