Unleash Your Power Part3

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Magical Tip #6: Listen To The Universe…And Act!

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers…” - Author Unknown

Sorcerers are in close harmony with the universe, particularly nature. In fact, they plan their spell-casting according to nature. For example, some magic is best done at the full moon or during particular seasons or at the alignment of certain planets. Potions require natural ingredients. People practicing magic usually have a close relationship with nature and are sensitive to the universe, as the universe is their main source of power. Some would even invoke the elements of nature in their incantation to make their spell even more powerful.

Like the sorcerers, you can also draw strength from the universe. Recognize that you are surrounded by its vast, immeasurable power. All you need to do is align yourself with the universe. To do this, you have to be more attentive to its messages. What kind of messages, you ask? These are often the things we take for granted, like coincidences or a flash of insight. Coincidences are a perfect example of a message from the universe. They usually have a message, if we would probe further. Coincidences are one way the universe gives us what we want. For example, you may be visualizing driving your dream car. A few days later, you run into an acquaintance you have not seen for years. You start talking and later you will not be able to exactly recall how it happened but you find out that he knows someone who is selling your dream car at a discounted price. You go that person and sure enough, it looks exactly like your dream car. It is your dream car.

What do you think would have happened if you just said hi to your acquaintance and went on your way? You would have missed that perfect “coincidence.” So, stay alert for these things.

In truth, there are no coincidences. Everything happens for a reason. If you declare your intention of wanting something, the universe will bring people, circumstances and events your way to make it happen so long as you are specific, accepting and faithful that it will materialize.

Watch out for the following in particular:

1. Something that suddenly pops into your mind. Are there instances where a person, a place or anything else suddenly – and persistently – crosses your mind? Talk to that person. Go to that place. It might just be the key to your dreams.

2. Something that suddenly jumps out to you. You are walking in a bookstore or library and suddenly a book catches your attention. You do not know why – it just jumped out from the background from all the other hundreds of books there.

Read it. There is most likely a message there for you.

3. Sudden urges. You are on your way home and you have a sudden, unexplainable urge to take a different route. Take that route. You will probably find some surprises along the way.

Of course, these sudden urges should not be confused with impulses, especially buying impulses, like the urge of wanting to buy that dress or that gadget. You know why you want these things. Sudden urges from the universe do not usually have a logical reason behind them.

4. Frequent or sudden contact with certain people. Have you ever been in a seminar or any gathering where you find yourself making unintentional eye contact with a person there three times or more?

Or have you experienced seeing one person three times in one day in very different places?

Or, like the example given above, have you met a friend or someone you know whom you have not seen in a long time?

Talk to these people. Again, they may just bring you closer to your dream.

An exception, though, would be if you are attracted to the person and think of them regularly or constantly. Naturally, the universe will find ways for you to see that person. So your meeting is a result of your thinking and visualization, and not a bridge for what you want to materialize.

5. Dreams. Have you ever had a very vivid, recurring dream? Though interpreting dreams can be tricky and may require the analysis of an expert, you can make an attempt at analyzing your dream by asking yourself the following questions:

“How do I feel about this?”

“How would this compare in general to my life right now?

“Is this parallel to any event happening to me right now or one that will happen?”

Your sleeping dreams may not only show you the way to your waking dreams but may also be able to show you if you still have any blocks in your subconscious, such as doubt, fear or low self-esteem.

Generally, you are trying to develop your intuition here. Over time, it will be easier for you to watch out for any messages from the universe.

Be careful, though, that you do not mistake intuition for an impulse. While intuition usually springs from calm, impulse springs from a burst of desire, fear or desperation. To distinguish intuition from impulse, intuition consultant and trainer Nancy Rosanoff advises following what she states as the Universal Law of Three. She said that if a thought comes back to her three times, she does it. Intuitive thoughts and feelings are “insistent and persistent.”

So you do not have to act immediately, especially in situations where something is at stake for you. In some cases, though, you have to act immediately, as with the example given earlier – when you suddenly meet an acquaintance. You have nothing to lose in that situation so go ahead and act. It is big decisions like making an investment or choosing a partner that requires the application of the Universal Law of Three.

