A lot has been written over the years about the law of attraction. Some of it is true. And some of it isn’t. And some of it is partially true, which is the most misleading of all.
In 1902 James Allen wrote, “As a Man Thinketh” an oft quoted and popular book read by many who desire to learn about the law of attraction. And although Mr. Allen is correct in his assertion that thoughts are important in affecting one’s world, what is missing is the other piece.
Emotions are key in creating. You could think about money but if you are feeling fear while you have the thought you are actually creating a lack of money. If you think about love but are sad because you don’t feel you have enough love, you are creating a lack of love.
Thoughts and emotions create your reality. All of it.
What you think about and the feelings you have while you think those thoughts, are like magnets, attracting circumstances, things, opportunities and people to you in precisely the way that makes you feel the same exact way.
It is not just the thought that creates. We have thousands of thoughts a day. Obviously they are not all manifest. What creates our reality is a thought connected to an emotion. And not just one thought and one emotion, but a steady stream of thoughts and emotions. And not only regular old thoughts and emotions, but everything connected to those thoughts and emotions, such as subconscious beliefs, actions, attitudes, perceptions, choices – basically ‘all that is’ around the topic (thought).
I call this ‘all that is’ essence.
What’s it boil down to?
So really, essence creates essence. Are you letting that in? Essence creates essence.
All of what you feel and act upon and think about with relation to a topic (which is the essence of that topic) draws to it a reality that is in alignment with that essence. The manifestations of that essence may take many forms. But ultimately, the way you feel when you receive the reality will be the same emotions you felt to create it.
This is the reason visualization alone or thought alone will not create realities that are fulfilling if they create them at all. How many people in our world have focused on money, or jobs or people to make them happy, whole, or feel like they belong, only to be disappointed – even though they did manifest the thing they thought they wanted?
Applying the law
In order to change your reality and to create something different than you have had in the past, you must force the essence of that topic or thought to change.
Instead of performing mental gymnastics to try and figure out what essence you were providing (which is likely lack, fear, hardship, struggle, etc), figure out what essence you prefer.
If you want something, say more money, think about what the essence is you are really seeking. What emotional fulfillment will money bring you?
Then, very, very simply put, feel those feelings while thinking about more money coming into your life.
And if you had no other thoughts or feelings about money, you would attract more money. Period. And the money you attract will provide the feelings listed above. How cool is that?
If it is that easy, why don’t more people do it? Good question. Some don’t know about it. Some know about it but don’t practice it (likely because of a belief that it isn’t really true). Others don’t know the secret of essence.
And, honestly, there are complexities – like figuring out what essences the other ‘aspects’ of you are sending out, such as your subconscious mind, your child self, your adolescent self, etc. But there are and lots of posts about the rest of the story (and will be many more to come).
For now, sit with it a bit. Essence creates essence. What is at the bottom of what you say you want? Feel that for a while. You may be surprised, at what shows up!
In joyous creation,
PS While the law of attraction isn’t difficult to do (you do it every single day of your life)–it is complex. And it’s great to have someone who’s changed her life in every regard to show you the way (that’s me–I created millions, an amazing husband, great health, fabulous career and so much more). If you are serious about creating a life you love, pick up The Map and maybe even The Map Workbook.
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