Building Your Dreams

January 17, 2016

 Manifesting What You Really Want

By Paula O’Sullivan

Castles in the air

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.

Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden (Quote)

Many of us have a vague idea of what we want. Sometimes we do get what we asked for, but it turns out to be, not what we really wanted after all. Sometimes we don’t even seem to be getting anywhere near to what we desire. It can be a frustrating venture.

I’d like to share some of the things that are helping me to manifest what I want. Ok I’m a work in progress here, and I’m no expert, which is a good thing, as I’m constantly open to trying new and different approaches, so I’ll keep sharing as I learn and get results.

I’d like you to begin thinking of yourself as an architect from now on. What does an architect do?  They take the time to formulate an idea of what they want to create. Once they know what they want, they put some ideas on paper. They believe it is possible, otherwise it won’t happen. They check out the environmental impact of their plan. Then they go into the details. What materials will they use? How much will it cost? Who will they need to help? Ok you get the idea, ready? Let’s go!

Everything in your world has been created from thoughts. Unbelievable huh? Look around you… the clothes you wear, the car, the computer, the pathways you walk on, the building you live or work in, the chair, the bed, all the gadgets etc. Yes! Even you were a thought in someone’s mind at one stage, in my case an unwanted thought, but hey that’s life!

But it doesn’t end there. What about your life right now? The relationships you have or don’t have. The way people treat you. The things you do or don’t do? How you feel about life and your experiences. Your health, your wealth or lack of them? Somewhere you had a thought that led you here. Our beliefs are just thoughts we keep thinking over and over, and these can become our conscious or subconscious reactions to things. These can affect our behaviour and the actions we take or don’t take.

The good news is that if everything in our lives was created by our thoughts and beliefs, then we can change it. Thoughts can be changed, and with different thoughts about things, we will take different actions and form different behaviours, which will create something different. As Albert Einstein said, ‘We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them’.

So the first thing we must do is:

Decide what you want to create. Think about the architect, be specific. Why do you want it? What do you think gaining this will give you? The reason I ask is this, some people want more money, but approximately 70 – 95 % of lottery winners become broke within 5 years and are worse off. Some people who enter new relationships end up feeling they are further from experiencing what they wanted. Some people who change jobs find they have re-entered a similar or worse situation than before.

Sort yourself out first: If you can’t manage your finances now, then winning a large sum won’t change that. Learn how to do it now, so that if you do attract large sums of money, you won’t be a statistic of those who go broke again.

Work on yourself: If you have low self- esteem and no healthy boundaries now, don’t expect that a new relationship or work situation will change that. If you don’t love and respect yourself, don’t expect others to. If you don’t make the time to look after and nurture your wants and needs, then no one else will make sure that you get it. Well this has been my experience anyway. We only get treated the way we allow ourselves to be treated. You’ll only attract what you are, because we each carry an energetic vibration that varies from being lower to higher. In the universe like attracts like. Match your vibration with what you desire and it will suddenly appear. So become what you desire. Manage your finances better and you’ll feel wealthy. Obviously there is more to this, you’ll need to let go of a sense of poverty consciousness if you have that. Start watching what you say and think about money. If you say there is never enough, then there won’t be. Love yourself first and you’ll feel loved and respected, then you will be more discerning with who you engage with in relationships. Support yourself and you’ll feel supported and so on.

We have been brought up to believe that the solution to our problems or our happiness lies in the hands of others. We are constantly looking to the external to satisfy us. We really need to look within first. Our outer experiences are just mirroring our inner perceptions. As within, so without. Start watching for different results as you work on yourself. You will start attracting according to whatever perceptions you are holding inside of you. Also sometimes we start attracting what Florence Scovel Shinn describes in her writings as, ‘signs of land’. You want to attract a large sum of money and only receive a small discount or gift of money at first. Look at this as a positive move towards abundance. Or you want a date but the right person isn’t showing up, but you’ve been asked out by others, this is a sign that you are on the right path, keep going. Just keep being grateful for what shows up, and re define what you DO want. I always say ‘thank you, now I’m getting nearer to what I want’.

Write it down in detail. If you don’t know exactly what you want, then anything and everything will show up. Be very specific. An architect can’t afford to gloss over the details or their creation would collapse, and neither can you, not if you want to create what you really want.

Visualize it. Play it over and over in your imagination. Perfecting it as you go.

