A client of mine is on a fixed income and has maxed out her credit cards (nearing $10,000). She has started a new business, but currently has no customers or prospects.
She is affirming that she is already successful and debt-free. But there's some internal conflict showing up in the conversation and I can hear it in her voice. The cognitive dissodance lies in the fact that she is affirming someting that she really doesn't believe to be true. Has this ever happend to you? Have you ever affirmed something when you didn't have the faith to see it through?
Can simply stating something attract us to the outcome?
Do our core beliefs affect what we bring into our lives?
Yes, they do. We affirm things that we really don't beleive to be true all of the time and wonder why we don't get the outcome that we desire.
So what should she do? What is the best way for her? A friend told her about a check writing game that they used to play to increase abundance and she asked me about the check writing abundance game. Should she write checks to pay her bills as they arrive, even though the money may not be in her account at the moment? Wouldn't these concrete actions demonstrate her faith?
Faith is a wonderful thing - and very necessary. There are, however, approaches that may look like faith but these are actually not rooted in faith. They are rooted in risk.
I told her that she needs to take correct action.
Paying bills with fake checks isn't an act of faith. I know from hard experience that it's nearly impossible to get the right mindset for real faith or confidence when you're focusing on fear and lack.
You can't focus on getting something you really want, while you are focusing on lack of it at the same time. You will be energetically blocked.
I told my client that she needed to her feet rooted in creating some real money . I asked her to start to look at EVERYTHING she scould do to bring in some income. She needed to get inspired to ACT.
When we act from inspiration, from a place of well- being ; we are able to manifest our desires from a place of abundance and not lack. We should be inspired to act first, not act to get inspired, there is a distinct difference.
This is the key to inspired action.
Remember that all faith needs feet. If you're in an airplane on its way down in a power dive, you put on your parachute first. And THEN you PRAY.
The old biblical phrase "faith without works is dead" means just that - belief needs to be connected organically with action. Correct action. If it's not, then it's not true faith, it's only an attempt to manipulate an outcome and lie to yourself.
Too many people hope that they can do simple affirmations or pray or assert, and this will save them from having to make a decision and take action. But that's not the way it works. Action and prayer and affirmations must be bonded together as a single unit of support. Neither faith nor action can stand alone.
Positive thinking is good (and absolutely necessary), but correct and positive action is also an essential ingredient.
When we're willing to take action, with all the stops out, our faith will bring the lucky breaks, the synchronicities, and the chance meetings with just the right people at the right times to help move us forward. But it's the action that anchors all that potentiality into reality. ACTION.
Otherwise, it's all talk.
"Willing to take action with all the stops out" ... some folks call that enthusiasm, others call it commitment. But it sure boosts your outcome. What are you willing to do right now to get a different out come?
It's often hard to get people to see that taking a detour on the way to their goals is not a "wrong turn." It's just another way of getting where they're going. Whatever it takes.
Just remember that you don't have to give up on your dreams and goals when some little thing comes along (or not so little). The goal is what's important, not every little step it takes to get there (as long as we remember to TAKE the steps).
I'd guess that the old gremlin of impatience has killed more dreams than any other single influence. It's so common to think, "If I'm not getting there RIGHT NOW, then that's it; I'll never make it."
It might help to think of your vision of your future as a very penetrating stare. It penetrates anything that may seem to block your path. As long as you keep seeing what's in your future, you won't become stalled by the stuff that crops up in front of you today.
This may all sound trite, but it's true, every bit of it. And I learned it all the absolutely hardest way. I lived through it over and over and over and...I'm living through it as I write this post.
If a stubborn girl like me can learn from her mistakes and apply this to her life, anybody on earth can do it.