“Your mind must be open to everything and attached to nothing.” – Wayne Dyer
“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” – Ram Dass
In the past several decades there have been many teachings on “the law of attraction” – that is manifesting things in your life like a job, a romance, a home, a career, etc. that you deeply desire. While there are many truths inherent in these teachings, many of the most popular teachings bypass an important element of Universal Law.
Louise Hay, for example, has explained that by doing affirmations we can have almost anything we could ever imagine – from better health to a new Mercedes. Even Hay admits though, that while people may do affirmations (think certain thoughts) with purpose and enthusiasm, they meanwhile have another set of affirmations which underlie the consciously practiced ones which are counter-productive to creating what we want.
For example, you may say to yourself 100 times in a day, “I deserve the very best in life,” while subconsciously you say a thousand times, “I don’t deserve to live in a nice home,” or “I could never afford to wear that dress,” or “only rich people have vacations like that.” These are all affirmations too, in that they affirm what you want the universe to create for you in manifest reality. By observing this fact, we are starting to get closer to the missing key about manifestation.
The first thing we must understand is that anything we could every possibly dream of or hope for we already have. This is a very difficult concept to understand, but it is based on simple scientific fact.
If the Universe, as described by physicists and shamans alike, is simply an aggregate of pulsating energy, any possible form can be created. All that is required to make a form manifest is to create the vibration which supports it. In the case of creating a rock, there is a certain vibration, no different than creating a human cell, or a mountain. People don’t usually create or disintegrate mountains because they have not managed their energy to a degree which would make even this seemingly incredible feat possible. When Jesus “walked on water,” this is another example of someone changing their energy to alter the laws of gravity as we currently understand them.
Another example of altering physical reality can be seen in Nikola Tesla’s autobiography,
“One day, as I was roaming the mountains, I sought shelter from an approaching storm. The sky became overhung with heavy clouds, but somehow the rain was delayed until, all of a sudden, there was a lightening flash and a few moments after, a deluge. This observation set me thinking. It was manifest that the two phenomena were closely related, as cause and effect, and a little reflection led me to the conclusion that the electrical energy involved in the precipitation of the water was inconsiderable, the function of the lightening being much like that of a sensitive trigger. Here was a stupendous possibility of achievement. If we could produce electric effects of the required quality, this whole planet and the conditions of existence on it could be transformed. The sun raises the water of the oceans and winds drive it to distant regions where it remains in a state of most delicate balance. If it were in our power to upset it when and wherever desired, this mighty life sustaining stream could be at will controlled. We could irrigate arid deserts, create lakes and rivers, and provide motive power in unlimited amounts. This would be the most efficient way of harnessing the sun to the uses of man. The consummation depended on our ability to develop electric forces of the order of those in nature.”
In this case, Tesla has realized the energetic nature of the earth’s powers, and idealizes ways to use them, which many attest he indeed did, but that his inventions which would allow this sort of energy manipulation were locked away after his death.
In any case, the possibility for creating almost anything is built-in to the Universe, because all possibility is latent in its Infinite Expression.
Even astrophysicists state that in an Infinite Universe (or Universes) “there is any probability at all that something will happen, then it will happen, and it will happen an infinite number of times.”
But then, here’s the conundrum, as Buddha, and other eastern teachers and mystics have presented it: we can’t possibly imagine what is for our highest good at all times because we don’t have Infinite Awareness in our current state of consciousness. This is why we are told to open our minds to the possibility for anything – like a new job at a specific firm or a beautiful new home in a particular neighborhood in a specific geographic location – because there are infinitely more choices available than what we can “see” with our limited vision.
We also likely made contracts (choices about what we wanted to learn before we got to earth) with other souls – to be at certain places at certain times, and to experience certain situations. In order to do so, the things we consciously wish for now, would be against our original choice, when we were not in physical form.
Since these choices are usually made when we are in a higher level of consciousness, they override our current conscious choice to create certain realities. Free will is always honored, and though we have the capability to manifest anything we desire by learning how to alter our vibrational frequency, our soul contracts may not award a specific job to us because it would impede the lessons our souls want to learn. Our soul may suffer through several love relationships or even an illness even though this is not something we consciously wish for in this time and space because we have very specific lessons to learn by overcoming that illness.
A wiser thing to do is practice detachment from what is, while doing affirmations so that we can have as much of the manifest reality we desire while also fulfilling our soul contracts which always take spiritual wisdom into account.
So can you affirm your way into a new romance, a better job, or a more beautiful home on an ocean front property? You can, as long as your soulful agreements are kept and your soul’s purposes are fulfilled in the process. These will always take precedence over any material experience our limited, egoic minds want to conjure up.
When you can accept and affirm that something would be lovely to experience, but become detached from whether or not you receive it, this is when magic happens. This ability means that you have given your egoic will over to spirit, and trust that all good things are coming your way, in the perfect time, and in the perfect fashion, as designed by Infinite Intelligence.