Continue to be alert for messages from the universe. Eventually, it will become second nature to you.

Magical Tip #7: Seek Support

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” - Mark Twain

Combined power is stronger power multiplied – sometimes tenfold. You can see this in the victory of sorcerers or other magical beings battling a common enemy.

Also, when a sorcerer seeks the guidance of a more powerful sorcerer, the sorcerer who asked increases his knowledge and power.

Likewise, the support of other people can dramatically increase your mind power and speed up the realization of your goals. Surround yourself with people who are supportive of you and who generally have a positive outlook in life. Stay away from or minimize contact with people who criticize, ridicule your dreams or do not believe in them. Avoid spending too much time with people who have a negative disposition – their blaming, whining and complaining can bring down the level of your mind power and optimism. However, when you feel you already have enough strong, positive energy to encourage and energize these people, then lift them up!

Make a mental note of the people you spend time with everyday. After that, take note of those you regularly spend time with in a week. Are these people supportive of you and do they have a positive attitude? Or are they generally negative, pulling your energy level down and making you feel bad after talking to them?

If they are positive and supportive, congratulations! The way to your goals has just been made easier. If they are not, if you want to keep a positive disposition, then you may have to consider spending less time with them. If the people are loved ones, possibly living under the same roof as you, then refrain from sharing your dreams and goals with them. If they start complaining, try to cheer them up or make them laugh (and try to make them see the humor in the situation, if you can!) to bring their energy levels up before they can bring down yours.

Keep spending time regularly with positive people. Expect that you will meet positive, successful people and visualize talking to them. Soon, you will have more and more positive people around you.

As long as you have these kinds of people around you, you can seek support from them in various ways. Here are some ways you can ask for support:

1. Ask a friend or someone close to you. Before making a big decision or doing something you are nervous about, like presenting a report to big clients, you can ask for encouragement, advice, or just good luck from a friend or someone close to you. Share your dreams and goals with people you know who will support you and not laugh at them. Just sharing while they listen will already fill you with energy, as listening is perhaps the simplest way to give support.

Whenever you are down, talk to a person who you know will listen and lift you up. Do not talk to someone who may sympathize with you but will complain about your situation for you. Your conversation may only let you dwell on the unpleasant situation, or worse, let you wallow in self-pity.

To get support on a regular basis, you can ask someone to be your “dream partner.” Share your dreams with each other and update each other on a regular basis on the progress of making your dreams come true. Also encourage each other on a regular basis, and most especially when the other is doubting and losing sight of their dreams.

2. Join or form a “dream group.” Much like the concept of the dream partner, a dream group helps its members achieve their goals. Aside from the usual update on the progress of the goal every meeting, you can also do group affirmations. For example, a member can stand up in front of the other members and say, “I am now happily earning a [amount] salary.” The group can reply “Yes, you are now earning a [amount] salary!”

You can agree to read a motivational book or article and discuss it at the next meeting to further inspire and motivate one another in achieving your goals. You can also invite a successful, happy person to one of your meetings and let them share their story.

With a dream group, the possibilities are endless. You can think up activities that not only support one another but also contribute to your personal growth.

3. Ask for a mentor. If you know people who are happy and successful, especially someone with great mind power, then by all means, talk to them! Ask for tips. Ask them to share their secret to success. They will be more than happy to tell you.

If you would like your conversations to be on a regular basis, you can also ask that person to mentor you. Mentors are especially helpful as they can give you valuable insights for decision-making or during times of trouble. Advice from your mentor can save you time and effort and also save you from heartache.

Aside from seeking support from people, you can also support yourself by reading self-help and motivational books regularly and attending success seminars, especially if they have a focus on mind power. All the knowledge and positive energy you get from these will help you reach your goal.

To get further inspiration, you can create your own “success notebook.” Write down your favorite quotes on success and positive thinking. Compile and paste articles related to success, especially articles about people who made it. You can also include poems and other literary works or anything related to success that strikes your fancy. Update your success notebook from time to time and look at it regularly, especially when you are feeling down.

