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My golden rule for manifesting meaningful goals is rooted in a simple belief — when you discover your true heart’s desires and align with your soul path you can accomplish anything. Whether you want to grow a garden, learn a language, or get a law degree. When goals come from within, driven by internal stirrings, passions, and truths they have the divine seeds that lead to powerful manifestation. Here are my three proven steps to making and manifesting meaningful goals.
The first step to creating meaningful goals happens hours, days, maybe even weeks or months before you actually sit down to write your goals. This process involves a bit of intentional daydreaming. Begin to visualize what you want your life to look like ten years from now. Why ten years? Because that is where you can really let your imagination fly. We often have few limitations or restrictions on how we envision our life in a decade so it’s easier to silence the internal naysayer, critic, and editor who gets caught up in how is that going to happen?. When you’re walking the dog, lying in bed, running errands, ask yourself what you want your life to look and feel like a decade from now. Tap into how it resonates in your heart, without regard to external validation or expectations or how you will get there. Use all of your senses — what does it look like, smell, taste, sound like? For example if you dream of moving to another state or country, do you smell fields, a farm, the ocean, gourmet delights? What do you feel on your skin? A cotton tee, a silky dress, a crisply structured jacket? Step into a higher, more expansive version of who you think you are with no limitation.
When you have all the visions dancing in your head, sit down to write. Do so when you are in a joyful mood and not feeling pressure or anxiety around your goals in anyway. The ceremony should be sacred and calm but also fun and exciting. Bring in music, flowers, essential oils, candles, photos, your favorite beverage so the moment is energetically charged. Here are the tried and true tricks I’ve used for nearly two decades:
#3 Release and Receive
As you go about taking actionable, everyday steps toward your goals you should do so with soft eyes, a light heart, and open mind. Allow for your dreams to show up in a way you never expected. For example throughout my thirties I had this romantic dream that I would end up marrying a European citizen (funny, but true 😉 💯 🇫🇷 🇮🇹). I wrote the following as one of my ten year goals at age 32: “I am married to a man who loves me deeply, is kind, funny, smart, settled in his career and a European citizen.” I met the Sergeant one week after my 40th birthday, he had all of those qualities but was Bronx born, thus a U.S. citizen. However, shortly thereafter I discovered that he was a first generation American and held Irish/EU citizenship as well. My dream came true in a way I could have never predicted.
In the release phase it is vital to keep your goals to yourself. I never share my goals with anyone. Sure, when I was in law school everyone knew I was getting a law degree, but I had things written down about the grades I would get, my bar exam score, multiple state bar admissions, loans paid off by a certain time, etc. that I kept to myself. They all came true and continue to manifest today because I wasn’t sidetracked by the limitation or short-sightedness of others. Sometimes even those who love us dearly try to protect us from disappointment or pain by injecting fear, caution, or hesitancy into situations that feel unknown or too out of reach for them to fathom. By staying silent you stay in a protected vibration that allows you to dance with a dream that already exists in another dimension. You don’t always have to know how you will get there, you just have to release into the feeling of knowing that the goal is a living, breathing entity that gets closer each time you put yourself in a state that feels as if it is already complete, finished, and being enjoyed.
Big things often begin with small, ordinary moments. You could begin watching French TV and practicing the language for thirty minutes, three times a week this year and five years from now be living and working in France. The key is to plant the seed. You are co-creating with the universe . . . be in the flow and enjoy.