Speeding up the Prosperity Process

As described in Hidden Treasures, the seventh law is the Law of Gender/Gestation. In a nutshell, it states that every seed in nature has a specific and finite gestation period before it reaches maturity.

Our dream-seeds also have a finite gestation period, and must be held with belief, and nourished until they have sprouted and reached full maturity. Just because a farmer sees a green tomato, that doesn’t mean his red-tomato-dream is a failure. The process just simply isn’t complete yet.

So when your goal or dream doesn’t appear to be all that you hoped it would be, don’t yank it from it’s place in your mind; keep nourishing it. The process just simply isn’t complete. It takes time for the necessary connections to occur. There are a lot of elements that must gather through natural processes before the dream can go from seed, to fruit-bearing tree.

Well, one thing that occupied most of my free-thought time a few years ago was gardening. I had never slowed down long enough to tackle such a feat, but for some reason this was my newest consuming passion: to plant and see seeds grow and turn into vegetables, and to let my children join me in this learning process. Hoping perhaps that when the peas, beans, lettuce, broccoli and so forth began to show up, the children would be all the more excited to ingest them. 🙂

Since we didn’t really want to pull out our rock landscaping, and since I didn’t relish the thought of keeping our basset hound out of the garden, we decided to put it on our balcony in boxes using the “Square Foot Gardening” method.

Now, I have a history of letting even philodendrons die, so when I found Mel Bartholemew’s book and began to read, I gained some confidence and thought I’d better take action in a hurry before the feeling of “I can” turned into, “what were you thinking?”

Tip: Never let an “I feel like I can” moment go by without taking action!

That day’s task was to pick up the Vermiculite from the nursery and begin assembling the lumber. For a moment, I began to lose that “I can” feeling so I went to Trevan’s office to talk it through. I began to explain why I was beginning to feel overwhelmed. It all seemed so simple the day before, but that day I was looking at the charts in the back of the book and went into “information overload”.

There was a chart that showed when I should plant each type of seed, and whether it should be planted as a seed or as an already-sprouted plant. Another chart offered a planting schedule for continuous harvest crops.

But the charts that made my head spin the most were the charts that outlined in detail how well a seed would do in different temperatures.

I explained this to Trevan looking for a little sympathy, essentially communicating: “See honey, do you see how hard this is??”

But when I mentioned the germination charts his eyes lit up, and he said, “You mean to tell me that the germination time for each seed can shorten at higher temperatures?! I mean, I thought so, but I have never known of this to be the case with real-life physical seeds in nature!”

It was at that moment that I knew there would be no sympathy for me at this moment, for he was actually grateful for my troubles, because without them, he would not have just discovered an amazing truth about dream-seeds, too.

Sigh. Okay then. Time to pull myself together and also glean some benefit from this challenge. So I considered his epiphany and had to agree with him.

See, if a principle is true, it will be true at all levels, and in all circumstances: micro as well as macro. We have already seen the parallels between seeds in nature planted in the earth, and dream-seeds planted in the mind.

In this case, we learn that the gestation period for our dream-seeds (though finite and determined by law), can actually be shortened depending on the intensity of energy we bring to it.

According to the chart, a spinach seed, for example, will take 63 days to sprout at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, but only 6 days at 86 degrees. More energy shortens the length of germination.

WARNING:

While it is true that the seed can sprout in only 6 days at a high temperature, only 32% of the seeds will sprout at that temperature. If allowed to germinate over 63 days at 32 degrees, 83% of the seeds will sprout.

The best production actually occurs somewhere in the middle. At 41 degrees, the spinach crop yields the most at 96% and takes 23 days.

What this meant to Trevan and I was that yes, our dreams will manifest in a certain and finite length of time, which can be sped up with more intensity of purpose… but too much too fast can also kill the majority of the potential yield.

Now, an onion is an interesting breed: at 34 degrees, it can take 136 days to germinate, and 90% of the seeds will sprout.

At 77 degrees, it can take only 4 days to germinate, and 97% will sprout. Raise the temperature to 95 degrees, and the time increases again, this time up to 13 days, but only 73% of the seeds will sprout.

Spinach:

  • 63 days at 32 degrees for 83%
  • 23 days at 41 degrees for 96%
  • 6 days at 86 degrees for 32%

Onions:

  • 136 days at 34 degrees for 90%
  • 4 days at 77 degrees for 97%
  • 13 days at 95 degrees for 73%

So how in the world can we know how much intensity we should be giving our dream-seeds? And how long do we have to wait for them to mature?

