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9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #1 Intention Creates Reality

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In these next posts, we'll lead you through a few thought exercises, just to get your brain limber and to start thinking about your past situation, how you have arrived at your current situation, and how you are moving towards your future situation.

It’s important for all women to take stock of how far we have come. Especially when we are "in the middle of everything," we sometimes forget all of our achievements in terms of our relationships with others, our successes that we feel proud about, the obstacles which we’ve overcome, and the destiny which we know is ours and which is imminent.

Take a moment to list five things that you’re totally happy and excited and proud to have accomplished.

These are five achievements that demonstrate to you, like notches on a totem pole, how much you are able to achieve when you put your mind to it. A moment that is special might be the birth of a child, or the day you graduated, or a milestone of staying sober, or an event that you triumphed over, or a friendship that you cultivated and grew. These five achievements, and the many others which I hope you will take time to celebrate, were once ideas in your mind... but they have now become realities which sustain and enlighten your current self.

When you sit for a moment and realize how much you are capable of doing, you glimpse the ultimate creative power of the universe. It's like the biblical story of Genesis. In this story, God first created the heavens and the earth, and then created the light and the darkness, the earth and the seas, the stars, the sun, and the moon, and all the living creatures, including humans.

All of these incredible creations as physical realities came out of intention, and out of a vision of possibility. This same sense of possibility and creation is your gift: you have the power (indeed, you've been practicing this power) to create your own reality. In our own lives, in our own physical beings, we are creatures of intention creating our own reality. If you think about everything in your surroundings, including your desk, your chair, your clothing, even your skin and organs: all of it is created. In your body, for example, your cells are always turning over and changing and renewing themselves through the food you eat, so your intention to be healthy shows in your current state of health.

In your surroundings, someone thought about the chair, the desk, the sofa, the lamp: someone had an idea about the design and shape and materials of those objects, and now those ideas turned into the physical objects in front of you. Your intentions determine your reality, so my advice is to take seriously the realization that your first step towards your future is to understand your true intentions.

Your true intentions today create your reality tomorrow. Some questions to ask yourself:

  • What do you need?
  • What do you want?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What makes you sad?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • How are the steps you are taking propelling you towards that future?

When we take the time and develop a clear mission and a framework for how we intend to create our reality, who we will choose as co-creators of that reality, and which values we hold dear, our reality becomes closer to our intention. So, that said, where you currently are is a direct result of thoughts, actions, and most importantly, decisions that you took years, months, and days ago to get to today. Where you are going will be the direct result of thoughts, actions, and most importantly, decisions that you will make days, months, and years from now.

What is your next list of five achievements going to show? I invite you to commit to these goals and join us as a member -- read other member's goals here: Declarations

Step 1: Intention Creates Reality
Step 2: Match your Exterior World to your Interior World
Step 3: Positive Feedback Works
Step 4: Change your Perceptions to Change your Outcomes
Step 5: Heal Your Heart
Step 6: Express Gratitude
Step 7: Connect with Others
Step 8: Lifelong Learning Every Day
Step 9: Raise Your Consciousness

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