Last week we in Thought Control we talked a little about how your mind processes information. This week is
Manifesting Your Desires
Charles Haanel in Chapter Two of The Master Key System said this:
"Receiving any suggestions as true, the subconscious mind at once proceeds to act thereon in the whole domain of its tremendous field of work. The conscious mind can suggest either truth or error. If the latter, it is at the cost of wide-reaching peril to the whole being."
We know the subconscious mind is constantly at work. If not our heart would stop beating, our lungs would quit pumping, and all the other things that are required to keep our body working would cease to function. Now the interesting aspect of these actions by the subconscious is that the source of information that it is using is NOT our own conscious thoughts. In other words, the information used by the subconscious mind to maintain "life" comes from a source other than ourselves. This source supplies the correct instructions for those actions with the express intent of providing what is best for our being. If that were not so then we would not exist, no Human Being would, or much else for that fact. That source is infinite and infallible, never sending false information and freely supplying all the necessary commands to keep us alive without our attention being required. As long as we don't interfere with it.
On the other hand, although the source has supplied all the necessary tools to function (heart, lungs, muscles, bones, brain, etc.) the responsibility for control of some of those "tools" lies within us. For example, it is our responsibility to send the appropriate commands to our muscles to stand up, sit down, walk, run, etc. You get the picture, right. The part that most of us don't understand (or refuse to accept) is that our conscious mind controls how the subconscious mind interprets incoming information. What I mean by that is incoming instruction (from the Universal Mind) can actually be interfered with by thoughts that originated in the conscious mind. I use the word "interfere" to point out that the original instructions from the Universal Source are always in our best interest. Let me give you an example.
We can catch a cold by standing outside in the winter with inadequate protection, by not properly maintaining proper health, and by exposing ourselves (unprotected - poor health) to other people with cold viruses, or a combination thereof. That we all accept and those are physical actions on our part. BUT... we can also catch a cold by "believing" that we will catch a cold (just like we have every year) even though we are in good health, have not exposed ourselves to sick people, and always wear proper clothing for the weather.
How can that be? How, if the Universal Source is always supplying the "best" instructions to my body, can I catch that cold even though I have done everything else to protect myself from it physically?
If you believe you are going to catch that cold, like you have every year for the last 10 years, your conscious mind has trained (that's right, trained) your subconscious mind to act on that belief. Your subconscious mind does not evaluate, it simply acts upon instructions received. It receives instructions from The Source and from You.
Here is something else I want you to think about. When you command your arm to raise and wave to a friend you first formed the thought, your brain then sent the appropriate signals to your muscles, the arm raised and waved, and a signal was sent back to the brain confirming those actions took place. It is a two-way communication link... ALL communication at the conscious level is. Two-way communication, automatic, we couldn't stop it if we wanted to. We wouldn't function if it were any other way. So... if we have instructed our subconscious mind to "catch a cold" even though it (the subconscious) would not normally provide that occurrence, it will bring about the necessary bodily reactions to bring on a cold. Another way to say that is; the subconscious will do everything in its power to verify the "truths" you hold in your mind. This folks, is the best way I have found to explain "free will." The Universal Source wants the best for us but we have the right to mess things up anyway. The good part of this is that if all conscious communications are two-way then all subconscious communications are two-way also, which they are. That is how we can actually make use of the Law.
Remember I said "the subconscious will do everything in its power to verify the "truths" you hold in your mind" and this is our greatest gift form the Universal Source, or our greatest curse. A Gift if we hold "truths" that are beneficial to ourselves and mankind, a Curse if we hold "truths" that are selfish or not in the best interest of all affected by those "truths."
So, keep this statement, "The subconscious will do everything in its power to verify the "truths" you hold in your mind", in your mind over the next series of articles... no, keep it in your mind always. Now let's get to the Good Stuff.
