Do you remember a time in your life when you got what you wanted effortlessly, a day or an experience in which everything just flowed? You were in the right place at the right time with the right people, and everything just seemed to work out perfectly. Would you like to discover how you can be in that flow more and more of the time? In other words, would you like to know how to shorten the time between the creation of your vision and the manifestation of that vision?
The keys you need to achieve a more peaceful, flowing life are attention and intention. Yet it is very rare that we give our full attention with focused intention to what we desire to accomplish.
Most of us instead, spend at least a good part of our day going over internal dialogue. We relive past experiences, worry about the future, and criticize ourselves for not having all we want by this point in our lives. Even while we are listening to others, we aren't fully present. Instead, we are rehearsing our answers, slipping back into yesterday and worrying about tomorrow. Sound familiar?
When you live your life with full attention and focused intention, you are operating within your authentic power. This is the state in which things happen with very little effort in a much shorter period of time. This is where you discover the answers to all of your questions and problems. Living in your authentic power means living fully and being totally present. Only when you are totally present can you open yourself up to the power of your imagination. Only when you are in the moment can you be open to receiving the opportunities and miracles that are all around you.
We are always using our imagination to create at every waking moment. Our daydreams, for example, are the use of our imagination. A daydream is the result of our imagination creating a vision of a real experience happening in the future. Like all real experiences, they are the effects of our beliefs, habit patterns, and past experiences.
Daydreams are the patterns and structures that exemplify the thinking of the mind that produced them. By changing your daydreams and the way you think and express your thoughts, you can change your life's circumstances. This means that if you change a vision of the future, you also restructure patterns in your life that are used to create it. In other words, by changing a certain vision, you also change all the connecting visions that kept your old beliefs alive. You can literally transform your outer world by rearranging your inner world.
We never stop creating. The universe is always, and without question, creating the realities of our visions. Our daydreams are visions of how we see ourselves in life.
If you want to achieve something in less time, you must take a look at what you are consciously creating, and what vision you are holding inside. As you begin to become more mindful of your inner visions, you will begin to strengthen and trust your own inner guidance, your inner spirit. You will begin to discover ways of transforming old, outdated beliefs into new, productive visions supporting what's important in your life.
In my opinion, we try much too hard to accomplish more in less time. We are taking life much too seriously, and we're working much too hard at it. Life should be fun! We all need to learn to lighten up, be present with ourselves, and stop making everything such a complicated intellectual process.
We should try letting our lives flow, and see what happens. Connecting with and utilizing our authentic power is a "feeling" process. When we begin to make the shift from intellectuality to feelings, a sense of ease and well-being sweeps over us in an instant.
We've all done enough wanting to last five lifetimes. We've tried enough intellectual techniques to improve our lives. If all of that could have worked, it would have worked by now.
The fact is that someone, somewhere along the way, has convinced us that if something is going to be worthwhile, it's going to require a lot of hard work, and that we have to get serious about it. That type of outdated belief is what stands in our way more than anything else. Knowing more and working harder to make life easier is not the answer. It's developing the understanding of how simple life can be and opening yourself up to your authentic power source, where your imagination flows freely; that's the answer.
The whole universe is made up of energy waiting to be directed by you and me. It's energy that responds to our intentions. In other words, the basic "stuff" of the universe, at its very core, is pure energy that is shaped by human imagination and intention.
The intention we hold toward some given outcome, in itself, causes our energy to be projected out into the world. The energy that we project (through focused intention) will attract other energy systems to us that offer us solutions to what we are projecting.
Have you ever had a vision of some course you wanted to take in your life and suddenly you met someone or saw something that led you directly to the opportunity you envisioned? It felt like destiny, didn't it? It felt as though you had been guided by some mystical power. This kind of experience gives you a feeling of excitement and mystery, and as a result you feel much more alive. You have just connected with your authentic power, which only operates in the moment, and to the degree of the clarity of the intention you hold toward your vision.
When you detach from your old ways and let go of your past non-supportive beliefs and outdated methods, you connect to your authentic power, where a vast array of possibilities exists.
Challenge yourself to remain connected to your authentic power. Use your imagination. Allow your daydreams, your visions, to flow into how you would like your life to be, and let the day, as it unfolds, become your workshop. When others are uptight around you, learn to just relax into your own well-being. Learn to simply step back and observe the dramas around you as they unfold, and choose whether you want to be a part of them or not.
When a problem arises or you need a solution to a question, simply stop for a moment before you proceed. Let the joy, wonder, and excitement of being in your authentic power flow through you as it was meant to. Let the universal energy of love flow through you once again. That's called opening yourself up for the right solution to flow to you.
Know in your heart that the universal energy of love is not an intellectual process, a moral concept, or anything else. It's an energy that travels so fast that it's everywhere at once. Know that love is your authentic power. It is your true spirit. By reconnecting to it, you can literally achieve "immunity" to what you don't want and harmony with what you do want in your life. Your true nature is love, and love is your authentic power. This is where the creative process takes place. We sometimes recognize it on a subtle level, because it vibrates within us, far below our conscious level.
We seek joy and happiness in our lives because joy and happiness are our true essence; otherwise, why would we strive so hard to find them? Being able to live and operate from this level will bring complete fulfillment in every way. However, this can only happen when we resolve the layers of conflict within. When we resist the flow of life by hanging onto our old perceptions, what we are actually resisting is having joy and happiness in our lives. We are resisting the power of love. This isn't mystical at all; it's simply a part of our perception.
Living from this level that says, "I am love" means living with your authentic power. Attempting to "earn" love and happiness through behavior will always end in failure, because as soon as we stop the behavior, we are right back where we began.
To find love and live from your true nature is beyond behavior. We must search inside. We must peel back all the layers of anxiety, doubt, fear, and anger, discovering the most basic truth of all: that you are love itself. It is your authentic power.
So, how can we shorten the time from vision to the manifestation of that vision? Just remember to stop as often as necessary to reconnect. Stay full. Keep yourself in your authentic power. This is where the action is. This is where your power to create exists. When you are full of love energy, no one or nothing can take your power from you. In fact, the love energy flowing from you creates a current that attracts love energy to you tenfold. As long as you stay connected, you can never run out of love. When you are full of love, you will always have only what you love in your life!
Jim Britt has been a leader in personal development for the last thirty years. He devotes most of his time to sharing "breakthrough technologies" from his new book, Rings of Truth, and his forthcoming book, Authentic Power: Resistance Free Living, guiding participants to "let go," leaving them with more love in their lives. Please call (877) 546-2748 for more information.