I've been pondering this week on the will and what that means in our journey of creating. According to thefreedictionary.com/will, the definition is: 1. The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action: championed freedom of will against a doctrine of predetermination. 2. a. Diligent purposefulness; determination: an athlete with the will to win. To me this definition ticks all of the boxes as to what my belief about "the will" is.
In order to create what you want in your life you must know what it is that you want. This act alone is probably the most important thing because if you don't even know what you want then how can you put "will" behind it to create it. This is the act that you use to point your focus because without this laser point focus there really isn't a target to manifest. So, the act of choosing creates focus on what you want. At this point you have to lock on to that choice and hold it.
Now that you have your target and your focus is locked, this is the time to implement the will. The "will" is the internal energy force that propels your choice into the Universe for manifestation in the physical. This is the time when you use your determination and deliberate purposefulness to maintain that focus on what you want to achieve. You stand tall and no matter what comes at you, you maintain that focus on what you want. Just like a lion on the hunt you maintain that laser point focus on your goal.
The last step is going to be the act of being persistent and consistent. I know we use these words a lot but its because they are so important. In these circumstances it means to maintain your focus on what you have chosen. When doubts crop up or fears and worries, or chaos or whatever comes around, that is when persistence and consistence comes in handy. Your ability to maintain your focus on what you want unmarred by negative thoughts and energy goes a long, long way in realizing the outcome that you want. Pay attention to what you are saying to yourself most of all because you are the literal creator of what you are manifesting.
Select your goal, focus your intention, then be steadfast in your decision and allow your will to manifest it into your life. Once you make your decision, go for it and don't look back.
We talk a lot about creating what we want in our lives and we focus a lot on how we change in order to bring about the new book we are writing and all of this is important. The thing is that sometimes the fact that we affect the world around us doesn't get the attention that it really requires. The energy that you put out is attracted right back to you under the Universal Law, "like energy attracts like energy."
Knowing this information is actually a great way to gauge how your energy is flowing to the world around you. Are people being rude? Are things chaotic? Are people irritable, edgy and argumentative? Look no further than to your very own self to adjust and change what is going on. Once the awareness comes look within and see what it is that your energy is saying to the people around you and choose to change it. Adjust your thinking, allow the positive energy to flow and see how quickly the circumstance change. Be the peace that you seek and it will be reflected right back to you, always!
The only way to fail in this life is to give up. Spirituality is a life choice not a goal that you can reach and with each challenge that you face brings learning, growth and awareness of what you do and do not want in your life. When you face one of those situations where you have felt that you've been knocked back a few pegs, just the fact that you get back up on your own feet and keep on going means you've won. Strength and fortitude will go very far in your quest for that which you seek.
There is absolutely nothing that can stand in your way or stop you from doing something that you really want to do, nothing! Remember the last time someone tried to tell you no about something? Use that same energy to get back to the task at hand, get back to work, get back on the horse, whatever idiom that you want to use just don't give up. Take a breath, roll up your sleeves and get back to work. You win every time you make the choice to keep going!
There is so much magic in this world and it's there for everyone to use. We create with our thoughts, we have free will, we have the ability to choose and all of this is given freely from the Universe. We talk about energy all of the time and the importance of the energy that we put out and gratitude happens to be one of the most positive energies you can use. It elevates anything that you do, it elevates the way that you feel, it elevates and boosts anything that you are creating.
Using gratitude frequently has the ability to lift your spirits and push aside the negative. No matter what is going on you can always find something to be grateful for even if it's just the strength and knowledge you are gaining from the situation that you are currently dealing with. Reach above the negativity and grab onto the gratitude and this will help you to maintain the positive energy that is required to fertilize the seeds of your creations. It lifts your mood, it opens you up to seeing the big picture and it raises your vibrations to a higher level. Make gratitude a part of your daily boost.
When you were young how many times did you imagine yourself living in your castle with the Prince or Princess of your dreams, loved beyond belief, no worries, happiness and joy filled every moment. Did you dream of being a Cowboy or a Ballerina even a Rock Star? It wasn't until someone told you to "get real" that you stopped this visualizing. The fact is that you were doing exactly what you were supposed to be doing. You were actually practicing the skills that were necessary to create your life.
If you are having a hit or miss relationship with creating it may help you to begin to open up to those skills that you had when you were young. Remember what it was like to picture yourself doing, being, living what it is that you desire. There were no boundaries when you were a child, their were no locked doors, no bars, you could be anything even Superman if you wanted to be. That is where you need to be, that is the energy that boosts those desires into being. Get in there and pull open that old door and dust off your skills and begin the new chapter of your life.
