I call this site Co-Creation Coaching, because, the law of attraction is truly a co-creation between you and the Universe.
But sometimes it's tricky to figure out exactly what role the Universe plays in creation. Some people give up too much control to the Universe, while others try to take too much control themselves.
I realized that I have been writing a lot about how to perform your end of the bargain, so to speak, but not so much about what to expect from the Universe's end.
Once you get to know how to co-create with the Universe, you can be amazed by what is possible.
The Self vs. the Ego
When I speak of the Universe, it can be easy to imagine it as some outside force, handling certain aspects of the law of attraction, while you handle the rest.
But, the Universe is not some God force. It's not anything that is outside of you, because the entirety of the creation process occurs within yourself.
Truly, it would be so much more useful if you could see your inner reality as actually more real than your outer reality. Outer reality is only a mirror, reflecting back to you whatever your inner reality contains. It's helpful for those who are blind to the inner. But once you are able to clearly perceive your own inner reality, then creation becomes so much faster and more effortless.
So, with that being said, we could instead use the term Self, for this is what you truly are. You are the Universe. You are one and the same as All That Is.
When you consider what actions you could yourself take, you are really coming at it from an egoic perspective. The ego is the one that wants to take actions. The Self simply is.
When you first come to the law of attraction, the ego wants to do the whole thing. It wants to find the best technique that will guarantee success, and then practice that technique until the desire is manifested.
The ego is the one that suggests that perhaps you aren't visualizing enough, or perhaps you should think about your desire some more, to make sure the Universe heard your request.
As a rule, the more the ego is involved, the harder it will be to manifest your desire.
The ego, by itself, has very little power to create. The power it does have, however, is to get in the way of the creation that is set in motion.
The ego cannot believe how simple creation is. Once the intention to create is expressed, Universal energy (Shakti, as I called it in a recent post) is set in motion to create the materialization of that intention.
The ego can, to some extent, block that Universal flow of energy. This is what we commonly call resistance.
However, the Universal energy can never completely be blocked out, as long as the intention is held. There is never 100% resistance to any goal.
The Role of the Ego
Briefly, before I go much further into explaining the Universe's role, I'll describe the role of the ego.
It's actually quite simple. The role of the ego, which is the “I” that you think you are, is twofold:
- To hold the intention
- To clear the resistance to the goal
Without a doubt, it is the ego that holds the intention. This is not a bad thing. Though I criticize the ego a lot, it is a natural part of our apparent separation. Without the ego, this apparent world would simply not exist.
So you, as the apparent ego, set the intention. You decide what you'd like to create. The Universe can't tell you that, obviously.
To hold the intention means to hold the vision of that intention completed. This is the means by which (1) Universal energy will be set in motion, and (2) your resistance will come up to the surface in response.
Once the intention is held, your only other job is to clear the resistance that presents itself.
Actually, even this is not quite accurate. If you were to simply get out of the way once the resistance arose, it would simply be dissolved on its own.
However, it can be difficult for the ego to step out of the way at this point, because it is so invested in its resistance.
So, that's when we apply techniques like The Sedona Method®, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). These methods help to loosen the ego's hold, and clear away the resistance.
But, if you could step back from the ego, and simply allow the resistance to be, it would dissolve effortlessly. This is the method I recommend to my clients, if they are capable of it. If not, I will lead them through one of the alternative techniques.
I call this method radical acceptance, because you are simply accepting anything and everything that arises to the surface.
So, strictly speaking, your ideal job would be to hold the vision of what you want, and then to step out of the way as Universal energy does its thing to create it in outer reality.
What about all the visualization, affirmations, vision boards, and other techniques?
If you could just do the above, all of those would be superfluous.
Read and understand this statement well: To the degree you can get out of the way, it is to that degree that your desire will manifest effortlessly.
Hold the intention, and step out of the way. That's all you need to know.
Allow the Universe to Work
The Universe, quite honestly, does 99.99% of the work.
That's really the great thing about this. It takes no effort whatsoever, once properly understood.
The natural function of the Universe is to create. It just needs a destination, and it will do the rest.
If you look back at your bigger goals, which might have taken longer to create, you'll notice that the only reason they took longer is because your ego felt the need to be involved in the creation of that goal.
If you had completely let go, then it would have happened much more quickly, quite possibly overnight.
The more you can give everything up to the Universe, the more successful you will be.
This Universal energy has three general functions when it comes to creation:
- Bringing up resistance
- Dissolving resistance
- Materializing the intention
The first function of Universal energy is to bring up your resistance. When you hold the intention, Universal energy will instantaneously move towards the materialization of that intention. As it does so, resistance will arise.
I've mentioned before how resistance is really your friend. It shows you where you are still holding on, and gives you the opportunity to let go.
So, let's say your intention is for more money. The moment you hold that intention, Universal energy will flow, and any resistance will come up to the surface.
