To make your intentions come into your life with greater frequency and consistency it's important to understand the three forces of power, those forces are — Desire, Belief, and Expectation.
Before anything that you want to happen can happen, you have to have a desire that it will happen. You have to believe that it can happen. And you must expect it to happen.
Sounds simple? Perhaps. But there is a lot more to it.
The First Force of Power – DESIRE
Your right to life means your right to have the free and unrestricted use of all things which may be necessary for your physical, mental and spiritual unfolding. We have the RIGHT to choose, we have the POWER to choose what we’re going to have … "Ask and it will be given." … Our problem is – we don’t really believe it.
And so we are often content to stay in the current reality. We don't attempt to push for or indeed achieve anything new. In short – we don't DESIRE much more than what we already have.
Let’s think about this in regard to earning money … Although the differences in what you’ve earned over the last 12 months and what you choose to earn over the next 12 months might be great, the change in your personality is usually very small … it’s all a matter of CHOICE – you'll simply change your thought patterns.
Burt Goldman shares the following story…
Consider the story of the disciple who went to his guru one day and asked, “Master, how do I achieve enlightenment?” The wise old guru directed the disciple to the bank of the Ganges River and had him kneel with his head over the water. Then the guru put his hand on the young man’s neck and pushed his head below the surface of the water. After a minute and a half the young disciple was frantic. He pulled and heaved and flailed his arms, but the grip was like iron. He could not get his head back out of the water. After two minutes, when it seemed as though his lungs would burst, the grip was released.
The young man’s head jerked out of the water and he took great gulps of air into his tortured lungs. The guru smiled. “Tell me,” he gently asked, “ what was your greatest desire just then?”
“To breathe,” the young disciple stated emphatically.
“Ah,” the guru said. “When you desire enlightenment to that degree, it shall be yours.”
The first key to attracting good things in your life – is to DESIRE them.
Here are Some Ways to Build and Maintain Desire
Think About How Others Will Benefit
Think about what you can do with the money you earn to benefit the world. Perhaps you're environmentally conscious, pro-peace, care about education for under-privileged kids…think about what you can do with the money you earn to promote and fund these causes.
Use Reminder Tokens… Want a new car? Your desire may be high when you first set the goal, but like many people, it may wane as time goes on. This of course, does not help with the Law of Attraction.
To keep the thought of the new car constantly on your mind try creating reminder tokens. Get a set of keys made – generic keys – and carry them in your pocket.
These simple reminders help keep the thought of the new vehicle fully fresh in your mind.
Another common technique is using a mock check. Tear out a check from your bank book. Make a check out to yourself, writing to yourself the amount of money you wish to manifest into your life.
Daily Focus… Yet another way to keep desire strong is the daily practice of visualizing your goals and feeling the positive emotions associated with them. This helps to keep the desire strong and flowing.
The Second Force of Power – BELIEF
After you have built up your desire to attract something into your life the next step is to strengthen your belief system. Why is Belief so Important to the Process?
Your thoughts, when directed towards a certain thing – will bring that thing to you. But the reverse also occurs – if you worry and experience anxiety about getting something, in other words the thought of lacking something, this has the effect of pushes it away from you. This is why belief is so critical. If you do not believe you can attain something, your worries and anxiety will counter any positive thoughts you have of the goal and neutralize the workings of the Law of Attraction.
The man I want to become, if I BELIEVE myself to be, I will become ~ Gandhi
Whatever you seek to achieve MUST be within the realm of what you believe to be possible. Belief is a powerful tool and doctors are still often astounded by what belief can do to a patient's health
In the summer of 1994, a surgeon named J. Bruce Moseley conducted an amazing experiment. Doctors had long been aware of the 'placebo effect' – the idea that you can give a patient a placebo, a fake pill, tell the patient that this pill is real and will cure their pain, cough or sore throat. Sure enough, because the patient believes the pill to be real, they often end up cured.
Mosely wondered just how strong the power of the placebo effect could be. Would it work on something more than pills for minor aches and illnesses? Would it work for more serious medical conditions that involved surgery?
Moseley had 10 patients scheduled for an operation intended to relieve the arthritis pain in their knees. The patients were middle-aged men. All 10 were wheeled into an operating room at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center. They were draped, examined and anesthetized. They went through all the elaborate procedures designed to make them BELEIVE that they were about to go through a serious medical operation. They were then dispatched to the recovery room and the next morning sent home, equipped with crutches and a painkiller.
But there the similarities ended between all 10.
For while two of the men would undergo the standard arthroscopic surgery for their condition — the scraping and rinsing of the knee joint — and three would have the rinsing alone, five would have no recognized surgical procedure at all. Their surgery would be a placebo, a make-believe surgery designed to fool the patient.
The result: All 10 patients reported that their arthritis has been considerably healed.
Mosely's experiment was repeated by a team of surgeons in Texas on 180 patients with osteoarthritis in the knee. Two-thirds got the actual surgery. But for a third, the surgeons faked it – they went through the motions of giving a tranquilizer, making three incisions and pretending to do the surgery.
According to the New York Times… "The researchers found patients who underwent the placebo surgery were just as likely to report pain relief as those who received the real procedure. It seems for osteoarthritis patients, the relief is all in patients' minds."
Belief is a powerful thing. And it can be channeled to do more than help you recover from serious illnesses.
Belief, when combined with Desire is a powerful tool to help you use the Law of Attraction to draw to you events and circumstances you wish to bring into your life.
Without Belief, you simply will not be able to properly use the Law of Attraction. The lack of belief will cause thoughts to emerge in your head that are counter to the events you wish to attract.
