Great expectations. That's the phrase I'm using these days to help me stay aligned with the experiences I most want to enjoy in life. I love expecting things to be easy, to be fun, to happen exactly when they should and in the best possible way.
Of course, what supports this way of thinking is to be unattached to the outcome. That's why I also love trusting that everything happens for my highest good even when I don't yet realize it.
Last week I watched the interview with Esther Hicks from the Hay House World Summit again and was reminded of a great expectation she holds: "Things are always working out for me."
As soon as I heard her say it, I wrote it down. Then, when the interview was finished, I programmed it into my phone using my favorite "TellMeLater" app so that it popped up on the home screen four times a day. I started saying it to Michael and a few close friends knowing that the more I spoke it, the quicker it would get installed in my brain. And I decided I would believe things are always working out for me even when I wasn't quite sure yet. I've learned that deciding is an important action step, too.
I'm already seeing how the expectation "things are always working out for me" is showing up in my life. For example, I was recently invited to an exciting event in Los Angeles at the exact time I'd scheduled an important appointment. When I called to see if I could reschedule my appointment (something that's typically very difficult to do) I was told there'd been a cancellation and they could fit me in a week earlier. I hung up the phone and thought, "Look at that, things are always working out for me."
A good friend visiting from Europe heard me talking about this expectation and decided to adopt it for herself. She needed to find a magazine for work that she could only get here in the states. We'd looked everywhere to no avail only to find it on the counter at a clothing store while shopping one afternoon. When the employee heard her mention that she'd been trying to find the magazine, he invited her to take it home. We looked at each other and said, "See that, everything is always working out for us!"
I've been so excited about how this expectation has worked that I wanted to share it with you this week so you can use it, too. It's a comforting affirmation. To help you begin using it, make a few copies of this sign and keep them in view...
Give it a couple of weeks and you'll be amazed by what happens. Plans will change effortlessly. Life will get easier. Heck dinner may even make itself! (Okay, I may be going a little overboard here ).
Ready? Look up, put a big smile on your face, and repeat after me: Things are always working out for me, things are always working out for me, things are always working out for me...
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Use the sign above to begin installing this expectation into your brain. The more you see it and use it, the quicker you'll create a new neural pathway for this useful affirmation. Before you know it, life will start proving you right!
This week's video is the perfect thing to watch when you're in a low mood. My sister, Lisa, sent it to me and I've shown it to lots of friends who have loved it. You can see it here. Thanks, Lisa!