“The instant it is welcome it is there.” –Course in Miracles
Earlier this week, Jewels Johnson, the creative mastermind behind the ever-inspiring Law of Attraction Radio sent me an email with this message: “I want you to write a script. It’s about this amazing humanitarian who knows Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and the Dalai Lama. Richard Branson will bankroll.”
I had to smile as I wrote back, “Yea, I know.”
I knew because I made the intention several years ago to win an Oscar. While I’ve done everything I know how to do (written a couple amazing scripts, had plays produced here in the Midwest, sent a few pitches to Hollywood agents), I had no idea how a writer from Lawrence, Kansas, with exactly zero contacts in the movie biz, was going to make that happen.
What I did know is that if I focused solely on the end result, letting go of all seemingly brilliant schemes on my part, I wouldn’t be required to work out the details.
In fact, any attempt from me could only get in the way. Trying to work out the process of how something will happen is invariably our biggest stumbling block.
Here’s why: By concentrating on how to work something out, you’re making the assumption it’s not already worked out. If you made the intention, it’s worked out, awaiting your consciousness to tune into the right radio station.
The other boo-boo of trying to “work it out” is coming up with a finite plan, a process for getting from A to B. We think we know how everything should work and we don’t have a clue. Our planning sets up nothing but limits.
Here’s an example. Everybody wants to win the lottery.
There’s nothing wrong with winning the lottery, but that’s a very finite way to achieve abundance. The Universe (the field of potentiality, God, whatever you choose to call it) is infinite. It can create abundance in three thousand bazillion (and even that number is a limit) ways. So by intending to win the lottery, you give the Universe a grand total of one option.
I much prefer to rely on Its plan which is always so much cooler, so much more exciting than anything my mind can conceive.
As always when making an intention, I simply have to remove all blocks (normal human fears), open the gates and let it come pouring in.
And, as I will repeat again and again, we let our dreams flow in by focusing on “unceasing joy” and knowing that all the world’s goodness is our birthright. Let the universe haggle with the details.
Pam Grout is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.