Worry, Manifesting and Self Improvement

worryEvery day I try to read something that feeds my mind and my spirit and currently I am reading Esther and Jerry Hicks’ book, Ask and It is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. (I highly recommend this book).It is an easy read with a lot of good information, and because I’ve been working with their material for a number of years, most of the material was a wonderful review. And then I came to this sentence:

Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want.

It hit me right between the eyes like they do in the commercial for V8 juice. Why didn’t I think of that? I manifest much of what I want but then at times nothing seems to come my way – especially when it comes to finances. What am I doing to keep me from manifesting it all? Hmmm

Looking back I have always been a worrier. It was a way of life at our house and I proudly carried on the tradition. I worried about my boys at every age and when they were old enough to drive I doubled my efforts. I worried about my mother. I worried about my husband. I worried about money. I worried about the weather. I worried about my health. I worried about my grandchildren. I worried about my weight. I didn’t obsess but I did worry. I read from several sources that to manifest it is important to focus on what you do want rather than what you do not want and I never equated that with worry. Duh!

How did I miss that?

I have been focused on manifesting a sale of my condo and manifesting more income. And in between doing my work to manifest, I worried about how to pay the bills. It was like fishing – as soon as I cast the line of what I want, I reeled it back in by worrying about what I don’t want. The resuslt? No fish.

My remedy? Appreciation. Every time I start to worry, I switch gears and think of those things I appreciate:

  1. I appreciate the work of my real estate agent.
  2. I appareciate the condo because it is a wonderful place to live.
  3. I appreciate the person who will find it soon and love it as much as I did.
  4. I appreciate that I will receive the full amount of the listing – a bargain, indeed.
  5. I appreciate the vendors who let me use the goods and then send me a statement for payment.
  6. I appreciate my wonderful house that gives us a yard for my grandson, and space for me son and I to live independently from each other.
  7. I appreciate the funds that flow in and out of my bank account.
  8. I appreciate the fact that everything continues as well or better when I don’t worry.
  9. And I will continue to expand this list.

Does this contribute to self improvement? You betcha! How much would it help you if you could stop the worry and manifest the longings of your heart?

Let’s find out together.

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