Too little intensity and the seedlings can die; too much, and again, they can die. Sometimes the seeds need attention, sometimes they need to be left alone. Do the wrong thing at the wrong time and you can kill the dream seed as easily as you can kill a vegetable seed.

With so many factors at play, the only thing you can do is relax, and let the seed grow.

Be passionate about it, and it is nourished. Force it to grow too soon, and you can break it. Be passionate and patient, all at the same time. Act on it when that little something inside of you nudges you to act. Seeds continue to grow without constant attention. In fact, they can even stand a little neglect if you return to them soon enough.

No, you might not know what the seed needs, but the Creator of all things knows His creation perfectly and will show you how to care for the seeds you’ve been given… even those dream seeds.

He’s a Master Gardener and you don’t have to be the one to know everything. It’s a delicate process which will certainly become clear to you as you go along, one step into the darkness at a time, which gratefully and mercifully becomes illuminated as you go. Originally published Aug 12, 2008

Let me help you apply these principles for REAL RESULTS! Did you know?? The budget-friendly online version of my life-changing Mindset Mastery Program is back!! To learn more about the online version, Click Here Now.

Natural Laws and the Laws of Thought

Our world is a world of order. It may not always seem that way, what with all those pesky humans creating such chaos, but the natural world is a world of order. There are certain things that can absolutely be depended upon.

Take gravity, for example. Gravity is a natural law. It is part of the order of this world. Gravity is the force that draws us to the earth. If an object of weight is dropped from a high location, it doesn’t just float in mid-air, it falls to the earth. Every. Single. Time. You can count on it.

But what if you don’t like gravity? Or what if someone doesn’t know about gravity? Do either of those situations make a person exempt from it? Of course not. It is a natural law that affects every single person on the earth, all the time, whether they know about it, or like it, or not.

BUT. Birds can fly. For centuries, humans watched birds in flight and desired the ability to fly. Leonardo DaVinci was fascinated with flight, and created a flying machine, but it was not workable with just human power. It was 1903 before the Wright Brothers conducted the first successful test of a flying machine that was human-powered and -controlled. Does the fact that birds–and now humans–can fly mean that the law of gravity is no longer valid? Was that somehow an untrue belief?

The reality is that birds are still subject to gravity. When they are not in flight, they aren’t floating off into space, after all. But there are other–additional–natural laws at work. Birds fly in accordance with natural laws, including gravity. As scientists experimented and tried to fly, they began to learn about other natural laws that made flight–human flight–possible. They were not defying or working against gravity, they were working WITH the natural laws to achieve something that had previously seemed impossible. They discovered that with the correct understanding, the impossible was not impossible at all.

Read the rest of this article here

Author Robyn Young is also a Genius Bootcamp facilitator. Get ready to join her for our next Genius Bootcamp event – registration opening soon!

 

#25: A Leap of Faith

Christian show host Marnie Swedberg interviews me as we discuss the Laws of Success from the perspective of faith. I reveal the craziest goal I’ve ever set and achieved using these principles.

To set and achieve hard goals starts with a decision to do it. You’ve got to take a leap of faith. Contrary to popular belief, it’s even okay to fail. Have you ever wondered what’s your part, what’s God’s part? God can make something out of your best effort.

This audio program demonstrates the finer points that separate my philosophy on life from other gurus. The fact is, we’re not superhuman, but the good news is, we don’t have to be.

Resources mentioned on the call:

Jackrabbit Factor ebook – http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com
Leslie’s Mindset Mastery program – http://www.prosperthefamily.com

More about the laws:

Learn more about Marnie Swedberg and her amazing resources! http://www.marnie.com

How to Pay for College without Going into Debt

You may or may not know this, but we now have FOUR children either in college, or heading to college soon, so how to pay for it is always in the forefront of our minds. We are teaching our kids to make it happen without student loans, believing there has to be creative ways to solve the problem, even if it takes a little longer to get through. The fact is, the idea of forking over tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars to universities (or having to borrow that much) makes ALL of our stomachs turn.

Paying for college can be overwhelming, especially when there really is no promise that the investment alone will guarantee your child’s successful future.

But last fall, I stumbled upon this free webinar training on how to secure scholarships for college.

We went from feeling stressed and uncertain to optimistic and encouraged. And, because the way we FEEL about our challenges has everything to do with how effective we will be at conquering them (#RareFaith!), this change of perspective was really good news for everyone in our family.

