Having a Bad Day? Here Are 5 Unusual Reasons To Be Grateful!

As we go through more interesting times ahead, it is very easy to get pessimistic on what your life will bring. None of us wants to suffer, and we all want more love, life, energy and freedom, to enjoy the things that we treasure the most.

So, before you get cynical about life, and depressed on what has happened so far and what the future will bring, we look at the top 5 things to be grateful for. Please feel free to add to this list, your contribution is always welcome;-)

1 – You are alive, so that you can make changes and inspire

There is a reason you were born, so don’t forget it. You have a responsibility for making your life and others peoples life better, but here is the trick: make peoples lifes better first, and your life will become better naturally as a result of it.

For this reason, you have been blessed with a brilliant machine called a physical body, which can influence atomic matter. This is crucial, as by influencing this matter, you can make profound changes towards society and bring order to the chaos. Of course, there are machines everywhere, but you have an upper advantage with yours…your machine can heal, which leads us to…

2 – You have a great, self-healing body

There is a reason your body heals (for the most part), so you can keep in it for as long as possible, and make changes in your view of reality.

Of course, self-healing does depend on many things; your attitude and attention, your diet, how much sleep you have, as well as what tools you give your body to use to make healing possible (i.e. vitamins, nutrients, certain metals and minerals etc).

Even your emotional state has a big say in how your body is run, due to neuro-transmitters that are everywhere in your body, and essentially, ‘tune in’ to your immune system, as well as smart exercise, such as H.I.I.T.

Of course, that means that if you are a cynical, depressed, bitter, alcoholic individual, don’t expect to live in a healthy body for too long. On the other hand, a (fairly) happy, peaceful, excited human body can do great wanders.

It does go without saying, that this does also mean that you have to control your emotional state, not just your physical state, which means that you need to understand the power of your attention, which leads us to…

3 – Your attention is very powerful

You have been blessed with a great attention (you could argue that this is the interface of your soul), which allows you to do many great (and not so great) things.

You can use this attention to manipulate your internal imagery (some would call this NLP) so you can create long lasting changes and reduce phobias. You can use your attention to create healing in your body.

You attention is your connection to your subconscious, and if you have many out-of-body experiences, you will know that you have to hold and control your attention in order to move around other dimensions.

In fact, some non-physical experts say that holding an image using the power of your attention helps create a mold…a blue-print which helps the manifestation process into the physical.

Of course, the power of your attention span and your focus can only really be attributed to your higher conscious, which leads us to…

4 – You have a higher conscious/soul

Without your soul, you won’t have an attention span to begin with, and nothing has any meaning.

End of.

You can be cynical all you want, but the science does prove that there is a consciousness that connects everything and even goes beyond the normal space/time barrier that we hold as our reality.

So for us, that only really means one thing, and that is that you have a soul, which directs your life to bring you joy.

But there is only one condition: You must give it permission!

Seems kinda weird doesn’t it? I mean, who wouldn’t want to lead a lifetime full of joy, love and wander?

Well, your beliefs for one!

That is why changing your beliefs is so crucial, because by changing your beliefs, you change your perception, and ultimately your experience. Your beliefs act like a bridge to your experiences. So, change the design of the bridge, and you naturally change your experience.

And it gets even better, as due to your soul connecting everything in reality, once you can go beyond your EGO (some people would call this being mindful), you can increase your intuitive powers, increase your psychic ability, have obes, learn to remote view (sense distant events/places in advance) and even help influence people (for more information on remote viewing and remote influencing, click here).

Learning to listen, and then trust your soul is one of the required tasks in leading a better life. And you soul knows this, which is why it is itching to be re-discovered and is grateful for being in the physical realm to begin with, which leads us to…

5 – Be grateful for being grateful

Yes, not a typo, gratitude is that much of a powerful state of consciousness, that you should be grateful for having the ability for being grateful to begin with.

Being serious, if you truly understood the power of gratitude, you would try to be more grateful every day. It is a very powerful feeling, and can help significantly reduce past wounds and hurts, and even create new worlds and realities.

