Welcome to this continuation of our discussion about success. If you’re looking for some Law Of Attraction success stories, we have millions we could share with you. But the one we most want to share, is yours. “Mine??” you might say. ““I’m looking to be inspired by the success of others.” Well, inspiring stories are wonderful, but we want to take you a little deeper here. And here’s why. Once you understand what “success” really means, then you have an enduring sense of the power that is yours, and then your inspiration comes from within. You tap into the well-spring of life in exactly the same way that every single “successful” person has ever done, whether they knew it or not. And here’s how.
We would like to begin here by doing some damage to the concept that there’s a world out there you have to deal with. Think back to when you woke up this morning. The bed, and the floor, and the walls, and time and gravity, and the whole world, was there around you – instantly – without energy or focus or attention on your part. And here’s why. All of that physical world was there, because, and only because, you knew it would be. This world of yours is the Story you have chosen to believe about “reality”. It’s the Story you’ve practiced until it’s a certainty. In other words, at all levels of your consciousness, it’s a “known fact”.
And in this game called My Life On Earth, you probably don’t spend much time pondering the certainty or otherwise of known facts. You’re more interested in possibilities and unknowns, in the things that don’t yet exist that you want to create, in the “success” you have yet to achieve. Well, here’s the scoop on “known facts”. There’s no such thing. There IS no such animal as a “known fact”, for a very fundamental reason. You’re not a finite physical being in a physical world reality. You’re a time-less, space-less consciousness, an always-connected extension of the collective consciousness of All-That-Is, and it is your thoughts that create everything you experience.
By Law Of Attraction, there’s nothing you cannot be, do or have, nothing you cannot change. If you were really living in a world you shared with everyone else, then your desires would be, inherently and literally, in competition with everybody else’s desires, and the Law Of Attraction would make no sense at all. But it’s not One World. It’s Your World, and it exists in infinite versions. Can you see that what makes something “known” or “certain” is simply the way you choose to see it. How you “hold” things in your mind determines what those things are and how they work. How you “hold” people in your mind determines what they are and how they behave.
And once you’ve settled into the enormity of that, are you also beginning to see what a profound difference it makes to the concept of success? You instantly and “successfully” created this world when you woke up and you’ve been “successfully” creating it second by second ever since. It’s literally impossible for you to be UN-successful because the sum of what you choose to expect, consciously AND subconsciously, always shows up. To which you might say that what’s showing up is not what you’d call success. To which we would say .. but now you know the mechanism. So make new choices and bring your expectations into alignment with what success means to you.
So everybody’s Law Of Attraction success story, and every “successful” person’s how-to-be-successful formula (no matter how they choose to describe it) turns out to be – decide what success is for you, choose to expect it and get that expectation aligned within you at all levels. You’ll hear many examples of success stories – how I manifested a new house, or a new car, or a new partner, or vibrant health, and all of those are wonderful of course. But they often sound sort of like .. the world goes on and on, and in the middle of that there’s this particular thing that I attracted .. whereas that “world that’s going on and on” is always the bigger part of your manifestation. Knowing the whole story is where your power lies.
From Abraham this week – different words, same concept: Contrast helps you to identify desire. Desire is summoning. It’s always flowing through you. You have the opportunity of opening to the harmony of the vibration of your desire or not. As the desires are being summoned through you, and you go with the flow, you thrive, but if you use things to be your excuse for not going with the flow, you are arguing for your limitations. We want to show you how to go with the flow, which means nothing more than finding vibrational harmony with your own desire, and letting the Universal Energy that your desire is summoning to it, to flow to it through you. It is [the] optimum creative experience.
Since we’ve been on this success subject over the last few weeks, those organizing this community have been asking themselves what they’d like to experience in 2016, and Eva, this one’s partner who is herself a highly successful spiritual entrepreneur, agreed to bring some fresh ideas to the mix. She proposed a series of questions for each of them to consider, and we’re going to list a few examples of those here. Think about these for yourself, because these are the sort of questions that will help you define what “success” means to you, and if you haven’t done that, you won’t know what new belief-choices you need to make and get aligned with.
- What is the vision you have for what you want the LOA Club to look like 12 months from today, if things are going really well?
(Of course you will replace “the LOA Club” with “your life” or “your business” to make it something like .. what vision do you have for [your life or business] for the next 12 months if things are going really well? Then for these next questions, put yourself out a year)
- How much money is [your business] bringing in?
- How much are YOU making?
- How many active members are in [your business]?
- What exactly is your role?
- How many hours a week are you active in it?
- How many days a week are you working or playing?
- What is your life like? How is it different?
- What is it you’re doing that you weren’t doing a year ago?
- On a scale of 1-10, how important was achieving this outcome to you?
- What was your big WHY? For the sake of what?
- What was so compelling that when the going got tough, you were able to see through it in order to get to the other side to what you ultimately want?
Somebody coined the phrase ..
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.
We agree, but we’d change that slightly to ..
If you always think the way you’ve always thought, you’ll go on creating what you’ve always created.
So the question ”What do you want NOW?” is the question you always need to be asking yourself, and those examples above are just some of the ways you can spark some really good thoughts. And we’d like to pick up on that last question of Eva’s above as a lead into ..
.. the importance of feeling good .. the importance of inspired action versus struggle and “hard work”. Your feelings are you’re GPS. When you’re feeling good, you’re heading in the direction of what you want. When you’re feeling bad, without exception, you’re heading in the wrong direction. Note the “without exception” because there is no concept of .. if I can just force myself to push through this things, to work hard and get this thing done, then I’ll be OK”. If you have to struggle to achieve a goal, then the goal will be contaminated with the struggle, and you’re setting yourself up for more goals that require struggle, and so we don’t ever recommend struggle.
So we would rephrase that last question to be something like …
What was so compelling, that when the going got tough (we would say .. when you experienced contrast – into each life a little contrast will fall), you were able to see through it in order to get to the other side to what you ultimately want (we would say .. you were able to regroup your thoughts and once more get into inspired action). So what is that compelling idea for you? Write it down. Hang it on the wall if that helps. Just have it be there in the forefront of your thoughts when it feels like you have to work hard at getting something done on-schedule. Always start with the end result in mind.
So .. the New Year approaches. Will it be another year of creating by default? In other words, will it be another year when all those old belief choices you made way back when continue to rule the day – choices like .. money doesn’t grow on trees? Or will this year be the year when you decide to put your hands into the clay, make just a few significant changes and create something different? Can you see that either way, you are the one in charge here. You’re making up the Story so you might as well make up one that’s fun to be in.
As always with these short introductions, we are conscious that these are very big ideas and that you may have questions or you may even wish to disagree.
Now is your chance?
We welcome this opportunity to mix it up with you and give you our perspective on all of this.