For the last several weeks, I have been discussing the pathway of a manifestation.
If you haven't read those previous posts already, I highly recommend it, since this post will be building on the material discussed previously.
We are discussing the four levels of a manifestation, which include:
Today we will be discussing the level of emotions, which corresponds also in Kabbalah to the World of Formation (Yetzirah).
It's at this level that you work through all of your resistance, and truly learn how to receive your manifestation.
In my first post in this series, I alluded to the Abyss.
In Kabbalah, the Abyss is a place that separates the top three spheres of the Tree of Life from the bottom seven. It's basically the divide between us and the One, the All, the Tao, the Brahman, etc.
It's the reason we forget who we are. It's the reason that life can be difficult for us.
In so many words, it kind of stinks. 😛
Well, the Abyss just happens to fall right in the middle of the four levels, between levels two and three.
And as such, this is also where the manifestation becomes a bit dicey.
It's pretty easy to decide what you want, and to give it a bit of focus. It's even a bit easy to perhaps add more detail to that and really start to envision it.
But, to actually embody the goal—to allow it to become part of us—is something else entirely.
This is why I have talked about the importance of knowing the difference between a daydream and a goal.
A daydream is just pointless imagining just to feel good.
A real goal is something we intend to actually achieve.
It can stay there for years without anything actually coming of it.
Think of something that you've said you wanted to do for years, but yet still haven't gotten around to actually doing it.
Perhaps it's traveling to a certain destination, starting a business, owning a house, etc.
Regardless, it stays in this ethereal daydream world where nothing actually comes of it, even after years of feeling good about it.
To bring it into materiality, you need to bring that manifestation across the Abyss.
Falling into the Abyss
The Abyss is called such because there's a risk of falling into it.
Falling into the Abyss doesn't mean this will last forever, but it's a real risk of any manifestation.
What does it mean to
fall into the Abyss?
It can be equated to what many call the
dark night of the soul. Nathalie Thompson has recently posted a great podcast on the dark night of the soul over at VibeShifting.com that I'd recommend checking out.
Essentially, it's a time of depression, giving up, or just intense struggle that simply leads nowhere.
But most times, it is indicated by being in a state of aimlessness—of not being able to get the manifestation, but also not wanting to give it up.
The Abyss can keep one within its grasp for quite a while if one allows it. I've only a handful of times had to help a client get out of this precarious state, but it's never an easy task.
Generally a fall into the Abyss is precipitated by huge amounts of resistance that one just doesn't know how to properly work through.
Which is why having a law of attraction coach to guide you through such situations is so valuable.
The Bridge Across the Abyss
There is one way of easily crossing the Abyss and safely making it into the level of emotion / the World of Formation.
I'm not saying it's necessarily the only way, but it's the best and easiest way, requiring the least effort.
That bridge across the Abyss is trust in the Universe.
Okay, perhaps that sounds a bit cliche, but it is 100% true.
Remember how in my post on the level of mind, I emphasized trusting in the Universe?
That's because that trust will bring you directly across the Abyss and into the level of emotions.
The more you struggle and try to make things work out yourself, the harder you make that trip across the Abyss.
Why is trust so vital here?
As I said above, the first two levels belong to the Universe, and the second two levels belong to you.
In the first two levels, you are in an outward orientation towards the Universe, sending out your desire through your focus and deliberate choice.
Essentially, you are flowing energy out to build up that manifestation and nurture the goal seed we talked about last week.
But in levels 3 and 4, there is a shift in orientation to inward, focusing more on the personal than the universal.
But in order to make that shift, you have to leave your manifestation in the Universe's hands.
You have to leave it above the Abyss, for the Universe to develop it for you, bringing together all the necessary elements to bring it into your reality.
On level 3, you shift to a receptive mode, which I'll discuss a bit later in this post, and also in this weekend's podcast.
You create an open space for the Universe to deposit the completed manifestation in your life.
It's like the seed metaphor I keep referring to.
Once you plant it, if you keep digging it out of the ground to make sure it's doing okay, the earth can never do its part to nurture the seed into sprouting.
