What if you could have whatever you wanted in life? The wisdom of the ages suggests it’s possible. Sacred texts like Lao-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching and modern classics like The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy offer insights into such realms of possibility.
I am not here to describe how it all works. Nor am I here to plead my case or make you believe in it.
Instead, the following tactics are what I’ve learned in recent months. I’m using them to help me get what I want. You may want to try them as well.
*Note: The title of this article is inspired by Derek Sivers. He has a book with the same name. That said, his book is entirely unrelated to my writing this. I just liked the title and wanted to use it here. I do recommend you read his work though.
To visualize is to see your desire. It’s to feel, smell, taste, touch, and witness the experience as if it were happening. It’s not just using your imagination. Rather, it’s believing that what you are imagining will be made real.
It’s expecting it in your life at any moment.
Much like when you order something off Amazon. You see what you want, you select it, then you wait for it to arrive. You don’t question what route it will take to get to you. Simply, you know its arrival is forthcoming.
For more on visualization and the law of attraction, check out The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
Spend time each day being grateful. Consider your past and present. Think about the myriad ways you are fortunate. Then take it one step further. Be grateful for the future as if it already happened.
If you want to take a trip to Australia, be grateful for the wonderful trip you took there. If you want to publish a book, be grateful for all the hard work of your publisher and publicist. And if you want a healthy pregnancy, be grateful that your baby was born strong and healthy.
For more on post-gratitude, see the book Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
A friend recently recommended a book to me. I added it to my Libby queue. Days later, my grandma recommended the same book.
Yesterday, she texted me. My little cousin had been rifling through storage. She happened upon an old notebook that belonged to my grandma. She brought it to her. That notebook just so happened to contain all of the notes from that book.
Just then, the book became available for me to download.
Coincidences are signs you are moving in the right direction. They are also road marks showing you which way to go. When you see them, don’t get frightened. Follow them. See where they lead.
For more on coincidences, see The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.
Look at a plant. Imagine you are right in front of it. Take a deep breath in. Picture yourself inhaling its energy. Hold your breath for a few seconds. Then slowly let it out. Do this until you are in a state of love and joy and peace.
Then watch as you become filled with good ideas. Whether that be articles to write, decisions to make, or people to call.
For more on energy, once again see The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.
Giving and receiving are related. When I’ve been selfish, nothing comes into my life. When I hoard what I have, the world is a dark, closed place. However, when I’m giving and abundant, an endless supply of good news seems to come my way. Money comes to me from all over the place. New friendships spring up at random.
In any interaction, be giving.
Materially you can give: money, a gift, or a handwritten note. Non-physically you can give: love, attention, or a wish for their happiness. Whatever you give, know it is to both of your benefit.
For more on giving, see The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra M.D. By the way, this is the book my grandma recommended to me. Cool, right?
Like coincidences, Angel Numbers also serve as signposts in your life. Whenever you see numbers like 111, 222, 333, and so on, these are classic Angel Numbers. When the clock strikes 11:11 or 12:34, these are Angel Numbers. And when you see license plates with 555 or 888, these too are Angel Numbers. When you see them, embrace them just like coincidences.
Search out their meaning on Google (ex. 777 Angel Number). Examine the messages before you.
For more on Angel Numbers, some light research should suffice. To explore the possibilities of an afterlife, see Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss. And shoutout to Kelly Wagner for sharing the concept of Angel Numbers with me.
When you feel negative towards a person, situation, or even yourself, write down how you are feeling. For instance, I am mad at Sam because he knowingly stole my sandwich and ruined my lunch. Then ask yourself if it’s true. Do I 100% know he did it on purpose? Do I 100% know he wanted to ruin my lunch? The answer will often be no.
From there, you can turn it around to yourself.
I am mad at Sam. No, I am mad at myself. I ruined my lunch by getting so upset over the matter. Or maybe even, Sam is mad at me for ruining his lunch. After all, I stormed in there and made a big deal over nothing. And he seemed so surprised and hurt by my outburst.
Finally, with clarity of the situation, you can accept it as it is and take the next best steps. Namely, apologizing to Sam for overreacting and better labeling your lunch moving forward.
For more on acceptance, see Loving What Is by Byron Katie.
I’m not here to convince you. Nor am I here to explain the inner workings of how this all functions. Rather, my aim for this article is to share what I’ve been exploring this past year. To share what’s been working for me in the hopes that it may work for you as well.
That said, if you too desire everything in life, here are seven things you can try:
- Do visualization.
- Practice post-gratitude.
- Follow coincidences.
- Build your energy.
- Give and give and give.
- Embrace Angel Numbers.
- Practice acceptance.