I’ve got that question a lot. How do I know if I am in alignment with success or not? While there might not be any quick and easy answer to this question, there is a way to figure it out for yourself as long as you know what to look for.
In this post I am going to show you what to look for to check if you are in alignment with the successful life that you are asking for.
First you Need to Check in what Kind of Water you are Swimming
What does that mean? In her eBook Deliberate Receiving, my fellow personal development coach and blogger, Melody Fletcher, gives a very good metaphor about finding out in what kind of water you are swimming. She is giving the example of a frog that would be put in a pot of warm water and slowing brought to a boil. Even though that frog could jump out of the water, it doesn’t. Why?
Because the water is warmed up gradually, and even though it turns out to be a dangerous, even deadly boiling water, by the time the frog would realize that it would be too late. The only way the frog would jump out of the water is if the water went from cold to very hot suddenly, but because it’s done gradually, the frog never jumps.
A lot of people are figuratively swimming in warm water that is getting hotter and hotter without them realizing it. They are not realizing it because it’s done gradually, it stated from as long they memory goes.
They live a life of none satisfaction at all levels. They hate their job, they hate their relationship, they feel stuck, they get depressed and sick and live on medication. Like that frog they have been swimming in that warm water that’s getting to a dangerous boil, but they don’t realize it, and therefore, don’t even think about getting out of it. They think that living this way is “normal”.
Do you know people like that? Do you feel that this may even sound like you? If yes, then keep on reading.
Take an Assessment of your Life
Take an assessment of where you are in your life. If you are swimming in warm water, it’s a sign that you need to get out as soon as possible while it’s not too late, and still have time to act before it gets to paralyzing boil.
The best way to take an assessment about how aligned or not you are with your goals is by watching what is happening to you.
I know that in my case, at one point in my life, if I’d stopped and watched what was happening to me this would have been a loud sounding alarm that I was swimming in extremely hot water and that it was time to get out of there. Fortunately I did, but only because I took an assessment of my life. However, it did take me a while.
For example, let me give you some real life story situations that I have heard many times over the last couple of years. “I had a job interview, but my car broke down and couldn’t make it”, “I was supposed to go on that trip, but I got sick and couldn’t make it”, “I was supposed to get promoted, but ‘something’ came up and it never happened”, “I always seem to pick Mr/Mrs Wrong”, and the list goes on.
Do you think that those people are just unlucky? Well, that’s the word people like to use for lack of a better explanation, but frankly, any personal development coach would tell you that they there is a much better one. This is called “self sabotage”, and while no one in their right mind would sabotage themselves willingly or consciously, we do it from a subconscious level. You do it when you are not in alignment with your ‘successful you”.
What does Being in Alignment Means?
The successful YOU is there, it’s always been there since the day you were conceived. The very forces of nature that created you are always successful. There is NO lack in the forces of the universe. However, when you are not in alignment with the higher YOU it creates a disconnect, an unbalance. Such unbalance leads to all kind of mishaps that prevent us to move forward, to succeed and bring about what we like to call “lack of luck” so we are not responsible for them. However, here is a flash news; when you start taking responsibility for everything that happens to you, good or bad, it’s very empowering and it’s the beginning of you putting yourself in alignment with success.
When you feel that you are so “unlucky”, and that bad things happen to you as you lay there powerless, you become a victim and victims are powerless. Taking responsibility for your stretch of “bad luck” put you in control and you can start asking yourself, what can “I” do to change that?
Only when you get to that place of consciousness can you start to learn how to put yourself in alignment with who you want to be.
Use your Emotions as a Measuring Stick
When I talk about alignment, a lot of people get intimidated by this word. Alignment, wow! What the heck is that?
What alignment means is being on the same level of what you want to have or be at an emotional and spiritual level. What this really means is that when you have not brought about what you want into your physical world is because you haven’t reached the emotional and spiritual level needed to do so. Putting yourself in alignment means that you are going to reach the emotional and spiritual level of that of what you want to be.
Let me give you a very simple and easy to understand example. Let’s say you want to make around 100,000 a year, but most of the time you feel broke, all your thoughts are based on how much money you are lacking to do this or that. You spend a lot of time worrying about your bills, and even the ones you don’t have yet. This brings down your emotional level, your vibrations, and your whole spirit. This means that you are not at the emotional and spiritual leveled to that of the person that makes that kind of money. In other words, you are not vibrating at 100,000 right now; you are vibrating at what you are making.
Before you can expect to increase your income (in this case) you would have to put yourself in alignment with such income. In order to do this, you have to use your emotions as a measuring stick as I mentioned above. Raise your emotions and vibrations levels, and you will be able to raise your income.
I know you are going to say, easier said than done! But I will tell you that it’s all a matter of knowing and applying, and yes, it can be done. People do it everyday!
So, do you have any questions? Any comments? Please, do so down below!