If we could see into the future

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So many of our decisions are based on fear of the worst case scenario playing out. Of course! We want to avoid those disasters, naturally. But what if we chose to live our life, always expecting that something wonderful is about to happen?

What if it works out?

What if the results are going to be amazing?

If you knew you could not fail, what would your goals be?

When facing a decision that has the potential to effect powerful changes in your life, go ahead and think through the worst case scenario. That’s okay. You want to be wise and fully informed of the possible problems that decision could cause.

Just don’t stop there!

After you’ve thought all that through, then take at least as much time thinking through the BEST case scenarios! What if it works?? What if it changes your life forever? What if you succeed?

In both cases, you are literally initiating the co-creative process, designing your future experiences. In each case, as you imagine the outcome and let yourself feel it as though it has happened, you send an energetic pulse out into the world, which resonates with, and activates the resources needed to begin gathering for its realization.

What happens on the other side of your decision is not random. It’s not a roll of the dice. It’s not a coin flip. What happens on the other side depends on you – your thoughts, and your consistency of emotion about those thoughts. Are you seeing the worst case and constantly worrying about it? That’s emotion. Or are you imagining the best case and constantly feeling excited about the possibility?

Your emotions determine AND fuel the world’s response to you. I intentionally didn’t say “the Universe”, although that’s what most people seem to call it. In truth, you don’t really need the “Universe’s” resources… you only need a tiny piece of what already exists right here on your own planet.

In most cases, you only need a minute slice of what exists right there in your own community, or circle of influence.

So stop thinking that what you need is “out there somewhere”. Most solutions really are only an idea, or conversation away – words exchanged between you and someone you know, or between you and your Father in Heaven through prayer.

So today, imagine what’s possible. Once you really understand the laws that govern prosperity, you’ll discover that the resources you need really are always there for you.

To learn more about how to successfully put these concepts into practice, join me for a special event called, “The Science of Getting Rich – LIVE” Study. It’s a 3-day seminar in the Phoenix area on October 18-20, where my husband and I (with a small group of students) will study this life-changing text together, “Leslie-style”.

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Applying Rare Faith in the simple things

We moved into our new home last month, and we’ve been uncertain whether our beloved cat “Tom” would be able to go exploring without getting lost in the new environment. So we kept a careful watch on him for the first week, but eventually braved letting him out.

When he didn’t come back as quickly as usual, I began to feel worried. He finally showed up, but only after I went walking, calling for him up and down our street. I never saw him, but shortly after I gave up and came home, the kids discovered him at our door. He must have followed me there; I think he got our houses mixed up. After that, he never strayed far.

That was nearly six weeks ago. However, last week, after a night exploring, he came home looking like a wreck. We weren’t sure what happened, but his tail was matted and he walked with a limp.

We cleaned him up, and by morning he seemed to be himself again. Nevertheless, my kids decided that we should probably keep him inside from that point on. He’s getting older, and seems to be more forgetful. So one of my children put a sign on our front and back doors that said, “Don’t let Tom out”.

Last night, after the family was in bed, I noticed Tom sitting by the front door, longingly looking up at it. He seemed so sad and hopeful, waiting patiently for someone to notice and grant his freedom. He doesn’t make a noise, or try to get eye contact, he just looks up at the door and waits. Should I let him out? What if he doesn’t come home? What will the kids think if we lose him or if he gets hurt again because I “broke the rule”? I took a chance. I couldn’t stand to see him just waiting there, trusting someone would grant his wish without granting it, so out he went.

Usually when he goes out before bed, he’s waiting by the door again by morning. My son usually leaves for school first, so when I came downstairs, I assumed Tom was already somewhere in the house.

But I didn’t see him all morning, and after running my errands all day, I began to wonder if he ever made it home. Worried that I’d be in trouble with my family for letting him out, I hesitated to ask if anyone had seen him. Eventually I became concerned enough to ask each of the kids: “Have you seen Tom?”

No, no sign.

By 8:00 pm I was seriously concerned. Nobody had seen him to let him in again, and I knew he must be hungry, if he was still out there somewhere. So I went to a quiet place and offered up a prayer. I imagined my cat downstairs crunching his cat food. I imagined seeing him at the bottom of the stairs, and me saying, “Well, there you are!” And I imagined how grateful I would feel knowing he was safely home. Picturing him back in the home put a smile on my face, so I knew I was ready to begin. I spoke aloud:

“Dear Heavenly Father, I’m concerned about Tom. If it’s okay with you, will you please send some angels to go find him, and guide him home? I know you can hear me, and I know there are plenty of angels who are available, ready, and willing to help… [I imagined it again, and felt it again, as though it had happened] …thank you for bringing Tom home to us. He has been such a gift since he showed up 11 years ago.”

With that, I ended my prayer and chose not to worry. I imagined the angels on assignment looking for him. I also had a distinct thought, that they don’t magically wave their hand and – poof – he’s at the house, I thought maybe they didn’t immediately know where he was, either, and that they probably had to roam around a bit to find him. It made me think of the Law of Gestation. Maybe things take time, because the “unseen help” is, in many ways, just like us, and it can take time to do the things they’re trying to do. So I pictured them searching, and guiding him home, and even that put a smile on my face.

