What do you most want for yourself in life? Do you know what the most powerful thing you can do to make this vision a reality?
Taking consistent, inspired, daily action.
This steady drumbeat of inspired action tells the Universe you are serious about manifesting your dreams.
Too many people go through life carrying a sense of deep dissatisfaction, wondering how their lives could become better, or if it’s even possible for them to achieve it in this lifetime. Going through the motions of life like a zombie, wondering why other people seem to attract what they want with ease and grace, while others struggle, wondering when the Creator will finally throw them a bone.
And that no matter how hard they try, no matter what they do, no matter how much they visualize what they want, and try to will it into existence…they just can’t seem to get there…
Perhaps you feel this way. Maybe not about everything, but maybe you feel this way about enough of the important things.
If this sounds like you, know you are not alone.
Spiritual masters understood that you create your own reality, that “thoughts become things”, and the more you focus on something (whether it’s something you want, or something you REALLY DON’T want) those things tend to come to pass.
This is the foundation of the Law of Attraction.
However, there is one majorly overlooked flaw with the way that Law of Attraction techniques are presented, that keep so many LOA enthusiasts struggling to attract what they want. You see, it’s not enough to THINK about what you want, you need to also take action towards it. The right kind of action.
What is the right kind of action? It is action that is:
- Big and stretches you to your limits
- Smart and strategic – the right action at the right time
- Consistent, steady, and momentum creating
- Implemented from a place of inspiration and joy
- And oriented towards a higher good
A big mistake that many people make in practicing the Law of Attraction is that their actions are predominantly ego-based, rather than altruistically inspired. And frankly, while the Universe wants you to have what you want, leveraging its magic to manifest 100 pairs of shoes is not the highest use of such divine, creative energy.
What’s the Difference Between Inspired Action & Ego-Based Action?
And how do you know if your actions are inspired or egoic?
Ego-based action tends to be selfish and materialistic in nature. It is focused on what you want, not what is best for the common good, which also includes you. Ego-based action doesn’t care about negative impacts to other people, the environment, or the planet. Ego-based action can also be applied towards charitable endeavors or causes, but the motivation might be rooted in your desire for fame, recognition, or having it done your way. Ego-based action is done from the place of serving yourself, rather than serving the Universe. And if getting what you want feels like pushing a river, and you are feeling burned out and resentful, chances are, you are operating from an ego-driven place.
Inspired action is the result of following your intuition or your inner guide. Some call it instructions from the Universe, others call it “divine guidance”. You can easily tell inspired action from ego-based action based on how you feel. Here are their key differences:
- Inspired action makes you feel good while ego-based action stems out from fear.
- Inspired action feels like play while ego-based action follows a set of rules that makes tasks feel like soul-leeching drudgery.
- Inspired action feels something comfortable while ego-based action shows up during the moments that you are impatient.
- Inspired action is focused on the journey while ego-based action is focused on the outcome.
- Inspired action often comes from flashes of inspiration, while ego-based action needs to stick to the strategic plan.
This doesn’t mean that you should never engage in egoic action, as long as you can discern whether the action is ego-focused versus ego-directed.. Egoic action can be powerful and necessary in order, especially when executing complex and ambitious projects. It’s important to maintain a healthy balance of both – inspired action, and ego-directed action performed from a place of joyful service.
Is It Possible to Use Inspired Action to Attract Money?
Absolutely, if done in the right way! One of the biggest blocks that spiritual people have around wealth and abundance is this idea that money is not spiritual, or even the root of all evil.
This is a mistake. The original saying is that “Love of money is the root of all evil.”
Money itself is just a tool that can be used for positive or negative goals. A more shamanic approach to money is to consider it as a form of energy. Abundance energy.
Money can be incredibly powerful if used to achieve positive outcomes. And when money is used as a force for good, the more money that flows towards that endeavor, the greater the impact.
The key to shifting actions related to money from ego-driven to inspired is to realign the intention towards achieving a higher goal, on that benefits more people than just you. A goal that benefits the planet.
5 Things You Can Do to Add Inspiration to Your Actions
If you feel like your actions are lacking inspiration, and getting things done feels like a grind, here are some tips that might be able to help shift your vibration:
- Do something that you would not normally do. Follow a different path or try something new like eating a new cuisine.
- Take hints from the universe. Notice what is going on around you. The universe is constantly sending you hints on how to achieve the things that you want – this could be random things like a street sign or an ad in a newspaper.
- Let your thoughts fly by. Send your intention to the Universe and then take note of the thoughts that come to you. The answer that you need may come to you through your thoughts. When you have it, make sure to follow the instructions given to you by the Universe.
- Let go of logic for a moment. Do not try to figure things out using reason. Inspired action is not always bound by logic.
- Trust your intuition. Your instincts will guide you to take inspired action even if you think that it doesn’t make sense at all.
4 Signs that an Action is Lacking in Inspiration
What are the telltale signs that your action is lacking inspiration? Here are some hints:
- Your action is motivated by obligation or guilt.
- You follow reason and override your heart.
- You always stick to your plans and ignore when intuition kicks in.
- Your action comes from a place of fear.
Your Inspired Action Journal
Inspiration comes to everyone, but not all trust their intuition and follow through when they need to take action. Here’s a journal that will help you achieve the things you truly desire.
What are the thoughts that dominate your mind these days?
These will give you hints as to why you are where you are right now.
What story do you have about yourself?
This will show you what your self-limiting beliefs are.
What are the actions that you do out of fear, guilt, or obligation?
Which actions can you let go of doing? Is there a way to shift the emotional quality around the responsibilities you must keep?
What actions are you committing to let go of?
What do you deeply desire in life?
Start with the end goal in mind. Imagine what this looks like, and most importantly, how it feels to actually have it, right now.
What are 3 major milestones that you need to accomplish to get this?
What do you want 1 year from now?
What actions do you need to take in the next 12 months in order to move closer to this goal?
Of these actions, which are actions that you find the most exciting? Which are the actions that you find are the most tedious, but must be done?
How would it feel for you to know that the tedious actions you must take, are making you stronger, wiser, and moving you closer to your goals?
Who are all the other people who will benefit from you achieving your goals?
How will achieving your goals make the world a better and more harmonious place?
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