Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Law of Attraction and Manifestation

"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
Proverbs 23:7

What is the Law of Attraction?

We are very familiar about Law of Attraction which has been mentioned everywhere, as it is the latest buzzword. It’s the “BIG SECRET” that’s really not at all a secret. It has been around since time immemorial. This is not a new concept or a newly discovered Law. The Law of Attraction has been communicated through the writing and teachings of some of the greatest teachers in history such as Jesus and Buddha. Although it has been fairly recently that The Law of Attraction was given a name, it has existed since the beginning of time.
The law of attraction began to gain popularity in the western hemisphere in the 19th century, as people began to appreciate the power of positive thinking and apply it to their life. This new concept was first introduced to the general public by William Walker Atkinson, the editor of New Thought magazine, who published a book called Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World in 1906. As you can see, the law of attraction is not new. The concept that thought can have a predominate effect on the course of a man’s destiny has been taught by wise men throughout  the ages, and has given rise to a whole new era of beliefs.
You can look at anything in your Universe and break it down to its essence, which is Energy. Your body, your car, your house, or whatever it may be. All are just various “configurations” of Energy. You also need to know that Energy vibrates at various frequencies. In our human form, we experience things as “physical” if they fall into a specific range of frequencies. At higher frequencies, things become less “visible” to us. Thoughts, for example, vibrate at a much higher frequency than does a chair and are not visible to the eye. Nonetheless, thoughts exist. You are Energy and you vibrate and attract according to your frequency. Your energetic vibrations act like magnets to similar energetic vibrations. It is your thoughts and emotions that dictate what you are vibrating, and thus, what you are magnetizing. The law of attraction will bring you more and more situations that are in vibrational alignment with your thoughts, beliefs, and most of all, your feelings.
            The theory behind the law of attraction is the belief that energy attracts like energy in the vast expanse of space and time that comprises our universe. Each person’s being is constantly radiating energy out into space; the type of energy being radiated is determined by the emotional state of the individual in question and may differ from day to day-sometimes even hour to hour. This emotional energy is what is commonly known as a “vibe” and is referred to as a vibration by scientists studying the law of attraction. Have you ever been with someone who is so happy they seem to be radiating a “glow which inspires happiness in all those around them? By the same token, have you ever spent time with someone who was so critical and unhappy that they consistently gave off a “negative vibe” which seemed to suck the life and happiness out of all those around them?
            You do not have to possess psychic powers to be able to feel the vibes that people emit; this energy is very real on a psychological plane and will affect anyone, anywhere at any time. Our vibrations are usually an unconscious response to some form of environmental stimulus; something has happened which has caused us to feel happy, or sad, or scared, or confused, or stressed, etc., and our subconscious response to this (because vibes are generated and projected from the subconscious rather than the conscious) is something that is beyond our control. There are a number of feelings which lead to positive and negative vibes being emitted. It is important to understand what are these feelings before going forward.
Positive vibes

Positive vibes are generated from good feelings, such as:
● Joy
● Love
● Excitement
● Abundance (of anything that causes a positive response)
● Pride
● Comfort
● Confidence
● Affection
Negative vibes
Negative vibes are generated from negative feelings, such as:
● Disappointment
● Loneliness
● Lack (of any of life’s necessities or luxuries)
● Sadness
● Confusion
● Stress
● Anger
● Hurt
What do Vibes Have to With the Law of Attraction?
          As we mentioned earlier the fundamental principle of the law of attraction is the belief that life energy attracts like energy. This means that if a person is emitting positive vibes they will draw good things to them and if they are emitting negative vibes they will draw bad things to them. ”You are a living magnet, attracting what you want.”

Remember, you attract to your life whatever you give your attention, energy and focus to, whether wanted or unwanted.”
-- Michael J. Losier

