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THERE IS A THINKING STUFF
...from which all things are made
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made,
and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought, in this substance, produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.
Man can form things in his thought, and, by impressing his thought upon formless substance,
can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
--Wallace D. Wattles
from "The Science of Getting Rich"
...and so it is with you and I
This book thoroughly describes the idea behind the movie, "The Secret." It isn't just the Science of Getting Rich, but the science behind all of the things that we manifest in our lives. We manifest everything that we have in our lives through the Law of Attraction.
And for those of us who turn away from this idea with the notion that it is a sacrilege or that God would be disappointed in us for trying to attract what we want into our lives, I give you this to ponder on:
The idea behind thoughts being things is that there is an energy that makes up everything, and that thinking about something draws or attracts things that are similar to the person focusing on those things, also commonly referred to in the context that "like attracts like." Einstein's theory is E=mc2. (The energy content of a body is equal to the mass of the body times the speed of light squared), There must be an energy source. God created everything. That being said, He must be the source of all energy.
Many people have doubts as to how He can be everywhere, and how it can be that "With God, all things are possible." There are so many references to having faith in the Bible, that it stands to reason that this is a true idea. Have you ever noticed that things always seem to fall into place when you decide to "Give it to God," and QUIT WORRYING about it? Have you ever heard the expression, "Let go and Let God?"
What that means to me is that this is a friendly universe, and that God wants us to have the desires of our heart. We are all meant to have lives filled with wealth, vibrant health, love and perfect self-expression. All we have to do is turn away from focusing on the bad things we are experiencing or fearful of and focus in on the things we want in our lives.
If I am having an especially anxiety-ridden experience in any area of my life, I can make affirmations and write them repeatedly or journal what I want to have happen in the form of an account of the situation as I want it to happen as if it has already happened. Before I know it, my attitude has changed, and in most cases the situation makes a complete and total turnaround.
The trick seems to be in letting go of the outcome, though. How many people have you heard about who wanted to have a baby and tried for years. Finally, they have had enough of trying and give up, certain they are doomed to a childless existence. No sooner do they let go of the desire than they become pregnant.
It seems to be that one has to ask for what they want in order to "put it out there in the ethers." This can be done by a simple conversation with a friend. It is important to only do this with friends who are generally supportive of your ideas, though. If you bounce something you want to have happen off of a friend or loved one who is always negative, you may get a response that makes you insecure about the possibilities. Then, it is harder to take the next step in the process, which is to have faith that the things you are asking for will come to pass.
It is important to have the belief that the thing can happen in order to have faith that it will happen. Then, you have to go ahead and focus on other things while the universe manifests that thing you asked for. Of course, you will want to follow intuitions you might get and pay special attention to synchronicity (remember, there are NO coincidences, we attract things to us, sometimes by default).
Once you have done these important steps, be open to receive the thing you have asked for. Don't dismiss it as impossible or unbelievable. You would be surprised at the total life changes that have occurred as a result of this thinking stuff.
Happy Manifesting !
I give thanks that I now bring forth from the universal substance everything that satisfies all the righteous desires of my heart
-Florence Scovel Shinn