How to Reach Your Goals Quickly with Divine Inspiration

How to Reach Your Goals Quickly with Divine Inspiration

8 Steps to Manifesting Your Goals

Goals are great! We all have them and I’m willing to bet you have a few you’re striving to reach right now. In today’s fast-paced world, we tend to want what we want now—that all too familiar feeling of instant gratification. We can become attached to a specific outcome or desired result when setting our goals as well. Unfortunately, this often leads to disappointment or feelings of failure when our goals are not fulfilled to meet our desired outcome. Oftentimes we choose to focus on the end result, so much so, that we miss out on the wonderment of where we are right now as well as the journey we take along the way. I’ve struggled with this myself and over the years I’ve found a few ways to set and reach my goals where I’m actually enjoying the process and delighting in the results.

This goal setting process helps infuse your goals with divine inspiration, intention and purpose. Pick one goal you want to work on, grab a pen and paper or prepare to type and find a quiet place where you will be uninterrupted for around 15-20 minutes.

Step 1: Settle the Mind

Start with meditation to quiet your mind and become fully present. Sit in a comfortable crossed legged position, spine is tall—close your eyes. Bring your attention to your breath, but don’t try to change it, just notice and observe it.

Step 2: Focus on Your Goal

Keeping your eyes closed, bring your goal into your awareness. Using your third eye, your yogic eye or center of wisdom, start to form a general picture or outline of your goal.

Step 3: Include the Senses

We start to invite in the senses now by focusing on the Tanmantras, one by one, adding in the smells, the sounds, the feelings—start to create a more defined picture of your goal now. In your mind’s eye, see yourself taking the steps to reach your goal; is there anyone else there with you, helping you? See the goal as a movie, playing from beginning to middle and end.

Step 4: Be Open to an Alternate Ending

You will most likely start to form a sought after or pleasing ending to your goal, which is great. And I would like to suggest that you also remain open to all or any alternate endings that are in the highest and best good, for yourself and everyone involved. Often times we will achieve our goals in ways we never thought possible, in ways we didn’t intend on when we first started out. This is why it is important to honor and be aware of all possibilities, even if that ends up looking totally different than what you had intended or envisioned. Keeping an open heart and mind, allowing the divine to guide you and send you the instructions you need, is most recommended here.

Step 5: Surrender and Seal the Deal

As you sit with your eyes closed, envisioning your goal and welcoming in the divine light, feeling the Asamprajnata Samahdi or super consciousness, continue to sit quietly for a few more minutes. The practice of Ishvarapranidhana, is the practice of surrendering to this divine higher purpose.

Step 6: Data Dump. Don’t Try to Analyze It

Gently start to blink your eyes open and immediately following your meditation, while still in a calm relaxed state, write or type out the name of your goal and anything that came through to you during your meditation. Do not try to sensor your thoughts or feelings, just let the words flow out of you freely surrounding your goal and the messages, thoughts, pictures or emotions that presented themselves to you during your meditation. Don’t try to analyze it, just let this data dump occur naturally and flow out of you without trying to change or sensor it.

Step 7: Become Fully Present and Thank Yourself

Become fully present and take a moment to thank yourself for taking the time and energy towards achieving your goals in a divinely inspired way. Keep a feeling a lightness and gratitude, a sort of playful approach to achieving your goal. Be open to all perceived challenges throughout the journey, seeing them as lessons needed to help you reach your goal from a deep and divine place, rather than as a block in your way. Be patient and kind to yourself and allow your goal to unfold naturally, without force or attachment to the final outcome.

Step 8: Take the First Step Right Now

Now it is time to get started! Choose one single action item or step that you can take towards your goal right now. First, type or write down the first step you’re choosing to take right now. Next, ask yourself why you chose that step to start, why is it necessary? Continue to write out how you will accomplish this task, listing everything that comes to mind. You may be pleasantly surprised that options or ways to accomplish your goal may randomly appear to you, so don’t be afraid to take inspired action.

Remember, goals are great but they’re even better when you create them with divine loving care and continue bringing them into fruition with divine inspiration and action. Continue taking the inspired action and complete the first step forward towards reaching your goal. Repeat this process working on each individual action item or step needed for your goal. Each time you meditate on your goal, using all of your senses, you set and strengthen the blueprint. It is well worth your time and effort.

Happy Manifesting!


**Cheryl **is an Entrepreneur, Mother, Yoga Devotee, Yoga Therapist and health conscious Vegan who strives to share the gift of yoga with everyone she comes in contact with. She uses Yoga Therapy to achieve goals such as weight loss, stress reduction, emotional healing, and manifesting. Making time to honor a daily yoga practice is a high priority and can completely transform your life- for the better.

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Magical Mantras to Boost Your Energy

Magical Mantras to Boost Your Energy

Energy is defined as “the capacity for vigorous activity.” Energy is also defined as the exertion of power. When thinking about energy on a personal level, think about having stamina and longevity to power your days. Energy is a key part of making the most of our days.

Sometimes we have all the energy we need to work, take care of our families, and even a little energy left for play. On the other hand, we all have days in which our energy supplies are so depleted we can hardly imagine doing any vigorous activity. Fatigue is a great way to put a damper on your day.

Beyond just feeling down, being low on energy might mean that your body isn’t getting all the care it needs. Your body demands lots of energy to operate at full capacity in order to build muscle, process toxins, repair body tissue, digest food, and perform many other daily functions. Many of these functions happen automatically without us having to think about it.

