WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI
Does life sometimes feel really hard? Like there is so much to do and so little time? Like you have to strive and struggle to make things happen?
Your life does not have to feel this way. You are not in this life on your own. But first, let me tell you about my week. I received:
• Money found on the ground.
• A free glass of wine at a restaurant.
• Free printing at the stationary store.
• A complimentary $97 ticket to a workshop on flow next weekend.
• A psychological personality assessment worth around $300.
• The seat I wanted on the bus.
…That’s just what I can remember off the top of my head. The point is not to show off: Oh look how amazing my life is.
The point is that you can experience this kind of synchronicity and support from life too. We live in a world where the ruling paradigm teaches us we are separate, small and capable of very little. We are taught that we must work really hard and ignore our true dreams because they are bound to be out of reach. This is not how life is supposed to be!
You know those things you really want deep down in your heart but you are scared to even think about them anymore because it hurts so much because you don’t believe you can have them? You are born to have them! Your true soul desires are yours for a reason. They come from your higher self. However, in order to get where you want to go, you might want to consider getting some support from life. In truth, the power or divine intelligence that creates galaxies and stars and oceans and flowers and babies can help us to create our dreams too.
If you want to know where to begin, here are 5 simple ways to get the Universe on your side:
1.CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS
Beliefs are not truths. They are just thoughts you have thought over and over again. So empower yourself by choosing beliefs that serve you. Believe you are worthy of love, abundance, success, travel or whatever it is you desire.
Example: I used to believe that I was unworthy of dating an amazing guy, so my life reflected this belief; I dated all the wrong men. When I dug up this limiting belief from my mind garden and planted seeds of self-love and self-worth, suddenly I found my love life thriving! A few months later I met my dream partner.
2. TUNE INTO THE FEELING
Want a fulfilling career? Feel what that would feel like, now. Want to meet your soulmate? Find ways to feel love in your life now, now! The Universe does not respond to what you want. It responds to who you are being. So if you feel like you already have your desire, it comes right to you.
Example: I love freedom so I often tune into this feeling by imagining being in new places. I visualise and feel grateful for travel and adventure. From doing this, out of the blue my friend invited me on an all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort; I was given a business class upgrade on another trip; and I actually ended up in five different countries last year.
3. FOLLOW YOUR HEART
If you have a strong yearning for a career change, love, new friendships or travel, it has been given to you for a reason. Your desires are impulses from life itself. Desire is the thread that connects you to the will of your higher self. Trust in whatever brings you joy. It will lead you to your destiny.
Example: I have always been interested in writing, self-help and coaching. When I decided to change careers after being a lawyer, my rational mind told me that I was nuts. Thankfully I trusted in my heart and I now get to do work that I love.
4. DO NOT BASE YOUR DREAMS ON YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
Your current circumstances are simply a reflection of what you were thinking and believing and feeling last week or last month or last year. They are old news. If you want something new, it doesn’t matter what your circumstances look like. Begin focusing on what you do want and reality will literally shift around you.
Example: When I needed to move house, the rental market in my city was really expensive – it was one of the top 5 most expensive cities in the world! According to “reality” I could not afford to rent a nice apartment on my own. However, instead of believing in this circumstance, I simply imagined living in an amazing apartment and feeling happy there. A few weeks later I found a gorgeous apartment which was priced way below anything similar on the market. The property inspection was at an odd time of day so very few people attended and I was easily able to win the lease.
5. BUILD A STRONGER CONNECTION WITH YOUR SOUL
Your soul or spirit or higher self (the part of you which is bigger than your body) has the knowledge and answers and guidance you seek. But you have to invite it to help you out. Begin to ask for guidance and support to lead you where you want to go.
Example: This year I want to learn more about being a vessel or channel for love. So I prayed for guidance from my soul self. Out of the blue my friend invited me to a weekend workshop on this exact topic. She just so happened to have a spare ticket. The workshop blew my mind and gave me the exact answers I sought. I hope this serves as a reminder that the Universe has your back and you are worthy of your dreams and desires my friend.