6 ways to create more magic in your life (2)

In the previous article, we saw how we can create more magic on our life with the Yes-Man game, the Paperclip vs. House game, and the Power of Giving. Here are three more ways to play with magic and the abundance of the universe:

4. Manifesting magic through asking questions to the universe

In Money is not the problem, you are, Dr. Dain Heer and Gary M. Douglas (the creators of Access Bars) share a formula that works wonders:

When you receive something that is great, ask the following question in your mind:

“How does it get any better than this?”

Watch and see what happens.

This will keep your mindset healthy, expansive, and in an open state of possibility.

This also works when something “negative” happens to you.

There is another question that works for facing seemingly negative situations:

“What is right about this that I’m not getting?”

Indeed, there is no such thing as a negative situation or a problem. Simply a misperception of our distorted mind (to learn more about this, read the story of the Chinese farmer here or read The Diamond Cutter – book review here).

To illustrate this point, here is a personal example:

One day, I received a parking ticket in San Francisco because I had not parked my housemate’s car properly, despite my best efforts. When I discovered the ticket for an amount of $108, I felt: ‘oops’ my first thought was: “Oh God, I don’t need this right now.” I was in a tight place financially and it felt like a burden to take care of parking this car and getting ticketed on top of that. I took a few pictures of the car in case something could be done to avoid paying the ticket.

When I went back inside the house, I thought:

“OK, I parked this car, I am in charge, I will take 100% responsibility and pay that ticket if it is due.”

Then I remembered the formula, and said in my mind:

“How does it get any better than this?”

I also said in my mind:

“What’s right about this that I’m not getting?”

I left a voice note to my housemate, explaining to him the situation, saying that I was sorry, and asking him if there was a way to contest the ticket.

He very kindly and compassionately told me not to worry, to let it all go, and that he would pay the ticket.

I graciously thanked him and accepted his kind offer.

Magic Moment:

“How does it get any better than this?”

“What’s right about this that I’m not getting?”

5. Creating magic and a strong sense of Self through affirmations

When I started to launch my coaching business, I enrolled in the powerful online program from Consulting.com. In this program, there is a moment where the instructor, Sam Ovens, invites us to make our Manifesto. Our Manifesto is what we really stand for, what matters the most to us. Later on, as I started to work with and learn from Rich Litvin, he also mentioned his Manifesto (you can find it here for inspiration). I decided to create my own. I read it about once a week, but other powerful coaches read their manifesto once or twice a day (for instance, Steve Hardison calls it “The Document” – to learn more, read Hardison’s remarkable biography: The Ultimate Coach or visit his website).

Create your manifesto.

Make it really personal.

Read it in the morning and/or in the evening, at least once a week.

Tweak it as you go so that it aligns with who you truly are and what you truly want in life.

Rinse, Repeat.

6. Cultivating Gratitude

The more gratitude you cultivate, the more you appreciate what you already have. The more you appreciate what you already have, the more you can welcome in your life, without needing  anything more.

Here is a practice you can do (I have for a number of years and my life is significantly more graceful than before):

Each moment, right after your meditation (what, you don’t meditate every morning? :-p it’s part of the routines and habits that can change your life), take a few moments to stay in silence, and review in your mind’s eye three things for which you are grateful for in your life:

Think about a first thing, and then let images, sounds, words come to your mind, as well as feelings in your body and your heart. It can be anything: breathing fresh air, this smile from a stranger yesterday, the support of your family, or this one-million dollar deal that you just signed. Let the feelings stay in your body for a bit, and then move on to a second thing for which you are grateful. Do the same, and then move on to a third thing.

Doing that once a week will already shift things for you.

Doing that once a day will change your life.

In addition to that, notice the things you are grateful for throughout the day, and express your gratitude to others: tell someone how grateful you are to have them in your life, or tell a person you don’t know that you are grateful for their service or their work. For example in a restaurant, tell the waiter how much you appreciated their service (do that only with sincerity if they really did a great job, the goal here is not to fake it, or give appreciation to people in a moment when they don’t deserve it).

Be You, Be Grateful, Be Love.

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