The Basics of Mantras

One way to boost your energy is to recite a mantra especially suited for enhancing your daily energy level. Mantras are an important part of many Eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, but are becoming more and more a part of Western culture as well. Merriam-Webster defines a mantra as “a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone’s basic beliefs.” They are generally a short phrase or a few words, so you can recall them easily and use them often. The more you repeat something, the more you give it meaning.

I use mantras for energy most often during exercise or when the late afternoon lull kicks in. A powerful mantra is a better work-out companion than a sugary sports drink, because it provides you with that extra boost of energy without setting you up for a sugar crash later. With an energy-boosting mantra there is all upside and no downside.

Another situation that lends itself well to mantra use is when that late afternoon lull hits. I used to work for a nonprofit in Washington. Our offices were in a large room filled with cubicles, with four desks to a group. Each of our desks faced a different corner, but at almost exactly 3 pm every day, we would all turn to the middle of the cubes and start talking to each other. Albeit better than downing a cup of coffee, but still not great. It was the afternoon lull, that time of day when your body is sick of being sedentary and is crying out for some energy. What we should have done is gone outside for a walk around the block, but a more likely alternative would have been to take two minutes and let a mantra give us a quick jolt to get us to the end of the work day.

Six Energy Boosting Mantras

Mantras can be an incredibly powerful tool. Begin by picking one of the mantras provided below and incorporate it into some aspect of your day or into your mediation or yoga practice. You will find that some mantras are more fitting to your personality, or similarly, a different situation might require a different mantra.

  1. In taking this time to be calm, I am rebooting. This time will help me rebuild my energy resources to get me through the rest of the day.
  2. Today I will be the best version of myself. I will call on my reserves of energy to give me strength today.
  3. I have more energy inside myself. I am taking time to be still, so that when I reopen my eyes, I will have found more energy.
  4. After this time, I will be rejuvenated. I will feel a new found strength and livelihood.
  5. Strength can be found within me. There is more energy inside of me.
  6. If I ask, I shall receive. If I ask my body for more energy, it will provide.

Creating Self-Tailored Energy Boosting Mantras

Powerful mantras can come from anywhere. They can be treasured lines from friends or family. For instance, my mom has a line that she says to each of her three daughters when she needs to get our attention. Over the years, she crafted them to suit each of our personalities perfectly. I’ll be honest that I can’t remember my sister’s special message, but mine comes through loud and clear, “You are the only Sarah I have.” My mom used this a lot when I was a teenager. Anytime she was concerned, instead of trying to tell me what to do, she would use this mantra to remind me to be cautious and to tell me I was important. Such a simple phrase was highly effective, because it was personalized for me.

While it’s not an energy-boosting manta, it still a good example of mantra coming from unusual places. Your perfect energy-boosting mantra could come from something inspirational a friend once told you or from a quote from a book or movie. All you need to do is ask yourself, after reciting this mantra, do I feel recharged?

I recently moved to a brand new continent – well brand new to me anyways – and have been struggling with culture shock and finding my place in what feels like a new world. While adjusting to a whole new life can be exhilarating at times, it can also be overwhelming. When I start to feel overwhelmed, I employ my new favorite mantra: This too shall pass. It reminds me that for every low, fatigued day, there are wonderful days filled with comfort and energy. Just this knowledge helps me reboot in that moment and look forward to the better days around the corner.

Mantras and Meditation

As I mentioned in my article on self-loving mantras, “a mantra is a great tool to deter one’s minds natural tendency to wander off.” In addition to mediation, mantras are associated with praying and certain types of exercise. Let’s walk through how you can incorporate a mantra into your mediation practice.

First, look for a quiet, peaceful place where you are unlikely to be disturbed for 10-15 minutes. I strongly recommend creating a space that you can use on a regular basis, but sometimes you need to use your mantra at work or on the metro and you will just have to make do. If you do create a space for yourself, a few options are a cozy chair in your bedroom or a blanket spread out in your garden. Be very particular about what you let into your space. Only allow objects that bring you joy and calm. For instance, I like to use candles and cozy blankets, but I have friends that prefer flowers, inspirational quotes, or soothing music.

Once you have your space settled, gently close your eyes, and begin to focus on your breathing. After ten deep breaths, start to recite your chosen mantra – either out loud or silently in your head. Let yourself go back and forth between focusing on your breath and your mantra for about ten to fifteen minutes. When you are ready, open your eyes and check in with yourself. Are you feeling a new surge of energy? If so, remember that mantra for the next time you are feeling low on energy.

Other Energy Boosting Techniques

In addition to employing these or your own energy boosting mantras, there are numerous other ways to increase your daily energy supply, the most important of which is to get a good night sleep. Other daily habits can boost your energy, such as:

  • Stay hydrated or take it a step further and try a Hydrotherapy Detox
  • Get your vitamin D (supplements are helpful, but barely scratch the surface compared to the benefit you can get from 15 minutes of sun each day)
  • Eat healthy foods with lots of vitamins and high-levels of protein (like super greens and nuts)
  • Energy Boosting Pilates
  • Energy Lift Yoga, which can be combined with your energy boosting mantra for an added boost
  • Go for a brisk walk. A fast-paced walk, with your arms moving, does wonders for jumpstarting many of the systems in your body from immune to respiratory system. Twenty minutes of brisk walking a day can dramatically increase your energy.
  • Make plans to spend time with energetic, upbeat friends. Even looking forward to time with friends can give you a little energy boost.
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