I remember very clearly when I heard from the first time that we are all powerful co-creators. I had somehow stumbled onto a video by Esther Hicks on YouTube, and she kept stressing that all of us are powerful co-creators.
You are the creator of all that occurs in all of your life experience. You create your physical life experience through your thoughts. Literally, every thought that you think gives birth to a creation.
~ Esther Hicks
Really? I couldn’t believe it. How could I have such a superpower and not know it? But more importantly, if I was creating my own life, then why wasn’t my life the dream that I really wanted it to be?
Over the next few days, weeks rather, I kept hearing/seeing this message again in some form or another. Almost every talk show/advertisement/song seemed to be pointing me towards my hitherto unknown powers. I just had to laugh and dig deeper into the Law of Attraction.
Proof That Our Thoughts Create Our Reality
I decided to check if there were any scientific experiments that looked at the power of our thoughts. I got a few examples that might interest you too.
Our physical world is made up of 99.99999% empty space held together by a mysterious web of energy. This energetic web forms the fabric of the universe or what we call, reality.
The famous Double Slit Experiment shows how our thoughts create and influence reality, or the mysterious web of energy, via the ‘Observer Effect’. The experiment demonstrates that the very act of observing a particle has a dramatic effect on its behavior.
The well-known placebo effect is also very simply a depiction of the power of our mind. In this phenomenon, a person takes a placebo drug that has no pharmacological or psychoactive properties. In fact, it is generally just a sugar pill. Yet the person experiences the benefits of having taken the real drug that would improve their condition.
How would you explain the placebo effect? The person’s health improves simply because (s)he expects his condition to improve.
Using the Mind to Heal the Body
There are also various other monumental examples of people healing themselves from chronic illnesses using medicine and their minds. A quick internet search will result in various examples of people successfully recovering from cancer or terrible accidents or becoming parents after infertile diagnosis.
I strongly encourage you to watch the documentary, Heal. The movie takes a scientific and spiritual journey to showcase that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.
Everyday Positive Thinking and Affirmations
And then, of course, we have people advocating the power of positive thinking all around us. Almost every well-meaning friend would have told you to focus on the bright side at some point or another. Maybe we are all aware of the incredible power of our thoughts deep inside.
Have you ever told yourself that you hated work too much, you absolutely deserved a break, and then fallen sick?
And on the flip side, have you ever not wanted to do something? But because there was no getting out of it, you told yourself that you would enjoy it, and then somehow you actually did have a good time?
Well, your mind heard you. Your mind always listens to what you tell it. You only have to say the same message consistently to get the result you want.
Many psychologists and coaches use positive affirmations to get their clients into a mindset that will help them achieve. There are a whole bunch of powerful affirmations that you might find handy for any situation you are in.
How Can You Create Your Own Reality?
So now that we’re closer to understanding that our thoughts can create our reality, what can we really do so that our life is the way we want it? Well, let’s see.
1) Focus your thoughts on what you want, and not on what you do not want.
The number one factor that prevents us from getting what we want, is our focus on the lack of it.
Let’s say, my desire is to attract my soul mate. Now, this desire or any desire will only stem because something about my present situation is not completely fulfilling. It is disturbing to realize what is lacking, and even though I want the exact opposite, aka blissful pure love, I might keep thinking about what I don’t have.
Try to let of thoughts that are not serving you.
E.g. When I notice my best friend having a great time with her partner, I might feel jealous. I might think about how sad it is to be alone etc.
The problem with this pattern of thought? We attract what we think of most. If I am jealous, I attract jealousy and competition. If I am feeling sad, I attract more sorrow in my world.
So even though my intention is to attract true love, because I’m feeling otherwise, I’ll attract anything but love.
To be able to attract true love, I should come from a place of love, appreciating the things that I do have in my life. Depending on my situation, I could be grateful for my friends and family who’ve stuck with me, or the beauty that I’m able to enjoy around me such as a beautiful bright day, or a leisurely walk, etc.
If I think about lack, more lack will follow.
If I think about abundance, more abundance will follow.
2) Believe in your desire and expect it to happen.
The next most important thing is that when manifesting something, we must believe and expect it. Your beliefs must be in total agreement with what you want to create.
If you want to get wealthy, make sure your beliefs about money align with your desire.
Do you think that rich people aren’t nice? Then this thought might hold you from getting rich because your inner self is trying to protect you from such a fate.
Do you think that there is only limited money in the world? Consequently, if you get rich, then you are taking away from someone else? Well, you guessed it. This belief could be holding you back from amassing abundance.
Note your conscious and subconscious beliefs about money. You want to give your mind clear instructions.
You can’t say, “I want to be wealthy but I don’t want to unpopular. I’d love to be rich, but I don’t want to take from someone else.” You’re actually really confusing your mind with contradictory statements!! Stop killing your dreams with ifs and buts.
Note your beliefs about what you want to manifest and let go of the ones that don’t serve you.
Old belief: Rich people aren’t nice.
New belief: There are lots of well-loved and respected rich people in this world, like Oprah, J K Rowling.
All you need to do is to change your message to your mind, fill it with words and pictures that are in your best interest.
Old belief: Rich people are taking away from someone else.
New belief: Rich people can make a massive difference and give back to this world like Elon Musk, Louise Hay etc.
3) Act as if you have already received it.
The final step to creating consciously is to visualize, to act as if you already have what you desired and to take steps in that direction.
A great example of this technique is that of the famous actor, Jim Carrey.
In the early 1990s, Jim was an unknown actor struggling to get by. So he wrote himself a cheque worth $10 million for acting services payable in 1994.
I imagine you can already guess the happy ending to this story. Jim received exactly $10 million for his role in the movie Dumb and Dumber released in 1994.
This must also have been because by writing that cheque, Jim let go of his internal resistance to money. By believing that money was coming his way, he allowed it to flow to him. And by continuing to work towards landing his acting gigs, he created the channel through which he could receive the money he desired.
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So well, what do you think?
Do you believe that your thoughts create your reality?
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