You know we Two Girls love our teachers, right? My current fav is Stephen Russell, aka the Barefoot Doctor. BD has a series of guided meditations that I really like, and always find myself feeling more energized after listening to them. He also has a website called the Supercharged Taoist. (Tao pronounced Dao) I don’t know about you, but I don’t know much about Taoism. Oh, sure, I’ve heard Wayne Dyer talk about the teachings and wisdom of the Tao, but haven’t really studied it myself.
I first heard about BD on Hay House Radio, where he had a program for several months, and got totally hooked on his down to earth teachings and before I knew it, I had subscribed to his websites. I love opening my email and finding messages that spark my curiosity or offer a new way to look at the world. Recently, BD sent me a message about manifesting abundance with Wu Wei. He said: “if you want to manifest effortlessly with Wu Wei, you set up an intention, then either fear not achieving it, or trust you will achieve it. If you are successful, you will transition into a more expanded, satisfying, fulfilling and glorious reality.” Sign me up!
According to Russell, Wu Wei is the Taoist principle of achievement without struggle. It means you have to give up the idea that you know exactly how things should turn out for your highest good and the highest good of those around you. Instead, we are to trust the universal life force, God, the Tao, whatever you call it, to make sure everything turns out for your highest good. Ha! Easier said than done, right? According to BD, “manifesting different realities depends on letting go of the erroneous notion that your rational mind knows best.” According to BD, you have to allow the Tao. Since I’m fascinated by the topic of how we manifest anything, I zeroed in on this.
If there is something you wish to manifest in your life, you need to imagine it with as much clear detail as you can. Do what you can to make the idea as real to you as you can. This is important especially if you have never actually experienced, say, a new car. Many people have, and there are pictures to prove it. Next, identify the feeling you would have if you manifested your desire. Calm, happy, joyous, safe, loved, whatever the feeling is, bask in it. and then you let it go. Things have a way of showing up when you forget about them. Have you noticed?
By practicing feeling, you attract the object to you without struggle; you don’t make it come it. You set your intention to let the universe/God/Tao bring you want you desire, and then you have to have trust and faith that if it is for your highest good, a power greater than you will find a way to get it to you, “special delivery.” Love, C
My two cents: Get out of your own way and trust that your best and highest good desires you!
I love manifesting, I love playing with the energy, just focusing on something and watching it come is so much fun. It has taken me years, and daily practice but I am getting this down. In some areas more than others but I am getting it.
Years ago I was given a great meditation tape from a friend, “Receiving Prosperity,” by Louise L. Hay. It changed my life, and the way I view money. I played the tape so much it finally wore out. I recently purchased a copy on cd and listening to it again has really reinforced some positive thoughts on prosperity in all areas but especially money. I highly recommend checking it out.
In the meditation, Louise has you visualize walking on the beach and down to the waves crashing on the shore. Depending where you are in your thinking she has you bring down a thimble, a cup, a bowl, a bucket, or any container to fill up. The ocean being infinite supply of money and endless prosperity. I think I started with a bowl or a bucket but after doing the meditation for a while I think I was filling up a bathtub.
When you start to think about money like the infinite ocean or like air, that there is a limitless supply, it changes your whole perception. Do you freak out that you will go to take a breath and there will be no air to breath? No, you just know there will always be enough and you get to the point pretty quickly that you don’t even think about breathing.
I wanted to get to that point with money, just like with breathing, not having to think about it, and just knowing that there will always be enough for me. You don’t need to hoard it, worry about it, have fear that you will not have enough. It can be hard when people around you are in fear about money but it is just all the more reason to use the tools available to change your mind from scarcity to abundance.
Another thing to do is find a great affirmation about money something that feels good to you, maybe set it to music so it gets stuck in your head and repeat it over and over. One of my favorites comes from numerologist Glynis McCants‘ “I pay my bills with ease, and I always have extra money.”
Let’s face it, if you watch TV, listen to the radio, or are around people at all you are probably getting negative impressions about money and prosperity. Possibly starting with your own parents at a very young age. Most people don’t have any idea how powerful their thoughts, words and beliefs are. I know that having money is not just about working hard. Most of the people who work the hardest make the least amount of money, while some people are making money while they sleep.
Now that’s a great affirmation, I make money while I sleep! Love it. xo-K
My two cents: What would it be like to have what you want? Imagine it, visualize it, affirm it, feel it.