There is a reason why the feeling of gratitude is linked to the law of attraction, as it helps the manifestation process work more smoothly. Even if you don’t believe in such concepts, nobody can mistake the powerful feeling that gratitude has on the body. When done properly, gratitude can really help bring peace of mind and make it easier for you to feel more alive in the moment and help create a better day.

So next time you feel down in the dumps, and life looks bleak, try to remember that the very image of life looking bleak is used by the same tool that can make life look like heaven. You have a great tool and mentality to use, don’t waste it;-)

 

Top 8 Things About Being Spiritual From A Former Cynic

Being spiritual is not an easy thing to do, as you are having to go up against what most people think. It tends to be for people who have endured a lot of suffering in one way or another (it was for me anyway) and certainly decreases a lot of arrogance/assumptions you may have had about life itself. Strangely, despite the huge amount of suffering taking place on this planet, there is still a lot of arrogance, as if people think they know what to do and are trying to force square pegs into triangular holes

The sad thing is, I’m ashamed to admit, is that I’ve been there myself. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been cynical, and was brought up in a cynical, religious family. I’ve had my fair share of people ranting at the TV, as well as heated opinions at the dinner table. I know how easily it is to be manipulated by your peers. Breaking away from that isn’t easy.

Which leads me to ultimately believe, that the people who are spiritual are people who are searching for answers, and are desperate to find meaning behind the chaos. When this mentality is embraced, arrogance gets thrown out of the window, and you are now primarily searching for your truth. Here, I list the top things I’ve realized trying to be spiritual. Hopefully you’ll take something good out of this;-)

1- Having an obe/lucid dream is more advantageous than you realize.

I know this is a tricky one for most people, but by having some form of a regular obe session, or even lucid dreaming, will be hugely beneficial to your self/spiritual growth (as well as helping you with the law of attraction). The reason? Having an obe will constantly remind you about your spiritual truths (as you are now separate from your body so you can explore more stuff with your mind) and you get to do many wondrous things, like visit your loved ones, heal yourself (yes, it’s possible), speak to your soul guides, plus much more. Even having a lucid dream (which is like having a partial obe) will still yield some spiritual benefits which will help you with your spiritual self-development.

The only problem for most people, of course, is that achieving such a state is tricky. You do really need to watch your conscious thoughts when you drift of to sleep, or even easier (from what I’ve read) get up after about 4-5 hours, go somewhere else (like a living room) settle down in a chair and watch your thoughts carefully as you relax your body into the vibrational state. This does require practice and self-discipline, which in this modern day and age, not everyone has.

But when it works, it’s an amazing adventure;-)

2- Being present is very simple to achieve, yet super difficult to maintain.

The art of being present, in my opinion, isn’t so much achieving presence per say but to maintain it. It’s one thing to feel present when you are walking on a nice country path going to your local village. It’s something quite another to feel present when you are in the office, and you have lots of work to do, lots of customers to speak to, etc… That is when it counts. This is where fantasizing, while giving you a coping mechanism for your EGO to use, is actually more of a hindrance than a help.

Keeping present when you are mentally at work is an art indeed, and requires lots of practice. Your EGO will try to fantasize/day dream/create melodramas out of nowhere, so you do have to watch your thoughts very closely. However, if you can do it, you’ll find that your general work stress levels will be reduced significantly, and you will also be more attentive and more mentally sharp (as well as more emotionally in control of the situation). Food for thought.

3- Having an understanding of your Chakras is pivotal for self-growth.

It’s all very well meditating and reading about stuff on spirituality, but if you don’t get a good grasp on your Chakras, and learn to use them/balance them, you are majorly missing out. Your non-physical vortices, which connects you to your non-physical self do need to be maintained. True, meditation will help you do that by default. Also true, Yoga helps as well as sleep. But if you don’t do any of the above, you do need to actively cleanse/balance your Chakras.

The problem when it comes to psychology, is that the chakras don’t often get taken into consideration. And yet the Chakras do govern your psychology all too often, from how you speak (Throat Chakra) to how emotional you are (Sacral Chakra). By learning about the Chakras, and then taking active steps to help them when the going gets tough (including using EFT), you get to help the Qi energy flow into your physical body much more easily.