If for example you still encounter negative people who bring your energy level down, recite affirmations that will help raise your energy again (e.g. All things good are coming to me right here, right now). Or, you can contact your dream partner or someone close to you for encouragement or to send you positive energy.

Keep in mind that you are not alone and that there are many people willing to help you and support you. Learn to seek support from the right people and observe just how much faster your goals are realized!

Magical Tip #8: Stay Positive

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

As magic requires a considerable amount of energy, it should spring from a high-energy source. As mentioned previously, sorcerers need to be in a proper state of mind and have sufficient energy or power to perform effective spells.

Likewise, you should be in a high-energy state for your mind power to work best. However, this is not for a one-time spell or a one-time effort only. As said before, the more you think about what you want, the more likely and the faster you are going to get it. Ideally, you have to visualize every day. And you have to be in the proper state of mind to do it.

So, how do you get to be in the proper state of mind every day? By thinking, feeling and acting positive!

Positive energy = power. So the more positive you are, the more powerful your thoughts are!

So how do you keep the positive fire burning, day in, day out? Here are some tips:

1. Find something to be grateful for everyday. Every morning, when you wake up, be thankful for another day. Thank the universe for another opportunity to enjoy life, for a chance to achieve the things you want.

Remember the earlier exercise of making a list of the things you are grateful for? You can review your list every morning upon waking and every night before going to bed. Or, every day you can point to an item there at random and express your thanks for it.

During the day, you can also look for something to be grateful for, however small or big it is. It could be a call from a friend, a compliment from an officemate, a hug from a loved one and so on.

2. Refresh yourself in your sanctuary. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax. Picture your ideal place, a beautiful place where you feel safe, calm and relaxed. See the sights, hear the sounds, feel the feelings of actually being there.

It can be by the beach, with sparkling blue waves and pristine white powdery sand, with a fresh breeze blowing through your hair and the waves crashing against your feet. Or it can be in a meadow full of flowers bursting abloom in different colors, with brilliant butterflies and dragonflies flying from flower to flower.

Whatever that place is, it should be a place of rest for you. Stay in that place for a while until you feel light and energized. Visit that place regularly, especially when you feel stressed.

3. Affirm daily. The affirmation may not be specifically related to your goal, but a declaration of the good things in life in general like “Life is beautiful” or “Everyday is wonderful and full of surprises.” You can also boost your mind power and state of mind by affirming: “I can get everything I want if I ask” or “I am building the life I want.”

4. Look for the positive in every situation. Good or bad, know that there is always something good – and maybe even a golden opportunity – in every situation. Again, remember that there are no coincidences. Remember that everything happens for a good reason. So when your plans are cancelled or have to be changed at the last minute, don’t fret. There might be something else meant for you to do that day. Pay attention to the signs the universe will give you.

Should you have a hard time finding anything good in a bad situation, let go of the negative feelings you have as soon as you can. Remember that negative creates more negative, so do not dwell on it. Instead, focus all your energy on the positive.

5. Read motivational articles or books daily. Make this a habit, even if only for a few minutes everyday. The advice in these articles and books will not only give you ideas on how to reach your goal, it will also put you in a positive state of mind. And reading them every day will give you that positive feeling every day too.

However, if positive media can have a powerful impact, negative media can also do the same. This is particularly damaging if it lingers in your mind even after you have been exposed to it. And even if it does not, it can reach your subconscious. So if you keep watching a soap opera depicting poverty, for example, how do you think it will affect your mind power? Or your belief in the abundance of the universe?

So choose the shows you watch, the books and magazines you read, the websites you visit and any other media, more carefully. In case you still absorb a negative message – for example, you read about an accident in the newspaper – make sure it is not the first thing you see in the morning or the last thing you see at night. What begins and what ends your day should always be positive.

Music is also very powerful, arguably more so than words. Though you may like sentimental music, be sure that you also include happy, lively tunes for your ears regularly.

6. Lift others up. If you give energy, you get more energy. (Giving is discussed in detail in the next magical tip). Pay someone a compliment, listen to a friend in need, comfort a loved one, or simply smile.

