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Looking To The Future

“There are two things to aim at in Life, first go get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. “ Logan Pearsall Smith


It is important to be mindful about the future.  In our present moment awareness, we keep a broad wide expansive view that allow us to look towards the future, without going into fear about it or trying to completely manipulate it.  Setting intentions is a way of solidifying your connection to your desires. It has been proven that words and thoughts are things. They are a form of energy. When you set goals, you become the co-creator of your life.  The universe truly wants to fulfill our desires but it is our fear or feelings of lack that keep us from our good.

All we have to do is to feel the blessing, the gift, the grace of being alive another second, moment, minute and day.  From the book “The Book of Positive Quotations arranged by John Cook: MAKE THE ENJOYMENT OF LIFE A PRIMARY GOAL.

Calendar in a day with yourself, for yourself and all about your vision for your future. Make it a priority between now and the first week of September, to set your intentions in your mind, your heart and with your pen.  Sometimes we have to determine what it is that we don’t want, to determine what it is that we do want.

“Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays are quite impossible to foresee are ahead…You can only see one thing clearly and that is your intentions. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.”  Kathleen Norris

“it is when things go hardest, when life becomes most trying that there is greatest need for having a fixed goal.  When few comforts come from without, it is all the more necessary to have a fount to draw on from within.”  B.C Forbes

Dr. Wayne Dyer- Wisdom of the Ages

There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.  William James (1842-1910).

We think in pictures, just as we dream in pictures. Not words, sentences or phrases, but mental images.  The words are symbols enabling us to communicate or describe those pictures. It is this picturing process that William James is saying that you control with your free will.  If you can actually convert those pictures into your reality, you will become the co-creator of your very existence and all that shows up in your life. What I will do is offer you what I think of as the 4 R’s for putting this idea to work beginning TODAY.  Here are the Four R’s in one sentence. WHAT YOU REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANT YOU WILL GET.

Form a picture of what you would like in your life, such as a promotion, a new car, weight loss, non-addiction or whatever. Once the picture is formed, you wish for it by seeing yourself in the job, or driving the new car, or at your desired weight. Everything you manifest begins with a wish based on an inner visualization

The difference between merely having a picture in your mind that you wish for and a desire is your willingness to ASK for it. Whatever you have asked for in your imagery, ask out loud, but privately to receive.

Now you take the picture you have wished for and asked for and you frame it into a statement of intention or will. It goes like this. “ I intent to bring this picture into my world with the cooperation of …whatever you prefer to name as the creative intelligence.  There is no room for doubt with such statements as “If everything works our okay” or “If I am lucky”.

I call this the hardening of the will. You are unwilling to allow anyone to discourage your passionate purpose or put a damper on your picture.  You resist the negative opinions of others, and you remain silent as much as possible on what you intend to produce into your life.  This passion is what William James meant by…And you keep and hold that picture there long enough…” Those who are really, really, really, really, accomplished at attracting into their lives all they desire, are by no means lucky nor do their circumstances create their desires are by no means lucky, nor do their circumstances create their desires.

“Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving, if your sights are set far above the merely secure and mediocre. “  David Sarnoff

“There are three ingredients in the good life: LEARNING, EARNING and YEARNING.”  Christopher Morely

“You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.” Charles C. Noble





Astrid Kastenberg