“Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true”. – Cinderella
What is the key to creating magic in your life? Well, I can promise you it’s not by abdicating personal responsibility. It’s not by being passive like Sleeping Beauty or hoping the white knight is going to save you. It’s by taking responsibility for aligning your intentions with the Universe…and calling on your own resourcefulness to make your dreams come true.
In the last few weeks we’ve been talking about how buying into the commonly perceived messages of fairytales like Cinderella can wreak havoc on your money mindset. I’d like to take a look at Cinderella from a different viewpoint, courtesy of Maryanne Williamson in her fabulous book, The Law of Divine Compensation. She puts a new twist on Cinderella by referring to how the Universe “took care of” whatever Cinderella wanted. She says, “her purity of heart called forth the Fairy Godmother – that is the spirit within – and the Fairy Godmother called forth everything she needed.” She is not referring to purity in the Victorian sense, but in the sense of clear, clean connection to love and spirit.
How much more empowering is that interpretation of good ol’ Cindy? So what is Maryanne Williamson talking about? The way I see it, there’s a formula for getting what you want:
1. Decide what you want from the Universe (and think big!).
2. State what you want emphatically and from a place of love within your heart (not need, desperation or fear!).
3. Get in touch with your inner power (the spirit within).
4. Be resourceful! (Look for opportunities to act and take control of your thoughts.)
5. Trust (believe) that your “dream will come true.”
I’m not going to tackle each of these points individually (but watch for some future programs that will!). I’d like to just talk about the overall concept of the magic of inner power. When you:
M anage your thoughts
A lign your heart with the Universe
G et in touch with your inner power (the spirit within)
I ncrease your own resourcefulness (and look for opportunities to act)
C ommit to trust (believe that your dreams will come true)
you can create the magic of transformation in your life.
Let’s talk about my favorite topic: thoughts!
What do you do when you’re worried about something? You know what you do…you obsessively think about it, generating more anxiety and fear than the day or moment before. Instead, try this experiment: