- michelle m. davis
What Do You Want?
What do you want in life? A new job? Less responsibility? To lose ten pounds? Seriously. This is a fair question. We all desire certain things. It’s quite natural to long for what we don’t have. Some of the items on our wish list seem quite plausible… we can find another place to work, we can ask for help to lighten our load, and we can reduce our caloric intake. Experience has taught us that with hard work and perseverance, we have the ability to increase the odds of acquisition for certain things. But for some of the other, more elusive requests to actually occur, well, let’s just say that they require a hell of a lot of faith, patience, and hope.
But, there may be a missing component to this formula, one quite different from faith, patience, and hope. I believe that we need to ask for what we want, request it, no matter how big, challenging, or unlikely it is that it will or can ever happen.
Now, I don’t want to contradict myself from former blogs. I’m not suggesting that we can control what we get. That rarely works. And, yes, it’s important to stay open to things that may be “better” than we ever envisioned. What I’m trying to say is that if we never ask for what we truly want, the likelihood of getting it reduces, shrinks, and possibly ceases to exist.
Why? Because our intentions, desires, and aspirations exist as pure energy. And, putting out that energy helps to manifest desired outcomes. It’s kind of like the law of attraction. Haven’t you ever noticed that when you think about all of the bad stuff that could happen, somehow that self-fulfilling prophecy seems to come true? And, when we imagine the best, send positive vibes to the Universe, sometime, yes sometimes, we do get what we want. Miraculous? Maybe.
I’m still trying to figure out all of this energy stuff. Quite honestly, it’s very confusing, and just when I think that I comprehend a small piece of this massive concept, I realize that there is so much more to learn. But reframing the way we think, looking for the positive in situations, and seeing the good in people is actually altering the energy that we emit into our environment. And the more good that we radiate, the more good we attract. Just like a magnet.
Do I have any proof for this theory? Absolutely not. But, when I look back at different chapters of my life and begin to question whether or not there was any correlation between my outlook and the situations I attracted, well, let’s just say that there are no coincidences in life.
Even if you think this idea is filled with holes, are there any downsides? If we ask and don’t receive, no harm, no foul, correct? We’ve got nothing to lose. After all, we aren’t any worse off than we were before we made the request. But what it we did get what we asked for? How amazing would that be?
So I challenge you to put something out there. What do you want? Ask, and you may receive.