Do you know that you can bless another person? Yes, not only when you say “Bless you” to a person when they sneeze. When you wish another person well, especially if you are saying it to that person directly, you are sending them positive energy.

Making others feel good can automatically make you feel good.

These tips may be hard to apply at first, but once you get used to doing them for some time, you will be surprised at how they will eventually become second nature to you. Aim to be positive daily for 21 days, and it will be easier for you afterwards. Doing something 21 times makes it a habit.

And once being positive is second nature to you, so will the manifestation of your dreams.

Magical Tip #9: Give

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” - Flora Edwards

Some sorcerers and people practicing magic give offerings to nature. This is their way of thanking the universe, or a way of requesting support.

Remember that the universe is power, energy. When you give, you send out energy and the empty space in you where the energy had been will be replaced by the same – or even greater – energy. This space keeps you open for receiving from the universe. The nature of energy – and consequently, power from energy – is to flow. So letting energy flow from you will leave space for energy to flow into you. But if you refuse to give and hoard all the good things that come your way, the energy will get stuck in you and there will be no room for you to receive more!

So, whenever something good comes to your life, give back to the universe, particularly to other people – to loved ones, to other people you know, to strangers…. It does not have to be material things but it can be appreciation or support or simply your time.

Giving also keeps you in a positive frame of mind and can give you a sudden burst of energy – who does not feel good after giving willingly? This positive state will enable more good things to come to you. Again, remember that positive thoughts and feelings are good, so through your mind power, you will experience more good.

Here are some ways you can give:

1. Give appreciation. Find a way to thank and show your appreciation to the people you encounter everyday – your family, friends, co-workers and even strangers. Acknowledge the good they give or do for you. Sometimes just a simple but sincere “thank you” is enough, especially to the security guard opening doors for you or the salesperson standing on their feet all day. Make it a point to thank and show appreciation to every person who does something for you. You might just be the only person to thank them during that whole day. Not only will you give them a lift, you will get one as well.

Even when there is no occasion, you can show your appreciation to your family and friends by writing them a note or giving them a small gift. For your family, especially, you can show more affection through your words – or simply give more hugs than usual! Be creative! Find more ways to show them how much you appreciate them.

2. Give your time. Time is arguably the most valuable commodity and some say time is money. To some, giving time is even more difficult than giving money. So to give someone your time freely, without expecting anything in return, is a generous gift.

Spend more time with your family and friends. If you are a parent, take more time to listen to your child. Take more time to listen to your friends. Avoid looking unapproachable and being in a hurry all the time. Give ample time to the people you love.

Give time even to strangers. If your work is involved in sales or client servicing, take time answering questions from customers and clients until they are satisfied. Take time building relationships with them and showing them your appreciation.

Volunteer for a cause or join an organization that you feel would let you contribute to your community, to your country, or to the world at large. Make it a point to be active by committing regular hours to that cause or organization.

3. Give money. Or more appropriately – tithe your income. Each time you earn from your job or business, automatically set aside a portion for tithing – to your church, spiritual organization, and/or charity.

Should you be experiencing financial difficulties, keep tithing. Your trust in your mind power and the power of the universe will provide for your needs. There are inspiring stories of people who tithe even while under financial hardships and miraculously find themselves receiving money or help from unexpected sources that allow them to pull through.

4. Give to yourself. Yes, giving to yourself is still an outward flow of energy and will thus enable energy to flow back into you. While you are generously giving to others, don’t deprive yourself. Treat yourself from time to time. Buy an item you like, get a massage, or eat in your favorite restaurant. If you are used to buying items on sale or looking for bargains, buy something at a premium price for a change. Doing this shows that you are open to receiving good and better things. It is also a manifestation of your belief that the universe will give you more even while you spend a little more.

Give more to yourself and to others and see how more good things come to you.

