When You’re Having Trouble Visualizing…

Sometimes, when learning to visualize, you may experience difficulties.  There are many reasons for this, none of which (I guarantee you) are that you just can’t visualize well.  Visualization is a skill that all humans possess and have perfected before even learning to talk.  Here are some helpful hints to think about.

First of all, most of us visualize externally.  We visualize with our eyes open all the time.  Think about the last time someone asked you a question.  You had to access the answer in your mind.  Depending upon the question, you most likely shifted your eyes up and to the left, or just up, or possibly even to the right.  Are you aware that you’re doing that?  Are you aware that everyone in the world is?

We humans visualize almost everything we think about.  A person with a photographic memory is merely someone who is able to visualize a clearer picture.  There are some tricks you can learn to help you to sharpen your picture and make visualizing a snap.

First off, because most visualization occurs externally, you must become consciously aware that the limits of the room are not the limits of your mind.  If you are making a large mental picture and you are in a small room, you may simply feel you can not visualize.  In fact, you only need to become aware of the fact that you are boxing your visualization into spacial reality, when this is not necessary for mental pictures.  You can visualize right through the wall, but so many of us don’t.

Secondly, you can zoom your mental pictures in and out.  If they are too close, zoom out.  If too far, zoom in.  You can pull them closer to you and push them away.  You can make them larger or make them smaller.  You can turn up the brightness or make the picture darker.  You have control over all of these things, and you didn’t even know it!  Why didn’t they teach you this in school?

As you play with learning to get your mental pictures and mental movies set up the way you like, you will find even more cool things.  Mental pictures of something you belief or know firmly may appear on one side, and pictures of things you are unsure about may appear on another.  What happens if you take something you are unsure about and move that picture to the “sure” area?  What happens if you take a limiting belief and move it to the “unsure” area?  These are powerful maneuvers that drastically affect consciousness and thought patterns.  You can literally repattern your thoughts overnight with these techniques.

Try playing around with these.  If you have trouble visualizing in a small room and can’t seem to break the spacial bounds, move to a larger room.  If you can’t see the mental picture well, make it bigger and brighter.  In NLP these are called submodalities, and they are incredibly useful in conjunction with the Law of Attraction.  You should now have all the tools you need to have success with visualization.  Happy daydreaming!

Law of Attraction, Money and You – Part II

In Part I of this article, we discussed the ways energy blockages can hinder or limit our financial resources.  We emphasized the futility of using the Law of Attraction to attract more money if you don’t first clear the blockages that prevent it from manifesting in your life.  Finally, we described the symptoms of such a blockage:  feeling blocked or “stuck,” unable to move forward beyond a certain point, ineffectiveness of prosperity affirmations and visualizations, and constant frustration because “it’s not working.”

In order to identify and dissolve inner blockages, you need to answer three questions:

What aspects of my financial situation make me feel uncomfortable?

For some people it might be a mountain of debt; for others it might be rampant disorganization; for still others it might be inadequate income.  Ask yourself which situations you usually try to avoid thinking about or looking at – those are the areas in which a blockage exists, and it needs your attention if you want to resolve it.  Once you are clear about the aspects of your financial situation that make you feel most uncomfortable, ask yourself:

What do these situations say about the rest of my life?

You see, money problems are NOT just about money!  Money can serve as a mirror for passion, love, joy, purpose, courage, or any number of other qualities you may be resisting.  Financial abundance or lack usually reveals identical abundance or lack in other areas of your life.  Look at your job, your health, your relationships, your self-esteem (and anything else you can think of), and see if you have blockages there too.  Take your time with this exercise, because it is absolutely mind-blowing once you “get it.”  Once you’ve discovered correlations between your financial abundance and the other areas of your life, ask yourself:

How can I increase the flow of energy to these areas?

You will definitely want to give this question some deep thought because the answer will vary for everyone.  Understand that a blockage simply means stagnation or neglect; an obstruction to the flow of energy.  This obstruction can be an unresolved situation, limiting belief, or unproductive habit.  It acts as a clog in the plumbing, so little energy can get through.

In order to clear the clog, you need to turn your attention upon it and take action to remove it.

Let’s look at a couple of examples:

Blockage:  You may have discovered that the aspect of your financial situation that makes you most uncomfortable is the fact that you don’t earn enough money.  Perhaps you’re stuck in a low-paying job and you occasionally consider seeking a better job or starting your own business, but you keep holding back.  Why do you think that is?  Could it be that you don’t feel you deserve to earn more?  Poor self-worth could be the blockage that is holding everything up!

Resolution:  In order to clear the blockage, you would need to change your belief that you don’t deserve to earn more money.  This might involve doing some intensive self-esteem work, or learning how to value the contributions you make to the world, or building up the courage to make a move toward something better.