4- Meditating is simple to do, but you do need routine.

Meditation isn’t difficult to do. I mean, it’s all about creating a sort of, ‘space’ in your imagination, so you can feel the peace/deep love from your soul/higher conscious. Now, you can do this while being present; or you can imagine a spinning object, and once you have your full attention on the object let it start to slowly fade away. You will be left with a blank space, meaning that you are therefore meditating. And of course, meditation has numerous health benefits, from increased attention, to the reduction of the aging process, plus much more.

The problem with meditation (I find) is getting into a routine where you do it on a regular basis. Of course, if you go to a Yoga class, (which you’ve paid for) routine isn’t an issue. If on the other hand, you don’t have any schedules outside of work, getting a routine and sticking to it can be really tricky for the undisciplined amongst us. It does go without saying that be creating and sticking to a schedule will do numerous benefits to your body and mind. So it is really worth it to find a good technique out there (there are may meditational techniques to choose from) and sticking to it. You’ll thank yourself 1 month from now!

5- You still need your sleep, or you’re playing catchup!

You can be spiritual all you like, and can read about the spiritual laws, or how we are all one, or how to visualize for perfection. But take it from me, if you don’t have you’re beauty sleep and are exhausted the next day, being spiritual is pretty much useless. The only exception to this, is that you can try to meditate in Theta to have a few quick energy bursts during your break times, or use a Theta/Delta CD to have an hour nap if you’re at home (whatever works best for you!).

Just because you understand (to some degree) what spirituality is all about, doesn’t mean to say that you skimp on sleep. Far from it, and this is a hard core lesson that has taken me years to overcome. Why? Because I had got into some real bad habits of going to bed and to sleep later than I realized. And of course, it doesn’t help if you suffer from anxiety, which perpetuates the situation even worse.

I won’t go into the benefits of sleep too much (this article does a good job of doing that), but needless to say if you do want to take maximum advantage of your souls power, getting your beauty sleep is an absolute must!

6- You can still enjoy EGO melodramas, but keeping to your heart-space is better.

This is a tricky one, because melodramas are a proven money maker, especially when it comes to the visual arts. We all love to see a good thriller/drama, and we all love that exciting, almost intense feeling of justice and right and wrong, and seeing the villain ultimately getting crushed by the hero/heroine. And some of us take this to the next level, by fantasizing that we are the hero, and that we can beat everybody that crosses our path. And we feel so righteous about it as well…

…only except that the feeling of happiness when it comes to EGO melodrama pleasures are actually cosmetic. I once tried to differentiate a feeling of happiness from EGO and happiness from the soul, by trying to observe my emotional state while fantasizing being in a heroic situation, versus being present and in the now, and seeing everybody as extensions of myself (oneness). The results were spectacular…while I did feel excited when I had my EGO fantasy, the deep love and peace when I was experiencing oneness (albeit for a brief moment) went deep into the soul, like a warm gentle dagger to the heart. There is simply no comparison. But it’s not easy either, as you have to make a conscious choice to actually try to live fully present, and actually stay there. But the rewards of exuding unconditional love and presence are numerous.

7- Letting go is super tough when you need something badly or are stressed.

This is back to the old law of attraction, where you have to let go to get what you choose. Trouble is, your EGO has more control than you give it credit for, and for most people who practice the law of attraction, letting go is tough. You are essentially accepting on blind faith that something IS going to happen, and that you are thankful for it in advance (of course, for those obe explorers amongst you, you will already know that you thoughts are, ‘physical’ in their own right in the non-physical world, so blind faith is no longer required…just patience;-). And when you are stressed, this makes the situation even more complex, and feels like you are going though hell. Not a great way to practice the law of attraction, believe me.

So, what is the solution? The ultimate trick, (and this is going to sound harsh and insultingly cliche, but here goes…) is to try to be genuinely grateful for what you have. That is the secret to letting go. Being grateful for the here and now, and realizing that you are not attached to the outcome. Sure, it will be great if it happens, but you are grateful whatever happens. I know, this does sound insultingly borderline unjust, but the truth is, this is how the multiverse works. Practicing gratitude has long been an old spiritual concept, and it is no wonder why certain religious textbooks also promote this as well. But the ultimate trick is to be genuinely grateful, which may require a change in perception for some people.

