7 things to do when your soul wants more than your current reality offers

Have you ever felt like there’s more to life than what you’re currently experiencing? Like, there’s a whole universe of possibilities out there waiting for you, but you’re somehow stuck in a rut?

You’re definitely not alone.

Many people feel a disconnect between their inner selves and their outer reality. 

But this feeling doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can be a sign that you’re ready for growth and change. 

So in this article, we’ll explore seven things you can do when your soul wants more than your current reality offers. 

These are just a few suggestions, and there are many other paths you can take. The most important thing is to listen to your intuition and follow your heart.

1) Understand your soul’s desires

First, you need to tap into your innermost desires—the things that truly matter to you. What is it that your heart and soul long for beyond your current situation?

Is it financial wealth, good health, meaningful relationships, or all of the above? Be specific about your goals. 

When you’re specific about what you want, you can direct your energy, thoughts, and actions towards that particular goal. And this focused energy is what’s going to influence your reality. 

Clarity in your desires sets a strong intention. The universe, or your subconscious mind (depending on your belief system), responds better to clear, specific intentions. 

Think of it this way: How can you bring what you want into your physical reality if you don’t even know what you want? 

Besides, when you’re clear about what you want, you’re more likely to believe in your ability to achieve it. 

2) Imagine your abundant life in vivid detail

It’s like daydreaming, but with a purpose. And here’s how you can go about doing it: 

  • Visualize: See yourself living in a beautiful home, doing a job you love, surrounded by people who care about you. Visualize the details clearly, like the colors around you, the smiles on people’s faces, and the emotions you would feel.
  • Engage your senses: Imagine the sights, sounds, and feelings associated with this life. Include not just what you see but also what you can touch, smell, taste, and hear. Engaging your senses makes the visualization more real and tangible.
  • Be specific: Details are key. Instead of saying, “I want a better job,” imagine the exact job you want. What’s your office like? What kind of work do you do? Who are your colleagues? How much do you earn?

It’s like creating a mental blueprint for the life you desire. The more real it feels, the more powerful your manifestation.

3) Be grateful for what you have now

Take a moment to think about the things you have, such as a place to live, food to eat, friends, family, health, or any positive aspects of your life.

Instead of dwelling on what’s missing or what you lack, concentrate on what’s going well. 

For example, you may not have your dream job yet, but you might have a job that pays your bills and helps you gain experience.

Being grateful for what you have now also means reflecting on how far you’ve come. Recognize that even if your current situation isn’t your ultimate goal, you’ve already come a long way.

The more you focus on things that you’re happy to have in your life, the more you attract things to be grateful for. 

After all, gratitude doesn’t mean you stop aiming for better; it means you acknowledge and honor your current reality while working towards your dreams.

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4) Identify and let go of beliefs that might hold you back

Maybe you believe you’re not good enough, smart enough, or brave enough to chase your dreams. Maybe you think love or success are fairytales reserved for other people. 

Now, imagine holding each belief up to the light and examining it with curiosity. Ask yourself, “Does this belief serve me? Does it help me create the reality I want?”

If the answer is no, that’s your cue to let them go. But how exactly do you do that?

First, notice those negative voices when they pop up. Write them down, argue with them, and question them like a curious kid.

Next, figure out where these beliefs came from. Did someone pass them on? Did a past experience shape them? Understanding their origins helps you loosen their hold on you.

Finally, replace them with new stories. Stories about your strength, resilience, and unique abilities. Stories that whisper, “I am capable,” “I am worthy,” “I am meant for more.”

The truth is, your soul always wants more. It keeps you dreaming and cheering you on for the amazing life you’re meant to have. 

When you stop listening to those negative thoughts and let go of self-doubt and fear, that’s when the real magic starts to happen.

5) Silence the logical mind

Think of your mind as a landscape. 

You have your logical, analytical mind, which is like a big, bustling city. It’s full of thoughts, ideas, and plans. It’s where you make sense of the world and figure things out.

Then you have your inner world, which is more like a vast, quiet forest. It’s where your intuition, emotions, and creativity reside. It’s where you connect with something deeper, something beyond the logical.

When your soul wants more than your current reality offers, you often get stuck in the “city.” You overthink things. You get caught in loops of worry and doubt, and you even try to force things to happen. 

But the thing is, the city isn’t built to change reality. It’s built to understand it.

That’s where silencing the logical mind comes in. It’s like stepping out of the city and into the forest. It’s about quieting the noise of the mind and tapping into the wisdom of your inner world.

When you do this, you open yourself up to possibilities that you couldn’t see before. 

You start to trust your gut feelings. You become more receptive to synchronicities and coincidences. You allow things to happen in a more effortless way.

Silencing the logical mind is not about turning your brains off completely. It’s about letting go of the need to control and trusting that the universe knows what it’s doing.

6) Take aligned actions

When you set a clear intention to change your reality and take actions aligned with it, you’re basically telling the universe, “Hey, I’m serious about this! I’m moving in this direction!” 

Suddenly, opportunities, helpful people, and unexpected synchronicities start popping up, like little arrows guiding you closer.

You see, when you take aligned actions, you put yourself out there, in the flow of things. 

You meet new people, explore new paths, and stumble upon hidden opportunities you wouldn’t have found otherwise.

It’s not about perfection; it’s about progress. 

You might still have doubts along the way, and that’s okay. The most important thing is that you’re sending a clearer message to the universe: “This is the life I’m choosing to create.”

Remember, taking aligned actions isn’t just about checking things off a to-do list.

It’s about understanding that your reality isn’t some random accident; it’s a reflection of your energy, your choices, and the actions you take.

It’s about infusing your daily choices with intention and trusting that the universe is listening and will nudge you in the right direction, as long as you keep moving with purpose.

7) Start behaving as if you’re already living the reality you desire

When you act as if, you’re rewiring your brain to believe that what you want is already true. 

It’s like seeing the world as if your dreams are already happening. This makes it easier for you to make choices that match your vision.

Think of it as playing a role in your own life story.

In a way, behaving as if you’re already living the reality you desire is the same as embodying the life of your “dream self.” And you do this by doing and thinking exactly like the person you want to be.

Let’s say you dream of being a successful writer.

If you act as if it’s already real, you might start getting up early every day to write, even when you don’t feel like it. You might also join writing groups and send your work to magazines.

This process of “acting as if” is more than just pretending or wishful thinking. 

It’s about actively aligning your thoughts, feelings, and actions with the life you want to create. It’s about cultivating a sense of “being,” as if you’ve already achieved your goals.

By doing this, you’re telling your subconscious mind that you’re serious about your dreams. And the more you act as if, the more your mind starts to believe it.

Final thoughts

Every time you feel stuck in life, see it as a message from your soul that it’s time to experience a new type of reality—one that will leave you feeling more excited, nourished, and abundant in every way possible.

So, embrace the uncertainty, trust how things unfold, and always believe in your amazing potential. Most importantly, never ever forget that it’s your birthright to receive.

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Julienne Merza

Hey, I'm Julienne - a freelance writer with a passion for all things spiritual, wellness, and personal growth. I practice slow living in the countryside, where I have constant access to trees, wildflowers, and bodies of water. I love romanticizing the mundane and finding magic in life's simple moments. Through my work, I aspire to share my stories of healing and overcoming. If you feel aligned with my energy, please say hi to me on Instagram: @irishjulienne

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