Does this mean that all of the bad things that happen to you in this life are because you subconsciously wanted them to? This is one of the most common arguments against the concept of the law of attraction and it often the hardest to refute because people have not yet recognized that the law of attraction is not a pipe dream or something that someone dreamed up while sitting on their porch one hot summer night. It is a fact of life, and its effects are far reaching. In answer to your question, no, not everything bad that happens in your life is a result of you subconsciously wishing for it to happen. Sometimes it is a result of someone else wishing for it to happen. To quote an example from a website pertaining to the law of attraction a child or a spouse who is abused is not abused because they wished for this abuse to happen. This abuse happened because the abuser allowed their negative thoughts concerning their child or spouse to creep across their subconscious until they eventually began to dictate their actions. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Where your mind can believe that there is a way for the body to achieve its heart’s desire a way does exist.
The belief held by many theorists is that the universe is governed by a set of universal laws; these laws cannot be changed, cannot be broken and apply to every individual, regardless of age or nationality. These laws are the riverbanks which guide the flow of their lives on its journey to its ultimate end. The Law of Attraction is a Universal Law just like gravity. When we will realize the simple “Truths” about the Law of Attraction, you will have the Key that unlocks the door of new possibilities and miracles which will change your life to possess all desires in your life into reality. Yes, it really is a law, and a Universal Law, at that. It is there, ever-present and ever working, whether we heed it or not. Since it’s a constant given, it would be to our benefit to know something about it so we can use it in our lives. If we don’t consciously use it, we will still be unconsciously using it – but perhaps, not with the same favorable results.
There is a fundamental law of attraction in the universe that guides people’s lives and is the underlying power behind all things. This law was expressed by Napoleon Hill when he said, “We become what we think about.” This profound truth has been stated in many different languages and cultures throughout history. In the second century of the Common Era, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius said, “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” This idea has been developed over time and has now become a central tenet in many spiritual traditions.
In relation to the law of attraction, we have extensive references to the idea of karma in the teachings of the Buddha. It is explained to us that our actions not only have an effect in this life but in future lives and that this is the reason for our own misfortunes right this minute. If we are to ever escape the endless cycles of misfortune, we will have to change our direction and achieve an end to our sorrows.

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.”

In the New Testament, Christians are very familiar with the phrase “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” This idea, presented to Christians and Buddhists alike, has also been presented in many other great religions on Earth and has been expounded by modern philosophers as well. Earl Nightengale has referred to the law of attraction as “The Strangest Secret”. When asked by his readers, “Why do you call it the strangest secret?” he explains that it is a secret that is really “no secret” at all. It’s not because the law of attraction is hidden from view that makes it so strange. Infact, it isn’t hidden. It’s extremely obvious and yet nobody seems to be aware of it. “We become what we think about” is no “secret” at all and that’s what makes it so strange.
            You’ve heard (and even used) such clichés as birds of a feather flock together, and like attracts like. Why something attracts to itself something else that is similar has to do with the magnetic quality of the molecules of energy that comprise these two ‘somethings’. The second statement that you will want to take on faith is one you already“feel” within you. And that is that we are physical extensions of a non-physical Energy known to us as God, Divine Power, and Source Energy. We also believe that there is nothing that is not God because we know that nothing exists outside of God – it couldn’t if God is all-powerful and ever-present. Therefore, we must be made up of the same Energy that is God/Universal, Divine Energy or infinite intelligence. So, you wonder, “Does this mean that I am divine?” Absolutely. You may say, “I don’t feel very divine.” That’s probably true, occasionally – or even rather often. So let’s take a look at why that may be so.
