In a discussion group, a new member said they had just watched the What the Bleep film and are looking forward to “consciously create my day“. She asked “What are your experiences with this? Have you been surprised, given a sign that was so unbelievably unexpected?” This is what came up.
Many people start with small stuff, like “signs” or finding a parking space. Then you can work your way up to the important stuff as your confidence builds. Others dive right in to the big stuff.
Thoughts don’t just affect your reality, they ARE your reality or a reflection thereof. If the quantum field is the ground state of reality and that arises in consciousness, your mind is the quantum field. This is much more literal than you may first be comfortable with. But if you understand and test it, you’ll find it true.
If you take the position that we create our world, you are already creating your day. So the key word here is consciously.
Becoming conscious or mindful of what you are adding to the equation. Observing how you are responding to ideas like “a good parking spot” helps fine tune it. Ken gave some examples of that – seeing doubt come up, second guessing. Learn to just have the idea and put it out there and see what happens. Keep it simple. Perhaps make a game of it, have fun with it as he suggested.
For the more important stuff, you will see both emotional stuff come up as well as beliefs, our programming. Our habits of mind. As long as they are running on automatic, they are the things creating your experience of your day. When you begin to see them consciously, you can choose new habits. Choose new outcomes.
The emotions stuff is key as that’s what powers it, it is the energy that makes it happen. If you are thinking positive but feeling badly about it or seeding doubt, you will thwart your own results.
Remarkably, it only takes a second of clear unobstructed energized thought to manifest. This can take some practice at first as we’ve been running on habit for a long time. But soon, we’ll have new habits that do this automatically.
The mind is the judge. It is always deciding right and wrong, good and bad. This is a useful tool but if we let it take over, it judges everything. To make itself right, it makes everything else wrong. If we see this dynamic happening, we know it’s just the mind. We can choose to ignore pointless judgment and making wrong. If we don’t give it emotional energy, it will soon wither.
We also have a tendency when we set goals to hold them too tightly, to be attached to them being a certain way. This gets in the way of it happening. Hold your goals lightly, don’t over-plan and only include necessary detail. You want to plant a seed and let it grow.
One very useful tool for both healing emotions and quieting the judge is Gratitude. Culturing an attitude of gratitude. Reminding yourself each day of things to be grateful for. When something good arises, taking a moment to feel grateful. Not making a mood of it, but feeling it for a moment. Over time, this shifts our whole tone and makes our attention much more powerful.
The field of action is mighty complex. The rules are simple but the play and interactions are unfathomable. Know the rules and let nature figure out the path.
It’s important to note the past. What we have done or thought in the past may still be working forward into our experience. Some of what you put out there will come quickly, some take a little longer. So there can be time lags – don’t give up just because it’s not instant. Everything in good time. As the backlog clears, it will get faster.
Another point on time. Stuff only and ever manifests right now. Never in the future. Think about them as now, not later or they remain later. If it’s not time yet, give your attention to what you can do now.
Finally, context. There is no me in all this. Consciousness is we, we’re in this together. What you put out as a person has an impact on you but also on everything else. Stuff happens always in context of we, what’s best for everyone concerned. If you keep that context in mind, you’ll get better results and some of what happens will make much more sense. It’s not about you so don’t take it personally. (laughs)
When we put it out there, how it comes back is often surprising. You have to stand open to what the universe returns, not hold to a specific form. If you can do that, it will often come back better than you could have dreamed.
What all of this begins to teach you is being OK with what is. Trusting that it’s going to be OK. Letting go of holding, of the need for it to be a certain way. Of being in context to the whole. That’s when the really good stuff opens to us.
The key is thus to get clear on what you want, put your passion behind it, let go of how it should come, and act towards it.
Get out of your own way and it’s amazing what shows up. Seers actually describe blessings “raining” down.
As for examples, it is my whole life. This is my reality. Dream job. Amazing relationship. Easy clearing of a massive debt when a business failed. Great friends and community. And a remarkable journey of self discovery. All problems in my life turned out to be problems of perception, how I was responding to what was. When I stopped bitching and looked, the gem sitting in front of me was revealed.
Some of my dreams came into my life, then left again. It’s become clear this is because we’re on an accelerated ‘schedule’ these days. You want this experience? Here it is. Next! As I’ve come to trust what the universe has to offer more, I’ve begun asking a lot less. Turns out what I wanted all along is not somewhere or someone else, it’s right here and now. When we learn to be fully present, we discover all the gifts are already here. We were just not seeing them in our busy looking elsewhere and elsewhen.
As a teacher recently wrote, when every day is a surprise you’ll know you’re doing well.