This article is the first of a few written with the aim to introduce you to the ideas that will enable you to manifest anything in your life. Some suggest the ideas are positive thinking in another form. While there is some truth in this statement, you will manifest nothing unless you also take action. When reading this article, please keep an open mind. Some ideas you will learn about may seem strange or even controversial but don’t dismiss them out of hand. Please think about them.
Appearances can be deceptive
There is an unseen Universal force or energy that fills the world and the Universe we live in and is the source of everything we manifest. This force is intelligent, creative and indifferent – it is neither good nor bad. It is infinite.
We live in this world of energy and we are ourselves energy. This may seem strange to you as our senses tell us that we have solid bodies with a form that includes arms, legs and organs. But we are aware that our senses do not reveal everything around us.
We can see light within a narrow range of frequencies but we cannot see X-Rays, infra- red and ultraviolet light.
Dogs and other animals can hear a wider range of sounds than we can.
My cat’s whiskers are far more sensitive to touch than my fingers ever can be.
In other words, our senses do not reveal to us everything around us.
The important idea for consideration is that we live in a world of energy and we are no more or less than individual bundles of energy disguised in the form of people we see around us.
Why is this important.
As mentioned above, an unseen force or energy, that is intelligent, creative and seeks to realize its full potential, surrounds us. This source of energy is all pervasive. It fills the world and the universe as we know it. It is old, infinite and is the source of all we manifest. It has many names but those usually associated with it are Divine Spirit, Holy Spirit, Universal Force.
It is important to realize that we are part of this force and can manifest what we want by acting in a certain way and setting up contact with this force.
If you were to pause and think for a moment with an open mind would you not agree that we have been asked to do this for over 2000 years without understanding why.
Power of the Mind
The one item that separates us from the desk we work on, the chair we sit on and the other inanimate objects around us is our mind. The “Power of the Mind” has become something of a cliché but it is nonetheless true the mind of Homo Sapiens (thinking man) is one of the most powerful tools in the Universe. It has evolved over thousands (200,000 to 300,00 thousand years) and is the basis for all that we create.
This is the instrument that connects us to the Universal Force.
I recently heard someone say that everything we see around us that is man-made is created twice. Once in the mind of the designer. Then in reality as it is built or manifested in the “real world” that we see around us.
In other words, we at first use our minds to think about what we wish to build, to visualize it and then create drawings from which a manufacturer can then create the object we wish to produce.
I understand this is an oversimplification of a complex series of processes, but it goes to explain that we first use our mind to think of what we want and then have it made. Our thoughts alter the frequency of our vibrations and assist in manifesting anything we want.
A formula I find to be useful when considering this idea is as follows:
Thoughts – lead to – Emotions – that create – Actions – that lead to – Results
We know little about the mind, but we refer to it as being in two parts – the conscious mind and the unconscious or subconscious mind.
Our senses – sight, sound, smell, hearing and touch – constantly collect data from all around us. Our conscious mind accepts this data and filters it.
On the other hand, our subconscious mind does not have the ability to filter data. It accepts data but looks to see if the same or similar situation occurred in the past. If the answer is yes, it responds in the same way it did in the past.
If this repeated over time, a pattern of behaviour is firmly established in our mind. When presented with the same set of circumstances in the future, we always respond in the same way.
This pattern of behaviour is often referred to as our Paradigm. This may be good or bad depending upon the circumstances.
Don’t forget, all this is done subconsciously and many times we are unaware it is happening.
The Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of Mind-set is “the fixed set of attitudes held by someone”. Thus, our mind-set is closely linked to our Paradigm.
It is largely the way you or I look at life. Are you a passive person who allows people to direct your life? Or are you someone who wants to take control of their life?
If the latter, then your mind-set should include:
- Ambition – do we know what we want, do we have a goal to achieve that once gained makes life better?
- Motivation – why do we want this goal, is this reason strong enough to drive us forward when the going gets tough?
- Focus- can we ensure there are no distractions and we can concentrate on achieving our goals. Do we remind ourselves at frequent intervals of what we wish to achieve?
If you look around at most of the people you would regard as successful, you would find that they have these qualities. If you can adopt this Mind-set you will act in a certain way that will ensure you manifest anything.
Harness the power
There are techniques you can use to develop the skills you need to be able to manifest anything and you will learn what they are.
Meditation will enable you to look deep into your mind and enable you to remove many of the distractions that plague us daily. This will enable you to focus with renewed energy on what you wish to make of your life.
Visualization, or more correctly – creative visualization, after a short meditation will help in deciding where you want to be.
You will learn is that affirmations are helpful in achieving goals. These are merely statements you make at least once a day, every day, from the position that you have already gained the goal you seek, for example I am grateful now that I have $1 million in my bank account.
You will notice that you use gratitude at the start of the affirmation. It is important, in manifesting anything, to express gratitude for what you have.
There you have it.
We have reached the end of this first article. There is no doubt with the right mind-set, and by learning the simple skills you need, you can begin to take control of your life and finally lead the life you want to have. Along the way, you will manifest anything you want.
Although you and I are part of a greater whole we are unique individuals and as consequence some may learn to manifest anything quickly while others may take a little longer. If it doesn’t seem to work for you – persist, because it will.
It does not matter your gender, your age or your ethnic origins everyone can take control of their life. Nor does not matter how hopeless you feel your situation.
Remember, there is always hope in hopeless.