First, we must understand the nature of Divine Energy. Life was never meant to be a struggle. It is often said, in our bibles and other religious books, that we are created out of the Mind of God. The truth is that we are the Mind of God, and we do the creating – through our thoughts. That is, we think the thought and Source Energy does the rest. If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right! No matter what we think – we will have it – if we think it strongly enough, with enough emotion. Therefore, thoughts of fear, lack and ill-health hold as much power as thoughts of joy, bliss and abundance. We get what we think about. This is called the Law of Attraction, and it works like this: Divine Source Energy (God by any of its names) is what makes up one hundred percent of our Universe. Every particle of Energy that comprises every single thought, word, deed and substance already exists in its potential state in Source Energy. And Source Energy is impartial; It gives to everyone the same. Whatever you think about with any clarity, you will receive. Impartial, by the way, is not the same as unloving, as many people interpret it. In fact, Divine Energy is so loving It gives us absolutely everything we think about, unequivocally. Therefore, when you think a thought, you immediately begin drawing the substance of that thought to you (remember the magnetic nature of Energy particles).
And, once again, you are probably sputtering, “But, I don’t think that I want bad stuff to happen in my life; it just does anyway.” Wayne Dyer says it best: “You’ll see it when you believe it.” The fact is there is absolutely nothing, happening in your life, which you haven’t accepted and allowed it to happen on some level of your awareness.
Many of us have spent long hours in meditative thought making statements such as, “I don’t want to be sick”, or “I’m tired of being depressed”. Such thoughts, although they seem to be denying that which you do not want, are actually attracting “like” energy to them. The more you think about being in debt, in pain, or in fear (even when these are thoughts of denial), the more of that same thing will be attracted to you. As hard as it seems, you must change your thinking if you wish to change what you are attracting. When you do affirmations, they must contain only elements of truth. Therefore, don’t say (and make yourself believe it), “I’m very wealthy,” when you have unpaid bills in stacks on your desk and zip in my bank account. You can’t say with anything near belief, “I have a healthy vigorous body”, when every move you make causes some joint to clamor in arthritic protest. What you can say is, “I enjoy having more than enough money to pay my bills”, and “I enjoy moving easily and freely”. These are statements you can get your mind and belief around because they are true. And these statements attract what you wish to have. If you pay attention to the thoughts you use about a situation, you can literally change your life.
We all participate in the collective unconscious, and in many cases it works well for us. It keeps trees standing upright, and cars from falling apart, and houses standing, and cotton soft, and rocks hard. But remember – it is our belief, as we share in the collective unconscious, that constitutes their intrinsic value and keeps then at status quo. Therefore, when you’re presented with a feeling of “well, that’s just the way it is,” you can either accept it or reject it. But remember, in order to reject it, you can’t simple deny it. Observing with negative emotion is the same as accepting. Stating “war sucks”, for instance, will only add power to war. Thinking and believing that peace in your home and in your life is a feeling that gives you joy, is one of the first steps toward changing the situations and result in favour of your desire. We can and must take responsibility for our lives. If the ‘World’ feels like too much to handle, start with your own life. See how many times a day you can catch yourself thinking a negative thought about something you don’t want in your life. Then consciously choose to change it to a positive thought that gives you a better feeling. Always look for a better way to feel. Your emotions are your gauge to what you are attracting.
            So what is this Law? How does it work? And most importantly, how can we use it for our own good? What is this Secret? It’s really pretty simple. “Thoughts are Things” and “Like Attracts Like”. Yes, that’s it. You get what you think about, whether wanted or unwanted. This is an important distinction because we are always “creating”. The question to ask is “am I creating consciously or unconsciously”? If you are not manifesting what you want in your life, then perhaps you are not consciously creating. So, the key is to consciously create what you want.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Spiritual aspects of Manifestation- Whether religion is against making money?