Since I first learned about the program, Jocelyn (the founder) and I have been talking about how this training could really help my readers, too.

She understands the struggle. She knew her parents couldn’t pay for college out of pocket because of the insane price tag (and she has a big family, too), so that’s when she set her mind to securing scholarships for college.

I don’t want to steal her thunder but her story is incredible. She was an average student – middle income level, with an average SAT score, and without saving the world with a million hours of community service.

Basically, she was a normal student, yet she still secured SIX FIGURES in scholarships!

And now, through The Scholarship System that she created from her experience, she has helped other families do the same.

So far, families that have worked with The Scholarship System have secured over $641,500 (and growing.)  

The Scholarship System’s strategy and wisdom works for pretty much any student.  It is possible to secure scholarships for college even if your child has a less-than-perfect GPA, isn’t an Einstein or a Tim Tebow and your family isn’t low income (she actually covers that in her free webinar training which you can learn more about here.)  And The Scholarship System shares exactly how it’s done, step-by-step.

On top of that, she gives a ton of helpful information, and it’s completely free. If you want to join the next one, you can learn more about the free webinar here.

NOTE: She does have a paid version as well, to which you get a massive discount if you attend the webinar. Regardless, don’t miss the free training. It is eye-opening and will definitely be worth your time!

All my best,

Leslie

P.S. I really loved Jocelyn’s free webinar, 6 Steps to Quickly Secure Scholarship for College (and avoid student loan debt). If you want to learn where to find legitimate scholarships quickly, you can join her free webinar here. My kids really enjoyed the webinar as well. There’s hope!!

#24: How to Know if You’ll Reach the Goal (podcast)

Pursuing a big goal can be EXHAUSTING! What makes it even harder, is that nagging voice in the back of your mind that says, “Who are you kidding? What makes you think you can actually pull this off?”

Well, there IS one clue that can assure you that your goal really CAN – and WILL – be yours if you don’t cancel the process. Sometimes that little assurance is all we need to muster the strength and courage to take one more step.

And then step-by-step, we get there.

Related: How to Know if You’ll Reach the Goal (article)

Resources mentioned:

Jackrabbit Factor ebook – http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com
The Visual Aid that Changed Everything – http://bit.ly/2fm4Hn8
Leslie’s most powerful program – http://www.prosperthefamily.com
Genius Bootcamp – http://www.geniusbootcamp.com

Talking to teens

An actual message to one of my teenagers who was complaining too much about his responsibilities:

You’re doing so well in so many areas. But it saddens me that you blame dad when you don’t feel like doing your duties.

You’re old enough to govern yourself, so govern yourself or be governed. If you were governing yourself, you would already have plans to be where you’re supposed to be, even if dad wasn’t going, and even if he wasn’t expecting you there.

Freedom isn’t about doing whatever you want, it’s about willfully choosing to do the things that keep you on track to qualify for all the blessings that heaven has to offer. Each right choice increases your freedom. Each poor choice diminishes it. And I’m not talking about “consequences” that are implemented at home. I’m talking about your agency and how you get to use it every day in how you think and what you do.

As you know, we look for every possible reason to give you as much freedom as we (in good conscience) can. When you feel more restrained than you like, I encourage you to notice how good you have it, and be grateful instead of belligerent.

Your attitude (above almost everything else) has the greatest effect on, or is one of the greatest indicators, for what direction your life is headed, for good or for bad. Please, do not grieve me, and please do not disrespect your dad. He asks so little and gives you so much. Either way, you’ll answer to God for how you honor him, and you have so little time with him left.

Make this last year you’re home be one that you have no regrets about. I love you and am so proud of how much you’ve matured. I was impressed with how hard you worked this morning and I recognize you could have put up a much bigger stink than you did. Just pay attention to how you feel when you’re doing the right things, and then notice how much better it feels when you do the right things with a cheerful heart.

It’s a choice, and it will pay you great dividends if you learn that lesson early. Good night.. if you want to talk to me about this more, let’s do it after you get a nap tomorrow.

Where to put your focus

Here’s a question I received from a student at a State University. He writes:

I’ve absolutely loved the Jackrabbit Factor and it’s been of great help. In fact. I’m hoping that when summer is over, I can purchase the program that you have to offer, so that I can fully comprehend the law of attraction and subconsciously believe in success for myself and my future family. I’m curious to know. As of now, I’m working door to door sales and it’s been a tough ordeal because of many things. …I’ve put to paper how much I want to make at the end of summer and try my best to feel it as if I have it. However, when it comes to my numbers, realistically it doesn’t look like it’ll come to that. I try to be optimistic and believe that I could do it through the summer. I need to make some money so that I can get out of debt that’s been draining my life for the past couple years and so that I can invest in myself with education, financial stability, and create other opportunities.

