How to achieve Abundance and Prosperity

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How to achieve Abundance and Prosperity

It is something everyone wants and it is something so few seem to achieve to their satisfaction: Abundance and Prosperity.

Firstly you have to decide what abundance and prosperity means to you.

If you want more money, if you find a penny in the street, you have more money. So think it out clearly, be precise. How much of what do you want?

OK, so you have decided, let us say, on $1 million.

For most of us that is a rather big stretch from where we are now. If you place that as is into your subconscious it is unlikely to happen. After all your subconscious is checking out what you have achieved already and it may well at this point say “No way, I have no idea how to do that. It’s so far removed from anything we’ve done before.”

Your subconscious bases what it can do on what has happened previously. So you have to show your subconscious a way to know it can do it.

Your subconscious cannot tell the difference between what has actually happened and what you have vividly imagined and felt often enough to make it feel real, so this gives you the ability to create the impression you want.

You have two options and both options will happen faster and more easily if you journal about them.

Option One:

Keep looking at your big goal, yes, but also plan an on-the-way goal: that is a smaller goal that is just a step or so ahead en route to your large goal.

Going with our $1 million end goal, the en-route goal could be something like “Make an extra $1,000 this month” or even “Make and extra $100 this month” if the thousand seems to far away.

But you are not waiting for manna from heaven here. You may not know in what way this money will come to you, but you never the less get out there and do whatever makes sense to you to try.

The money may come from those efforts of yours or they may come from an entirely different source, and if so you may want to change the direction of your efforts from now on.

However, it is very important that you make a sincere attempt and making the money you have asked for.

And journal what you did, where the money came from and journal your gratitude for every amount that comes your way, no matter how small. Journaling brings what is in your mind into the physical world, so by journaling about what you want, you are making the first step in bringing it into “reality.”

And by journaling your gratitude you are showing that you genuinely appreciate what is given to you.
Once you achieve that smaller goal, set another higher one and just keep on going.

Be open to redirection as you see from where your money is arriving, but never give up working towards achieving your goal. And keep on journaling.

Option Two:

If you are hoping this option will just have you lying there dreaming about money, I am sorry to disappoint you! Option Two involves using your imagination, yes.

  • It involves imagining that you have what you are asking for, that it is already here.
  • It involves getting so into your imagining that you really, truly feel like it is already yours.
  • The feeling is very important. You have to feel it to manifest it.

You don’t have to know how it will come to you, but you do have to be able to visualize what it looks and feels like to have it. Intensely and with emotion.

But just as in option one, it does not really work to then just sit around and wait for your bank balance to increase dramatically. You have to get started on doing something to bring in the money. As in option one, the money may well come from another source in the end, but it is up to you to show good faith and get going on the best way you can think of how to bring it to you.

Journaling, again, is a huge part in this.

Imagination and visualization is all in the mind and it can be hard to hold on to for long periods of time. On the other hand, if you write it out – imagine it, feel it and write about what you are imagining and feeling – you are, as in option one, bringing the abstract into reality. You are bringing what was just invisible energy into the physical reality.

There are always times with any goals, when you wonder if you can ever achieve them. But if you have been journaling about them, this is the perfect time to sit down and read what you have written to re-inspire yourself to keep on going.

  • Journaling allows you to vent frustrations when you feel you must.
  • It allows you to show your overflowing gratitude when good things happen.
  • It allows you to create an unchangeable record of how you proceeded, how you felt at any given time, and how things happened.

Journaling is an indispensable tool in manifesting what you want. It is really an indispensable tool in life itself.

So set your goals, get started towards them and journal you progress appreciating every little progress along the way.

Journal: you’ll be glad you did.

You can find the Abundance & Prosperity Inspirational Quotation Journal here.

Fiona MacKay Young

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Intuition is a Gift

journal your intuition Intuition is a Gift.

Intuition may be a gift, but to some people it seems like a gift they do not have.

But they do.

Everyone has intuition, intuitive insights and impulses. The difference is that some people do not realize they have it. They simply do not recognize it, or else they do feel it but ignore it as not being “realistic” or “rational.”

