Ten Steps to Turn Burning Goals into Reality
Turn Burning Goals Into Reality? How? Burning Goals are compelling and a necessary ingredient. Our burning goals are those desires that we believe will bring us relief from some misery. Many of these burning goals are birthed out of some discomfort or pain. You feel “I am tired of being sick, poor, or worried. I’m tired of being afraid that I can’t pay my bills this month.”
These times evoke fear and a deep unsettling. But they are doorways to miracle openings for us. You too can leave your uncertainty and worry behind and turn your burning desire into a reality. You can do this and here is how I know. I have experienced this process repeatedly. I have been traveling for almost four years which had been a dream of a lifetime. This last year, though, a new desire was birthing. I began wanting to settle in somewhere. So today, I am going to share what I learned about how to transform a burning desire, a burning goal into a reality that you can see, taste and touch.
Step 1. You decide you want to end your ceaseless pain, worry and discontent. You reach the stage where you are very clear that you want your discomfort to end. Your discomfort has reached the stage where you now are determined to do something different. Discomfort serves you very well in that regard. Discomfort is the fuel that turns a want or desire into a Burning Goal. Sometimes it is a life crisis that spurs us to have a burning goal.
Step 2. Be very clear about what you want instead of the discomfort. Inside you begin to know “This is what I want. This is what I want, and I want it now.” This clarity comes from making the decision that you are going to move ahead towards what you want instead of feeling the same old, same old.
In my story, I began to have a desire to settle into a home base.
In order for this new direction to become clear and compelling, I went through some severe discomfort. I got sick, felt vulnerable, got scared and got mad.
When the dust settled, I was clear. I was determined. There was no uncertainty. I wanted a home base, and I wanted it by the end of July. There were no ifs, ands or buts. I was willing to be flexible about the where, but I wanted the home base to be delivered to me on a silver platter thank you.
Truly, I don’t know that I would have become resolute without all the pain, illness and discomfort. So that pain was a real gift.
On my vision board at the beginning of the year, I had placed a desire for a home base, where there was strong community and good friendships with like minded people that was surrounded by beauty and lots of nature, preferably not too far from the water. So the burning goal I developed for a home base existed in the larger context of the general experiences I wanted to have in my life.
It’s fun to think about the experiences you want to have. You can do this. Its fun, it’s compelling. And it helps you co-create your life with Source.
Step 3. Gird yourself with your knowing and determination and proclaim from your depths “I will have this.” This is a proclamation. You make this assertion from the deepest most determined parts of yourself. You have trust in the Universe. You have trust in yourself, and you have trust in the process. “I will have nothing less than this.” For me this kind of certainty usually happens after I have been dilly dallying with wishing and hoping, and wondering about my deservingness. However, when I finally reach my point of no return, I take a deep breath and say “Enough. Now I am going after I want.” That is how pain, illness, discomfort or unhappiness can be very useful.
Step 4. Step into your knowing and see and feel the future. As part of the proclamation, go deep inside to see, hear, and feel what it is that you are proclaiming. This is further amplification of Step Two, but held with knowing and resoluteness and the proclamation of Step Three. This is a deep process of imagination and visualization.
In my meditative writing, over the last two months, I went through a deep process. I wrote about what I wanted. This was a deep variation of the 17 second process that I write about. Then one day very unexpectedly, this profound response came back that my home base was on the way. Now I love my inner guidance. But just because it told me it was on its way did not mean that I knew it for sure.
Step 5. You have to rest comfortably in the unknowing. Ha! Who do you know rests comfortably in unknowing? That’s one of the most uncomfortable places there is! Too bad. You’ve got to do it anyway. Fortunately for me, I have had quite a few years of not knowing where I was going to live next, or what the next assignment would be. So I have experience in my body the knowing that if I can live through the uncertainty, that all will be revealed. Eventually. In the Law of Attraction work, you are bridging the gap between the present ‘what is” and the future “what will be” with your certainty that your goal is now on its way to you, even if you can’t see it at the moment.
So in effect, you replace the uncomfortableness of pain and distress of the “what is” in your life that created this burning goal. You replace it with the uncertainty of not knowing when it is going to happen or how. Fun! That’s why so many people rush back to the known, because it is so much more comfortable than being in new territory and not knowing! At least the pain and misery is a known commodity. Don’t do it!!!!!
Not only do you rest comfortably in the unknowing, you also must hold the knowing and resoluteness that you felt in Step 3. So you constantly are saying to yourself, “I may not know the how, the when or where of this manifestation, but I am clear that it is manifesting even now as we speak.”
For me, this is the most challenging step of manifestation. Living in the Gap, when the reality has not yet appeared brings up all my fears, issues, challenges, deservingness, and trust. Read the following blog about one way I live in the Gap. Meditating and Manifestation.
Step 6. Ask for and Watch for signs that the universe is co-creating with you. See how your insides respond. Out of the blue, an acquaintance in Oregon asked me if I would consider sharing housing with her. I took that as a sign. Another friend really gave me a sales pitch of how wonderful it would be for me. I said, “OK. I will consider it.” It meant giving up a singing in a choir that I loved, so I got to a place where I was willing to let that go. I kept staying detached about what city and state that I wanted as my home base. There was some fun in trying on different living locations in my mind. I paid close attention to how it felt inside me as I was trying this on in my imagination. I paid close attention to another sign. Though I was heavily booked until July 30, no new assignments for travel came in. For me that was almost a communication from the universe saying, your place will be here by the end of July.
