Monday, December 5, 2016
Movement Monday: Speak the Life You Want
Welcome to Movement Monday! This started as an email I sent weekly to my customers and clients designed to motivate continued action to achieve a desired goal throughout the week. My mission is to provide the "want to" when it comes to reaching YOUR goal because the "how to" is different for every body and every goal. When you are constantly seeking the truth, you will find exactly what you need. Each email contains a subject, practical suggestions or encouragement surrounding the subject and powerful quotes that support the weekly theme. After a big shift in my life, I am motivated to share my email with everyone! My email subscribers will still receive an abridged version with a link to the full details here
"What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental picture, and words, you attract into your life." -- Catherine Ponder
Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? It's considered one of the more powerful forces in the universe, yet most people do not understand how to use it to create the life they desire. Perhaps you've used it without realizing.
The Law of Attraction says, What you think about, talk about, believe strongly about, and feel intensely about, you will bring about. You are a culmination of your thoughts, which form your beliefs which lead to your actions.
The Law of Attraction is not new, although the naming of it may be. Christian's are commanded to "pray without ceasing," in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Praying causes you to speak what you want. It shifts what you dream and believe into the tangible. There are many biblical scriptures that relate to this truth. "And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." - Matt. 21:22
Understanding this simple truth will work wonders in your life. So how do you use this simple law to get what you want in life?
First, you must ask for what you want and not for what you don't want. This is more difficult than you think because our brains are trained to avoid the negative. It's easy to say "I don't want to be ____," or "I don't like ____," but speaking about what we don't want leaves a lot of ambiguity as to what it is we want. Plus, it gives energy to what it is we don't want and believe it or not, we are more likely to receive exactly what it is we did not want.
An affirmative thought is 100 times more powerful than a negative one. I remember having a conversation about speaking in the affirmative with my son while he was recovering from knee surgery during his Freshman year in high school. He was afraid to lose his opportunities to participate with the varsity football team in his Sophomore year; an opportunity he had worked diligently for the last year until he was injured. I encouraged him to speak about what he wanted and to remind himself of it every single day.
We need to be clear and speak on what it is we want. When we understand exactly what we want, we are more likely to seek the information to bring it into existence. This leads us to the next step.
Believe that you'll get what you want, then take action. This is why the first step is so crucial. It is easier to believe and take action on something that is distinct. For example, a lot of people will say they want to lose weight, not realizing how vague this statement is. They may succeed in losing some weight, but do it is such an unhealthy way they've left their body in a worse state than they started. The weight they've lost may have been mostly muscle mass leaving them weaker and unhealthier than they started. Their lost muscle mass leaves them with a slowed metabolism leaving it more likely for the 'lost' weight to be found again.
“You don’t get in life what you want, you get what you believe.” -- Oprah Winfrey
Once you believe in your concrete desires, you must take action. Taking the actions that will create your desired result affirms your belief that what you want is within reach. It adds to your expectation.
Lastly, receive what you want by becoming a match for it. Focus on creating positive emotions towards your desires. Be grateful for what it is you do have, even the lessons you've learned or you are learning in the process of reaching your goal. Speak on your gratitude for your desired results as if you've already achieved it. This is exactly what daily affirmations are; a visualization and statement of your goals as if you've already reached them that you repeat daily.