Bring up the emotions you want to feel when you have received what you want. E – motion is Energy in Motion. Put some energy into what you desire.

Believe it is possible. Drop the doubts, drop the fears.

Release your resistance to receiving it. Use this affirmation ‘I now release any resistance to: wealth, abundance, excellent health, loving or being loved, the right person, the right home, the right job etc.

Write out your environmental impact plan! No kidding, what affect will getting what you want affect you and everyone else in your life? When making conscious decisions we must take the view of the higher greater good of all concerned. How will others benefit from what you want?

Now take action. Build the foundations under those castles in the air. ‘If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.’ Thomas Jefferson (Quote) If you want to move home, check out in detail where you want to move to. Get a snag list done up on the house you’d like. Find out the costs involved. Find out who you’ll need to help you with this. Go on a dating site, join a club, or take up a new hobby. Do a course, research, etc.

Gratitude: You must be grateful for where you already are with what you already have before you can appreciate anything new.

Share your ideas only with people you know will support you. It won’t help you to share with people who reinforce your fears or doubts. They will just help you to stay as you are in the realms of their comfort zone. I found that the people who had the most opinions about me and my life, have never really done anything with theirs, and they didn’t want me to do anything with mine. It kind of shows them up, and they don’t like that. Don’t allow anyone to squash your dreams, the anger and resentment you’ll carry is not worth it for your health and wellbeing.

Goals

Sometimes after doing this we may realize that we don’t want it after all, and that’s ok, just see this as a blessing and re focus on something else that you want. Remember that nothing will be 100% perfect forever. We are constantly changing our ideas of perfection. The only true perfection in life is death, it is final and complete. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”- Leo Tolstoy (Quote) A lot about creating what we want, is sometimes accepting something imperfect and improving on it where we can.

And finally, you gotta want what you want so much, that you have done all you can to help it to happen, that you just don’t care anymore! Yes you read that right. You reach a point in all of this, that you are content as you are, feeling very grateful for where you are now, knowing what you’d like to improve on it, and realizing that you’ve survived this long without it, and knowing that you can survive a little bit longer, that’s when it just all seems to fall into place, when you’re fully allowing it to! So do what you can and then let it go!

Happy Manifesting!

Paula is an Author / Hypnotherapist / Reiki Healer / Artist / Photographer, in Blessington Co. Wicklow. www.i-want-a-better-life.ie / paulaosullivan1@gmail.com / Phone 086 0848398 All her articles to date are on her blog www.paulaosullivan@wordpress.com

 

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Climbing Out of the Abyss – Part 15

July 10, 2015

Living With Intention

‘Such a simple concept, yet so true, that which we manifest is before us, we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures, have been brought on by none other than ourselves’ –Garth Stein (Quote)

As a person who in the past liked to blame everything for the way my life wasn’t working out, the overwhelming sense of responsibility I felt, when I discovered that I was actually creating my reality, hit me like a whack to the side of the head!

I became aware of how we can sabotage our lives either consciously or unconsciously. I found that when we are aligned with the Divine Design, our Destiny, we know it in our hearts, and we feel really happy inside, there is no mental conflict.

By learning to live with intention, we can consciously create the kind of story of our lives that we do want to be telling. There are some basic universal principals that are little known, and these are very important if you want to begin to express the Divine idea in your life.

‘As Within, so Without’: as within in your mind and your subconscious mind, then so without in your reality. Look at your life right now, it is a mirror reflection of what is going on in your mind. You focus on lack and financial issues, bingo, here they come! You focus on illness and here it is! Quite distressing isn’t it? And I’m not going to be able to offer you a miracle quick fix, but if you are really eager to change this unhappy reality, quite simply change your focus of thoughts, change the words you are using, the story you are telling, and you will change the emotions you feel, and your reality will mirror back to you these different situations.

There is a sentence in the Bible that refers to ‘if any two of you shall agree, it shall be done’. The usual interpretation of this is, if you can get a likeminded person to be interested in your plans, then it shall manifest, which helps, but there is also another meaning, which is if you can get your subconscious and your conscious mind to agree, then it will manifest really quickly.

Your conscious mind is like the captain of a ship giving the orders, and the subconscious is like the engine of the ship, it just follows orders. You tell it that there isn’t enough, and it says ok, lets create lack! It is the genie in the bottle, it is not the reasoning mind, and it cannot tell the difference between imagination and reality, and your imagination always wins!

