How To Get What You Want From Life

Do you have unfulfilled dreams or desires? Do you know how to get what you want from life? There is a pathway you can follow that will help you reach your heart’s desire, if you just have faith and focus.

During the 20 years I lived on Spruce Island, I had a special meditation place. I followed a secret trail through my meadow to a spot where large trees grew as if in a park, well-spaced and magnificent.

My favorite tree there was the biggest in the area…what I thought of as the “grandfather tree.” This tree was huge, with branches that grew to theLarge branching tree, forest ground. At the base of the tree, the branches were spaced well apart, and one spot in particular was the perfect place to sit.

I’d sit between the branches on a mossy cushion and contemplate life. I called this tree “Your Treeness” and regarded the seat between its branches as my church pew. If I had a problem, I found that by sitting in the quiet forest and asking for the answer, I often felt it enter my mind.

Because the atmosphere was so calming, I sometimes wrote out there. This story is one I wrote a long time ago, while sitting under “His Treeness.” It’s a bit of information about the laws of the universe.

For starters, do you know what you want out of life? If you do, you are ‘way out in front of many people. Do you know how to get there? If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never figure out how to get there.

How many of you have heard of Napoleon Hill? He wrote a book called, “Think and Grow Rich.” Are you familiar with it? Mr. Hill spent 20 years of his life studying 500 of the world’s most successful people, and wrote his book about what he learned from them.

In “Think and Grow Rich,” Mr. Hill said, “Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” To phrase it differently, if we dream of a full, abundant life, and we believe we can have it, so it will be.

All religions teach us that there is an infinite source of supply. Abundance is actually our birthright. So how do we create this abundance in our lives?rolling green hills; "you get in life what you have the courage to ask for"

The universe is governed by laws that are constant and unchanging. To gain the abundance we desire, we must do so in accordance with those laws, and there are several of them.

One of the laws is the Law of Vibration and Attraction. The Law of Vibration tells us that everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration; nothing rests. The chair you are sitting in vibrates; in fact, so does your computer and so does your body.

Thought is one form of vibration. Did you know that thought vibrates on a very high frequency, and is one of the most potent forms of energy? Did you know that thought waves are cosmic waves that penetrate all time and all space?

The Law of Attraction tells us that like attracts like, just as two molecules of water, when brought together, become one. In like manner, we draw to us the things on which we focus and to which we feed energy, because those things are vibrating in harmony with us.

If we focus on the positive, we get positive in return. If we focus on the negative, we get negative. If we focus on a dream that we want to create, as we build out the details, the dream will slowly materialize into our present life.

Do you see a connection between those two laws and how you get what you want from life? You build a picture of your desires; become emotionally involved with that picture, and what you picture will start to come your way.Large sign re: abundance

You can design your own life. When you can visualize your heart’s desire and hang on to that idea in your mind with belief, what you want will start to move into form. Then let go and let God!

There is one other universal law that I’d like to mention at this time. This is the Law of Gender. This law governs what we call creation. You are the co-creator of your reality. According to the Law of Gender, all the success you want in life already exists.

Remember, the Bible and other great religious books tell us there is one infinite source of supply. Everything comes from and is made up of the same energy. Therefore, the good you desire is already in existence. It may be currently in a different form, but it is here nonetheless. All you need to do is access it and manifest it.

However, this law also tells us that everything has its gestation period. We know that it normally takes nine months to have a baby. The farmer can tell you the gestation period for the seeds he plants. The one thing we don’t know for sure is the gestation period for an idea to move into form.Sprouting new plants

Belief and faith in the idea will eventually pay off and what started as your thoughts will manifest themselves into your reality. Positive prayer is a helpful tool for you to use here. Prayer shapes your wishes into form.

Now I want you to take a little journey with me. Remember when you were a little child, and you had such a vivid imagination? You had all kinds of dreams about what you would do, be, and have, when you grew up. As you grew up, very often that vivid imagination was pushed more and more into the background as the reality of your present circumstances got in the way.

Try to make believe you are again as you were as that child. Let your imagination run free, and remember all the dreams you have buried away somewhere in your mind because you’ve decided you would never see them become real.

Find a small piece of paper or, ideally, a 3 x 5 card. I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to think about it and then write your answer on the card. Here’s the question:

If you had unlimited time, money, and freedom, what would you be, do, and have ?

Now think about those dreams and then write down your answer…

Do you know you have actually completed the first step toward acquiring the dreams you wrote on this card? There is a process you must go through to achieve a dream.

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First, you establish it as a goal. In order to reach that goal, you need to be very clear about what it is, so you write it down with as much detail as possible.

Then you focus on that goal; get involved with it in your imagination; see yourself as already having that goal. Imagine it over and over again. Visualize it as already being so.

Then take action to move yourself in the direction of your goal. As you do so, you will find that doors begin to open to lead you on your way. Think it; believe it; watch it happen. Our results in life reflect what we believe. We can get our lives in balance by changing the way we think.

Abundance is our birthright

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6 thoughts on “How To Get What You Want From Life”

  1. As always Fran, you are such an inspiration and reading through this post resonates so strongly inside me
    I too believe in energy and everything is energy and thankfully my goals and dreams are coming to me and you as well of course.
    Love this Fran
    Go well

    • Thank you, Vicki. Glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, you and I share some ideas about how the world works. We need to use our powerful thought energy to move us in the right direction. As the song says, You’ve got to accentuate the positive; eliminate the negative; latch on to the affirmative, and don’t mess with Mr. In Between.

  2. One cannot achieve their goal if they don’t know how to get there. One must have a clarity of their upcoming goals and achievements. Personally, Faith has brought me in believing I can do anything in Christ who gives me strength and whatever my dreams are, they will go according to the will and timing of God. 

    • You are right — abundance is our birthright, and the bible and other great religious books tell us so.  If you set goals, start a plan, move forward, and clear your mind of doubt — let go and let God — your dreams can become reality.

  3. Great post on how to get what you want from life. We are in control, and we can decide what to make of the new start that we each have every day when we get up in the morning. That is what strikes me when I hear people complain about what may have happened in the past.

    You have quoted some great thinkers and sources that mention the power that is all around us and within us. You can tap into that power to achieve greatness (in whatever form that may be for you) or watch as other people grab the opportunities and achieve their dreams.

    I love reading what other people have learned and advise when it comes to getting what you want out of life. There are a number of paths, but there are some threads of commonality that weaved through all the paths I think. The starting point is to realize that you can choose your destiny.

    Then. allowing yourself to dream, plus taking action by choosing a path to make the changes needed to turn a dream into a plan, and finally following through with a plan from the path so you can realize/effect the change and have the success or achievement that you want are all steps I see in many gurus books and seminars. 

    Thoughtful, insightful post, you likely have opened some eyes with this post…Thanks!

    • Thanks, Dave.

      I think we often fail to realize our own power and our own potential.  We can get what we want from life if we just learn how to follow the map.  It should be a map we drew ourselves.


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