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein



Spiritual wisdom to explore unwavering Ability to create your reality

                Through Exploring and Studying Ancient Spiritual Teachings, Writings and Profound Wisdom, the Immutable and Unwavering Process Of Manifestation Is Made Crystal Clear. Science and religion is not any more considered and perceived as separate avenues of understanding drawing different conclusions.  You are the creator of events, circumstances and conditions in your life. The wisdom of some of the world's famous and wisest spiritual masters will enable you to determine without any doubt that direct correlations between nature, the human physiology, age old spiritual wisdom which has been conveyed in spiritual circles for thousands of years, and the recent discoveries made through Quantum Physics concerned with your creative ability to create mold and shape your reality. Understanding and applying this wisdom of the ages will help you to experience Harmony, Fulfillment, Prosperity, Joy, and Inner Peace in every area of your life. The intention here is not to show the religious teachings to be followed up for manifestation. This is just to show the wisdom of ancient religions and masters regarding manifestation aspect. By developing a deeper understanding it will become clearer to you how each of the events, conditions, and circumstances in your life transmute from the unseen, metaphysical or spiritual realm and take physical form in the physical world based on the quality of consciousness that you choose.

As the science of Quantum Physics has recently proven, every event, every condition, every circumstance, which you experience in your life comes into existence based on a predictable, unwavering, and immutable process. Although science, religion, inspired spiritual writings, or nature are not the cause they do exist as effects and each serves as a physical means to validate that there exists only one "True Cause", or "The Source" of each of these conceivable as well as inconceivable processes of manifestation. Whatever you may perceive this Source to be, whether God, Universal Intelligence, Gaia, Energy or whatever it may be,  there is no denying that one exists. These information and knowledge will assist you in gaining the fundamental understanding and level of awareness of what we have come to understand as "real truth" with regard to the unlimited power that you possess to deliberately create the life you desire.
It is true that majority of the people in this world believe that they have to live a life based on fate without any control with lots of unanswered prayers. Through many years of intense seeking and personal experience come to believe that quite the opposite is in fact true. This fact has been scientifically validated as well as openly shared in spiritual circles for thousands of years. By the information provided in this book you will be enabled to understand and develop the necessary awareness and belief that is indispensable to empower you to experience the quality of life that you are entitled to enjoy yourself. Now you have got deeper understanding as to how modern day science, spirituality, and Universal Law (Laws of Nature) are all complicatedly and perfectly tied together and provide the means for you to clearly see, understand, harmonize, with and consciously utilize the ability to begin consciously and purposefully shaping and building your life experience enabling you to begin experiencing a life of abundance, happiness, fulfillment, harmony and inner Peace. Your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions certainly determine your outcomes. You and you alone are responsible for those outcomes. You have been provided the "Free Will" to choose how you think and feel. Based on those choices you will receive outcomes which are in alignment or vibrational resonance with the actions that you choose to take. If you choose to think thoughts of fear you will reap outcomes based on those seeds. If you choose to allow emotions of fear you will reap outcomes based on those emotions.
These spiritual references are in no way intended to insult any doctrine or belief that you may currently hold but are intended only to assist in validating and providing additional clarity to the facts uncovered through modern day science as can be observed in the continual and perfectly created physical process of nature. Although my personal journey led me to study these biblical records in depth, and has greatly assisted me in developing a sense of "Inner Knowing" and harmony in my own life, I encourage you to develop and come to your own "Truth" in whatever way that you feel is best for you. As you soon will discover, whichever path that you choose to follow based on your individual preference, each will certainly lead you to the Alpha, Omega, Beginning, and the End. This is my sincere and heartfelt hope for you that you discover that source in the fastest, least painful, and most rewarding way possible as well as discover your ability to "consciously create" a life that is pleasing and filled with all that you desire to experience.

References from Bible, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Lao Tzu regarding the unlimited creative power of human beings

And how apply the creative power provided to you?

Romans 12:2 - "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Mark 9:23 - "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believeth."


Do you question the creative power provided to you?

"The kingdom of God is within you."- Luke 17:21
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you."- I Corinthians 3:16
"And I say unto you, ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door will be opened unto you. For everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds and to him that knocks it shall be opened." Luke 11; 9-13


Do you have fear and anxiety?

"And why are you anxious about what to wear? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. And yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory is not arrayed like one of these."- Matthew 6:28-29
"Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” - Lao-Tzu

How important are your emotions?

"Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee and a light shall shine upon thy ways."
- Job 22:28

"For the thing which I fear comes on me, That which I am afraid of comes to me." - Job 3:25

"Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today." - The Bible, Exodus 14:13

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." - Philippians 4:6
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." 
- Galatians 6:7

Your ability to overcome any obstacle

"For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, "Be taken up and cast into the sea," and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says."
"Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them." Mark 11; 23-24


Do you doubt that you can prosper in every aspects of life?

John 10:10 - "I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance, until it overflows."

III John 2 - "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."

Matthew 7 : 9-11 - "Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" 

Deuteronomy 8:18
 - But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day.
Philippians 4:19 - But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 28:20 - Faithfulness to God is the key to prosperity, and only faithfulness brings us into that place where God can begin to bless us financially: “A faithful man shall abound with blessings”

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Nehemiah 2:20 - Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Psalms 127:2 - [It is] vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: [for] so he giveth his beloved sleep.

2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:

Joshua 1:8 - This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.


How important are your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs?

Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

2 Corinthians 5:7 - (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

1 John 5:4 - For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.

Mark 9:23 - Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.

Luke 17:6 - And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:   (Read More...)

Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Psalms 40:4 - Blessed [is] that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Luke 7:50 - And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

Mark 11:23 - For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Matthew 9:29 - Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Acts 26:18 - To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Acts 3:16 - And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

1 Peter 1:7 - That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Ephesians 6:16 - Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Galatians 5:22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Corinthians 2:5 - That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Psalms 18:6 - In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even] into his ears.

Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Habakkuk 2:4 - Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Hebrews 11:4 - By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Matthew 17:20 - And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Colossians 2:7 - Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Hebrews 11:24-28 - By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;   (Read More...)

James 1:6 - But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Hebrews 11:7 - By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
"To see things in the seed, that is genius." - Lao-Tzu

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." - Buddha

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world." - Buddha


Spiritual teachings clearly states that "We Are One"?