And yet, your intuition, given half the chance, can guide you through life like nothing else can. It is always correct, and yet it really doesn’t care what is “politically correct.”

Your intuition guides you to do what is best for you at this time. It is your job to work out how to make that happen in a way that is, not necessarily comfortable (because your intuition may often lead you into uncomfortable situations as a route to your best outcome) but acceptable to you.

But if you have never felt your intuition speaking to you, or at least have never knowing had your intuition speak to you, where do you start?

Here are some suggestions:

  • Whenever an idea of what to do, or how to do something occurs to you, write it down. Do not try to make sense of it, or to add your own calculations of how to make this work. Just write it down as it came to you. Date it.
  • When you have more than one choice as to how to proceed in something, write down all the options. Mark the option that seems to feel that is wants to happen the most, even if it seems totally “out there” or wrong to you. Date it.
  • When you do something, but you have a nagging feeling you should have done something else. Write it down and date it.

Not only write what it was, but write how it felt. Was it just an uncomfortable feeling? Did your inner voice speak to you? Did you have a sudden flash of an idea? What happened to make you aware of the plan, the idea that you wrote down?

You get the picture? Any feelings, ideas, inklings, nagging doubts – write them all down, with the date. How they came to you will help you identify intuition in the future.

Keep looking back at your Intuition Journal ever so often and check what is going on with the things you wrote down.

To begin with perhaps only one in a while will jump out and hit you because what you thought was a crazy idea worked out as the best one – or it now appears it would have worked out as the best one if only you had followed it.

Intuition, of course, will not always appear in your life in the same way. One time you may just be “hit” with a wonderful (although scary or perhaps crazy seeming) idea and another time you may just have a quiet confidence that this is the way to go.

However, if you keep a record, and check back so you get to know what was indeed your intuition and what was not, you will gradually get more comfortable with hearing its voice and recognizing its tone.

If you would like an actual “test” to help you, read about it here

Learn to trust your intuition and tap into that all knowing inner guide that wants to lead you and guide you for your own good.

To your increased “inuiting”

Fiona MacKay Young

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Do you find it difficult to believe in the Law of Attraction?

Do you find it difficult to believe in the Law of Attraction?

Do you, perhaps, believe The Law of Attraction works but are having trouble manifesting it in your own life?

If your answer to either of these questions was “yes” I have a solution to suggest to you.

Yes, it is a simple as that. Journal.

But do not just do a regular journal where you write out whatever comes to mind, about your day, your challenges, your successes. These are all very valid topics, as is almost anything else, for general journaling, but to work specifically on the Law of Attraction, I invite you to consider a focused or targeted journal.

This is a journal that zeroes in, or focuses on a specific topic, in this case, the Law of Attraction.

You write down what you want to attract, or manifest in your life.

You write it down always in the positive. So if you want to have no debt, you do not write that you want to have no debt. Instead you write about how you want to be financially stable or secure, with cash in the bank, and everything paid off. In fact the more specific you are, the better it works, so perhaps you could put exactly how much cash you would like to have in the bank.

As you write, be visualizing what it is you are asking for.  That should be easy enough since you have to be thinking of it to write about it, so visualizing is just taking it all a little slower so you have time to “see” it as well.

Do this for everything you want to use the Law of Attraction to bring to you.

Keep doing it.

Do not just write the same words each time but try to take a fresh approach to it. Think about how life will be when you have what you are asking for. Think about how it will feel and look. Write about how you appreciate the “side effects” of what you are asking for, as well as the “main event.”

Each time you see even a little of it arriving, journal it with gratitude and appreciation.

Journaling in this way has many advantages.

The thing about manifesting is that sometimes what you are asking for comes to you in a way you did not expect, so at first you just do not notice it. Or it comes in such a natural way, that although you enjoy and appreciate it immediately, you do not fully realize that this is the answer to your request until later.

When you have journal as you go, you can go back, re read and get a clearer perspective on what you have asked for, how you asked for it, and how it is appearing in your life.

