I love the concept of the Law of Attraction as a way of creating your own life.
Of course you could see the expression “creating your own life” in many ways – from simply exercising more conscious choice through to developing more conscious awareness, all the way through to being completely in control of what manifests in your life.
And by that I mean getting your desires, wishes, and needs met by the timeless process of manifestation – which for the average citizen on planet Earth means using the law of attraction to manifest reality.
But the problem is this: while we’re all attracted to the idea of manifestation, comparatively few of us can make it work.
That’s rather odd, because something really profound about the Law of Attraction resonates with each of us at a deep soul level.
You might have experienced this yourself if manifestations work for you – certainly you will have experienced a sense of astonishment or perhaps a more accurate word is “awe” when something that you’ve been “programming” for suddenly manifests in reality.
However, it’s also undeniable that a lot of people have great difficulty with manifesting their desires.
So why would it be that you cannot use the Law Of Attraction to manifest reality?
Is it a measure of how important something is to us? That the more important a manifestation might be, the more difficult it is to bring it about?
Probably not, because the difficulty of any manifestation is more related to your level of belief than anything else.
I guess to the extent that it’s harder to believe in the possibility of some large objective manifesting, there might be truth in that statement, but I think we need to look deeper.
So many people say that letting go and acceptance of “what is” is the basic key to manifestation. Then surely manifesting those things which are really important to us will be more? How will we simply sit back, meditate, visualize, relax and accept what is?
You’ll have heard of the old paradigm, indeed, for it is probably one of the ones by which you are living: results are achieved through hard work, possibly unpleasant work, and maybe even through suffering.
Certainly many of us are brought up on beliefs like this, and these are very limiting to our ability to manifest anything successfully in the world around us.
But where else would a human being, in human form, living on this planet, base a projection of what might be the way to create the future (and here we are specifically talking about manifesting reality) than what has happened in the past?
Of course that makes perfect sense.
But it could be that basing your thinking about manifestation on what’s happened in the past, which is based on your physical existence on the planet rather than the spiritual form of the universal intelligence, is a big mistake.
But, it is true, surrendering to the universal force (Universal Intelligence) can be quite challenging. Surrender is a state which implies evolution towards trust in the source from which we came. But while we are living in this material world, surrounded by all the doubts, fears and limiting beliefs that we each and every one of us hold, surrender can be quite difficult.
There is obviously an evolutionary process at work here in the sense that the more you evolve spiritually, the more you will be able to surrender, and let go, the more able to trust in the universe and expect the highest possibilities that can manifest for you to really appear in your life.
It’s OK if you can’t do this right from the start of your manifestation journey, because unless you are a highly spiritually evolved human being, the difficulties you will face in believing that manifestation is a reality may stop the process from happening.
Yet, by positively assessing all things that have happened in the past, you might be able to bring your awareness to some more satisfactory level – one perhaps where you can manifest small things.
And by the way, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to establish a state of perfection: you are working on your energy, you are engaged in a spiritual process which will help you evolve to a higher level of manifestation ability; so while you may need to work on your limiting beliefs, you certainly have all the basics of a successful “manifestor” already in place.
To the best of your ability, you need to wrap yourself in an aura of positive energy – by which I mean positive thinking.
This has gotten a bad rap over the years, simply because positive thinking has become a cliche.
But how much better to live your life in a state of joy and happiness and positive expectancy, than to wait for bad things to happen!
A state of negative thinking diminishes your experience of life on every level, and the negative beliefs which flow so easily from a negative state of mind will inhibit your ability to manifest in a massive way.
You can’t build trust in the ability of the universe to manifest your desires if you’re surrounded by negativity on many levels. The point is that negativity makes it hard for you to let in grace, hard to accept, hard to trust, and indeed prevents the very openness with which you can gracefully receive manifestations.
Needless to say none of this negativity is actually yours. It was given to you by the people who raised you. It’s fair to say, I think, that they knew no better, and that what they were doing was hopefully well-intentioned.
Even so, what they gave you – the negative introjections, which means the negative energies that you absorb from your caregivers – can be blocks to making manifestation work.
But there’s the challenge, perhaps the ultimate challenge: if you want to manifest anything successfully, the first thing you have to do is get away from the idea that knowledge is everything, and accept that experience is the key to manifestation.
Find a teacher whose instructions really resonate with you, and then follow those instructions. If you’re changing your methodology from day-to-day, it’s fairly certain you’re not going to succeed.