"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." 
The Bible, Romans 12:4-5

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye." - Buddha

"For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
For the body is not one member, but many." 1 Corinthians 12-14

"From of old the things that have acquired unity are these: Heaven by unity has become clear; Earth by unity has become steady; The Spirit by unity has become spiritual; The Valley by unity has become full; All things by unity have come into existence. - Lao Tzu

"At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. - Jesus Christ

"And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me."
- Jesus Christ

"If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen." 1 John 4;20

The Power of Meditation

"Be still and know that I am God!" - The Bible, Psalm 46:10 NRSV

"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."
- Buddha

"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness." 
-Lao Tzu

"Silence is a source of great strength." - Lao Tzu

"Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God."
- Job 37:14

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
 -Lao Tzu

“Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.” 
- Lao Tzu

How Important Is Gratitude?

"In everything give thanks." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

"You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy." - Buddha

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." - Philippians 4:6

“Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck” - Buddha

Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. - The Bible Matthew.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

The Power of Thoughts and Manifestation

The Power of Thoughts and Manifestation

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. -Lao Tse

Thoughts are seeds produced in human mind which creates it into the form of ‘matter’ in the physical world. As already discussed, every kind of thoughts create and broadcast its own frequency into the universe and the universe responds according to the frequency and vibration of the primordial thoughts in your mind. Negative thoughts create lower frequency vibration and results in negative outcomes. The same way, positive higher level frequency results in positive outcome. As all thoughts are energy, and like attracts likes, the result also is corresponding to that. Hence we have to be very careful regarding our thoughts. ‘Thoughts are things’. even though power of thoughts are not only the reason behind manifestation, understanding and learning to consciously and intentionally implement the power of your thoughts is a vital and necessary component of achieving and experiencing your most sought after dreams and desires. Let us take a look at the power of thoughts in the "physical realm" and more specifically in your life.
Recent research has shown that focusing your thoughts, feelings, and intentions into strong, positive, clear coherence can shift the activity and behavior of your cells for the better. When you practice raising your energetic vibration you create greater synergy between all your physiological systems. You also feel and perform better and you get better results in your life. In seeking for the sources of activity we find that in all human actions thinking is first in the order of occurrence; that is, man does not act unless he has first thought.
The mind does not think in words, but in pictures. When you are reading you are continually translating the words your eyes see into pictures. In other words you see what you read. Every word cannot be changed into pictures: the word love, for instance. But, when we think of a word which does not lend itself to pictures, we do the next best thing. We associate it with a picture word. When you hear the word love, you are likely to see in your mind's eye the picture of one you do love: your wife or husband, or sweetheart. When one has difficulty in remembering what he has read, it is usually because of a bad reading habit. His eyes have been following the words, but he has not been changing the words into pictures.  You can go to a movie and watch a play which may run for two hours or more. Later you can describe the whole film in most exact detail. This is because you have been watching the story in pictures. Since thoughts are pictures, mental pictures will be either negative or positive, depending upon the trend of thought. Establish this thought in your mind right now: Negative thoughts cause negative reactions; positive thoughts cause positive reactions. Since thoughts are pictures, appoint yourself as a picture editor to evaluate the mental pictures entering your mind.

Pictures are Patterns
In earlier chapters you learned that the Creative Mind accepts thoughts of the conscious mind as instructions and reproduces in our beings or affairs whatever you hold in thought. We can now enlarge upon the original statement by saying that the pictures held in the conscious mind will be accepted as patterns by the Creative Mind. Mental pictures are just as infallible. You cannot hold a picture of failure and expect it to guide you to success. As an illustration: Suppose you are over your head in bills, and have a negative type of mind. What are the mental pictures you see? You see your creditors getting judgments against you; you visualize your salary being attached and, as a result of it, losing your job, such pictures become realities because of a mental block. You see no way of getting the money to pay the bills, with the result that creditors will take action. Your problems cause you to become inefficient at your job, which you eventually lose.
What kind of pictures would a positive mind hold under the same circumstances? Your pictures would probably see you going to your creditors, asking them to be a bit lenient so that you could gather your forces and work out ways and means of getting the extra money needed. You would work harder at your job so that your services would be recognized and a larger income given to you. You would solve your problem in keeping with the positive mental pictures. You will now see the wisdom of becoming your own mental picture editor. If a negative picture attempts to enter your mind, replace it with a positive one.
Success through Positive Mental Pictures
"How can one bring about success through positive mental pictures, when others are involved?" I am often asked; and it is a good question.
It is true that one's success is always dependent upon others. If he could fully control his success, failure would be out of the question because one would do only those things which would prompt success. An individual's success, if he is an employee, will depend upon his employer; if he is a businessman, it will depend upon his prospective customers. So, you will see that a person's mental pictures, to be effective, must influence others in addition to himself. If there is any foundation to Dr. J. B. Rhine's theories regarding extrasensory perception—ESP—and I definitely believe there is, then, since thoughts are pictures, there must be a transmittal of mental pictures from one mind to another, or, as one may say, mental television. In a television studio, the cameras in front of the subject would be of no value unless there was a power to project the image on the various screens throughout the country. In order to project a mental picture, power must also be applied—and that power is enthusiasm and the emotion related to it. When you have a success picture, that picture is backed up by enthusiasm and emotion. It will most likely be received and acted upon by the one involved in your success.

