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3 Questions to Ask If Manifesting Isn’t Working For You!

Does the “law of attraction” really work… and if so, can it work better for YOU?

You’ve probably heard tales of how top athletes use visualization to achieve peak performance. Maybe you’ve heard how a cancer patient imagined powerful immune cells gobbling up cancer cells and was cured. Or you saw on “The Secret” how it’s possible to use images of what you desire to manifest your dreams into reality.

If you’ve investigated further, you’ve learned that there are two keys to using imagery successfully:

1. Create vivid images of what you desire using all your senses, and

2. Step into those images and really FEEL the experience “AS IF” you are living it right now.

Using these two powerful steps creates the mental-emotional, mind-body, neural networks that prime you for having similar experiences in real life! This helps you notice opportunities, inspires actions, and attracts what you want to you.

Now, some people have used these two steps and complain that they just don’t work. Their images just don’t seem to work out in real life. This is often because of three common manifesting obstacles. In this article, you’ll learn three questions you can ask to use these obstacles to move forward!

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A. Your desire might not match a real need.

Life supports our real needs and imagery works best when aligned with those real needs. We may have many desires that actually aren’t aligned with what is truly best for us.

Our minds can imagine virtually anything and we can get quite excited about and attached to what we imagine—even when having it wouldn’t give us what we are really looking for deep down in our soul. In these cases, all the imagery and positive feeling in the world may not bring those experiences to us. Life knows better and is protecting us from unaligned parts of ourselves!

So, if you find your imagined experiences remaining unfulfilled, ask yourself “What is my real need in this situation?”

B. The timing isn’t right yet.

There may be something blocking the fulfillment of a particular need. Something needs to be learned, healed, or gained first. Some things take a long time to come to fruition—and that time is important for deep insight, growth, and the gathering of resources.

As you look back on other things that have come to fruition in your life, were there any obstacles, detours, or roadblocks that led you to learn something new, meet someone new, grow as a person, or gather resources that wouldn’t have come about without that challenge?

So, if your imagined experience seems to be moving forward real slowly and taking a long time, ask yourself “What do I need to learn, heal, or gather before this experience can come into full expression?

C. The result comes in a different form than expected.

Sometimes we envision specific ways that we want an experience to happen, but it would actually be better for it to happen another way. In other words, it would be better if we experienced what we need in a different form.

For example, you may think of yourself in a specific job, but there is actually a job that suits your skills and temperament even better than the one you imagined.

Or you imagine yourself with a certain kind of person, but that kind of person actually brings out qualities in you that it’s time to grow out of. Another person would actually be better for a soul-supporting relationship.

Life wants to bring you what is best for you, in the best form.

So, see if you can notice what might really work for you, not just what you think is best, or what you are used to. Sometimes preconceptions can get in your way. See if it’s possible to be open to the opportunity available in “what is actually happening” rather than remaining fixed on how you think things “should be.”

Ask yourself, “What is the best form for this experience that will bring out the best in me?”

When you gain insight into your real need, appreciate that time and growth are important, and are paying attention to notice opportunities that bring out the best in you, then you can use the inner skills of manifestation powerfully and effectively.

Enjoy your practice!

-Kevin Schoeninger
The Mind-Body Training Company

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The Relaxing Breath – Guided Meditation Activates Relaxation Response (Instantly Release Stress!)

Did you know that the rate and depth of your breathing profoundly affects your heart, brain, digestive, and immune functions? Today, I’d like to share a short guided meditation designed that uses your breath to activate the Relaxation Response. It’s called: The Relaxing Breath. Click PLAY and enjoy!

If you enjoy this meditation, please share it with your friends! 🙂

– Kevin

P.S. I’m looking for a small number of people to review my new program, “The Stress Relief Meditation Toolkit” before we release it the rest of the world. If you’d like to download this right now and get a special “early bird” discount, click here.

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What’s So Powerful About Mindfulness?

Do you ever sit down to meditate and find your mind wandering off again and again? Or maybe you find your mind stuck on one thought that keeps repeating itself over and over, like a broken record.

Does a minor conflict or a little bump in your road sometimes set off a huge feeling—like sadness, fear, or anger—that you can’t get rid of? Does that feeling linger way longer than it should, so that it colors everything you do?

