THE POWER OF MANIFESTATION: WE GET WHAT WE FOCUS ON MOST!
Four Principles for Manifesting Your Desires
An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.
Have you noticed that people who say: “I am not very confident”…are NOT very confident?
And that people who say: “I can’t lose weight”…NEVER lose weight?
And people that say they are always late…are ALWAYS late?!
Be VERY careful what you focus on! Thinking or saying things like…
“I am really bad at this!”…and…“There are not enough hours in the day!”… OR… “I always mess things up!”…and… “I never have enough money!”…have a very negative effect on the outcome because of a very critical part of our brain called the Reticular Activating System or RAS which will show you things to prove that this is true for you.
Your Reticular Activating System (RAS) is in the base of your brain and acts as a filter against all the “data” that is around us including sounds, tastes, colors, pictures, and images. There can be up to 2,000,000 bits of data at any time. Your brain can only process so much at a time so, your RAS filter only lets things through that it thinks is important.
So, how does it know what is important? BY WHAT YOU FOCUS ON MOST. The more proof you see, the stronger your belief will be that it is true.
The stronger your belief is, the more likely you are to tell it to yourself. And around and around it goes. Set your RAS to look at the positives and to think and speak more progressive words and phrases that are encouraging and helpful such as, “I am great at this”…”I am always on time”…”I am confident”…”I am good with money”. THEN, your RAS will show you things to prove that your new belief is true for you!
WE ARE ALWAYS MANIFESTING
Manifesting an event, action or object can be as easy as understanding how powerful our thoughts are. You may be thinking…..”Me? Powerful?” Actually, yes, and this proves exactly what we have mentioned above. You see, our brains are like a computer. When a command is given, it looks for ways in which to complete that command. By simply changing the command, you change the ways in which the command will be completed and the outcome. Of course, you are much more beautiful than a computer and were designed in the likeness of the divine creator, God.
When we speak, our words have a lot of power. Think of how you feel when someone tells you how great you look today, or how you feel when you are told that you are loved. Now think of how you would feel if that same person were to tell you that you are worthless, ugly and pathetic. Big difference! This is all because of the POWER that the words we use have. So, why would speaking to yourself be any different than that? This is how simple manifesting can actually be, once understood, made conscious of and put into practice.
“ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT” – Dr. Fred Bell, PhD.
Each thought we have creates an energy flow around our physical being and within our bodies down to the cellular level. This energy attracts its likeness. We all know how great it feels when we think high-level thoughts like, “I am beautiful!” and, “I am worthy”. When you think and feel “I am beautiful!” and, “I am worthy”, you exude the energy of confidence and in turn attract great experiences into your life. Each thought you have informs your energy, and your energy manifests into your experiences….your reality.
Manifestation is trending and has become very popular lately, but can be misleading. A true understanding of what it means to manifest is a very significant step towards creating a better reality for ourselves, the people who we love and care for most, and complete strangers too. Having more meaningful and truly beautiful human experiences is what manifesting is about.
The Bible says it this way: You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures (James 4:2-3).
I find this to be very accurate. If you truly want to use your energetic power to manifest greatness, you must not only clear all that blocks you from believing in your greatness, we must also be aware of our motives – the reasons as to why we want to manifest an event, action or object. Are they good reasons? Are they selfish reasons? Are they in line with our purpose in life? Do I know what my purpose is? Am I being honest with myself? Who am I really doing this for? Etcetera. Have you asked these questions?
Many people, when trying to manifest, focus too much on the outside form rather than the internal condition. What’s important is our internal experience: whether we choose to experience love or fear. When we commit to our internal experience of love, we begin to attract more love. Many people approach manifestation from a place of “How can I get something to feel better?” Instead, the focus should be: “How can I feel better and therefore be an energetic match for attracting more greatness into my life?” The emphasis must be placed on healing the internal condition, not getting a hot new car or boyfriend.
FOUR PRINCIPLES FOR MANIFESTING YOUR DESIRES
Being Grateful = Being Happy
Gratitude is extremely powerful. An attitude of gratitude will make you happier by default. It may sound too simple but I dare you to try this. I promise you that being happy will not make you grateful for what you have. However, being grateful for everything you have will make you very happy and appreciative. You will start seeing things through a different lens and your beliefs will also change. This is part one of setting your RAS. It will now search and scan your life for all the things that you are grateful for. It’s a beautiful process.
Get Clear: Be unapologetic about what you want
Clarity is king when it comes to manifesting your desires. You must have clear intentions for what you want to call in—otherwise, you can manifest a lot of what you don’t want. Focus on what you desire and then make a list of all that goes along with it. This list helps to clarify your intentions and access a vibrant mental picture of what you desire. The most important part of this step is to clarify how you want to feel. When you get clear on how you want to feel, you can begin to access that feeling. That feeling is what makes the manifestation come into form.
Think it! Feel it! Believe it!
Take your clear intention and spend time every day sitting in the feeling of what it is that you desire. You might access the feeling through meditation and visioning exercises. Or call on the feeling when you’re in nature or doing a form of exercise you love. Let the thought inform the feeling and let the feeling take over your energy. The more you feel the feeling of what you desire, the more you believe it is on the way. From a metaphysical perspective, if you believe it then it is already here. So make time for contemplating, thinking, feeling, and believing.
Patience is a Virtue
“Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety.” Take this message with you and allow your faithfulness to guide you into the belief that what you desire is on the way. Also, trust that God has a much better plan than you do. Though you are clear about what you want, you cannot control the timing or the form in which it comes. Stay calm, relax, and trust that what He has in store for you is better than anything you’ve imagined!