What if I gave you a magic wand and as you waved it in the air, poof! - the exact life you want appeared? Most likely you would call that an illusion, like magic of the world often is. It looks amazing, is really cool to watch and imagine as a truth, yet you know it’s simply an illusionary technique that wants to fool you into thinking it is real.

I’m fresh out of magic wands, but I do have some real magic to share with you. And the magic isn’t an illusion either, it is real! You’ve undoubtedly heard of the law of attraction, a fundamental universal principle. Since the movie “The Secret” was released, society has opened up to this principle. Perhaps you’ve also heard that what you focus on expands and shows up in your life. This is absolutely a truth!

Scientists tell us that we are composed of 99.9999% energy. That means we are only a very small fraction of one percent as physical form. Energy once formed never dies and is continually in motion throughout the universe. So the thoughts we create in our mind continually move as energy throughout the world around us, creating the situations that we experience. Those thoughts will either be positive or negative, and since likes attract likes, whatever that thought originates as, it will continue to expand in that vibration form – either a positive or a negative.

So if you are focusing on all the unpleasant things in your life – relationship issues, anger, not enough money, health issues, job unrest, and so forth, you’ll find that those situations keep appearing and never seem to stop showing up. But on the other hand, if your thoughts focus on how blessed you are, on the wonderful people that are around you in your life, the fact that you live abundantly and have enough (even if you really desire something more), and that things are working for your highest good, then that positive energy continually unfolds new pleasant and happy experiences.

Now it doesn’t mean that either of these scenarios are void of problems. Everyone experiences problematic situations in their life, but often it is the way the situation is perceived that makes the difference. Here’s an example. You and someone you love had a confrontation. You both see things differently and both of you are mad, so you see no way to resolve this because you feel justified in your belief – the other person is wrong! Yet remaining angry will never fix anything. So let go of the need to be right, and realize that both of you can have your own truth in a situation. As individuals we are unique and will always have our own perception, and that’s okay. No one told you it was okay? It really is! Hold to your truth (perception) and allow the other person to hold onto theirs. You’re probably not going to change their viewpoint and you sure are not changing yours, right? You do not have to agree with them to love them, and when you validate their truth for them, peace unfolds. Isn’t peace what you would really like to achieve?

Here’s another example. You hate your job. It’s just a job and pays your bills but you dread getting up in the morning and going to work. Yet you know you have to in order to survive at the moment, so you live in a constant state of stress, unrest, resentment and possibly anger. That’s a total negative state and can only result in more negativity in your life. Instead, begin each day with gratitude that you have a job to go to. Gratitude is an expression of love – a positive – and will reap for you positive results. I guarantee that if you begin your day with thoughts of thanksgiving for your job, your entire day will look different. But at the same time, know what you’d like a job to look like and put that thought out there.

So where’s the real magic I said I would share with you? Here it is. Envision what you want your life to look like. Everything is possible if you have enough belief in it. Actually, everything that has shown up in your life to date is because you thought it somewhere along your life journey. Your beliefs created it! So be thankful for your present job but ask for the type job you really want. See it; feel it; fill your vision with lots of details of living in that job; patiently hold onto your vision and wait for it to unfold. Maybe you’ve done this already but nothing has happened, or maybe you simply believe I’m full of bunk because life just happens and you believe you have little if any control over what happens.

Remember the energy I talked about in the beginning? You are creating energy with every thought you have, and if you doubt you can ever have that dream job, mostly likely you won’t. The reason is because you are creating negative thoughts, and negative thoughts can only beget negative experiences. The only way you can receive the job you desire (or whatever it is you desire), is to believe in it in your heart and continually see it in your mind. I have achieved many positive experiences in my life by focusing on what I want, so I can vouch for this as truth.

As a wholeness life coach I hear so many individuals tell me they have placed an intention (desire) but it has not come to them, and maybe it’s been years in not coming. I can assure you that somewhere along their path they have placed doubt and disbelief in the way as a stumbling block so that the desire cannot reach them – self-sabotage. It’s a common practice because humans by nature want it now, and if it doesn’t appear within their expected time-frame, they place doubt in their thoughts and often give up. Understandably, we all do this from time to time, but as long as there is doubt, the intention cannot manifest.

Here’s the real magic. The secret to bringing to you the exact life you want is in the knowing. You see, most people place an intention and then long for that outcome. They envision it with a feeling of wanting it so badly and they aren’t content where they presently are in life. That is simply living in a state of not enough, don’t have it yet - basically lack. And that is negative. The only way for you to bring it into reality is to know without a shadow of doubt that it will come when the timing is right. Ask and it is given is a truth, but the second part is to totally believe it will come and be grateful for it before it shows any evidence of coming. That’s the hard part and where most people fail, thus the reason their desire doesn’t show up.

Place this truth in your heart now. Focus on the knowing, not the longing, of your intention. Then go about life with joy in your heart because you know it is coming when you’re ready for it. But be aware, for when you ask for your desire, you may first see many things that appear the opposite of what you asked for. Stop! Don’t slide into doubt my friend! The old negative stuff must exit before the new things can enter, so that is a sure sign that the universe is working to bring you your desire. Live your life, enjoy every day (even when things don’t feel or appear good), be grateful for everything in your life, and watch the magic work through your life as your desires unfold. Know it! Don’t long for it or you stop the manifestation dead in its tracks. It’s the knowing that gets the gold!

So let me ask the question again…What if you could wave a magic wand and create exactly what you want your life to be? Grab onto the knowing and wave it all around you, then poof – the exact life you want can appear!

Author's Bio: 

Carolyn Porter, D. Div., is a Spiritual Wholeness & Health Coach, Speaker, Trainer for Speaking, Coaching and Angel Practitioner, Author of 5 books and 2 audios, Co-author of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life Vol I, and owner of Where Miracles Happen Healing Center in Woodstock, GA. Carolyn has dedicated her life to helping individuals step into their own power and accept their brilliance so they can create the life they truly want and deserve. For more information or to view her books, visit www.drcarolynporter.com
or www.wheremiracleshappen.com.