If the law of attraction works does this mean that all I have to do is to imagine that I have something and it will come into my life with no effort on my part? For instance, if I want a new car and I visualise having it etc it will be delivered to me, paid for without moving from my chair.
I ask this because a lot of literature on manifestation talks of taking action to get something, which seems to mean that visualisation is about becoming aware of opportunites and acting on them rather than things appearing on my doorstep.
You make it sound like the "imagine" act is an easy thing to accomplish.
When you are not in the vibrational vicinity of what you want, I can't think of anything more difficult than the vibrational effort involved in truly performing that act...especially for the first time.
Yes, all you have to do is "imagine" but it has to be the act of "imagine" to such an extent that what you "imagine" is more real to you than your current reality and, when starting out, that can be the most difficult thing that anyone can ever do in their lives.
It can involve putting to one side everything you have ever thought was true about your life up to now.
People will spend many hours of their day everyday for years engaged in physical activities they dislike doing because they need to "make a living".
Yet when it comes to spending just the minutest fraction of that time engaged in vibrational work, most either will not do it or cannot do it.
Just read through many of the questions and answers on this site and you'll see how many people are "locked" into their current realities and, by implication, their current belief systems. They justify them, they rationalize them, they defend them, they treat them as something that is "just the way it is" for them.
Physical reality is actually fluid and responsive but, all too often, our habits of thought (beliefs) are not.
answered 20 Dec '11, 08:49
In my experience, it synchonizes things for you. You see, or realize opportunities more easily after repeated visualizations and it moves things in your direction. You still need to act.
I will give you an example. I wanted and needed a new car several years ago. I was in the middle of a divorce, and unable to get credit. In my state, both parties are forbidden to take on any further debts until the procedings are final. Meanwhile, my car was falling apart and it was costing a lot of money to keep it running. I also had moving and attorney expenses. Getting a new car in the ordinary way wasn't going to happen and I needed a new car to get to work.
I kept visualizing myself in a new car. I could smell it, I could feel the upholstery and I felt myself driving along the highway going to see friends and relatives in other towns....something which had been impossible in my unreliable old car of late. I saw the road signs and felt how nice it was to be driving a reliable new car again.
I persisted with the visualization, confident that the universe would open up the way somehow. I did nothing else toward finding a new car. I didn't look in the lots or in the newspaper.
Soon, a relative told me that he had lost his job and had just purchased a new car recently. It was only a couple of months old. He needed someone to take over the payments for him and take the car. He had heard that I needed a new one, but couldn't remember from who. You see, the wheels were turning for me! I started making the payments immediately (with no need to put any money down) and as soon as the divorce was final, I re-titled the car, insured it and assumed the loan without a hitch. I sold my old clunker, also without any trouble at all, and used the cash to finish my lawyer's bill.
The persistent visualizations really helped move everything along nicely. But I certainly had to take some of the actions myself. It did fall into my lap, but action on my part was necessary (and easy!) Does this make sense as an explanation of the proper balance?
answered 20 Dec '11, 03:20
Welcome to the site Alan.
Following are ideas and processes that I have learned (remembered) and now practice in my life. First of all, it is very difficult or maybe even impossible to make visible the things that you say you want, unless you are also passionate about them.
All things exist as potential here and now, but without the energy of passion and intention, you are not necessarily giving enough energy, through intention, to vibrationally activate those things; so you may not see them manifest (become visible) in your life.
For the sake of explanation I have re-worded your question:
When you do this correctly for 15 minutes or less, you have successfully activated the vibration of this vehicle within you, you have become a vibrational match to your own idea, to your own desire. That is all the intention, imagination and visualization work you need to do.
The three main sources I use for ideas concerning deliberate manifestation, in the order in which I discovered them, are: Neville Goddard, Abraham-Hicks and Bashar
Happy Deliberate Manifesting :)
answered 21 Dec '11, 05:13
"Physical reality is actually fluid and responsive but, all too often, our habits of thought (beliefs) are not." Stingray
"All things exist as potential here and now, but without the energy of passion and intention, you are not necessarily giving enough energy, through intention, to vibrationally activate those things; so you may not see them manifest (become visible) in your life." Eddie
Default belief systems can and do hold us where we are. Our "expectations" easily hold us in thrall. I began with simple expectations -- that I would find a nearby parking place. As this became a consistent reality, other things began to fall into place.
There is a balance between desire and manifestation. But what is out underlying desire? The manifestation, or the connection with Source? Do we get joy from the thing, or our connection, our bonding, our increasing conscious one-ness with Source?
Manifestations are the byproduct, not the goal.
answered 01 Mar '12, 07:57
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