8- Changing your mental perception is not a 5 min thing!

Being formally cynical, and then being spiritual, is not easy. There is a lot of deconstructions taking place, and you do feel like you are loosing your sanity along the way. Plus the fact that you might still be hanging around with the same people who got you there to begin with and are themselves also cynics and zapping the energy from right under your feet. True, certain spiritual/psychological techniques, like affirmations/EFT etc do help, but you do have to be on your conscious guard nearly all the time, especially if you are with people who love coming out with negative opinions on why life is hell.

Try to give yourself time to adjust, as life won’t suddenly change for you overnight (if being spiritual was that easy, everybody would be doing it). It takes a thing called, ‘time’ for the changes to reflect in your behavior, and then your physical reality. It’s not a 5 minute thing. Most successes aren’t. Changing your inner perception and then your attitude is always the crucial first step, and must always be taken. You cannot think of helping the world, unless you help yourself first. Harsh but very true.

 

Top 6 Reasons Being Spiritual Rocks!

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Do you believe in spirituality, or an existence of a soul? Do you believe that we all have a bigger purpose than what is consciously seen here? Or do you simply believe that we are on this planet to work to pay our taxes, get a family, get old, and just die?

Maybe you don’t believe in a different way of seeing things, and that would be fine. Being spiritual is a game changer, because essentially you are now changing the rules. And believe it or not, most people are simply not comfortable with that idea (otherwise, the world would’ve changed a long time ago!). Some people even go so far as to believe that we have to suffer on this planet to achieve paradise in a perceived heaven. That’s fair enough, I respect that. I don’t agree with this, because this asks way to many questions than are answered. And quite frankly, some (if not most) of these people would be arrogant. Quite a harsh thing you would say, but consider this. Suffering is not a normal state of being. The body (and mind) was meant to thrive (hard to believe sometimes, I know). The example of this is in the body (in most cases) to self-heal, while the mind can self-heal using various spiritual techniques (one will be discussed shortly).

So it’s quite obvious that you were not meant to suffer on this planet. Yes, in some circumstances, suffering is needed to stop an action, for example using courage (whether you are a battle worn soldier, or suffering from OCD/paranoia). In this case, in order to overcome a mental obstacle, you need to suffer (slightly) and use courage to, ‘beat’ the subconscious. That is called expanding your comfort zone, and is a must when it comes to self-improvement. But notice how I said to suffer slightly. It’s not normal to endure any intense emotional or psychological suffering. But courage has it’s own rewards, and at the risk of sounding inhumane, it all starts with suffering (the trick, obviously, is to keep the suffering to a low;-).

So it’s very clear that we are not meant to suffer on this planet (apart from the time you need to expand your comfort zone, but that’s it). While I appreciate that there are medical cases where suffering is due to intense injuries, for the most part, the body and mind doesn’t like it. And that’s not surprising.

But at the risk of digressing, being spiritual is a game changer, because it does help reduce suffering. And in this modern day and age, where psychological suffering seems to be at an all time high, being spiritual is turning into an absolute must. But why be spiritual? Below, I list the Top 6 ways why being spiritual rocks. Hopefully you’ll be inspired.

1. Feeling peace on demand

Being spiritual is a great easy (and free) way to feeling peace on demand (or if you wish to be slightly religious here, Goodness On Demand, ‘G.O.D’;-). As hinted earlier, the mind has the ability to self heal in a number of ways. One is through being in the, ‘now’ or commonly known as mindfulness meditation.

You don’t have to sit down, and try to think of nothing for this to work, you can be mindful in doing everyday chores and activities. The trick is to keep your attention to strictly your body or the outside noise (or even your peripheral vision). All three are excellent ways of being consciously present in the here and now.