Am I missing the big picture here?

I understand that I’m pretty new to this but I full heartedly believe that it’s a faith that can be developed and will help me with my future success. I hope to hear from you on this. However I do understand that you’re a busy lady and that you have responsibilities. I just really want to be successful in my life and I don’t think there’s someone more understanding than you when it comes to living paycheck to paycheck and striving for success so that you can provide a better life for your family. Thank you Leslie!

Here’s my reply:

I have a quick minute and would encourage you to focus less on the money goal and more on what the end result of having it would be. (Many times we set and achieved money goals but didn’t account for unforeseen expenses that came up, so the end result didn’t look any different than where we started).

Instead, think about what your life is going to look like when you have met all your obligations and can now begin planning for happier experiences. What are those happier experiences? Picture and feel those. And then trust that every time you see and feel that, the world around you shifts a little bit and the customers who want what you have are being prepared to receive you. It’s also important that you think right about the sales calls that don’t go well. For a guide to that read Hidden Treasures (free download) at www.hiddentreasuresbook.com – particularly the chapters on Perpetual Transmutation and the Laws of Polarity and Rhythm.

Bottom line, if you believe it’s possible to reach your summer sales goals, then your belief can actually be the reason it happens. These tips will help you build that belief. And you don’t have to have giant firm immovable belief, you only have to have a tiny bit of belief but with zero doubt. You can do it! 🙂 Leslie

He responded:

Thank you so much for the reply. That was really thoughtful in what you had to say and I’ll take it to heart. I can seriously feel the feelings that Richard had when he was learning about the importance of belief and how he wants to soak it all up for his benefit and the help benefit the lives of others.  I hope your day goes well … I …value your product which is why I hope to get it sometime soon. Thanks again…

Related: Blood banks and your finances

Shoes, a ring, seashells, and $5000

Did you know?

The part of your brain that helps you achieve your goals, ISN’T the same part of your brain that sets the goals. I explain this in more detail in this video, where I talk about the subconscious mind and how it helps you (or keeps you from!) achieving your goals. But there is yet another part of your brain that has a different important role.

It’s called the Reticular Activating System (RAS), the entryway through which almost all data enters the brain, and which filters the information that comes in, having an effect on what gets your attention.

Think of it this way:

What if you need an opportunity—but you can’t see the one right in front of you? What if you need more customers—but you can’t think of that one incredibly effective thing you could do right now to reach them?

The answers we need are all around us.

The resources we lack aren’t as far away as we think. Everything we need is only an idea away; or in more scientific terms, your Reticular Activating System simply needs to be alerted to bring those ready-to-go ideas/resources/and people to your attention.

You’ve already experienced your RAS in action. Maybe you noticed that when you bought a car, suddenly that kind of car began showing up everywhere. Or, when you thought you invented a clever name for your child, pretty soon you started noticing other children all around you with the same name.

Sounds mysterious, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not as mysterious as you think.

While these kinds of experience may seem inexplicable, remember that the Universe operates very predictably based on a set of natural laws. The system was set up perfectly in the beginning, and it continues to run perfectly as planned. Almost like a computer program created to handle different scenarios in certain ways based upon the data input it receives. If X, then Y. If A, then B. Now that computers are such an integral part of our lives, we humans are beginning to understand how such a system could be structured and yet appear or feel so random.

You experience this every day.

The New York Times published the following story, which illustrates on the micro how simple a delivery-system like this can be, once it has been set up properly to begin with:

The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought. But Ms. Matlin wasn’t ready to buy and left the site.

Then the shoes started to follow her everywhere she went online. An ad for those very shoes showed up on the blog TechCrunch. It popped up again on several other blogs and on Twitpic. It was as if Zappos had unleashed a persistent salesman who wouldn’t take no for an answer.

“For days or weeks, every site I went to seemed to be showing me ads for those shoes,’ said Ms. Matlin, a mother of two from Montreal. ‘It is a pretty clever marketing tool. But it’s a little creepy, especially if you don’t know what’s going on.” Helft, M. and Vega, T. (2010, Aug 29). Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites.

