Lately in my lifestream I've been switching the focus from talking about what I want, to talking about what I already have. Since time is an illusion and every possibility already exists, I can choose to perceive I already have what I want at any given moment. If you believe your thoughts create, then whatever you are thinking is true until you think a contradicting thought.
The theory is simple enough, but how do we go about perceiving we already have what we want, especially when there is clear proof in physical reality that it's not true? All it takes is consistent practice and a little faith in your own creative power.
Telling your new story, step by step
1. Decide what you want.
Instead of thinking about what you don't want, or what you don't like, just take 5 minutes to ask yourself what you want. It could be a lifelong goal, or it could be what you want to have for dinner. If you don't know what you want, you'll never get it.
2. Deliberately practice the thoughts you would think if it was true.
Imagine you have what you want. What would you think? How would your thoughts be different from what they are currently? Take the time to train yourself into those thought patterns. I like to write about how grateful I am that I have what I want already. For an extremely detailed view of my thought direction practice, read my lifestream. This post is a good example.
3. If you're not thinking in alignment with your new story, stop thinking with silent counting.
I try to count to 10,000 every day. If I'm idle or involved in an activity that allows my thoughts to wander, I simply count to prevent thoughts that contradict my new story from popping up. It's the only truly effective way I've found to stop thinking when I'm not actively directing my thoughts.
4. Be in the present moment, vigilantly looking for evidence.
Whatever you notice, you get more of. So be ready to see evidence that your new story is true. The only way your new story will snowball into actual reality is if you are in the present, paying attention to each sign that you're getting what you want.
5. Repeat every single day, multiple times a day.
Thought direction only works with practice. We've trained ourselves into realities we don't want simply by thinking about them. All it takes to live the reality you desire is consistently thinking you already do. Your reality is created by your expectations. Your expectations are formed by your beliefs. And your beliefs are just thoughts you think a lot. Whatever you believe is true, so you can just train yourself to believe what you want to be true. Trust in your own power! You can be or do or have anything you want.
Stay inspired with the new Earcandy audio lesson
Last night Kelly and I published a new audio discussion about consciously choosing new thoughts and seeing them manifest. Our adorable second edition of Earcandy life design lessons, Thinky Thoughty Creations: How to Sugar-Sand Your Thoughts, is teeming with practical examples and our own experiences in thought direction. You can download the $2, 31 minute mp3 to hear our own methods and solutions for telling the stories we wanted to be true, and that we're now living.