You can choose the lie you want or the life you want. You can’t have both. We’re going to make that case here that Law Of Attraction manifesting is all about choosing life, and give you some new rules to follow as you set out on that path. To begin, we’ll look with you at the assumptions that consciously or unconsciously underlie all of your thinking – the mostly unspoken beliefs that are the foundation on which you have built your particular Story. Then, if you’re still with us, we’ll work our way backwards from those fundamentals, and give you three ways of approaching life that will support you on your journey.
So what for you is true about you and your world? What is undeniable? What is as plain as the nose on your face? What are the obvious common-sense facts that no reasonable person would ever question? Well the answers to these of course will be personal to you.
There are those of you who choose to take the world at face value – as a physical-only place where all questions must have a physical-only answer. The big assumption here is that if anything non-physical existed, you would be able by physical experiment to verify and measure it. The “scientific method” is the absolute bedrock on which of all reasoning is based, even though the new science of the day is questioning the very idea of physicalness, wondering what time really is, and still trying to explain this pesky thing called consciousness which affects physical things.
Your undeniably common-sense self-evident answers to those questions above, are that you live on planet earth in one galaxy of many, formed perhaps from a big bang. Sustainable life is the result of a physical accident finding this particular planet where conditions by chance allowed it to evolve into higher forms. You are one of those – a human being born of certain parents on a certain day and time in a certain place in a certain country. You grew up, and you will grow old and physically degenerate until you die, when you and your consciousness will cease to exist. That is your Story.
Then there are those of you who believe in duality. You accept the reality of your physicality and your answers are similar to those above with the exception that there is some part of you that is non-physical and therefore survives your death. You may believe there’s an all-powerful God who had a hand in the creation of life and the physical world, who has a particular purpose for your life, and whose judgment of your worthiness affects your after-life. Your Story is a hybrid of a physical reality fitting within the context of these spiritual aspects.
Some of you in duality mode also believe somewhat in Law Of Attraction manifesting – that you can influence your future by what you focus your thoughts upon. Well the Law Of Attraction is very absolute in that it says you can have, be or do anything, and there is nothing you cannot change. If you can have your world be any way you want it to be (and you can), and that other person can have it be what they want, (and they can also), then you cannot be sharing the same world. So if you see yourself in One World shared by everybody, you have an immediate problem, which usually gets resolved by watering down the Law Of Attraction until it means not much of anything.
Here’s the absolute truth about all of you. You are a non-physical consciousness. You are an always-connected part of the collective consciousness of All That Is. Your intentions and belief-choices define you. As you make new choices (a new Story), you morph to a new version of you, and a new matching version of everything and everyone instantly wraps itself around you. That is what you describe as the Law Of Attraction at work. You are attracting, moment by moment, a version of a physical you, a physical world and a non-physical world, all of which are a match to your Story. The experience is real but the Story is a work of fiction. Everything is an inside job.
So then there are those of you who are starting to get it. You start to relinquish your traditional beliefs about the nature of physicalness, and you get that it’s possible to step into a new future-you, but for many, it’s hard to shake some of the remnants of that former belief system – for example, the solidarity of your past. You still see yourself essentially as that same human born of certain parents on a certain day and time in a certain place in a certain country. And that’s OK. There are no right or wrong Stories. There is just your Story. You can play this game in any way that you want to. In different versions of you, all equally valid and real, you are making an infinity of different choices.
But for this version of you, since you are asking us how to create more of what you want, we say, it helps if you will allow your creation tapestry to continue its evolution, by letting go of those remnants. For example once again, if you are creating the illusion that is your world, by your thoughts, can you see that your past is as variable as your future. Memory is just another word for imagination. We know that this may be a big leap for you. Just start to get used to the idea of it. Let it be within you for a while and it will become part of you.
How does this help? Because you’ve been locked into the concept that your past determines your present, and to a large extent, your future. You “know” still that what you did 10 years ago, and 10 months ago, and 10 days ago, and 10 minutes ago, has led you inexorably to your here and now. Well if you understand the absolute truth about you we described above, you have to see that this is arrant nonsense. Deny it, deny it, deny it. It’s as plain as the nose on your face that you are hanging onto lies about who you are. It’s time to rethink.
You can choose the lie you want, or you can choose the life you want. You can’t do both. We encourage you to choose the life you want and all of its delicious possibilities. Here are the three biggies we would suggest as things you should focus on as you step in this new direction of Law Of Attraction manifesting.
1. Let go of that fake “reality”. Loosen the death-grip with which you are holding on to your now-world. Spend more time in the stands even as you play the game on the field. Daydream more about what you want to be and do and have, and as you do that, you’ll identify more and more with that new equally valid version of your world. And let go of that past of yours. Start to get inside you that it does not exist and never did. Try playing with a new past – one that more logically leads to that new different version of you and your world. Even if you doubt yourself, do it anyway. If you practice it, it WILL become the new you. Believe the truth of who you are. Make it your new reality.
2. Above all else be aware of your feelings. They are your personal infallible guide to knowing whether you’re heading in the direction you want to go (you feel good), or in the opposite direction (you feel bad). Make a promise to yourself here and now that you will abandon the idea forever that your feelings are the result of circumstances. There is no possible circumstance that has any innate power to dictate your feelings. You dictate them, perhaps from an old belief system, but it’s time to know that and discard it. Feeling bad comes from believing one of those old lies. Choose life.
3. Appreciate everything. Catch yourself as often as you can, and just go on a rampage about ordinary things and extraordinary things, about mundane things and special things, about present things, about your new “past” things, and of course your new future things. Appreciation is the slippery slope to feeling good – in the best possible way.
Knowing who you are but hanging onto those old beliefs is like having one foot on the dock and one foot in the boat as the two start to drift apart. It is not a comfortable place to be. Jump into the boat. You will find us there. This is our journey together. And of course we look forward to discussing all this with you at length and answering your questions. Until then, we are complete.