You create your own reality, every single day. This is a fact.
But, there's so much more to it than this. What, exactly, does it mean to create? How does the act of creation work, and how, precisely, do you receive your manifestations?
I find that people misunderstand the process of creation. Because, much more of your time actually goes into the receiving of your reality, rather than the creating of it.
Creation is actually the easiest step, though it sounds like the hardest.
I'll show you in this post how these two parts of the manifestation process work together.
How Do You Create?
The mind is inherently creative in nature. You are inherently a creative being, from the very day you were born.
Thoughts create. We know this already with the law of attraction.
However, some seem to believe that creation is a drawn-out process. It is not.
Creation is instantaneous, always. The moment you hold a thought of what you would like to experience, it is done. It is created already.
We are such good creators that we are constantly doing it unconsciously. Look around you now at the things you have in life. Every one of those things were created, by you.
Look around at your relationships. Every one of those were also created, by you.
And look at your own body, and the way it functions. It was completely created, by you.
Finally, look at your frustrations, your fears, your suffering. That, too, was completely created, by you.
You've created it all, and most of it unconsciously.
So it's not about learning how to create. It's about learning how to create what you would like to create.
Receiving Your Creations
Now, if every thought is creative, then why don't you have your desired manifestation, yet?
Very simple: you are not allowing it to come to you.
In other words, you are holding some resistance. You are running some subconscious program that is not permitting this creation to enter your reality.
So your question should not be, “How can I create?” but instead, “How can I receive?”
The thing is, the act of receiving is so incredibly simple, that many people try to overcomplicate it.
It doesn't matter if you visualize, or affirm, or do anything else.
Really the most important thing is that you clear the resistance to your goal.
Imagine there is a great deal of water held back by the wall of a dam. The water doesn't need to do anything. It has all the resources necessary to move where it needs to go. The only thing that needs to happen is for the wall to come down, and the water will immediately take the path of least resistance.
Your creation is like that water. It will naturally come to you, but you are currently erecting a wall that is holding it back. Take down that wall, and the desire will come to you almost instantly.
That's why Step 1 of my Effortless Manifestation Process is by far the most important process. It is easily 90% of the “work”. (I put work in quotes because this really shouldn't feel like work.)
Tuning In to Your Creation
Another analogy is that of a radio. You have the option of, firstly, which frequency you tune in to, and secondly, how clear that signal is (how much or little static there is).
Choosing the station is easy. But, most of the work is going to be in tuning precisely enough that the signal is clear, with minimal static.
Setting Your Frequency
The frequency you tune to is like choosing your goal. What would you like to be moving towards? What desire would you like to hold in your consciousness?
This is the easiest step. This is when you decide your goal. You say something like, “I choose to manifest $1,000,” or “I allow $1,000 to effortlessly enter my reality.” I'm just using $1,000 as an example.
The moment you decide on that, a signal is created that exactly matches the essence of this desire. It would be like a new radio station being instantly formed the moment you decide what kind of music you want to listen to.
Then you feel the feeling of it. “What would it feel like if I had $1,000?” You enter deeply into that feeling, and allow more details to come to you.
If it feels comfortable, you might even visualize at this point, though it's not absolutely necessary. But, you can play around with the details. You can ask yourself, “What would it look like if I had $1,000?”
Imagine the check being written out. Imagine depositing that check. Or, imagine all the things you'd spend it on. Really build up the wanting of that desire.
This lets the Universe, as well as your own subconscious mind, know what you are creating.
The goal is to take on the consciousness of this desire, as purely as possible.
You take on the consciousness of it by entering into the feeling as deeply as possible.
At this point, it's okay if there's some resistance, because that is the next step of tuning our radio….
Getting a Clear Signal
Now, this is the part that most people struggle with.
You have the feeling of your desire. But, you also have resistance popping up. You have sensations of stress or tightness in your body. You have thoughts about why it's not possible to have this desire. You imagine it going all wrong.
At this point, on the Wanting/Having Spectrum, you're closer to the end of wanting.
Recall from last week's podcast that wanting and having are mutually exclusive. In our radio analogy, the more static you have, the less signal you have. If you increase the static, you decrease the signal. If you increase the signal, you decrease the static. They cannot coexist.
Remember I said you want to hold this desire as purely as possible. This is where you purify your desire. It has a lot of static (resistance) at this point, and you need to tune in to that signal more precisely.
Resistance is actually your friend here. As you hold that desire, your subconscious notifies you of what resistance you are holding that blocks this desire from entering into your reality.
If you fight the resistance, or give in and believe in what it's telling you, then that resistance gets stronger. In other words, you've just increased the static. You're wanting more than having. I just love how all of these analogies play so well together. 🙂
But, if you accept that resistance, and allow it to be without fighting it, then it will naturally leave on its own. Static is diminished, and so you enter more deeply into the having of your desire.
Receiving Your Manifestation
It becomes a cycle of the above two steps:
- Enter deeply into the feeling of this desire
- Effortlessly release any and all resistance that pops up
Each time you release some resistance, you enter more deeply into your manifestation. You take on the consciousness of it more fully.
Again, resistance is mutually exclusive to holding your manifestation. You cannot have both at once. You must choose decisively to let go of all resistance.
But, it's not a race. That resistance will happily come up to the surface to be released, as I said above. It wants to go. The holding of this manifestation has just given it the opportunity to be triggered, so that you can release it.
The thing is, you have to be paying more attention to your manifestation than to the resistance. If there's some heavy resistance, it can be easy to get caught up in it.
You have to be so focused on holding the feeling of this manifestation, that you are not caught up by the resistance that comes up to the surface.
You have to believe in your own ability as a creator. If doubt comes up, just release that, like any other resistance.
It really is simple, if you stick to this process. Keep releasing, and keep going deeper into the manifestation.
Give It to Yourself, First
But, you have to be willing to have it within, first. You can't tune to a radio station if you won't choose what you want to listen to, first. If you refuse to even turn the radio on, then you won't be getting the results you expect.
The Universe will not, and cannot, send you what you want, unless and until you feel it within yourself first, free of resistance.
If you must wait for it to come for you to be happy, then it will never come.
Be happy, and then the manifestation will come.
Happiness must be rooted within yourself deeply. Whether the manifestation comes or not, you must keep that unconditional state of peace and allowing.
This is where resistance becomes a bit subtle, and the Wanting/Having Spectrum can be useful.
Remember, ultimately it is the feeling that you desire. You want what you want because of what you think it'll make you feel. So feel it first, then the things that match that feeling can come to you.
So, I recommend taking time at least once or twice per day to just enter into the feeling of this manifestation, and going deeper as you release resistance.
After that, your work is done. There is nothing else that needs to be done by you. If actions are necessary, they will become clear. But, stop trying to figure it out, and just release and go deeper.
This is how you receive your reality. As I said, it's quite simple. But you must do the inner work to completely let go of all attachments to this desire, so you can fully take on the consciousness of it, and then it will come to you easily.
How About You?
Now it's your turn. How would this understanding of allowing and receiving your manifestation change your approach to the law of attraction? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.