Many people love their dogs and I am certainly no exception! If you love your dog, you certainly know some of the benefits of having one. They can make us laugh, help us get out and exercise, give us companionship and can be great at snuggling! In addition to these benefits, my dog Maggie has brought me far greater value, even before she was born!
How? By helping improve the way I felt every day. I often talk about the power of visualization and how to use it to create the feeling of your ideal life. I believe, creating a strong emotional connection to your ideal life and improving the way you feel will move you towards it quicker than anything else. Why do I believe this? Because I experienced it first-hand.
When my husband and I were first married and struggling financially (long before Maggie was born), I knew it was imperative that I begin to feel better even though I felt stuck and frustrated. So,I thought about what gave me great joy that I could use as a visualization tool. That was a yellow lab puppy! Even though I didn’t have a dog at the time didn’t mean I could use the image of one to give me a wonderful feeling. I replaced frustration and anger with the vision of a yellow lab puppy running toward me wagging her tail and licking my face. I used the power of visualization, and this image to help me to shift away from the icky feeling that was keeping me stuck financially.
This may sound nice, but unbelievable to some as to how it could actually work. Well, how you feel determines your actions and creating a better feeling will improve the focus of your actions when used with visualization. I personally saw this work for me and helped me significantly to get out of my financial rut.
I look back on those days of using the image of Maggie to pick me up and firmly believe because I did it on a daily basis, it improved the quality of my life with little shifts in my actions every day.
7 years after beginning that process, Maggie came into my life. She has since filled my life with laughs, long meditative walks I wasn’t taking before, love, affection and more continued joy!
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