Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see
the whole staircase, just take the first step.
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
One of the biggest challenges facing many of my clients is that they talk themselves out of their hopes and dreams before they even begin. They do this because they can't figure out how to get to where they want to go. I'd like to propose a radical alternative. Don't try to figure out how to reach your goal; let the Universe help you.
Here's my theory: when you hold a strong desire or goal, you send out a vibrational energy that the Universe wants to match. In other words, it wants to help you meet your goal. Your job is to be clear about what you want, to keep your focus off what you don't want, and to take small steps each day based on what you feel excited about. That excitement is your intuition communicating with you. Visualize, affirm, feel, and imagine your successful outcome.
The Universe Knows How To Make Your Dream Happen
The Universe knows how to make your dream happen. Think of it as a kind of Divine intelligence that has the necessary skills to bring together the exact set of circumstances you need to make your goals a reality. All the logic and intelligence you can muster may not be able to pave the way to this ultimate goal of yours as easily as the Universe can. Let Divine intelligence do its job and orchestrate all the synchronicities, coincidences, and circumstances that need to occur for you to create a life you love.
In my book Divine Intuition, I told the story of how my psychic-reading business began. Here's the abbreviated version:
I was the operations manager of a small software company. I hated being there and dreamed of developing my own business. I had taken classes on developing psychic abilities and had found I had a great deal of natural talent in this area. My main concern was "How do I develop a psychic-reading business?!"
I quipped that if God posted a "Psychic Reader Wanted" ad in the Boston Sunday Globe employment section, I'd apply. Barring that, I wasn't sure where to begin. I decided to practice my newfound consciousness tools of affirming, visualizing, and asking the Universe for help.
About a month into this manifesting process, a friend who had been sick for a long time died. As I walked into the room for his funeral service I felt a strong intuitive inclination to sit next to a woman I hadn't met before. I briefly questioned my reasons for sitting there, as there were quite a few people in the room whom I both knew and preferred to sit next to for emotional support.
At the end of the service the woman and I started talking, and she asked me what I did for a living. Have you ever had one of those times when your brain doesn't engage with your mouth? Despite the fact that in my current job I was an operations manager, I answered, "I'm a psychic."
I was immediately stricken with alarm. Why had I answered this way? What would she think? Yes, I had done readings for a few friends, and friends of friends, but never had I defined my career that way! I felt flustered by my answer. To my surprise, she was quite open and receptive. She then told me that she was a writer for the Boston Globe and would love to have a reading so she could write about it in her column.
To make a long story short: she wrote the article, and over the next several months some four hundred people called me to schedule an appointment. Here is the moral of the story from my perspective:
The Universe had managed to create a full-time psychic-reading business virtually overnight. There was no way that I could have created that if I had taken a step-by-step logical approach.
Over the past twenty-five years I have seen this process occur over and over again in my life and the lives of my clients. I believe there is a Divine intelligence that works with each and every one of you to help you create a life you love. In the Intuition Exercise that follows, you'll learn the steps to take to help the Universe help you!
Intuition Exercise: What Do You Really Want?
I'm going to ask you to try some things on pure faith. Try to put aside your natural inclination to make logical sense of this process. Here are the concepts:
There is a Divine Intelligence that wants you to succeed. It wants you to be happy about your life and living. It wants you to do the thing or things you're passionate about. That's part of your mission here on earth. It doesn't matter what that mission is, whether it's being a good mother or father, a great dancer, a whiz at accounting, an awe-inspiring athlete, or a profound philosopher. This intelligence wants you to succeed and will do whatever it can to assist you.
Take time each day to visualize and affirm your goal. In this way you add power to the vibrational energy that will attract your goal. Your feelings and emotions are an important part of this process. What does it feel like to have what you want? Use the power of your emotions as you visualize.
You will need to work diligently at keeping your focus off what you don't want and maintain focus on your goal. Learn to redirect your thoughts. When you notice yourself dwelling on pessimistic or negative thoughts, shift your focus to what you want.
Each day take at least one step toward what you're excited about. This might mean signing up for a class, going to an informational interview, joining a club or association, writing an article, making a call, or sending an e-mail. Your excitement is a message from your intuition about the next step to take. Whatever it is -- do it!
Your goal should be to enjoy this process. Learn to be grateful for all that you've created. As you move toward your desired outcome, you'll find new objectives emerging. That's fine and as it should be. Remember to have fun!
Your Intuition Journal
Following your intuition does not have to be a time-consuming process. Before you get out of bed each morning, take one to two minutes to answer the following questions:
What do you want to do today that feels enjoyable and will move you toward your goal?
What new ideas about your goal have popped into your mind since yesterday?
What action steps are you willing to take today?
What thoughts or ideas have come to you after practicing your affirmations and visualizations?
Many people find that they awaken with fresh thoughts and ideas. (For others it may be after a large mug of coffee!) If morning is a period of clarity for you, take advantage of that by paying attention to any intuitive information that comes to you during that time. If you're a night person, try a meditation before going to bed at night and ask for some Divine insight.
Reprinted with permission of the publisher,
Andrews McMeel Publishing. ©2003.
Compass of The Soul: 52 Ways Intuition Can Guide You To The Life Of Your Dreams
by Lynn A. Robinson.
This book will point you in the direction of a new life -- the life of your dreams. In Compass of the Soul, Lynn Robinson leads you on a journey of discovery to a life that's full of joy and purpose. She shows you how to tap into your own intuition to reveal the endless possibilities of the life you were meant to live. Each of the 52 chapters contains a motivational quote, an intuition exercise, and a thought-provoking question that you can answer in an intuition journal. The chapters are easy to read and full of practical, down-to-earth advice about how to tune in to what Lynn describes as your "inner success coach."
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About the Author
Lynn Robinson, M.Ed., is one of the nation's leading experts on intuition. She's a popular and widely recognized author and motivational speaker. She is the author of four books, including Divine Intuition: Your Guide to Creating a Life You Love. She is also the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Psychic. Visit her website at http://LynnRobinson.com