Abundance can have many meanings to just as many people. You can have abundance in love, relationships, money, resources, security, opportunities, just about anything that you can imagine. What it means to you when you are creating is all that matters.
When you ask the Universe for something, no matter what it is, you must be specific about what type of abundance you are requiring. You can ask for abundance alone and that's fine but you can see what a mixed bag that the Universe has to choose from but if you want it right now it's best to be specific and give a head's up.
State your desire, be specific, plant the exact seed that you require and fertilize it with your pure intentions. Cultivate the exact life that you want the way that you want it. Know yourself and your heart and what your true self requires for you. Then know that it is already done, positively!
Have you figured out who you are yet? No, I mean truly, who you are, not who people have told you that you are, not who you were groomed to be, but your true glorious, lovely, outstanding, wonderful self. You know the one I mean, the one that you push away to conform to other people's expectation, the one that you swallow when there is something important to say but don't want to seem...what? You fill in the blank.
The point here is that you do really have a true self. Your true self is the one that has that dream for you that you table for "some day". Your true self is the one that tells you to turn left but instead you turn right and cry, "why is this happening to me". You have the capability of having everything that you could ever imagine but you get up every morning and put on your facade mask and get back in the groove of the the same ole, same ole, that other people and you with some help have designed for you.
The hardest part of the process is being honest about it to yourself because this is an internal process and only you are in control. Be honest with yourself about your true hopes, dreams, and desires. You are going to have to fight the urge to tell yourself that it's not possible or that you can't do it or that it's too hard. None of these things are real and you have complete control because what you believe is what becomes your life.
Once you have taken an honest look at what it going on then you can go through and rid yourself of any belief that doesn't belong in your life. That is control, that is what you have the ability to do, you can choose to change into what is truly yours. Do this with confidence and the understanding that the power is within you and it always has been.
Our lives are so magical! Think about it, we each have the ability to be the actual creators of every aspect of our lives, the people that we meet, our careers, our relationships, our finances, everything. The only thing that stands between you and what you want is, literally you!
Every morning that you wake up, it is with a blank canvas and you have the ability to paint the picture that you want to see. What is it that stops you? Is it fear? Is it doubt? Is it procrastination? What is it? You have the ability to start fresh right here and right now and only you know what is blocking you.
Sit down with yourself in a quiet place and ask yourself the questions that need to be answered. Don't run from an emotion that you might have, look at it, and then let it go because it has no place in your life anymore. Every time that it pops into your thoughts it negates any positive thing that you tried to do and the only way to get rid of it is to find it and then release it. Once you do then you can begin to create your life with pure thought and pure positive energy and see the outcome that you hope for.
Do you know how powerful you are? Are you aware of the fact that you have the power to over come any obstacle, any interference, any situation or issue with your will? That is the one thing that is guaranteed in this reality and that is the power of your free will and with that free will comes the absolute power to choose! You have the power to choose! Every decision that you make in your life affects your world. Every thought that follows that decision creates your world and every action that you take after that thought solidifies that decision into your world.
There will always be chaos in this reality and it will affect you from time to time. This reality is a balance between chaos and order and it's bound to happen but if you make the conscious choice to approach that chaos within your center of peace and with positive energy you will come out of it quickly and easily. It is your will and your desire and no one and nothing has the power to over ride that free will so choose wisely!
Believing in yourself is a large factor in how your thoughts affect your life. You may believe with all of your heart that you desire to manifest that new job, have cash in the bank, the raise, the career, the relationship. You have done the work, you have affirmed over and over again, you have completed the actions that are necessary to get them yet nothing is happening. This is the moment when most people get discouraged and stop trying but it's actually the moment when you get to look inside yourself and see what it is that you are hiding.
Upon closer inspection you will become aware of those fleeting moments when doubt crossed your mind. Don't dismiss that doubt, look at it, break it down, where did it come from? Does it gibe with what it is that you are trying to accomplish? Is it fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear that it just won't work out? What is it really because it's there you just have to find it because until you do it will be like an anchor around your neck and every time you try to move forward it will yank you back again. Then once you do find it you can release it and let it go. It has no place in your life now so let it go.
In order to create what you want you have to believe that you can create, believe that you have the power to create, trust that you are perfectly capable of having everything and anything that you could ever want. You have to believe in the process but you absolutely must believe in your abilities to do it. Once you do there will be nothing that will be able to stop you.
