Last night Kel and I watched Wayne Dyer: The Power of Intention. In this PBS special, Dyer recommends you "contemplate surrounding yourself with the conditions you wish to produce" and then those conditions will manifest. You must feel "as if" you already have what you desire. You must become a vibrational match. But how exactly do you execute this contemplation? Here are 6 methods I've tried.
1. Identify the conditions you wish to produce
You have to know what you want, and you have to really want it. If you don't know exactly what you want yet, here are 5 steps to designing goals you actually want to reach.
2. Interview yourself
So you've achieved your big goal, and now someone wants to interview you about it. What questions do you want to be asked, and how will you answer them? I just tried this exercise today and it taught me a lot about what I want my daily life to look like.
3. Tell your future
I started doing this exercise earlier this year, but stopped making time for it. News flash-if you want your dreams to come true, you have to put in the time thinking about them! Today I added a new section to my momentum gathering posts to help decide exactly how I want my day to play out.
You don't have to tell every detail with this exercise, but writing an outline of your day gets you imagining each errand, chore, interaction, and bit of work going REALLY WELL. It's a way to pre-pave your day to be smooth as silk!
4. Segment intend
Use this to live more in the moment. Before each new "segment" in your life (making breakfast, walking the dog, answering the phone, etc), take a few moments to think about how you want the segment to play out. Picture front row parking spots. Picture sales at your favorite store. Imagine finding money on the ground. You can direct your moment-to-moment experience if you remember to!
Sometimes I like to take photos before each segment and title them with how I want the situation to unfold. Like right now, I just took a photo of myself going in to wake Kelly up, and I titled it "About to wake up @kellycree, who is in a great mood because today is the best day of her life!"
5. Use a calendar
If you only "tell your future" for today, you might not make room for bigger plans like travel. Picture what your life looks like a week from today, or a month from today. The interview exercise works well for bigger goals, so picture yourself being interviewed in 3 months. A lot can happen in 90 days, and it's all up to you!
6. Create something to remind you of the conditions you desire
Draw the conditions. Write about them. Boil them down to bullet points. Print them out and put them in a frame next to your bed. Imagine yourself already living in the conditions you wish to produce all day, every day. They have no choice but to come!