7 is a magical number. I like 7. There are days in a week, and 7 continents. There are 7 main chakras and 7 levels of our energy field, our aura. In numerology 7 may signal that we are on the right path and should keep up the work. Also, it may indicate the energy that allows us to accomplish things well and with fewer struggles. It is thought to carry the energy of stimulating and motivating others.
Maybe for this reason, when it comes to giving advise, many teachers choose to give suggestions and recommendation in groups of 7, or activities that will be carried on for 7, 14 or 21 days. Although it is not provable, I will agree that an activity carried out for 7 days allow the energy to be built up for the accomplishment of a goal. If an action can be continued for 21 days, it becomes a habit and it is easier to keep it in our lives. Of course it you refrain from an unwanted habit or even a negative thought for 21 days, it is easier for you to give it up as well.
This week, I will not break the tradition and offer you 7 Steps for a new beginning or just to shake off some dust from your path to joyful days:
Step 1 - Monday:Take a moment just to dream and to think about what you really want in life.
Dream freely and let your heart come out.
Observe and be aware. No judgments please.
Do you let yourself dream? Do you let yourself wish your heart’s desires?
As Carl Sandburg said: “Nothing happens unless first a dream.”
Are you aware of your unique gift that you bring to our world?
Let yourself dream, to discover yourself.
Andre Agassi tells that until the age of 10, he won the Wimbledon thousands of times in his mind. In 1992, his dream came true.
Step 2 - Tuesday:
Personal Goal Setting
1- For five minutes write down all the possibilities that you would like to have for yourself: What would you like to learn? Which abilities would you like to have? Whom would you like to have as your friends? Who would you like to be?
2- Set a deadline to achieve each of your goals? (For example, in 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, etc.)
3- Among your goals with a time limit of 1 year or less, choose one goal that excites you the most.
4- For 3 minutes, right a short essay telling how you are committed to achieve that goal in a year
Step 3 - Wednesday:
Make three decisions now that will change your health, your career, your relationship, your life – and act upon them. Big or small does not matter. Just three decisions and there executions this day please. Great improvements can only be made through smaller steps. Each step makes a difference. Make a decision and follow through.
Step 4 - Thursday:
Don’t put off joy and happiness.
Do not set goals for yourself in order to be happy. Remember that there is a difference between achieving to be happy and happily achieving. Go for the latter. Do not measure your life’s value by achievement of goals. Check you direction in life. Are you moving toward your goals or away from them? If the direction is correct, you are on the right path. If not, take a deep breath and make a change to get back on track. Happiness sometimes arises from being in the right track.
Step 5 – Friday:
Look and you will find.
Today do an exercise that will prove to us that we find what we are looking for.
Wherever you are now, look around and ask yourself “What brown objects or things I see around?” Write down what you see. Then close your eyes. Try to remember objects or things that were green. If you are not acquainted with where you are, this will be difficult. You will remember things that are brown, but remembering the green ones will be difficult. At the end, open your eyes and look at everything that is green. Opportunities are very similar to the now sudden appearance of the green item. Remember, “Look, and you fill find.” Be aware of what you are really looking for.
Step 6 - Saturday:
Questions create an answer at the moment and place where you believed that an answer was not possible. Every time I was in trouble, I kept asking “How can I make this situation improve?”, “How can I change this situation to positive?” I thought about these and similar empowering questions that keep my focus on solutions. If I keep asking, answers always come. So will you give up looking for the answers you want, or just keep asking questions to get them? I recommend the latter.
There are some empowering question that you may ask in the mornings and evenings.
Questions for the morning:
1- What am I happy about now? What are the things that make me happy? How am I feeling now?
2- What excites me in my life now? What are the things that excite me? How does being excited make me feel?
3- What am I proud of now? What are the things that make me proud of myself? How does that make me feel?
Questions for the night:1- What have I given out today? How did I contribute?
2- What did I learn today? What difference did I make?
3- How did today improve the quality of my life? How can I use today as an investment for tomorrow?
Step 7 - Sunday:
Choose different words to describe experiences.
When you choose to describe an experience with new and positive words, you create a new label for the event. You press on different biochemical buttons. You not only change the mental picture, but you also change the way you feel.
Changing the words we use to describe and define our experiences no matter what they may be, is a very powerful tool to improve our life almost instantly. You may not be consciously aware of your selection of words, but you nevertheless use them to create your future.
Make a list of positive words that you may use to describe your emotions. Make it a long and comprehensive list to cover a wide range of emotions. As a result, you will see your life improve right away like magic. Remember that our words seal what we have experienced.
You do not need to wait for miracles to improve your life or heal and solve your issues. You have the power to create that magic for yourself, with your positive expectations and words. Condition yourself to anticipate the best. Allow yourself to live your passions. Share your gifts with the world, to bring light to the lives of others. You are aware that you are capable of it all, aren’t you? As my teacher Moshe would say “Going fishing is always fun, with or without the fish at the end of the day.” So please remember to enjoy the ride as well.
Wish you many happy and joyful weeks. With love and light,
Affirmation of the Week:
“I am grateful to be alive today. It is my joy and pleasure to live another wonderful day.”
By Louise L. Hay
Quote of the Week:
“As we begin to become aware of the narrative patterns around which we structure our lives, we learn how to take charge, revise, refine, and even completely rewrite them.”
“The Law of Attraction, How to Make it Work for you” By Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Turkish translation of this book is sold under the name “Çekim Yasası”