Last week I shared a simple but powerful journal exercise with you, designed to help you get clarity about what you REALLY want in life. If you didn’t read it, or need to refresh your memory, here’s the link: Getting to the Heart of things
All you needed to do was to write an answer to a simple question, and then do this again over a period of days. That simple question was What do I want?
Today I’m going to show you how to begin attracting what you want, through another simple technique can change your whole world.
This week I want you to use your answers to last week’s million dollar question, and rephrase your words so that you are affirming that you now have these things.
If you wrote five days of What do I want? you will now have five days of I now have… to write.
Affirming these things as already being a part of your life creates a magical and magnetic attraction.
Does it work?
You bet it does!
In the spirit of sharing, I’ll show you an example chosen at random from my 2008 diary. You’ll see that it is focused on the petty day-to-day stuff of my life at that time. That’s how it should be! Back then I was very ill, bedridden most of the time, unable to travel due to poor health, and unable to even walk up stairs without getting breathless. I had a partially finished manuscript but I really didn’t know if I would ever finish a book, or if it would be any good. Money was tight. I had no clothes that fit me, but luckily I was infrequently invited anywhere, so the limited wardrobe wasn’t an issue. The neighbours had a dog that was driving me mad with his incessant yapping. It’s fair to say life was challenging, and I couldn’t see a way to change it.
What do I want? Monday April 21 2008 Brisbane
What do I want? I want to be really fit and to be able to walk endlessly even if it is up or downhill or in difficult terrain. I want to have a life that is full of travel and adventure. To achieve this I need to have good health. I want to be able to easily make good choices about what I eat, how I exercise, and what sort of lifestyle I choose. I choose health.
What do I want? I want a life of passive income that gives me time to be a part-time writer and psychic, and a part-time adventurer of other lands and cultures and even of my lands and cultures. I want another dog who is well behaved like his brother Charlie and who does not bark needlessly. I want to have good friends who invite me places and I want to be able to be a good friend to them.
I want to be able to write wonderful books that mean something to people and that are well written. Really good books, not just successful books. I want to have a wardrobe of adventure clothes and outdoor clothes and ball-gowns and town clothes and things for every occasion.
I want to pay off my credit cards in full each month and each month be investing in houses or shares or other interests that pay dividends and create capital growth. I want to keep giving to charity and helping others. I want to have good posture.
Here’s what I wrote as my What I now Have… You write this by using your initial answers and affirming, with joy and gratitude that you now have these things in your life. If you feel uncomfortable as you write any of this, pay attention to those feelings and them bless them and release them – you no longer need to be in resistance to attracting good into your life. And don’t worry about HOW you’re going to attract these. That’s the Universe’s job!
What I now have Monday April 28, 2008, The Farm
I am so happy and grateful that I am now really fit and able to walk endlessly up or downhill or in difficult terrain. I have a life that is full of travel and adventure. I enjoy good health. I easily make good choices about what I eat, how I exercise, and what sort of lifestyle I choose. I choose health.
I have a wonderful life of passive income. I am a part-time writer and psychic, and a part-time adventurer of other lands and cultures and even of my lands and cultures. I have a beautiful new dog who is well behaved like his brother Charlie and is quiet and obedient. My good friends invite me places and I am a good friend to them.
I write wonderful books that mean something to people and that are well written. Really good books, not just successful books. I have a wardrobe of adventure clothes and outdoor clothes and ball-gowns and town clothes and things for every occasion.
I happily pay off my credit cards in full each month and each month I now invest in houses or shares or other interests that pay dividends and create capital growth. I enjoy giving to charity and helping others. I have excellent posture.
This was an interesting exercise for me this morning, as I almost never go back and review my old journals. So now it’s July 9, 2012. What has really changed for me?
I have vastly improved health, and can walk miles. I have had two overseas trips, and have two more planned and booked. I’m choosing health and have things in place that support this choice.
I have the beginnings of passive income streams, and more strands to come. I pay my credit cards off each month, and have investments. I only work part-time, at writing and at psychic work, and I have a beautiful dog Bert who is a brother to Charlie.
I have three completed manuscripts, one currently under review with a publisher after being accepted for the QWC Hachette Manuscript Development Program in 2011, and two more new manuscripts underway. My wardrobe has a range of new clothes and I plan to get some made when I am in Thailand later this year.
I had a fund-raising high tea only yesterday, and I can happily say that I have some wonderful friends, and can contribute to charities in ways that are very meaningful to me.
Did I do any of this with a conscious plan, carefully thought out and enacted?
I just did this exercise.
Works pretty well, don’t you think?