I was watching a video of Dr. Bruce Lipton the other day, and he was speaking about how we can either believe in something, or not believe in something.
Essentially, you cannot half-way believe that you can have what you desire.
You cannot halfway believe that what you desire is on its way.
No matter if we are consciously stating that something is true, our subconscious, which can be full of many pre-programmed belief systems, can keep us from receiving what we desire.
The subconscious can show up as negative self-talk, self sabotage, and many other forms of resistance that can get in the way of manifesting what we desire.
Nevertheless, my friends, there IS HOPE.
The power of belief in ourselves has a huge part to do with the success of manifesting what we desire.
Simply put, because “Where attention flows, energy grows.”
This is the 3rd principle in The 7 Huna Principles of Life, which are similar to many other laws of the universe.
The importance of this principle is that our own disbelief and energetic resistance gets in the way of the process of focusing our attention on what we desire. Our attention must FLOW towards, and align with what we desire.
‘..Be water, my friend.’ – Bruce Lee
With that said, in this LotusOpus article, I wanted to talk specifically about affirmations. We are all consistently affirming our reality based on our thoughts and our words.
Because of this, our internal and external dialogue, and more importantly, how we feel about these personal impressions, are incredibly important.
“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, The Science of Getting Rich
In terms of manifesting what you desire, you may have specific mantras, goals, and desires that you re-play in your mind, visualize, write down, vocalize..etc.
“I make ‘$___’ every month.”
“I weigh ‘____.”
“The relationship of my dreams is on its way to me.”
“I will have ‘__awesome thing__’ by ‘__date___.’”
Now, if you have specific affirmations, then great! I’m happy that you’ve already started getting clear about what you desire to manifest!
Though, if you are ever at any point, feeling resistance towards specific affirmations, then you are ANCHORING your disbelief in the moment by continuing the attempt to entertain the energy of a substantial vision that doesn’t match your present vibration.
The whole point of conscious manifestation is to believe that your desired reality is on its way, trusting that you are aligning with it, and embodying that which you desire.
In terms of feelings of resistance, when something feels out of reach to you, it IS. This is because there is something within you that is creating this perception.
This is a simple truth.
When you witness yourself as being separate from your vision, you are KEEPING it separate from you.
RESISTANCE MAKES STRONGER
But NO WORRIES, my friend. These feelings are normal.
When you begin to feel resistance within the specificity of your internal and external affirmations, this is a time to give energetic spaciousness, trust, and give a sense of allowing to your manifestations in order to become what you desire to attract.
You can do this by beginning to, instead of being specific with your internal and external dialogue, become more general with your affirmations. This easy shift can raise your vibe, offer trust, allowance and peace..as well as give you the flow that your heart knows you’re worthy of having.
“I allow myself to believe that I have all the resources I need to make my dream come true.”
“I know that others who are successful in _______, were at one point, right where I am.”
“I trust that I am coming closer into alignment with what I want.”
“I love knowing that I am the creator of my own reality.”
“I enjoy being able to notice all of the abundance that exists around me, not just financial, but in my own life experiences.”
“I enjoy focusing on all that is joyful, beautiful, healthy, abundant, and peaceful around me and within me.”
“I enjoy not having all that I desire at once, and am enjoying the process of the steadiness of what I desire flowing to me.”
“I love knowing I have the potential to achieve whatever I desire.”
Again, having specificity towards your desired goals and visions is INCREDIBLY POWERFUL when you feel energetically in tune, aligned and trust what you are saying. It can be an incredibly effective way to raise our vibe and thus, attract what we desire. So don’t kick those specifics to the curb. Knowing exactly what you want is important. Having an end goal is valuable so that the universe knows what to supply.
But in the case of certain desires which require patience, growth, timing, and allowing… having a tool-belt full of general mantras is really going to help you in moments of resistance.
Sometimes it can feel abnormal to cultivate the idea of having everything that you desire right now! I mean c’mon… Sometimes specific affirmations can feel like you’re attempting to turn a mosquito into an elephant. Because of this, it is natural to feel resistance at times, as you gain presence, trust, and become more in alignment with what you desire.
Remember that it is NORMAL to feel RESISTANCE, and that feelings of resistance are not failure. Resistance is not an opportunity to beat yourself over the head or throw in the towel. Resistance is an opportunity to grant yourself the belief that you can have what you desire, utilizing specific ‘languages’ that feel right for you during your journey.
Resistance is actually a gorgeous sign that you are onto something GREAT. This is a time to up-level, and continue up and onwards. Resistance is a time when you are being challenged to dive deeper into your fullest potential through learning and growing.
You are always right where you need to be, and surrounded by an abundance of lessons and blessings to help you live a happy life.
So as you align with your specific goal, allow yourself to, instead of worry about your resistance, or become fearful of your resistance… give your resistance a way to flow so that you may continue to shift and align.
When you practice general affirmations that sink you into presence, you’re no longer thinking that what you desire is out of reach, or what you want cannot be yours.
You are replacing these feelings of fear, lack, and scarcity, with a reality that is still just as true and substantial as your end goal, and engaging in the process of transforming your energy so that it can continue to flow where you desire it to.
Remember, the destination is not going to produce a lifetime of happiness. It is the cultivation of gratitude for where you are right now, that helps you reach your destination.
The present is where all possibility exists!
I hope this helps you today, If you enjoyed it, feel free to share!