One way to turn your dreams into goals and then into reality is by developing your personal set of success principles.
Abundant living requires you to do things differently than those whom are stuck in whatever routine that keeps them from succeeding. Having clear principles that are geared to success, and that give you actions you can follow along, measurable actions, will turn your dreams of abundant living into reality.
1. Attend your vibration first.
Your state of mind is the most important asset and most important tool to create abundance. Get into a mindset that combines gratitude, with optimism and determination. A willingness to be thankful for what you have – and the lessons you learned. A knowing that, there are opportunities for those who are willing to look for them, and that failure are only lessons in disguise, and last, making a true commitment to doing whatever it takes to get to where you want to be.
2. Action plan
Compile a list of small daily actions that you can take toward your goal. The key word in this step is small. A small action does not take much time, but if stacked and combined with other small actions, the momentum you are beginning to create will carry you toward your goals.
Make yourself a promise, a vow if you will and thoroughly commit to the road you have planned on taken. Only a intense commitment to not stop, to adjust steps if needed, but to not stop, no matter what the world throws at you will carry you through to success. You can not and will not succeed without a strong commitment to your goals. Write this commitment on a piece of paper. Read it daily, at least once a day.
These three steps are only the beginning, but they will set you on the right direction toward the path of abundance. Start today. Start now. Your point of power is in this moment.
Today, ask yourself and the Universe this question:
“How can I be off service today?”
I always smirked at this sentence, because I did not understand it. Being of service does not mean, giving yourself and all of what you have to benefit others, in an act of self-sacrifice. Being of service is actually bringing and creating value. If you solve a problem, issue, question or can give insight from a different point of view someone might have never seen before, you are being of service. The higher the quality your “being of service” is, the more value you bring to the world and in return you will receive value – may it be through connection, or in best case scenarios, monetary compensation. If you can find a way to make “Being Of Service” your job, combined with your inner most passion, nothing – and I mean nothing – is impossible.
As a practitioner of Law of Attraction, we are told that we attract all of our situations, and will continue to attract the same situations if we approach life the same way we have before. Negative will attract negative, and positive will attract positive.
During times when our lives seems out of control, and we wobble from that knowing, we need to remind herself, that we HAVE to stay on track, otherwise our situations will not improve.
But how to do that, when everything feels like it is falling apart?
- Rest in the knowing it is only temporary. No situation lasts forever, and even if at this moment and time, you do not feel like there is an end in sight, remind yourself of times when other situations that where not in your favor eventually ended. There is relief in knowing that trouble is always temporary.
- Distract yourself. Deal only with the situation when you really have to, do not wallow in it, or rehash it in conversation with others. Take the actions you need to take, and then do something you love – may it be listen to music, read a few pages of your favorite book, create some form of art, or watch a short comedy. Allow yourself to be completely emerged by that moment of distraction, and acknowledge how good it felt, before you go back to dealing with the issues at hand.
- Know that growth requires learning from diverse situations. How to deal with stressful situations is an important lesson to learn, and once you master staying mostly positive even when obstacles come your way, these obstacles will appear less and less in your life. Be grateful for the lesson you learned, and look at the little bits of good that came out of the situation, may it be that you became more resourceful, or that you did not waiver from your path, despite everything.
- Be grateful. The most important and effective technique for Law of Attraction is gratitude. Finding gratitude in every situation is always possible, because there is always something to be grateful for. A hug, a breeze, the sound of birds, a warm day, your food, the potential and your ability for learning, are just some examples. If you are really looking for something to be grateful for, you will find it in EVERY situation.
It is entirely possible to stay at least mostly positive during the most stressful times. Your outlook will not only make it easier for you to overcome the present situation, but it will also put you in the better frame of mind to attract a more positive life from here on out. The less these situations rock you, the less they will appear, and you are on your way to a more balanced and comfortable life.
I am beginning to understand.
I am beginning to understand, that what I once saw as a burden, I can see as an opportunity.
I am beginning to understand, that my responds to the world is a hell of a lot more important to the outcome of anything, than any situation.
I am beginning to understand, that contrast can be a good thing, if I choose to allow it to be.
I am beginning to understand, that kindness is always possible.
I am beginning to understand, that most importantly, I have to be kind to myself.
I am beginning to understand, that everyone else is scared to.
I am beginning to understand, that I can ease someone else’s fears quite easily with kindness.
I am beginning to understand, that I am more powerful, than I thought possible.
I am beginning to understand, that I can really have it all.
I am beginning to understand, how wonderful this complex world really is.
I am beginning to understand.
I am in a rampage of gratitude kind of mood. The one where I am sitting in the appreciation of my now and of the more now to come, the moment where everything feels right, and I just have to express my gratitude for it.
I appreciate the lessons I have been taught by Abraham and the many teachers I have encountered.
I appreciate the companionship that many venues can bring forth – not limited to those whom I can see in front of me, but the whole world through the eyes of our technology.
I appreciate living in this time and place.
I appreciate the awakening to the love of my animals.
I appreciate my resistance to some aspects of my life, and the desires born from that.
I appreciate the music that does not only come from artists but also from nature.
I appreciate the nourishment I choose.
I appreciate of the wonders that are already waiting for me.
I appreciate that I can turn toward them.
I appreciate knowing that I am more in control then I thought five years ago.
I appreciate knowing.
What do you appreciate today?
Do I believe in Karma?
First of all if you ask 10 people what Karma exactly is, you most likely get 10 different answers. Karma to a Wiccan might mean a concept of The Three-Fold Law, which states that energy you give out will return to you in three – meaning if you put a “negative” spell upon someone you will receive three times the negativity.
Karma to a Hindu might mean something completely different. They could be revering to the following types of Karma:
Three types of karma:
- Prarabdha karma – karma experienced during the present lifetime
- Sancita karma – the store of karma that has not yet reached fruition
- Agamin or sanciyama karma – karma sown in the present life that will come to fruition in a future life
Buddhism and Jainism also include the concept of Karma within their religious path, but again the meaning is fluid. They could be revering to this concept:
Karma Niyama – order of act and result, e.g., desirable and undesirable acts produce corresponding good and bad results.
Which brings me back to the original question – do I believe in Karma?
I believe in the order of act and result, which to me is the definition of Law of Return. The Law of Return states that whatever energy and focus I put out, I will receive back. At the same time I do not believe in a judgmental Universe, that makes the decision if a act is positive or negative. It is our own perception of the Universe from a human perspective that makes an act positive or negative. Judgment is an entirely human emotion and a human choice.
Therefore I do not believe in positive or negative Karma, but rather a giving and receiving of focus which creates expansion, a non-judgmental expansion. Law of Return is essentially the same as Law of Attraction as it brings what you focus on – the Law of Return rather specifically deals with the action aspect of return, rather then the emotional aspect of it, as LOA does.
But again, I am not a practicing Wiccan, I personally practice an eclectic mix of Paganism, and I am practicing Witch.