We are twenty-four days into 2019. I, personally, have a good feeling about this year. Some people poo poo the concept of New Year’s resolutions. It is probably because the notion of waiting for a beginning to get started; such as a new year, or a Monday, or a season, etc. can be a way of procrastinating. Why wait until tomorrow? When you have today or even now. But there is something about a fresh start that comes with a new year. So, what goals have you planned for this year? Are they money related, health related, relationship related, or creatively related?
Not everyone has a clear vision of what they really want in life. Or if they are even worthy of receiving their true desires. They go on as humans doing instead of humans being. We’ve all heard that saying before, but does it resonate with you? It may not at this moment, but I’m sure you’ve felt this way at sometime in your life. Now that I have your attention, let’s find a way to make your life happen the way you want it. Are you ready to receive?
7 Steps To Get You Closer To Your Desires
Step One: Write down the things that make you the happiest. It literally should bring a smile to your face while making this list.
Step Two: Write down everything you are good at; or what people tell you, what you are good at. Don’t worry if you think you don’t have a special skill set. Write down what come quickly to you mind.
Step Three: Combine step 1 and step 2
Step Four: Think outside of the box. Not everything has to be seen first for it to become reality later. Science is always catching up to the mystics. Many say, myself included, believing is seeing, not the other way around. Seeing is only part of experiencing life. We have many other senses.
If you are opened up for receiving, you will will receive. What does that exactly mean? Everything starts with a thought first. Can you see a thought? Think of your dream house. Does it exist yet? Or did you have to think of what you considered your dream house to be? It starts with an idea, then a plan, then depending on how determined you are to have this house, you can end up with your dream house. That’s how developers do it.
Step Five: Put this list somewhere that is visible every morning and evening. Really focusing on this list before bed. This step is important. Your dreams will give you insight on how to further your dreams. Pay attention to words, numbers, and symbols. They have messages in them that your subconscious mind wants you to listen to. You just might come up with the money making idea.
Step Six: Be mindful what you are feeding your brain. Listening to the news will put you in fear and away from your goals, assuming your goals are positive. We watch what we put into our bodies. And yet, not what we allow in our brain.
Everything is energy when you take things down to the cellular level, the micro world. We all tend to forget about that one and focus on the macro world. You want to have your energy matching the things you desire; hence, read, explore, etc. everything that gets you excited and towards your goals. You will be surprised how this strategy work.
Step 7: When an idea or inspiration pops up in your mind, find a way to act on it. I’ve heard many say, “Just because you visualize your garden weed free, doesn’t mean they will go away on their own. You must go out and tend to your garden and pull the weeds.” Action is key into making your visualization come to life.
All of these things working together will seem like magic at times. Somethings will come easier and faster than others. This can all seem very woo woo or unreal, but strange and unexplainable things do happen in life. Especially when your beliefs aren’t limited.
Ask And You Shall Receive
I have a little extraordinary, but true story to tell. I was walking my dog on my usual trail in Castro Valley, California. It was a Friday afternoon around 2:00 P.M. I must explain that I am not just an author, but an angel card reader. Radleigh Valentine, one of my mentors, posts cards of the day on Facebook, much like a daily horoscope. For a week solid, the messages were about how angels, or loved ones that have passed, guides, etc. want us to ask for help. They are willing to help, but only when asked. Freewill will not allow them to give unsolicited advice.
As I was on this particular trail, I thought about Radleigh’s message and decided to try it out. I asked very specifically and directly that if their messages were true about asking for help, then I wanted to see a bobcat that day as a validation. I had a moment where I thought to myself, I had better ask for a bobcat and not a mountain lion, just in case they decided to answer.
As I walked I heard a voice, which sounded like my own voice say, You’ll see one, if you look hard enough. It was a rather snarky self-talk, I thought. My dog, Lucy, and I finished our hike and no bobcat sighting. I was not surprised, being I had never seen a bobcat in the almost fifty years of being in the area. As I put Lucy in the car and headed out of the ranger station parking lot, I looked to the right into an open field, and I just about emptied my colon.
Is that a mountain lion? I thought to myself followed up instantly with another thought, I did ask for a bobcat. I figured since the voice was snarky with me earlier, I could reciprocate. I pulled the car over to get a better look.
The animal was chilling in the sun. It was tan and very muscular. The ears seemed more rounded than a bobcat and did not have spots. I whistled loudly, like you would at a rock concert, to get it to move. I knew I could determine what it was by its tail. It looked over at me, then stood up, but not where I could see the tail. I continued whistling so loudly that a ranger came out to see what this crazy lady was doing with the wildlife.
I knew what this must’ve looked like, so I said, “I can’t tell if this is a mountain lion or a bobcat.” He immediately informs me that it’s a bobcat. I just about died. He continued to explain it was not good to see one so close to humans. I asked him had he ever seen one in this area. He said he had not. I thought, hum. I didn’t have the heart or bravery to tell him, I brought it in.
We chatted a bit about the animal; how it was a young one, and how we all need to learn to coexist with each other the more we encroached in their territory. And on a completely different note, I informed him of a downed tree and broken pasture gate on one of the trails far out in the hills. As he was pulling up a map so I could show him where I was talking about, he looks up with big eyes and said, “Now this is like National Geographic.” I immediately looked to see what he was referring to.
I thought to myself, I thought we were looking at a bobcat, but that’s a coyote. Well, there was a coyote going up to the bobcat. I thought now the angels are just showing off. I asked the ranger, “So, how often does this happen?”
The picture isn’t very clear, but the coyote is heading toward the bobcat in this photo. I wish I had a telephoto lens on my phone camera.
“Like never!” He answered. I chuckled to myself. I couldn’t believe this was happening.
I am glad that I didn’t ask for a mountain lion. But the bobcat was a pretty good size. I think it weighed more than the coyote. I have always believed in the power of prayer, visualization, and meditation. I believe we co-create our lives with our energy and attitude. I have had many things come to fruition that have been on my vision board.
Not Everything Can Be Explained
When I have told naysayers of this incident, they had no words, except for wow. That’s weird, but pretty cool. No one can explain this. Was it a coincidence? I don’t know, it was a pretty specific request.
We all have this capability, but for some reason we don’t use it. I challenge you to give the steps a try. Start out small or big, and go for the life you want. What could be the worse thing to happen? Or better yet, what could be the best thing to happen? Maybe 2019 is your year, too.
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~ Jim Rohn