This is what this post is all about. Your dream is your goal for the future, but what are your intentions in having that goal? Letâ€™s say, for instance, that your dream is to make lots of money (a typical goal for just about everyone I know). What is the intention of that dream, the real reason you’re dreaming it? What do you think you will feel like when that dream becomes your â€œreality”?
Most people would say, Oh, when I make my billions, Iâ€™ll be happy, Iâ€™ll be financially safe, Iâ€™ll prove to the world that Iâ€™m worth something; Iâ€™ll get respect. I’ll make the people I care about really happy, and Iâ€™ll be able to contribute to all the causes I really believe in.
Let’s say you answered similarly. Most of us have the same intentions of wanting to be happy, to be successful, and to be secure. Hereâ€™s what you need to ask yourself next: What are the ways that you are happy, now? What are the ways in which you feel financially responsible right now? What are the ways that you feel you are worth something and are respected, now? What are you doing for the people and causes you care about, now?
Chances are that, far more than you typically acknowledge, you are, in fact, living a life that is very similar to what you dream of. Our dreams are usually only the material outcome of what we really intend and want. We often describe our dreams in terms of dollar amounts or specific material acquisitions, but in actuality we expect that if the dream comes true weâ€™re going to feel the ways we want to feel.
The fact is, what you really want is all stuff that you probably already have, to some degree. Like most of us, you probably have many reasons to be happy, feel respected, relatively secure, and able to give. You may not feel that to the extent that your dream offers, but hereâ€™s the key:
We attract what we already have. Like attracts like. The Law of Attraction. Itâ€™s as simple that. Sometimes we experience that law as one of lifeâ€™s injustices, like how you canâ€™t get credit unless youâ€™ve already got it. But perhaps it isnâ€™t really an injustice, but a simple scientific truth: like attracts like.
Or, as Jane Austen says, â€œAll things nourish that which is already strong.â€
So, do you want more of your dream to be manifested? Then identify what is the intention of your dream. What do you hope to feel or have when your dream comes true?
Next, ask yourself, in what ways do you already have what you hope to have?
If you take time to acknowledge your intentions, and then acknowledge what you have right now, the law of attraction can do its work. Acknowledge what you have already, and watch how what you hope to have increasingly comes to you. Watch your dreams come true.
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