I love remembering that the meaning of life as I currently know it is simple: ask and it is given. We're here to enjoy being alive, not struggle with endless, painful, secret desires and overwhelming, nagging, illogical worries. Life experience causes us to have desires, and when those desires are launched, source energy creates them. Anything you can imagine is not only possible, but already exists. Have the desire, and the desire becomes real.
Accessing the manifestation of those desires is a learning process. Finding the formula for living the lives we want to live is the eternal task of the living. Through the filter of "ask and it is given," the formula is simple. Think about what you want, and then believe it will be given to you.
What does it mean to believe it will be given to you? It means to have 100% certainty that your desired manifestation is on the way, so you act like you already have it. For example, you may have 100% certainty that you'll get a paycheck every two weeks, so you behave accordingly. You might not have the money to spend right this instant, but you can still spend the money you already have, because you trust there is more coming.
How do we act "as if" when we don't yet have 100% certainty? We figure out how it feels, otherwise known as "practicing the feeling." If you don't know the feeling of riding a bike, you keep practicing riding until you get it. Learning to ride a bike is the same exact thing as learning to practice the feeling of having what you want.
An exercise I love to do every few weeks is to redefine my desires. I ask myself, "what do I truly want?" And then I ponder the desires behind the physical manifestations I want. I want money, but why? I want success, but why? I want those things because they will produce a specific feeling.
Exercise: What Do I Truly Want?
To practice the feeling of having what you want, try this simple exercise. Write about what you want in each major life category, and then ponder the feeling you want behind the physical manifestation. Afterwards, collect the "feelings" and turn them into affirmations. Focus all of your energy on feeling those feelings, day and night. Forget about the physical manifestations, and don't take action to try to make them happen. Just feel the way you think you'll feel when you get them, and you'll have what you want without the manifestation. This is how you "act as if" or train yourself into believing what you ask for is already yours.
My example is below.
What Do I Truly Want?
To be thin and svelte and look smokin in a bikini while playing at the Springs. I want to feel free and light and playful.
To never worry about money. To have enough to buy anything I want. To trust I will always have what I need. To feel secure and like I'm taken care of. Like I'm loved. I want to be a millionaire because I want to feel loved.
To be part of a family in a deep, sensual and thrilling way. I want to feel invested in and committed to my reality. I want to feel like I'm part of something bigger. I want to feel like every day is filled with excitement and thrills. Going boldly where no one has gone before. Exploring. Taking risks. Taking the risk of being vulnerable and reaching out with love. Taking the risk of giving love. Feeling the flow with multiple people at once. Like playing on a team.
To be the best lifestreamer in the world and to lead by example. I want to feel with 100% certainty that the work I do is the work I came to this reality to do. I want to feel 100% confidence in myself.
To love and support my partner in every way possible. To give my all to those closest to me. To find new ways to show my love. To open up more and more. To see the perfection in my partner. To see the best in my partner. To create new worlds with my partner. To be one with my partner and yet retain my uniqueness and independence. To let my partner give to me. To let myself receive. To help my partner receive the gifts I give her. I want to feel supportive and supported. I want to feel generous and receptive.
Affirm that you feel the way you want to feel already.
- I feel free and light and playful.
- I feel loved.
- I feel the flow with everyone around me.
- I feel like I'm on the same team as everyone else, part of something bigger than myself.
- I feel excited and thrilled.
- I feel bold, confident and spontaneous.
- I feel 100% certainty about every decision.
- I feel love and generosity towards those around me.
- I feel open, receptive, and uplifting.