Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hooked On A Feeling: Why Thinking About Something Is Not Enough To Make It Manifest

It's time for a law of attraction pop quiz! True or false: just thinking about something will make it manifest in your life. If you answered "true" then I'm sorry -- that is incorrect -- but not to worry, because I'm going to tell you what you're doing wrong. It's a mistake that a lot of people make and what I believe often causes them to say, "this stuff doesn't work" and then give up on it.  I like to think that what I'm about to talk about is the "secret" behind "The Secret"...the one important part of the book that people tend to overlook. 

You see, a lot of people -- and this included myself when I first learned about this stuff -- think that simply thinking about what they want is how the LOA works. However, the Universe doesn't respond simply to your thoughts. It responds to your feelings and emotions.

There's a difference between the two, and it's a pretty big one.

You can think about something all day long until your brain goes numb. But if you're not feeling any feelings or emotion surrounding the thing you want, you're probably not going to have much success.

I like to think of simply thinking thoughts as a brain experience. But when I feel emotions or feelings, it becomes a body experience. I feel it in my heart (and when it comes to thinking of a soulmate I often, ahem, feel it in other body parts, too) -- and that causes my vibration and energy to rise and become a match  to what I want.

And if you're having a hard time digging up the emotions that your desire stirs, then all you have to do is ask yourself why you want a particular desire. Let's say you want some moolah -- maybe a few thousands dollars to pay off some debt and buy yourself something nice. Well, just ask yourself what that feels like to have extra money. You'd probably be excited and maybe even relieved. You can imagine how good it feels to pay off some bills and still have plenty left over for yourself to put into your savings account or buy something for yourself or a loved one. Feeling these scenarios are going to set off emotions in your heart -- which is going to make you a vibration to extra money.

Every time I've listened to an Abraham Hicks video where a "hot seater" has a question about manifesting something, it almost always includes Abraham asking them to describe what it feels like to have their desire here and now. There's a reason for it -- it gets them feeling good, it gets them focused, and it raises their vibration so that they can become a match to their desire.

How often should you be tapping into the feelings and emotions behind your desire? Personally, I think it should be done every day -- or at least, as often as possible. You don't have to spend a ton of time at it, by the way. Even just setting aside a few minutes, before you go to bed or when you first wake up in the morning, is enough to keep that ball rolling.

If you get down or doubtful, don't give up. Just make it a daily habit to tap back into that wonderful feeling of your desire.

Of course, you also need to believe in your desire and that you can have it. And you need to give up the need to control the outcome, and be grateful for what you do have in your life. But putting emotions and feelings to your desire is a huge step in getting the ball rolling. 

When it comes to taking a few moments every day to raise my vibration for a partner, there's a few things that create those feelings and emotions in me. Of course I imagine being loved and cherished, and returning it, and feeling that in my heart. But as one of my dreams is to buy a home with a partner, I feel the security and relief of making such an important decision with someone I can trust by my side. I imagine how much easier it is to look at houses together and deal with the bank and all of the agents involved with someone special to get through it together. 

I think about taking road trips with him (it's another dream of mine to see more of the U.S., little by little, with the love of my life.) I think about getting to know his children, if he has any, and his family. I think about how available and eligible he is and how our timing to meet and come together is perfect for both of us. 

I know I just said I think about these things, but I'm not just thinking...I'm feeling them internally. 

Then I let them go, and I get on with living and enjoying each day (that's another key to getting what you want -- learning how to love your life no matter what; savoring the waiting.)

So the next time you're tempted to just think about something you want, go deeper. Fantasize and uncover those feelings. Get yourself hooked on a feeling, as the old '60s song tells us to do. 

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