I often hear talk about Thought Manifestation, Reality Manifestation and the Power of Positive Thinking. It is everywhere, and not only that – there are now a number of advertisements in the form of documentary-style films – “What the Bleep“, and “The Secret” being among them. So the obvious consideration; is there to be an all out popularisation of the Law of Attraction and Create Your Own Reality? Well it would seem that the films are certainly doing a good job of this. Personally I loved these films on the first viewing. Then upon later consideration, I realised that they are actually bit of a bastardisation of so called Quantum Thought (which in itself has become bastardised term if there was ever one!) A bit like how popular music is a corruption of true music – so-to-speak.
So are we entering an age where occult beliefs are to integrate into the mainstream – only to be worn like a new trend of iPod?
We could call it, iManifestation.
As it becomes ever popular, the message behind thought manifestation – the Law of Attraction – could begin loosing some of its essence. These things are taking on a corporate shine and starting to be driven from a perspective of self-serving, self-fulfilment. Don’t get me wrong – it’s great to have nice stuff…but iManifestation lacks a certain grace of thought. When creating our own reality, should personal material fulfilment be the ultimate result of our faith? As if the term Faith could ever be applied to materialism…
But non of this is what reality creation is truly about, is it? It isn’t so much that there has been a perversion in the ideals, but rather a corruption in the interpretation of the subject. And I suspect that is how it goes – whenever an idea becomes mainstream, it appears to lose much of its essence. And it is this that seems to be the result result when millions of people get their hands upon what could be deemed “Holy Law”. Scripture is yet another area where group interpretation rules over and above any true message.
What is rarely recognised is this; it is what is within us that counts – as was told in the famous words: “The Kingdom of Heaven is Within”.
What is within any of us? It’s a question we should be constantly asking ourselves.
Why is it now that the knowledge of the Law of Attraction has become so widely known; now after so many peoples inner desires have been filled with (tele) visions of hot and sleek lifestyles? What reality are we attracting for ourselves then, and based upon who’s messages are we building the pieces?
But then it is true that the message can swing the other way. Should we all be living up in the mountains somewhere, surrounded by goats? I don’t fancy that – and I suspect not many people would. Materialism is fine when in its place.
“Our life’s journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey’s characteristics are common to all of us.”
“The person who said money is the root of all evil just flat out didn’t have any.“
The message is getting slimmer – “The Secret” was about 1 hour 30 minutes too long. There is a better place to find the pieces to Manifest our own reality; that place really isn’t all that far away.