get what you wantWould you say you’re guilty of the epidemic that’s inflicted most of us, for most of our lives?

Living in the ‘Don’t want’ state of mind?

You know the kind of thing.  I don’t want to lose that person.  I don’t want life to be so flaming hard.  I don’t want to be around negative people.  I don’t want to live from paycheck to paycheck.  I don’t want the traffic to be so slow.  I don’t want to be late…and on and on and on.  We don’t want this, we don’t want that…its never ending.

And then we have the cheek to wonder why life sucks.  Why our lives never turn out the way we wish they would or why we rarely feel happy.

Because even though it seems a bit odd that being filled with what you don’t want is an invitation to experience more of it, that’s part of the magic and the challenge with life.

Simply put it isn’t the words you use that draw things towards you in life, it’s the vibration of energy you occupy.

So in light of so many of us living in the ‘Don’t want’ state of mind here’s some awesomely simple ways to get what you do want out of life.

1. Put all your energy into making your mind a centre of positive, constructive thinkingwatch your self talk

Deliberately choose your words, your mental reactions, your moods.

Simply by focusing your energy and intensity of feeling on what it is you want in life, the greater and quicker the response you will get.

2. Be really clear on a desire if you are to get what you want

We can’t just want to be happy, healthy, or wealthy.

What exactly does that look like for you, what does it feel like?  Get specific.

Don’t desire a million dollars, desire what you want to do with it.

Don’t desire happiness, desire the experiences you have from occupying the state of happiness.

3. Assume you have the most perfect ideas…

That are relevant to that desire and that produce the most good for many.

Years ago an impoverished Dr. Millikan created an affirmation for himself “I have a lavish, steady, dependable income consistent with integrity and mutual benefit.”  And yes, he got it.

He ended up being an experimental physicist honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for the measurement of the elementary electronic charge. (I’m glad I don’t have to know exactly what that is…all I need to know is his dream came true!)

4. The future dream must become a present fact in your mindsecret to a happy life

Experience mentally the desire in all it’s finished glory.  Bask in the enjoyment of it – you did it.  Hip hip horray.

Dr. Millikan didn’t affirm to himself, “I will be great: I will be secure,” for that would imply he was neither.  He confirmed his future dream by mentally imagining and affirming it was so.

5. Have faith

That the power that gave you the desire also gave you its fulfillment.  As Rumi said “That which we seek is also seeking us.”

Choosing to have faith over fear and doubt is what makes the things that are seemingly impossible today, possible tomorrow.

6. Frequently imagine

Enjoying your desire, especially in the morning when you wake up and at night before sleep.

Let the life you want to live be your wake-up call each day.

Starting each day in the right state of mind improves your ability to keep your focus on what you want and not on those ‘don’t wants.’

Because if you wake up with what you don’t want running amok in your mind, you might like to remember that today is creating your future and is directly dependent on taking the right inner action today.

And the right inner action is thinking the thoughts and imagining the dreams that lead to your destiny.

7. Tune your mind…

Into the idea that the Divine power within you is doing it all, so you don’t have to pay attention to how it will happen, or the means needed to fulfill your desire.

In fact remember that you have the easy part, just enjoying your desire mentally.

In other words keep on keeping on and allow yourself to rise to a higher level of consciousness.  The one where today’s dream has become tomorrow’s reality.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle


P.S When I sit down most days to write about life and how it works for me and for you, I think of you.

And whether you comment occasionally or e-mail me or just stop by to read the latest article, I appreciate and pay attention to what you say.  Then I come back and write again.

I just wanted to say thanks for being here.  Now I’m off to my island retreat…well in my mind. 🙂


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.

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