Are you taking action? If you’re not, then you’re not where the action is. You’re missing out—on creating what you want—because of your inertia.
When I was writing my ebook, The Kabbalah of Conscious Creation, I showed the manuscript to a young and upcoming Kabbalist, a Jewish mystic in Sfat, Israel, who said, “I liked the chapter best where you talk about taking action.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Because action is where the action is. The Kabbalists say that when we take action things are made manifest.”
You Must Take Action
If there’s something you want in this world, you have to take action. For instance, if you want more money, you’re not going to create more wealth unless you do something first, like ask for a raise, find a new job, invest the money you have, or promote your products and services.
Yes, you can utilize the Law of Attraction by visualizing having more money and feeling what it would be like to have it. (I totally believe in creative visualization and conscious creation.) But unless you suddenly get a big inheritance, the likelihood is that the amount of money you have won’t increase…unless you do something. You must take action in addition to practicing the Law of Attraction.
Your action could be standing on the corner with a cardboard sign asking for charity. It also could be giving money to someone asking for charity or sending money to your favorite cause.
In the first case, you are doing something concrete to increase your income. In the second case, you are doing something to help you feel abundant and affirm that you have enough to give money to others. By choosing to give to others, however, you put yourself in the flow of abundance, according to mystics. We’ve all heard the wisdom that “As you give, so shall you receive.”
Both actions contribute to your ability to increase your income.
Discovering Your Inspired Action Step
Think about what you want and what kind of action is appropriate to help you create what you want. If you aren’t sure, try this visualization:
Visualize what you want. See it clearly, and feel your desire. Then can ask yourself this question: “What do I need to do next to bring this into my life or experience, to make this dream a reality?”
Sit quietly and pay attention to the first thought or feeling you have that brings an action to mind—the action that will move you closer to what you desire. I call this an “inspired action.”
If you feel stuck, start by spending a little time connecting with God, the universal energy, divine spirit, or high self—whatever you call it. Or express gratitude. Then voice your desire. For instance, “I want to earn $10,000 per month” or “I want to increase my monthly income by $2,000.”
Of course, your desire might have nothing to do with money—the example we’ve used up to this point. You might want to publish a book, have a child, get married, or improve your health. Voice that desire, and ask, “What do I need to make this dream a reality? What is my next inspired action?”
Listen for the answer. See what appears in your mind’s eye. And if nothing shows up immediately, pay attention to what appears in your life for the next week or so. You will get a message…
You might be driving in your car, and an idea pops into your head. You think, “Oh, I really should do that.” Or, “That’s an interesting idea. Maybe I could try that.” Perhaps, you walk into a bookstore and see a book that sparks an idea for your next best action toward your goal. Maybe you pass a poster with an image of someone doing something…the same thing you need to do to bring your dream to life.
That’s when you take note…and take action.
Know What You Want
Of course, the first step in this process is to know what you want. Then you can take action to bring it into your life.
If you are unsure about your desires, it’s time to get clarity. Take out a piece of paper and write at the top, “I want…” Then create a list. (I wrote a post and published a video on this topic recently here.) Brainstorm 10 to15 things you could do to create each desire. Then meditate on them and decide which you feel inspired to take action on.
Take Tony Robbins’ advice: make a decision and then take massive action. Say, “I want ___, and I’m going to do ___ to create or get it.” Decide on an action, and do it…
You can take a small step or a big one in the direction of your dreams. But why not leap forward?
Tell me in a comment below what action you plan to take this week to make your dream a reality.
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