Fifteen minutes later I hear the front door open and my son yelled, “Tom’s back!”

That smile came back to my face, and I immediately knelt down and expressed my gratitude (again) for sending the help. These Rare Faith principles really do work, and they work – not just for the big things – but also for the simple, daily concerns like this one.

What if we approached our goals the way Tom approaches his? He doesn’t complain, he just focuses on his objective (literally, he just sits there looking at the door), and trusts that he’ll get the help he needs. Do you keep the image of what you want accomplished in view? Do you stay focused on it, with an expectant, trusting spirit? Or do you worry that your desires won’t be noticed? Do you beg and plead for them over and over again, while wondering what you’ll do if they aren’t met?

Try seeing your goal accomplished, and answer the question, “How will it feel when it is done?” But answer it with a feeling, not with words. Feel it. When you’ve done that, you’re ready to ask. Ask once. Then get back to your life and do what you can do for yourself. Trust that you’ve been heard. Trust that there is unseen help that cares about you, and is getting busy orchestrating the ideas, resources, and people you’ll need to accomplish it. Imagine that happening! And believe until it happens, even if it never does, don’t let YOU be the limiting factor. Your job is to believe. It will happen or it won’t. So what. Just make sure you did YOUR part.

I’d like to invite you to read more stories that help you build that belief. That’s what Portal to Genius was designed to do. Follow Richard and Felicity who are at the end of their financial rope, Morgan who needs a medical miracle for his son, and Ray who needs 4.5 million dollars by Wednesday. Be inspired as you see how each of them discover the key for themselves in Portal to Genius. (Read it FREE!)

Do What You CAN Do Now

If you’ve set a goal and it’s looking impossible to accomplish, don’t give up. You do NOT need to know how it will all work out, you just need to see it done, feel it done, and then keep moving forward “as though” it will be accomplished.

Even if you don’t know how things are going to work out next Tuesday, there’s something that you CAN do, TODAY. Do what you can do today. Once you’ve set the vision and allowed yourself to feel it as though it’s done, get busy focusing on the now. Make that phone call. Prepare for the success you expect to enjoy.

By the law of Cause and Effect, you don’t have to “go the distance”, because with each step in the right direction, the success you seek takes a step toward you, too, and effectively meets you in the middle. Let this idea keep you moving forward.

So if you intend to sell a widget, have you got the widget in hand, ready to sell? If you intend to make a business deal, do you know what you’re bringing to the table, and what you expect to receive in return? Is it vague, or is it in writing? Putting your goal in writing forces you to get clarity, and clarity is what the world around you needs to feel from you before it will respond with the help you need.

Do what you can do TODAY to prepare for the success. There will ALWAYS be something that pops into your mind of something you CAN do, so stop ignoring it! Get up and do what the thought said to do. That’s called learning to recognize and follow your intuition.

Whether you want to call it your gut instinct, inspiration, intuition, or the inner voice, it’s time to start paying attention to it and trusting that it’s leading you to where you told it you wanted to go.

If you’re not getting any nudges one way or the other, then it’s time to set a goal! No more vague wishings. I’m talking about identifying at least ONE thing you absolutely intend to accomplish, no matter how long it takes – big or small, it doesn’t matter. Just name something that you are THAT committed to. And then listen for the nudge that kicks in to give you an idea of something you can do right now to get you closer to it.

You can absolutely expect a nudge to show up, once you’ve made the quality, intent decision of what, specifically, you plan to accomplish.

Remember, it is always “Goal first, Way Second,” not the other way around. Learn more about this principle in The Jackrabbit Factor, www.jackrabbitfactor.com – read it FREE!)

Counseling Services Using the Principles

About six years ago, Laura Da Silva attended a conference where I was speaking, and she said it got her wheels spinning. Less than two years later, she opened her own Mental Health Practice in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, UT.

She helps her clients find relief from their struggles. They are empowered and feel a sense of strength as they find hope and solutions for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Disappointments, or
  • Adjusting to life situations and traumas

Her practice, Lighthouse Counseling Services, treats individuals (18 months and up), couples and families. They also have a family retreat where the main focus is on strengthening and unifying families.

It started out as just her. But two years later, she hired her first employee. She now has six employees with amazing talent, who have helped with the growth of the business.

Now, she is one of my coaching clients, and recently, they outgrew their office. She is excited to be moving into a bigger suite, to continue providing clients with quality mental health services, but now in a higher quality location!

Laura, and her team, are aware of mindfulness and how it impacts our thoughts and decisions, and they utilize it in the practice.

Come help Laura and her team celebrate these amazing wins, and learn more about Lighthouse Counseling Services at their OPEN HOUSE:

  • October 20, 2018
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • 3409 W. 12600 S. #110
    Riverton, UT 84065

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Treatment modalities at Lighthouse Counseling Services include Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Gottman Marital counseling, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy and Solution-focused Therapy. They accept a wide variety of insurances. Within a week of your call, you will have the opportunity to meet with a counselor.

To learn more about how Lighthouse Counseling Services can help you or your loved one, contact Laura at:

Laura da Silva, CMHC, RPT-S
Lighthouse Counseling Services, LLC
(385) 237-4943
3409 W. 12600 S. #110
Riverton, UT 84065