How do we get the two minds to agree? We use affirmations continuously that fire us up and that feel right. Read ‘The works of Florence Scovel Shinn’ I highly recommend it. But for now I have found the following affirmation to be extremely effective. ‘Infinite Spirit, open the way for the Divine Design of my life to manifest, let the genius within me now be released, let me now express the Divine idea in my mind, body and affairs, let me see clearly the perfect plan’ (Florence Scovel Shinn affirmation)

Create consciously!

Part 16- Your Metaphysical Mind

Paula is an Author / Hypnotherapist / Reiki Healer / Artist / Photographer, in Blessington Co. Wicklow. www.i-want-a-better-life.ie / paulaosullivan1@gmail.com / Phone 086 0848398 All her articles to date are on her blog www.paulaosullivan@wordpress.com


The Code of Life

August 8, 2014

 

Code

 

Recently, I was trying to figure out how to place a paypal button on my website. I’m not very techy minded and I wouldn’t have known what a html code was if it came up and bit me!

I spoke with a few people who told me it was a really easy thing to do, just put the code in where you want it they said. The problem was, all I could see was the picture on the page. I pressed the html link and just saw what seemed to be gobblygook, a whole page full of it. I thought I must have done something wrong again, and I left the computer in utter frustration.

While pondering how I was going to figure this out, as I sipped my coffee, sending frantic help pleas into the universe, cosmic mind, my angels, guides and anyone out there who could possibly help. I tried to direct my focus to what I did want. In my mind, I could see the buttons on my page, I could feel my delight, and in my mind I was saying, ‘Yay, I did it, high five’. And suddenly in a flash of insight, I understood, that behind the page I was looking at, was an underlying code, and that if I inserted the code for the paypal button in a certain place that it would appear where I wanted it to go on the page. And within a few minutes the job was complete.

Now anyone of you who are familiar with my writing will know that I didn’t come here to write about computer codes. This experience got me thinking that isn’t this all a bit kinda like our lives? I mean here is our reality, sort of like a computer page. Sometimes the page is fine, it has everything you want on it, and sometimes you’d like to add or subtract something, but don’t know how. And many of us go through our lives, sometimes in despair, trying to find a way to do that. And yes there are millions of people on the internet willing to sell you the secret of doing this for a price, which when you’ve paid for it, you find out later that some of the information is incomplete, and that you couldn’t possibly get there without this missing piece…. for another price of course !

So what I want to share with you is a code for life, so that you can put exactly what you want on your page. I’m not saying it’s the only way, there are many paths up a mountain, who’s to say they know the right way? Try and see if it works for you, what’s right for me may not be right for you, and vice versa.

It’s so simple, you’re going to just say ‘No way, it has to be more complicated than that’. But let me tell you, it’s not and doesn’t have to be. It just takes a bit of practice and repetition that’s all.

We were all born with the most amazing gift, rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, sick or well, male or female (or both) old or young, all have been given this gift. But we have been programmed to misuse it or disregard it since birth.

This gift is your imagination and the power to direct your thoughts in any direction you choose. Your thoughts and your imagination are the code to create a different reality, a different picture on your page.

Ok you’ve probably heard this kind of thing before. But do you know about the ‘Observer Effect’ that was discovered in Quantum Physics?

Scientists found out that it was the observer that created the result. That everything was kind of random until they observed it, and that what they observed formed different patterns, depending on the expectations of the observer. Everything in the universe except energy, is matter, and matter is made up of atoms, and atoms are made up of mostly empty space. Never trust an atom, they make things up lol.  Wow, now for me that was a kind of a mind f**k!

What this means is that our reality, is affected by our observation. What this means is, the more you observe something in your life, whether wanted or unwanted, it will have to stay in your awareness. Now this is what the law of attraction gurus will tell you, ie focus on what you do want, feel as if you already have it now, and even the bible, which has been unkindly edited of all the best stuff, has a few references to this. Here’s one, ‘Whatsoever things ye desire, when you pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them’ Mark 11.24

And that’s all fine and dandy, sometimes I found that worked really well and other times it didn’t appear to be working, and I wondered why. I mean my reality seemed pretty damned real. Albert Einstein apparently said ‘Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one’, and hey I’d agree with that!

