I started my day with coffee and the book Ask and It Is Given by Jerry and Esther Hicks. Chapter 4 is How Can I Get There From Here? and in answer to the question, ‘Why is it taking me so long to get what I want?’ they write:
It is not because you do not want it enough.
It is not because you are not intelligent enough.
It is not because you are not worthy enough.
It is not because fate is against you.
It is not because someone else has already won your prize.
The reason why you have not already gotten what you desire is because you are holding yourself in a vibrational holding pattern that does not match the vibration of your desire. This is the only reason – ever!
As perplexing (and sometimes frustrating) as that truth can be, I must concur. I have played around with this theory plenty and through lots of experimentation, I have noticed a few, very powerful ways to close the gap between my ‘right now’ reality and where I want to be. These are 4 favorite ways I create myself as a vibrational match for what I want:
First. I make a visual bulletin board with pictures and phrases that represent my dream. Right now I am working on a huge, huge project that seemed like a total impossibility when it was presented a few weeks back. It also came with a one-month deadline (deadlines = scaryyyyyyy!) But I took a deep breath, chilled out, and I made a vision board of my desired outcome. Know what happened? Seeing the “total picture” of my goal – visually – convinced my brain that it IS INDEED possible. Stuff started happening within the hour that I completed my board.
Second. I create an intention and write it down in my journal. When I set an intention, I play to win. As far as I’m concerned, this is LAW in the universe. And here’s a secret: any time I’ve written my intention to include the highest good for EVERYONE involved (not just myself) things have snapped together a lot more quickly and peacefully. More outside assistance has come along, more resource, more inspiration for how to get it done with velocity. You super-charge your vibe when you include others in the goodness.
Third. I brainstorm a to-do list and take one action right away. This can be a baby step. Even if it’s a phone call or a Google search for info, I get into action. This tells the Universe I mean serious business, but more importantly it tells ME I mean serious business. The Universe has a perfect track record for arranging itself around the intentions of humans…but we’re the ones that fall off the wagon and sabotage ourselves. One baby step at a time.
I like this quote from Og Mandino: “I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult…. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.”
Fourth. I tell 2-3 people what my dream/goal is. As soon as I start creating that world into the listening of people who believe in me (and it’s not just rattling around in my own head) LIFE is breathed into my dream. All kinds of things start happening vibrationally when I speak the words out loud into someone else’s listening. They are now holding a vibe for me (their antenna is beaming a signal to the universe too, on my behalf); I have accountability and support; and I have access to their creative ideas and brainstorming for how to make it happen.
Do NOT let your dream circle the airport any more!! You WILL get permission from air traffic control to land that sucker the moment you align your vibe with that which you desire. Try out my four vibe-matching ideas, and report back. I’ll be anxious to hear. xo
Vibing with you,
If you’d like to learn even more about this subject, I’m teaching a class next week on Wednesday, Feb 15th at 8:30 p.m. EST called Manifesting Magic + Miracles: How to Stage Your Own YOU-Turn. This will be an inspiring, but very practical discussion about how to use the law of attraction to infuse your current goals with magical momentum. I will also be sharing my own personal start-over story and the big, delicious goal I’m in the middle of manifesting this month.
I wanted to make it super-affordable for everyone so it’s only 24 bucks. You can sign up here.