Originally Posted by Kevin
Are those of us who struggle with low self-esteem totally screwed, then? Sometimes I have days where it's a struggle to feel like I deserve what I want, even when it's something I know I want.
(I lied, I wanted to answer Kevin, too)
Here's the two ways it works for me:
1) I want it so badly that I don't care whether I deserve it or not. When I learned I couldn't go on our annual family trip I was heartbroken. When my godparents offered to pay half the fee I felt terrible
about them covering for me.... but I took the money anyway.
2) I tune out those noises. Usually I'm not able to maintain a positive attitude about my intentions all day, every day. It tend to do it in smaller, more energetic "hits". When I notice myself thinking bad thoughts about my intentions, I stop. I quiet my mind, meditation-style, and focus my thoughts completely on what I want, what my life will be like once I have it, why I want it, and how much I want it. When I feel a little tug in the pit of my stomach, I know the intention's "caught." These threads are weaker than Steve's strong, confident ropes, so I have to do this a lot
in order to pull my intention into reality. I also have those self doubts that sometimes get out of hand and saw through my threads sometimes. So all in all, these intentions take longer to manifest than the ones I do by method 1. But I feel better about myself when I manifest them, so it's kind of a trade off.
OK, now I'm off to check my bank account and get excited.