It's time to ask yourself the question that needs to be answered and that question is, "Who am I". Really, ask yourself this question and be honest with yourself. Who is it that you think you are? Are you living your truth every moment that you walk this earth or are you still walking the path that others have paved for you? That's all that it boils down to in the end is living your truth. Your career, your relationships, your friends, your family, all of it, if you are not living them as your true self then you are short changing your potential.
We talk so much about positive energy and using your thoughts to manifest what you want into your life but when you are not walking the path of your true self then you are not truly emanating positive energy at all. The energy of your true self is pure and untainted and packed full of the energy that is required to manifest what you want in your life.
Sit down and be honest with yourself and truly look at how you feel and interact with everyone and everything in your life. Release anything that is contrary to your truth and the life that you want and just be you, your true self. Then just like the butterfly you will emerge and transform into your absolute beautiful true self, pure positive energy.
When you are manifesting your life through your positive thoughts and intentions there is a flow to life, a rhythm that is unmistakable. Things come to you without effort and you always have what you need when you need it.
To make the decision to follow this path and stay on this path is to know true peace and living in the moment. The key is to be persistent and consistent at all times. Those who dabble don't truly get to experience any of this. It's a life choice and when you dabble you get inconsistent results.
So be mindful always once you have made the choice. Be mindful and aware of what you are thinking, saying and doing and if they conflict with what it is that you truly want then stop it. Even in jest you are still creating, so stay aware.
Believe it or not you have a purpose for being here. There is a reason that you are in this world even if you can't remember that reason. Most people spend their whole lives seeking near and far for someone to tell them who they are, why they are here and what they are supposed to be doing. The fact of the matter is that this information is right there inside you and you don't really need anyone to tell you anything, you just need to tap into your true self.
Most people have faces that they pull out at the drop of a hat for certain people and certain situations. None of these faces actually represent you but they are a facade that you have habitually learned to use in order to interact in this world. The more you use the mask the deeper it gets embedded into your subconscious mind creating a layer between you and your true self.
Think about it, you have work you, mom you, child you, spouse you, friend you, taking care of business you, pretty much any situation in your life you have created a mask to handle that. How many times have you said yes when you really did not want to? How many times have you accommodated someone else at the expense of something that you really should do? How many times have you gone against that little voice in your head and your heart that says, no, stop, don't do it?
In order to find your true self it is important to make a conscious effort to put away the masks that you have become accustomed to using to hide the real you. Release the habits and patterns that you have created to cover up who you really are. You know what you want to do in your life, so follow your bliss and stop making excuses. You know where you want to be, so stop talking yourself out of being there. You know who you are so stop trying to hide it with masks. All of the information that you need is right there for you but you have to peel away the layers of "not you" that you have covered it with in order to get down to the true you and begin creating from your truth.
From the dreams of meeting your princess or prince when you were little, to the dreams of being a nurse, a pilot, an astronaut, an artist, whatever, we have been creating.
The difference between now and then is that you knew as a child that your dreams were real, you knew that there were endless possibilities and that they were all available to you without worrying about how, when, why, and what. You just knew that anything was possible because that is the absolute truth.
It wasn't until someone told you that it wasn't true, to stop daydreaming, to live in the real world, whatever they said they literally encased the truth in a web of illusion. They made you question and doubt what you knew to be true. Someone did that to them and they did that to you and on and on generations of illusion that covered up the truth.
It is time to dream again and to know that your dream's do come true. The only thing that stands between you and what you desire are the blocks that you build between you and what you want with doubts and fears. Empower yourself with belief, sit down and find your bliss which is the dream that you've always tabled to "live in the real world", and begin the process of making it happen. Enjoy the journey!
You know, there is something completely calming and uplifting about nature. A walk through the forest can lift your energy, clear your head and refresh your state of mind. Look around at all of the different types of trees, greenery, animals, birds, bugs and all manner of life living together, cooperating with each other, cohabiting in the same space for the common goal of existence. They have all that they need right there for them to be healthy and prosperous without fear, worry and concern.
This is the true nature of life and the way that it was always supposed to be. You and your energy touches those around you and their energy and all of this energy touches the earth and so on and so forth, on and on and this is the catalyst for life as we know it. We do not exist in bubbles but are part of the whole, part of the universe and we all create with our energy, with our thoughts, with our intent.
Spend some time in nature, take off your shoes and touch the grass, feel the beautiful energy of peace that is natural for the forest and most of all become aware of the unity that you find there. This peace can be yours with just a change of perspective. Just a tweek in your psyche that let's you become aware that everything is important and everything is connected and each living beings existence is important to the whole. This knowledge brings balance, it brings enlightenment, it brings peace and most of all it changes the world in a positive way.