“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~ Albert Einstein
If you have been following the magical practices day by day, you have now built an amazing foundation by practicing gratitude for everything you have received and continue to receive in your life. But today is an exciting day, because you’re going to begin to use gratitude’s magical power for your dreams and desires! Hundreds of native cultures through the centuries have traditionally given thanks for what they want before they receive it, creating elaborate ceremonies to put as much energy as they could into giving thanks. The Egyptians have celebrated the flooding of the Nile River since ancient times to ensure the continual flow of water in the river, American Indians and Australian Aborigines perform rain dances, various African tribes perform ceremonies for their food before they hunt for it, and the very nature of prayer in every culture and religion is giving thanks before having received what is desired.
The law of attraction says that like attracts like, which means you must form in your mind a likeness, or an image, of what you want. Then, to attract your desire to you, you have to feel as though it’s yours, so that how you feel is also like how you would feel when you had what you wanted. The easiest way to do that is to be grateful for what you want – before you’ve received it. If it never occurred to you before to use gratitude to receive what you want, you have now discovered another of its magical powers. The very words in the Holy Scriptures promise exactly that:
“Whoever has gratitude (now) will be given more (in the future), and he or she will have an abundance.“
Through the act of being sincerely grateful for receiving your desire beforehand, you immediately form an image in your mind that you have it, you feel as though you have it, and you’re fulfilling your part. If you continue to hold to that image and feeling, you will magically receive your desire. You won’t know how you’ll receive it, and it is not your job to figure it out.
What Do You Most Want Right Now?
At the beginning of this book I asked you to get really clear about what you want in every area of your life. (If you didn’t do that earlier, now is the time to do it.) Go to the lists you created now, and choose your top ten desires for this magical practice. You can select ten desires from different areas of your life, such as money, health, home, and relationships, or you might want to choose ten desires in one area you really want to change, such as work or success. Be very clear and specific about what you most want, so that you can see the changes magically happen from this practice. Imagine you are putting in a magic order with the Universe for your top ten desires, because in truth, by using the law of attraction, that’s exactly what you are doing.
Sit down at a computer or with a pen and journal, and create a separate list of your top ten desires in the following way, as though you’ve received them: Thank you, thank you, thank you for………. and fill in the blank with your desire as though you’ve received it.
- Thank you, thank you, thank you for the high marks in my exam results, which got me into the exact college I wanted!
- Thank you, thank you, thank you for our dream home, which has everything we wanted it to have down to the last detail
- Thank you, thank you, thank you for the unexpected money I received, which is the exact amount I needed for my European trip!
Writing thank you three times in a row is a powerful thing to do because it prevents you from throwing the words away, and increases your focus of gratitude. Saying thank you three times is also a magic formula, because it is the mathematical number of all new creation in the Universe. For example, it takes one male and one female to create a baby. The male, female, and baby total three, completing a new creation. The same rule of three applies to the creation of everything in the Universe, including the creation of your desires, and so when you say thank you three times in a row, you are using the magic number of creation, and a secret magic formula! (versica piscis into the tripod of life light and dark into one unity)
The second step of Make All Your Wishes Come True involves saturating your desires with even more gratitude. You can complete the second step at any time during the day today, either at the same time as listing your top ten desires, or intermittently throughout the day. To saturate each of your desires with gratitude’s magical power, begin with the first desire on your list and using your imagination mentally answer the following questions, as though you’ve received your desire:
- What emotions did you feel when you received your desire?
- Who was the first person you told when you received your desire, and how did you tell them?
- What is the first great thing you did when you received your desire? Include as much detail as you can in your mind.
If you want to do something that’s really powerful and a lot of fun, you can also create a Magic Board (or vision board which is what i recently started doing on the New Moon! i didn’t even know she was going to mention it Sync), where you attach pictures of your desires. Cut out the pictures and attach them to a board that’s in a place where you will see it often. Place the magic words THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU in big bold letters on your Magic Board.
Imagine that your Magic Board is truly magical, and that whatever you place a picture of on your board is instantly being moved toward you. Your continued gratitude for it will magnetize it all the way into your life
Imagine. Believe. Create.
Have fun <3