Personal Development Spirituality

Goals and Resolutions: How To Receive What You Want

Maria Flynn
Written by Maria Flynn

Wanting is pointless if you suck at receiving. Every new year, new month, or new week seems to inspire an internal dialogue initiating goals or resolutions to make things better for yourself.  Is this you?  …and then, do you do what it takes to RECEIVE what you want? 

Change, challenge, and controversy trigger you to think and rethink what you want.  If you get it, then you understand that that is the Universal Law of Polarity supporting you. If you get it, you understand this is how you utilize the energy of a “funk” to transmute, transcend, and transform.

Change, challenge, and controversy are the cause.  The cause is always a necessary component of your evolution and it’s up to us (you) to use the fuel it provides.  No matter the experience (change, challenge, or controversy) you have what it take to grow and outgrow it. No exceptions.  It is law.

Ancient Hermetic teachings tell us that whatever your low point is/was, the extreme opposite of that is also true and available to you.  “As above, so below” is one of my favorite quotes from the Hermetic Teachings and when properly understood means… “that which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.”

EVERY experience (no exceptions) is necessary for you grow, evolve, and CREATE the life you want. How can you use the state of your challenges (past and/or present) to support what you want in your life?  This is a really important question!  You see… if you don’t utilize your every experience (the lessons learned, the dissolved relationships, etc..), then anything you want is merely a wish and wishful thinking.  How has that been working for you?

Know that YOU are the magic ingredient.

YOU are the Creator of your life.

Here are some tips to get those goals and resolutions accomplished:

1. Identify and Clarify.

Take stock of your life.  How are you doing right now? What is working well for you? What doesn’t work well for you? BOTH are important to understand so that you can make better decisions moving forward.

2. Set yourself UP if you want to RISE UP.

That’s right…set yourself up, if you want to rise up!  Whatever goals, resolutions, ambitions you have DON’T SHARE them with just anyone (especially those who don’t care about your desires…and especially not with those who feel more comfortable keeping you small). That just dilutes the energy and momentum you want to build.

Not everything you do has to be shouted from the rooftops. In fact, I liken accomplishing goals and resolutions to a pregnancy. You don’t normally announce a pregnancy until 12 weeks (when it’s safe to share the news)…but until then, what do you?  You nurture the growing baby inside you, right?  You eat right, you take care of yourself, you’ll do what it takes to ensure good health.  Treat your goals and resolutions in the same way!

3. Align with your SACRED Spiritual Calling.

When you identify and clarify what you want, imagine yourself there…how does it feel?  If it lights your inner fire YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! Your life is meant to be meaningful and purposeful. This is the most important part of ATTRACTION and MANIFESTATION. When you align your goals and resolutions with your purpose followed by facilitating a way to share your gift—you become a true beacon of LIGHT.  Anything less is chasing and dilutes any energy of attraction.

You are an expression and extension of the Universe and when you answer the call that lights your inner fire, you’ve answered your Sacred Spiritual Calling. This is alignment in Divine form.

4. Bring JOY into the process.

What can you do to fall in love with the process of achieving your goals and resolutions?  Who can support you AND how can you support in RETURN? GIVING and RECEIVING must go hand in hand.

Without giving in the process, you become a taker and an energy drainer. Without receiving mode turned on throughout the process, you disempower your goals and resolutions and lessen your energetic momentum to receive.

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5. Know EXACTLY The FIRST STEP(s) you’ll take.

Schedule, plan, and prepare. WHAT will you DO and what measurable RESULTS can you work towards now that will let you know you’re on your way?  With step #1, Identify and Clarify, you’ll be taking stock of your life and where you are now.  Take time to assess your life in every area of life now (wealth/prosperity, relationships, health, mental and emotional stamina, spiritualty) on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being low and 10 being amazing). After you take the step(s) to improve and you work toward your goals/resolutions, reassess after 2 weeks, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, and so on. Is there improvement?  What can you change and improve? What will you expand? 

Finally, remember these two things, too…

  • Be flexible with yourself. Taking steps toward goals and resolutions won’t always result in the way you expect. That’s OK! Take the lesson, adjust and keep GOing. Keep GROWing. Every experience has a purpose for you. No exceptions.
  • REST! Willpower without a plan uses up a lot of energy and why #4 above is SO IMPORTANT! Whatever you initiate, include time for rest and self-care.

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Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn is the founder of One Wise Life as well as writer, coach, and creator of ABUNDANCE Bootcamp 3-Week Intensive, an online course designed to help individuals effectively heal, overcome struggle, and experience Spiritual awakening that unfolds self-empowerment creating joyful and ABUNDANT lifestyles. Maria has transformed her own life using the same methods she teaches to overcome obesity and depression to becoming the thought leader she is today using social media and creating a growing fan-base spanning the globe.

Maria has impacted the lives of millions through her online coaching programs and social media presence. With more than 280K Facebook followers and a Facebook LIVE show called, ABUNDANT Lifestyle with Maria Flynn, Maria has created a space for self-love, self-discovery, and self-improvement that answers the inner ache for those wanting more meaning and fulfillment in life and who are tired of suppressing it.

Maria's purpose is to educate individuals to the reality that everyone (no exceptions) is a Sacred Thumbprint of the Universe (an extension and expression of the Universe) and therefore have an innate ability to work with the Universe by integrating their own Spiritual Force supporting the creation of joyful, successful, meaningful, and ABUNDANT lifestyles. Maria's proven that her real and practical approach and system works with clients around the world who've experienced massive breakthroughs.