Do you have recurring physical pains, emotional conflicts, or negative thoughts that are perpetual thorns in your side?

Or maybe you have a more subtle feeling that is with you when you wake up every morning. It could be self-doubt, mistrust, or anxiety that keeps you from doing what you really want to do?

Perhaps, you feel one way one moment and completely different the next, like you’re a bunch of different people wrapped up in one skin?

If so, you’re not alone. We all go through these things.

What if there was a practice that could help you with every single one of these issues?

According to three prominent meditation teachers, that practice is “mindfulness.” If you want to jump straight into my new “Healing Mindfulness Meditation,” then click here.

You’ve probably heard the word, but do you know what it really means?

Let’s begin with a definition from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kabat-Zinn is a mindfulness pioneer who has successfully used this technique in clinical settings to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. He is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

According to Kabat-Zinn:

“Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” (p.1, Mindfulness for Beginners)

From this definition, we see that mindfulness has to do with a certain way of paying attention to your experience. It is about consciously holding your attention on what is happening in the present and having an attitude of unconditional acceptance.

Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader Sakyong Mipham differentiates two aspects of mindful attention: mindfulness and awareness.

He says: “Mindfulness is what we use to hold our minds to any object—the breath, a rock, or a banana—and awareness is the intelligence that tells us what we’re doing. . .” (P.50-51, Turning the Mind Into an Ally) Awareness is the ability to know where our attention is at any given time.

In other words, according to Mipham, mindfulness is the ability to place your attention on something and hold it there, while awareness is the ability to know where your attention is. Awareness tells you if you are “staying with” the object of your attention or wandering away from it.

Shinzen Young takes us deeper into mindfulness by describing it as a set of inner skills.

He says, “mindful awareness is defined as: three attentional skills working together: Concentration Power, Sensory Clarity, and Equanimity.” (p.7, Five Ways to Know Yourself: An Introduction to Basic Mindfulness, ebook available on www.shinzen.org)

These three skills of mindful awareness are something anyone can learn. They become tools in your self-management toolkit:

“You can think of Concentration Power as the ability to focus on what you consider to be relevant at a given time.

You can think of Sensory Clarity as the ability to keep track of what you’re actually experiencing in the moment.

You can think of Equanimity as the ability to allow sensory experience to come and go without push and pull.” (p. 7, FWTKY)

Now, can you start to see why Mindfulness is so important?

It enables you to concentrate on what is most important to you, get very clear information, and not get overwhelmed by your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and experiences.

Imagine what power that gives you!

For example, have you ever been so focused and immersed in something that time seemed to fade to the background? At this moment, you were perfectly concentrated, in the flow, and highly-effective at what you were doing.

Concentration Power enables you to “stay with” what is most important to you and let go of the rest. Through mindfulness training, you grow your concentration power, so you can enter a “flow” state, at will, any time. When you do that, you find yourself better able to stick with your best intentions and achieve what you truly desire.

If you’ve ever experienced moments of heightened sensitivity to details, when the world felt more “alive,” you’ve experienced Sensory Clarity.

Sensory clarity enables you to discover the important details in any situation, so you gain insight. You see what you need to see, right when you need to see it.

If you’ve ever suffered physical, emotional, or mental pain and had a moment when you let go of resisting it or identifying with it, so that you simply observed it and allowed it to flow through you, you had a moment of Equanimity.

In this moment, you realize that you “have” thoughts, feelings, and experiences, but these do not define you. You are a conscious presence who can choose to “inhabit” or “detach from” any thoughts, feelings, and experiences. With that realization, you become a “calm inner witness” to whatever happens. You have equanimity.

With the skill of Equanimity, you no longer feel the need to avoid or push down your negative thoughts and feelings and you aren’t strongly swayed by them either. You discover a balanced “middle position,” where you can witness whatever is happening and choose how you relate to it. The moment you do this, you find an amazing sense of ease, freedom, and joy.

If you’d like to experience this for yourself—right now—I have a short guided meditation to share with you….

Click HERE to enjoy my new “Healing Mindfulness Meditation

Enjoy your practice,

– Kevin Schoeninger
The Mind-Body Training Company

P.S. If you enjoy this meditation, please let me know what you think, and share it with your friends! 🙂

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