By Noelle Sterne
We are the creators of our lives. We have been given the ability to imagine, declare, decree, visualize, and expect what we want. We are not tiny objects buffeted in an uncertain, perilous world. Instead, we are the masters, the victors, the creators of our worlds.
Most of us don’t realize, much less claim, this gift. But some know—the golfer who visualizes the perfect swing, the dancer who envisions the perfect plié, the host who pictures the perfect feast.
The more we believe in, develop, and practice with passion and expectation our creative ability, the sooner our pictures will be brought into our lives.
This is the universal Law of Attraction. You have undoubtedly heard or read about it: Like attracts like; what we concentrate on grows and manifests; that which is like unto itself is drawn.
Many in our world talk about “life” with a sigh and a resignation, as if we have no say in what happens to us. Many ascribe the troubles they encounter to an unfeeling or retributive “God.” Many wonder why their lives don’t satisfy them, or worse.
If we don’t consciously create, we create by default.
We go along with whatever experiences haphazardly seem to come our way. “That’s life,” we say. “Life intervenes while we’re making other plans.” We may like what is happening or not, consider ourselves cursed or fortunate. Whatever our reactions, even to “good” events, we feel like victims. It’s “luck,” we say.
But our lives do not have to be this way!
With our God-given gifts of visualizing and concentrating, we can exercise our creative ability for anything—health, abundance, beautiful relationships, right and satisfying work, comfortable surroundings, creativity, even audacious dreams. We can know that we attract all through Divine Love, and that the outcomes elevate us, lift and stretch our consciousness of Good, and benefit everyone involved.
Our creative ability is innate. Once we recognize and use it consciously, we can create not only objects but especially outcomes. How do you want that meeting, phone call, family gathering, work session to turn out? How do you want to feel and act during and afterwards?
Apply this understanding to something you want to create, especially something that you feel is difficult or impossible, or something you’re fearful of. Make a simple list of outcomes: “I want this meeting/presentation/phone call/work session or date/holiday/family gathering to produce for me . . . .” And list the best feelings and results you can envision.
Whenever I have made a list of my best desired outcomes beforehand, I visualize and feel the positive outcomes. I write them down as if they have already taken place. For example, “In this meeting, my words come easily, others react well, we all enjoy ourselves, and accomplishments, harmony, and agreement result.”
Doing this exercise diligently beforehand, I experience all the results on my list! An apparently difficult meeting results in accord and understanding. A work session goes smoothly with answers appearing quickly to knotty problems. A family gathering evokes only love and joyous sharing.
You can create—bring into your awareness and physical experience—anything, from the most apparently trivial to the most momentous—a shopping bag, a home down payment, a resolution, a soulmate.
We can never lose our creative ability. Our birthright is mastery, our heritage power. Claim your power to live the life you most want. Claim your ability now to be the creator of your life and your world.
Noelle Sterne is an author, editor, academician, writing coach, mentor, and spiritual counselor. She has published over 300 pieces in print and online venues, including Author Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Children’s Book Insider, Fiction Southeast, Funds for Writers, Inspire Me Today, Rate Your Story, Romance Writers Report, Transformation Magazine, Unity Magazine, Women in Higher Education, Women on Writing, The Writer, and Writer’s Digest. A spiritually-oriented chapter appears in Transform Your Life (Transformation Services, 2014). A story appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel (2014), and another will appear in a Tiny Buddha collection (HarperOne, 2015). With a Ph.D. from Columbia University, for over 28 years Noelle has assisted doctoral candidates in completing their dissertations (finally). Based on her practice, she is completing a handbook for graduate students struggling with their dissertations on their largely overlooked but equally important nonacademic difficulties: Challenge in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping with the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2015). In Noelle’s book Trust Your Life: Forgive Yourself and Go After Your Dreams (Unity Books, 2011), she draws examples from her academic consulting and other aspects of life to help readers release regrets, relabel their past, and reach their lifelong yearnings. Her webinar about the book can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95EeqllONIQ&feature=youtu. Noelle’s website: www.trustyourlifenow.com.