Fresh off the heels of an all-expense-paid trip to India, I landed at a Mastermind conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The purpose? For a small group of highly successful entrepreneurs in the healing, spirituality and wellness industries to collaborate, share resources and generally ‘lift as we climb’ … Then home again to my beautiful Rocky Mountain abode where I live, love and play, working when I want and where I want. Pretty nice, eh?
It wasn’t Always this Way
My life wasn’t always this way. In fact, just a decade ago I was a very unhappy camper with a troubled teen, a miserable marriage and a career that was breaking my heart. Truth is, if you knew what my life felt like just 10 years ago, you’d hardly believe I got here from there. But I did. Today I live the life I once only dreamed of, and I’m thankful every day for the abundance of love, beauty and opportunities that surround me. But here’s the thing: I sure didn’t get here by complaining!
How to Manifest the Life you Truly Desire
If you want to know how to manifest the life you truly desire, then the formula is simple – although admittedly not easy. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes? It took me a long time to get momentum. After all, I, like many of you, was trained from childhood to focus on what was not working in my life – as if this focus and complaint will somehow make it better. We’ve all been duped, I say, and it’s time to now for each of us to reclaim our power to manifest exactly what we want! (and this doesn’t mean just ‘stuff’, this means happiness, it means an abundance of health, opportunities, and reasons to celebrate.)
How? … By Changing your Mind 🙂
Simple, right? But not easy, I know … Changing your mind demands two things: 1). that you make a commitment to becoming more and more consciously aware of what you’re thinking. And 2). To really, truly, totally OWN your own circumstances – and your very real power to change them.
I recently had an interaction with someone who’s struggling with both of these steps. On the one hand, he understands (intellectually) that if he wants to improve his life, he’s got to change his thoughts about what’s currently in front of him. But on the other hand, he often shows up on facebook or in personal communiques, expressing his troubles and focusing upon how he needs others to understand him in order to feel better.
Well, as much as I feel for my friend, I really have to remind him (and myself!!!) that as long as I: 1). speak about and focus on the negative aspects of my life – sharing them and bemoaning them to any who will listen; and 2). require someone else to behave in any way at all in order for me to feel good, then basically, I’m screwed.
Sorry if that sounds harsh, but it’s true, and anyone whose finally learned to leverage the Law of Attraction will tell you the same thing.
Is my life a Cinderella-like fairy tale? Of course not. Because I’m always growing, expanding and putting more abundance, experiences and opportunities on my wish list. But what I’ve discovered is that the more I praise what’s in front of me, and the more I marvel at how many things I have manifested, the more expansive, abundant and happy my life becomes.
Where are you in the process of Manifesting your dream life? Are you able to shift your thoughts and focus on the positive consistently? When you do, what kind of goodness shows up for you? Please share your experience and insights with me in the comments below!