Pay attention to how you feel inside as possibilities arise. So I thought I was probably going to be moving to Oregon. I started letting friends know. They expressed support, and regret that I would be further away. Whenever I would travel, I would ask myself, “How would I like it here? How does this feel to my body? How does this feel energetically? Anacortes has always appealed to me, but when I would think about it, I didn’t notice any “click” inside. I watch for a resounding “YES” inside. I watch for the “click” that says, yes, this would work.
Step 7. Act as if the future is here now. Keep living your life as though “what will be” is solved already. I had made commitments. I kept those. I stayed connected and engaged with people, no matter where I was. A friend called me up and asked me to consider helping a friend who would need surgery in October. I went to meet this new person, had a delightful dinner with both she and my friend. Several days later, my friend called me up an invited me to wander around the farmer’s market. We had a delightful sunny Saturday, and went for coffee. Out of my mouth burst this rush of words about what I had been reading, studying and writing. I don’t usually share unless I know that the person listening really wants to hear about this stuff, because it is too precious. She listened raptly. I went “Oh, my God. She likes this. She’s interested in these spiritual aspects.” We were both energized and buoyant. I had just read “Conversations with God” and “The Field” and I was mesmerized by both. We talked about reading “Ask and it is Given” and having discussions. I was thrilled.
That day was one of the happiest days I had in these last two months. I paid attention.
Step 8. Take inspired action and watch what happens. I made plans to travel to Portland to talk with my potential housemate. Twice I had to postpone the trip because of things that came up. I went onto Craig’s list and looked up housing in Eugene which was another location I was considering. I felt bad when I got offline. The other inspired action I took was to continue my meditative writing every day. Then the potential housemate started talking about houses in areas and in price ranges that were uncomfortable to me. I paid attention. I wanted this housing delivered to me. I figured the Universe could come up with a far better solution that I could.
And do your present work. Clean the house. Keep your laundry done. Mow the yard. Do those things that are necessary that support your life.
Step 9. Resist trying to Make Something Happen or settle for less than what you really want. My brain began to come up with people to talk to, possible solutions to housing because it can’t stand waiting a long time. But in every scenario, there was something “less than” that would mean I would be settling for a solution just to get out of my uncomfortableness. I noticed that was happening. I wrote about it. I entered my writing meditation again, and asked myself what it would be like to simply let go and let the universe provide an elegant solution. Since I have tried to force solutions many times and I know what that result brings, I decided to do what I haven’t done before, which is to wait for the Universe.
Step Ten. The Universe provides you with an elegant solution. Celebrate with deep Gratitude. In late June, my phone rang, and my farmer’s market friend called and said “My housemate just gave notice, and you were the first person I thought of with whom I would like to share my home.” My insides made a resounding YES! Because of a conflict of schedules, we did not have a face to face talk about details for almost three weeks. More waiting. More uncertainty. But we have agreed to try it out and see how it goes. My insides are very happy. Her home is about one half mile from a delightful little downtown overlooking a boardwalk along the waterfront. It feels like a God send to me. And it is. Literally.
Now these steps will work every time. But there is a codicil. It takes a particular state of being to co-create with the Universe like this. Since it is my life purpose to try to live from this state of being, I practice it a lot. In this state of Being, there is flow, and synchronicity, and lots of trust and knowing that comes from the experience of doing this again and again. But there is always a first time. The first time I had a desire manifest itself by walking in through my front door, my body understood on an experiential level that this can and does work. This can and will work for you. I started out with small things, like getting a rice cooker, or a huge mirror for the living room. That mirror walked into my living room in my sister’s arms. She had found it outside by the dumpster. The rice cooker got placed in front of me on while I was at coffee on swap day where I will soon be living. I know these events are just the universe letting me know it answers.
I also did it before I ever heard the term Law of Attraction. I wanted to work in a mortgage company. I got a work assignment in a mortgage company. I wanted to work in a small company. Got it. I wanted to work in a Trust Company. I got it. I wanted to work in a Training Company. I got an assignment in one. I wanted to see what it would be like to work in HR, because I had thought of a career there. I worked for a huge HR corporation. It was so cool to have gotten all these incredible assignments. Ask and ye shall receive.
Now you can ask and receive. Find something you really, really want. Something you know is possible for you to receive. Intend to have it like I did the rice cooker and the very large mirror. Then get on with living. Celebrate when it arrives. Write me and let me know your stories. Fill out the form below, and in the note column ask for the free ebook and my email address so you can write and tell me of your successes.
We are so fortunate to be living in these times. We are being given lots of opportunities to really practice creating our lives in ways we want. Worry and discomfort serves you. It can motivate you to decide to do it different. So bring a burning desire into reality and write me and tell me about it. Blessings.
For an update for my experience of living in this new manifestation, (it’s so cool) see Meditation and Manifestation which is the next blog entry I wrote.
For Further Review click on a topic below for more information.
Strategies like Vision Boards, 17 seconds, Looking for Signs
New Years Resolutions (vision boards)
Prosperity Secret of 17 Seconds
The Secret Key to Law of Success # 10 Think Accurately (17 seconds)
Look for Signs of the Law of Attraction
State of Being and Ways to get there
Secret # 4 – Cultivate Faith
The Secret Key to the Law of Success #4 Use of Applied Faith;
Understanding Your State
Meditate to a new State of Being
What to do when we are in real trouble
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