>They will say all of the right things: "I'm using creative
visualization, meditation, prayer, vision boards (treasure
maps), rain dances, and I'm thinking all the right thoughts
and having all the right emotions!"
What they miss is the piece about taking action.
It's not enough to want to manifest something into our lives. We must also take bold, decisive action.
We must be willing to 'do the work'. And, WORK is NOT a bad word!
There's not a single successful person on the planet that
simply 'manifested' their wealth out of thin air. Each one
of them opened the door of opportunity when it knocked and
more importantly, when they didn't hear a knock - they went
out and knocked on their own doors!
Yes, even those who have won the lottery had to buy the
When Rev. Michael Beckwith was being interviewed by Oprah,
he spoke brilliantly about how action is critical to the
creation of our dreams.
"You are talking about walking in the direction of what you want. Now, there are parts of your body
and your mind that don't know the difference between real action and symbolic action. So, if you do
something every single day that tells you, you are walking in that direction, your mind will pick it
up that you are really serious.
And, there will be an energetic match to that. Then, you will find
yourself compelled into right action. You'll be guided to do things, that before you were wondering
'why am I doing this?' Then, you'll discover you are being pulled down the path to meet the right
people, there are opportunities being created, there is energy flow that is happening... but action
is a key." - Rev. Michael Beckwith
We are inspired to 'Divine Right Action' when we simply
begin taking action. The action you take may feel in the
moment completely irrelevant but never the less, the
Universe responds to your desire and the energy behind your
action and answers your call.
We have to prime the pump!
With old water wells, before you can fill your bucket, you
have to actually pour water into the mouth of the pump.
Then, by lifting the handle up and down and up and down, you
hear the water begin to gurgle and the pump begins to gasp
and rebel. Never the less, you can't stop now and so you
have to continue working the handle up and down even after
it gets harder, tighter and requires even greater effort!
Then, finally SWOOSH the water flows like a beautiful
With deliberate creation and how to successfully apply the
law of attraction, a willingness to prime the pump is just
as important as the desire to experience the end result.
If you want a mega-empire of wealth, like Bill Gates or
Oprah Winfrey, but you don't want to work, then how are you
going to get the water out of the well?
It's NOT just going to fly out because you 'manifested' it!
Don't get me wrong - we are unlimited beings and therefore
there is always a possibility that you can manifest 'walking
However, if there's a system in front of you that will first
teach you to swim, then go ahead and take the lessons to
learn how to swim!
Here's an example of priming the pump from my life. When I
first started my coaching business, I was a single mom with
a newborn and knew that I wanted to start a 'coaching'
business. I didn't know how to get clients because nobody
even knew what coaching was!
So, I started knocking on doors. I literally walked from
one business door to the next, passing out business cards
and trying to get people to 'listen' to how I could help. I
was met with mostly 'not interested', a few 'no ways' and
one very memorable, "Didn't you read the sign?!? It says no
I didn't get a single client directly from this exhausting
endeavor. In fact, the only physical result I achieved was
really achy feet. However, at the exact same time, the
Universe responded to my energy and my intention and even
though I didn't get a single client directly, within two
weeks I had 3 new clients. Each of these clients found me
indirectly and within a few months, I was making my full
time living doing what I love.
You see, I am very clear that because I primed the pump, the
Universe KNEW I was serious. That's when I began to be
inspired to be at the right place at the right time to
I would do it ALL over again - even the knocking on doors
and being rejected because I know that by taking action,
even 'wrong' action, I inspired my eventual success.
Maybe you aren't taking action right now because you don't
know what action to take.
Follow the guidance that James Ray shared, also on The
Secret Oprah show:
"Come from a heart space of providing value and service to
the world. It's not 'if you build it they will come' but
it's 'if you build it AND it provides value' they will
come." - James Ray
By aligning your actions with your heart (with the intention
to serve) and choosing your 'actions' based on this primary
intention, you will then invite the magic of the Law of
Attraction to respond to your beck and call.
One of Goethe's couplets says it all,
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!' - Goethe
The Secret... a collection of Inspirational pieces from The Secret Movie and The Oprah show with The Secret Teachers.