As many of you are aware, I have been practicing living by the Law of Attraction philosophy for a while now. Some of the basic concepts include living from a perspective of gratitude and appreciation, and putting my focus on what I DO want, rather than what I do not want. I love the phrase: “Energy flows where our attention goes!” For example, if my neighbor’s dogs are barking loudly and disturbing me, I can choose to focus on how irritating the barking is, (what I do NOT want) or, I can remember how lovely it is when my home is peaceful and quiet, and trust that it will be peaceful soon, if not in that moment. (What I DO want.) In other words, I am flowing my energy towards a peaceful home environment, rather than giving more of my energy to my irritation. This is using a Key I refer to as “Anticipation.” Anticipation requires me to TRUST AND EXPECT things to be the way I want.
In the past, I have spent a lot of time and energy ‘wishing’ and ‘hoping’ that what I desired would manifest, with mixed results… Why was it so hard for me to manifest what I wanted? Clarity came when I recognized that I often had some doubt that what I wanted would come true – Maybe I wasn’t being good enough, or maybe I wasn’t visualizing clearly enough, or maybe I needed to write more affirmations….
It is sometimes challenging to have a clear expectation that what I am desiring will come to be. I sometimes stumble when I cannot see HOW what I am wanting will come to be. Lottery fantasies are a way to imagine a convenient ‘how’ to bring many things I want. But I still have those nagging thoughts about how high the odds are against winning the lottery. Or, I notice my current situation, and can feel frustrated that I can’t do all the things I want to do right now, and so I am giving my energy to what I DON’T want. And so, I can dance between trust anddoubt.
And now, I am aware of the holiday season approaching, and I remembered the feelings I had as a child just before Christmas – the delightful anticipation that WONDERFUL things were coming. There would be festivities, parties, decorations, goodies, music and, finally, a Christmas tree with presents overflowing underneath! In those moments, it didn’t really matter to me what presents I got, I was sure that there would be great things coming, and I especially liked surprises, so the anticipation of Christmas day was thrilling!
I realized that this feeling of excited ANTICIPATION was one of no doubt. Iknew it was going to be fun, I knew I would have a great time and love what I received – even if I didn’t know exactly what would be under the tree…. THAT is the feeling I want to create in my life on a regular basis. When I can wake up each morning, anticipating a wonderful day, not knowing what surprises are coming, and not even worrying if today isn’t the day for the surprises, because I know they will be coming soon, then I will be living in a clear place of expectation and appreciation!
So, all I need to do is be six years old again, and pretend that every month is December. That sounds silly, but it feels pretty good. Want to “play Anticipation” with me??