As this story illustrates, what shows up can absolutely be a result of the attention you gave something. Click on shoes, and they come back to your computer screen time and again, no matter what site you’re visiting. (In fact, this is exactly what is happening with me and a beautiful baguette ring I clicked on at the JC Penney website a few months ago. I’m not bothered… I think it’s gorgeous. It kind of makes me happy every time I see it. But I would remove the outer stones and only keep the center 5, and I’d put it on yellow gold, and I’m a size 5. In case anyone is wondering.)

So based on what you click on, your computer screen can very naturally become it’s own kind of vision board. Be careful to only click on the kinds of things you want in your life!

Computer software that uses targeted ads is just an example of how life itself works.

Based on what you think, your life begins to take new shape according to the nature of your thoughts. So only think on the kinds of things you want in your life! Think less about the parts you hate. Think more about the parts you love, and think lots about the way you want it to be.

What shows up in your life is very much a function of the thoughts you choose. Corresponding opportunities, people, and resources are brought to your attention in response. Don’t worry too much about the unwanted thoughts that pop in, just replace them as quickly as you can when they show up. And think often and emotionally on your hopes and dreams, because by the same kind of system that marketers use to target audiences, life will bring you the ideas, resources, and people you need to help you achieve them. It’s automatic, like a computer program.

And then expect to find those things! The expectation is what activates your RAS, so you’ll notice them and have a chance to engage with them when they arrive. In many cases those things are already right there, but you just haven’t noticed.

Here’s an example from one of my students of how this works in real life.

She wrote the following to my husband:

So, your wife is a genius! The book was incredible…I have a great story… I could not put the book down, finished it in just a few hours one night. I was at the beach with my kids the next day after I was done, and decided to test the theory. We belong to a beach club defined by huge rock jetties and good shells are hard to come by. We’ve never ever found a decent shell. Anyway, I walked down to the water and realized this was a great place to test…after all, no better place for the universe to be able to provide than the ocean!! So I put my energy on finding those big white gorgeous shells – we’ve never seen them anywhere near our beach. I imagined us all picking them and carrying loads back to the house… I reached down into the water and immediately pulled out a sand dollar – hmmm…

We walked the length of the beach, no shells. I did not let go of my focus. At the end, we went through the lagoon, and my kids climbed up on the last jetty. For the first time, they wanted to keep walking onto the next beach. They wanted to climb down the other side of the jetty and keep walking. At first I said “no” the jetty isn’t really safe to climb over, we could get hurt….blah, blah, blah…

Out of no where my youngest finds a small path that leads right over the jetty. We have never, ever noticed it before. We are now on the next beach, I go down to the water, and start pulling these huge white shells out of the water – bigger that we have ever seen. My kids are picking them up off of the sand…it was so weird! We had armfuls! OH MY GOSH. The jackrabbits had literally turned into shells! It was wild. I sat down dizzy at the experience, and then realized the power. Now, I’m working on doing this with bags of money…I picture myself walking into my back yard pulling up bags of money instead of weeds…hey, you never know!

Shells, check. But what about money?

She wrote again 2 Months Later…

Ok – so you may remember my first experience …after reading the Jackrabbit factor…the shells at the beach. Well, at the end I think I mentioned that I would like to attract bags of money…I have, and I am blown away. In early September I put out …that I would like to have $5,000 within three months. I was willing to work for it (should an opportunity present itself), but really, I just wanted the money to appear…hey, what the heck, one can dream. Well, my parents took us out to dinner this past Saturday evening as a celebration as they have recently come into some money from my Grandmother’s estate (she died in March). At the beginning of dinner my parents handed my brother and I checks for $20,000. Oh my gosh! I now put it out there …when I need about anything …the concept of scarcity is gone from my life…there is an abundance. Once again, thank you for the Jackrabbit Factor!!”

So have you tested it for yourself? Share your story here.

If you haven’t tested it yet, what one problem (big or small) would you solve today?

For help on this topic, read the Jackrabbit Factor (free!)

If you’re ready to try a scientific experiment with these principles, join me now in the Mindset Mastery Program

Related: Reticular Activating System and a Tranquilizer Gun

Collaborating with God to experience more joy

© Stephanie Lee Art, used with permission

I saw this post on Facebook From Stephanie Lee – one of our Mindset Mastery Program Participants, and thought it was profound and worth sharing. First, she quoted Danielle LaPorte:

“When you give yourself credit for making it this far in life—and still being a Gentle Soul—then you’ll know the Truth of Love. When, in a courageously still moment you hear yourself say, ‘I have everything I need right now,’ then you’ll know the Truth of Faith. And you’ll bring that shine to work with you. And to your causes, and your Loving, and your collaborations with the Universe.

