Are You Confusing The Universe?
Happy Thursday everyone! I'm hitting you with a double-whammy this week. I love being able to witness others walk in their purpose, and seeing as I wrote this up last night—let me go on a tangent and introduce you to my #WCW and friend, the beautiful Margaret Hobson.
I recently came across her blog, 'The Harmony Experiment' from her Instagram posts and I decided to click the link and read along on Tuesday. One of her posts caught my eye from early January titled "My Favorite Podcasts of 2017". When I tell you, she leveled up my Spotify podcast list—I'd never even heard of half the people she talked about. I added five more channels to my personal list which means more information that I get to I download and pass along to you. Reading more of her entries, I was blown away by her take on wellness and self healing. Here I am thinking she was just a dancer. Training in integrative health coaching with an already vast wealth of knowledge of holistic practices, I will be reading more of her work and leveling up myself. Check out her new Valentine's Day post. It's not the mushy Hallmark card, dozen red roses and giant teddy bear side that we know all too well. She discusses 'Living in a State of Romance' through indulging your senses, putting self love and self care first, being sensually expressed and at home in your body among other gems. Brilliance.
Back to today's post. One of the people Margaret introduced me to in her blog is Chris Harder. Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, Philanthropist and all around financial guru, this podcast has some hidden nuggets scattered throughout its 99 episodes.
His goal is simple. Exposing stories of successful individuals doing great things with their wealth, thus giving you the permission, motivation, and the tips & tools to unapologetically love and attract money, become a smashing success, and in return empower you to live generously in your earnings and your giving. I bring you my first entry from his podcast "For The Love of Money" titled, Are You Confusing the Universe?
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His 2 Cents...
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My Take Away..
- Law of Attraction
- Financial/Overall Success starts with honesty
- Thinking one thing, doing another = insanity
- Living unapologetically
Have you ever wanted something; thought about it every waking moment but when asked about it you don't show the same enthusiasm and you verbally proclaim the opposite? You're probably saying no because it sounds pretty insane right?
Here's an example: We all played that hypothetical game "What would you do with a million dollars". There's always that one person who says "I'd give half to charity" or "I would never blow it on expensive cars, I'd invest." We all know that's BS--why not be honest and own up to buying a Ferrari for every day of the week.
We all do this and most of don’t even realize how easy it becomes—it's second nature to us. What if I told you that that very thought process and action alone could be preventing you from attracting the very things you claim to fight for. You go about your day wanting one thing internally—then out loud, you commit to exercising the act or desire of not needing it.
You’re confusing the universe.
“Everything you do, say and think is manifesting something physical. It’s creating a result.”
What does that mean? "Confusing the Universe"
Thinking or desiring one thing but simultaneously calling forth the opposite thing.
I always think of the "do these jeans make me look fat?" example and I laugh out loud every time. This a lose/lose scenario only because the woman believes she does, hence the reason she asks her loving and sensitive husband. His job is to tell her no, but he drops the ball every time. I'll just make sure I have a Twix on call and if my future wife asks me, I'll steal a play from this guy's book.
Law OF Attraction
Whenever I bring up LOA theory, I feel like I'm sitting on the fifty yard line between two opposing teams, so let me take a second to frame this from two different perspectives before I move on:
Team 1 – If you’re a believer in the Law of Attraction, you understand and likely support the following theory, "Your energy attracts other like energy."
Team 2 – You either don’t believe in this theory or you’re just unsure of it – and that’s OK! What I have to say will still resonate because what you think and say directly affects your subconscious and what you do (and how it affects your overall goals).
In both cases—this principle of confusing the universe applies to whatever team you start for. Here you are, working so hard. You have all your plans set up, organized and you put in the blood, sweat and tears to make the magic happen. All that sleep lost and you don’t even realize that you’re confusing the universe with your thoughts versus your statements. Working hard to beat the game and working equally hard against yourself to lose; that's utter insanity.
We've all had that moment when we think to ourselves: “I would love a nice car.” but in front of friends or people we just meet, we verbalize “I don’t need anything fancy—just something to get me from point A to B and I’ll be happy.”
You are confusing the universe on what exactly to give you…….you think one thing and then say another. Remember, there’s power in what you say—just as much, if not more, than what you think. Stop getting in your own way.
“When you tell these little lies to feel happy for 30 seconds, they’re actually robbing you of lasting happiness for years to come.”
Protection and our HUman Nature
We do this to fit in, we’re afraid of being judged. I mean, what would people think if they knew how selfish you were about your goals, money and material items that drive you to push for your passions? We also do it to justify progress in order to feel better. It’s a self-defense mechanism providing conveinient excuses as to why we haven’t done what it takes so far to get what we truly want. If you shoot for low expectations, the fall won’t be so painful if you miss—and your friends or peers won’t laugh as hard.
Our human nature is hardwired to provide two major things; protection and "feel good" impulses. So we tell these small lies to do just that—to feel good but here’s the catch. When you tell these innocent lies to feel happy, for that brief moment to fit in or not be that one person "doing the most”—you're actually robbing yourself of lasting happiness for years to come. Saying things out loud like “I’m not doing this for the money.” is telling the universe just that. You’re feeding your sub-conscience lies, which then fuels your actions with lies. You are just fine where you are, so that’s what you're going to attract more of—exactly what or where you are with no exponential progression.
Congratulations, you played yourself...
Ever wonder why you cannot seem to find people who want to help you or invest in your dreams?
Why do you feel like you put all the work in but you have a hard time convincing people to take you serious about your goals?
When your thoughts or statements contradict each other, it’s like mailing out a wishlist without a forwarding address: RETURN TO SENDER.
Every time you confuse the universe—you push away the very people that could help accelerate your goals. When successful, connected people hear you effectively say “Oh, I’m okay over here playing small. I don’t have any big goals.” then that person who could’ve helped you, instead goes to help someone else who is in search assistance and who is talking about their big dreams and goals out loud. That successful person is only interested in partnering with other people that have big goals—just like them. Not people playing small or those who don’t have goals and live in contentment. BIG POINT—let me touch on this. If you don’t voice your goals, dreams or what you want to accomplish—you can’t blame others for not being a mind reader and helping you out. It's not until we start to live more unapologetically and make it a habit to be more honest to ourselves and those around us—that we will start manifesting what we REALLY want.
Lesson for this week: Be honest about your motivations, your goals and dreams to yourself and everyone around you. The sooner you can accept it, the sooner you begin to attract like energies for your benefit. Happy Hunting!