Sometimes, you may re-read and decide that, no, this is not what you want after all, and may decide to “tweak” your request or change it altogether. Of course, this can delay receiving anything, but if your original request no longer fits your needs or wishes, then changing it is the wisest thing to do.

Journaling keeps track.

Our minds are funny things. We think we remember SO clearly, but if we have been journaling, we can go back and may often find out that what we remember is not what actually was. Our memories have twisted it or changed it in some way.

Journaling to ask, to express our feelings, our gratitude – sometimes even our pain – keeps an exactly record of where we are at any given point. And it also shows us beyond argument when our wishes are fulfilled.

By seeing, in a journal, when we receive an answer to a request, we then begin to believe me. And the more we believe, the more we receive.

Your Law of Attraction Journal can be the key to learning to trust that we can manifest our wildest dreams, and it increases our gratitude when we see just how often and how much we are already receiving.

So journal.  Keep a Law of Attraction Journal and watch your world change.

To your success, your happiness and your focused “Attraction,”

Fiona MacKay Young

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Ideas are priceless and fleeting: keep them safe.

Ideas are priceless and fleeting: keep them safe.

Ideas are priceless and fleeting: keep them safe, keep them from drifting off and evaporating.

Have you ever had a great idea, perhaps in the middle of the night, perhaps at any other time? Have you ever then forgotten what it was?

If you have ever had an idea at all, then the above scenario is probably true for you. There is no cure, but an Ideas Journal is excellent prevention.

Your Ideas Journal is a place to write down any ideas that come to you at any time, whether they seem immediately relevant or if they are ideas for some time in the future. Maybe at 2 am you will not have your ideas journal handy, but please do have a pad and pen beside the bed to jot down ideas as they come.

I keep paper and pen beside my bed and when inspiration strikes in the middle of the night, I scribble down on the pad what it is. In the dark, just making sure I leave plenty space between lines of writing then I can be sure of being able to read it in the morning.

Then I turn the page on my pad or paper, so that is I have another brilliant idea before dawn, I have a fresh sheet of paper willing to receive it. Of course, if you have a bedroom to yourself, you can turn on the light and do it the easy way!

If I am out and about, I have electronic sticky notes on my phone on which to jot down ideas.

One way or another, ideas need to be captured in writing at the time they first come to you. They have a very limited timespan and once they are gone they are usually impossible to find again.

Whenever I have ideas noted down in different places, I always add them as soon as I reasonably can, to my Ideas Journal. I have kept one for years.

To my mind, an Ideas Journal puts me under no pressure to actually do whatever the idea was. It is an idea. It is something to consider, perhaps to think over and develop farther, perhaps to decide that, yes, it’s a great idea but I can’t see me ever actually doing it. But it stays in my Ideas Journal anyway. How do I know what I’ll think is feasible in another few months or even years?

In fact, as I am writing this, I have just come up with another idea which I have just taken the time to note down in my Ideas Journal. I don’t know when I will do it, but it’s a pretty hot idea, and too good to forget.

If you, like me “suffer” from a zillion ideas, an Ideas Journal is imperative because how on earth could we remember so many? And we can’t tell at this point which will be the winners and which we will ultimately decide not to follow through on.

If your ideas come at a more decorous pace and don’t inundate you all day, then an Ideas Journal is equally necessary so you don’t lose one single one. Each idea of yours has a much higher percent chance (since there are less altogether) of being the best you’ll ever have. Don’t lose it.

One way or another, ideas are a priceless gift to each of us, and we owe it to ourselves, and maybe to others who would ultimately benefit, not to lose any of them.

I was looking through an old Ideas Journal recently and came across an idea I came up with several years ago and never did anything with. I had totally forgotten about it. But what a great idea it is! I am currently making plans as to how to use it. If it had not been in my journal, it would have been gone forever.

An Ideas Journal is not something you can make yourself sit down and write in once a day at a set time, as some people recommend for general journaling.

Ideas are inspiration, so you write in your Ideas Journal when inspiration strikes, and if inspiration strikes (as it does) at inconvenient moments, then jot it down somewhere temporarily and add it to your Ideas Journal as soon as possible, while you are still able to recapture the moment.