There is a passage in the Good Book which fits in very well with the subject matter of this chapter. It will be found in Mark 11:24: "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." This statement may be hard to believe for most of the people. "How can I believe I have something which I know I do not possess?" they will often ask. What this statement really means is that you should hold mental pictures of yourself enjoying the use of that which you may desire. Studying the statement further, you will find that it does not mean that by visualizing whatever it is you desire, it will come to you instantaneously, as if by magic. The Biblical quotation says "believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." The word "shall" signifies that the result of your desire will come at a later date. Now you have the picture, according to the promise in the Scriptures. Briefly: Form mental pictures of yourself using and enjoying that which you desire; believe the picture to be true, and you will be guided in thought and action to think the thoughts and do the things which will make a reality of your picture. Here is a truth I wish to emphasize: The principles relating to mental pictures apply equally to negative thoughts as to constructive, positive thoughts. Let us assume that you are afraid of losing your job; what kind of pictures do you hold? Do you see yourself growing richer? Certainly not! You picture yourself as being in financial difficulties. You fear losing your home and furnishings. You wonder how you can have food on your table. Such mental pictures will actually make you more inefficient in your work; you'll make mistakes, your work will not be of the best quality due to your mental stress. The outcome will be your employer most likely to find reason to dispense with your services.

Thought Power and the world
            You are the creator of your own destiny. Today’s dreams will be tomorrow’s reality. All famous scientists around the world knew the secret power of thoughts and imagination. If Newton had no power of imagination, he would have never thought of an unseen force like law of gravity and other theories of motion. We can control our thoughts and lead a better life of our imagination. All developed countries think in this way. For example, take the case of America. When Columbus discovered that continent, it was all covered by lots of mountains and thick forests. But, now America is the first economic giant in the world. Europe also fought against adversities and started industrialization and revolutionized the whole world. Japan is another country which was destroyed by bomb attacks. It is also a country where are a lot of volcanic eruptions and earthquake took place. Still they managed to get the title of world’s second largest economy. But, lots of Asian and African countries which are rich in natural resources are still could not manage to be successful and living in poverty, scarcity and misery. Hence, we can realize that it is not the circumstances which decide our destiny but, the attitude and endeavor which matters. Thoughts are in fact the seeds! Why thoughts are often described as seeds that determine the destiny can be understood when we look at the effect each thought creates on us as well as others.

Lessons from successful great men

"All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve
is the direct result of his own thoughts."
- James Allen

Let us think for a moment about the different persons who became much successful in their life just by applying the power of thought in their life.
Helen Keller was a person who had no ability to see, speak or hear anything. Her teacher took a lot of effort to make her understand every word through Braille system. It was not at all an easy task to teach her even a word like ‘water’. Can you just imagine a person like Helen Keller learned thousands of words and later wrote several books and travelled all around the world inspiring the disabled people? We have all abilities and still live a miserable life blaming our destiny and matter of luck.
            Thomas Alva Edison was born in a poor family and he was sent out of school labeled as ‘addled’ boy. But, his poor mother taught him. He did the job of selling news paper to live his life at the age of ten. This poor by became patented more than thousand inventions. He did all his experiments in a ramshackle shed till he achieved his dreams. He failed over 10,000 times to invent electric bulb. All his inventions did not come so easily. Just imagine, if he had left his experiments as all went in vain, he would not be the inventor of electric bulb and a well-known successful scientist.
            Wilma Rudolf started her dreams to become best runner in the world when she became a victim of Polio disease and was bed ridden for more than six years. When she was nine years old, she declared that she will become the best runner in the world. After one year she started her hard attempts and years after she was enabled to run properly. Anyhow in the Olympics held in 1960, she won four medals for running competition.

"Do not under estimate the Power of Thoughts.  Just as water has the power to shift and mold earths landscape,
your thoughts have the power to shift and mold the landscape
of your life" -Chuck Danes