“You will not be fearless, but you will be certain of what matters most.

“You will place your preferences on the altar of your life and say: ‘This! THIS is what brings me joy!’ And with the heavenly madness of Faith, you will live your Truth with the devotion it deserves.” -Danielle LaPorte

Then she added,

I love the part about not being fearless but being certain.

I have experienced this to be true so often and it is the certainty that gives me courage to move forward. Sometimes the certainty is only as tiny as the hunch to move one step left or right. Sometimes it doesn’t seem certain in the moment but rather just the next nudge I am given to act.

The overarching certainty that I am responsible for cultivating is that I AM being guided, that God is interested in and orchestrating all the elements needed for me to have a joy-filled life.

Thanks to Leslie, I now understand the power of the tiny certainties as essential elements of a genius + guided path.

Secondly, how beautiful is it to reframe what we “want” (and often don’t dare ask for, or doubt if it’s “right” to ask for) as what brings us joy?! I love that.

I love declaring what brings me joy, even in advance, and collaborating with God in experiencing more of that joy…AND allowing Him to bring me surprising new ways to feel joy that I may not have known about before…

Man is that he might have joy.

God said so.

Well said, Stephanie. Thank you for sharing!

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The Law of Perpetual Transmutation at Work

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation is one of the most powerful concepts I’ve ever learned for effecting significant life changes. Understand it, use it, and your desired improvements become predictable. It is a dependable law of nature as described in chapter one of Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters (a free download). 

Certified Mentor and Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate Robyn Young shares one of her experiences with the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. She writes:

Let’s break it down:

Perpetual: occurring continually, continuing forever

Trans- (prefix): so or such as to change or transfer

Mutation: a significant and basic alteration

In other words, continuing and ongoing change. The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that everything is coming into or moving out of a physical form. It is evident in the physical world around us, such as in the water cycle. But it also pertains to thought: those thoughts that we give time, energy, and emotion to are the thoughts that will become physically manifest in our lives.

Early in our marriage, my husband decided that he wanted to attend graduate school in another state. At the time, we owned a home. We had purchased it with a federally subsidized loan that stipulated that this home had to be our primary residence. Since we were leaving the state, we had to sell it.

Although we planned to return after my husband’s graduate studies, we couldn’t rent the home out, or even leave it vacant for the 18 months we’d be gone. The housing market at that time was good, and homes in our area were selling, on average, in about four months. But by the time we were informed that my husband had been accepted into his graduate program, we were only two months away from the start of school. We had to sell the house faster than average.

It was possible, but would it happen for us?

Back then I knew nothing of the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. I didn’t know that having a dream and believing in the realization of it as if it had already happened would actually change the circumstances around me to be favorable to my desired outcome. But as a natural law, I did not have to understand it to be subject to it.

My husband and I did know, however, that if we were to accomplish this goal of selling our home, it would be because of our faith, not because of anything we could do to make our home sell in a specific period of time. We did what things were in our control—we beautified the yard and the interior, and we hired a realtor to sell for us.

The day we hired our realtor I actually struggled with that decision. I knew I was relinquishing control of the situation to someone who did not feel the same urgency about selling my home that I did. Mine was not the only home she was responsible to sell. I felt I had to do everything in my power for this dream to become reality, but would my agent work as hard as I would have?

I remember the realization that while I could not control the situation directly, I could increase my efforts to do the things I believed God wanted me to be doing. So I increased the frequency and sincerity of my prayers. I studied the scriptures every day. I served in my church, making special efforts to do my best with the assignments I had been given. And I believed.

Sometimes a negative thought would pop into my mind: “What if it doesn’t sell? Then what?” But I knew. My husband had a good job. If we couldn’t sell our home, we’d just stay. We liked our life as it was. It would be okay.

But after having those thoughts, I knew, I KNEW in my gut that the house would sell. So my “negative” moments always ended with, “But it will sell.” And I knew it would.

Four weeks before we left for graduate school, we closed on the sale of our home. The entire process had taken only one month. Although I knew nothing of the laws of prosperity, I knew that the work that had happened in our minds was a key part of what had happened in our lives. And now I know that believing in the idea, holding it there, and trusting God to take care of the things I could not control was exactly what I needed to do so that our dream could manifest itself in a physical form.

It was the Law of Perpetual Transmutation at work.

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Robyn Young is a Mindset Mastery Program Honors Graduate and Certified Mentor.

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