“Live the life you love.” That is what we are told from our parents, our high school graduation speaker, to our college commencement speaker, to our inlaws :)
But how do we do that? That’s the key question.
Here are four proven and tested steps to help you live the life you love.
Create a Vision
The first step to creating the life you love, is to create a vision of what that looks like.
One of the most important, but often missed steps in manifestation, is to write out in vivid detail, the picture of what you want AND the purpose for which you want it. The action of writing actually stimulates both the left and right hemispheres of the brain so as to more emphatically impress your whole brain with your vision.
Visualize with Sensory Vividness
The next step to manifestation is to visualize yourself already living the life you imagine and to do so so vividly, that you FEEL yourself in it. I call this five-sensorizing. When you imagine your vision, What do you see? What do you hear? What does that life taste like? What does it smell like? What do you feel? Feel yourself in it now. Visualize your arrival.
Assume the Vibration
Mary Morrissey says it this way...
"You can't get to your dream, you must come from it."
There is a moment in the manifestation process where we must move from a belief that it is going to happen, to absolute certainty that the thing we desire will come to fruition.
To illustrate the difference between belief and certainty, consider the following true story…
Inarguably the most famous tightrope walker of all time, Charles Blondin, crossed Niagra Falls many many times, always with a different antic – crossing blindfolded, crossing on stilts, even stopping midway to fry and eat an omelet. One day before he set out across the falls, he asked the people watching him if they believed he could cross the falls with out falling. They all cheered and said YES, we believe! He then asked who then would be willing to ride on his back while he crossed the falls. No one in the crowd raised their hand. His manager, however, stepped forward and rode safely across the falls on the back of Blondin. This is the difference between belief and absolute certainty.
When you have absolute certainty, all doubt and fear disappear because we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can create what we want to create, have what we want to have, and be what we want to be. When we have absolute certainty, we live in grateful expectation – as grateful as we expect to be when the thing we desire actually shows up.
This shift happened for Behrend when she realized that if the Universe gave her the idea to study with Troward, then all the power of the Universe must be behind the fulfillment of that idea.
The same is true for each of us. We can’t have an idea but that the Source of that idea wouldn’t provide for its fulfillment. Say YES to your vision and then step into absolute certainty, knowing that the Universe will provide everything necessary for it’s fruition.
Act with velocity of action to live the life you love
It is ideas that open the doors to your imagined future. Ideas are the first currency of the Universe. They are gold in your pocket. When you get one, act on it. And don’t act casually. Act quickly, calmly, and confidently, leaving no stone unturned.
Wallace Wattles, author of The Science of Getting Rich, said that it is on this point that many a great thinker has met shipwreck. As they have failed to connect thought with the need for personal action. It is action that puts us in position to catch the ball that’s been put in flight through our thought, vision and grateful expectation. We cannot expect the Universe to do for us what it can only do through us.
After focusing her thought on her oneness with the co-creative power of the Universe, counting out her 20 imaginary $1000 bills every morning and night, and stepping into absolute certainty, Behrend got an idea. It was an idea that seemed to come “out of the blue”. But she soon realized that it was a $20K idea. She never said what the idea was, but once she realized that this could possibly produce the money she needed, she took immediate action, proceeding calmly and confidently, and leaving “no stone unturned”. She said that, “By so doing, one circumstance seemed naturally to lead to another, until step by step, my desired $20K was secured.” The whole process she, from the point she realized she needed $20K to actually manifesting it, took about six weeks.
Don’t stop short of action.
What is the life you would love to live?
Start by knowing that the life you want wants you. This is a co-creative process with the Universe. Visualize yourself already living that life – write out your vision and five-sensorize it – let yourself feel it in every cell of your being. Continue to work with your thoughts and your vision until you are able to move into a place of absolute certainty that that which you desire will become a reality – this is a place where there is no fear or doubt. And finally, when you get an idea… and you will, act on it! Act quickly, calmly, and confidently, leaving no stone unturned.
When you put in place these four steps, you are bound to follow in the footsteps of Genivieve Behrend and become a master manifestor.
To learn more about living a life you love, check out my blog post on vulnerability.