When you do this, your sacral chakra will spin more, allowing a rush of energy to pour into your non-physical body (click here for a guide on the chakras). This energy increases your personal power, and is one of the energies responsible for the law of attraction working quickly for you (more on that later). Quite simply, if you feel depressed, or feel like you are the victim of negative circumstances, one of the best ways of reducing and (sometimes) eliminating it is to be in the here and now. But being in the here and now helps you in other ways as well, which leads me nicely to my next point…

2. Less easily manipulatable

Being spiritual means that you can observe yourself more easily, as you are less from EGO and more from a higher state of consciousness. This also means that you get to see other peoples power games as well. While not always nice to observe, your empathy and compassion does increase, as you get to see how other people conduct their affairs rightly or wrongly, so you can learn from them.

This also means that you can observe yourself more easily, and thereby improve how you conduct your own state of affairs, watch your own emotions, and generally find ways to stand your ground when the going gets tough. This is invaluable, as it helps you keep your inner peace when other people are going through their own melodramas. This also means that you are not easily swayed by other peoples opinions, which allows you to do and experience things that you wouldn’t normally do, which leads me to my next point…

3. Feel more natural and less ashamed.

This is a big one as I believe that a lot of people feel shame/guilt and fear. Essentially, being spiritual means that you are going against the very grain of society, due to the fact that most people are normal and not natural. By being spiritual, you are becoming more emotionally healthy, and therefore reduce your past and emotional burdens, which can sometimes (subconsciously) be passed onto other people.

Regrettably, some people feel ashamed for feeling ecstasy or any form of goodness that they experience (harping back to my earlier point that some people think that we need to suffer). Being in the here and now is one great way of feeling more emotionally healthier, but there are other techniques. Being emotionally intelligent is a great way of finding out how aware you are with your emotions, so you can be more focused and improve aspects of your life.

4. Have out-of-body experiences.

This is another big one, yet it sometimes surprises me how many people are spiritual, yet haven’t had an out-of-body experience. This is a shame, as the two really should go hand-in-hand. You can be the most cold-hearted cynic all you want, but the second you have an out-of-body experience (or a few of them at the very least) most of your cynical beliefs goes out the window! Why? Because you finally get how life works. Essentially, by being more spiritual you reduce the electrical activity in your brain, which allows you to (sometimes) separate yourself from your body when you are in bed.

But why have an obe to begin with? Put simply, have an obe substantially allows you to experience your higher-self, or divinity first hand. No other experience beats it. You essentially see, ‘behind the veil’, so to speak, and you finally get what most religions and spiritual textbooks talk about. The benefits of out-of-body explorations are numerous, but one of the main ones is to greatly reduce the fear of death (which is oh so crucial for your EGO), substantially increase your love and respect for life, and helps you see first hand the law of attraction due to the fact that you are within time/space so there is no time delay between thought and event. This leads me towards my next point…

5. Experience the law of attraction firsthand.

Being spiritual is a great way to experience the law of attraction, as you are more conscious of the desire turning into an event. You get to count how long it takes from a desire to manifest into an event for you to enjoy experientially, which as a result, stops you from being the victim of your circumstances and instead be the powerful co-creator you always were (and incidentally, you are co-creating with your soul). You know how well you are doing when it comes from manifesting your desires, by seeing how long in space/time it takes from a desire to turn into your reality, and then trying to improve upon it (see it like your own personal competition;-)

Being spiritual allows you to reduce your personal anger, past/historical issues, and allows you to be more in the here and now, which helps the manifestation process. This all guides you towards being 100% responsible for your creations (although for some part, it will be subconscious and you won’t be aware of it). This of course eliminates your cynicism and reduces your negativity, which not only helps your body but also makes you more of a healthier and happier person. Food for thought;-)

6. Feeling unconditional love

I put this one last, as this is the key ingredient and also the key experience behind being spiritual. Essentially, you get to feel more love for yourself and your neighboring souls. This is done by seeing the unity of everything, or if it’s easier, seeing places and people as extensions of yourself. By doing this, you feel more love pour into your non-physical body, via your Heart Chakra and you become more peaceful and happier in the process.

