Manifesting Just All the Time

“At first you may practice creative visualization at specific times and for specific goals.  As you get more in the habit of using it, and begin to trust the results it can bring you, you will find that it becomes an integral part of your thinking process.  It becomes a continuous awareness, a state of consciousness in which you know that you are the constant creator of your life.”   Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

Visualization is seeing images in our minds.  Elsewhere Shakti tells us not everything who visualizes actually “sees” anything; we may just have a feeling, a sense of something, or we concentrate in thinking about something.  Still we are visualizing, because our mental/feeling components are latched upon a given thing.  This will nearly always bring this thing to us.

This is the law of attraction at work.  This is being creative in our everyday life.  If we use our imaginations, whether we see something, feel something, or think about something, we are using creative visualization as Shakti sees it.  Something will materialize.

Get the negative out, because negativity attracts more negativity.  Focus on the positive, see/feel/think about what we choose to have, and if we are staying on the beam, we will materialize what we wish.

It is just that simple.

Do we believe it?  If we don’t, that is its own problem.  We have to be believers to bring desired circumstances into our lives.  Remember what Jesus himself said about believe, quoted on this blog.

Calm & Quiet

“When we are negative and fearful, insecure or anxious, we often attract the very experiences, situations, or people that we are seeking to avoid.  If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction, and happiness, we tend to attract and create people, situations, and events that conform to our positive expectations.  So, consciously imagining what we want can help us to manifest it in our lives.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

Yes, Shakti has it so right.  If we lapse into negativity, these are thoughts, and we know that what we think about manifests.  So if we remain positive, our thoughts are helping us rather than the reverse.  We get what we want, when we choose it—not when we say we “want” it.

Meditation, contemplation, helps us to remain positive.  When we still our minds, we automatically are bringing them in line with the Infinite.  We don’t have to eject negative thoughts forcefully; just relaxing will mean that the negative thoughts ease away from us, all of their own accord.  Our best position in life is a serene, calm outlook.  A Course in Miracles calls it being “perfectly calm and quiet all the time.”  When we are joined with God in consciousness, we aren’t always inviting drama into our lives.  “Calm and quiet” doesn’t mean that we will fail to have fun in our lives; it just means that we will do what we do for fun from a centered perspective.

Richard Carlson has written much about dropping negative thoughts from our minds.  Even in depressed people, he assures us that we can carry out such a task.  Negativity mushrooms when we let it; positivity builds upon itself as well.  And positivity is what we want.

When we calm down from anxiety, we know the blessing of peace.

And this blessing of peace is God’s gift to us.

Fulfilling Answers

“That is the ultimate point of creative visualization—to make every moment of our lives a moment of wondrous creation, in which we are just naturally choosing the best, the most beautiful, the most fulfilling lives we can imagine.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

This lovely quotation from Shakti says it all.  If we visualize, and we take care to stay positive in our visualizations, we will understand the heart of the law of attraction.  “[T]he best, the most beautiful, the most fulfilling”—yes!

Do we have trouble keeping our minds uplifted?  This can often come when we are obsessing about something that we fear.  If we deliberately clear our minds, and deliberately develop a free-flowing thought pattern, the Answer to our problems will come—and soon.  If we just go over and over the same set of facts, when we don’t have all the facts, we will stew in our own juices.

The best way to live is to put problems on the back burner.  This from Richard Carlson.   We can make a deliberate decision to let the matter rest for now.

We will be surprised as how quickly the most fulfilling Answer will come.

Something Better

“This, or something better, now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

This affirmation is what Shakti recommends we apply to all of our manifestations.  If something we have been attempting to manifest, and it just won’t come through, then maybe there IS “something better.”  I have sometimes thought long and hard about a desired outcome, over months, even more than a year, and not have it manifest.  Only later did I realize that I was on the wrong foot.  There was something better that I didn’t want to see.  So, Shakti is right; the universe may have something better to show to us.

We don’t know what our contract was before birth.  And I believe we all had one.  This contract may not have chosen for manifestation something that has been very dear to our heart.  If so, we are spinning wheels to try to manifest.  Instead, we need to ask, and then when something better is shown to us, really believe that this something better IS better.

Our way will smooth.  And down the road a bit, we will see why the “something better” really IS better.  God knew better than our finite minds.

Believe!

“At first, choose goals that are fairly easy for you to believe in, that you feel are possible to realize in the fairly near future.  That way you won’t have to deal with too much negative resistance in yourself, and you can maximize your feelings of success as you are learning creative visualization.  Later, when you have more practice, you can take on more difficult or challenging problems and issues.”  Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

Our affirmations do, in fact, come true—unless we choose things in which we cannot truly believe.  If we doubt, we ruin the connection.

So:  Start small, choosing something in which you easily believe.  Our success will fuel the future, and then we will know that visualizations do actually work.  As The Secret says, put movement in your visualizations, and it will be easier to hold to them in our minds.

Belief in the unseen IS the key.  Nothing else works.  If we don’t believe that we can have what we are visualizing, we never will.  We have to let the niggling doubts fall away, and then we will know that our hopes and dreams will come true.ur affirmations do, in fact, come true—unless we choose things in which we cannot truly believe.  If we doubt, we ruin the connection.

So:  Start small, choosing something in which you easily believe.  Our success will fuel the future, and then we will know that visualizations do actually work.  As The Secret says, put movement in your visualizations, and it will be easier to hold to them in our minds.

Belief in the unseen IS the key.  Nothing else works.  If we don’t believe that we can have what we are visualizing, we never will.  We have to let the niggling doubts fall away, and then we will know that our hopes and dreams will come true.

Ideas Are Blueprints

“The idea is like a blueprint, it creates an image of the form, which then magnetizes and guides the physical energy to flow into that form and eventually manifests it on the physical plane.”  Shakti Gawain

Shakti has great wisdom, including about the law of attraction.  Here she explains how the law actually works with physical objects.  It all starts with an idea in our mind.  If we believe that everything is an idea in the Mind of God, we will have smooth sailing.  (This philosophy is called Idealism, and was developed in the Nineteenth Century by George Berkeley.)

Ideas do create form, and the better the idea is, the better the form.  This means that we need to think carefully about what we wish to draw to ourselves.  If we think haphazardly, we will draw that which is imperfect—not a way we want to go.  If we develop our idea(s) with great care, we will see perfection in their manifestation.

Everything starts as an idea in the our mind, just as creation, I believe, started as an idea in the Mind of God.

Think well, and our life will become a picnic.