Blockage:  You may have realized that your financial records are a mess.  You haven’t balanced your checkbook in years, and you don’t have an organized method for paying bills so you end up paying most of them late and accruing big late fees.  This creates a major drain on your finances and can make it seem like you never have enough – but you would if you could better manage what you have!

Resolution:  With a little introspection, you may have noticed that you are also terribly disorganized in other areas of your life.  You may struggle with time management, or your home may be so cluttered that you can’t find what you’re looking for.  Disorganization is easy to resolve by simply devoting a set amount of time to it each day.  Commit to cleaning up your financial situation by figuring out how much debt you have, how much money you have (balance your checkbook!) – AND doing the same thing in other areas of your life.  It may take time to see results, but as you continue to clear blockages by getting organized you will notice an easier flow of energy (and money) through your life.

Your situation might be completely different from those described above, but you can follow the same steps to clear blockages in your life.  Here they are in summary form:

1)    Figure out what makes you most uncomfortable.
2)    Identify correlations with the other areas of your life.
3)    Take action to dissolve the blockages.

When you do this on a consistent basis, you will notice that energy (in the form of money, as well as other qualities) will flow through your life much more easily and you will now be able to use the Law of Attraction in a much more conscious way.

Law of Attraction, Money and You – Part I

When most people learn about the Law of Attraction and awaken to their ability to use their thoughts and emotions to attract what they want, their thoughts inevitably turn to money.  It’s something that many (if not most) of us want more of, and never seem to have enough of!

Money is necessary for survival in modern day society, but it also carries a lot more weight than that.  Our financial resources can determine not only the quality of our everyday lives, but the level of enjoyment and freedom we experience in every aspect of our lives.  Little money means little power, little freedom, and very limited options.

Why do so many people struggle financially?  In order to answer that question, we need to look at what money really is.  Money is not just a tangible collection of paper and metal objects; it represents the FLOW of energy through our lives.  Most often when people have a lack of money, they also experience lack elsewhere in their lives.  Whether that lack affects their relationships, health or inner peace, it is clear that there is a blockage somewhere.

In order to use the Law of Attraction to increase the flow of money in your life, you need to first understand where the blockages are in your life, and WHY they are there in the first place.  A vast majority of people either don’t realize the importance of this step, or they skip it because it makes them feel uncomfortable.  Instead, they attempt to place a “bandage over the wound” by focusing on prosperity affirmations and visualizations.  They convince themselves that by doing and saying the right things, they will persuade the Law of Attraction to deliver a nice big truckload of cash to their doorstep.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work like that.  What many people fail to understand is that their energy blockage is already working hand-in-hand with the Law of Attraction.  Remember that the frequency of our vibrations is affected by our beliefs and emotions.  The blockage exists BECAUSE the person’s vibrations are not where they need to be to attract what they really want.  All the affirmations and focus on money won’t do a thing if the underlying blockage isn’t removed, because its very existence prevents money (energy) from flowing easily.

How do you know if you have such a blockage?  You will have a constant sense of being blocked, stuck, unable to move beyond a certain point no matter what you do.  You will wonder why certain techniques seem to work well for others but don’t work for you.  You will keep pushing harder and harder, and eventually give in to frustration because it’s just not working.

Does this sound familiar?  If you suspect that you do have an energy blockage in your life, you need to figure out what is causing it, and find a way to dissolve it.  It’s not as difficult as you might think!

In Part II of this article, we will discuss three simple steps that will help you identify and dissolve your energy blockages.

Suspending Disbelief Forever

It is difficult to get started with the Law of Attraction.  Although mentally we may be very attracted to the idea of manifesting our own reality, these simple teachings fly opposite to everything we have learned and experienced before in our lives.  Many people “try” the Law of Attraction, find that it doesn’t work for them, and then denounce it as a scam.  The sad fact is that these people never really truly believed it was possible, and didn’t give it a fair chance.  Their failure with the Law of Attraction was attracted to them in order to verify their belief that it was a lie.  That’s the tricky thing about the Law of Attraction – it will bring you whatever you want, even if it gets in your way.

So how do you truly give the Law of Attraction a chance?  It starts by suspending your disbelief.  You have to really, truly accept the fact that it is at the very least possible that there is something to this “Law of Attraction” mumbo jumbo.  It helps to start with a certain disposition.  If you wish it were true, but know deep down that obviously it can’t be, then this is perfect for you.  That’s how I got my start years ago.  I wanted it to be true but just “knew” it wasn’t.  I decided to do what I’m recommending to you, and I’m so glad I did!

Suspend your disbelief – go ahead and agree to allow yourself to believe something “crazy” for awhile.  Really give it a try.  Just do it!  Practice visualizing your desires and your success without feeling any shame in doing so.  Start thinking and believing that you can have anything you want, without feeling like a flake!  The beauty of this is, if your heart is really in it, and you really want it to work, it will!  Now the thing that was “crazy”, that you wish could have been true but wasn’t, really is true for you.  But you have to truly take a leap into it, which means setting your old beliefs aside.

