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15 Spooky magic

graphic-2by Una Hearne.

Magic happens around written goals. I have experienced this with my own goals and with clients’ goals. Not all goals mind you – but more than you would expect – enough to make it spooky.

I get my clients to write specific goals, descriptive, detailed and as fully fleshed out as possible. From houses to job descriptions, life partners to behaviour change with specific results, goal after goal has manifested in spooky detail. As I said, not all goals but too many to dismiss.

I do love spooky magic! I also like to understand things, I like to be able to repeat success, so over the years I’ve developed some ideas of  what I think is going on with spooky magic:

  • The very act of writing our goals makes them more real to us. What we fill our minds with and spend our energy on is what we experience, it is our reality. The minute we write goals down they seem more real to us, it’s like we are admitting that we want them and they might be possible for us. Suddenly they are external and we are focused on them – making them bigger and more real in our minds. What we focus on, we bring more of into our lives.
  • We filter information. According to some sources we are only conscious of 10% of what comes in through our senses.
    Try this experiment right now – become aware of all the sounds and sights around you. What can you smell and taste? What physical sensations can you feel? How much more information is available to your senses than you are conscious of at any moment? How much do you constantly filter out?
    If we change our filters by writing our goals and therefore becoming more conscious of them – we notice more opportunities and information related to our goals. It appears that we become weirdly lucky, the world seems to conspire to help us. It’s happening and it’s us making it happen, not some mysterious outside force.
  • Being more conscious of our goals on a daily basis influences the choices we make, even the small unconscious choices. It is as if we programme our brains to make choices and take actions that move us towards our goals. All the tiny seemingly insignificant choices we make every day really matter, they really do create our reality and our future.

The one thing I have to add and emphasise is that I don’t believe just writing them makes them happen, I do find it is essential to take some action towards them! Or even lots of action.  I don’t think imagining and then just wishing and believing works, I do think imagining, writing and then taking action works.

I don’t expect you to take my word for it, I invite you to try it out for yourself!


  1. Ava Brennan
    04/12/2014 at 11:26 am Reply

    This has been the first blog of yours that I have read. Glossed over the other titles first but ‘spooky magic’ was the last thing that stuck in my head! Also, by the looks of things, spooky magic is what happened today and spooky magic has led me to this blog! Please to meet you andJim today. Ava

    • Una
      04/12/2014 at 5:52 pm Reply

      Hi Ava
      Lovely to meet you today too, gotta love that spooky magic! You might like to follow the Designing Your Future facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DesigningYourFutureTM?ref=hl I update it after every Designing Your Future seminar – not frequent – but quality I hope!


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