This means that if you're currently broke, setting a goal to be a billionaire within 5 years may be too tough on your belief system. You may desire a billion dollars, but you may not honestly believe you can acquire it so fast. Without that belief that goal is pointless.
It takes a strong soul to be able to channel so much belief into huge goals. But anyone can TRAIN their belief system to grow and become stronger.
You can start by setting a goal that excites you, that you strongly desire, yet is also something you believe is possible. Going from broke to a billionaire may be too much of a stretch. But aiming to go from being broke to having $10 million in the bank is certainly within the realm of possibility. If you can believe it's possible – it is.
You'll know if the goal you're setting is right based on your inner feelings. If you feel a certain amount of dread or worry – you might be too far away from your current belief system. But if you have positive feelings of excitement and possibility then you're setting the right goal.
The beauty of this process is that once you hit your goal, you boost your belief system. Having hit goal after goal time after time – your belief system will expand more and more. Eventually you may get to a stage where you can believe 100% that one billion dollars is within your grasp.
Fortunately, we humans keep breaking new boundaries in our belief systems every year. In 1952, Roger Bannister, an athlete in England decided that he would set a new world record for running a mile in under 4 minutes. No athlete prior to Bannister had ever run a mile in under 4 minutes. It was a big goal, seen by many to be in the realms of the impossible. Roger Bannister hit his goal in the spring of 1954. He completed a mile in 3 minutes 59 seconds.
But Roger has set more than a world record. He has also raised the realm of possibility for thousands of other runners, many of whom had once thought that running a mile in under 4 minutes was impossible. Just 46 days after Bannister hit his goal, another runner John Landy of Australia ran a mile in 3 minutes and 58 seconds. And within one year, as many as 30 other people had completed the 4 minutes mile.
Roger Bannister showed the world that it was possible – he raised the belief systems of thousands who were inspired by him.
The Law of Attraction did the rest.
So you desire something big and you believe it's within your reach, you've already started to get the Law of Attraction working for you.
But here's the third and final step.
You should now expect what you're asking for to come to you. Desiring and believing something is possible is not the same as expecting it to occur.
The following example might clarify the difference.
You loaned money to a friend. It's been 3 months and he's yet to repay you. You're asking for the money but you just don't seem to be getting it back.
You certainly DESIRE the money to come back to you.
You do BELIEVE your friend could and is capable of paying you back.
What's missing is expectancy. Because you don't expect him to pay you back you're causing the Law of Attraction to act against your favor. You get stressed, feel angry at his lack of appreciation and integrity. These negative feelings hold you in a state where you're pushing away the money.
Now imagine what would happen if you suddenly got a call from your friend saying that he's come around and has decided to repay the money. He tells you he's mailed you a check using Fedex. To ease your doubts, he faxes you a copy of the check and the Fedex delivery receipt. You now have a changed attitude. You now EXPECT the check to come. As the saying goes, you can relax because "the check is in the mail".
This is what we mean by expectation!
When you've developed a proper degree of expectation, you're able to relax and allow the Law of Attraction to work for you and not against you.
As the late Sam Walton, at one point America's richest man said:
I expect to win. I go into tough challenges always planning to come out victorious. It never occurred to me that I might lose, it was almost as if I had a right to win. Thinking like that often seems to turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Let's provide another example of how this works. This is an actual example from a student of Bob Proctor's. John from New York ran a small business with his wife. They built websites for clients. One day, Andrew, an old friend of John's approached them and asked them to invest some money in a potential business idea. John was intrigued so he signed the papers and made the investment of $12,000.
John thought he was buying into a great idea but in reality the business was unsound and the so-called friend had no intention of returning John's investment. John felt betrayed and cheated. He had just lost $12,000 – he and his wife had been saving up for their future plans.
John had been chasing his friend Andrew for months to no avail. John DESIRED the money. He BELIEVED Andrew could return the money. But he just did NOT EXPECT it to come to him given Andrew's character.
What would John do in a situation like this?
After studying the Science of Getting Rich – John said "The answer hit me like a brick. Because I had been CHASING the money, I was placing myself in a state of mind where I simply pushed the money away. I saw myself as someone who had LOST $12,000."
John knew he could not change Andrew's character so he decided to try a different way of earning his money back. He decided "I was going to make up mind to earn $12,000 within a month. I knew I deserved the money. I opened myself up to the possibility of the money coming to me – almost like a gift form the Universe – but through other sources. In my daily meditation – I saw myself receiving a check for $12,000. But I did not care where that check came from. I just desired it, believed it was possible and expected it to come".
John reported that within 3 weeks of changing his mindset he received a pleasant surprise. A particular client commissioned a project that was much larger than normal for John. John had to work 2 days on the project. But his payout was far greater than normal. Coincidently – the payout was EXACTLY $12,000. Prior to this John had never received a check of that size.
Coincidence? Perhaps. But that's exactly what you'll start to notice happening in your life once you begin to apply the Law of Attraction.
Desire, Belief and Expectation — these are the 3 forces of power than you must learn to harness to allow the Law of Attraction to work for you.
Get in the habit of thinking big and desiring wonderful things for yourself and for your fellow man.
Believe that it's possible. Build your belief system by aiming for bigger and bigger goals each time you accomplish something new.
Finally, expect good things to happen. As you apply the lessons here you'll notice streams of beautiful coincidences pushing you in the directions you seek. Your expectation of good things will grow and blossom.
And when all three are aligned – good things will certainly come to you in numbers and magnitude far greater than you might ever imagine.