You have to let go of the seed, in order to allow it to develop.
Trusting the ground to take care of that seed for you is the only way to get a viable plant from it.
Shaping Your Manifestation
Now that you know how to safely cross the Abyss, we will finally discuss what happens on the level of emotions.
This is also called the World of Formation, because it is here that you shape the manifestation, like you might shape clay into a vessel of some kind.
Of course, the tool with which you shape the manifestation is your emotions, and thus the name of this level.
It is a little of a misnomer, though, because I don't actually see it as shaping the manifestation itself.
Remember, at this point, the Universe is responsible for the manifestation.
So what exactly are you shaping? What's the point of this level?
As I said above, you are creating a space for that manifestation to be deposited into your reality.
Imagine this: you've just ordered a new bedroom set. New bed, dressers, and the whole nine yards.
But, before it arrives, you have to make room in your personal space for it to come to you.
If you already have a bed and so on in your bedroom, then where is the new furniture going to go when it arrives? Everything will be too cluttered.
So you create space, create openness as it were, by removing the old to make way for the new.
Note how this is totally your responsibility, not the Universe's.
The Universe is happy to deliver your manifestation whenever you are ready for it, but if your inner space is cluttered by past subconscious beliefs and expectations, there is simply no room for the manifestation to come into your reality.
The Receptive Mode
Entering into the receptive mode allows you to clear out that space to make room for the manifestation.
In essence, you are simply broadcasting your readiness and openness to the Universe and entering a state of receptivity, being willing and able to receive.
The receptive mode is like the Taoist idea of
wu wei, non-doing.
By simply creating openness within yourself, you are allowing the manifestation to come to you.
It has nothing to do with struggle, with doing, with action, or any other step the ego tries to take to make this manifestation happen NOW.
There is no making it happen, because the Universe is doing that part.
You're just receiving it. You're accepting this gift from the Universe, but you could not have made it happen yourself.
We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use. (Tao Te Ching 11)
It is by shaping the emptiness within that we create the shape of what we want.
Imagine again that metaphor of someone shaping clay into some vessel.
While to us it looks like the clay is being molded into the shape we want, try to think of it instead as shaping the clay around the emptiness inside.
It is the emptiness inside the vessel that makes it a vessel. Otherwise it'd just be a lump of clay.
Similarly, it's the openness you create within that allows the manifestation to come. Without that openness, it would not be possible.
The Universe's job is to deliver, and yours is to receive.
I've discussed structural tension quite a bit in the past.
I've said that the act of choosing the goal creates tension that moves the Universe to deliver.
This is the same kind of idea.
They have a saying in science:
nature abhors a vacuum.
If there's a vacuum, the laws of physics will do everything possible to fill that vacuum.
So, imagine you have a vacuum in the perfect shape to receive abundance.
Creating this openness within with the vibration of abundance, don't you think that this would pull the manifestation of abundance into your life?
Coming back to the bedroom analogy above, when the bedroom is empty, isn't it just begging to be filled? It just doesn't feel right sitting empty.
When I am talking about emptiness, I'm not talking about lack.
Lack is its own kind of manifestation.
That's why I'm trying to use the word openness more, because that connotes the positive meaning I want this to have.
When you create the inner space for abundance, the Universe must deliver abundance.
When you create the inner space for love, the Universe must deliver love.
If you hold an empty container under water, and open the lid, water will instantly rush to fill the emptiness within.
So if you create the openness to invite abundance into your life, abundance will rush in to fill that space.
The more you focus on the desire in levels 1 and 2, the more pressure there is from the Universe to create that space in level 3, and the faster the inflow will come once the space is available.
But it requires you to adopt an attitude of receptivity, not of doing.
It requires you to be the receiver, not the doer.
If you can do that, the rest will be easy.
While I've been going into quite some depth here, remember that I go into far more detail in The Art of Reality Creation 3.0.
The live class is over, but it's not too late to get the recordings.
Pretty soon the price will be going up, so I suggest getting in soon.
How About You?
Now it's your turn. Have you practiced entering the receptive mode? How will you create the openness to receive your manifestations? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.