As unconditional love is the language of the multi-verse, you also use it to manifest your desires more easily, due to it’s strong connection to the spiritual world (they do say that your Heart is the gateway). Unconditional love is vastly under-rated, and has been known to not only heal supposedly incurable diseases, but also helps you become more charismatic, and allows you to manifest your desires when used with being mindful. Feeling and experiencing unconditional love is key in helping evolve this planet. But if you don’t want to hear me proselytize, that’s fine. Just take it from me that you will feel more natural, more healthier and more stronger when you get into the practice of feeling love wherever you go.

 

A Quick Intro Into The Law Of Attraction, And The 1 Thing To Do To Ensure It’s Success!

Do you believe that intentions work? Do you know what an intention is? Some people think that they do, yet struggle with the law of attraction, or finding any results with their desires. Maybe you are one of these people?

Do you even believe in the law of attraction? Maybe you are too cynical for it. Chances are you are skeptical about it, not even trying any visualization exercises whatsoever, yet refuse to completely reject it, because at some deep level you believe that there is something towards it that you simply cannot explain. Maybe you have read books and seen DVD’s. You may even had a few successes, yet nothing huge. If this doesn’t sound like you, and you completely reject the premise of thoughts turning into things, then you have my best wishes, and good luck.

And you’re going to need it, because you may find that along the way you may begin to find similarities between having a desire, and seeing some form of manifestation taking place. It won’t be much of course, and it may even be quick (I’ll explain why later) but it won’t amount to much. But the sad thing is, you’ll become more and more cynical, because due to the very definition of beliefs creating events, you will subconsciously sabotage yourself, and you’ll find yourself living more in a cynical world. Essentially, you’ll be experiencing exactly what you are denying.

If on the other hand you are not cynical, but have tried all hands of the law of attraction, this article may be for you. Now, I’m going to lay my cards straight here, and be brutally honest right up front. I’m no guru when it comes to the law of attraction. I’m not writing this armed with false trophies, making out I’ve got this sussed out, because I haven’t. I’m writing this because of a few experiences I’ve had, which I strongly suspect that the law of attraction was behind.

Some of these experiences have been metaphysical, and some have been downright physical. But before we carry on, a word of warning. I’m giving you results based on subconscious (and conscious) tests that I’ve done. When the law of attraction has worked for me, without any prior conscious knowledge (i.e. I’ve had a fleeting desire, and within a week it’s manifested…I’ve done no prep work, no visualization, or anything like that) I’ll be calling that a subconscious test. Simply because I’ve had very little conscious awareness of it. A conscious test on the other hand, will be on with prep i.e. visualizations, being in the now, feeling love…I call this a conscious test, because I am clearly consciously trying to manipulate my reality. I am consciously trying to think my thoughts into physicality. But being straight up front here, my subconscious tests have easily beaten my conscious tests, most of the time. Again, I’ll explain later.

It all boils down to what you believe an intention is, and how it manifests. Now when I first came across the idea of setting an intention, I wasn’t sure the best way to go. Is visualizing the best way, or vision boards? How about affirmations? I’ve tried all three, but over the years, I’ve discovered a few things which have hindered my conscious progress. Of course, subconsciously, I have manifested every desire that I’ve had, both negative and positive. At times this has been annoying. But having had out-of-body experiences, I can testify that you thoughts do form up in the non-physical dimensions. It all boils down ultimately to a few things. Again, (for the last time:-) I’ll explain more later.

So, what is an intention, and how do you set one? Many people have differing ideas to what an intention actually is. I’ve heard many definitions, from a single thought, to focused thought packed with emotional intensity. In my experience, there are two types of intentions, due to the fact that thought by spiritual definition is creative.

Type 1 – Fleeting Intention.

A fleeting intention is essentially having a single thought, or more accurately, a fleeting desire. Desire is the key here, and when I say a fleeting desire, I mean just that. It’s fleeting. It’s a secret quick desire. Kind of like when you walk into a supermarket, and you see somebody that reminds you of somebody you used to fancy once upon a time. You then have a fleeting desire to see them again, but it’s only a quick thought, and you soon forget about it. You then carry on your supermarket shopping and go home. You’ll find then that in a few days to a about a week, you’ll see that person in real (and you’ll wonder what a coincidence that was;-).

