Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA, United States

Posted: 2017-08-21

Chapter 3 Faith

Faith is an essential element in manifestation.  Want more money?  Better relationships?  A life that you love?  To create any of that requires faith  you know what you want and that you can achieve it.  And the good news is faith is not an abstract concept, something you just accept as true, it is an emotion and can be developed.  How do we do that?  Through repetition, auto-suggestion, self-talk.  Telling yourself over and over what you want until you absolutely believe you have it.

Suppose for a moment that you want to buy a new house and you want to pay cash.  Your desire is strong and you imagine yourself living in the home, cooking in the kitchen, entertaining guests on the patio, enjoying the view from your heated and cooled sun room in the back.   You create the perfect self talk to create this home and say it 2,000 times a day. Then follow the hunches or suggestions from your higher self as to what actions to take.

If it's that easy, and I believe it is, then why aren't more of us living in our dream house?  What could go wrong?

Maybe your desire isn't as strong as you think.  Maybe you listen to the naysayers around you, well meaning friends and relatives who tell you it will never happen, just settle for an apartment work hard and hope for the best.  In other words, stop trying to be better than they are...stay stuck with them. 

If they convince you it won't work, and you believe it, then what you will get is an apartment.  Your belief, your faith in the other people and what they think is stronger than your belief in your dream.  Your desire was hijacked by your fear of being different, not fitting in with friends and family.

It's also possible this isn't even your dream. Maybe it was at one time but now you realize it doesn't fit who you really are. Maybe someone convinced you it would be cool, but you really would prefer to live in an apartment and spend most of your time traveling around the world living in other countries and enjoying different cultures. 

Either way if you push yourself to achieve a dream you aren't fully invested in you are going against the flow and you will waste a lot of energy  attempting to create faith in something you don't believe in and can't generate enough belief in to actually manifest.

Faith is a powerful tool and one we can all use to manifest an abundant and successful life.  But it requires a strong desire that reflects our genuine preferences and not those of other people.  This means having the clarity to hear our inner voice when it speaks and the courage to take the required action. It also requires that we create effective self talk and repeat it many times daily until we generate a strong belief that we already are in possession of the business, house, partner, friend, or bank account we desire. 

Celeste Smucker, Nellysford, VA

Learn to listen to your own inner voice, to do what you yourself feel in your heart is right for you and not what the majority thinks you should do. If you follow the crowd you will go no further than the crowd.--Luminata Saviuc