How much money do you expect to have? Expectancy, the state of expectation, is a form of belief. When you expect something to happen, you believe it will happen at some time in the future. When you expect something, you regard it as likely. When you regard something as likely to come about, you assume it will come about.
Expectancy is an important part of the money-attracting process as I teach it in my book, How to Attract Money Using Mind Power. Expectancy is the subject of chapter #3 in my book. Here’s a quote I use in that chapter:
“It is a well-defined and authentic principle that what the mind profoundly expects it tends to receive.”
—Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking, 1952
Yes, what the mind expects, it tends to receive. Think about that. Now, think about money and financial matters as they concern you. Specifically, think about what you’ve been expecting your short-term and long-term financial circumstances to be. Now, ask yourself this pivotal question: Is what I’ve been expecting to come about regarding my finances what I want to bring about regarding my finances?
If you are like most people, there will be quite a gap between the financial circumstances you expect to see come about and the financial circumstances you would like to see come about. If you want to use mind power to attract more money into your life, there is no way around the fact that you’ll have to raise your money-related expectations.
Some good news is that just by learning the money-attracting principles and working at using the money-attracting techniques, your expectations will just naturally begin to rise, even with no conscious thought of it by you.
Still, you’ll want to work directly on your financial expectations. Part of the process of doing that will be getting clearer on what your money-related expectations have been until now. I’m not going to ask you to pick up pen and paper at this point, but I will share with you here one of the 6 “simple steps” I give in my chapter on expectancy. Here it is:
“Under ‘Financial Expectations – Five Years’, list what you’ve been expecting your financial situation—money, business, career, debt, and so on—to be then. You might expect to be running a flower shop, to still be in debt, to be in the same job, to own a house, or to have $100,000 in the bank. Ten to fifteen items will give you a good idea of what you’ve been expecting.”
You have some idea of how you would choose your financial circumstances to be if you could in fact choose them. You’ll need to get even clearer on what you’d like to see come about, and you will become clearer as you follow along in this series of articles. And you are already beginning the process: by becoming more aware of the present gap between your expectations and your desires, you are as a result making new distinctions which will cause you to increase the strength and scope of your money-related desires.
Remember, every part of this mind-power work affects every other part. There are so many subtle connections binding the parts into the seamless whole. It’s during consistent, persistent, diligent application of mind power that the individual learns of these finer points of the mind-power experience and way of life.
So, much of your expectancy will develop as an unintentional result of other mind-power work you do. Still, you’ll want to work on the task of increasing your expectancy directly as well. With that in mind, here’s another quote I use in the book:
“In your quiet thinking select your future, then accept it as normal for you, and then expect it to happen.”
—Raymond Charles Barker, The Science of Successful Living, 1957
Yes, you can, in your mind, select your future. You can, over time, come to accept it as being normal for you. And you can bring yourself to the point where you sincerely expect your desired financial circumstances to become reality.
When you truly come to expect that you’ll have the money you want to have, you’ll have crossed that line in the sand which separates those who would like to attract more money from those who are actively involved in the process of attracting more money.
Expectancy is not only an important part of the attraction/manifestation process, but it is an accurate gauge by which you can determine how well you are doing your money-attracting mind work. If you truly expect to have the amounts of money you want around the times you’d like to have them, then you are indeed doing your mind work well. Expectancy of having money in the bank is like having money in the bank.
It’s your job to continue to raise your expectations so that the gap between them and your desires does not become too wide. Developing expectancy takes work. Desire tends to arise of its own volition. From a psychological standpoint, it’s just human nature: People tend to want to expand and improve and to have the ability to express themselves to greater and greater degrees. And, from a practical standpoint, the cost of living tends to rise over time. It costs more to live a given lifestyle. It follows that rational human beings would continue to desire greater financial resources.
As a result of raising your money-related expectations, you will focus your thoughts more keenly; you will increase the vibratory rate of your feelings; you will clarify the money-related images you hold in your mind. The result of doing those things is that you will greatly enhance the power of your mind power. It’s all about the mind, and it’s all about the power.
Would you like to have more money in your life? Then come to expect more money in your life. Raise your expectations, and you move that much closer to having all of the money you want and need.
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