Do you have goals that you’re desperately trying to achieve, but it doesn’t matter how hard you try, they’re just not happening?
In this video, I’m going to show you why holding on to your dreams for dear life and trying to make them happen, is actually stopping them from coming to you.
It’s hard when you’re trying to manifest something that you want and it’s just not happening.
You tighten your grip and you try even harder, but that thing that you want just seems to get further and further away.
The term for what you’re doing is called efforting. It’s trying to make something happen, rather than letting it go and learning the art of allowing.
Let me tell you a quick story about my experience with efforting and allowing.
A couple of years ago I traveled to the top of Sweden, way up to the Arctic Circle, all the way from Australia, to see the Northern Lights.
Now as you now the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually see them. We were there for two nights and the first night that we arrived was the first snow storm of the season so the sky was just covered in clouds and we couldn’t see a thing.
We booked to go on a photographic tour the next night, and seriously we had traveled a long way to see these lights. It was my life’s dream and I had one night left.
I tried so hard to part those clouds that I gave myself a headache.
Thankfully I became aware of what I was doing, that I was efforting and I was trying to make it happen.
When what I needed to do was just let it go and allow it to happen. So I took a look around at where I was.
I was in this national park in the Arctic Circle with all this snow around, so I decided I was just going to enjoy being there, being in the moment, and have a great time with no expectations of seeing the lights that night.
I ended up having a great day, playing in the snow, we saw dogsled huskies and we just had a fantastic day.
It was awesome!
And then that night we went on our photographic tour, the clouds parted, and we saw the Northern Lights shining brightly across the sky.
So what can you do to stop efforting and to let go to start allowing things to appear in your life?
Ask for what you want in a positive way, and then feel it within your body like you have already achieved it.
Now in my case, I visualized that I was seeing the Northern Lights and I felt within my body what that would feel like, and then I let that go.
You see the universe responds to your energy, so visualize what you want and feel it within your body that you have already achieved it.
So here’s three steps to help you learn the art of allowing and letting go.
Number one, be in the moment.
Take slow deep breaths and just bring your thoughts and focus back to the moment.
If you need to, go for a walk outside, have a look at the butterflies, look at the colors in their wings, just focus on things that are happening right there and then in that very moment.
Step number two, detach from the outcome and trust that what you want will come to you.
Let it go and be happy with the outcome regardless of what it is.
Sometimes you’re not meant to get what you asked for because there’s something bigger and better just waiting around the corner for you.
But if you hold on tightly to what you want and you don’t let it go, you could be missing out on some pretty big opportunities.
Step number three, be open to receiving.
Once you’ve opened your heart and you’ve let go and you’re open to allowing what you want to come to you, make sure that you’re open to receiving it.
Ask, believe, receive.
While you continue to effort, all you’re doing is pushing great opportunities away from you.
Learn the art of allowing.