Then I came across the ‘Universal Spiritual Laws’ I’ll briefly mention some of them here, it’s kind of like the html code, if you want the page to appear, there are certain rules you must abide by. Well, whatever you want, must align with these natural laws. It will also work for whatever you don’t want too. So if your life is not as you want it to be, take note, for this is where you are directing your thoughts and imagination. Focus only on what you do want to appear in your life.

Law of Divine Oneness: everything is connected to everything else, and we affect each other and the universe with our thoughts, beliefs and deeds.

Law of Vibration: everything in the universe moves, and vibrates in circular patterns, everything has its own vibrational frequency, including thoughts, feelings etc.

Law of Action: we must engage in actions that support what we want to manifest.

Law of Correspondence: as above, so below, as above in heaven, universe, so below on earth, and also as above in your mind, imagination, thoughts, so below in your body and reality.

Law of Cause and Effect: every action has a consequence, so we reap what we sow.

Law of Compensation: the visible effects of our deeds or what we have sown are given to us in the forms of gifts, blessings, inheritances, friends etc. We don’t always receive from the person we have given to or have been nice to, but it always comes back to us in some form or another.

Law of Attraction: thoughts, words, deeds, feelings etc. produce energies. Like attracts like energies, negative attracts negative, positive attracts positive.

Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy: we all have the power within to change conditions in our lives. Energies have higher or lower vibrations, by raising our energies we can transform lower energies.

Law of Relativity: everything is relative, there is always someone worse off than us. We all experience problems, or tests of initiation, if we can see these as a challenge and stay focused in the heart when solving them, we strengthen the light within us and can move closer to God Source.

Law of Polarity: everything has an opposite, we can transform undesirable thoughts by focusing on the opposite. We can transform an undesirable life by focusing on the desired life.

Law of Rhythm: everything vibrates and moves to certain rhythms, these establish cycles, seasons, stages of development, patterns etc. We can rise above negative cycles, knowing that this too shall pass.

Law of Gender: everything has its feminine (yin) and masculine (yang) principles, the basis of all creation. Passive and active, thoughts and deeds or action. Nothing happens until something moves. We strive for balance to create what we want.

So to summarize: everything is energetically connected, your thoughts, words,  deeds or actions, all effect someone or something, somewhere. Everything you think, feel and do has a consequence. We can walk the path of the beast and be beastly or the path of the angels and be angelic or just kind. Everything is made up of energy and this can vibrate at higher and lower levels. Lower levels manifest illness, drama, hassles etc. They can be found in addictions, negative thoughts, emotions, poor diets, stress etc. Positive thoughts, emotions, deeds, healthy diets etc lead to higher vibration levels and health, harmony, peace and better spiritual connections, allowing for higher consciousness etc.

We will reap what we sow, if you sow cabbage seeds, don’t expect a rose bush to grow! Our thoughts and actions will determine our experience of reality. We will attract what we hold in our mind, body and emotions. If you hold unto fear, you will attract things to be fearful of. If you focus on undesired outcomes they will continue in your reality.

I have done my own experiments with this. I’ve attracted abundance by focusing on the abundance I already have, gratitude attracts more things to be grateful for. I’ve attracted peace and harmony by focusing on it (‘I can choose peace rather than this’ is a good mantra to help) We can even get people to show us their nicer side, by only allowing our thoughts, imagination and emotions to dwell on the desired behaviour.

People entrain to our subconscious expectations of them, and we get to see the behaviour we expect to see. I found that some people do show me their better sides more often, and that some energetically polarize when I do this, they become uncomfortable around me, or they just move out of my experience and don’t bother me. Either way I don’t have to put up with undesirable behaviour very often, it’s a win, win for me J ! I found that by meditating on the words, ‘Perfect love casts out fear’ when with people who are unpleasant, that they move away quickly from me or change their tune. People act the way they do because of their fear. Try to understand it is their fear. We all have the capacity to be fear or love. Send them love, it will either raise their awareness and consciousness to enable them to see what they are doing, or they will not understand your energy of love, and will be afraid and will move away.

If we want to have a different experience, we have to practice it in our thoughts, feelings, words and deeds because like attracts like. We must be what we want to see. If we want peace, we must cultivate peace within. As within us, so without in our lives. As above so below, as above in our minds, so below in our reality.

So give it a go, hopefully you’ll all succeed with creating the page you want and the reality you really desire, and please do let me know how you get on, I would love to hear about your experiences with this!

Happy Creating!


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