But how do you go about living the alternate reality you want? Folks here have helped me to understand that I simply choose my reality, and I can see the truth of that fairly clearly, but I have not been able so far to arrive at the how. This is where it seems many things break down for me. I understand it in principle, but then what? What is the thinking process? The mechanism? What do you tell yourself? How does one get from A to B?
I have had some success with this, in that I make decisions about who and what I am, and about what my life looks like, and immediately something or someone will show up. I will be presented with indisputable proof that I have changed my reality: I get an email, a phone call, someone here at IQ will address me directly within hours or even minutes, using the exact phrasing I used myself, or express the feeling I wanted to feel.
It still blows my mind, to be honest. It feels wonderful to know, as our @Cory said, that life isn't happening to me, it's happening from me. :)
Cool. But then... That's it. That is the extent of the experience. It will be a lovely moment, and that's that.
I want more. This isn't what I chose. So what am I missing? How do you sustain real change in your life? Actually live what you have chosen? I'm not sure if I'm being clear, sorry... I guess I'm saying, I don't want a token or a pat on the head, I want real change, a new reality. How do I get there from here?
Edit 11/20/12 - I should have clarified what I am manifesting.... Thanks for asking, @releaser99! :) For example:
All wonderful things, I don't want you to think I don't appreciate them, because I surely do, but $100 does not lift financial burden... A dinner doesn't bring me family... etc. Nothing essentially changes. I stay appreciative and expectant, keep myself happy and enjoy vibrational matches like this, but no more comes my way. Crickets chirp, a tumbleweed blows by.... :) That's it. So, I must be missing something?
There seems to be different meanings of the word "choice" (or "choose") in different situations and societies.
But in my experience it's important to stick to the meaning of the word "choice" in context of shifting to paralell realities.
So in this context I think it means choosing one option from a variety of options and sticking to that chosen one. Thus it also means that those other options are no longer available options in the context of your chosen option. By choosing, you eliminate other options and let go of them. So there is no going back to the old status quo or re-considering those old options after making a choice.
It's about using your ability to focus and to sticking to one option only. It's about burning your bridges. It's like choosing a meal from a menu and sticking to it and eating it instead of saying "I want that, so now I have it but maybe I should give it back and consider something else that's tastier/healthier".
So with that definition in mind, let's try to apply it to your situation.
So you decide that you are financially well off. Thus if it's really a choice, being financially poor is no longer an option in your consciousness... even if the echo of your old choices manifest into your reality for a while. And because it's your choice to be financially well off, you don't react to any circumstance that suggests anything other than what you have chosen.
So if you are finding yourself reacting to circumstances (e.g. 100$ manifesting into your reality) and considering the option/thought of "but that's not enough", it means financial abundance is no longer your choice but you are preferring "I have not enough yet" instead.
But if you really make a choice to be financially well off, you don't consider any other options because choosing means eliminating all other options and burning your bridges.
I hope this makes some sense :).
Hiya, Grace...You might say that I have a unique perspective on this question. Why? Because last year, I literally stopped living a reality I did not want, and started living a reality I did.
I was stuck in Mississippi (sounds like a good name for a movie..."Stuck in Mississippi"..hmmm...Have to ponder that possible manifestation...)...I was going nowhere, had no friends, did not mix with the culture, hated the weather [Katrina especially], and was miserable. Wade and I had a long-distance relationship, but had never met in person. After a year of eight-hour phone calls, I prayed, and acted.
It was a deliberate and decisive move on my part. I had to give up my 2000 sq. ft. home, my pets, my piano, my 4,000+ book collection...my everything....But I realized that I was never going to manifest anything at all in Mississippi. I moved to Pennsylvania, and now have a new life,friends, a new home, a partner to share all this with (sorry, Wade--did not mean to put you last!!! Love you).
How do you do it? You do it! Nike was right.
Just do it. Make up your mind, and change what you have been doing for what you want to be doing. It really is quite simple, but not easy.
There have been consequences...I missed my house dreadfully until Wade and I could afford our new home. We lived in one room for a year and a half, and it was really crowded and unbearably small after my home in Mississippi. But I kept my "eyes on the prize". (Mohammed Ali quote there.) I kept up my absolute belief that all was going to work out. I prayed a lot. Both Wade and I kept positive.
We have been literally showered with blessings and manifestations ever since we moved. I cannot list everything that has been donated to us. We furnished most of the downstairs for about $200. We actually spent more on an original oil painting we liked than we did on all of the things we had to buy here and there like measuring cups and the like. We have found just about everything we have needed or could ever want at flea markets...The manifestations keep on coming. I told only one person I needed 72" drapes, and I now have three bags of them.
That is the how. You asked: " What is the thinking process? The mechanism? What do you tell yourself? How does one get from A to B?" This is how: You act "as if". You just switch your course, and believe in the Universe. For me, that meant putting my trust in the Lord, and moving always forward, never once doubting that God would not provide. That is the key- that firm belief that God will provide.
