In the second part of this 3-part series we are going to talk about the place positive thoughts and affirmations have, in bringing you one step closer to manifesting your desires through the Law of Attraction. In part 1 of this series, we discussed Karma and how the Law of Attraction is better understood from the perspective of the Law of Replacement.
Understanding the driving force behind the law of attraction is the most important step in manifesting your desires through LOA. Like you read in the previous part, if you understand the law of replacement, the law of attraction becomes that much more logical to comprehend.
The ultimate driving force behind the law of attraction is vibration. Because everything is frequency and every thing is a thought before it became a thing, understanding the frequency at which you are vibrating at any given time is key.
If you’ve ever read any of Abraham Hicks’ teachings around the subject of “ask and it shall be given”, then you will know the importance of being in vibrational alignment with whatever it is you wish to manifest. But what does it mean (practically) to be in vibrational alignment? What are the real steps involved in getting there and what changes need to be accomplished and how?
These are valid questions and it is true that there is a lot of confusion around the actual, practical steps that need to be taken in order to get from where you are… to where you want to be. It requires work. There is no magic formula. There is no overnight miracle. And yes, staying positive and keeping positive thoughts and affirmations front and center is important too (but not on its own).
Concentration of emotions and how to breakdown tangled thoughts
This chart shows the various frequencies associated with various emotional states
In the last 2 decades, medical science has understood a lot about the depth of the connection between heart and mind (in that order). It is now well understood that the heart is a massive generator of electromagnetic energy – energy that positions your vibrational frequency at either a low level (you’re feeling emotionally drained) or high level (you’re overflowing with love, gratitude, positive thoughts and joy). The coherence with which the heart beats has a lot of influence on whether or not the overall frequency at which the body exists in space and time is high or low.
So everyone that comes across the law of attraction, manifestation or any energy psychology discipline, already understands that this entire process of manifesting begins with the alignment of the heart. It is so because as the emotional center of the body, the heart is where the journey begins. When the desire to manifest something spawns in your consciousness, it spawns inside the heart first. It is the heart that feels what it would feel like when that “thing” ultimately manifests itself in real life. It is the heart that feels the elevated emotions, the sensations of joy, the butterflies in the stomach that are a sign of times to come – it all happens from the heart. Heart is where positive thoughts (even though they appear as thoughts) actually originate from.
If only we could maintain those elevated emotions, the manifestation will happen much faster. So the problem starts when the mind begins to intervene and before you know it, your left brain…the seat of logic and reasoning begins to say “yeah but… ” or “but you can’t…” or “it never will…” and those elevated emotions come crashing down like a ton of bricks and you’re caught in this vicious loop of “I want to” > “but you can’t”. Heart says, “I want to”… the mind says “How?” and you never come out of that loop.
Once the existence of this loop comes across the awareness, the natural thing to do is to try to change it. So you decide to use your willpower, your determination, your capacity for positive thinking to bring about a change to this heart-mind conflict.
But in doing so, a very important fact escapes our thinking. It is the scientific fact that the conversation that took place between the heart and mind earlier is not a conversation with the conscious mind but the subconscious mind. That voice that keeps saying “how”, “you’ll never” or “what makes you think…” comes from the subconscious mind.
The intention to change it, however, does not. That comes from the conscious mind because of the conscious effort you plan on making to bring about that change. Are you with me? If yes, then brace yourself for some terrible news.
No matter how positive you are, how optimistic you are, no matter how strong your positive emotions, no matter how well written your positive affirmations, you won’t change a thing if you don’t change it from within the subconscious mind. IT JUST WON’T WORK
This is not a mind over matter thing alone. Yes, we are talking about overcoming the mind. Yes it is about the battlefield of the mind. But, that battlefield exists deep inside you. The conscious mind doesn’t have any control over it. Heck the conscious mind is only capable of processing 40 nerve impulses per second. It cannot handle such deep and insightful conversations. The subconscious mind on the other hand processes 40 million nerve impulses per second. That’s a beast of a difference in capacity. The subconscious knows more than you know is there to be known. So when religion says that every person is born with the knowledge of “God” inside them, it is essentially referring to the subconscious mind that has a connection with Source Energy that can never be un-tethered.
In the absence of a well defined construct, it is not abnormal for many to consider this to be the God energy. God, after all is nothing more than a construct for understanding that higher power, the divine energy, the creator, the intelligence governing the Universe.
It is this connection between the subconscious mind and Source Energy that brings about the manifestation of your desires. When you ask, Source Energy responds immediately. But if on its way back to your heart through your subconscious mind, the impulse from the Source Energy gets blocked by the subconscious cynicism, then naturally an area of perpetual conflict arises.
Positive thoughts and mindful affirmations are a great start but they’re not going to get you across the finish line, not unless those positive affirmations are intercepted by the subconscious mind.
Let’s use an example to make this more practical.
Let’s say you are trying to manifest a new job…or maybe you’re trying to manifest money. The very first thing you have to do is feel the emotions of having that new job or having more money.
What will you do? How will you feel? What will be different?
As you feel that, you will also feel some resistance. It might be “well how will you get this new job?”, or “you can’t make more money because you’re on a fixed wage or salary…” – the left brain, the seat of logic, immediately begins to solve this problem. In doing so, it will bring you solutions. Solutions like “ok, so we need to apply for new jobs…” or “ok, we need to ask for a promotion or get a new degree/certificate or upskill…”.
