Raising Your Bars – inspiration from Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley

Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley

Where are your bars set, high or low?

I have been reading Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley and have had such gratitude for the simple way he writes .  He takes what I used to see as very confusing, out of this world, metaphysical stuff and makes it really useful in my life.

Kirsten RinnI used to think that driving a Mercedes would make me look materialistic.  I thought that in some way it was bad or something.  It was not in alignment to what I thought about my reality back then.  I wanted to save the world and be helpful and useful to others.  I wanted a family and I wanted to be happy.  I have always wanted a Mercedes.  To this day I still want a Mercedes, an antique convertible SL  to be exact and a Mercedes Station Wagon is even sweet but what ever right?

It is okay to want nice things, I get that today.  Things don’t make us who we are.  The inner us is what counts.  Ultimately I want pure happiness to engulf my life.  I want amazing relationships, abundance and wealth, kids that respect and honor me and others, a beautiful home that is functional and inspiring (and on the beach!) and you know what?  This is my end result that I live in now.  I may not have the beach home yet, but I know it is coming.  I have raised my bars and have higher views about what I want my reality to be today.

 The perspective we have about our life now will reflect what are bars are set.  We might not realize what they are set at until we look at a few different scenarios.  In the book Manifesting Change, by Mike Dooley, he  gives some great examples of scenarios or exercises as he calls them.  One went something like this:  visualize you are on a long plane trip to a far off exotic locale.  Take a minute and visualize it.  See yourself on the plane and feel what it would feel like.  Then he goes on to ask, how did you see yourself on the plane?  Were you in coach, business class or first class? You can take it further and ask yourself who you were with, were you alone? Were you happy? The point is try to notice where your bars are set and then if they do not serve where you want to go and be, f they do not help you get closer to your goal or dream, then change them.  Just raise your bars.

Kirsten RinnWhen I finally realized that my life was simply my perspective of it, (it is all illusion really anyway) then I started to see I should only be concerned with what I want in my life.  I should not waste my energy trying to please others as I did for way to long. I should not be concerned with what others think about me or what opinions they have about anything really.  I should decide what I want and then move toward that.

Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley

In Mike Dooley’s book Manifesting Change, there is a section about feelings and emotions that really helped me understand how powerful we can be in creating what we want in our life.  He says to dwell from the place of your happiness, predicate your perspectives on that, choose your thoughts and words on that place, model your behavior from that place.

“Perspectives summon circumstances that change fortunes. 

Be there. Go there now and never leave. Imagine that your dreams have already come true. Live your life from that mind-set. Predicate your behavior on that reality, not the illusions that now surround you. Filter every thought, question, and answer from there. Let your focus shift and be born again – because dwelling from, not upon, the space you wish to inherit is the fastest way to change absolutely everything”

                        –Notes From The Universe

Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley

So as I learn to practice not to condition my behavior on the illusions of time, space and matter, at least not exclusively, because that simply perpetuates the conditions you’re living in.

Don’t use logic and your physical senses to make all of your decisions. In spite of the illusions that may surround you – think from your end result and what would serve you in that reality!  This,  says Mike Dooley is pure power!

I am done giving away my power!

To your abundance,

Kirsten

If you haven’t figured it out already, I think Manifesting Change by Mike Dooley is a great book!

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