Manifestation: How to Bring into Being what you wish has long been of interest. Healing. Better relationships. Money. Happier lives. I can do manifestation. I have done it. I just don’t know how I do it. My hit or miss method with manifestation works swimmingly at times. Other times, not so hot.
Three books add enormously to my conception of reality. And how to create spaces that better please and satisfy. These books required much effort from their authors. I am deeply grateful to each of them.
In the order they entered my life: Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight, Kenneth Smith (Ken Eagle Feather), Awakening the Energy Body: From Shamanism to Bioenergetics, and Deborah Denicola, The Future That Brought Her Here: A Memoir of a Call to Awaken.
My Stroke of Insight helped me ‘get it’ about right and left brain. And how we know things without knowing how we know. Jill Taylor’s description of negative people (energy vampires) and their impact makes a deep impression. Sensing energy from others, Jil Taylor quickly decides that she is responsible for protecting/conserving/spending-well her own precious life energy.
“One of the greatest lessons I learned was how to feel the physical component of emotion…. I knew that no one had the power to make me feel anything, except for me and my brain,”pp 120-1. For me, Jil Taylor’s insights provide a foundation, from the inside out, of how our brains and bodies function. For what it’s worth, I did not read her pages in order, but did read them all.
Awakening the Energy Body. This astonishing work expands my knowledge of energy and reality. And how to use and better integrate them into a creative life.
Creativity, or bringing something into being, results from the interaction between form and potential. Form is cohesion, a type of energy field. Potential is abstract energy; that is, energy that has possibilities of realization but isn’t there yet. Pure potential is completely abstract, the infinite creation, which contains everything but has no form.
How these energies play together determines what is created—the imagings of our life and world. p 136
How purely refreshing to find someone actively exploring how to live a more human life, imaging our positive potential future. I have not finished studying this book.
Deborah Denicola’s, The Future That Brought Her Here: A Memoir of a Call to Awaken is a fabulous title and so is this book! My feminine soul delights in this well-written, fascinating depiction of one woman’s journey – well part of it, because she’s not finished yet. “Spirit doesn’t create our fate; it just reflects back to us how we create our own. And it’s there for us, if we ask,” she says on page 136.
What is deeply satisfying to me in this memoir is how I resonate and understand these spiritual experiences that are off the beaten path; I, too, live many of them.
We understood that we could state what we wanted and put it out there for the universe to deliver. However, we all knew, as well, that timing is key; because the cause/effect relationship on the Earth plane is much slower than it is in other dimensions. Yet a persistent practice and the right attitude can help enormously. John had taught me to state my preferences for what I want, but accept in peace whatever comes as a part of my growth. I kept this lesson close to my heart. If we can undo our negative thoughts by being positive 51 percent of the time, we can effectively co-create. p 301
Staying positive 51 percent of the time – now that is doable!