Reason 1: An InCorrect Definition
Attraction or Manifesting is the Conscious cultivating of the experience and feeling of what you truly desire. It is to live as if the desire is already fulfilled. Instead of thinking of it, we think from it. We are what We attract.
The word “attraction” is a misnomer. It gives the false impression that we need to appeal to some External LAW or Entity in order to attract something into our lives. This is ego talk. And the ego is a program of lack which compels the mind to chase the symbols of the world where it believes its completion resides. This program paralyzes our minds into thinking that power and happiness is to be found in constructs and symbols instead of Self. The ego is essentially a self-defeating, self-attacking program. And when we identify with it, we also cannot but feel that our lives are accidental, random and subject to the whim of an erratic external “God”/ Universal Law. The ego projects; Self creates. The ego is not a real entity. It is a program that acts as if it is real and autonomous. It is the belief that I can deny the Truth of who I AM and can make that denial real.
As I AM, We are the extension of the Source of Creation. We create our realities. As the Law of Attraction, what We are and what We desire to experience are One (Love). In identifying with limiting beliefs, we also unconsciously create the experience of being a victim subject to an outer problematic and terrifying world.
We really cannot have it both ways. We cannot be both victims and creators. This disconnect/conflict is what needs to be seen for the unreality that it is.
“Although you are One Self, you experience yourself as two; as both good and evil, loving and hating. This sense of being split into opposites induces feelings of acute and constant conflict, and leads to frantic attempts to reconcile the contradictory aspects of this self-perception….Two selves in conflict could not be resolved, and good and evil have no meeting place. The self you made can never be your Self, nor can your Self be split in two, and still be what It is and must forever be.“
A Course in Miracles
The Unmanifest and Manifest are One.
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We have to decide. Are we really ONE Self or are we a conglomeration of different selves, constantly struggling and juggling a bundle of associated thoughts, emotions and beliefs?
The Answer is obvious. Remove every concept from your mind and what remains is I AM : Singular, Self-Effulgent, Self-Validating, Non conceptual, Non-contextual, Non-conditional, All-knowing and All-Loving. Freer than the concept of Freedom.
Knowing this, can you see how you would now approach the business of manifesting? There would be absolutely no fear or neediness attached to it. There would be no separation between what We are and what we desire to experience. We attract what we are. Our consciousness determines what we wish to see out there It is a projection of things, situations and outcomes to experience first hand our current state of mind.
“We cannot express powers that we do not possess. The only way in which we can secure possession is to become conscious of power, and we can never become conscious of power till we learn that all power is from within “
Haanel, Charles F.. The Master Key System
Reason 2: Identification with our bodies as ourselves
Consider this. When we define ourselves as purely physical bodies, we think, function, act like physical beings. We become survival-oriented instead of creators of our experience. We give the power of causation over to inert appearances and push our creativity out of awareness. We are still powerful but act as if we are not.
To merely want to survive is a very un-creative way to live. To become the alchemist of our destinies is our natural state that loves to create and express.
“While you believe you are in a body, however, you can choose between loveless and loving channels of expression. You can make an empty shell, but you cannot express nothing at all. You can wait, delay, paralyze yourself, or reduce your creativity to almost nothing. But you cannot abolish it. You can destroy your medium of communication, but not your potential.“
A Course in Miracles
Reason 3: Entanglement With Form Outcomes
What happens when we become entangled with form outcomes? What is the message we are sending? We are deciding that our happiness is dependent on material crutches. We are actively, albeit unconsciously, deciding that we are lacking and therefore slaves to our creations. Our consciousness then becomes one of survival and lack instead of that which is abundant and creative.
The world we see, taste, touch and feel, is nothing more than the projection of an inner decision. The world represents what we wish. When we believe in a hostile world, we manifest obstacles and barriers. When we choose to see a friendly world, everything conspires to support you. This is the LAW of Attraction.
It is only by addressing our thoughts and beliefs that we will see a corresponding change in the world. Those who are rich don’t think about getting rich. They know they are rich. That is the difference. So when we are lost in the compulsion of getting success out there, we are also in the endless loop of deciding lack and never getting. That is the mantra of the ego : Seek and do not find. It keeps the hamster running on the wheel of lack and spinning the gears of self-judgment.
We have got the equation upside down. Material things do not make us happy. Being happy brings about the happy conditions and things we desire to experience.
We can have the dream car or the house, but those things are only a by-product of seeing where our TRUE Abundance lies. We are the cause of the world we choose to see. Our consciousness determines everything everything that we see on the outer world.
“The world is a witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition. As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.“
A Course in Miracles
Reason 4: Unquestioned assumptions and Beliefs
“Whatever you accept into your mind has reality for you. It is your acceptance of it that makes it real. If you enthrone the ego in your mind, your allowing it to enter makes it your reality. This is becasue the mind is capable of creating reality or making illusions.“
A Course in Miracles
Assumptions harden into physical fact through mental repetition and acceptance. Unquestioned beliefs take on the appearance of Truth, though not in TRUTH.
Awakening then is the process in which we bring that which was previously unconscious into the light so that we can see the limiting programs that have been running us. This can oftentimes bring about a sense of depression and disillusionment. The unloving structures of limitation have to be seen for their lack of value before they are let go off. What has no more value for you is automatically discarded.
So take courage my friends. This dismantling of the ego is a process for your liberation and a movement away from compulsion and bondage. It is only your desire to heal, your willingness and acceptance that is needed to save time.
Reason 5: Not understanding True Cause and Effect
I AM is First CAUSE.
The Manifested World is EFFECT.
Our Natural and First Expression of Being, be it in spoken word, thought or feeling, is always I AM before we attach concepts of limitations to it.
So whenever I think that something in the world is the cause of my upset or lack of abundance, I am actually reversing cause and effect in my mind and placing power outside of myself. This is the irony and paradox of the separation. Why would i decide against myself unless I am not my Self? This is the cosmic joke we have played on ourselves.
“Place cause and effect in their true sequence… & proper perspective, without distortion and without fear and they re-establish (your magnitude)“
A Course in Miracles
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I AM, as the ONe Causal Power, expresses all our beliefs and decision, be they made in awareness, in ignorance or in indifference. This is how powerful we all are.
Reason 6: Attachment to the How-To
“This is never going to work!” “How am I going to make it happen?”
How does frustration and worry help us? Does it help us find the solution? It doesn’t. The only thing that is holding us back is the story that we are telling ourselves.
When we are doubtful, we also cast frustration on our creative abilities. We give our thoughts and our situations the appearance to have power over us. Fear is the consequence of believing our false neurotic stories. IT is False Evidence Appearing as Real. Right NOW you can change your mind.
Remember always, Fear and doubt are opportunities for correction and not for triggering further guilt and punishment.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light and not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves Who are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous.
Actually who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won;t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let out light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.”
Ponder, meditate and contemplate on the words of Marianne Williamson above. Feel the power and the truth that it generates within. This is your natural state. If it feels good, it is true. When it feels bad, you are identifying and believing something about yourself that is an illusion. Your natural state is always to inspire and to add value to other people. This is a statement of abundance, an inner decision to respond from LOVE. Whenever we try and seek external validation or give our power away to things and situations, we can only react and become fearful. And since it doesn’t feel good, it’s not true.
Choose again. Fear is always another opportunity to look again and remember who we are.
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