The holiday season arrived, and life got busier still. Like many other people started to think about setting new goals for the coming year. Even though I did not actually block time off to sit down and think about it, it was always at the back of my mind.
Then one day I had an Ah Ha moment. I had an inspired thought, that got me all excited. This year I would Pre-pave instead of Plan.
I do believe that planning is a great exercise, because it makes us focus on what we want in the future.
I submit to you here that even bigger than "Planning" is "Pre-paving" the new year. Pre-paving is what makes a planning exercise complete. It is what energizes the plan.
Pre-paving is the Emotional aspect of the Planning exercise.
I know first hand that plans have the ability to make you happy because you "know" they are achievable, and they also have the power to make you miserable when you feel that they are "too big a stretch". And now from my Abraham vantage point, I know that the only plans worth having are the ones that make you feel good.
So what does a pre-paved plan look like?
Simple really, here's how I broke it down:
- Make a list of things you can appreciate about the year that has gone by or other years - the point is to be in the vibration of appreciation.
- Make a list of all the goals you have for the new year. Keep your statements general in nature - or get only as specific as feels good. eg., you could say "Wouldn't it be nice if I could buy a new car in 2014". This is a general statement. Or you could say "Wouldn't it be nice if I could buy a Mini Cooper, red in color with a back leather interior, and big yellow butterflies painted on the hood". That is a really specific statement. Now, if you notice that talking about leather seats makes you wonder how in the world you will afford them, then you know that you have gone too far in being specific - it is time to take a step back and stay general. Notice the use of the words "Wouldn't it be nice if" - Abraham recommends the use of these words in the book "The Law of Attraction" because the vibration of these words does not create a time bar, and it does not create an attachment to the goal that might result in any sort of resistance. These are good words to use.
- Now take each goal and write how you will feel when that goal is achieved. Use emotional descriptors that engage your physical senses such as, "I love the smell of a new car". Descriptors that engage the senses create a heightened emotional response. And the Universe responds by saying you like that, here are some more things that will make you feel like that. Dream, and enjoy the dream.
- Now take your exercise, put it in an envelope - seal it and put it away. There is no need to tell the Universe what you want more than once. Once is all it takes. The rest is all about being in the vibration of receiving that which you have already asked for. It is better not to look at the list of things you want the Universe to deliver to you, because there is no need to keep a look out for them. In fact, the very best way to get the things you want is to forget that you asked. So put that envelope away in a place where you would find it in twelve months or so (I keep it with my bills, because I know I will start my accounting at the end of the year).
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Much love and appreciation,