You fervently affirm to yourself and to everyone who'll listen that you really want to be abundant, healthy, in love, joyful, thinner, prosperous, successful and creative. You KNOW in your heart that this is how life is supposed to be. However, your life as you know it does not resemble this vision in any way, shape or form...at least, not consistently anyway. You are reading the books, doing the work, meditating and chanting every morning with an occasional prayer dropped in here and there. Your CD player is on the fritz from all of the inspirational CD's that repetitively resonate throughout your abode. You eat, drink and sleep The Secret, but somehow the secret is that you don't GET the Secret. Ugggghhhh!!!!! How can this be? What's happening here? Where's the disconnect?
You desire so passionately for your dreams to manifest, yet your vision feels like it's slipping away. You are wondering what you're doing wrong. You might be questioning what more on earth you can possibly do. If this is the case, then listen up. Take a breath and let this in:
YOU ARE OFFICIALLY LIVING YOUR CONTRAST
Your contrast is everything that you don't want, and you happen to be right in the thick of it. The temptation here is to resist this place, call it bad and beat yourself up for being entrenched in it. However, the trap is if you choose to do that, you are locking yourself even more into the contrast.
Here's the irony...your contrast is your GIFT. It is the instant yardstick of where you are and it's the compass directing you to where you want to be. Bless it! Your manifestations, or lack thereof, tell you how you are doing and where your thoughts lie. There is no judgment that's taking place here. The Universe thinks you are wonderful and gives you everything that you think about. Can you get that all of your external reality is a direct reflection of what you are thinking?
So if your current reality is not one that you desire, the only logical thing to do is CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS. When you change your thoughts, you will change your reality. Like energy/vibrations will be attracted to you and the magnificent life that you have always dreamed of will begin to unfold right before your twinkling eyes. That's the dependable Law of Attraction at work!
Now this changing your thoughts thing is not for cowards, the blasé, the weak, non-committed or for the entitled that don't want to do any work. This mental discipline requires a constant stream of awareness check-ins to monitor where you are in your oh-so-creative head. You MUST keep checking in. This diligent process also calls for something else that is KEY. Are you listening? It is IMPERATIVE that you summon within yourself a deep willingness to shed any need you might have to SUFFER. Suffering can look like gossiping, bonding with others in misery, always looking for ways to be offended, sickness, complaining, victim hood, financial issues, drama, spreading negativity, constant clutter, incessant worrying etc... Let's get real, you know where you live.
That's it in a nutshell. It's not as complicated as you might think. The opposite of everything that you desire is on some level or another, a state of suffering. So perhaps before carrying on with all of your fabulous CD's, mantras and overstocked bookshelves, you might want to take a peek inside and ask yourself this:
Are you committed to suffering and if so, are you ready to let that old friend go and truly live the life of your dreams?
Meditate on that.
Amy Kay Raymond (A.K.) is a life coach, writer and professional actress who resides in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in Conscious Core Coaching which gets to the root of it all by going with the client on a deep and delicious journey. This technique is also used in coaching individuals in the areas of career transitions, relationships, health and wellness, spiritual coaching and passion coaching. A.K. also coaches actors on both coasts to be successful in their craft and to create the lives of their dreams.