How to Create a Magical and Abundant Life

This article is about learning to understand all the unseen, untouchable factors that you can harness to amplify your ability to manifest your dream life.

If you want to create an abundant life, it all starts with realising that EVERYTHING we think leaves an imprint in our brain, our thoughts alter our neuroscience. And what happens in our brain creates an impression in our bodies. And what happens in our brains and bodies influences the life experience we have. So, what you think is what you are, quite literally. The incredibly empowering fact is that we can direct this through intention.

The impossible mindset sees limitations, the problems, the reasons it can’t be. But the possible mindset sees beyond what is. 

Here are 5 ways that possibility paved the way for miracles.

1.     The 4 minute mile.

It had never been done, no one in human history had achieved running a mile in under 4 minutes. But one man named Roger Bannister believed it was possible. His belief changed the abilities of his body and in 1954 he became the first man to achieve this speed. His record opened the belief to others that it was possible. And something that up until 1954 had been considered outside the scope of human capability, has now been achieved by over 1400 people. 

2.     A cure for Hepatitis C

Each year up to half a million people around the world die from Hepatitis C. Did you know that in the last 5 years a treatment became widely available across the globe which CURES hepatitis C in up to 95% of cases. This is a disease that until a few years ago had very limited treatment options, the drugs you could take to suppress the disease had awful side effects and worst case scenario sufferers would die of liver failure. And now, here is a treatment course of one tablet a day for 12 weeks and poof, the virus is gone.

3.     A black US president

Would African slaves in the 19th century have ever thought it possible that a black man would hold the seat of greatest power in a nation where black people suffered such atrocities simply because of the colour of their skin?

4.     An entire library of music in your pocket

If you had told a DJ from the 80’s, a mere forty years ago, that within his or her lifetime there would be a portable device, small enough to fit in their pocket, versatile enough to be used as a phone and a camera, and smart enough to hold thousands upon thousands of songs, would they have believed you?

5.     Mining the moon

Did you know that this is already happening, today, in our very lifetimes?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

– Nelson Mandela

If you want to live your best life, start by shifting your mind to a different perspective. Just because it seems impossible does not mean that it is.

How did these wondrous achievements above come to pass?

Through BELIEF. A belief that it was possible.

Collin’s dictionary defines Belief as a feeling of certainty that something exists. We get to a place of belief by continuing to think a certain thought. Repetitive thoughts are the building blocks to belief.

I want you to understand that what you believe is SO important, it is central to the life experience you are having right now. And where emotion is attached to a thought, the power of that thought is propelled into the realm of wizardry. 

If your beliefs are aligned with what you desire, wonderful things happen in your life and you live a life of joy. But equally so for the opposite. Believing against your desire would be continuing to focus on what’s missing in your life – you’re not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not lucky enough, not worthy enough, not good enough.

If your deepest, darkest belief is that you are not going to get what you really want, that ‘you should be so lucky’ to have what you desire, then you will continue to create lack in your life experience. 

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

What you think about expands and is mirrored back to you and nowhere more so than in your own body. Most of us wouldn’t find it hard to accept that stress can cause a heart attack. But we need to take this deeper. Stress can cause disruption at any organic level in the body. So can sadness and anger, guilt and shame and resentment. But equally, disease processes can be disrupted and thrown off course by a consistent practice of tranquillity and finding joy. We may all be born with genes that code for illnesses that run in our families, but it is the environment we create within ourselves that determines whether many of those genes get switched on or not. 

There’s tangible proof that thinking in certain ways actually affects the structure of the brain. When you’re calm and less stressed for example by engaging in a regular practice of meditation, deep breathing or mindfulness, an area of the brain called the hippocampus, which governs learning and memory, grows thicker and at the same time the part of the brain which is responsible for fear, anxiety, and stress – the amygdala – shrinks. When we create a feeling of joy within our minds by the thoughts we think and the beliefs we start to hold, we alter the chemicals that bathe our brains. We produce more dopamine, more serotonin – the happy chemicals.

And here’s the real magic, something joyous doesn’t actually need to have happened for this chemical chain to unfold, we just have to think about something joyous and immerse ourselves in the thought by allowing ourselves to FEEL what we are thinking. The brain responds in exactly the same way to an emotional thought about an event as to the actual event itself. Pleasurable thoughts backed with feeling and emotion cause the release of serotonin and dopamine, feel good neurotransmitters. But, of course, the other side of the coin means that when we continue to allow ourselves to FEEL our less helpful thoughts like anger towards someone, or resentment, feelings of rejection, then we continue to flood our brains with stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin.  Whilst these are necessary and useful chemicals in the short term, in the long term, putting your brain in a state where it’s taking instruction from your thoughts to remain in a constant survival mode is going to start to translate into dis-ease in your body. 

The thoughts, beliefs and feelings we have not only alter the state of our bodies, they also emit an energy field around us. A scientifically proven measurable electromagnetic field. We’ve all felt ‘vibes’ before, having an instinct about a person or situation. That’s you sensing the very real energy around a person. We are without doubt bigger than the boundaries of our skin. You are a forcefield that can draw any experience into your life by directing the intention of your thoughts.

“A man is what he thinks about all day long”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you appreciate the power of thoughts and beliefs, you’ll become increasingly discerning about what thoughts you permit yourself to think about. You’ll discover that thoughts and beliefs are malleable. You can shift them in the direction of what you want and start to create abundance. 

Reach the potential within you by starting to pay attention to the thoughts that are floating around in your head. Notice them, see what’s coming up, what the content and tone of your thoughts are. Is there a record playing in your mind that perpetuates your belief that you’re doomed to ill health because of your genetics, or that it’s impossible for you to lose weight, or that you are unlovable? Is it a critical tone or a loving one?

As you start increasing your awareness of your thinking, you can then move to the next step of learning to be more discriminating about what you will and won’t allow yourself to focus on. If you keep thinking the same thoughts, believing the same beliefs and doing the same things, you will keep feeling the same emotions and your life won’t change and your health won’t improve. 

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