The amount of times I’ve had this experience has boggled me. I’ve had many fleeting desires, or fleeting intentions and most of them have come true. But why is this? I imagine it’s because of the, ‘letting go’ process. Essentially, to make any desire a reality, you need to set the intention (fleeting, or focused) and then let go. These ones I call subconscious tests, due to the fact that there is very little conscious awareness behind them (you just have a quick desire and that’s it….takes like less than 10 seconds!). And due to me letting it go (I’m focused on other stuff) there is no resistance to it manifesting. There may be an odd thought that it won’t happen, but that’s it. An odd thought. And in most cases, an odd thought is not going to stop a fleeting intention from manifesting.

Of course, if you are cynical, you won’t necessarily see the connection between the original desire and the physical outcome. Chances are you’ll write it off as a coincidence, or act likes it’s a pleasant surprise. And of course, due to the desire being fleeting, in some cases, so will the outcome.

Type 2- Focused intention.

A focused intention (in my opinion) is a desire that is consciously focused upon…that is, loaded with emotional power. Or put simple, unconditional love (or gratitude…both work extremely well). This is what I call a conscious test, because you are preparing your subconscious. That is, you are doing action that the subconscious recognizes; that is, imagery (visualization) unconditional love (feeling, nature of soul) and affirmations. Of course some of you will do more and that’s fine. But the crux is, you are actively and consciously manipulating your reality.

Now I’m going to be honest here. This has only worked once for me, and there are reasons. For this to work, you need to be close to the present moment as possible. This allows the manifestation to be quick. Secondly, you need to let go. This is the part I believe, that trips most people up, and is the single reason why the subconscious tests work so well, compared to the conscious tests. Or put simply, a fleeting intention has more chances of manifesting than a focused intention.

Why is this, when you are essentially adding more thought in the non-physical realm by visualizing? When you have a fleeting intention, you let go quite easily. There is almost, zilch resistance. Your subconscious does most of the work. When you are doing a focused intention on the other hand, your ego objections kick into gear. You become emotionally attached (even if you know better and you don’t want to be). Essentially, you are not letting go!

And this is big news, because the art of, ‘letting go’ is an art indeed. There are ways of trying to let go, but this isn’t going to be easy. Most of us have been brought up to be emotionally attached to outcomes. We become desperate for success (some of us anyway). This desperation has led to the law of attraction for some people working sporadically at best.

So, how do you let go?

In my experience, there are a few ways (or one way spread over different formats, if you will). The easiest is by being grateful for the here and now, and sticking to the present moment as much as possible throughout the day. On top of that, you can also let go by trying to understand that everything happens by design. That is, whatever happens to you is part of a larger plan. Being grateful in the here and now is probably the best move for most people, and you can do this by being present or even feeling unconditional love (which does help to remove some if not most of the resistance) towards other people as much as possible (please click here for the simple exercise to help open up your heart chakra to feel oneness with everything). Letting go, consciously, is tough. There is no other way to describe it, and especially for a newbie who is just discovering the law of attraction for the first time.

Interestingly, when you are in the now, you do mostly exhibit the theta brainwave state, and is a similar feeling of presence you have when you have an out-of-body experience (an inner dimension where time doesn’t exist. Things manifest almost instantly there). It seems that thinking lots of thoughts requires more brainwave electrical activity (which when you think of it, makes sense). The least amount of thoughts and the more presence you feel, the least amount of electrical activity is needed.

Letting go does require an art, so don’t be surprised if your desires don’t manifest that easily. As long as you practice gratitude as much as possible, some form of outcome will take place (it may not be much, but something does happen, most of the time). Being grateful is a great way of letting go, as long as you do it on a constant basis (and especially if you do it when negative doubts kick in).

Give it a go. I’m not going to promise that it will be an easy ride, but let’s look at it another way. What’s the worst that is going to happen? You’ll feel more love and peace than ever before, and your personal power will increase.

And you never know, something better may come along instead;-)