Manifesting Thought Into Reality
If we could just let go-we could all walk on water-turn water, and turn water into wine!
Our thoughts are so powerful, and there is nothing that we can not do once we put our minds to it. The only reason that we cannot walk on water is that we know we can not! If I told you that you could jump of a building and fly-you would think I am crazy. Your own thoughts tell you that you cannot, and that you would die in the attempt.
When I tell you that you can turn your life around with just a change of thought-you would argue with me and tell me it can't be done-it's not that easy.
If I were to tell you that you don't have to work at the present job that you believe is boring and unfulfilling-you would tell me that you can't quit-you have bills to pay. If I said to you that you can have the job you have dreamt about or that brings you great satisfaction and reward with just a thought, you would say justify the need to stay in your present job.
All the things you would tell me would be to reaffirm your present position. All of your thoughts would be focused on not changing your present circumstances and how quite impossible and irresponsible it would be to try on just a whim.
Yet that is how simple it is-it is simple, but it is not easy. It was your original thought that got you into your present circumstances, and it is the same process that can get you out. It is your thoughts that turn simple into difficult or impossible.
I live by the same natural laws of the universe as everyone else. Even after years of studying spirituality and manifesting, I still do not know that I can walk on water. From the time I was born until now, I was taught that I cannot. I was taught that only one person has done it-I have believed what I was told, and it became my truth. I believe strongly that I can do it as well-I just don't know it.
I have examples in my daily life that all things are possible through thought, and for the last five years I have struggled at my present job demonstrating the power of my thoughts. Unfortunately, it has been my negative thoughts that have dominated and slowed up the process of getting to the level of fulfillment that I desire. With great difficulty, I am nearly where I set out to be. Not because it was difficult to get there, but because I thought it was. And it has happened in ways that I would have never thought about or explored.
From the outside it would also appear that others have empowered me to achieve this success or have intervened, but this an the illusion.
In order for me to continue or own the power for this success, I need to know that it was I, that attracted the people, and created the circumstances that have brought me to this place. I want to share a common experience that has slowed my progress. It is a reoccurring thought that comes up when I get very near to my goal.
My life is private so I am going to give fictitious figures here, it's not really about the money but it is the process that I want you to understand.
I am in a sales position at my job which for the most part I enjoy. I only work four or five hours a day at selling. Our top salesperson takes home just over $1000 a week, and it has been my objective to take a little more. It has taken me almost five years to be able to realize that figure, but I am not doing it by sales alone.
Almost nine months ago the boss came up with an idea he presented to the sales team. He suggested that each one of us hire a new person under us, and combine our sales to reach our bonuses. I jumped on the opportunity-no one else did. One of the other salespeople suggested a former employee that was now unemployed. He had worked for a short period in the company as a technician. In short I hired him under me, and together we have maintained our bonuses for eight of the nine months he has worked for me.
The bonuses and my sales have not brought me the success that I wanted. I have been out with the top salesperson and all the others in the sales department several times. I know how they have achieved their success, but I have chosen not to follow their methods for personal reasons. I have worked within my own principles and truth and have limited my success.
I have been able to live with my methods and sleep at night. My sales volume has increased steadily over the years, but they are not there yet.
Three months ago I was asked to take over the sales manager position and I accepted. I now train and manage the team-I still sell. I have reached the dollar amount that I desired-I have done it in other ways combined with my personal sales. I have done it working fewer hours than the rest and within my own moral code which is not as aggressive as the others.
It never occurred to me to earn the income that I now enjoy by doing other things in the job. I knew that I would eventually earn my present status, but I thought it would be through sales.
This clearly demonstrates how one must have a focus in mind and then allow the system to work. It does not always work the way we think it should, but it is the outcome that we desire that is really important. I am where I said I wanted to be, but I have not taken the same road as the others. It is the original thought that created all the circumstances, opportunities, and choices that have brought me here.
Still, there is only one reason why I have not been able to do it successfully through sales. It is another thought, a very negative and destructive thought that I wish to share with you now.
I am going to relate the circumstances of my last two-week pay period-but this has been repeated many times over the years and in my life's experience.
Again I am going to use fictitious figures-it's not the money, but the experience.
My sales goal for the two weeks was $10,000. In my first week I had already achieved $7,000 of that total and was thinking that the next week would be a breeze-I had no doubts about making it! To make a long story short-for the next three days I sold less than $200 each day. With only two days left I was certain of the results. For three days I have been doing affirmations, swearing, calling up all kinds of support in my mind. I am a writer, an author of many publications, I know how this works. I got angry and out of control. I know that if I just let go and stop trying to control how I will achieve my figures, it would happen.
I thought how can I teach others, if I can't do it myself (this thought comes up often). With one day left and less than a thousand dollars remaining-I gave up-I was willing to settle for less.
On my last day my total sales were $10,500-but this is not where it stops. This one thought comes up every time I reach my goal, and I have to be very quick to dismiss it. "Ya, sure now they are all going to cancel or reschedule."
I went home with a good feeling, having accomplished what I set out to do. Within the next hour I received two phone calls from the office, informing me that two of my jobs had be rescheduled for Monday the first day of the next pay period. I did not loose the jobs, but I do not get credit for them until next pay period. My new total stands at $10,100.00 for the period. I was quick enough this time to stop the negative thought before it got out of hand. I have lost as much as $7,000 in the last two days of a pay period by harbouring this thought.
It is possible using my system of selling to achieve my sales goals, and I have many times. It is this one negative thought that most often comes up, "It's too good to be true, something is going to happen." And so far I have seldom been wrong. I am getting better at catching it and my figures demonstrate that.
The mind is so powerful, and we manifest very well all the things that we think about at some level-the more powerful a thought, the better the chance of experiencing it.
In my whole experience of learning how to manifest effectively, I know that it can work on demand, and it is observable. In my new awareness I understand that it is simple, but it is also very difficult to do. I also know that success is just a thought away. It is not necessary to know how the system works, but that it does. I slow the system down when I try to control it.
Our early training dictates how effective we will be at manifesting on a conscious level, and on demand. The system should be as easy as putting a key into it and turning it on. You must be aware of your thoughts always-your true thoughts, and you may have to work really hard at controlling them.
It has taken me years to discover this-it is observable that it works. If I accept the power for change-I have the power to change. If I wait for God or someone else to do it for me-I will be waiting for a very long time. The shortest distance between to points is in a straight line. Praying, meditating, and affirmations will focus the mind, but they will not take you there. You must accept that you create all the circumstances of you life no matter whether you consider them good or bad-in doing so you keep you power to change them.
Manifesting starts with a thought, your imagination-focus on the results and don't change your mind. Don't focus on the steps or pay any attention, just know that you will experience what you desire, unless you are like me and you are curious. This only slows the whole process down. If the steps are important to you, then it will take time to experience them.
You are magnificent in your creations. Don't think too small-it takes just as much thought to create a mountain as it does and mole-hill, so don't sell yourself short.
It is sometimes difficult to trust the things you don't know when most of the things you know about have been untrustworthy!
Nothing that I have just written requires faith, trust or hope-you just have to know it as your new truth.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.Review Roy's new book at: http://www.yourlifewasnevermeanttobeastruggle.com