The creative process
By KELERA KOTOBALAVU
"You will see it when you believe it" — Wayne Dwyer, US self-helpauthor and motivational speaker
It is now mid-year, a good opportunity to take a moment to review where you are at with your 2015 goals.
In January of each year, there is much hype about what most people want to change, and what they want to achieve in the new year.
Come March, some would have already lost interest (for various reasons) and reverted to their old behaviour patterns.
And by December they look back, only to be disappointed that they really haven't progressed much at all in the previous 12 months.
If this sounds like you, let me help you out.
In today's article I will explain The Creative Process which is part of the Law of Attraction (also known as The Power of Positive Thinking), a process taken from the New Testament in the Bible that can help you create what you want in life in three simple and easy steps — Ask, Believe, Receive.
Let me first explain what the Law of Attraction (LOA) states.
Simply put, it states "like attracts like" at a level of thought. In other words, as you think a thought, you are also attracting to yourself things or circumstances that "match" that thought.
You are like a magnet and contain a magnetic power that is emitted through your thoughts. Have you ever started your day in a bad mood and as your day progresses, it worsens?
That is because the more you think about your bad mood (or the more power you give it in your thought), the more you "feed" that thought and you attract more of the same, so your day worsens.
So let us now go back to the 3 steps of The Creative Process.
Step 1: Ask
You must be clear with what you want. Clarity is the key here.
If you want a new job, what job do you want specifically and with what company?
If you are not clear, the LOA will not attract to you what you want. Unclear goals will attract unclear results, bringing confusion into your life.
Write down your goal. Why?
There are about 60,000 thoughts we think each day so by writing down what you want, you are instructing your brain to go to work with your request.
If you don't write it down and keep it in your head it ends up getting lost in the thousands of thoughts already there.
Understand then that there are no limits to what you can have, do or want. All you need to do is ask. Make this a habit.
It is quite fun when you know how this works.
It is like ordering something you like from a catalogue or restaurant menu. You order what you want once and then you let it go because you know your order is surely on its way.
You don't order ... and order again ... and order again. If so, you are doubting or being impatient with your order. If that is the case, again the LOA will not bring you what you want.
So the important point here is to place your order knowing exactly what you want (that new job with another company)... and then let it go in your thoughts (like letting a balloon go off into the sky).
In other words, you are activating what's called applied faith knowing that what you want (that new job) is on its way. If you continue to re-order what you want, you don't have faith in the seed you have planted (your desire) ... and you uproot it out of the soil, killing it.
Step 2: Believe
Here is where you play make-believe just like children.
You imagine that you already have that new job even when it is not yours in the physical.
By doing this, you are activating the most underused success tool we all have: the power of visualisation (or imagination).
How to visualise?
You can close your eyes in your room and imagine you're already in that new job position. You do this repeatedly. Spend 5 minutes each morning creating a mind movie, imagining yourself already in the position. You can play inspirational music with positive lyrics that raise your feel-good emotions to intensify, strengthen and lock-in the thought.
In last week's article titled, Are you also struggling in this area? I explained the conscious mind and subconscious mind. Information is transferred from the conscious to the subconscious only through repetition.
So you want the "new-job-position program" to be locked into the subconscious mind over time by repetitive visualisations. And whatever information is stored here, the subconscious mind will move heaven and earth to manifest it in the physical.
The key is to believe you already have what you want ... and you speak, think, and do things like you already have the position.
There is no room for "I hope I will get it" kind of thinking.
Be aware that The Creative Process works both ways — negative and positive.
So if you are thinking and visualising bills, you will attract more bills because that is the message you are sending out through your thoughts.
Be aware of what you entertain in your thoughts. It will manifest — whether negative or positive.
By visualising you are adding extra strength and power to what you want (or don't want).
If you are not aware of how this amazing gift works, you will always attract what you don't want. You attract it to yourself faster.
Step 3: RECEIVE
Here you add feeling or emotion to the process.
Feel all the emotions during the visualisation (Step 2). What emotions do you feel when you are imagining yourself in that new job?
Happy, elated, excited?
Are you squealing with delight as you feel yourself seated in "your" new office?
What else are you doing? Pumping your fist in the air in triumph and shouting "I did it"!?
So here you are playing your visualisation scene like a mind movie, adding all the emotions, the sound effects, etc ... when you are closing your eyes and visualising.
You are cranking up your desire here. Emotion makes it come alive ... all inside your subconscious mind, where your untapped potential and rich resources are stored.
When you saturate your subconscious mind with the thoughts that "match" what you want in life, you are creating new pathways in your brain. The new pathways will help draw to you all the resources you need to make what was first conceived as a thought, manifest in the physical.
Really, you can create anything you want.
All it takes is to follow the principles.