A few years ago I was surfing the net, and I became lost. You know how it goes. One click leads to another click and before you know it you are surfing in an alternate Internet universe.
I stumbled upon a blog by Steve Pavlina and his writings about his Million Dollar Experiment.
The Million Dollar Experiment (MDE)
The MDE is a global experiment in intentional thought. People that choose to participate in the experiment make a conscious effort to focus their thoughts on what they would like to achieve and in the case of this experiment the goal is to manifest 1 million dollars. It is believed that by using intentional thought people can bring the subject of their thoughts into the world. The idea is that our thoughts are powerful and they help create our reality. I believe there is some truth to this. And if thousands of people are focusing on this outcome, could intentional thought be even more powerful?
For 60 seconds each day, the participant is to focus on and hold the following intention. No other action is required, because the intention itself will bring about the prerequisites, environment, actions, ideas, etc. that will support the manifestation of the intention:
Here it is.
In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all, I intend $1,000,000 to come into my life and into the lives of everyone who holds this intention.
I wrote the intention down on a few index cards and left them around my house. I even downloaded a screen saver version so that it would always be close by. I did my best to focus on it daily. Whenever unexpected money came my way, I was giddy.
My intentional thought experiment continued for a few months. (In fact I still have the cards around a few years later). One day, I sat down to focus on my intention and I read it over and I had a frightening realization. I ran to my office and grabbed my calculator and started to do the math. Considering the number of years I have worked and my average salary, 1 million dollars has already passed through my hands!
~~~I had been spending my time focused on an intention that had already happened.~~~
Our thoughts are powerful and I believe in the power of positive thinking. But sometimes we spend too much time wishing and wanting, when the thing we want is already with us.
Thanks for reading.