233 – August 21
“It all comes from the mind. I’ve seen the most incredible success stories…because a person had a dream and it was so powerful no one could touch it. He’d feel it, believe it, think about it all day and night. That would inspire him to do things necessary to get the results he wanted.”—Arnold Schwartzenegger
Visualizing what you want goes hand in hand with positive affirmations. When you declare what you want and have a clear picture of what it is you want, sooner or later what you want shows up. In order to make more money, you have to have a reason to make more money. What do you want more money for? If you aren’t clear about what you want, it will be much more difficult to get it.
Treasure mapping is a great tool for becoming clear about your goals. It is also a fun project. You start by collecting lots of magazines that are filled with beautiful color photographs of things you want, places you want to go, representations of the kinds of people you’d like to meet, relationships you’d like to have, spiritual values, etc. Buy some poster board, scissors and glue. Put on some great music and start cutting and pasting—you’re making a collage of all the great things you’d like to have in your life.
It is a great activity to do with friends, or your family. You can admire each other’s choices and desires and compliment each other’s creativity and artistic expression. With family members, you can create separate treasure maps or one family effort that will have each person’s goals and dreams contained in it. Have fun, smile and laugh a lot while you’re making it!
When it’s finished, put your treasure map on the wall. Look at it every day, remembering the fun you had making it, and visualizing having all the things represented in your life. Do positive affirmations about having the things you see. Send out ships to actualize these things coming to you. Start a savings account for major goal purchases. You will be amazed at how quickly many of these things will show up.
One summer, I created a Financial Stress Reduction Graduate Cruise Weekend for people who had taken my workshop. I brought all the materials for treasure mapping and we had a great afternoon on board the ship creating pictures of our dream goals. One of the women put pictures of babies all over her map, because she and her husband wanted to start a family.
Six weeks later, she told me she was pregnant. And she had twins!
“I visualize and create exactly what I want.”
I read Kucki Low’s book “This is Kucki Your Pilot Speaking: The Inspirational Life Story of South Africa’s First Female Commercial Airline Pilot.” It is a wonderful tale of a bright, strong woman, born in Austria, raised in South West Africa, who fell in love with flying and determined to become a pilot.
She made sacrifices to follow her dream and used every available extra dollar for flying lessons, eventually becoming a flight instructor at a local airport. One of the first students who phoned to book a lesson was told that he was so lucky the club had just hired the only woman flight instructor in South Africa, and that there was a booking available that afternoon. His comment was, “I’ll try anything once”. One thing led to another and we were married a couple of years later.
Kucki has followed her bliss throughout her life; trading in her passion for flying for a new found love of husband and family, immigrating to Vancouver, Canada, starting businesses, having adventures, and having fun.
Now she shares with audiences worldwide the inspirational story of how she found her path to a joyous life by following her passions. To inquire about speaking engagements, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.