Over the past several weeks I've received dozens of email solicitations
for books, CDs and videos that promise to reveal newly discovered
techniques to improve my life. These emails promise a wide variety
of benefits: how to get rich, lose weight, meet the woman of my
dreams and buy a million dollar mansion with no money down. In
some cases the salesman will throw in a "Ginzu knife" or "pocket
fisherman" if I order immediately!
While some of these marketers may actually believe they've invented
a whole new system of creating a life anyone would want, the truth
is "there is nothing new under the sun." Mystics have
the underlying principles that manifest reality for centuries.
These same principles existed in the time of Socrates and they
existed before the establishment of many of today's religions.
Whether it's money, love, health, or anything else, the principles
are the same. In mystical terms, the Law of Attraction specifies
that you will attract to yourself those experiences that match
your beliefs. In the words of quantum physics, the observer affects
that which is observed. Since you are the observer, it's you who
affects your life, that is, it's you who creates your experience
You create your experience via your underlying beliefs — whether
they are conscious or unconscious. If you're not conscious of
your beliefs then you must make them conscious. As Carl Jung said, "Until
you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and
you will call it fate" Or, as mystics will say, "Know
thyself." This includes your beliefs.
Before you begin to manifest your ideal life, you must get clear
on exactly what you want. Examine your desire from a mystic perspective.
Is it something that would be of benefit to many people or is
it a purely selfish desire? If you are attempting to manifest
your desire at the expense of someone else, there will be a steep
price to pay in the future. Remember, "As ye sow, so shall ye
reap," so why saddle yourself with additional burdens? If your
desire seems selfish, reframe it so it's of benefit to everyone.
Once you are clear on exactly what you want, then
it is a straightforward matter to manifest your desire. There are
=> Step 1. Visualize exactly what you want for 5 minutes
day. Let's say you want to go sightseeing in Paris. You may want
to visualize the Eiffel Tower. Why 5 minutes? Because any longer
and your mind will wander. Any shorter and you may not be fully
fleshing out your vision.
=> Step 2. Put yourself in the picture,
with detail and emotion. You have a clear view of the Eiffel
Tower. But, if you don't visualize
yourself in the picture, the universe will manifest your desire,
but perhaps not in the format you anticipated. For example, you
might get a postcard of the Paris skyline in the mail. To avoid
any misunderstandings, picture yourself standing in front of
tower. What are you wearing? Are you there with your spouse or
some new love interest? Add details, employing all your sensory
data. You're eating a delicious croissant. The wind is blowing
gently on a beautiful, sunny spring afternoon. You hear conversations
en français and you smell the perfume of the petite jeune
standing near you.
Don't forget to add emotion. Are you enjoying the taste of your
croissant? Do you feel the joy of exploring a new country? Are
you reveling in the sense of freedom as you travel the world?
The more realistic you make it, the better.
=> Step 3 is very important. At this stage,
focus only on the
end result. Don't worry about how you get there. You can't possibly
imagine all the ways your goal might manifest, so don't limit
yourself to people you know or the most obvious avenues to attain
your goal. Let the universe worry about the details.
When you are done with your meditation,
release it to the universe. Continuing to hold it in your mind
will prevent its manifestation.
You have to let go. To ensure you've let go, occupy yourself with
a completely unrelated activity after you complete your meditation.
You're ready to go; but first, a brief note of caution.
This is an extremely powerful technique, so keep in mind the old
be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." An example,
an acquaintance of mine was remarking on how lucky a friend of
hers was to receive a $100,000 settlement for a personal injury
she suffered. Within two weeks, my friend was involved in a moderately
serious auto accident that left her with a bad back and a subsequent
$50,000 settlement. Was it worth it? I don't think so.
To ensure you don't manifest something similar, I recommend you
close each meditation by saying, "If it pleases God, then
it," or "If this is for my highest good, then so be it." This
is an extra form of protection that will help you avoid needless
Lastly, don't think that because you're busy visualizing you
don't have to take any action on the physical plane. For example,
if you're looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend, you can't just
sit inside and visualize your ideal mate, you still need to get
out. You must go about your business, but be alert to opportunities
the universe is presenting to you.
The Law of Attraction is the basic underlying principle at work
here. If you're not manifesting what you desire then there are
two possibilities: you aren't clear on exactly what you want or
you're not aware of a certain belief, probably unconscious, that
is contradicting your conscious desire.