t/empowered-smile/attachment/img_20110401_155301″ rel=”attachment wp-att-1104″>Whether people know it or not, what we are all after in life is the same thing! You, me, the person sitting next to you… Yes, I understand that he’s dreaming about having a million dollars, that she’s dreaming about finding Mr. Right; that person over there wants a new Porsche and that person wants to be healthy…
Yes, we all have a unique and individual experience which means we all want something different, but it is all the same. The truth is when it comes to manifesting the life we prefer, we need to truly see what we prefer. People often get mislead by their ideas, missing a deeper desire, or energy, at hand.
No matter what a person’s desire is, it is always some form of self-love and well-being- every time. When you take each individual desire down to energy, at a deeper level, they are always love and well-being. When we realize this and take the short cut of focusing on what we truly desire, we focus on manifesting our self-love and our own well-being, not worrying about Mr. Right in a Porsche. Of course, we do this knowing that increasing the core energy of our surface desire will actually bring about our desire, or something even more fulfilling to us, effortlessly. In other words, focus on loving yourself and the million dollars may just multiply.
Now, most importantly, let’s look to find the quickest way to manifest this self-love and well-being: It is by aligning to it. This means we must hold the thoughts, feelings and actions that match the self-love and well-being. We must feel love for ourselves, which will bring love for everything else around us; we must think thoughts of love and well-being, which will bring greater health and success to us; we must act as if we are filled with self-love and well-being – or at least behave this way as much as possible.
How do I do this all, you ask? Yes, I know. When I learned this I was overwhelmed and couldn’t figure how to behave these ways at all! Easier said than done, true. But, I’m all about short cuts. Why take the long road to happiness or to manifesting desires when you can take the short road? Why search in the dark when we can turn the light of empowerment on?
Universal Manifesting & Self-Empowerment
Your Authentic Shortcut
The truth is that (although I will give you a shortcut) we all find that we need to find our own authentic shortcut in our lives. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another, since we have different personality types. Mantras may work for one and prayers for another.
However, there are a few universal experiences to us all – and I know that this will benefit you, at least to some degree: Smile.
A smile is an alignment and, when you smile, you can’t help but feel more empowered through the increased endorphins; this is because when you smile you are:
- Automatically taking an aligned action with your body – having your face smile
- Tapping into an uplifted feeling – which for some is as stimulating as receiving up to $25,000 or eating up to 20,000 bars of chocolate*!
- Tuning into higher-vibrating thoughts, which often helps you begin to see things from a different, more evolved, perspective.
*Below is a great TED video on smiling by Ron Gutman – indirectly explaining the significant benefits of aligning through smiling.
Can a smile do all that? Can just a smile help your self-empowerment so significantly that you begin to create self-love and well-being?
I know, some of us have tried this when we were feeling down and we couldn’t quite smile. When you are feeling blue, or super blue and depressed, it can be difficult. However, happiness and well-being are a muscle and so you have to let the muscles go (which hold a smile down). This can take practice. We become masters, as Don Miguel Ruiz used to tell us as students, of whatever we practice—whether it is aligning to self-love or super-blue emotions.
Don’t believe me though, as Don Miguel also says in his Fifth Agreement; find out for yourself. Chase your dreams, manifest your desires and empower yourself—just by trying to smile more often.