By Stephanie Francom
“You have seventeen seconds of holding a thought, good or bad, before the Universe sets things in motion to bring it about.”
That seemed a little odd to me when I heard it at a recent seminar. Ya know – I really don’t know a thing about the exact time frame, but I do believe that our thoughts cause the momentum.
We are constantly moving toward our goals or away from them, depending on the thoughts we choose. That makes sense, right? I mean, if I decide to write a book, I can do it. It goes like this: I consider the topics I want to include, and then I write it down. This brainstorming creates the beginnings of the goal, and I begin to move toward it. But if one of my friends tells me my writing stinks, and I choose to believe her, my dream just kinda fizzles. As soon as I give up on the idea, the goal stops moving toward me. Now the cool thing is that if I ignore my friend’s less-than-encouraging feedback and keep focusing on the end goal, the goal will continue to gather in my behalf.
The Law of Perpetual Transmutation says that goals are continually moving in and out of existence, depending on our thoughts. Isn’t that awesome? We can be sure that if we set our goal the right way, it is moving towards us.
This law makes a lot more sense to me when I imagine looking through a camera lens as it moves in and out of focus. The more positive thoughts I have toward a goal, the clearer the picture becomes. But as soon as doubt and fear creep in, the picture starts becoming blurry and out of focus.
I was recently working toward a goal with a serious deadline. The problem? I had a bunch of things that came up that I couldn’t bypass. To make matters worse, they were scheduled right in the middle of the time set aside to accomplish my goal.
Believe it or not, it was The Law of Transmutation that helped me think I could still make it happen. Why? Well, I imagined it still moving toward me even when I couldn’t work on it. In fact, just hours before my deadline I lost three hours to a major interruption. By this point, there really wasn’t enough time to complete my goal.
What did I do? I chose to believe my goal was still coming. And guess what? It did! The right person to contact came to my mind. And another little burst of inspiration came at the last minute. Even with all the unintended breaks, it happened before the deadline! It was amazing!
So long as we envision our dream with clarity and continue to believe it’s coming into focus, it’s going to show up. For real. Just trust the process!