It’s amazing how old beliefs can control us.  They can give us a sureness – an absolute certainty deep within our gut that we know what is true.  The problem with the Law of Attraction is that it always is working, whether we believe it or not.  So while you were living in your old belief system, the Law of Attraction was quietly at work behind the scenes, bringing you experiences and circumstances that further proved what you already believed at the time.  When you suspend your disbelief, you give yourself permission to truly try something else, and that is where you will find the truth – that the Law of Attraction will prove to you whatever you believe, even if it’s the opposite of what you believed last.

By taking the leap, you will find yourself taking control of your life, enjoying your new abundance, and reawakening to the magic and beauty of life.  By suspending your disbelief temporarily, you will actually be suspending it forever.  You don’t have to believe that going in though, just give it a try!  You won’t regret it.

Practice Prosperity

In order to draw large amounts of money to you, you have to be comfortable with the thought of having large amounts of money.

While everyone can say ‘I’d love to have a million bucks!” they have not really thought through what that would mean.  If you handed them a million dollars they would likely go a little crazy, their head spinning, not being able to believe they had that much money in their hands.

Practice makes perfect.

If you were asking the universe for money through the Law of Attraction, what would you do if you got that money? Do you have a perfectly defined plan for your life with that money in it, or are you just saying, ‘I just want money to have it”?

This is where you need to practice prosperity, so you are mentally ready for it to come to you.

The next time you go to the bank, take out a 50-dollar bill or a 100-dollar bill and 10 to 20 one-dollar bills in cash.  Put them in your purse or wallet with the largest bill on top.  Imagine they are all 50 or 100-dollar bills, and that you have a large stack of these bills in your wallet, every day.  Once you become prosperous this would not be an odd thing to experience, so start preparing now.

As you go through your workday, think about the 50 or 100-dollar bill multiplying and that now there are many of them waiting to be spent.  How would you spend them? As you walk by a store and window shop for things you would like to have imagine buying them.  Clearly visualize yourself pulling as many of those bills as you need out of your wallet and paying for the item in cash.  Then visualize that as you spend those dollars, that more appear, so you are never wanting for more.

If at any time you need a little more encouragement to imagine the money in your wallet, look at that 50 or 100-dollar bill and all the large stack of bills behind it.

Once you can visualize yourself with this kind of money, and it feels normal to have such abundance, you are opening the path for that abundance to come to you.

You Are What You Think

You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “you are what you eat”.  Today I’m here to tell you, you are what you think!  There are several modes of thought.  There is concentrated thought, where you stop for a minute and work on a problem, actively seeking a solution or understanding.  There is unconcentrated thought, which you do during the day when you are also engaged in other things.  You generally don’t recall much of that thinking, it’s just background chatter.  There is transmitted thought, where you are thinking loudly enough for others to perceive.  You may notice this when someone starts singing a song out loud that you were singing in your head.  And there is receptive thought, where you are actually receiving thoughts broadcast by another.  Some psychics are able to tune into this at will.  You do it too, but don’t realize it.

So with all these modes of thought and almost constant thinking going on during your daily life, you naturally will fall into patterns of thought.  This happens unconsciously and changes from time to time.  For some of us, once patterns are set they are difficult to change.  Others find that any new pattern is easy to lock onto.  These patterns may occur because of something that happened, is happening, or is about to happen.  If you meet someone fantastic you may shift from a more negative pattern of thought quickly to a positive pattern of thought.  If things start going wrong you may shift from positive thought patterns into negative thought patterns.

These patterns of thought are what we are most concerned with.  Our thoughts are what generate our feelings.  Stop for a moment and think back to the last time you had a loved one die.  If you focus on that for a moment, you will begin to feel sad.  You became sad because of thought.  Think forward to something you can’t wait to happen.  This should make you become excited.  You became excited because of thought.  The Law of Attraction works by way of energy.  Like attracts like.  When you are emanating a positive, happy energy, like circumstances and people are drawn to you.  Likewise, when you are emanating a negative, unhappy energy, like circumstances and people will come your way.  The energy you give off is mostly emotion, which is far more powerful in an energy sense than thought alone.
This is why it is so important to develop a positive pattern of thought.  You will never control 100% of your thoughts!  But that doesn’t matter, because only the overriding pattern is important.  If your primary pattern is positive, your normal emotions will be positive, and these will be constantly broadcasting a powerful positive signal to magnetize positive circumstances in your life.  Because of this, you are, in fact, what you think!