As you journal your ideas, expand on them. 

You are in the flow at that moment which you may or may not be when you read it later. So let the idea just explain itself, how it looks, feels, where it might lead, how you see it developing, what options you can see. Just let it take on a life of its own and record it all.

Later you may see terrific value in some of that expansiveness, or you may not, but you never know ahead of time which are diamonds and which are just pebbles, so write it all down.

Regardless of your lifestyle or your life situation, the chances are you have ideas.

They come to you for a reason. You may not know right now what that reason is, and you may not right now see any benefit in the idea. But write it down anyway.

You wouldn’t throw away a priceless gem that came your way just because you didn’t have a jewelry setting ready and waiting to receive it, would you? So don’t throw away your ideas either. There are priceless gems among them and time will tell which are which – but only if you still have them to evaluate.

Journal your Ideas. Now there’s an IDEA!

Fiona MacKay Young

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Do you want to be more Intuitive?

Do you want to be more Intuitive?

Do you want to be more Intuitive? Unless you are already mega-intuitive the answer is probably “yes.” And that is the reason for this article. There is a very simple, inexpensive practice that almost anyone can do, right where they are, that can help them become more intuitive.

Let me explain first that that does not mean your intuition will work better, harder or faster. It is working perfectly well already and has been doing so all your life. What this article will help you do is to tune into your intuition, to listen to it and to learn to recognize its voice.

And you may indeed actually “hear” your intuition as a voice, probably your own, inside your head or you may get hunches, or some other physical feeling that tells you what your intuition is saying. Some people dream and others never know how or where it came from but they just know where to go, what to do in a sudden inspiration.

All of these, and probably many more, are ways you intuition speaks to you. But if you, because of background, because of the type of work you do, because you just don’t believe in all that “hocus-pocus” stuff – or because you just haven’t been able to figure out what is your intuition and what is now – if you have not been used to hearing and recognizing your intuition, here is a way that can help.

Journal.  Start an intuition journal.

Journaling in any form is amazingly healthy. It can help so many problems just disappear or at least help us deal with them. It can be a wonderful place to celebrate happiness, gratitude, to create family and other memories. And it is the perfect place to learn to hear your intuition. Your intuition is your invisible guide to life. It is never wrong, so it is worth taking some time to get to know it intimately.

I believe strongly in targeted journaling, where you focus on just one topic and journal about that. The focus helps you keep out unrelated events, feelings, concerns, and instead keep looking at and concentrating on the subject of your choice.

And as a targeted journal you do not need to feel obligated to write every day. You write when something related to your topic comes up, or when you are thinking about that and have something to write.

There is no daily grind to sit down and write every single day even when you do not feel like it. In a targeted journal when the relevant topic appears in your thoughts or life, you feel excitement and want to journal, because you are building up a story, an understanding, on this one subject which you already know will help you.

Initially your intuition journal has two things that will go into it.

Any time you think you intuition is telling you something, write it down. One of the lovely things about a journal is that is never judges you, so you can write down anything and no-one is going to think you were silly or stupid to write it or to think it.

So whenever you feel something could well be your intuition (or could not be, but you are not sure) write it down. Write down exactly what you are feeling or hearing that makes you think it might be intuition. This is important since you are learning to identify what is and what is not your sixth sense guiding you.

Then later, you can come back and add whether this proved to be your intuition indeed, in light of later developments, or whether it was not, or perhaps you may just have to put that you are still not sure about this one. However, you will come to recognize, over time, what is and what is not your intuition.

The benefit of this is obvious.

Now you when to listen to that quiet voice, and know how to recognize it. You recognize it as a trusted friend.

If you already are tuned into your intuition, or once you come to that stage through journaling, an Intuition journal can still be an extremely valuable ally.

Even those of us who use our intuition as a regular guidance system in our lives, are prone to allow our imagination or subsequent events to alter or cloud that original insight. We look back and think it can’t have been quite as we saw or felt it, it must have been… and we edit and reshape to fit present circumstances.

