Time passed and I realized that this Law of Attraction thing wasn't as simple as portrayed in the film. Things weren't manifesting instantly as I thought about them. So what happened? Where did I go wrong? I made a vision board, I thought positive thoughts. I tried to make myself "feel good." Just like they instructed. But I couldn't find a direct path between vision board and manifestation.
|Inspiration Board created many years ago|
Since the New Year is upon us, I thought now would be a good time to explore the ways we can shorten the distance between desire (intention) and manifestation. So we can apply these concepts in our lives in 2014.
It begins with thought....
The seed of bringing out what we want is thought. John Assaraf asked us to think of ourselves as a magnet and "that our job is hold on to the thought what we want." "We attract what we think about most." Here's the reality. We may think about what we want from time to time but, in actuality, we don't think about what we want consistently. Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on what we don't want or what we actually experience in reality. It takes a lot of work (I mean a lot) to keep our thoughts focused on what we desire especially if there are no signs of it in reality. The most critical thing one must do, in the process of creation, is keep what you want in your thoughts as much as humanly possible. There are so many times when I catch myself focusing on the things I don't want (which is easy to do). The moment is see this happening, I immediately start talking and thinking about my ideal situation. When I do this, things don't change right away but I know that it starts to move my future in a new direction.
Do you believe it?
Thoughts are one thing but beliefs are the power that drive us. I could be thinking about attracting my perfect mate but if I believe that every man is no good, then I'm operating with a different set of beliefs. This will not help no matter how many images of handsome bachelors I have on my vision board. If I'd like to attract additional financial abundance, it makes no sense for me to flinch every time I see an item with (what I think is) a hefty price tag. I have to begin to actually believe that what I want is achievable (maybe not this very instant but it will eventually exist). The Secret Movie talks about the importance feeling good. Honestly, I think you can only feel good about what you want if you truly believe it's possible. Otherwise your thoughts will be focused on the gap between what you want and what you have. You have to believe that you are moving closer to your intended outcome each and every day.
What are you doing about it?
If you have three of four outcomes that you want to create, yet if there are no signs of it visible in your reality, then you won't attract it. Plain and simple. If there's one thing you can do to elevate your likelihood of attracting what you want is to do something to demonstrate your desire to achieve it. Even if the action is small. If you open up an account to save for that vacation, you are attracting it. The action we take in reality is another way to demonstrate that we believe what we want will come into existence. Those actions we take will help generate the feelings of "having it now." Remember, as I said before, your current (in)actions have brought about your current reality. The more different your vision board looks from your life today, the more you actions have to align with what you want.
Love the process as much as the outcome.
This is where I struggle the most. When I want something, I want it now! My impatience doesn't allow me to keep moving forward in the right direction because I get discouraged by lack of result. Truth is, there's always a result, but if it's not the final outcome, I start pouting and move onto to something else. This year, I'm going to thoroughly enjoy the path that takes me there. The more I enjoy the process, the more likely I am to keep moving forward. Not only am I going to enjoy the path, I'm going consistently acknowledge any and all progress I make (no matter how big or small).
Do what you know you should.
There were times when I created an intention that I had no idea how I was going to achieve. I simply couldn't formulate how to get from point A to point B. Instead of standing still or giving up, I took on a new philosophy of "doing what I know I should do." What this simply means is taking the very next step (no matter how small) knowing that if I'm faithful in the little, more ideas, resources and results will come. Jack Canfield talks about this in The Secret. He mentioned something about headlights on a car on a dark road. The light doesn't give you full visibility of your entire trip, it lights up the next few feet that you have to travel. As you keep moving forward, you keep receiving the light you need to see you through. So if you have a big goal, don't get overwhelmed, jut take the next small step knowing that when you get there, you'll find out what the next step is. As long as you keep moving forward, your life will never be the same.