Karen was ecstatic. She was tired of being single and sent an email to an old boyfriend. He immediately returned the email and told her he was single, too. He wanted to see her. They spoke and made a date for the following weekend.
She was elated on our coaching call. “This might be it!” she told me breathlessly. “I wasn’t ready for him before, but this time I am. I’m so excited.”
I asked her to describe her excitement. “It’s the feeling of being loved,” she told me.
“Where did that feeling come from?” I asked.
“From his call,” she said.
“Oh, did he tell you he loves you on the phone call?” I asked.
“So, where did the feeling of being loved come from?” I asked.
“From the possibility of this working out,” she said. “I’ve always been so bad at relationships before. Now I’m ready. He sounds really interested in me. This could be it!”
“So, really let that feeling you got from the phone call, of being loved intensify,” I suggested. “Where is it in your body?”
“It’s in my heart,” she said.
“So where is the feeling coming from?” I asked her.
“Oh my gosh, it’s coming from inside me!” she exclaimed.
“Yes it is. And what changed to create that feeling?”
Just then, she got it. “My thoughts. My thoughts about myself changed.”
Yep. That’s it. That’s the secret formula. When Karen thought the possibility of being in a loving relationship was on the horizon, she felt good inside. She became happy and excited. Before that, life was ho-hum. She hadn’t seen this guy in years, and all that had happened was one phone call. The old boyfriend didn’t do that. Karen did–she transformed the way she felt about herself.
So, as Karen discovered, being excited and feeling loved can be generated inside of us. Once we “get” this we can create it for ourselves, over and over, every day of our lives. We can just skip the middleman (in this case, the old boyfriend) and create the feeling of being loved and the excitement of looking forward to life within ourselves.
So next time you are feeling fabulous, really explore it. Get to know this place. What do you feel? Where do you feel it in your body? Describe it. Write it down. What thoughts are you having about yourself? Write them down. Memorize everything you can about this experience.
We don’t have to wait to find the right relationship or the right anything else to feel fabulous. And, as a bonus, when we’re excited to be alive, we can attract exactly what we want–like a great relationship!