The truth is that goal setting is a vibrational exercise. With each thought that we think we are setting goals. Contrast makes us set goals every day – every time you ask or Step One, you are setting a goal for something that we want to change, do differently, obtain or get rid of.
Every thought that we hold on to for 17 seconds has the power to attract other thoughts like it or of the same vibration – and that’s how goals are set. Most of us are setting goals that we are not even aware of!
Abraham says that the vibration of a question is different from the vibration of an answer, so you cannot stay in Step One and experience the manifestation of what you want, because the manifestation is Step Three – finding the solution or allowing it in. Defining the problem and allowing the solution are two very different positions, and as long as you focus on the problem you cannot allow the solution to flow in.
It always reminds me of taking exams at school. Some children are excellent exam takers, while others even though they really know the material and have worked very hard at being prepared are not. This is simply because the later group are unable to make the critical shift from thinking about the problem to focusing on the solution.
If we can feel good experiencing the visualization of the outcome then we are on our way. If it’s hard to feel the feeling of accomplishment then the next best thing is to do things that make us feel that we are on our way to the solution. This is why when a big goal is broken down into smaller steps that are easier to accomplish, it becomes easier to accomplish that goal. Like training to run 5k starts with running around the block once, then twice and so on…
No one way works for everyone, because we are all so different. In fact, different things work for us at different times. For example, there are times when I can simply flip a mental switch and get into gear, and at other times I need to take tiny steps towards my goal – it all just depends and no one else can decide for me, I have to decide for myself.
There is one exception, and the exception is when a teacher can influence us to change the way we look at things or help us feel better or inspired. All great teachers have the ability of making their students feel that they have it in them to accomplish the task at hand, and that is what makes these teachers great. Still the teacher doesn’t do the work for us, we still need to do the work. The teacher inspires us to have faith in our own abilities.
Healing works in the same way. A powerful healer is one who is able to influence us to believe that all will be well, and when we believe that this is possible it comes about.