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At Your Command

When the Universe listens.
Alan Cohen
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Oct 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

— Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Evelyn was tired of the consulting job she had taken on in addition to her regular work. In a coaching session, she told me, “I wish I had the courage to say no to my boss Tom when he calls me back to consult. But I am afraid of losing the extra income, about $10,000 a year.”

After we discussed the situation, Evelyn decided that the stress and strain of an extra job was not worth the money. The next time Tom called her, much as she hated to turn him down, she would tell him she was not available. She also decided to trust that her finances would be taken care of even if she did not take on this additional job, which was draining her.

During our next session, Evelyn was ecstatic. “You’ll never believe what happened!” she exclaimed. “When I went into Tom’s office, he told me that there’s a new government rule that requires that the job I was doing as an outside consultant be done by someone inside the company. So I was off the hook without any effort. Then I received a memo from my supervisor at my regular job telling me that I had been given a $10,000 merit increase!”

I laughed with Evelyn as we marveled at the tangible result of her putting faith into action. Her desire to quit the consulting job was in alignment with her highest good, and she did not need to exert any struggle to rearrange her position. How easy can it get?

I joked, “Look how powerful you are! You got the government to make a rule that took you from the job you didn’t like, and saved you the trouble of saying no to your boss.”

In a way, the government and Evelyn’s company were at her command, playing out the intention she clearly held. The same result could have manifested itself through another channel. It does not matter. When Evelyn got clear about her intention, the universe got clear about the result.

You, too, can have any person or institution play out your intentions. They already are. Upgrade and clarify your intentions and watch miracles unfold.

How could you get clearer about your intentions and attract what you want?

My role in creating results is real and powerful.

I make my choice, and the universe supports me.

About Author
Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen is the author of 17 popular inspirational books, including the classic The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the award-winning book A Deep Breath of Life. He is also a contributing writer for the New York Times best Continue reading