Yep, you read that right! Acknowledgize is a new word – combining acknowledge and actualize. Basically, if you want to create something new in your life, that is, actualize it into existence, then you need to acknowledge everything you’ve created so far. When you set a goal and achieve it and you don’t acknowledge it, then you go back to the beginning to try to achieve it again, because you didn’t acknowledge that you already achieved it!
There are lots of personal development and business books that talk about ‘manifesting’ something but ‘manifest’ means how it shows up. ‘Actualize’ means that it shows up. So all of us that have been saying for years, “I want to manifest $100,000 income this year” are actually saying, ” I want* to how it shows up $100,000 this year”. A more potent statement would be, “I choose to actualize $100,000 this year (and what would that take?)”
So, keeping with the income theme – what did you ‘actualize’ in 2015? Have you truly acknowledged that or have you just judged yourself as not making enough? Please, stop for a few minutes and acknowledge that you are a potent creator – you actualized enough money last year to live, eat, be housed, own a computer (or how could you read this?), transport yourself to work and back, go to coffee shops, feed your cat, etc. N.B. (and this is the important bit) WHEN YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU CREATED ALL THAT – THEN YOUR BEING REALIZES IT CAN CREATE AND ACTUALIZE EVEN GREATER, IF YOU CHOOSE! (no intensity there…)
After acknowledging how amazing you are at creating – now you can ask, “what would it take to double that income, or more, in 2016??” (a few times a day is good without answering yourself or setting expectations of HOW). You will be amazed! Ideas and projects and offers and people and gifts will head in your direction and, you can actualize more in many, amazing, unexpected ways. Of course, you have to choose that and be willing to receive and have it…and then acknowledge it and actualize greater…
When you acknowledge, you’re actualizing, so it’s acknowledgizing. (Gary Douglas)
How does it get any better than that? Here’s a little video about acknowledging gratitude: Click here
(*to want actually means to continually lack, but that’s another blog.)