A lot has been written over the years about the law of attraction. Some of it’s 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 desired to learn about the law of attraction. And although Mr. Allen was correct in his assertion that thoughts are important in affecting one’s world, what he left out was the other important piece …
Emotions are key in creating. If you think about money, but if you’re feeling afraid about not having enough money while you have the thought, you will most likely create the lack of money. If you think about love but are sad because you don’t feel you have enough love in your life, you will likely create a lack of love.
Thoughts and emotions create your reality. All of it.
What you think about and the feelings you experience while you think those thoughts, are like magnets, attracting circumstances, things, opportunities and people to you in precisely the way that makes you feel exactly the same way you did when you thought about it…
But it’s not just thoughts that create. We have thousands of thoughts a day. Obviously, they don’t 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 daily thoughts and emotions, but other thought-connected things that produce emotion, such as beliefs (conscious and subconscious), attitudes, perceptions, choices, past experiences, – basically everything that produces emotion around the topic (your thought).
I call this “everything” essence.
What’s it boil down to?
Really, essence creates essence. Are you letting that in? Essence creates essence.
All of what you feel, act upon, believe, and think about in 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 when you created 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 love, 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’ve 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, more money, for example, focus on the essence 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 there will be many more to come).
For now, sit with this for 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,
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