Enlightened2B wrote:Nice Post GE. There is a lot of mis understandings of LoA. I know this first hand because I was one of those people who were so against the notion of LoA and manifesting because it sounded like materialistic hocus pocus nonsense. What happens to many of us is a realization of a world not separate from us and we then take it to another extreme of "there is no person", but, this is not entirely true and is only true within a certain context. Of course there is a person, just not in a separate way as we believed for so long, and because of this belief that there is no me, no self, no person, no anything, which becomes even stronger, the more we identify with it, there is often an aire of "Life just happens", but if you really take the time to inquire into your experience, life doesn't JUST happen. We are the creators as we are life itself creating itself. It started opening itself up to me, when I saw how I manifested disease within my body and how I started to heal it.
Yet, this doesn't have to put pressure on ourselves as "doers" either, because the whole premise behind creation is allowance, and releasing of resistance and letting go. It's so important to allow, surrender and let go. If you're not doing that, then you are actually creating more resistance which is in opposition to energy flowing. I'm learning a lot from Abraham Hicks and Bashar. I think if more of us opened ourselves up to some of these more expanded teachings, we'd come to see that they go directly together with acceptance, surrender, and letting go. I can attest that letting go of control has been my biggest "lesson" here in this life and I'm still going through it.
Indeed, I agree 100 per cent.
Like everywhere in life, the truth is found in the grey areas, neither in the black nor the white. It´s a spiritual paradox to realize that we are both the individual and life itself. This means we have to honour both "selfs" to have a fulfilling experience here. Sometimes it´s the right thing to act in the physical world, sometimes it is better to just be and feel the depth in our being. Figuring that balance out, is going to be a life-long practice, I believe. But it´s not an issue if we don´t make it into one.
I´m at a point now where I just marvel at the complexity of our human experience here. I mean really think about it. So many different people with so many different thoughts and emotions, hopes and dreams, strengths and weaknesses etc. and everyone of us has a completely unique experience of life! Wow! Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But the more I get to know myself the more I understand how complex and depthful life must be for every person on this planet. And yet, life comes without a manual and in the end it isn´t really that complicated if you boil it down to the basics. We make it into a struggle or endurance test in our minds but we all have that emotional guidance system in us that wants to take us back on track and to follow our joy again.
I see nothing wrong in desiring "materalistic" things like a car, a house, clothes etc. Who cares if it´s spiritual to want these things?
All I know is that sometimes I desire certain things and if I really want them I can have them in my reality which feels good to me. That is all. There is no need to make desire into an enemy. We constantly desire something, that´s how life knows itself through us! Our experience is absolutely unique. Nobody could live your life like you do!
Of course, what we desire varies greatly from person to person and what might be a big wish for someone might be something you don´t care about in the slightest. I f.e. wouldn´t care about having an expensive car, it would do nothing to me, so life will not manifest it into my reality. But the things that we really want, where we feel it deep down in our hearts that it´s something we really like to have, we can get it as long as we are not blocking its manifestation by believing it could never happen or that we don´t deserve it or other limiting thoughts.
On the other hand, what is required for effortless manifestation is that you come to a place where you feel whole in yourself. That means you have realized your true nature and you understand that not any-thing or any-one can fulfill you or cover up the deep emotional wounds that you have. You accept yourself totally with all your faults, the things you did in your past, childhood-traumas etc., simply everything. If you can do that you realize that no-one or no-thing can change that core of who you are and make up for something that you lack inside you. Now you can create from this abundant place. Why? Because you are here on this planet to give rise to certain desires that you have. That´s all. Not because you want to fill any lack but simply to enjoy yourself and make this a fun experience for you. The ego that´s so rooted in struggle doesn´t want to hear that but the more you take actions in line with your well-being the more you will get your mind (ego) on your team, so that it can work in alignment with your "higher" self. I realized that the ego is just like a frightened child but if you meet it with kindness and curiosity it will become comfortable and playful with you and excited to explore new realities.
"Happiness / Something in my own place / I'm standing naked / Smiling, I feel no disgrace / With who I am/ I´m a lucky man...with fire in my hands"
(The Verve - Lucky Man)