For He does, when you have faith.
I agree, I think we all are trying to find that permanent residence in the Kingdom life. I have been working on mantras for just this, based on Philippines 4:19.
" Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply ALL of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus! "
I think the important thing to see is the word ALL and the phrase from his riches. God's Kingdom has wealth beyond imagination. But not just this health, power, any need you may have.
Solomon wanted wisdom, God gave it, David courage, God gave it, Sampson Strength, God gave it. Any need God gave.
So a mantra could be, "Every day, every way, from the abundance of God's Kingdom, God meets and exceeds my every need."
The smaller things manifesting are indicators of improving alignment, showing you are on track to allowing the chosen reality to manifest. It's amazing how the Universe assists us every step of the way, but we are still looking at the smaller victories from our older limited [perspective] vibration, so we assume we're not getting what we wanted, but it's quite the opposite actually. A lot of people doing energy work will make this mistake, [I've done this too in the past] they'll believe that smaller manifestations mean that they are falling short on their energy work and assume they're doing something wrong, or not doing enough, when actually, they are progressing more towards realizing their intentions, as the Universe is showing you, with these smaller manifestations, that what you're doing is indeed working. Answering the question above, about how you go about living your chosen reality?, the answer is already within the question, you just go about living it, ''as if'' it's already your chosen reality, in the present, with a relaxed and confident vibe, and to also celebrate those smaller manifestations when they occur, because they simply indicate that you're on track to realizing your chosen reality.
answered 16 Aug '15, 12:09
I don't know if this is useful, but I felt an urge to share it:
I follow the work of Melody Fletcher, and in her new book (Deliberate Receiving - I am finding it VERY useful in finally understanding the mechanics of how my reality mirrors my vibration) she talks about how all manifestations are really a progression. (Abraham would probably say "momentum".)
1) You focus on something of your choice, and activate a frequency. (The big element I am learning here is that the thing I think I want is always just the best representation of how to get a specific emotional experience my brain can come up with at the time, and to not get too hung up on the details.)
2) You feel an emotion - there's your first indication of how you're building momentum, and your first opportunity to adjust your focus.
3) Thoughts, memories, and ideas that match that frequency start appearing. Here's another indication of what frequency you're actually putting out. So for instance if you think you're focused on wanting a new job, but you're actually vibrating "there are no good jobs to be had", this is where those thoughts will pop up. Which is great, because otherwise how would you know what you're putting out there?
4) Synchronicities. Some people call this "driftwood". Stuff that feels like how you think the thing you want will feel. You hear a song about the thing you want, or see an ad, or hear about someone else getting it.
5) Physical manifestations start to appear.
So what she says happens for many of us is, we gather enough momentum toward a vibration that "precursor manifestations" show up in stage 5. Now here is the thing. All manifestations are just mirrors. There's no "this is all you can have" judgement. It's literally just a mirror reflecting to you in physical reality where your vibration about that topic currently is - to help you get what you want! So you can look at the precursor, and say "Hmm, yes, good, a dinner invitation. But I want MORE, bigger, more comprehensive!" so then you poke around there for a bit until maybe you realize - oh wow, I am afraid to dream as big as I want to on this topic (or something - your hangups may vary!) and then you simply adjust the vibration of your focus and see what happens next. And you wouldn't necessarily have known that you are not vibrating a pure "I want to be loved within a family" thing, but something much murkier and not what you want, if you hadn't gotten the precursor manifestation.
Thinking of manifestation as being purely mechanical is really useful to me right now. I tend to get very emotionally entangled in "what am I doing wrong" (ugh, the worst), so thinking that everything is literally (well, okay, metaphorically... but it's a very literal kind of metaphor!) just mirroring back what I'm putting out is very useful.
Example, my family is currently house-hunting. It's so easy for me to dip into thinking "I can't really get everything I want" and "I guess this is the best I can do", which sets up momentum I don't really want to experience, because I CAN get exactly what I want, it's only about my specific vibration, not "the market" or anything else. So it's useful to keep in mind that it's purely mechanical, the precursor manifestation is not the "finished" manifestation (not that it ever finishes), it's just "Hey, here's what you're broadcasting, is this what you want to keep broadcasting"?
Melody refers to this as "catalog shopping". Which is a kind of radical idea for me, but I'm playing with it. So when I see a house that is like 75% of what I want, instead of going into "See, what I want just doesn't exist", I'm trying to stay very light in my response and just be like "Yes, like this, but with some trees, and a bigger kitchen, and in that other neighborhood I like." (And to even hold those things lightly, and realize that whatever thing I'm focusing on is just the best representation of an emotional experience I want to have that I can come up with right now.)
answered 16 Aug '15, 15:13
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