Begin by noting any negative emotions in your daily life.  What caused them?  What were you thinking about?  Take a moment and change your thinking to try and bring your emotions back up.  After a few days of this, note whether positive or negative emotions seem to be more common for you.  If positive, good work!  Just keep on working at improving your positive patterns of thought.  If negative, then begin working harder to keep your thoughts more positive.  When things come about in your daily life that bring you down, try to let them roll off your back.  Step back and look at the big picture of your life.  If there is trouble at work, remember that work is not your life.  If there is trouble at home, remember that you love your family and things are usually better.

By changing your patterns of thought you will change your life.  Literally!  You are what you think, so if you’re not happy, think better thoughts.  Happy thinking!

The Law of Attraction: Money in the Making

When using the Law of Attraction, what could be a more common goal than to attract money?  Money buys things we enjoy, money can buy us time, and ultimately money can buy us freedom.  They say money can’t buy happiness, but money can provide almost all of the elements that constitute happiness.  With freedom of time and freedom of finances comes the freedom of choice.  Isn’t that what makes most of us truly happy?  Having the freedom of choice to do what we want when we want?

And so, using the Law of Attraction, you can attract all of the wealth and abundance into your life that you deserve.  Now remember that money is a means, and that the money itself isn’t all that exciting.  When visualizing, visualize yourself with the ends, not the means.  Visualize yourself flying to the Bahamas, or playing on the beach.  Visualize yourself skydiving, surfing, or doing whatever it is you would do if you had the time and money to do what you wanted.  Feel free to visualize yourself buying whatever you want.  Make sure that in your visualization, money is never a problem.

By focusing more on the ends (freedom of time, freedom of choice) and allowing the means to simply be a no-problem part of your mental movie, you will begin attracting those freedoms.  Since those freedoms require money, you will naturally attract money.  Keep an eye out for any signs the universe sends you, as it may be necessary for you to take action where appropriate.  Once you put the energy out there and the universe begins working for you, you need to remain alert!

The universe and your subconscious mind are intimately linked.  You need to send clear messages to both that you value money and that money is important to you.  That means reaching over to pick up pennies in the parking lot, etc.  Otherwise, be it a penny or thousand dollar bill, you are sending a message to your subconscious and the universe that you don’t need/want/value money.  It has been said that Bill Gates will stop to pick up a dollar on the sidewalk.  That was meant to be a display of his greed, but in fact what that story illustrates is his wealth-centric state of mind.  Similar things have been said of Donald Trump.  What a shame it would be to be in the same boat with two wealthy fellows such as those!

Finally, once you have placed your order of wealth to the universe, relax but remain ever alert.  Sometimes it seems by the very act of remaining alert, the universe is able to meet your desires more quickly.  Otherwise you may miss the opportunities.  Take each moment in your daily life as a personal message from the universe to you, and watch for anything out of the ordinary that may contain the seed for your desire to become manifest.  Good luck!

Wealth Creation Using the Law of Attraction

How can we use the Law of Attraction to create wealth in our lives?  How do we attract abundance?  These are important questions, and it is time to set them to rest.

First, let’s define the term “wealth”.  Wealth, generally spoken of in terms of money, is defined as such: “an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount.”  If you have loads of great friends and family, that is wealth.  If you have a library of your favorite books, music, movies, or video games, that is also wealth.  Wealth infers much more than just money – wealth infers a state of being that is abundant and fulfilled.

Of course, the first law of attracting abundance is to be grateful for what you already have.  This creates a state of mind in which more things will flow for which you can be grateful.  The “Attitude of Gratitude” will take you a long way towards manifesting wealth.

Next, you must be open to opportunities which present themselves when you are actively attracting wealth.  Maybe your aim is money, but you find that you have seemingly attracted a new person into your life.  That person may have the business idea to make you both a load of money.  Perhaps you want to attract a new love, but instead you meet a new person you are not particularly attracted to, although you begin to become friends.  Perhaps that person will connect you to the one you are actually attempting to attract.

The ways in which things manifest are not always direct.  Often, a means or connection through which you can attain your goal is what will come your way.  If you don’t acknowledge or accept this gift, you will not get your desire.  Keep an open mind in life and try to accept any little gifts that come your way, as they may in fact bear the seed of your desire’s full manifestation.

Take some time to yourself and truly ponder your most important goal.  Concentrate on it, meditate on it, and imagine feeling that you already have it.  After efforts like these, be particularly sensitive to any little thing out of the normal that occurs that day or the next.  The universe often works very quickly, and the very phone call that interrupts your meditation may be the one that holds a seed to your desire’s manifestation.  Remain open, remain aware, and keep in mind – there are no coincidences in life.  Everything little thing happens for a reason.

If you truly practice being grateful and aware, and remain vigilantly alert for the ways in which your desires may be presenting themselves to you, you will be successful at manifesting the things you want.  As this happens, you will only get better and better at magnetizing desires, until you will largely be doing this without even realizing it on a daily basis.  Once your life is based around consciously utilizing the Law of Attraction to manifest your desires, you will truly have created a life of wealth.