We are constantly creating our reality through our thoughts and feelings
We are constantly co-creating our own reality through our thoughts, imagination and feelings. The average person has between 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts per day, which is, needless to say, a phenomenal amount! Our thoughts are powerfully creative, because of the energy that they emanate, but our feelings are hundreds of times more so.
The International Peace Project in the Middle East
During the Israeli-Lebanese war in the early 1980s, researchers trained a group of people to "feel" or embody a feeling of peace within them.
On specific days and times, these people were positioned throughout the war-torn areas of the Middle East and asked to bring in this specific feeling of peace within their bodies.
The researchers were able to prove that during the window of time that this group were feeling peace: terrorist activities, crimes rates, traffic accidents and E&A visits dropped.
At the end of these windows of time, the statistics reversed. The days of the week, holidays, and lunar cycles were all taken into account and bore no relevance on the findings.
The researchers were able to prove that there was a direct correlation between the internal emotions of this group and what was being reflected in their immediate outward reality. They also discovered that only a comparatively small amount of people were needed to have an effect on their outer reality. For example: in a city of 1 million people, approximately 100 people were needed to have an impact on the immediate environment. In other words, when a small percentage of the population achieved peace within themselves, peace was reflected in the world around them.
The Ancient Essenes, in their teachings, referred to this as ‘the mirror effect’. They believed that our innermost beliefs influence our outer world.
The law of attraction and how it works
We all have the divine ability to co-create our reality through the power of our thoughts and feelings. We are like magnets and what we choose to focus our thoughts and feelings on, will simply attract and magnify more of the same to us. This is called the Law of Attraction.
Like the Law of Gravity, the Law of Attraction is a Universal law and no matter who we are or where we live, it effects all of us in the same way.
So all I need to do is change my thoughts to manifest what I’d like in my life?
This seemingly simple notion is, in reality, very difficult to do in the moment. We would all be billionaires and enjoying optimal health, if it were the case!
We have subconscious thoughts that can work against our conscious waking thoughts and we are often not even aware of them. These subconscious thoughts shape our beliefs, our decisions, our actions and ultimately our reality. Making positive changes and transformation for ourselves becomes exceptionally hard to do because of our subconscious thoughts.
We also often tend to think and fear the worst-case scenario when faced with difficult situations and circumstances and our imaginations can be so powerful!
6 steps to start the manifesting process
Step 1: Identify your negative emotions
Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Are they more negative or positive?
Listen to inspirational songs, stories and watch uplifting films to help shift and lift the vibration of your thoughts and feelings. The higher your vibration, the more positive your experiences will be.
Centre yourself and connect to your heart and spirit as much as possible. Love is of the highest vibration which will attract positivity for you.
Step 2: Be specific
What is it you would like for yourself? Be specific, clear and realistic with your goals. Ask the Universe for what you want in a specific way and write down your goals daily.
Step 3: Feel as though your goal has already been achieved
For manifestation to occur more quickly and successfully – much more than a mental thought is needed.
Focussing on the feeling that the situation is already resolved, is so much more powerful!
Embody the feeling that the desired situation has already been resolved or has already happened and simply focus on this feeling as much as possible!
Step 4: Use manifestation anchors
Do whatever it takes to continue feeling this feeling!
For example: test drive cars, try on shoes, imagine counting money, feel healthy, energised, loved, supported, etc. Imagine and feel the sensations of whatever it is you are manifesting.
Step 5: Take Inspired action
Listen to your inner voice, take note of any ideas that come to mind and action them if they feel right and effortless. This is known as ‘inspired action’.
Do not rely on ‘if it is meant to be it will simply happen’ – you have to action it!
Be aware that you may experience blocks and obstacles along the way. Once you set your intent and ask for what you want, self-sabotage can raise its head in the form of self-worth issues.
Step 6: Gratitude
Give thanks to the Universe and Spirit for their divine guidance and loving support. Recognise any small shifts and changes – celebrate them. Be grateful to yourself for your efforts and commitment!