The genie represents our spiritual nature, our highest consciousness.
The bottle represents the physical world around us.
The cork is a symbol of our beliefs, our ego personality, our inner critic.
It is these beliefs that can free us or limit us..
How would you feel if you knew that you were the co- creator of your life and that you are manifesting in your life right now? As a metaphysician and professional musician, my own personal experiences and knowledge conclusively supports documented research and what has been known for centuries – that we have this amazing power of manifestation.
Over the years, hundreds of people have asked me how they, too, can manifest in their lives. The simple answer is, that you already are manifesting – as a result of what you continually focus and think about. We do it consciously or unconsciously throughout our lives. Sometimes unfortunately we end up with things or circumstances that we don’t necessarily want and wonder how they prevailed. We almost wish we had the power of hindsight to help us with simple solutions to some perplexing problems.
The good news is, you can actually transform hindsight into foresight, which can be accessed by being still, tuning in and listening to what your feelings are telling you. Foresight is resting in your deepest truth with the rest of the qualities of faith, belief, passion, trust, love and miracles – just to name a few, and of course whatever you perceive God or the Universe to be. It resides in this common space of silence that we can all access. If you want to know where to find it, look inside your own heart, all too often the last place we look. In your own heart, the hours are 24/7 and no appointment is required. Simply place your hand on your heart, and wait for your feelings to show you in. Once you are in, communicate with them and listen carefully with full awareness and observation.
The other main character that comes along for the ride on our journey, if we allow it to is fear. This is all the doubts and uncertainties that we may or may not acknowledge. Fear is best mates with criticism, judgment and some of the other destructive crew like guilt, shame and worry. The comedian of the ship is laziness who only shows up on Sundays. They all party and sail on the ship of illusion and are the experts in helping you get what you don’t want. The ship is called ‘EGO ROCKS’. If you want to know where to find the ship then go for a cruise, look inside your own mind and I bet you they’ll be there with bells on. They do anything to keep you from your heart because they intuitively know that darkness (fear) disappears in the presence of light (love).
A lot of people focus on and think about what they don’t want instead of focusing on what they do want.
Another question that is often asked is “how did I get what I did not want”???
It’s well known that what is focused on in thought, expands. So if you focus on the problem, the negativity of the problem expands, if you focus on the solution, the solution expands, problem solved. It’s really that simple. In fact it’s so simple that a lot of people don’t buy it until you make it complicated.
HOW DOES MY THINKING PROCESS AND BELIEFS AFFECT MY LIFE?
… Ok here’s a classic example on how our focus expands.
Reticular Activation System also known as RAS
I know you’ve experienced buying something new, lets say for this example a car. Now think back, did you suddenly start to see that particular car everywhere you looked? Now your model car may have been released months or years before you purchased it, but here’s the interesting thing, you became more aware of it when you focused on it as a priority.
I’m sure you can think of other examples, but the point here is, what you focus on and prioritise starts to expand. If you consciously or unconsciously express and prioritise negative or positive thoughts, visualizations, expressions and actions then that’s what you will see or experience most of. It’s the same game as buying a new car and seeing it everywhere after you purchased it. If you start thinking of all the positive aspects of yourself you will start to see more and more positive qualities not only in yourself, but also in others. This will also start to balance and enhance your self worth.
Here is how this works in more detail
The mind is an inborn quality, an instrument that when it is used in a focused way starts to create events in our lives. It does not discriminate or judge what you focus on. It doesn’t know whether it’s something you want or don’t want. It just simply understands, “let’s go for it”. This is why it’s imperative to observe what you are thinking, saying and what you continually focus on. When you put your energy and thoughts into something you don’t want, you actually start creating more of what you don’t want. In other words if you stay on the boat ‘EGO ROCKS’ you will eventually invest your energy and slowly but surely become those thoughts. Let us examine some classic thought processes that can be clearly and only heard from the boat ‘EGO ROCKS’. “You watch, I’ll bet you I’ll make a mistake in my speech tonight”. “You’re an idiot, I can’t have that, I don’t deserve it”. “Oh no!, its winter and here comes the cold”. “It’s just too hard I’ll never get it”. And the most popular statement is,” I can’t do that. ! WHAT WILL THEY THINK”? This last statement can really stop you from getting what you want. It can also help you become the manifestation of somebody else’s reality. In other words, you may live somebody else’s truth rather than your own. Seek advice not approval
I’m sure you can come up with many more examples of your own. How on earth are any of the above thoughts going to help you achieve what you do want??? How will “it’s just too hard, I’ll never get it” going to help you get it???? If you keep sending out negative energy and thought patterns to yourself and the world, you will keep seeing that energy in your own life. But you see, we often say and do things unconsciously – or even consciously – without being aware of what the consequences are. You cannot manifest abundance from thoughts of “I have nothing in my life”. You will start to create more of having nothing. And you know, it’s not what you want.
The story of the two wolves
An old man is telling his grandson about a struggle that is going on inside himself. He said it is between two wolves. One is evil, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good, Joy, peace, Love, hope, sincerity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?” The grandfather simply replied, “the one I feed”
One way of knowing what you’ve been focusing on is by observing what you have in your life right now. Reflect for a few minutes on your life and ask yourself, how have I contributed to what I have in my life?