"In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen."
- William S. Burroughs
Today's challenge is another one of my favorites! This comes from from the practice from The Secret book series.
When you direct gratitude's power toward any negative condition, a new condition is created, eliminating the old condition.
The goal is to get yourself to a place where you feel gratefulfor money more than you feel lack of money, when that happens, a new condition is created, eliminating lack of money and replacing it with more money.
Whenever we have a bad feeling towards money, we push it away from us and reduce the amount we have in our lives. Remember, we're talkinga bout the law of atttraction and gratitude. WIth gratitude, you're giving thanks for something good tht you want in order to receive more of it. If you are giving off feelings of worry with money; you will only receive more situations to worry about money. If you are feaful about the state of your money, you will receive more circumstances that cause you fear about your money.
It is almost like a game you must play ini your mind. No matter what your current money situation is, you must ignore any bad feeling you have and replace them with gratitude. Do it until it become true, and continue to practice gratitude every time you receive an increase in money.
If you remember back to day 10, we already practiced being grateful for the money we received and continue to receive. We must continue this practice and feel grateful when we receive any monetray amount in order to keep the flow. Money comes to us in so many different ways. It can come from an increase in salary, a lottery win, a tax refund, an unexpected check from someone. It can also come from a lunch or coffee, when someone picks up the bill. Just two nights ago, I went to a hockey game and the parking attendant said that the person in front of us paid for our entry and parking. That's an example little unexpected moment where you should be grateful for the money you received. Even though it's in a different form than just cash given to you. Be extremely grateful for those moments, big or small. It's highly likely you've experienced moments like these listed above. Whether you realized it or not, you were in a state of gratitude and when we are in that state, so many unexpected things are attracted to us. People call it luck, but it's not. It's a universal law of like attracting like.
The actual challenge today is something fun. You are going to write yourself a "magic" check. There's a template you can print out and use, or some people use an actual check. You are going to make the check out to yourself in a specific amount for something you want. The reason we are making it out for an amount of something specific is because money is just a way for you to get the thing you really want. You need to actually visualize what you want when you hold this check. So that's why it needs to be a specific amount for something you've been dreaming of.
Once you've filled out your check, hold it in your hands and imagine how you received this check. Did it come in the mail? Did someone give it to you? Imagine how you felt when you received this money. What did you do, did you call someone to tell them the news? Hold it in your hand and imagine purchasing whatever it is you are going to spend this money on. Be excited and grateful. Imagine every little detail.
I love the story of Jim Carrey and how he used visualization by writing himself a check when he was broke and looking for acting gigs. He wrote himself a check for $10 million for acting services rendered and dated it 3 years out from when he wrote it. Take a listen to him talking about it during his interview with Oprah.
This just proves how visualization, gratitude and the power of attracting what you want happens. Because you are sending out positive feelings and continuing to work towards what you want it will come to you. If he wasn't putting it out there in the universe, he probably would have never realized this dream.
Keep your check somewhere you will see it often -- on your refrigerator, by your bedside, in your car. Whenever you see it, think about how you received it and be grateful for the money.
Your checklist for today:
1. Make your gratitude list of 10 things you are grateful for and why. Read each item on your list and after you read each one say thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Fill out your magic check and hold it in your hands and imagine how you received this check and what you are going to use it for. Be extremely grateful for receiving the money.
3. Before you go to sleep tonight, pick up your gratitude object and think about all the good things that happened during your day today. Think of the best thing that happened and say thank you!