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This year, (well technically last) I spent 10 days visiting with my family in Minnesota. We did all of the typical mid-west winter activities, the ones that are so novel to me now that I live in the Northwest: Sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, driveway shoveling… we packed it all in.
As my family was sitting around at our cabin for New Year’s Eve dinner my sister asked if anyone had a New Year’s resolution.
“Mine, is better dental hygiene,” she volunteered, going first. I had nothing to offer.
I don’t make resolutions anymore—at least not in that way. I think year after year of forgotten resolutions made me view the whole things as pointless.
What I did feel though, was a natural urge to get clear on my intentions for the next year. Perhaps it was the days spent sitting around eating flourless chocolate cake, or the hours spent contemplating just which card to lay down, whatever the cause, by the time New Year’s day came, I was feeling the need to focus. So a few days later when I picked up Marc Allen’s Millionaire Courseand read the following quote, I knew I was in the right place.
You have everything you need: a miraculous body, a phenomenal brain, and a vast and powerful subconscious mind. Now it’s just a matter of focusing them in the right direction.
I loved Marc’s approach. At the beginning of his course he tells us point blank that he’s put down everything that was helpful, empowering, and inspirational to him—and it’s up to us to figure out, and hold on to whatever does the same for us.
Repeat, repeat, repeat, he advises. Take whatever you like and hold it close enough until you know it by heart, and then hold it close enough until you actually see it working in your life.
At this moment in time what struck me the most in Marc’s course was his efficient way of prayer. He says in his course, “I have found that prayer, when done consistently, is a highly efficient, effective tool for growth and success.”
Marc walks us through his own daily prayer ritual. At least once a day, but more often several.
I loved it. He finishes his prayer with what he calls the “cosmic insurance” clause: “This, or something better, is now manifesting, in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all.”
Millionaire Course is chalk full of inspiring quotes, or “keys” as Marc calls them: Keys to the life of your dreams.
From a man who makes millions, doing what he loves, and still spends ½ of his days “on retreat” as he likes to call it—he seems to know.
In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all I pray that you also achieve the life of your dreams in whatever way is most suitable for you.