Hold On To Your Thoughts, But Not Too Tightly

“Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed.” – Jason Kravitz

There is a story of a boy who took care of pigeons. The first time he took care of a pigeon, he cared about it so much and was afraid that it would escape so he always kept it in a cage. When it was not in its cage, the boy was holding it and stroking its feathers. Though the pigeon was properly fed and looked after by the boy, it died. Aggrieved, the boy gave much freedom to his second pigeon, barely touching it and always allowing it to fly. The pigeon escaped. Aggrieved again and wondering what he did wrong with his first two pigeons, it took some time before he tried again. The boy kept this pigeon in a cage at first, feeding it regularly and stroking it from time to time. After some time, the boy allowed the pigeon to fly. And day after day, as the pigeon flew, it always came back to the boy. The boy was very happy that he finally found the right way of caring for pigeons.

The same principle applies to your thoughts. Hold them close to you, but not so tightly that they are “suffocated” and are never realized. Give them enough freedom to “fly” out to the universe. Holding on to your thoughts and dreams too tightly might be a sign of doubt or fear on your part. As mentioned in one of the magical tips, you have to believe – really believe – that your thoughts will materialize. Having this attitude will help you take a relaxed attitude towards your dreams – after all, you know they will come true!

Another reason why you should not be too fixated on your thoughts is that there might be something better the universe can give you. As mentioned in one of the magical tips, the universe has its own power. And it can actually give you something even better than what you originally asked for. So, when phrasing affirmations, always give room for something better (e.g. I am now happily earning a [amount] salary or even higher.). Be open to receiving more than what you asked for.

Consciousness teacher and writer Shakti Gawain, in her book “Creative Visualization,” aptly describes the feeling of letting go and yet taking control at the same time:

Let us imagine that life is a river. Most people are clinging to the bank, afraid to let go and risk being carried along by the current of the river. At a certain point, each person must be willing to simply let go, and trust the river to carry him or her along safely. At this point he learns to “go with the flow” and it feels wonderful.

Once he has gotten used to being in the flow of the river, he can begin to look ahead and guide his own course onward, deciding where the course looks best, steering his way around boulders and snags, and choosing which of the many channels and branches of the river he prefers to follow, all the while still “going with the flow.”

So hold on to your goals but not too tightly. Keep your desired outcome very clear in your mind but be open to a different one. The universe may just give you a very pleasant surprise.

Go For It!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” - Dr. Seuss

So now that you know what you should do, what are you waiting for? Go use that mind power you are now aware of and make your dreams come true! Apply the magical tips you learned!

If you are not that confident yet or if you would like to put the magical tips here to the test first, you can start small. For example, you may visualize seeing and talking with a particular person. Or eating a particular food. Or hailing a cab, especially in areas with many people waiting for one. Put the magic to the test – and marvel at the results.

For as long as you are clear and specific with an image in your mind and with all the faith in your heart, you will get what you asked for.

And in case you do not get it the first time you asked, do not be discouraged. Try and try again! Mind power can be compared with a special skill like playing an instrument or taking up a course in college. You learn it. And you need to practice it as often as you can to really get it.

In case what you want does not materialize, you can ask yourself, based on the earlier magical tips, what exactly is stopping you from achieving your goal. Review your thoughts and feelings at the time you set your goal and visualized it. Did you have any doubts, even the slightest, that it will happen? Did you fear that you were not going to get it? Or even – are you afraid of possible negative consequences once you achieve your goal? Concentrate and try to get to the root.

Be sensitive to your feelings. If you feel anything negative after setting a goal, ask yourself why. If you identify the reason, you can face it head-on. If it is just doubt, guilt or any of the blocks mentioned previously, just review your affirmations and do the exercises in the magical tips.

To help you master your mind power, keep a notebook where you write each time you succeed in applying it. No matter how big or small, record each success you have in your notebook. It will give you assurance that indeed your mind power does work especially when you feel low in energy or are suddenly doubtful.

And remember, the universe is a very huge, very potent and very giving source of power. Trust that even the smallest effort on your part can generate massive results because you are riding on the power of the universe.

A Blessing

You are special, a masterpiece born with a power beyond your imagination. Whatever you think of yourself, you are much, much more than that.

You have the power to do what you want. To be anything. To have your heart’s deepest desires.

I believe in you. I believe in your mind power. I believe in the universe that will give you everything.

Whatever it is you ask for, you will have it. So long as it in tune with what and who you are to be and nothing can stand in the way of that reality.

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