Before you know it, you are no longer enjoying the elevated emotions or those positive thoughts but you are now actively involved in solving the problem. What happened do you think? Who’s driving the process now? Is it your heart or the mind? If you said the mind, then which mind? The conscious or the subconscious?
If you said the subconscious, then you’re bang on the money.
So the first thing that needs to happen before you can even begin to comprehend manifesting something is to learn to tell your subconscious mind to fall back in line. You know that “when you ask, Source Energy responds” and “It is the law of the universe that when you match your desired outcome with the right vibrational energy, manifestation must come to pass” and if you tell your subconscious mind that “I believe Source Energy is creating the right circumstances for me to manifest a new job”, you are no longer a slave of your subconscious mind but the commander of the future you wish to create.
Your job is not to try to figure out how something will manifest itself. The Universe does not need your help. Your job is to keep your vibrational frequency as high as you can, as consistently as you can and remove yourself from the equation. Maintain those positive thoughts, live out those positive affirmations. Remain elevated.
Positive affirmations and maintaining positive thoughts are essential in maintaing a positive frame of mind – which ultimately leads to higher vibrational states. However, on days when things are going ok, you won’t have a problem with that. Your subconscious mind is not in survival mode. Its not in any state of conflict. You are consistently in a neutral state which can hover in and out of positive thoughts.
However, you wouldn’t have the desire to see a new job manifest, unless you’re consistently unhappy with your current job… right? So its in those times, when you are feeling the emotions of being stuck in your current job, its in those times that you need to REMAIN in the high vibrational state and force your attention to go toward more positive thoughts.
Now that’s not easy. Not easy if your subconscious mind is not trained and you haven’t developed the skill of catching your subconscious in the very act of sabotage that it commits against you most of the time.
If you haven’t trained your subconscious mind to come in alignment with your positive thoughts and affirmations then you’re going to find yourself losing the battle every time, eventually giving up and accepting your present reality as the only version possible.
A Simple Approach to Manifesting Through Positive Affirmations from the Subconscious Mind
Define the intention – what do you want to see manifest? Focus on the what. Dream the dream. Feel the emotion. Experience the joy. Imagine. Visualize. Picture it. Intentions are incredibly powerful nerve impulses. Your brain lights up when you experience elevated emotions in the context of your emotions. Try it.
Source Energy Responds – it is imminent. You now have to put your energy into achieving a higher vibrational state. That’s all. Smile. Do things that make you happy. Focus on things that are easier for you to comprehend. Train yourself to experience smaller impulses of joy and happiness. Admire the sunshine. Smile back at a child. Enjoy your favorite drink or your favorite music. Raise your vibration.
Watch for synchronicity: Source Energy is in motion. The Universe is at work. You will begin to see signs. Numbers everywhere. Someone telling you something you were just thinking about. Someone that hasn’t called you out of the blue, calls you and says something that your ears have been yearning to hear. You might get asked to do something at work that opens the door for a promotion. Your boss quits and they approach you for an interview for the boss’ position – who knows.
You have to remain open for the unknown. You must leave room for the Universe to perform its miracle. Be open.
There was a time I was trying to manifest something very specific. A few days after I declared my intention, I started seeing number synchronicities everywhere. Number plates with 111 or 333 or 444 would show up right in front of me. Or I would look at my phone and its 11:11 on the clock or I would receive an email at 11am about something concerning my manifestation and so on. So keep an eye on those. They are there to encourage you and for you to know that your vibrational energy is getting closer and closer to being an exact match for that which you’ve asked for.
Pull yourself back to the Present Moment: I cannot emphasise enough about the importance of this step. Every time your body draws you to a familiar past or reminds you of the reasons why, or encourages you to plan for a future from the perspective of survival, you MUST consciously catch that thought and bring yourself back to the present moment. Remember, we live in a quantum realm. In the quantum realm, there is no concept of past, present or future. Everything is unfolding right here, right now, in this very moment. It’s all happening simultaneously in this present moment. So remaining in the present moment is the only way you can have a shot at creation.
Invest in your belief system: Know that your subconscious mind can be changed. Even if you’ve held a belief for 50 years, it can be changed in as little as 5 minutes. If what you intend to manifest is not supported by your subconscious programs then your attempts to manifest without addressing your subconscious discord is nothing different than pushing shit uphill – it will eventually drain you. Remember, you’re dealing with a complex machine that can process 40 million nerve impulses every single second. It can out-think, outsmart you before you can even have the thought in your conscious mind. There are 4 very well known, scientifically evidenced approaches to changing subconscious beliefs.
- Through Psychotherapy using energy psychology modalities – expensive, requires visits to the shrink.
- Through Willpower and positive thoughts & affirmations – Takes forever and mostly doesn’t work.
- Through Subconscious Reprogramming using subliminal messaging – works fast and changes are permanent, especially when combined with PSYCH-K methods.
- Through a major shock event in life – obviously not ideal
In the next and final part of this series, I will discuss how to use subconscious reprogramming and belief change modalities to tune in and stay tuned in. In the mean time, think positive, stay positive and keep those positive affirmations front and center.