“Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.”–e. e. cummings
Okay, so you’ve made some goals, set some intentions. But, so far, nothing has shown up. Wanna know why?
You’re trying too hard. You’re trying to force things instead of just relaxing and connecting with the power and genius of the universe.
See this picture. It’s green bean seeds from Experiment No# 6 (The Superhero Principle) in my book, E-Squared.
The reader who sent me this picture made the intention that the back row of seeds would grow faster than the front row.
It worked like a charm, because she knew there was nothing she could personally do to make those green beans grow faster. Except be willing. She had to surrender and believe that her focus and attention was enough.
With most goals and intentions, the ones where there’s something we perceive we should do, we think surrender is not an option. We insist on trying to make our intentions happen. We use force, we manipulate. We get personally involved instead of letting go and letting the majesty of the universe do its glorious thing. The tactic of aggressiveness sometimes works, but it invariably employs “weak energy,” an energy that will always play second fiddle to the simple power of willingness.
Willingness brings openness and flexibility and new possibilities. It’s the prerequisite for changing anything in your life, the starting point for manifesting goodness.
I understand your desire to push, to go, go, go. It’s the cultural norm. We’ve all heard some version of these statements:
“You have to fight for what you want in this world.”
“You have to put your nose to the grindstone.”
“Nothing comes easy.”
“If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.”
But there is another way. And it’s simple willingness.
By cultivating a willing mind and being willing to approach things in a new way, you’ll come from a place of power. You’ll find an energy that unifies, that encourages wholeness.
Yes, this energy is invisible (making it a lot harder to trust for some folks), but, in reality, it’s more tangible and powerful than forcing and grunting and groaning will ever be.
To change your life for the better, you simply connect with the power of the universe and then step back and allow it all to unfold with ease and grace.
And just so you know, there’s still time to enter the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge, the contest where every single entrant wins. You might win a free cruise or a pair of tickets to one of the four North American I Can Do It! conferences, sponsored by Hay House with all your favorite authors. Hope to see you there.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.