Your intuition journal can help prevent that. If you write down your original intuitive thought at the time, exactly as it came to you, including how it came to you, it will be there, unedited, unchanged when you come back later, with your doubts, to recall exactly what the original message was.

Since we are assuming that you are someone who by now trusts their intuition easily, re-reading your earlier entries can get you back on track and going in the right directions.

Once you really trust your intuition implicitly, you will follow it when it seems like a crazy way to go. You will follow it regardless of what those around you say or do. You will follow it because it has proved to you that it is always right, it always knows what is best for you.

And when you have doubts, when the pressure around you gets great enough that you being to wonder … you will have your intuition journal to keep you on the right path and to give you the confidence you need to keep going.

And once that situation is over, and journaled in your Intuition journal, you will now have that to look back on too, which will give you even more confidence in how well it works.

Intuition and Journaling. They are natural partners and a very powerful duo. Start your intuition journal today.

Intuition is powerful: make the most of your power.

Fiona MacKay Young

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Become more Intuitive with Journaling

Did you know that you can become more intuitive with journaling?

Do you recognize the voice or the feel of your intuition? Everyone has intuition and everyone’s intuition tries to communicate with its “owner.” However, not every “owner” notices or recognizes her or his intuition.

Your intuition is always right. It never makes a mistake, or gets it wrong, so it is your own great advantage to take a little time to get to know this faultless guide. Of course, even the most intuitively tuned-in people still have problems and difficulties, but they get through it in the easiest, most pain free way possible because they follow their intuitive direction.

Intuition is not forceful. It does not feel like you have just been hit over the head with a sledge hammer. It just quietly gives you the information it has for you and leaves it up to you to decide whether to pay attention or to ignore it.

Not everyone “hears” their intuition in the same way. Some actually do “hear” and often it sounds like their own voice in their head talking to them. Others just get a feeling – a sixth sense – we often refer to it as a gut feeling. They just know the best direction to take, and have a strong feeling that this is so without knowing why they know or where it came from. And others can feel physical malady of various kinds if they are not following the most advisable path for them at this point.

Regardless of how it speaks to you, your intuition does speak and your life will be happier and easier if you can learn to follow this quiet, unobtrusive guide.

One of the best, in fact THE best way to learn to trust your intuition more strongly, and to come to recognize its voice more easily, is to journal. Journaling is a terrific tool for many, many things, and one of these that it is certainly most strongly recommended for is for getting to know and following your intuitive sense.

Whether you already have a good connection with your intuitive self, or whether you are just beginning to pay attention and try to get an effective communication set up, journaling is a wonderful tool to help you.

If you are one of those who is already in touch with this side of yourself, if you regularly get intuitive information from which to direct your actions and your life, then keeping a journal can help you stay on track more easily.

With small things it is not too hard just to go with your hunches, but when it comes to bigger and riskier moves, it can sometimes be hard to keep on track.

Other people’s advice may go against what you intuition says. Other events may seem to change the situation. Other situations may impact your direction until you are not sure if what you remember as what your intuition said is correct. You may be inclined to convince yourself that what it said was different, so to fit more easily into the current situation.

If you journal when you hear or feel something from your intuition, big or small, you have that record, unaffected by future events or other people, to go back to and check later when doubts arise.

If you journal as you follow through, you can also include any farther intuitive information you get as you progress. For any big step, or anything that has high stakes, journaling can both help you stay on track and give you more confidence that you are doing the right things and going in the right direction.

For those who have not yet reached the stage of trusting their intuition, or perhaps of not even really consciously knowing it is even communicating with you, a journal can help you take baby steps at first and work your way up to being fully aware of and trusting your sixth sense.

When you  journal each time you have some gut feeling of some kind, no matter how weak or vague, you have it written down where it can’t get either lost or changed. If you are really unsure, write everything down anyway, but just follow it on the easier, lower stake items until you build your trust.

This will teach you to learn what feelings really are your intuition and which are not. It will help you learn to recognize your intuitive voice, just as listening to any human voice for a while teaches you to recognize that person’s voice.

