I had the opportunity to attend a great workshop this past week. It was called "Living in Abundance". One of the things that we talked about was that what you focus your mind on is what manifests in your life. When I first heard this concept, I thought it was just a bit too "new age" for me. I always thought that what happens in your life is determined by chance or by other people. I never imagined that it has a lot to do with what and how I think.
My coach shared a great excerpt from a book by Neale Donald Walsch called "Conversations with God - Book 1" that explains this concept very well. This is what he wrote:
"You get your life to "take off" by first becoming very clear in your thinking about it. Think about what you want to be, do and have. Think about it often until you are very clear about this. Then, when you are very clear, think about nothing else. Imagine no other possibilities.
Throw all negative thoughts out of your mental constructions. Lose all pessimism. Release all doubts. Reject all fears. Discipline your mind to hold fast to the original creative thought.
When your thoughts are clear and steadfast, begin to speak them as truths. Say them out loud. Use the great command that calls forth creative power: "I AM". Make "I AM" statements to others. "I AM" is the strongest creative statement in the universe. Whatever you think, whatever you say, after the words "I AM" sets in motioin those experiences, calls them forth, brings them to you.
There is no other way the universe knows how to work. There is no other route it knows to take. The universe responds to "I AM" as would a genie in a bottle." (page 92)
One example of this that I can think of in my own life is a simple one. I bought my first brand new car when I was 29. It was a bright red Toyota Tercel. I loved that car. It was my pride and joy. Up until the time I bought it, I honestly don't remember seeing any other red Tercels on the road. But, once I started to drive mine, I saw them EVERYWHERE! My mind was focused on my brand new car and, what manifested in my life, but red Tercels. At the time I thought it was a bit freaky, but it wasn't. It was just the Universe manifesting what I was focusing my mind on.
The New Year is a time when people start to set goals for the coming year. How clear are you about what you want to be, do, or have this year? If you are clear and feel this clarity deeply, than focus on it and watch what happens as the year unfolds. If you aren't clear, or need help in setting your intentions or goals, working with a coach can help to bring into focus your intentions, goals and dreams for your future...and manifest them in your life. May 2011 be your "Year of Abundance".