In my previous post about Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, I lightly mention the process I use to attain the life I want to live.
In this post, I will delve deeper into this.
Whenever I am feeling uncertain or uneasy about something, instead of asking, “How bad can it be?” or “What else can go wrong,” I consider it an early warning system alerting me that I am getting out of alignment and take a few moments to realign myself.
I ask, “What is it the Universe wants me to learn?” I remind myself God loves me and has my back. I then think of something that fills me with love and gratitude. I focus on that until I feel its warmth in my heart and a smile on my face.
It is then that I ask:
1. “How does it get better than this?” I am not asking myself; I am asking God. Consequently, I leave this to God.
2. Then I ask, “What is the best thing for me to do now?”
Focusing on my answer to Question #2, I take action on what I need to do to follow through.
Now before you dismiss My Ask Process as “it won’t work; it’s too good to be true,” play with it. Experience it and see for yourself, just like I did and continue to. I followed Descartes advice when he said, “If you would be a real seeker of truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” By first doubting then practicing, we experience the results, as Galileo concluded, “All things are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
This is why My Ask Process is so important and vitally essential. First, to channel then release, fully release Divine Energy flow. To fully release, we must accept, as Descartes pointed out: “Except for our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power” so let go of attachment to the achievement, the result.
Mother Theresa said, “God doesn’t ask that we succeed in everything, but that we are faithful. However beautiful our work may be, let us not become attached to it. Always remain prepared to give it up, without losing your peace.”
Imagine, ask, let go and receive God’s answer. Meanwhile, while waiting for the answer, turn your attention, your focus to what you can do, how you can fill yourself with acceptance, forgiveness and love, then ask yourself, “What’s the best thing for me to do now?”
What makes it work? My Ask Process centers me in the flow of gratitude and love. Even by sharing it with others, sharing doesn’t reduce what we have. Like sharing a smile; if the other person doesn’t smile back, we give it a “huh,” dismiss it, and let it go.
Our awareness shapes our perception and our perception frames our projection. We’re living the story we’re telling ourselves. I call it Life’s APP: Awareness, Perception and Projection.
To paraphrase Einstein, I discovered and experienced the process. I experienced it through following the steps, investing in the process. I didn’t believe; I doubted. But I gave it the benefit of the doubt, invested in the process and now I know – It works! I strongly encourage you to do the same.
I have shared this with many others, who later told me they were pleased with the results and have made it their standard process.
To recap, our greatest power is our power to choose. Henry Ford implored us that when we believe we can or believe we can’t, we are right! Einstein advised us that the most important choice we make is choosing whether we live in a hostile or friendly universe.
Believing we live in a friendly universe that loves us; that what we desire wants us and is within our grasp; that yes, we can is our option! These are reasons to practice My Ask Process again and again and again. Each time, invoking yourself, reminding yourself, “I’m practicing; I’m getting there!”
Our choices and words are magical. Like the story of Ali Baba, the hero discovers the magic words “open sesame” (pronounced “open says-me.”) does open doors.
Joseph Campbell entreated us to follow our hearts, believe in ourselves, our doors will open for us!
The key is choosing, practicing and following up with the words, “I’m getting there!” This process creates an ongoing success cycle ever increasing your successes, joy and happiness!
What is the endgame? Why commit to the process, not the goal? Because life is about the journey…we can’t control outcomes. We can only control what we think, say, and do. When we’re focusing on what we control, we’re engaged in the moment playing to our strengths.
Remember these steps: Imagine; ask for the release your attachment to what is driving your forward; focus on what you want most, what you dream of; then fill your heart with love and gratitude for what you now have, ask “How does it get better than this?” while simultaneously releasing your attachments to what’s pulling you forward. It’s not for you to answer how it gets better, leave that to the Universe. Focus on asking, “What’s the best thing for me to do now?” then follow through.