Focus On Your Goals? The Key to Receiving More Money and Other Desires.
When it comes to the Law of Attraction, there are differing opinions as to whether or not we should state our goals in a specific or more general manner.
In the past, I’ve used Napoleon Hill’s example of how to state a goal from his classic book, ‘Think and Grow Rich.’ In it, he encourages being very specific with your goal setting. If you want a bigger bank account balance he advises to state the exact amount you want and by what date: For example:
“By the first day of January, 2015, I will have in my possession $50,000, which will come to me in various amounts from time to time during the interim.
“In return for this money I will give the most efficient service of which I am capable, rendering the fullest possible quantity, and the best possible quality of service in the capacity of public speaking.
“I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan, when it is received.”
The Miracle When You Focus on Your Goals… the Correct Goals
After recently studying the book ACIM (“A Course In Miracles”), I realize that it’s fine to be specific in my goal setting, but I also realize the ultimate goal I am seeking is the more general FEELING the goal will bring.
For years I’ve wanted a blue Porsche 911, but in reality, I don’t want the car – I want the FEELING of having it. I want to drive it in the countryside, feel the wind blowing in our hair, with Mike beside me. That’s what I really want, the feeling or experience of having it.
When I say I want $250,000 in my bank account, I don’t really want a huge increase in my bank statement – I want to experience abundance. I want to be able to feel free and easy about buying the things I want for my loved ones and myself.
When I want to manifest anything into my reality, I want it because I think it will make me feel good…until I set another goal, which I will be doing for the rest of my life. Abraham-Hicks says this continual asking and manifesting (leading edge of thought) is how we expand our collective consciousness.
Very often, what we think we want doesn’t truly make us happy. I manifested a fashion design internship in NYC thinking it would make me happy. It didn’t. In fact, the most important lessons I learned from it was that I didn’t like it and didn’t need to do it any longer! It’s not about the goal itself, but the feeling we are trying to achieve.
Fundamentals of Law of Attraction When You Focus On Your Goals
One of the foundations of the Law of Attraction is “feel it first and manifest second” which means get into the feeling space of how it would feel to have the thing you want first. If you want a car because it will bring you joy: feel joy first. If you want money because you want abundance; feel abundant first. The main reason for this is that achieving the goals and getting the things will not make you feel more joy or abundance if you don’t know how to feel it first. The car will lose its charm and the money will only make you spend more until you feel lack again. Getting the right mind-set first, assures you that you will also have the right mind-set after you get the things you desire, and that will attract more and more to you.
More money alone can never bring us safety. It may give me the freedom I desire to travel and spend money on my loved ones and myself for a time, but only a continual knowing that there is a flow of abundance will sustain abundance and the only way to achieve this is by going to the source of peace and abundance, the holy spirit/universe.
Going after peace and happiness and feelings of abundance first will attract all of the desires of my heart.
Matthew 6:33-But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
This can be conditioned thinking that requires a break in the pattern/limiting belief. Perform this declaration whenever you feel your peace or feeling of abundance threatened in any way. Say the following prayer out loud to reset your thinking:
“I do not know what anything, including this, means. And so I do not know how to respond to it. And I will not use my own past learning as the light to guide me now.
I must have forgotten I am one with God.
“Dear God teach me that I am walking abundance.
I am entitled to all that you have given.
“Lack or deprivation is an illusion and I am only looking at the illusion of my past thoughts.
“I am feeling that there is a gap and I am determined to see this differently, that you are my source, that it is your will that I have abundance.
“There is no gap. Let my mind be healed of the misperception that there is any lack of abundance.
“I turn this over to you.
“I am willing to not be afraid.
“I am willing to trust you.”
Put the problem down and sleep as peacefully as you can. If you’re still in fear turn it over again.
This is a way to go very general with your intentions. So like most people if you want abundance, loving relationships, great experiences and health-ask for that! Imagine it! Leave it in the hands of the universe / holy spirit to sort out the details.
Just make sure you stay receptive to the guidance that follows. The answers will very often be unexpected and will appear nonsensical in the short term, but stick with it and soon all will become clear. Then follow your inner guidance and take action.
I hope that this will help you when you focus on your goals and manifest your dreams.
Blessings to you.
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