Manifesting Your Desires
One step at a time is how any journey is completed and Manifestation is no different. You will have taken many steps before you reach your destination. The very first thing you need to do is decide what your destination actually is. When it comes to "desires" we often have no clear picture of what they are. Oh we have hazy images in our minds of things like a big fancy house, a fast exotic automobile, a beautiful loving mate, but we don't have a precise detailed description. Therein lies one of our problems. That is what we are going to address in this article.
How to State Your Desires
Get your paper and pen ready... yes you have to do it this way for the best results. Also, you may want to be alone, without interruptions for this process. We want these to be YOUR OWN innermost desires, not anyone else's.
Now, write down the things you want on paper.. don't be shy, write down EVERYTHING you want. Do it quickly and write down as many things as you can think of. We'll do some sorting later. Include things you want to happen or events you would like to participate in, you know, like that perfect relationship with your loved one, or the meeting with your boss that comes out exactly the way you want it to.
Next, and you'll need several sheets (maybe more) of paper handy, write in Big letters each one of those desires in their order of importance to you. Don't over think this, just use your emotions as a guide.
Now, for each one write down a detailed description of it. If it is a "thing" describe its color, size, texture, smell, what you feel like having that thing, everything you can imagine about it. If it is a circumstance or an occurrence, write out the sequence of events (in detail) that lead up to it. Include where it is happening, what you are wearing, what others are wearing, the sounds you hear, the smells you smell, what your hands touch, the lighting, what you feel like during it (and afterwards),... everything. It is very important that you write the descriptions out exactly as you want them to be and IN THE PRESENT TENSE. For example if it is a particular automobile along with the make, model, color, and accessories rite out how you feel driving it, what you see while you are in it, what is smells like, who is in it with you, what the reaction is when others see you in it. Write down everything as if you were in the car RIGHT NOW and enjoying it RIGHT NOW. That's the format I want you to use.
If you are like me you probably have papers strewn all over you desk about now... sort and stack them according to Reversed Priority... least strong desire at the top of the stack. Yes, there is a reason, it has to do with Mimes and Peer input over many years of living. We will address that in later articles. For now, act on faith that this way will work best.
Now choose one or two of those desires you have written down. It may not (probably won't) want to choose one of the "biggies" if you are new to this. Although it may not be one of the biggies I do want you to choose one that you do not have now. Perhaps some small thing that you just haven't managed to manifest in you life yet. I am going to make a suggestion but you can choose whatever you want. I would (have) try something that involves other people and their reactions to me.
Suppose I want my spouse or boss to appreciate me more. After having written down a detailed description of that event... what I say, what they say, what I do, what they do, where it occurs (the first time), and so on, READ IT OUT ALOUD. Try to do this three time a day. Read the whole thing. Remember you have written this out and are reading it as if it were happening in the present tense.
If you choose a "thing" then use the same procedure. Write it in the present tense, read it in the present tense.
And... believe that it will come about as you are reading it aloud. It will come to be, maybe not as quickly as you want it to but it WILL happen. Now, after you are done reading each time, let it go. Don't think about it specifically or concern yourself with HOW it will come about... let the Universal Source worry about that. Remember I said the communications are two-way? Well, you have just communicated to you subconscious via you conscious mind something that, because it was stated in the present tense, the subconscious will do everything within its power to bring about. How does it do that? It (the subconscious) has a two-way communication link with the Universal Source. Cool! In achieving your desires, you have the most powerful partner that ever existed.
In a few days or weeks you will realize (for many folks) that first desire. Then you can go on to the next one... with much more faith in the system because you have already PROVED it works. This system may seem simplistic but it is the method that has proven to work for thousands of people and it will work for you.
One more comment... you may find that you are changing. Going back to our example, if you want your spouse to appreciate you you ,more you ,may discover that you are showing Her more appreciation. That may happen consciously (which will accelerate the process) or subconsciously. If you did your description correctly then your subconscious may actually begin to change YOU in order to bring you what you asked for. For many people this is the scariest part... changing.
That's it for this one. Next article we will do more on Manifesting via Envisioning Your Desires
To your Happiness,
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