Change your life without even knowing it…
I’ve always been a pretty positive person. But it is now, as I grow older, that I am beginning to understand just how powerful positivity can be.
I believe that everything on the planet is made of energy, including our thoughts. Each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical being, and this energy can’t help but attract its likeness.
The defining moment for me was one New Year’s Eve, when I decided to sit down and think long and hard about my hopes and dreams for the year ahead. I took pen to paper, and wrote out the life I intended to create for myself, and pinned it to a board above my desk.
I didn’t read my list aloud every day, nor did I pay much attention to how I would make those things happen. In fact, I had all but nearly forgotten about my list, as it was soon covered by photos of friends or other, more urgent, to-do lists. That is, until the next New Year’s Eve – an entire 365 days later – when I sat down to re-re-read my goals.
My heart skipped a beat. I was in shock to learn that everything I had wanted, I had subconsciously created.
Over the years I’ve amassed a strong arsenal of personal mantras which I use during moments where my thoughts can take me one of two ways – down the path toward fruitful abundance, or toward the enticing dark path of negativity produced by the Ego. Nine times out of ten, the result will come from where you choose to focus your energy. Like attracts like.
Currently, I am in on a week-long vacation in New York. Back in 2013 I was here doing exactly the same thing; but, to be honest, I had a pretty terrible experience. I was traveling alone and, in the month I spent here, I found everyone to be rude and abrasive. I had all my money and identification stolen out of my wallet. The people with whom I was staying basically screwed me over and left me out on the street with nowhere to sleep while every hotel in town was booked. To top it off, my replacement key card was skimmed at an ATM and all my savings were stolen. Case in point, this city left a bad taste in my mouth.
Fast forward a few years, and I am still being very pleasantly surprised by my newfound positivity. Before this trip, my best friend (with whom I’m currently traveling) and I told ourselves – and everyone around us – that wonderful things were going to happen. Specifically, we took inspiration from that scene in our favorite movie Liar Liar when the beautiful woman in the elevator says, “Everybody’s been real nice!”
And they have. I’ve found that perfect strangers can be polite, chatty and friendly when previously I was convinced they were was mean and closed off. We decided that we wanted to have a gorgeous dinner in a restaurant with really high ceilings. And next thing we know, we have a booking at Eleven Madison Park. We paid an extra fee to be seated next to each other on the plane but, when we checked in, our boarding passes indicated we were on opposite ends of the aircraft. We said, “something great will happen, it always does.” Turns out a party of three didn’t turn up for their flight, so we had an entire row to ourselves.
See what I’m getting at here?
These may be small feats, or even total coincidences, but doesn’t it help going into each situation thinking that something wonderful will happen rather than assuming the worst?
If you want to get started on manifestation, you need to put in the work. After all, it’s not easy to totally shift negative thought patterns that may have been in place for twenty-something years. This is because the toughest part of manifestation is clearing all that blocks you from actually believing in your greatness. Simply acknowledging how your low-level thoughts negatively affect your life is the first step toward changing your experiences. Begin your manifesting process by getting honest and recognizing where these blocks are being created.
Are there negative things you regularly tell yourself? If so, fantastic! Then you have a clear starting point from which to work. Next time you hear one of these pop up in your head, immediately take the thought, transform it into its positive opposite and say it out loud. Turn “nothing good happens to me” into “wonderful things happen to me all the time”. Slowly but surely, you will begin to believe it, and slowly but surely they will begin to happen.
+Tell us about a time when a change in attitude or perspective has manifested into something greater!