I’m pretty good at using these laws of life, I managed to manifest a blooming mess throughout my life, using them in the negative. But hey, since I know I’m good at it, why aren’t I using them to manifest better things?
This is what my friend asked me yesterday as we had a nice cup of tea together. He can be pretty hard on himself as so many of us can when faced with all the ‘stuff’ we don’t like about our life or ourselves. But it’s not helpful. How many times have you been successful in beating yourself up about something and found wonderful changes taking place? Hmmm, just a guess…never.
We can’t fight negativity with more negativity, it’s like sitting without the light on, in the dark, making it darker still and then wondering why there’s no light. Pushing against what we don’t like just energizes it, makes it bigger…be honest, we’ve all done it and how’s it working for us? Not so good methinks.
Most of us have areas where we just don’t feel we’re good enough. What’s it been for you? Relationships, health, body, intelligence, finances? Whatever it is whinging and complaining and feeling badly about who we are isn’t going to make it better. In fact chances are it’ll get worse. Ahem, maybe a little experience talking here. Yes, yes…I’ve done my fair share of whinging and complaining, just in case you wondered. And no, it didn’t get me where I wanted to go.
Maybe we should begin with relaxing about the whole thing and give ourselves a break and focus on what we can do to ‘manifest better things’, as my friend said.
If unconscious creation has been your modus operandi, maybe switching it up to being a little more conscious in thinking positive, productive thoughts would help. I know, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to accept we are the makers and builders of our life…and that our thoughts and feelings really count. It’s tough holding ourselves accountable for what we’re experiencing. But until we do, we’re giving away all our creative power to outside events.
A great place to start is recognition – remembering, everything is possible for us and there’s power in those possibilities.
If I feel unhappy, I have the power to change it – it is possible.
We are not our feelings. We are so much greater, so much bigger, yet we still manage to connect the two by allowing our feelings to run our lives. And sadly, if our predominant feeling is one of unhappiness, we’re in danger of becoming an unhappiness magnet, attracting more and more things to feel unhappy about, and to make matters worse, we interpret events through our unhappiness filter, so we manage to magnify unhappiness even more. Aren’t we just fabulous?
It’s an amazing and brilliant system, but we don’t have to be like my friend and use it against us, although we all have that choice. We can create consciously or unconsciously, but there’s no escaping the fact that we’re right slap bang in the middle of everything that’s happening to us.
The laws of life operate pretty consistently, a bit like your computer. You know the old saying garbage in, garbage out. Same with us. Focus on feeling unhappy, watch unhappy things unfold in your life. Amazing how that blooming happens. And we don’t have to get frustrated if we’re less than perfect…in fact if you can turn your life around on around on a dime…call me…I’ve always wanted to meet a superbeing.
If I’m a worrier, I can designate ‘worrying’ time, so I’m not living in a constant state of fear – it is possible.
I was the greatest worrier in the world. Like a dog with a bone I could go over and over and over any and every challenge I’d ever had, or was ever going to have. But once I designated my ‘half hour worry time’ the challenge quickly became hmm what do I have to worry about right now? One day, I had this really weird feeling that something was missing, something I couldn’t quite put my finger on…and then…oh my lord…I realized I didn’t have anything to worry about in that moment. I’m telling you that was quite a shock. But for those worriers amongst you, test it out for yourself. Maybe it’ll work for you too.
If my attention is mostly on what’s wrong in my life, I can change the direction of my thoughts – it is possible.
We know that we live in two separate worlds simultaneously, the inner world of imagination and thought and the outer world of events and experiences, and that the world that usually gets all the attention is the outer world of experiences. So when things go wrong…and yes, unless you are the superbeing mentioned above, some things probably will, we’re conditioned to focus our attention on everything that’s going badly. I’m not suggesting we don’t have to manage the events that occur, but really…knowing what we know about how life works…why in the heck would we want to direct our attention wholly onto the troubles or problems we face.
This is where the rubber meets the road, this is where we remember that as we cultivate our consciousness and direct it towards the fulfillment of our desires we are creating the means of achieving them. So we begin to choose our thoughts and we begin to choose how we’re going to feel about our experiences. We’re getting off the old train tracks folks, we’re heading towards a different station.
And don’t let fear or doubt hold you back. You can live a truly dynamic life and achieve great success, as defined by you, by learning to make choosing your thoughts a habit. Since our lives are mostly governed by habits, maybe it’s time to throw in one or two great ones.
Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by that old I’m not good enough rubbish. Whilst it might seem a little daunting to acknowledge and accept that your life is made by you…it always has been made by you…you just didn’t realize it. And so what if as a conscious user of life’s laws, you get it wrong sometimes…who doesn’t. And so what if you try something and heavens above…you fail. And so what if you’re not quite sure you can do this yet. The very fact that you’ve read this far tells you more about your readiness than you might realize.
Every weakness you see in yourself, is only temporary, okay it might have been with you, seemingly for ever, but it doesn’t do justice to the marvelous creation that you are. You are unique in the universe, there’s nobody else quite like you and there never will be another you again. You have unique insights, unique talents and you have unlimited power at your fingertips. The power to think and feel anything you like. The power to magnetize those very thoughts and feelings and draw into your life the experiences the people and events you choose to experience.
Have at it. Everything exists as a mere possibility until you direct your conscious towards it.
And remember to encourage one another.