You should use all the props you can generate the feeling that you have what you want already. Surround yourself with items of clothing, pictures, photographs, and relevant objects, so you can imagine and feel the feelings of having what you want.
If you want new clothes, make sure you have space in your wardrobe, with empty clothes hangers ready for your new clothes. If you want to bring more money into your life, does your wallet have space for money or is it full or irrelevant bits of paper? If you want the perfect partner, you must imagine and feel that the person is with you now. Are you sleeping in the middle of your bed, or are you sleeping on one side because your partner is on the other side of your bed? If your partner were with you now, you would be using only half the space in your wardrobe, because your partner’s clothes would be in the other half of the wardrobe. Do you set your table for two people or one person? Just putting out an extra place is something you can easily do.
Do your best not to contradict your desire in your day-to-day actions, and instead use the world of props that surround you to feel as though you already have what you want. These are simple little things you can do with props and your imagination, but they are incredibly powerful.
One woman used props and her imagination to receive a horse. She had wanted a horse all her life, but she could not afford to buy. She wanted a chestnut Morgan gelding and a Morgan would cost thousands and thousands of dollars. So she imagined seeing the exact horse she wanted each time she looked outside her kitchen window. She put a picture of a chestnut Morgan horse on the screen of her laptop computer. Whenever she had the opportunity, she doodled drawings of the horse. She began looking at horses for sale, even though she couldn’t afford them. She took her children to a store and together they tried on riding boots. She looked at saddles. She bought the only things she could afford, a horse blanket, a lead, and horse brushes, and she kept them on display so she could see them every day. Sometime later, the woman went to a horse expo and the first prize was a chestnut Morgan gelding, the exact same horse she had been imagining! And of course she won the raffle and received her horse!
Your senses are props too. So use all your senses to help you feel that you have what you want. Feel the touch of what you want with your skin. Taste it, smell it, see it, and hear it!
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