Go ahead and try it now. Think of one of your intentions. Hold the feeling of that intention being completed, and see what comes up. Don't try to think of resistance; just allow it to naturally arise.
The resistance that arises is the result of Universal energy interacting with your own energy field, and the vibration you hold on this particular subject. For instance, if you hold limiting beliefs about earning money, and your intention runs up against that belief, then Universal energy will meet the resistance of that belief as it flows through, and bring it to your attention.
So what resistance came up for you? Avoid the temptation to do anything about it—to push it away, judge it as wrong, or anything else. Simply notice what Universal energy has brought up for you to notice.
The second function of Universal energy is to dissolve that resistance.
So, again notice the resistance that was brought to the surface to be released. It might include thoughts, images, sensations, and emotions.
Do your best to step back from this resistance. Notice that it is just energy. It is not really about you. See it as an objective observer, without judgment or the need to do anything about it.
Now as you simply notice it, also notice how it starts to naturally break apart and flow away. It might not happen all at once, but over the period of a few minutes, it should drain away effortlessly.
Again, don't try to make this process happen. If several minutes have passed and you've noticed very little movement, that's a sign that you're still holding on, or trying to make something happen.
But don't even judge that. Notice how you're trying to make it leave, and welcome that as part of your awareness, too.
As soon as you completely let go of it, Universal energy will begin dissolving the resistance.
You'll feel much lighter after it's been released. Notice how you didn't have to do anything at all. Universal energy simply dissolved it and washed it away.
The third function of Universal energy is to materialize your intention. Notice how, after the resistance was released, you feel light and completely at peace. That is the sign that Universal energy is flowing towards your intention, free of resistance, at least for the moment.
This does not mean that all resistance is released. But for now, just enjoy this feeling.
In a few minutes, if you want to try again, just reaffirm your intention in the way that's easiest for you. This might be a simple visualization, or a short statement of your intention.
Notice whatever comes up again, let Universal energy effortlessly dissolve it, and carry that resistance away.
Then once more, rest in the peace and lightness that remains.
This is the best state for quick manifestations. If you do this process, and rest in this state, at least once or twice per day, you will see your manifestation very quickly.
I understand that this is an advanced technique. If you are wrapped up in the ego, then you might find it extremely difficult to let go to this extent. I'm writing out this process to demonstrate how simple and effortless it can be.
But, if you can let the Universe perform these three functions, then you can manifest anything, in no time at all. Plus, you'll have the massive benefits from resting in your natural state of peace and lightness.
Getting Answers from the Universe
This is only one very small part of what the Universe can do.
It can also interact with you in seemingly magical ways, including answering your questions directly.
You could consider this similar to prayer, but prayer for me connotes submitting one's requests to some outside being.
Imagine if you had the best of friends, who knew everything. Imagine that this friend actually lived within yourself—beyond your mind, beyond your emotions, and beyond your sense of self.
This friend was closer than even your own breath.
When you set an intention, this friend said “no problem” and it was done.
But, because this friend knows everything, you can also ask for information.
You can ask questions like, “What action should I take next towards my goal?” If you are able to listen, you will receive an instant response.
You can ask things like, “Should I do X or Y?”
Or, “Is this business idea good for me?”
The sky is the limit.
I even ask this friend to give me a deeper understanding of the law of attraction, which is where these posts come from.
Again, you can ask absolutely anything. Nothing is off limits or taboo.
The reason I personify this as a friend, rather than God, is because we have way too many connotations of God, as someone who can become angry at us, or against whom we can sin.
But this Universal friend is all-accepting and all-loving. It is really us—our own true nature. But, when you are living as ego, it doesn't feel like it is you, at first.
So how do we ask, and how do we receive the answers to these questions?
Asking could not be simpler. It is just another manifestation. When I ask a question, I just think my question internally, or occasionally speak them out loud.
Then, I hold the feeling of having the answer to that question. I just hold a very general feeling of completeness and knowing, for maybe 5 seconds.
Then, I let it go.
Sometimes I receive the answer immediately, in my mind.
Other times, it comes after a few minutes, as an inspiration.
Still other times, it will come after some hours or days, through something I read online, or a conversation I have with someone.
But, 100% of the time, the answer comes.
I don't even question it anymore.
If you ever thought prayer didn't work, well, you just didn't know how to pray.
This friend is happy to answer, and there is no limit to how many questions we can ask.
Try it out now. Think of a question you have, hold the feeling of having the answer, and let it go.
Then, just wait, and be attentive for the answer to come.
Even if you're not attentive, quite often the answer will just hit you over the head, in as playful a way as possible.
So, try it, and if you like, let me know your results.
How About You?
Now it's your turn. Have you given enough control over to the Universe? Have you tried these simple exercises, and if so, what were your experiences? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.