And once you have learnt to recognize your intuitive voice, and you have journal entries of the times you heard it and how right it always is, it will give you confidence to both know it is your intuition you are hearing and to follow it in riskier situations.

There can be no more compatible relationship than that of intuition and journaling. They just naturally belong together. Our minds play tricks on us so easily that having a written record can help us keep ourselves on track even when outward signs seem to be telling us to go another way.

Talk to your intuition. Ask it questions. Ask it “should I be doing this?” and then sit quietly and feel and listen for it to give you guidance. It is easier to understand when you ask questions that require a yes or a no answer, especially when you are relatively new to being in conscious communication with your intuition.

Do not forget that you have your own personal, internal GPS just waiting to guide you through any storm if only you will plug it in and turn it on … and then write down its instructions in your Intuition Journal so you do not forget or allow doubts to creep in later on.

So here in a nutshell is your guide for life:

  1. Listen to your intuition.
  2. Journal.
  3. Repeat for the rest of your life.

To your Intuition Journaling,

Fiona MacKay Young

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I journaled before I knew what journaling was.

As far back as I can remember I have written down anything that creates strong emotion within me. Happiness, excitement, gratitude, hope, ideas, sorrow, anger, grief of any kind. I have written it all down, allowing myself to just pour out whatever comes to mind.

Then one day (many, many years ago, but I can still remember the surprise) I discovered that this practice had a name, and one could even buy special books in which to do it. It is called journaling.

And so I journal. I must have journaled about every aspect of my life by now, but I don’t engage in general “diary keeping.” That is, I don’t just sit down each night and write out my day’s events. And, I don’t put myself under any pressure to journal if I don’t feel like it.

There is a reason for this. It works better to bring into my life what I want if I journal when I feel strongly about something and stick to the topic of my current passion.

This is because journaling involves several different things.

It involves:

  • the act of thinking out what to write,
  • the act of writing,
  • the act of reading what you have written (as you go, or immediately after),
  • and it involves the act of (voluntarily or not) thinking over what you just wrote.

It can also, if you choose, involve re-reading your entry at a later time as often as you wish.

Dr Jim Richards describes handwriting as being “the back door to the subconscious… when you write by hand it influences your heart and your subconscious mind.”  So when you write by hand, your subconscious is listening (or rather reading) along with you and drinking in whatever you have to say, and your heart is feeling the emotion.

Your subconscious mind, the part of your brain that motivates your conscious self to do what you do, is programmed by spaced repetition. That is, things repeated over and over, with a space in between repetitions. It is also influenced by the amount feeling or emotion you are experiencing.

So if you write on a specific topic when you are feeling emotionally engaged with that topic, you will be expressing more feeling, and so engaging your all-powerful subconscious mind to a greater level.

And once your subconscious believes in what you are writing and is engaged, watch out! It will have you do whatever it takes to make what it believes become a reality.

You may well have heard of the idea of visualization, including vision boards. You may also have heard of affirmations – saying something over and over to yourself.

Both of these work, and both of these are included automatically when you journal, and especially when you journal on the topic of your present emotion so that depth of feeling and engagement are part of the package.

The other thing that is important to mention is that your subconscious only understands the positive.

If you write “I do not want to be in debt” your subconscious understands that as “I do want to be in debt” and will do everything in its power to help you get there. Probably not what you wanted. So keep it positive.  Change your wording around if necessary so you avoid the negative.

As you write you are not only engaged physically in the writing process. You are also engaged mentally in thinking out what to say, visually both in seeing and understanding the actual writing and in visioning in your mind what you are writing about. And you may well immediately strengthen the process by re-reading what you just wrote. And you can also re-read at any time, or write a new journal entry on the same topic.

Journaling is very healthy. It lets out feelings that if allowed to build up unexpressed can cause tension and stress (yes, even good feelings when too much become stressful). It helps us to think clearly and notice what inconsistencies we have allowed to creep into our thinking. And it gives us a way to program ourselves to get what we want out of life, both in giving and receiving.

