If you want something as a child, you either ask your parents, grandparents, or that guy at the mall called Santa Claus. And (assuming you’ve been “good”) you’ll actually get it! Great deal, huh? Want something. Get results.
We didn’t know it then, but “we was had!”
When you grow up, this process no longer works. While it makes sense as a child to expect that your cuteness will bring “stuff,” as an adult, you are no longer as cute. In fact, you must often work hard for what you get! Many people, however, continue to follow this “desire = results” pattern as adults in the form of positive thinking and affirmations and expect the world to support these desires. Further, they refuse to look at the reality of the situation and change.
I call this adult affliction “The Santa Claus Theory of Reality.”
Actually, the Santa Claus approach may still work . . . if you’re a CEO and have a staff of people working for you. But even here, you’ve already laid the foundation for the results to happen!
If you are NOT a CEO or have folks doing your bidding, you must begin the manifestation process using practical approaches that involve concrete belief, thought and action. Otherwise nothing constructive will happen.
If you believe that sincere hope, prayer, or the Law of Attraction will save you, forget it. The Law of Attraction will give you results based on what you believe inside . . . not on some fanciful idea of prosperity or theory of manifestation based on your imagined wants or needs.
Your subconscious mind – like Santa Claus – knows when you’ve been bad or good . . so be good, for goodness sakes!!
In my practice I often come face to face with those who still believe in Santa Claus. It is then my job to help my patients or clients see that belief alone will not do it. The reason some people are able to accomplish their goals in life is because the strength of their deepest thoughts and desires matches their actions.
Bringing a client to a place where he or she can manifest thought and desire requires that I help them discover their inner strength, and to focus on where they are and where they want to be. Once they stop being weak and scattered, they are transformed and amazing things begin to happen!
Here’s how it works…
If your innermost self (subconscious) is conflicted about a thought or desire, your results will be conflicted as well.
On the other hand, if your Soul (or true self) is dynamic, strong, and clear, it naturally follows that your thoughts, desires, actions, and results will follow. It all comes down to who you ARE . . . not who you think you are!
Manifestation has little or nothing to do with who you’d like to be, or who other people think you are – but who you truly are at the deepest level.
Next week I’ll go over how the mind actually works to deliver both good – and not so good – results. Stay tuned 🙂