One simple premise I live by is that thoughts create. If you believe that thoughts create, all you have to do to get what you want is think accordingly. But have you ever wondered how exactly to do that? What are the thoughts I should think to make my dream come true?
People into the law of attraction will tell you that it’s as easy as telling a new story about your life. But how the eff do you tell a new story? It can be overwhelming to organize your thoughts into new patterns.
Mental coach Jim Fannin teaches people to achieve their dreams by telling them one thing: “Play a movie in your head of you achieving your big goal.” But how do you come up with that movie?
Today I’m launching a solution that will help you craft the new story you want to live. It’s called Life Story, and it’s a one page 8.5 × 11″ PDF download that you cut and fold into a cute 16 page book.
The way Life Story works is quick and easy. First, you identify what you want. This could be anything from “I want to make a new friend today” to “I want to be self-employed in 2012.” Big or small, the goal doesn’t matter.
Begin by stating what you want in past tense, which starts installing the thought pattern you desire. “This is the story of how I became self-employed in 2012.”
Then you find one example of something that would make you believe you’re on your way to your dream. “The first sign the trick was working was when several people commissioned my work.”
Next, find an example manifestation that would pretty much seal the deal on your goal. “What truly tipped the scales and made me believe in my own power was the month I made more money from my own work than at my day job.”
Since the scales have been tipped, all you have to do is relax and let the manifestation come to you. You know you’ve reached your goal, and “the icing on the cake was singing joyfully on the way out of the office on my last day of work.”
Don’t forget the the most fun part—make a cover for your book too!
Why it works
The reason Life Story works so well is because it gives you a simple 3-part story to recall instead of whatever random negative thoughts you may have been having in the past. Having a basic framework for the story you want to live puts you in the feeling place of having what you want, and allows the universe to fill in the details.
What you are doing at the core with Life Story is sending the signal of already having what you want. Telling your story the way you want to hear it is a way to be it and then see it. When your dominant thought pattern is “I already live the life of my dreams,” your reality has no choice but to reflect that.
How do I get one?
Continue to the Life Story website to learn more, or click the button below to purchase.
I was turned onto the Law of Attraction (by my friend Jessie!) around the same time I began experimenting with a vegan raw food diet. And after eating totally raw for over a month, I found Abraham-Hicks, the philosophers who popularized the Law of Attraction. Over the next few months I met several others who went raw and got into Abraham around the same time too. What’s the connection?
Diet isn’t the key to happiness
When I was in grad school, I spent a LOT of time thinking about my diet, learning to cook, and eliminating foods. I was convinced that if I could just find a system of eating that was sustainable, healthy, and kept me skinny I could be happy forever. But after going as far as I could down the “healthy diet” spectrum, I still wasn’t satisfied. Sure, I felt super healthy and looked great, but it still didn’t solve that underlying “why is diet so complicated?!” feeling.
Enter Abraham, who cleared up the mystery. What you think about, you bring about, and if you think diet is complicated, it will be. If you think a raw food diet will make you feel good, it will. If you think donuts will make you fat, they will. I thought that what I ate greatly influenced my reality, so it did.
Thought is the core, not food
Addressing the basic activities in your life (diet, sleep, exercise) means you care about how you feel. But while tweaking and refining those activities will make you feel good, it won’t “fix” your life, because you are still looking outside of yourself for peace. You choose your diet based on your beliefs, but your beliefs are only thoughts you think a lot. If you can take control over the seed of your experience, your thoughts, then you can eat whatever you want.
Is this a trick?!
Sounds pretty great right? Change your thoughts and be able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Well, after a whole year of trying to change my thoughts about food, I can’t say it’s any easier for me to believe I can eat a whole pizza and not feel sick. But I have reached an equilibrium in my diet, and a way to think about food that brings me peace.
Food doesn’t make you fat. It’s resistant thoughts about the food. When I eat, all I have to do is question whether I’m truly hungry, or whether I’m being lazy and looking to something outside of myself to make me feel good. If I’m truly hungry, my thoughts are of gratitude and relief. If I just want something to make me feel good, my thoughts go crazy, trying to figure out how much I should eat, can I get away with eating that, oh let’s just eat everything in the fridge if it’ll feel good.
If you look towards something outside of yourself to feel good, when it is gone it will make you feel bad. The only peace can come from within, and that peace is just a straight up choice. Choose to feel good first, and the rest will work itself out.
Thank you Neon23!
We got some magick tricks up in here for y’all! Today we’ll discuss how to stop sending a signal of lack so you can finally receive all the booty you want.
The law of attraction works in this manner (see Abraham-Hicks for more on this philosophy):
- Ask for what you want.
- Believe the universe will bring it to you.
- Receive what you want by not caring if you get it or not and finding a way to feel good without it.
The third step trips me up all the time. How am I supposed to stop wanting what I want? Why would I want to? I want to because the universe can’t bring me something if I’m projecting a signal of “I want this and I don’t have it.” The universe will keep sending me experiences that reflect my signal of lack. If I can stop projecting “I don’t have this but I want it,” and feel good anyway, I know what I want is on the way.
So how does one stop projecting the signal of “I don’t have this”? The answer is much simpler than I expected. All it takes is a single thought: “I want a reason to stop caring if I receive this manifestation.” You may find, as I did, that you have much less resistance to that desire, and the universe will bring you some reason to stop caring about getting what you want.
For example, say you want a specific amount of money. You want this money for a good reason, I’m sure. If you really need money to pay bills, it might be hard to stop wanting this money – how else will your bills get paid?! But if you ask for a reason to stop caring if you get the money, you’ll be so surprised about what comes. You might get a new employment opportunity, or a check in the mail. You might find you don’t have to pay your bills anymore. Anything can happen!