So journal with passion. Journal as and when you feel passion. And journal in the positive. You’ll be glad you did.

Fiona MacKay Young

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The Benefit from Journaling: it’s Amazing

A journal is where you can freely write, not only what happened, but how you feel about what happened. What you saw and how it affected you. What you did that you are proud of, pleased about, and also what you did that you would very much prefer to do differently the next time.

Why Journal? It is a place to share your secrets, to open your heart, to pour out your emotions. It is also a place to laugh, to express happiness, hope, love and dreams.

It has been called “the cheapest therapy you will ever get”, but certainly not only those in need of therapy can benefit from journaling. In fact, by writing regularly in a journal therapy may well be something you never need.Journaling with a scroll and feather pen

Journaling is powerful. It helps you see things clearly, much more clearly that just thinking them over could ever do.

Journaling is freeing. Once you have let it all out to your journal, you not only feel release, but you also have the ability to go back and read it and by doing so you may find you can see it in a new light.

When you write you are, obviously, right there, involved, and writing in the first person. But when you go back after a “cooling off” time, you have more of the ability to read it in the third person. You are more removed from it.

This gives some degree of disassociation with the topic, with the emotional involvement, and can allow solutions or direction to occur to you that did not occur while you were so intimately involved in the original writing.

If it is troubles you are journaling about, writing another entry after rereading the previous entry, can be very helpful as you are coming from a different perspective.

But journaling is not only for the bad times. Journaling is so very much also for the good times.

By journaling when things are going right, you not only re-emphasize to yourself, as you write, how good things are and how it makes you feel, but you have that upbeat, hopeful entry there to also re-read later on.

Re-reading positive, happy entries has a wonderful effect later. If at that point you are still in a good space, it will just strengthen the positive feeling. If you perhaps have run into some problems by the time you read it again, it will help you realize that troubles can be overcome and even in trouble there are things to be grateful for.  Plus that happiness was there before and will come again.

Journaling about specific areas of your life works the same as general journaling, but on the fast track.

By focusing on just one area, let’s say Motivation, you are writing, thinking, feeling about that topic and presumably about in which area of life you feel you could do with more motivation – or perhaps in what area of life you do have motivation but feel you could do with more, or are afraid you might run out of “juice” before you achieve your goal.journaling with a feather pen

So by writing just on that topic, that is where you focus lies. You are looking at it through a microscope. All the time you spend writing on this topic, your brain and your emotions are concentrating on just that area.

For this reason as you journal on something like motivation (or it could be happiness, love, intuition, manifesting with the Law of Attraction, coming up with new ideas or many other topics) it is important to stay positive. Write only in the positive. Instead of writing, for example, that you gave up after 20 minutes of doing something, write how you kept going for 20 minutes and will keep going longer the next time.

It is all connected with your subconscious mind. If your subconscious hears that you give up, it assumes that is what you want to do and will do its best to help you give up in future. Presumably this is not what you want.

However, if your subconscious hears that you kept going and will keep going longer next time, it will do its best to help you do that – and that IS what you want.

And, as you probably know, the subconscious mind does not recognize the negative, “no” or “not.” So “I do not want to give up” comes to it as “I do want to give up.” Probably not what you wanted it to understand. Instead say “I am persevering and keeping on going” and the right message gets across to your all powerful subconscious.

We think in our conscious minds, but it is our subconscious mind that guides us. That is why people self-sabotage. Their conscious mind says they want to do something, but the messages the subconscious mind is getting are saying they want to do something quite different.  So they their subconscious, controlling their actions, helps them to what IT believes they want, often preventing them, or redirecting them from doing what their conscious mind wants.

One way to work on that is to always write in the positive. Be grateful for what good things ARE in your life, and believe, even when things are bad, that more good things will come, and they will.

All this is ammunition for your journal. Write often, as little or as much as you like. Open your heart and pour it all out. Reread it. If it was a difficult time when you wrote the original entry, the next entry can look for the positives, however small, that were in it, and write about the positive possibilities for the future. It is was a good time when you wrote, re-reading it will emphasize the good in your life.

