I know it’s only mid-January but it’s time to throw out your resolutions.
Yep, I really did just say that.
I love goals just as much as the next person, and I love working hard toward those goals. However, I find resolutions to be overwhelming, unrealistic and easily forgotten. Do a quick google search and you’ll pull up laundry list after laundry list of resolution ideas. With so many options out there and so many things for us to always be working on as human beings, even those with the best intentions are set up to fail.
Instead of going down the resolution rabbit hole, my advice is to take your intentions and channel them in a different way by replacing them with one simple phrase. But before I get to that, let’s do a quick lesson in spirituality to set the stage…
A few years ago, I discovered what are referred to as the Universal Spiritual Laws, one of which, is the law of manifestation. You’ve probably heard it described as “thoughts become reality.” We often forget how powerful the mind is. Whatever IT believes is what WILL happen.
Here’s a great example: I have a friend who’s constantly complaining about what’s “wrong” in his life—he always gets in the “wrong” line at the store, there’s always something “wrong” with his job and he never has enough money. Well, guess what? Like attracts like so if he thinks he’s going to get the short end of the stick then he will get the short end of the stick. If you want abundance in your life, you have to come from a place of abundance and not from a place of lack.
The idea of “like attracts like” is also part of another Universal Spiritual Law—the law of attraction. And this, my friends, is where our simple phrase comes in. In addition to your positive thinking, you have to act as IF something has already happened. In other words, instead of saying “I want,” you need to start saying “I am.”
Let’s apply this idea by thinking about some common resolutions and how we can turn them into beliefs:
- Old resolution: I want to find the love of my life. New belief: I am in a relationship with the love of my life.
- Old resolution: I want to be financially secure. New belief: I am financially secure.
- Old resolution: I want to be at my ideal weight. New belief: I am at my ideal weight.
You get the idea, right?
While it’s easy to shift your resolutions into beliefs, it doesn’t mean that you can just sit back and not participate in the process of making them happen. Don’t panic as you don’t have to know HOW they will happen, you just have to be willing to TAKE ACTION on the opportunities that present themselves.
Remember in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy clicks her heels three times and repeats “there’s no place like home?” Visualize yourself in every aspect of the situation you want, repeat your belief over and over again, and start walking when your yellow brick road appears!
With love, lipstick and lavender,