New Year’s Resolutions
Is it that time of year already to set plans and never follow through on them? I tried to set New Year’s resolutions years ago and only got disappointed in myself. They were fun to think about but achieving them wasn’t obtainable in my mind, so I failed to go after them. I learned that it took a wholesale change in myself to change anything in my life and the first step was creating an “Ideal Scene.”
An ideal scene is a “co-creation” tool in which you visualize something incredible taking place for you. You simply jot out what your fantasy is and then the magic begins. Co-creation means that you and God, or spirit, or the universe (whatever you want to call it) are working together on this goal. On some level, if we see ourselves succeeding at achieving anything we desire, all the locked doors to it open for us to obtain it.
My business was created with not a business plan but with a series of Ideal Scenes. The ideal facility scene. The ideal financial scene. The ideal client scene. And the ideal staff scene. Before our initial opening, I created an ideal permit and permissions scene and an ideal licensing approval scene. All came true and here I am and here I stay!
When I first learned the technique, I had a business opportunity up here in the Pacific Northwest and since I was living in Los Angeles at the time, I needed to sell my condominium. My friend was a real estate agent and I asked him to create an Ideal Condo selling scene with me and he reluctantly agreed. When my home went on the market, it took five days for it to sell. Plus, there was a bidding war and it went well above the asking price and paid with cash! My friend was in shock! He told me that it normally took months, not days.
To many, the Ideal Scene process is cheating because they work incredibly well. Whether it is for health, a new relationship, improving your current relationship or advancing at your job it can be the key to your success.
We have a formal way of doing these scenes at our facility, but you simply jot down everything you want to happen pertaining to a certain topic and write it out in an affirmation format, which starts with I am. For example, “I am joyfully at my ideal weight feeling energetic and strong.” Include 8 to 18 items which will help you have a crystal clear vision of what you actually want to have.
Each item in your scene needs to contain a positive emotion in order for that item to be attracted to you. If you haven’t figured it out yet, the ideal scene process is also referred to as the “Law of Attraction”. You’ve heard that when we are down people kick us? Well, what happens when we are up? This society doesn’t talk about up, it mainly focuses on down. When we are up, we attract up, therefore, to attract what you do want in your life, creating an internal up can be the ultimate step you need.
Maybe we should refer to New Year’s resolutions as New Year’s attractions. Though that sounds like a movie trailer. “Here are the coming attractions for the new year.” Yeah, that seemed better in my head than down on paper.
So, write out items pertaining to what you desire. See yourself achieving them. If you are not focusing on new desires, you will be stuck in the same old things. Kind of dull, ey?
I remember opening up my first office in Mukilteo and creating an Ideal Facility Scene two years beforehand. After the first few months, every item was achieved except one, I wanted to have the facility close to where there were trails to walk on in nature. I had taken the group for a silent meditative walk in the neighborhood, and we ended up at a park, relatively close by. As we walked onto the park, I noticed a walkway winding around its backside. As I walked down it, it opened up to a wonderful forest trail! I was shocked and so was my group, having read the Ideal Scene the day before!
Give it a try. Jot down some ideal scenes for whatever area in your life you would like to improve. Then just take incremental steps toward achieving it.
May this new year bring you ideal scene after ideal scene.
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