“When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.” ~ Stephen Richards
“When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.” ~ Stephen Richards
“Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.” ~ Stephen Richards
“Before you can successfully make friends with others, first you have to become your own friend.” ~ Stephen Richards
“The highest manifestation in life consists of this; that a being governs its own action.” ~ St. Thomas Aquinas
“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws that otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.” ~ Goethe
“All life is the manifestation of spirit, the manifestation of love.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba
“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation by holding true to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
from The Desk of MarDrag:
Every day, we experience Manifestation in our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Mostly, and truthfully, we don’t think about Manifestation that much because our thoughts are more concerned with WHAT we would have Manifest rather than the actual act of Manifestation. But, our very thoughts cause that act to become real and it brings things into our lives that we want…and some that we do not want.
So, our thoughts become crucial when we would consider the Power of Manifestation.
I take, once again, to my ever present and dusty friend, my Oxford American Dictionary, for a definition of this word. It comes as follows:
1) A perceptible, outward, or visible expression; an indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something
2) One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed.
So, Manifestation is the physical presence of something that comes from within, an expression. An idea, a piece of art, a song, a poem, a building or any manner of thing…but the one common denominator in all things that Manifest is…that they begin with a thought. It begins in the mind…and thus the soul…for our passion and drive would have it so.
That is why it is so important to be aware of our thoughts and be as clear as we can on what we truly want in life. How do we want that expression of our selves to Manifest? We can, most certainly, Manifest things that we do not want or are afraid of because we focus our thoughts too deeply on those things. It is the old adage that what we fear we create. This is why I speak so often about spending our energy in the Now and on the Present so that we can have clarity in what our True Lives are meant to be about. Because, clear or not, we will Manifest what we think about. So, if we are always focused on the past and its issues, we will Manifest those same lessons over and over again, until we learn it or let it go. If we continually focus only on the future and what could be, we never Manifest the possibilities of the present.
So, consider those questions at the end of the recent post, A True Life. Ask yourself what it is you really want to see become genuine and physical and present in your life. And be honest with yourself in answering those questions. If you do not know, give the questions up to Higher Powers and ask for guidance. It will always come.
Then, when you have clarity, focus your mind on that vision…while listening for the feelings that will tell you if this is best and right for you…and know that you have the Power to Manifest that which is True and Right for your life. And that always leads to happiness, peace and freedom.