“You can have what you want, do what you dream and brave what you fear,
if you first see it done in your mind.”
~”The Universe” (Mike Dooley)
Did you know that thoughts become things? Since thoughts are made of energy, what you give energy to grows, and eventually becomes your reality… whether you realize it or not. When you look backwards, you can probably see that where you are right now in life crossed your mind at some point in the past.
What does that teach us? It shows us that the Universe actually works backwards. You heard me. Backwards. Finish to start. You have the thought and then you are “led” to the end result. You are already seeing your future—then through a series of “coincidences, synchronicities and nudges,” you end up right where you “thought” you would be.
You might be asking yourself, “Wait, I dreamt of being a millionaire by the time I was 25, but I’m broke as a joke! How did that happen?!?” I’ll tell you what happened:
A. You weren’t ready (the Universe’s time schedule is the only working clock in this house);
B. you didn’t solely focus on the end result;
C. You got caught up in the “how;” or,
D. You didn’t spend sufficient time “feeling” (i.e., in advance) the feelings you’d have when your wish is manifested.
In Mike Dooley’s book, Infinite Change (which by the way was completely awesome, Mike shows us how to get what we really want without getting limited by the way we think we’re going to grab onto our dreams.
Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams
By Mike Dooley
“There are only 3 things that can make your dreams come true: your thoughts, your words, and your actions.”
See, the Universe isn’t interested in “your way or your timeline.” It knows what to do. The universe is only interested in what you actually want. Period. So, what’s your responsibility in manifesting what you want?
These 5 simple steps:
1. Visualize the end result (clearly identify what you really want).
2. Spend some time each day feeling the feelings you’d naturally experience when reaching your final destination.
3. Take action (whatever your vision and intuition guide you to do).
4. Constantly be moving towards your dream (the desired end result).
5. Act as though you are already your future self (enjoying that end result).
Following these steps with consistency and commitment will help you manifest whatever you really want. I promise.
So, here’s my take on “summarizing what’s important” for all you “manifesters-in-the-making”:
Write down in detail what you want [consider using a journal for this — I love Moleskine Journals, Ernest Hemingway’s journal of choice]. Visualize what you want your life to look like for 5 minutes everyday. Experience the emotions you will feel when you reach your goals (dance around in your underwear to Katy Perry, but for the love of God, don’t let anyone see you!) Then hop into ACTION. This is the MOST important step. Without it, you got nothing. You MUST take massive action to reach your goal.
As crazy as it sounds, you need to walk around pretending that you are already your future self. For example, if you want to find a partner, clean out a closet in your house for him. Start sleeping on one side of the bed. Keep his favorite beer in the fridge. Act as though you are already in a relationship. Get it? No one has to know your “weirdo machine” tactics— just know that they work and morph into a person who’s in love.
Nothing can stop you when you’re in cahoots with the Universe. All you have to do is follow these 5 simple suggestions, and then just “follow the signs” – the Universe will show you the way… you just have to listen.
Let’s me know what happens when you start manifesting!
And I’m ALWAYS interested in any of your personal favorite manifesting magic tricks…
Tell me all about whatchoo’ got!