Journaling is so healthy, make it a habit.

Susan Morgan

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Journaling to Get What You Want

Focused journaling (also known as targeted journaling) when you do it to get something you want is different, obviously, than journaling to record what the youngsters in your life said or did.

Instead you are journaling with a view to creating what you want vividly in your mind, so you can then create it in physical form. That is manifesting.

How do you do this?

First, spend some time identifying what it is you really want to manifest. Most people immediately think of money. But, again, for most people, it is not the money itself they really want; it is what the money will bring them that they long for.

So when you are thinking about more money always include in your imagination what that will mean in terms of how your life will change. What do you want that that money will bring?

Of course it is possible that money is not what you are wanting, but whatever it is, try to determine what it is you want to see in your life, not the steps or things you need to get it.

Once you have a clear picture of what you really want, it is time to start writing in your journal.thought-bubble-2-hi

The benefit of an actual journal for this is that sometimes, when life is “happening” to you in ways you would prefer it didn’t, you may find it hard to get into the right mindset to journal in a way to successfully manifest what you want. On these occasions, reading over what you wrote previously can help you get into the right frame of mind to feel that what you want really is on its way to you.

So let’s assume you are ready to start today’s journaling. You know what you want, and you can feel it, see it, taste it.

Write out what it feels like. Write out what it is you want. You don’t have to write out exactly what you wrote out yesterday and the day before. That would be become boring and therefore totally ineffectual very fast. Instead choose a part of your dream and write about that.

Whenever you write in your journal, write in the present tense as though you already have it. Live whatever part of it you are writing today in your mind as you write. Experience it in your imagination as if it were here right now and you are feeling, hearing, seeing it all.

The more emotion, passion and feeling you can get going on your chosen topic, the quicker and more effectively it will appear in your life.

Cover which ever part of your dream seems closet to you at the moment. Always write in the positive. If something negative has happened during the day, then write about that topic, in the present tense, and how it will be when it is all positive and good in that area is one of the best ways both to get over the disappointment or discouragement of the day, but also to keep going with the manifesting, the image you are building in your heart and mind.

Feel it. Thinking is good. You need to understand what you are about. But it is feeling that brings it about. The more you can feel it, the more you can inhale its very essence the more quickly it will manifest itself in your life.

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If you have any doubts that what you are asking for may not appear, write out your fears, your doubts and continue to write about how to overcome these doubts, what is causing these to even be there in the first place. By understanding WHY you are causing doubts, which are blocks to manifesting your dreams, is a big step towards overcoming them.

When you identify a block, in your imagination lift it up and throw it over into the “block tank” – and imaginary place your mind has the ability to toss anything into, no matter how big or heavy, and nothing has ever had the ability to escape from the block tank. Once it is there, you are clear of it.

So now go on and journal about how what you want is here and how you are enjoying it, knowing that block is now safely out of the way. Any time it reappears, just toss it back into the tank. That same block cannot appear because it cannot get out of the tank, but sometimes it leaves behind some residual blocks that pop up to try create the same problem for you. Just toss every single one of them into the block tank and keep on with your success journaling free from doubt.

Each day spend at least five minutes journaling about whatever it is you are working on. Don’t give up.

Once your subconscious is convinced that what you are imagining is true, it will do everything it can to make your conscious life match what it believes. And whether you know it or not, that is your most powerful achievement tool. Your subconscious will move heaven and earth, literally, to create in your life what you believe.

Ask, Believe, Receive is not just a “logo” it’s true. So get your manifestation journal started and keep on going until you have what you asked for, because as soon as you start it is on its way, you just have to keep going till it arrives.

thankyou 4brush-and-two-paint-tubes1 from http://www.gaderinge.com/art-and-music-graphics/brush-and-two-paint-tubes/And one last thing. Don’t forget to say thank you to the Universe, God, Spirit – whomever fits best into your belief system to thank. Gratitude is essential. True from the heart gratitude. It is not only richly deserved for bringing you what you want, but it also works wonders.

Happy journaling and successful manifestation.

Susan Morgan

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